JustGaming | Added on: September 20, 2011
Graphics for both stories were clear and in keeping with the theme. Warning – some insects & bugs. Also, an occasional cat or something would jump out, but didn’t happen too often. Music spooky in places and gave a nice atmosphere. Mini-games/puzzles were challenging in Hookman and a couple were extra challenging for me in Babysitter. A nice twist on some of the usual “pipe games”, etc. No true Junk-pile hidden object scenes but many mini-junk piles (like kitchen drawers). A lot of moving from room to room with no clue where to look. However, some were obvious like a book found in the library. Hint System required picking up lightening bugs along the way. You can only store 5 at a time. This was one of my least favorite parts and I would have like unlimited hints. Finally I resorted to the walkthrough. Plot was dark but scary fun for both games. Just enough dialogue to keep the game going. Hookman was a little on the short side but Babysitter was a nice length. Over-all two good games bundled together. A nice bargain, and I’m looking forward to the third one in the series. Wouldn’t recommend it for young children. Also, Babysitter has a bonus section of straight hidden object scenes at the end of the game. A nice extra.