Save yourself and a young girl's soul in Theatre of the Absurd Deluxe, a spine-tingling journey through the pit of a diabolical labyrinth. Scarlett Frost, specialist in the dark arts, finds herself at the door of a luxurious and remote theatre in the snowy Italian Alps. Summoned to prove the authenticity of a relic, it recklessly breaks and a demon bursts forth into the soul of a young girl.
save a darling girl from demonic possession in this chilling hidden object encounter
explore the ancient theatre where a spiritual war has begun
collect useful artifacts and untangle unique puzzles
learn to use special powers to vanquish the evil spirits
I really, really loved this game! It was perfectly paced and so very fun. They HO scenes were challenging, but not too hard, and the hint system was ingenious. The story was also interesting. Great game!
MiniLover | Added on: August 19, 2012
The graphics were super, and I started playing with great anticipation.The puzzles were different and I enjoyed figuring them out, although they were not the most challenging I've run across. The HO's are relatively easy to find...they are well defined within the scenes, and there are always a couple that are a little obscure. There is no map feature, but that wasn't a problem because there wasn't that much back-tracking. The biggest drawbacks for me were the length of play, and the storyline. I felt it was over far too quickly. I played about half an hour of the demo, bought the game, and then finished it in about another hour-and-a-half. This was the biggest disappointment for me. Way too short. I also felt the storyline was a little understated. It would have been much more interesting if it had been expanded upon with more details, and with more game play along the way. It seemed to end very abruptly and, rather predictably. I felt as though I were playing a preliminary outline of a game, not the finished product. Although I enjoyed playing it, in retrospect I think I would have preferred to just play the demo and save my purchase for another more developed game. I would give it 2 stars for the storyline, 3 stars for the game play, and 4 stars for the graphics (definitely not for young children).
Graphics: excellent. I especially like what they did on the possessed girl, pretty scary. Music: okay Story: some twists and ending can be interpreted in different ways. In fact, I don't think I really get it. Still, it's interesting and develop nicely. Game play: kinda dark and hard to see objects sometimes. Lots of tasks, HO, mini-games, and back and forth. A little short play time. Conclusion: good to play, not so sure about buying
This game had very few downfalls, one of them being the HO scenes were this grayish blue hue which made finding objects difficult. The other downfall was the glaring lights. Kinda gave you a headache. But otherwise this was a good game with some unique features, interesting storyline, and not too difficult. A definite reco from me. Hope you enjoy.
Cinella | Added on: August 20, 2012
The game has a unique storyline. As it is usual for Gogii the special effects are grandiose. The mini-games are unusual and you can skip them. However, the Hint button offers no directions, there is no map, and no indication when an area is completed. The HOs are fuzzy and undefined. The background music (if you can call it that) is extremely annoying. And, finally, the flickering and/or diffused lights make it very hard on the eyes. It could have been a great game …..
Gogii usually puts out a good game, and they should be very proud of this one. The story line is original and engaging, and the graphics are a joy. I felt like I was there, not a spectator. The hidden object scenes were satisfyingly difficult, but not impossible. I admit to having to ask for help on three occasions to find an object, but if I can find everything easily, what's the point? But it's the puzzles that really make this game. There was a nice variety of puzzles, and while none of them were unique, some of them I haven't seen in a long time, such as having to determine where small pieces of a picture fit into the whole. You're not on your own here, either. Your "arm" will tell you where you need to go, if you can just remember how to get there. There is a bit of back and forth, but in this case, I didn't find it at all annoying. Overall, this game is a winner on every level. I will certainly play it again. But it should not be played by children, or even tweens, in my opinion.
This is a beautiful game to play, and the hidden object puzzles are quite challenging. I had to ship a couple of the other puzzles, but that what makes a game good for replay.
Shilo | Added on: August 10, 2012
If you are a fan of the House of 1000 Doors games, you've got to try this one. Visually stunning, great creepy music and sound effects, compelling storyline, and more control over the challenge level than is offered by most HOGs. Not only can you choose between Relaxed and Challenging mode, but you can also use or not use the hint system (which I will not reveal in order not to spoil its awesomeness). I played the game straight through in a marathon session because I simply couldn't stop.
"Theatre of the Absurd" is like reading a novel you don't want to put down. The story line was intriguing, the graphics well done and the many twists and turns of the game made it an excellent way to spend my time without feeling guilty for playing a game. I hope these types of games keep on being made.
Eriklover555 | Added on: August 14, 2012
... In fact, the only reason I'm not going to give it a full five stars is the completely annoying ending. Nothing is explained - although they do pander to a completely obvious "surprise" - and the player is given more questions. I feel like I'm watching an episode of LOST, and I never enjoyed that show. However, the story is good, the graphics, excluding the main character, are all beautiful. In fact, the only ugly part of the graphics are when you see her obviously misplaced 3D rendered arm keep popping up. Games were fun, hidden objects weren't overwhelming and annoying. All-in-all, awesome game.
This is a hide and seek game with a really good story, I really liked it. I cant wait for the continuation (if there is one...).
MLeigh | Added on: August 11, 2012
It only took me about 3 and a half hours to complete this game. It was fun and a little dark (which I like) may not be appropriate for younger children, the graphics could scare them. It was very addictive!
Daunya | Added on: August 11, 2012
The story line was great as were the graphics. I played this with my four year old granddaughter. She loved it. Even though this had a somewhat dark theme it was not too intense for her. She loves the HO aspect of the games and I like the story/puzzle angle so these types of games that are well balanced like this one are perfect for us.
topmum | Added on: March 8, 2013
Brilliant game, very addictive! Many late nights suffered during the playing of this game! Interesting and detailed storyline with a somewhat unexpected ending. SUPERB!!!!
Summer | Added on: August 11, 2012
Quite challenging. The HO scenes are very difficult, they take some concentration and patience to get used to the color (or lack of) and focus. If you just want something easy in the way of HO , this isn't it. The HO scenes are mainly monochromatic, or two colors, with a touch of accent color. The minis aren't as difficult, but you can skip them. Very dramatic, suspenseful and spine chilling story. Some jump-out scary spots, I wouldnt recommend this for young ones, it can be seriously creepy. Great voice overs. One serious flaw is that there is no map to navigate with, or jump to scenes with, so you do alot of backtracking, especially near the end, which is enough to drop a star for me. The hints also are a bit lacking, they often point out the puzzle you need to complete, without saying quite how to complete it- I recommend you locate a walkthrough, there are at least two I found. The ending is still a bit confusing, even if anticipated, because its not adequately explained. It still is satisfying to have completed it though because of the level of difficulty. It is excellent quality and a good challenge for those who get bored with a too-easy HO game.
I really enjoyed this game. The graphics are great. The story line is very interesting. Not for young children. I like the hand and the powers obtained. I do wish it were a bit longer and that the puzzles were a little more challenging. Overall I really enjoyed it.
nvyank | Added on: August 14, 2012
Good story. Surprisely, the HOs were not that difficult to find. Where I did have a problem was moving from room to room, because there was a lot going on. Hope there's a second one.
Natales | Added on: October 15, 2012
I could not stop playing this game until I got to the end. The graphics were really good. I did have to click the hint button several times in order to find out where I needed to be. I did enjoy relaxing and playing this game, worth the trial at least. The HO were good and enjoyable.
T_B_ | Added on: August 18, 2012
Good game. Took about 4 hours to complete. The only thing that I disliked about it is that there was no easy way to go back to a scene that you had already explored. It made for a lot of back tracking to get where you needed to be. Graphics were great.
MarySilver | Added on: August 19, 2013
This game has a very gripping story. It kinda reminds me of the two Sacra Terra games, which I really loved. So, in conclusion, I have to love this game as well. Of course!