Note: This game doesn't have an optimal playing experience on Windows 10. More info. Embark on a captivating investigation that blurs the lines of reality in Voodoo Chronicles - The First Sign Deluxe. After a group of bandits raids an island tribe for their precious secrets, the tribe's shaman curses everyone involved in the theft. One by one they meet an ill fate, and now only the leaders of the group remain. James Voodoo is contracted to help.
right the wrong inflicted on a peaceful tribe with this hidden object investigation
travel by airships, save cities from monsters, and discover the beauty behind a mask
solve wonderful puzzles and locate special items to help bring justice
enjoy many extras such as bonus gameplay, a helpful strategy guide, the musical soundtrack, concept art, and more
This game is the old dectective find-em game. The graphics are very nice-ly done. It is a talkie with little reading. Lots a people to meet and things to find. One hour was just not enough to really get into the game. I was wishing for a little more time, to see if it would be worth a purchase or not. Not sure, I'll have to think on it. There is quite a bit going back and forth. Have a try and see what you think.
TAR671 | Added on: December 3, 2011
This is a great game. The graphics are fantastic; The story is good; The HO scenes are clear and not cluddered to the point the objects cannot be found with a little effort. The mini games are accomplishable with out the need for the "skip" feature, again with a little effort. The hint feature recharges quickly if you use the hints you win by finding certain objects. I recommend this game to anyone that like a good HOG with a challange. Have Fun.
This game was a bit too easy for me - sume of the puzzle games were good but most - especially towards the end where way too easy.
MGM726 | Added on: December 5, 2011
Family enjoyed the game. Very interesing game. The whole family from kids to grandma enjoyed playing.
wyogal | Added on: December 14, 2011
the graphics in this game are very good, but the game itself is quite simplistic. Not very challenging of one's mental acuity. HO scenes are good, though.
cps108 | Added on: December 9, 2011
I really enjoyed this game. Wonderful graphics, Really nice HOGs. Good length. Nice story line. Although not very complicated it is just a pleasant game to play. I highly recommend it.
sanorabell | Added on: January 9, 2012
Challenging game, different to all other hidden object games
smshelton | Added on: December 6, 2011
PLAY IT! FUN OVER TWO QUICK! BUT I HOPE THERE IS A SECOND PART TO IT
emi1 | Added on: December 12, 2011
this HOG didn't capture my imagination. i got a bit frustrated several times when i got stumped. thank goodness for the strategy guide. i don't find myself yearning to know how this one ends. just ok.
feriotren | Added on: December 6, 2011
This game adds another game to the recent cavalcade of Hidden Object Games that combine the classic HOG with some extra puzzles and a cohesive storyline with some RPG elements. As a rule I'm not a huge fan of HOGs, but this is a combination I like. Voodoo Chronicles: First Sign revolves around a case taken on my P.I. James Voodoo. He has to investigate the murder of three people who took part in an expedition to an exotic island in Haiti. This type of plot combined with some steampunk, 20s jazz era and fantasy elements makes for an interesting, if not slightly random mix of a world. It manages to stay pretty intact, however, apart from the slightly out-of-place ending scenario, which didn't seem entirely connected to the world. But it's a pretty world. I think the strength of this game is, firstly, the amazing graphics. The game world is just lovely with loads of interesting details, and the scenes flow naturally together without seeming forced (as with many other games of this sort). A second round of applause has to go to the voice acting, which was just great! We truly got some characters in this game, instead of just woodily delivered lines for the sake of some pasted on story. With this game, the strength of the characters and the lovingly detailed world makes me think that I'd like to see more in this series and with these characters - a first for me when it comes to HOGs of this type. The only complaint that I have, really, is that - as with many other HOGs - the scenes are simply too dark! I like the graphics and style, sure, but squinting all the time got tiring. Oh, and although I liked the Guide that you good glance at if you got struck with something (which was subtle enough to not tempt cheating), I would have liked a bit more challenge in the game. As for replayability, I don't think this game featured enough - if any - change between play times for me to play this again. It might be replayable for the HO scenes but as I said, I'm not very fond of that aspect. But like I said, I'd gladly play more in the same series.
This game was really bad on so many different levels. The storyline was all over the place. Honestly, I eventually forgot what it was I was trying to accomplish besides finishing the game. The voice actor’s accents were laughably bad. I haven’t experienced worse in any game I’ve ever played before. The Hos were named incorrectly in many instances; one of the most glaring was a circular saw listed as a hacksaw (two completely different things) and there were mis-spellings throughout. The mini-games were ridiculously complicated. In most cases, there were paragraphs of explanation required for the games! The only positives for me were the graphics, they were extremely well done, and the music was tolerable. Do not waste your money on this game, and even if it’s free, you can most certainly find a better use of your time.
This game is a really good HOG. It goes on for quite a while, and offers a large variety of scenes and objects. The storyline is a bit loose, but this is a game, not literature. The graphics are well done, but some of the HOs were problematic. The primary reason for rating this as four stars rather than five, is that some of those HOs were way too sensitive, you had to click on exactly the right spot to select it. That was further complicated by recurring translation problems for the English version (there is a difference between a hacksaw and circular saw blade; a crab and a lobster; a plate and a bowl, and blimp and a blip). The language problems were not bad enough to effect the game, but they were frequent enough to be annoying. Despite these few issues, the game was quite enjoyable, and definitely worth purchasing. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a solid 9. One caution: Some of the material may not be appropriate for children.
I didn't think I'd like this much at first, so I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Set in the era of speakeasies and flappers, it is very much a period piece in style, right down to the music and the way people talk. The actor who plays Voodoo is great, he's a real ham, but it suits the game's era to a tee. I also like the fact that he fed his cat before leaving for his big assignment. :) This game, despite the name, is not really about voodoo, that's just the guy's name. But it does involve magical and sinister beings - who are wonderfully creepy. But in a light-hearted way. The graphics are excellent and the gameplay good. Plenty of HO scenes, usually visited twice. They are pretty static, and occasionally some objects are given strange names, but none of that interferes with the fun factor. Not much in the way of puzzles. The ending was cool, and satisfying. Then, being a PE, there followed extra gameplay. This really didn't do much for me, and THAT ending was really annoying, it just... stopped. I certainly was disappointed with the PE, I think the story played better without it. But having the strategy guide was very helpful. Basically, I think it a better than average game that was far more enjoyable than I expected, but I see no reason for buying the PE.
I played this game over a couple of days. Every time I thought I was near the end, a new scene would show up. A "curse" is layed on an expedition for killing a tribe. The story line gets muddled but I always enjoy HO's that go from scene to scene and this one sure did. Lots and lots of hidden objects. Accumulate "hints" by finding the little, glowing skulls that are in each scene. Graphics were good but sometimes you had to click right on the object to get it to work. Overall, I think the game is worth the money. At least it's not one that's over in an hour. Have fun!!
I have never played a game with such a mishmash of themes. You had 1920's mobsters and flappers, voodoo, kraken the sea monster, levitation, robots, a hint of aliens, Mayans with lava (of course), werewolves, and very bizarre fantasy dreams. Was it fun to play, yes! Did I understand it, no! Anyway, I took away one star because some HO objects had to be clicked on numerous times. So, if you see a wheel that's on the list, don't give up. Keep clicking on it and eventually it will disappear. That's basically my only problem with the game. There were some graphics that were absolutely spendid. Riding on top of the locomotive and riding on top of the stagecoach. It was a thrill, you felt like you were actually there with the wind in your face. Hope you enjoy.
What I liked the most about this game was the humor, something that's lacking in so many HO games these days. The wise-cracking PI, and the sexy moll, who ends up being... sorry, no spoiler here. As other posters have commented, this is a mishmash of genres, but who really cares? It was fun. The only caveat, which others also have pointed out, is that sometimes you will have to click on an object several times to find the right spot to locate it. Once I'd figured that out, I didn't have much of a problem. All in all, an entertaining game. I look forward to more in the series, and more of Kitty.
OK HOG, VERY EASY, LONG ENOUGH PLAY, A BIT OF VIOLENCE NOT FOR YOUNG KIDS, YOU CAN SKIP GAMES, AND GET TWO EXTRA HINTS FOR WINING GAMES, HOWEVER YOU CAN ONLY USE HINTS IN THE HO MINI GAMES.
hankysis3 | Added on: January 9, 2012
This game is strong on having many hidden objects and enough tasks to keep you busy. I found I had to click on some of the hidden objects precisely, or it didn't register. I did like the "skull" hints and the strategy guide was well done. The story was a bit far fetched, and the bonus chapter ended with a "shake". I actually went back thinking I missed something. Nope, it said I had completed the game - hmmm.
I love the graphics, very beautiful and detailed. Eerie music and nice characters' voices. Storyline is fine, somewhat suspenseful, but weird. The ending seems to promise more, hopefully, I like this game. HOs are not hard, but kind of annoying because some objects need to be clicked at certain areas, otherwise it won't disappear. Good mini-games, pretty easy though. Hints are only usable in HOs, and you can collect skull little devils as hints or win mini-games. There's a strategy guide right under the hint if you're stuck. Good amount of play time. Not for young children. There're bonus arts, screensavers, and music that unlocked as you progress in game and bonus chapter after finishing game. It's a nice game to play, but need trying first if you intend to buy, since it's kind of confusing and can frustrate some people.
Enjoyable game but after a while, the story gets a little lost. Easy mini games. It was a little frustrating that you had to click just in the right part of an item to collect them. Over all, good game play.