sooner | Added on: January 25, 2012
a very interesting and twisted game.i would highly recommend this game
mimi2010 | Added on: January 10, 2012
It's a pity so many Reviewers compared this unfavourably to Dreamland - yes, it is similar but quite different in other ways. For one thing, there's no goopy narrative! I became hooked really quickly and had to play it through to the end - it only took an afternoon but I couldn't leave it alone! The graphics are lovely and clear, no peering or eye-strain here, the music is just eerie enough and the Loki character is just plain nasty! I liked the way you jumped from place to place - not having a map doesn't matter because you can get the Monkey to direct you - and although the hint does take a while to recharge, it just makes you try harder to find the object. I also like that you found objects, sometimes picking them up, sometimes not, and not really knowing what they're for until some time later - it keeps you on your toes remembering where you saw the link. Great for improving the memory... I'd definitely play this again in a couple of months as I don't think I'd be able to remember everything that happened. Apart from that, I play a LOT of HOGs!! I agree with one reviewer that it made a lovely change not having to rely on a walkthrough as has happened so much recently - but in any case, being an Alawar game, I can't skip between the game and the "instructions", the game won't stay and wait ;þ Great games, GameHouse, keep it up!! :-))
wydcmama | Added on: January 17, 2012
This a difficult game to review. At first, I was going to rave about it but then I started thinking about the things that were good and not so good. Good: - great graphics - good music - great story - HOG scenes not so dark it's impossible find things - fun to play - good, easy, quickly charging hint system that will tell you which direction go without "using" a hint - really good length Not so good: - LOTS of running around - story a little predictable - good, too easy, quickly charging hint system that will tell you which direction go without "using" a hint -- too easy to depend on the hint button instead of remembering where you need to go to do things - VERY abrupt ending But, overall, a fun, relaxing gaming experience. (I didn't understand why the game was recommended for mature audiences. The story isn't "adult", there is no "bad" language, no blood and gore, not scary at all.) I recommend the game.
devi | Added on: January 9, 2012
I hate clowns, they have always given me the creeps. Unfortunately the killer clown in this game wasn't so creepy. Good for me, not so good for the game plot. Anyway, I enjoyed playing. Graphics were good, HO scenes easy. Hint button recharged rather slowly, but it didn't use one up if you wanted a hint to navigate. I recommend this game, even if it wasn't so original.
Takethater | Added on: February 6, 2012
Although I liked the game, the lack of a map gave you no direction. I found I was clicking on the monkey hint a lot just to find out where I needed to go. This is mainly because if you play a bit every day, you forget what is in which location. You're carrying so many objects that it gets a bit confusing. At least the monkey hint doesn't need recharging if you use it for just this purpose. It also needs to let you know which areas you have completed. I also found some of the puzzles without any logic - especially when you have to click blocks randomly to turn them over to get the image or pipes to have them all interlinking. These improvements would have pushed up my rating to a possible 5 star as overall it is a very long game. Possibly the premium edition may have been a bit better with the strategy guide but I try not to use these as I like playing the game by working it out myself.
anno0406 | Added on: January 9, 2012
I really liked this game, especially the second half of it. Disliked - it was a bit too much running for my taste and it didnt have a good enough story .
janeaustenfan | Added on: January 9, 2012
I loved the game Dreamland and was thinking that this game would be similar---and it is. Same kind of story line---though the graphics are pretty good and clever. I love the 'parallel' world. The items are pretty easy to find and they repeat each HO scene 3 times each. My favorite part however is in the parallel world, there is a scene that has 3 doors that look like a windmill and you have to press certain buttons on the statue to revolve them. Thought that was super clever. All in all a fun game and worth it on my funpass. If you haven't played Dreamland yet, I say go ahead and buy this one. If you have, then it isn't worth the $$. Not sutiable for kids as it is kind of dark/creepy.
PopcornLover | Added on: January 6, 2012
DISCLAIMER: I only played the free trial (SE). If you, like me, were expecting a beautiful game with fantastic graphics, challenging mini-games, and an engrossing plot because it was made by Alawar (same developers as Sacra Terra), then you, like me, would be sorely disappointed. This game is little more than a rip off of Dreamland, but not nearly as well executed. You play as a detective who is looking for another man whose vanished after visiting an abandoned amusement park. I think the best thing about the game is the graphics, it has a suitably foreboding atmosphere in accordance with the plot. While the pros of this game are few, the problems with the game are legion. First is the plot, which is not only unoriginal, but rather weak, with a killer clown, a shady owner, and the Norse god Loki inside a 45 album. Another problem is the min-games. They are rather easy; they aren't much of a challenge to experienced players. Weird Park also only has one mode of play so there not much incentive to play the game again once you finish it the first time. There isn't much about this game to recommend it, so I suggest to complete the trial before buy.
Ridindawind | Added on: January 30, 2012
Before I Downloaded this game I read all the reviews as I usually do. Some of them were quite snarky and critical and I almost didn't download for that reason. There were lots of comparisons to Dreamland and how sub standard this game was in comparison to former mentioned. I'm glad I chose to download inspite of the negative comments. I agree this game is not a 5 star game, however it is a fairly good game especially for those newer to the HOG genre. The HO scenes were very easy which I liked bc it gave my eyes and brain a break . the game moves smoothly along and is just challenging enough without being a frustrating pain in the neck.Imo this is a good game and a nice way to spend a few relaxing hours Yes this was similar to Dreamland but ONLY similar.Imo it was a very different game. So give it a shot and make up your own mind, I sure am glad I did :) Yes Dreamland is a very good game, but for me I found it frustrating and very challenging tho I didn' dislike it. What I'm trying to say is they are very different games that obviously appeal to different people in different ways,and since I play for relaxation and fun only I found this game a bit more appealing than Dreamland. I hope those of you that decide to download this game enjoy it as much as I did :) Good Job Alawar Keep them coming, you are my favorite developers ! ~LW~
sevenstead1 | Added on: January 12, 2012
This game was about average to what's available now, in my opinion. It was somewhat challenging because there wasn't much guidance about where to go or what to do; I tend to like the older games better for this reason. It's not a pure "hidden object" game as I'd consider. But overrall it was good; kept playing til I was done; the ending was a bit abrupt. Would probably get something similar again.
cuppups | Added on: January 9, 2012
I played the game all the way through with funpass. I thought the game was fun to play almost didnt download because it looked to horrorish looking.but it was not. Alot of levels and challenges but some the of mini games are a really easy but some i had to skip. the ending was disappointing compared to the rest of the game. but still would recommened.
kyleesmommy | Added on: March 1, 2013
The graphics were wonderful,the story was lacking... I liked Weird park Scary Tales much better this one lacked a deep story... Good HOSs and the puzzles were challenging I did skip a few... I dont see much replay in this one ... I love Alawar but this one is lacking... HAPPY GAMING EVERYONE !!!
embrisa | Added on: January 19, 2012
This game absolutetly the best! Fortunately for me, I am referring to the collectors edition with the extended game play. I really do not know if I would of enjoyed the game as much as I did if it wasn't for those exta chapters. But really, it has a great storyline, good music and great puzzles. Not too hard, but definitely not easy either. I would suggest for anybody to give this game a go.. it's great!
TAR671 | Added on: January 9, 2012
I enjoyed this game. While it is very close to another game I played in the recent past, their are enought differences to make it enjoyable. I will admit the plot is weak at times;However if I were looking for a looking for a work of art I would read Poe or Doyle instead of playing a HO game. Since I play games solely for the entertainment value, I rarely look for flaws in the games I play. I found the game very addicitive. the mini-games provided enought of a challenge to keep me interested, but not such that you needed the "skip" feature to get through them. The "hint" function loads slowly, so I did have to spend some time waiting, when I did get stuck! Their is no map feature that allows you to move between the various locations with one jump, so you are required to click your way back and forth. Also their are a large number of locations that have actions to be complated as the game progresses, this required that I keep track of the large number of items in the inventory and as new items are added remember which location I had to return to to use the inventory items. I recommend this game for anyone that plays for intertainment and the enjoyment of completing a challenge.
kklangman | Added on: January 9, 2012
I really enjoyed this game and the storyline was simple enough to draw me right in and make me want to continue. I really wanted to find out what happened to the reporter and I just had to follow the cute little jester creature to see what he was up to. Then I just couldn't stop until I finished! This is a typical HOG adventure game with eery music, great graphics, creative artwork, and mini games. I thought it was a lot of fun. There is quite a bit of running back and forth, but it doesn't cost you a hint if you just need to know which way to go. On the down side, it is only a play-it-once type of game. But I thought this one was a good length. And I have found with these that if I wait about 6 months, I can play them again and enjoy them just as much as the first time. As for kids, I would suggest you play the trial by yourself and then decide. Depending on the family, it could be fine. But there is a bit of bullying/revenge theme going on, which might turn off some moms. The trial should be enough to help you decide though. If you like the trial, I think it was worth the buy - especially if you have a fun ticket!
DeDeDoll | Added on: January 9, 2012
GREAT GRAPHICS, YOUR BACK IN DREAMLAND IF YOU PLAYED THAT GAME. H O ARE GOOD, A GREAT DEAL OF RUNING AROUND LOOKING FOR WHAT YOU NEED, I FINISHED THE GAME BUT DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE ENDIND. FUN GAME BUT I WOULDN'T BUY!
Cat_In_RV | Added on: April 21, 2013
This is not one of my favorite games, mostly because I don't like these kind of weird, disjointed stories. And I also don't like the excessive amount of back-and-forth. There is no map, so it's easy to get a bit lost. The hint button will point you in the right direction, though. Other than that, the graphics are good, and the story is complete. The HO scenes are not too difficult, and the minigames range from easy to moderately difficult. Again, not my favorite, and not one I would buy, but it is an entertaining few hours.
Crimpets | Added on: January 17, 2012
Fun to play until, like stated by another, did not get guidance when stuck on a puzzle and can't go backwards to work with items collected for previous scenes.
pearlgirl | Added on: January 9, 2012
I really am liking this game. The HO parts aren't that hard but the mini games can be very easy to difficult. Graphics are good and even tho it won't win any academy awards it is entertaining.
Irisheyesmeg | Added on: May 6, 2013
First off, I really think a map should be standard item in these games. Especially when there is SO much going back and forth. I was really getting tired of it and I don't see how it adds to the game, scrolling through scenes repeatedly. This game has good graphics, the HO and mini games were appropriately challenging. But I thought the story was ridiculous. The game started out with a theatrical beginning but after that introduction you won't hear another spoken word. You will have to read what few words are said to you. How hard would it have been to get a couple of voice actors? Sometimes it's the little things that make a game. I wouldn't buy this game but on the FunPass it was a good time waster But it won't be a game I will recommend.