★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

List Of Adventure Games (Part 2)

04-14-2012, 02:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
I actually have Houdini, I just haven't tried it yet. As for Gothic, games from an unknown developer make me kind of nervous, especially in a genre that already has so many good entries. The graphics look decent but not outstanding, and the one screen that shows what I assume to be a mini-game looks kind of annoying.
Omg you got Houdini?!? Play now please!!!
04-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teagan View Post
Omg you got Houdini?!? Play now please!!!
Okay, I think I've played enough of it to say that you should definitely get it. My main complaints are that occasionally it's not obvious what to do / pick up, and one mini-game I actually had to skip (but it was some weird physics thing, so I didn't mind too much). Otherwise, the game has an interesting story, the game has a nice balance between hidden object scenes and everything else, and there have already been a couple of nifty surprises.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre

04-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
Okay, I think I've played enough of it to say that you should definitely get it. My main complaints are that occasionally it's not obvious what to do / pick up, and one mini-game I actually had to skip (but it was some weird physics thing, so I didn't mind too much). Otherwise, the game has an interesting story, the game has a nice balance between hidden object scenes and everything else, and there have already been a couple of nifty surprises.
You think it's worth $7? Have you played Salem Witch Trials?
04-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teagan View Post
You think it's worth $7? Have you played Salem Witch Trials?
I have not played Salem Witch Trials, but I will say that for what little time I've had to play games this weekend, I've probably spent most of it playing Houdini. Now is it worth $7? Of course that question is completely subjective, but I'd say I've gotten at least a couple hours worth of play from it so far, which puts it at about the price of a movie ticket, and it's certainly been more enjoyable than all three movies I watched this weekend (of course I watched the movies on Netflix, but I think you get my drift). I don't know what Mumbo Jumbo's policy is for putting games on sale, but if you're looking for something new to play I really think you'll enjoy it.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
04-16-2012, 01:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,063
Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
I have not played Salem Witch Trials, but I will say that for what little time I've had to play games this weekend, I've probably spent most of it playing Houdini. Now is it worth $7? Of course that question is completely subjective, but I'd say I've gotten at least a couple hours worth of play from it so far, which puts it at about the price of a movie ticket, and it's certainly been more enjoyable than all three movies I watched this weekend (of course I watched the movies on Netflix, but I think you get my drift). I don't know what Mumbo Jumbo's policy is for putting games on sale, but if you're looking for something new to play I really think you'll enjoy it.
I loved Salem Witch Trials along with the sequel. I was hoping you had played them in order to get a comparison. I'm trying not to be impulsive haha I've been burned so many times due to my impulsive game buying habits lol

I highly recommend playing Salem Witch Trials.

Anyone play Detective Jones?

Last edited by Teagan; 04-16-2012 at 01:17 PM.
04-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teagan View Post
I loved Salem Witch Trials along with the sequel. I was hoping you had played them in order to get a comparison. I'm trying not to be impulsive haha I've been burned so many times due to my impulsive game buying habits lol

I highly recommend playing Salem Witch Trials.

Anyone play Detective Jones?
I haven't played Detective Jones but I was planning on buying it today. As for Houdini, obviously it's your money and I don't want you to feel like you've wasted it, but I really think you'll enjoy the game. I played it some more over lunch today, and if it weren't for the fact that I had to get back to lunch I probably would have stayed in the break area and finished it. Houdini really is a great game.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
04-17-2012, 09:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: State of Confusion!!
Posts: 834
Here is an interesting KickStarter project if you like Jane Jensen:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-2012-2013-csg

Proud Member of the Beta Tester's Alliance!

iOS Games that I have Tested
04-17-2012, 09:46 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by paul.hendricks View Post
Here is an interesting KickStarter project if you like Jane Jensen:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-2012-2013-csg
This is awesome! Thanks for the link. I guess I'm going to have to start scanning the kickstarter project more often...

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
04-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
Sorry if these are repeats, but I don't remember anyone mentioning them:

Curse Of The Pharaoh: Napoleon's Secret HD
Foreign Dreams

I'm really curious about the second one, but $3.99 for a game from a no-name company didn't sound so appealing. I just now realized they had a free version, though, so I might have to try it out.

Also, @Teagan (and anyone else with an iPad that likes hidden object games) - get Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini. The game is awesome! The more I play the sadder I'm getting that it is eventually going to be over.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
04-17-2012, 06:30 PM
New project suggestions

Hi everybody I am the Mystery of Crimson Manor Developer

First, I wanted to thank all those who played my game and to all those people who had supported me in many other ways,this is an amazing community. (if you still haven't played it, ask me for a promo code)

Second, I wanted to ask your opinions and suggestions because I am currrently designing my new adventure game.

For now I want to discuss gameplay details only, name and plot details will be announced later, right now I can only say that it is something unique and fresh.

These are the areas I intend to improve on my next game,

1.- Translation: I will hire a real translator and proofreaders this time.
2.- Duration: I will make it at least twice longer maybe about 4 to 6 hours
3.- Difficulty: I will make it a little bit more harder but not sure how hard, i will really aprecciate your feedback in this area.
4.- Design: I will try to make it less linear this time.
5.- Extras: i will try to add In-game hints and some effects and animations.

So, what do you think , I want to hear your suggestions about this and any other areas you might think i need to improve.

Thank you.