LadyJane50
Guppy
Guppy
183 Posts

Re:Your Comments and Review for Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors

[Post New]by LadyJane50 on Aug 26, 12 6:09 PM
When I started this game, I was a little put off by how easy it was. You don't travel from scene to scene or room to room. It's pretty much one room at a time and at the end you collect a mirror shard. However, the more I played it, the more i started to really enjoy it. It was nice not to have to wonder if I was in the correct room or not.

Before you "enter" each room, you play a mini-game. Some of them are quite imaginative.

I think that the graphics were good with some pretty cool detail. There were no voiceovers. I like those and feel they lend something to a game.

If you're looking for a game that does make you think a little bit, but isn't mind boggeling, then you may want to give this one a try.

 
Mickeycb
Minnow
Minnow
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Re:Your Comments and Review for Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors

[Post New]by Mickeycb on Mar 10, 13 8:00 PM
I have to say I really enjoyed this game. Story line was great for me. I liked the way the game played out and how it wasn't all about finding that elusive screwdriver. Everything you needed was in one room. There were other tasks to perform, which made you think a bit, but nothing too difficult. No voice overs, alway a plus for me. But I had to find out what was going to happen, so I played the whole way through. It was great!!

 
roaming
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Clownfish
644 Posts

Re:Your Comments and Review for Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors

[Post New]by roaming on Jun 22, 13 10:20 PM
This is a straight HO/P game. Excellent spooky graphics and weird noises. I definitely think this would be a great game for someone who is somewhat new to HO games, which is what I was when I bought the game way back when, or if you just want an interesting game that is fun to play.

Five stars.

Edited on 06/22/2013 at 10:24:12 PM PST


 

Re:Your Comments and Review for Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors

[Post New]by JustTheFacts on Jun 24, 13 11:32 PM
Surprisingly Good Graphics, Very Simple Gameplay


BASED ON ONE HOUR DEMO/COMPLETED GAME


I would never have thought to buy this one if it hadn’t been on sale at the same time the sequel, Queen of Death, but I’m not unhappy I did. It offers a different style of gameplay than I’d prefer, but of its type, I think it’s outstanding.

The first surprise was the clarity of the graphics. I don’t know how old this game is, but it seems to me that games of the same ilk never come close to the purity of this game’s artwork. It is excellent craftsmanship rather than art, but still impressive.

Music includes ‘Requiem’, very spooky. I’d like to see more game developers use the very dramatic music offered by the classics.

I loved the story concept. Spooky manor, evil mirror, other trapped souls both good and evil. Good stuff. Travelling from room to room via mirrors is an exceptionally fun device. It also worked well with the linear gameplay.

Each room is a separate chapter in itself, and each chapter is completed within that room. You have 2 HO searches and a couple of puzzles in each – all easy - with a little point and click to get you through the middle bits. The thing that sets it aside in terms of the gameplay is that you are given a list of the items needed outside the HO scenes as well as within. This seriously simplifies the game and would put off experienced gamers, and is the reason I wouldn’t recommend it, to them it’s worth no more than three stars.

I wish, though, that I’d known about this game when I first started on HOPA games after getting my feet wet with pure HO games. I had a terribly frustrating time figuring out the adventure parts of games. And the puzzles, even today, often still get the better of me. This game is the answer to a prayer for new gamers. It is excellent practice – particularly seeing the game style is repeated over many chapters. For newbies, the game deserves five stars.

I also loved the finish of this one, and if I hadn’t already decided to purchase the sequel before playing Lord of Mirrors, I would have on the strength of the potential of the story.

So, three stars or five? Split the difference, four stars. If you’re still a bit muddled, I would highly recommend this game and if you’re not I wouldn’t recommend it at all.

 
 
 
 
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