Redrum

 
looloo123
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by looloo123 on Oct 31, 08 8:08 PM

 
wesjohny
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by wesjohny on Nov 1, 08 6:34 AM
I liked the game but the ending was disappointing. Didnt have much grotteus imaging.

 
journeys_
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by journeys_ on Nov 1, 08 8:55 AM
I've been reading the pros and cons of this game. I chose to not download after the warning because these games are not appropriate for our home. I have a few remarks after reading the other posts.

1) Dark indeed. Definite shift for BFG. Made me aware that even this game site needs parental guidance. After dealing with them for more than two years, I had lifted the "let me see it first" restriction on my 12 y/o for BFG download only. Thankfully, we were able to "rescind" that, lol.

2) Should we keep silent if we don't want it? I don't think so. Looking back, it was posts about this game being on another site that got it to BFG. Obviously BFG pays attention to the people's comments and give them what they want. I'm sure PicMan wants to know our opinions re: games we want. If you owned a clothing store and bought 899 pairs of shoes that no one wanted, wouldn't you wish you'd known if you should have made that purchase? There were costs involved in getting Redrum to this site and all businesses want to know what the return on their investment is going to be or if they should invest in more like it.

3) To stay competitive, they have to try new things. Cell phone games, DS games, retail PC games have all come out of their determination to provide diversity and enhance their market share. While I understand their reasons, I do hope this type of game does not gain a huge share of their market choices. For many many homes this is not appropriate gaming.

4) Opinions are like noses, everyone has one and it usually has a couple of holes in it. As long as we express them with respect to everyone else's, we can keep talking...so the "Big Fish" can keep listening.

5) I appreciated the warning. In response to Ravenhurst was dark and so was Madame Fate, neither of those games were of a graphic nature that required this warning. If they had of been, many of us wouldn't be looking so eagerly toward returning. Is it November 26th yet?

 
phatkhat
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by phatkhat on Nov 2, 08 2:41 PM
Played the demo, got to the dentist investigation. How many more are there after that? Debating whether to use a credit...

Loved the game! I love those find the square in the picture puzzles that seem to turn a lot of people here off! It isn't all that easy to spot all the items for me, and it is just enough of a challenge. VERY engaging storyline, and I love the soundtrack! One of the best ever!

Not sure how the dude murdering his wife with an axe in Ravenhearst is less gruesome that this one. There are a lot of skeletons, bloody items, etc. in the old house. The last scene in Ravenhearst totally creeped me out! So bring on the next one, LOL!!!

For those who wish for BFG not to have this type of game, let me say this. You can simply not download things you don't like. No one is forcing you to play the game. But, if you had your way, you would force the rest of us to pay more for the game at another site. BFG has, simply, the BEST game club on the net. I respect your right to your opinion, and to prefer G rated games, but a lot of us play a variety and enjoy it. (I absolutely love Fizzwizzle! But I like this game, too.)

I don't even see that this is too much for a lot of kids. Heck, they read Goosebumps and Harry Potter. (Maybe the objectors don't have those books at home either?) You know your kids, and how mature they are. But kids tend to like the bizarre and even grisly, in my experience.

Anyway, any censorship should be done by parents as they see fit. Don't ask BFG to become a game censor. They put a warning on it, that should be as far as their responsibility goes.

 
gameslvr
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by gameslvr on Nov 2, 08 8:32 PM
Sorry to disagree, I think Big Fish does have a responsibility. They have established a name for quality that most parents would trust but this is not the sort of thing they would expect. Just the picture of a child with blood on her dress is gruesome and inappropriate and I hate having to see it every time I pull up the site.

 
journeys_
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by journeys_ on Nov 5, 08 11:01 AM
I agree with "censorship" being my responsibility as a parent. That's why my 12 y/o daughter, who actually pays us for each monthly game credit because she wanted BFG back and made the commitment to do so, is unable to open the site until this Redrum fever is over and the opening page is changed.

Without taking the game off the site, so that everyone can indeed purchase what they want, hasn't that picture been up long enough? There could be other places within the site that mature audiences could find these games and pictures, no? Just a suggestion...don't torture me, lol

And it would be interesting to know the philosophy...do the "big fishes" prefer that their site has to be "censored"? Just curious.

 
Psycho999
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by Psycho999 on Nov 6, 08 4:41 PM
Hi everyone else who like me was so cheesed off over the way this game let its subscribers down, just thought it was worth letting everyone know, I complained to BFG over this as I was so annoyed and felt that the game had been designed purely to impress testers over the hour demo and then purchase and be well disappointed, as so many of us have said on this forum, I have got to give it to BFG for their customer service, no quibbles, they gave me a credit for a new game, so you can't say fairer than that, you guys in America should show the UK how to do proper customer service, I was well impressed- so for everyone who felt as I did over RedRum, tell customer service and you may find yourself with another game to pick free. well done BFG for recognising loyal customers, I will continue to buy all my games from you. I guess this was a shift away from the family hidden object stuff hat is getting repetitive now and none of them match up to the #mystery case files series, particularly Ravenhearst, but I am well pleased with BFG cust serv, they could teach the UK a thing or two about recognising custonmer loyalty. I bought six games for the octoberfest not realising you had to buy off certain list, and only 3 games qualified and I would up with a silly magnet when I despwanted the coffee cup, so BFG refunded three games and redrum because I wasn't happy. So get that refund if you weren't happy with the game guys..Helen

 
polexia
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by polexia on Dec 10, 08 12:44 PM
I don't have a problem with censorship on privately owned sites. I don't even think it counts as true censorship -- if someone you've invited to your home starts saying things you don't like, you can ask them to leave. Are you censoring them? I think the whole idea of censorship really has gotten out of hand where people don't even understand how it is a good thing to be able to discern things and decide what should and should not be on your site or going on in your home or at the company you own, etc. Censorship is only a problem when it is public and violating the First Amendment, which no private site can do, anyway.

I would not be too quick to decry "censorship."

That said, I didn't like RedRum, didn't like the graphics and the weird neon green colors and the doc with the giant syringe was squicky and made me feel a little sick.

 
bfogc
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by bfogc on Jan 24, 09 6:25 AM
I bought this boring game and and regret it.It looked good at first,until you play it.What a waste of money!

 
tayers81
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by tayers81 on Jul 18, 09 8:36 AM
Re edrum
by phatkhat on November 2, 2:41 PM
Played the demo, got to the dentist investigation. How many more are there after that? Debating whether to use a credit...

Loved the game! I love those find the square in the picture puzzles that seem to turn a lot of people here off! It isn't all that easy to spot all the items for me, and it is just enough of a challenge. VERY engaging storyline, and I love the soundtrack! One of the best ever!

Not sure how the dude murdering his wife with an axe in Ravenhearst is less gruesome that this one. There are a lot of skeletons, bloody items, etc. in the old house. The last scene in Ravenhearst totally creeped me out! So bring on the next one, LOL!!!

For those who wish for BFG not to have this type of game, let me say this. You can simply not download things you don't like. No one is forcing you to play the game. But, if you had your way, you would force the rest of us to pay more for the game at another site. BFG has, simply, the BEST game club on the net. I respect your right to your opinion, and to prefer G rated games, but a lot of us play a variety and enjoy it. (I absolutely love Fizzwizzle! But I like this game, too.)

I don't even see that this is too much for a lot of kids. Heck, they read Goosebumps and Harry Potter. (Maybe the objectors don't have those books at home either?) You know your kids, and how mature they are. But kids tend to like the bizarre and even grisly, in my experience.

Anyway, any censorship should be done by parents as they see fit. Don't ask BFG to become a game censor. They put a warning on it, that should be as far as their responsibility goes.


I have to agree with you about the censorship. I'm one of those people who really enjoys playing dark and sinister games, but I also really enjoy the more family oriented games too. I would just hate for us not to be able to download and play some of these games from the site just because they're a little more grisly than usual. I think BFG has been pretty responsible by adding the warning to the game before you even download it. I personally thought this game was a little short, but I really enjoyed playing it. I prefer getting my games on this site, and I think that anytime censorship is involved it can be a slippery slope that I'd much rather avoid. What's offensive to one person isn't necessarily offensive to someone else.

 
SavemeJack
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by SavemeJack on Dec 10, 09 5:07 PM
I'm not going to get into the censorship issue here. It is definitely not a game for little children, but that is the parents' responsibility to monitor what their little ones are playing on the internet. I should have censored the whole game for myself - and I'm 60 years old and should have known better. The story line was good, but had to be read through diary entries and emails and journal entries of 4 people (I think). There was an awful lot of reading, but believe it or not, that was the best part. It was repetitious, boring, and head-pounding game play. The colors, the squares or sextant areas that had to be matched made me sick to my stomach. Ended up just clicking on every square/sextant to get that part over with. No penalties for clicking 900 times on one scene! Between that, the colors, and the LSDish pictures, I have nothing good to say about this game, unless you are looking for migraine headaches. Couldn't wait to get it over with and uninstalled from my computer.

 
Laflamme
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by Laflamme on Dec 12, 09 4:58 AM
Guess this is the official review thread after all and not just a big outcry for censorship. Okay, here goes.

I bought this game as part of the daily deal. Intro was a bit disturbing, I give you that, but the rest is just a bit morbid and occult. Then again, I can stomach a lot of things. One murder case was a bit illogical to me - did that guy really mix bone meal with ebony? Why? Did he manufacture pianos himself? As for the cases themselves, nothing much different than you see in the newspaper or on television all the time.

About the riddles themselves: I liked the squares and hexagon searches, liked the anagrams, hated the night vision scenes. (In "Find your own Way home" there is a light switch that make those dark scenes a normal scene - nice feature -> of course there wouldn't be electricity in a burnt-out garage, I can live with the premise in that one level.)

Game Length: There are 70 pages in the diary, about 30-40 of them is text you have (or don't have) to read, the rest is the levels. You get three minutes per level, plus 10 seconds for every object you find. You shouldn't have any problems finishing the level within that allotted time.

Penalties: None for the first three misclicks, a red dot for the fourth and after the fifth a short creepy scene that made me jump a bit when I saw it for the first time.

Hints: Collect roses. Plenty - I finished the game with 52 left.

Story: To cite Rihanna:

Your mind's in disturbia, it's like the darkness is light
Disturbia, am I scaring you tonight?
Disturbia, ain't used to what you like
Disturbia, disturbia


Rest whited out cause I don't wanna spoil anything for you, plus a question (please answer whited out or in a PM, thanks:

Well, it's a bit weak that you don't get a solution what "husband" and "ex-wife" are doing in the end. He said he will be gone until after the lobotomy and she won't be able to reach him, there is no reaction from her at all, and no further reaction from him. Disappointing.

Question: In the end you see Rose flying away with wings. Does that mean she is safe or that she is dead? Doesn't really make sense to me.


Bottom Line: Good game for 6.99, great game for 2.99. Recommended by me.

 
sweetie58
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by sweetie58 on Aug 20, 10 2:01 AM
I was really disappointed with the ending, it is as bad as all the movies nowdays. They don't really end and the monster never dies. In the old days, and this is telling my age, but the monster used to die and you could go to sleep knowing that the world was safe again, that never happens anymore. The game itself was great I loved all the different minigames and how they all weaved in together. It was the best game for that i have ever played. I love figuring all the things out. If there ever is another one I will probably play it just for that reason, but I will know better than to think i will enjoy the end. Goodnight gamers,

 
Jadakiss2000
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by Jadakiss2000 on Aug 20, 10 6:55 PM
Any other intense psychological thrillers out there other than the Redrum series?

 
Mookie25
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by Mookie25 on Aug 21, 10 10:59 AM
Jadakiss2000 wrote:Any other intense psychological thrillers out there other than the Redrum series?


I'm wondering the same thing. Where can I find more games that may be to "adult" for BFG but yet don't cross over into the realm of porn. Seems like there is not much available in the middle ground as far as adult-themed games go.

Edited on 08/21/2010 at 11:00:50 AM PST


 
lvbrule
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by lvbrule on Sep 4, 10 2:35 PM
First off I would like to say that I did purchase this game AFTER reading forums and playing the trial.....so my review is coming from there and also that I'm a retired adult/parent and grandparent. Aside from the macabe storyline and audio spookies....the game was ok but not fantastic...mostly jigsaw to the max and the HOG part of it was challenging but got boring after awhile. It was a fairly long game as I play several at a time and take my time w/each one. In all fairness, I'm not unhappy that I bought it and finished it (disappointing end after all). I turned the sound off after the first 1/2 hr. of play and just concentrated on the game play....so as far as recommending this one to others...take a look at the trial first and be your own judge.
This is definitely the weirdest game I've ever played....and not looking for a sequel. Must have been one wild party for the developers of this one!!!!

i'm just going to rate this one as an experience.

 
onetoomany
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by onetoomany on Sep 4, 10 7:29 PM
I demoed this game in "relaxed mode" and finished just when Chapter 3 was starting. The best way to guage how long a game will be for you, is to remember where you ended your demo and go to the walkthrough and see how many chapters are in a game. Do the math.
Children under 14 shouldn't play this game. Even with a parent. You'll spend all your time explaining why things are the way they are in this game, leaving you with "no fun time" to really enjoy this game.
When this game first came out, I was new to the casual game thing. I passed this by without even downloading it, because I was into "fairy themed" M3 games. If you are a person who is squeamish or feel your views are of the "it's my way, or the highway" because you think it's of the occult, demons, murder (happens every minute in real life), etc., then you better read or watch/play a demo and decide for yourself before you buy a game.
I really, Really, REALLY like this game! I started the "Time Lies" demo and realized this is a GREAT game and better check on the original before I got too involved. I came here to read the reviews (mostly negative). Dire Grove.,et al., is too complicated for me, and need walkthroughs. I love the puzzles, the developer's sense of humor (an apple laptop has a banana logo), names (Dr. Hal Itosis). Reading is essential to this game. A definite 4 star game! Haven't finished it yet to give it 5.....I'm off to buy. I just didn't want anyone to miss out on a great game because of 7 pages of mostly negative, "beneath my expertise in games/anti occult" reviews.
I love it....great graphics, excellent story, funny! and I don't need a walkthrough. If we were all the same, or perfect it would be a boring world. I'm so happy BFG offers so many different games in every genre.

Edited on 09/04/2010 at 7:32:33 PM PST


 

Re:Redrum

[Post New]by trainwilder on Mar 21, 12 1:45 AM
i agree but part 2 was much much better

 
Mickeycb
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Re:Redrum

[Post New]by Mickeycb on Apr 30, 13 1:21 AM
Oh boy, I don't even know where to start with this one. It was not the type of game that I really enjoyed playing, but since I have it, I finished it to the end. I get the creepy stuff and well, nothing really bothers me about that sort of thing. The one point I want to make is that the very last entry made by the doctor was in very, very poor taste. It's very disturbing to me, to know that if kids have an account they can purchase this game without proving that you are an adult. I really think something like that has to be implemented. I'm not big on censorship, but I do think some sort of "verify you're an adult" could be done for these games. They do it with other sites believe me. I just think the whole concept could have been better without the doctor being , well I can't type it here, but just reread his last entry and you'll get the picture.

 
 
 
 
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