Daxadillion
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Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by Daxadillion on Apr 20, 17 12:38 AM
A thread for your reviews.

Edited on 04/20/2017 at 6:40:11 AM PST


 
rainworm
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by rainworm on Apr 20, 17 1:39 AM
Love this series and played the beta for this new adventure, so it was an instant buy for me.
Can underline, what our first front page reviewer pointed out, but now off to play.

Will say more, when finished.....

 
MURPHY
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by MURPHY on Apr 20, 17 4:44 AM
Yesterday's code HUGE worked for me on the East coast!

 
sparkers2005
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by sparkers2005 on Apr 20, 17 5:19 AM
huge worked for me in ohio. bought it without playing demo. love this series. now i'm going to see what I got. good gaming fishies

 
LovetoMissLisa
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by LovetoMissLisa on Apr 20, 17 5:53 AM
Huge worked for me. And I agree with everyone who loves this Series. Another great edition!
Enjoy,
Lisa

 
mst3kr
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by mst3kr on Apr 20, 17 6:05 AM
On sale now: Mediocrity & boredom!

This is yet another of these series that should've been put to bed several installments ago. Absolutely nothing new here; just another investigative person trying to solve a missing person's case with the help of a ghost. I've demoed most of the other 7 or 8 games in this series and never purchased one because of the same old drivel and blandness as this installment provides.

I played on the Custom level with everything turned off, never needed any help, and I still finished the 90-minute demo with 70 minutes to spare. That speaks to the incredible simplicity of this game.

The puzzles, if you can call them that, are so remedial to the point of being insulting. Develop a picture in 4-easy steps. Avoid 5 obstacles at sea while driving a boat, while using a sonar and big orange buttons to move left to right. Move a green ball around to avoid red ones in two different puzzles. You get the idea... There was absolutely zero challenge or creativity to any of these.

The story-line logic is quite dismal, too. I needed a video recording of someone getting scared and automatically assume he's been kidnapped and THEN make the brilliant comment of "I have to find out who's kidnapping these people!" Um, isn't that what set you on your case in the first place, Emma? I visited & entered locations with the ease and superiority of a cat burglar. I was able to lift fingerprints with glue & a glove. I fed a cockatoo sponge cake! And when will devs realize it's righty-tighty, lefty loosey; not the opposite when screwing & unscrewing things?!

The animation is as it always has been in these games; over-saturated, choppy, and looks like it was made on a dime. There is also so much hand-holding, it's unreal. Just move your cursor around & it changes to a pointer on a hot spot. Again, zero use of brain power needed.

The voice acting is sub-par with so little emoting or believable performances that it is almost painful to listen to. Emma has the same bland, monotone voice as previous installments. The security guard was as concerned about someone snooping around his building as a sleeping dog, and Nicholas Jensen sounded German, Nordic, Spanish, and French, all at once. Just embarrassing...

If you want a game that gives you absolutely no reason to think, be entertained, spooked, or challenged then this is the game for you. Otherwise, I recommend you save your money on something "for Sale" that is MUCH more valuable.

Edited on 04/20/2017 at 6:17:48 AM PST


 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by bfgBellerophon on Apr 20, 17 6:40 AM
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peeshee_1951
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by peeshee_1951 on Apr 20, 17 8:53 AM
Did the Beta a while back and so excited to see this today. I love this series

 

Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by SemeleRhiannon on Apr 20, 17 1:04 PM
Looks to be a great game and I want to buy and play, but I'm still wanting Agency 33 to be updated, so I guess I'll have to pass on this one and any other Elefun games.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by dancemom1 on Apr 20, 17 4:37 PM
Hi all! As usual, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story line to others who do a much better job than I. Looks like this is #10 in this series. I do have the others and like this series, except for a couple of things they just can't seem to fix. One that really bothers me the most is the color. If it weren't for the blue undertones in every scene, I think the colors would be very nice. Very tiring on the eyes. That said, the graphics are very nice, clear and realistic, even in close up scenes. There isn't a whole lot of animation, but what there is, isn't bad. Music is the standard as in all of the games in this series...soothing until something is about to happen. The voice of our heroine is somewhat boring, no emotion, just reading a script. She doesn't do a lot of talking and some things she says are sort of silly. Very few sound FX, which would have been nice in this one. Game play was quite good and the scenes fit my large screen nicely.

HOPs were just interactive lists. Items were easy to find and the scenes were fairly clear. If you got bored with them, you could switch to a jigsaw puzzle. I am a major jigsaw person, so this is my favorite. Puzzles weren't difficult at all, but a couple did take me a minute to figure out, and I did run across one I hadn't seen before. Hint system is very helpful, but I did not run across a transport feature in this either. However, the jump map is nicely done. It identifies the area with name and picture, as well as letting you know if you missed a collectible. Strategy guide is the same as all other games. I use it mostly to see where I missed a collectible, if I can't find it on my own.

I love the collectibles in this series. They are quite varied and I don't seem to get bored with just morphing items or the like. Yes, we do have to find 33 morphing objects, which aren't as easy as you think. They morph fairly quickly. We also need to find 6 of each item related to lust for power; spiritualist; greed and fear; freelancer and magic. These can be anything and are easy to miss or ignore, so be on the lookout, as some are a bit small.

This game is not really challenging, except to find all the collectibles, but the story flowed easily and was somewhat interesting. Even though the color drives me nuts, I have the need to play it out and see where it goes. Yes, I am going to add this to my collection. I think all levels of players will find something fun and/or interesting about this game. No, it does not get 5 stars from me because of the color, but because of the collectibles and story, it does get a 4.

As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the review.

 
angelfish106
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by angelfish106 on Apr 21, 17 11:15 AM
mst3kr wrote:On sale now: Mediocrity & boredom!

This is yet another of these series that should've been put to bed several installments ago. Absolutely nothing new here; just another investigative person trying to solve a missing person's case with the help of a ghost. I've demoed most of the other 7 or 8 games in this series and never purchased one because of the same old drivel and blandness as this installment provides.

I played on the Custom level with everything turned off, never needed any help, and I still finished the 90-minute demo with 70 minutes to spare. That speaks to the incredible simplicity of this game.


You got through a 90 minute demo in 20 minutes and played every HOP and puzzle in that time? That has to be some sort of record.

I loved this demo and bought the game.Like most of the other Fear For Sale games, I found it enjoyable and entertaining. I never play the HOS, always go straight to the jigsaw puzzles because of their uniquely shaped pieces.

Another good addition to the series, which I found neither mediocre nor boring. One man's meat etc. etc.


 
rainworm
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by rainworm on Apr 21, 17 12:37 PM
Finishing the 90 min demo within 70 min is not bad but quite possible with the demo of this game. The more sophisticated elements are coming by after the demo! So this is no point for the mediocrity of a game. But ok, tastes are different. Elefun has a specialty: our "playing field" is filled with items, scenery is overrich and you can discover much, not necessarily bringing you further in the game but just for delight. There are people, who do not like this.

Collectibles are there, in nearly every scene - and easy to find - what I love! I hate it, when I have to loose all my energy in searching for the cols.....

The story of this game is interesting, not new but nicely put into scene. Love the variable HOS and the easy to medium difficult puzzles. Of course, there could be a more difficult one in between, but you can't get everything.

Even the bonus game is not too short and finishes the story. Not to say, there is no conclusive end of the main game but for me the bonus set the real final stop to the problem of this isle.

All in all a very good game.

 
HeatherDay
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by HeatherDay on Apr 22, 17 2:32 PM
dancemom1 wrote:

I love the collectibles in this series. They are quite varied and I don't seem to get bored with just morphing items or the like. Yes, we do have to find 33 morphing objects, which aren't as easy as you think. They morph fairly quickly. We also need to find 6 of each item related to lust for power; spiritualist; greed and fear; freelancer and magic. These can be anything and are easy to miss or ignore, so be on the lookout, as some are a bit small.

This game is not really challenging, except to find all the collectibles, but the story flowed easily and was somewhat interesting.



I have to agree with dancemom1 that the game is not challenging at all except for the collectibles.
I tried the demo a second time because another poster I respect, rainworm, said in a review above: "Elefun has a specialty: our "playing field" is filled with items, scenery is overrich and you can discover much, not necessarily bringing you further in the game but just for delight."
I thought maybe I missed something.
After second time 'round (on extreme demo), what rainworm says is true: "Not necessarily bringing you further in the game but just for delight."
Kudos to the DEVS for the obvious hard work they put into this game!
Many, many people will enjoy this game
I however, am not one of them.
Happy gaming, all!

edited punctuation (and still failed lol)

Edited on 04/22/2017 at 2:37:50 PM PST


 
sandicats5
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by sandicats5 on Apr 29, 17 9:05 PM
Loved this game. I thought the creatures were kind of cute! I give it two thumbs up! keep up the good work fishes

 

Review of Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition (Demo)

[Post New]by BalsallHeathen on Jun 9, 17 9:27 AM
Just finished the demo version. Overall a decent game with only one real drawback; the dead time between scenes! When you pass from one area to another in some parts of the game these are quite long (roughly 12 seconds each on my computer) and at times you have three or more in a row. Slows down game play and is a major annoyance in my opinion. Maybe this only happens in the demo version, but I won't be wasting my game credits on the full version to find out. Nice music and atmospherics though.

 
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Re:Please post your REVIEWS for Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition here.

[Post New]by pennmom36 on Jul 15, 17 9:57 AM
Emma Roberts had barely finished reading an article about the disappearance of a young woman named Linda Swan, when Linda herself appeared as a vision. Emma is no stranger to these deja vu moments, an award winning journalist for the Fear For Sale Magazine, and a Paranormal Investigator (she's had her fair share of visions, in fact, she's been having visions for about 10 games now lol) It doesn't take Emma long to connect the dots, and these dots seem to end on Drammond Island, where a new tourist attraction has opened up in the old abandoned house. A house where lot's of things go bump in the night!
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is the best storyline Fear For Sale has ever written! The downside is that the game is far too simplistic with little to no challenge whatsoever. If you are a beginner, this is a 5 star game you simply must try, seasoned players won't be as thrilled, unless you want a relaxing game that doesn't require a whole lot of effort. Fear For Sale has a unique feature that awards the player with points for just about everything you do in the game. As you collect points, you level up from a mere Cub Reporter, to a pulitzer prize winning journalist This Collector's Edition has the usual Fear For Sale Collections, 5 collectibles in 5 categories (Lust for Power/Freelancer/Spiritualist/Greed and Fear/A Kind of Magic) as well as 33 Morphing Objects. The problem with these features is that the cursor changes to a hand and shouts "ooh, ooh, here I am"
The Hidden Object Scenes are typical FFS variations, mostly Listed Item finds, but there are also Silhouetted Shape finds and HOP's that are more of a mini game than a Hidden Object Scene. There is an alternate Jigsaw Puzzle to play if you're not into HO's.
The Mini Games are all no brainers, but sometimes that's okay if they are fun. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo:
1) Select the misplaced items on the screen using the photo as a reference.
2) Use the photo clue to open the color coded lock.
3) Use directional arrows to steer the boat, avoiding obstacles that are shown on the navigator.
4) Move the green marker to avoid the red dots until the progress bar is full.
5) Select and drag buttons to overlap images to become one clear image.
6) Select the 2 or 3 symbols on the fingers that when combined will replicate the symbols shown on the hands.
7) Select adjacent buttons to connect them all in a continuous line that doesn't cross itself. The numbers on the buttons indicate how many connections it can accept.
This Collector's Edition has 9 Wallpapers, 11 Concept Art pictures, 3 Music Soundtracks, 11 Achievements, 24 Hidden Object Scenes, 30 Mini Game Puzzles, 25 Collectibles, 33 Morphing Objects, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy!

 
 
 
 
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