insaneheadspace's Profile
 
 
 
Stat Summary
 
  • Average Rating:
    4.2
  • Helpful Votes:
    48
 
  • Reviews Submitted:
    33
  • First Review:
    March 10, 2013
  • Most Recent Review:
    July 27, 2014
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insaneheadspace's Review History
 
After a suspicious accident, you find yourself stranded at a run-down motel. But you soon realize the area hides a terrifying secret...
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
Easy, creepy HOPA
PostedJuly 27, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Good
4 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Excellent
5 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
Overall an enjoyable game, and slightly creepy. It was my kind of HOPA, in that items were more interactive - using them together, one leading to another etc. There were no instructions for the mini-games - from memory, all bar one were intuitive (I had to skip it as I couldn't be bothered). The other puzzles were very easy though (which is a shame).
I had hoped for a darker/creeper game, and for more of a challenge. I still had fun. It's enough that I will take a look at other Lesta games.
I recommend this game!
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Guide Kate Reed as she searches for the artifacts that can break the power of a cursed gem in House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster!
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
1 of 1 found this review helpful
Bring on the next 1000 Doors!
PostedJune 2, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Favorite Genre(s):Adventure, Hidden Object, Time Management, Puzzle
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Excellent
5 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
Straight off the back of playing the first House of 1000 Doors I tackled the sequel, this time going for the Collector's Edition. Another beautifully designed HOPA, with a huge number of different locations and challenges. I played this in Expert mode - no sparkles around areas/objects, and a one minute hint recharge (there are only two modes: Casual and Expert), and didn't have much difficultly. I used the map a lot (which almost felt a little like cheating, as it allows you to jump directly to different scenes, and it highlights which scenes have an active component for you to complete). The mini-games are mostly straight forward, and I have mastered the art of making the objects work first click (some games like you to click using the object to activate, these games like you to click your cursor where you want to use an object).
I'm pleased I got the CE - the bonus Chapter is at least another hour of game play, and in never before visited locations. I would definitely recommend this game - and give it a go in Expert mode to up the challenge!
I recommend this game!
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Guide Kate Reed as she solves four mind-bending mysteries that take her to worlds she's never imagined!
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
Not quite 1000 Doors, but there are quite a few!
PostedMay 30, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Excellent
5 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
I was after a HOPA that was a little challenging and had a scary element to it... I started with the one hour trial as per usual, and I have to say, I was hooked right away. This isn't scary, or, I have to say, that challenging BUT it was enjoyable.
It was longer than some other games - quite a few mysteries to solve, and objects to remember about gathering/where to use them. The mini-games are fairly easy (though I couldn't for the life of me get the Gondolier's arm in the right position, so I skipped that). The Hidden Object portions are okay - some of the objects are hide to find because of the background - they are unclear, which is frustrating (I only found this a few times though).
Overall, a fun play - and I've bought the Collector's Edition of House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster to play next!
I recommend this game!
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Unearth your forgotten childhood memories to reveal the secret of the ancient labyrinth.
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
1 of 3 found this review helpful
Not so much of a maze...
PostedMay 21, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Good
4 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Good
4 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
I played this game to the end over one sitting (few hours). I have to admit that I lost my patience with some of the smaller challenges, hitting the 'skip' more than I normally do (the instructions didn't seem clear to me, and after some clicking I gave up). It might've been more fun (and frustrating I guess!) if the maze had been a little trickier to crack. Still, I am a fan of Daily Magic's HOPAs, and this once again had great graphics and sound.
I recommend this game!
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Save your niece from the evil presence haunting her school!
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
Bloody Maaary, Bloody Maarrry, Bl-
PostedMay 21, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Good
4 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
A nice hidden object game, and my first in the 'Grim Tales' games. Great graphics, and differing locations - including 'mirror worlds'. I didn't play this quick enough, so I lost the plot a few times over a couple of weeks (thank god for hints!). This is a pretty straight-forward game though, with most the games being simple - it would've been nice to have had a couple of more complex challenges.
I recommend this game!
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Journey into the mythical Snowfall Kingdom and investigate the disappearance of children in Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen!
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
1 of 1 found this review helpful
Exquisite graphics, Simple Game
PostedMay 21, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Good
4 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Good
4 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
The Snow Queen tale is one of my favourites - it enchanted me when I was little as a story on a cassette that I listened to. It's a dark tale, but one with a happy ending. This take on the tale merges in Snow White.
The hidden object portions of the game aren't complete objects: there are always 3 different 'broken' items, and you must find all the pieces. Once the 3 items are complete, they then morph together to form 1 complete item to be used in game play.
The collecting of objects for this game is a bit simple for me - but they do add in elements e.g. as you go, you find extras that develop the story, and you can spot items that speed up your hint recharge time.
The graphics... no, perhaps that's the wrong word. It's the art of the scenes - they are just exquisite! In particular for me: the cavern behind the Snow Queen statue, and the garden/pond behind the gilded apple door.
I liked this game, but I am wondering if Blue Tea Games tend on the simple side -- does make it easier to multitask (play the game AND watch a show/movie hehe).
I recommend this game!
+1point
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After being called to Paris, you find yourself in the middle of a shocking mystery involving an ancient werewolf hungry for revenge.
 
Overall rating 
Liked it!
4 / 5
Fun and Interactive
PostedMarch 9, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Adventure, Hidden Object, Time Management, Puzzle
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Good
4 / 5
Level of Challenge 
OK
3 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
The third game in this series doesn't disappoint! Very entertaining and interactive game, again with great graphics and detail. Cursed Wedding adds a few different sorts of challenges/puzzles to the series (creating the fortune cookie is fun!). The difficulty level isn't very high (if you are after an easy game). I played all three in this series over a weekend - really enjoyed them. Definitely worth my money.
I recommend this game!
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Return to the De la Fer estate to help the count unravel the curse that has been passed down through his family!
 
Overall rating 
Loved it!
5 / 5
Can't get enough of the Shadow Wolf Mysteries!
PostedMarch 9, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Adventure, Hidden Object, Time Management, Puzzle
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Excellent
5 / 5
Level of Challenge 
Good
4 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
After finishing the first in the Shadow Wolf Mysteries (Curse of the Full Moon), I immediately started on Bane of the Family. Like the first game, we get a lot of different settings/chapters - this time exploring a manor, ship, port, hotel... the list goes on! These changes only add to the adventure/fun, plus objects are often taken from one scene to the next (just to confuse you :P). Expect fantastic graphics and detail, and a great balance of puzzles with hidden object games. Can't wait to play the third Shadow Wolf Mystery!
I recommend this game!
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Called into a small city from the capitol, you have been put in charge of solving a string of mysterious murders!
 
Overall rating 
Loved it!
5 / 5
1 of 1 found this review helpful
I'm hooked - bring on the next in the series!
PostedMarch 9, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Adventure, Hidden Object, Time Management, Puzzle
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Good
4 / 5
Level of Challenge 
Good
4 / 5
Storyline 
Good
4 / 5
I actually started with a trial of the second in this series, Bane of the Family. Once I figured that out, I went back to the beginning, with Curse of the Full Moon. Loved this game for many reasons: the story is intriguing and suitably werewolf-y :) ; the graphics were good (I will note there are some images of werewolf attacks that might not be suitable for kids) ; the challenges and object finding/using were a nice balance of ease and tricky, which kept me entertained. I was trying to pick which chapter of the game was my favourite - and I just can't; all the chapters flow so well together! Curse of the Full Moon got me hooked - I immediately bought the next to games to play!
I recommend this game!
+1point
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What if everything you knew about your life, everything your family ever told you, turned out to be a lie?
 
Overall rating 
Loved it!
5 / 5
3 of 4 found this review helpful
Dark and creepy Hidden Object goodness!
PostedMarch 4, 2014
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insaneheadspace
fromAuckland, New Zealand
Skill Level:Expert
Favorite Genre(s):Hidden Object, Time Management
Fun Factor 
Excellent
5 / 5
Visual/Sound Quality 
Excellent
5 / 5
Level of Challenge 
Good
4 / 5
Storyline 
Excellent
5 / 5
I think has game had me at 'Warning: True Fear: Forsaken Souls is an intense psychological thriller intended for mature audiences.' That said, I didn't find this scary - certainly creepy and dark, and not suitable for children for sure. I really enjoyed the game play. I needed the hints a few times, but mostly everything played out logically IMO (I wish hints would give you an actual hint instead of leading you by the hand - but this is the way with most the HO games I have played). The story plays out in Acts, so there are a heap of different settings/scenes to explore (yay!). I would recommend this game to adults that like horror-bent HO games. I will definitely be buying any sequel.
I recommend this game!
+2points
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