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    genkicoll

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    Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:13 pm

    Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood
    by Alawar / Skywind Games - November, 2012

    Available at:
    Alawar
    Big Fish for PC
    GameHouse
    iWin



    A maniac has kidnapped a woman's fiancé and cast her as Red Riding Hood in his twisted fairytale fantasy. Guide the resourceful young lady as she tracks the wolf, searching for clues and solving the puzzles that lie between her and her beloved.

    For centuries, parents have captivated their children with enchanting tales of faraway, magical lands. In one famous story, a wolf uses cunning and deception to try to eat the innocent Red Riding Hood. In the end, he did not live happily ever after... Now the wolf has returned and Red Riding Hood is once again in danger - but this is no fairytale! Instead, a modern day maniac has kidnapped a woman's fiancé and cast her in the role of Red Riding Hood in his twisted fantasy. Guide the resourceful young lady as she tracks the wolf through a cemetery, a shabby motel and a dilapidated casino, searching for clues and solving the puzzles that lie between her and her beloved. Will she reach the madman in time, or will the wolf have his revenge? Their fate is in your hands!

    • Unlimited hints and tips
    • Interactive tutorial
    • Stop the big, bad wolf!
    • Blog Walkthrough (Big Fish)

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    Re: Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:48 pm

    will this be coming out on BF?

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    Re: Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:59 pm

    I'm so sorry, luv! I didn't see your question 'til just now! All Alawar games eventually come to Big Fish... Usually sooner than later Wink


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    Re: Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:15 pm

    Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood (IHOG)

    There are separate sliders for music and sound fx, plus options for full-screen, widescreen, and custom cursor.

    There are two modes of play:  Casual and Expert.  There is no misclick penalty in casual mode, but there is one in expert.  The HINT reload time varies depending on which mode you choose, and Expert has no sparklies... not even those to indicate a hidden object scene.  No worries, it just means that you have to mouse-over everything in the scene, something we'd likely do, anyway!  We have a "jump-to" MAP, and it also indicates when there is an action that needs to be taken in a given location, so that will help, as well.

    Using a hint during the adventure portion of the game will give you a directional arrow if there's nothing left to do on that screen -- helpful if you don't wish to use the map to see where things need to be done.  I personally prefer to traipse around and look at everything, rather than use the jump-to option, but I know that a LOT of people prefer the map function! lol~

    Our journal contains extra story, and it's "safe" to read -- only one unsolicited hint that I saw  It's not necessary to read the journal in order to understand what's going on.  More than anything it's just backing up things you already know.

    The game controls are a bit touchy when you are interacting with objects.  Make sure your cursor turns into a gear before trying to use an object on an area.

    The hidden object scenes are nicely balanced with the adventure portion of the game. Only once in the game, towards the end, did two HO scenes appear back-to-back.

    We have three separate areas that we work in during the game:  There are 6 locations in the cemetery, 15 in the town, and 17 in the casino.  Something I don't understand is that there is one location in the town that stayed locked!  Something the devs overlooked, or did I miss something?  Whatever it was wasn't necessary to finish the game, as I did so with no troubles Smile

    I wouldn't term this as a superb game, but it is very good.  The gameplay, while not incredibly hard, is a lot of fun.  The story is a bit far-fetched, but I enjoyed it nonetheless  The graphics are beautiful, and the sound I had turned off for most of the game (we were listening to music )  I will say that the antagonist's voice was very well done, though.

    Overall, I'd definitely recommend this game  


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    Re: Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:01 pm

    I remember playing this game. The ending had a few of us trying to figure what happened. Hmm... Not a bad thing when a game gets a conversation going. Forgot I had this.

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    Re: Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:04 pm

    Pretty Darn Good Actually!
    Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    I was thinking “Better Than Average”, but that sounds a little wishy washy doesn’t it? Actually, it’s really a great game to play. It is colourful and lively with a lot of activity in every scene, and a lot of excellent (though static) HOs. It is enveloped in a well-constructed story, is entertaining rather than hard, and quite lengthy. Technical quality is there, artistic talent pleasant without being earth-shattering. No voiceovers, just sweet little notes from the baddy, and a detailed journal.

    A serial killer has got your guy and is playing a cat and mouse game with you, leaving you nasty little notes, attached to clues and pieces of evidence that advance your search. No matter what you do or where you are, he always seems to be just one step ahead. This game involves a lot of seeking and finding, travelling through numerous locations and clearing dozens of HOs. So it is just as well you have the bad guy AND an interactive jump map to keep you on track. Unlike many games with similar stories, the gameplay is designed to remind you of the theme of the story, so fairy tale references pop up a lot.

    Puzzle and adventure experts steer clear; this is a game for casual relaxed play, not Master Mind. And now I think about it, there’s hardly any puzzles at all. Hmm. Didn’t even notice, I was having such a good time.

    I recommend this game!

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