Welcome to GGG, where we talk casual games, books, movies, recipes, indie games, and MORE!

    The Lake House: Children of Silence



    Posts : 7439
    Join date : 2011-12-29
    Age : 43
    Location : Pacific Northwest

    The Lake House: Children of Silence

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:00 pm

    The Lake House: Children of Silence
    by Alawar Friday's - December, 2012

    Available at:
    Alawar as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    GameHouse as  / Standard Edition
    iWin as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition

    Long-forgotten memories bubble to the surface when the past invades the present in the Collector's Edition of Lake House: Children of Silence! Located at the edge of a gloomy lake and shrouded in fog, the house at the center of this story has stood empty for 15 years. All that's left of the family that once lived there are their discarded belongings and home movies that reveal a terrible secret. Beckoned by what appears to be a ghost, a woman who lived there as a child and her fiancé return to the house to solve a mystery that begins with an old photograph and ends in a secret room. Guide the fiancé as he explores locations blanketed in mist and tries to rescue his bride-to-be from the grip of a masked stranger. Find hidden objects, solve puzzles and prepare yourself for an ending that will take you to a place darker than you can imagine!

    The Collector's Edition of Lake House: Children of Silence comes with a bonus chapter that reveals the origin of the evil that resides at the house, high resolution desktop wallpapers, concept art, access to the chilling home movies seen in both chapters of the game and a step-by-step walkthrough!

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Bonus Gameplay
    • Ten high resolution wallpapers
    • Strategy guide
    • Media Gallery

    Gamezebo Walkthrough

    Click images to enlarge

    Last edited by genkicoll on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:35 pm; edited 1 time in total

    To the world you may be one person;
    but to one person you may be the world.


    Posts : 5068
    Join date : 2013-09-01
    Age : 54
    Location : Western Australia

    Re: The Lake House: Children of Silence

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:15 pm

    Relaxing & Intriguing  
    Sunny Sunny SunnySunny


    Words like “wistful” and “melancholy” come to mind when playing this game. It is a sad rather than scary story, at least most of the time. There are creepy moments and a couple of hostile spirits around, but they do not dominate the game.

    The graphics are very good, in a water colour kind of way. Very well drawn and animated. They are somewhat drab, but it fits with the story. The music is wonderful, and sets that mood of nostalgia up. Voiceovers are pretty good, ambient are good too. All up, this game feels good without being even vaguely pretty or cute.

    Your fiancée (yes, you’re a bloke!) insists on postponing the wedding until the vandal who attacked our photo album is found. She is convinced it is her brother, but he died 15 years ago, just  a small boy. So we return to the house on the lake where the tragedy occurred, in order to solve the mystery.

    You are a chivalrous gent, so you tell your love to wait outside until you have checked out the deserted and dilapidated house. Naturally, she is captured outside by a man in a mask. As you search for her, your memory of those times there comes back as you come closer to the truth.

    In truth, the story is a bit muddled and occasionally we seem to lose our way, but it does keep you guessing about its outcome almost to the end.

    This game tends towards more HOPs, with puzzles being rarer and adventure being pretty predictable. The HOPs are interactive lists, visited more than once, have good clarity and detail, and the interactions are fun. The puzzles fit the game’s atmosphere, but are not memorable. There is a directional hint, a journal, and an interactive map, but you can’t fast travel. Which is occasionally annoying.

    Although this game is low key, it is very well put together, excellent production values, and is pleasantly relaxing.

    I Recommend This Game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

      Current date/time is Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:00 am