Just crawling from under my rock to say hey & happy 2014. Testament of Sherlock Holmes for $4.99 is a steal! I waited a long time for a sale after it was released to get it, but sure didn't get that kind of deal. I really liked it... but I like just about anything Sherlockian (I don't think that's a legit word
, but it'll do). The story is good, & the play atmosphere was so realistic, it just put me right in it. I love when that happens
. Played Fall of the New Age & Alex Hunter over the last couple days & had a good time with both, 'specially AH - great game! Also got 2 beta's in 2 days last week - geesh, when does That happen?? - one was "Origins: Elders of Time" by BlooBuzz. I was so unimpressed that I threw out my notes & can't even tell you what it was about , due to either CSR or apathy. The most I recall was forcing myself to play til almost the end of the demo, at which point it totally froze, ticked me off, & I trashed it. My state of mind by the end probably colored my review, maybe unfairly, so I won't say it sucked. But my thoughts about it did
The other was "Haunted Camp: Evil Games" by Top Evidence Studios. This one I liked quite a lot & will buy upon release without hesitation. Like most stories, it's been seen before: kids at camp, evil is afoot, & you embark on a search & rescue. But it's real positive for Creep Factor, grabbed me right off the bat with a great cutscene, & there's lot's to do. I won't spoil it with a lot of info, but if the game holds up to the beta, I think D&E fans will have something to look forward to. Pretty sure this dev did the Haunted Manor Lord of Mirrors games, which I liked when they came out. This one, imho, beats them by a long shot, but then, games have gotten better in general since then. So i'm catching up on my games, trying to balance old & new, & generally gaming my brains out. What a way to go! Btw, JusttheFacts, I just wanna say your reviews are awesome! Thanks for all your work; I for one really rely on your excellent analysis. I've been reading a little in the bfg pseudo-forums again, & wow, some people get awfully snippy these days. I hope the meanies don't try to side-swiped you like they have some other good reviewers. There's a weird, uncomfortable vibe going on there & I hope it wears itself out soon. Ok, gee, I got awfully chatty
Back to my rock ...