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    genkicoll

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    Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:41 am

    Shtriga: Summer Camp
    by Alawar Entertainment - January, 2014

    Available at:
    Alawar
    Big Fish
    GameHouse
    GamersGate
    iWin



    Capture the spirit of a dead witch before she claims another victim! Summer camp has always been about good memories and new experiences. But the children at one particular camp never expected to be terrorized by a murderous ghost! When a mother hires your services as a private investigator to find her missing child, all you know is campers have been disappearing faster than you can say "Rise and shine!"

    After you arrive at the camp, you see a black cat morph into a spectral figure, but you still don't know the full nature of what you're facing. However, as you search the ghoulish grounds for clues, solve puzzles designed to stop you dead in your tracks and open doors that reveal bone-chilling new locations, you'll draw ever closer to the horrifying truth. You'll also come to realize there's hope for the missing kids as long as you overcome your fears and press on. If your spine could use a tingle, or your blood a curdle, then play Shtriga: Summer Camp today!

    Features:
    -Captivating storyline
    -Mind-blowing cinematics
    -Challenging HOG scenes
    -Atmospheric locations
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    djrum

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by djrum on Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:22 am

    I've been waiting on this game seems like forever. I hope BF gets it soon!

    jessmom01

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by jessmom01 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:15 pm

    oohh, that looks like a good one!  It's at GGate for 6.99, but Dj, i'll wait for it to get to bfg too.  I'm such a loyalist for some reason...  Anyway, i'm in line behind you for this one!

    genkicoll

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:10 pm

    It'll likely be out at BF within 3 weeks -- I don't recall seeing it take longer than that.


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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:14 pm

    The story line and screen shots and story line seem very compelling!

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:19 pm

    Soon as I've finished playing Amaranthine Voyage, will review it. Looks good to me too.

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by djrum on Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 pm

    Okay, JustTheFacts, I'll just wait right here until you get your Review in!  Big smile

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    Re: Shtriga: Summer Camp

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:55 am

    Enjoyable, But Basic
    Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON DEMO

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    This is another no frills standalone SE. There are no exciting intros, no voiceovers, no fancy graphics or multiple and varied HOPs. It is just a very ordinary, easy game, with an emphasis on HOPs, and an intriguing story line.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    Graphics in the locations and cut-scenes are low definition and poor quality. Scenes are blurry. I can see the edges where items have been copied and pasted in. The HOPs are much better, but the art style is still very rudimentary and lacking in detail. The music I really like. It is set down low and consists of fairly simple pieces that seem to waft in and out. As an atmosphere-creator it is excellent. The ambient sound works in much the same way.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING?
    Missing children, a mysterious and sometimes fatal epidemic at summer camp, a black cat that morphs into a witch-like old woman, what do they all mean? Well, you’ve been hired by the mother of one of the missing kids to find out. The camp is deserted, and so you must break in, find your way around and get some answers. You watch some totally inexplicable piece of vintage film (if it’s meant to hold backstory, I can’t make out what). Then, you see your first ghost.

    GAMEPLAY
    Strictly limited HOPA. Most of the game is wandering around picking up inventory items for puzzles and doors (many more of the latter than the former), particularly by way of HOPs. These are standard word lists, no interaction and no animation. There are some that are a little dark, and some where the item hot spots were so particular, it almost drove me nuts. Some are also visited twice. But they are clear, and while occasionally an item is hidden behind another, at least the front one will be on your list too. The items are quite large and the scenes not overly junky. Note: there is a misclick penalty!

    The other puzzles are fairly rare and fairly easy. So is getting around. There is no map except the most basic giving you the layout of the camp, and it is in the journal. Hint is directional, but watch out! It drains your meter and you must wait for a refill. I found the game sufficiently easy that it was not a major handicap. There are 2 levels of difficulty.

    COMBINED IMPACT
    Definitely the kind of game we used to see more often in the past, it is almost a HOG, but there’s just enough adventure gameplay to make it more interesting than that.

    Although dark in theme and look, it is not really spooky or even eerie. I found myself enjoying the game nevertheless, and on sale, I will pick it up in a heartbeat.

    I Recommend This Game!

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