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    genkicoll

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    Haunted Hotel 2: Believe the Lies

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:33 pm

    Haunted Hotel II: Believe the Lies

    Series links: Haunted Hotel 1 (straight HOG), Haunted Hotel 2: Believe the Lies, Haunted Hotel 3: Lonely Dream, Haunted Hotel 4: Charles Dexter Ward, Haunted Hotel 5: Eclipse, Haunted Hotel 6: Ancient Bane, Haunted Hotel 7: Death Sentence, Haunted Hotel 8: Eternity

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    A  year has passed since the first encounter with the Haunted Hotel. Since  then, a lone FBI agent has taken the case and discovered that the mystery is deeper than originally suspected. His investigation leads him  to the Lonely Star, a Hotel with an intriguing mystery surrounding it.  Can our hero find out who is behind the disappearances and close the  case once and for all? Help the agent seek out the answers in his  thrilling investigation of Haunted Hotel 2!

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    genkicoll

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    Re: Haunted Hotel 2: Believe the Lies

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:39 pm

    Review from Feb. 7, 2010

    I read through some of the comments on this game before I downloaded it to demo, and was unsure of what I'd find.

    I like it Smile It's pretty much a straightforward HOG with do-able mini-games between each scene.

    You get five hints for each scene, but save them, you'll need them. Items are hidden in plain sight, but can still be hard to find, because you expect to see them there, and pass right by them. Try to save at least one hint for the mini-game afterwards, for sometimes it's not immediately apparent what the game wants from you.

    I found the game challenging without being too hard, nice graphics, fine story... At $2.99, I bought it 30 minutes into the game. I think anyone who likes HOGs will enjoy this game - just don't expect it to be like Mystery Case Files! That's a standard that's hard to beat!

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    Re: Haunted Hotel 2: Believe the Lies

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:27 am

    Warning! Purely Addictive Pure HOG        
    Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON DEMO

    Well, I never thought when I started this demo that I would find myself totally addicted in just a few minutes. This sequel to the classic HOG, Haunted Hotel, is a much improved version and still a great game to play even today.

    As a pure HOG, you can’t expect to see sophisticated story told in complex and intriguing ways. You can expect good graphics, easily matching more modern ‘average’ stand alone standard editions. You can expect extravagant junk piles filled with an unbelievable number of (sometimes too small) unexpected items.

    The structure of the game is simple. Each room (which has its own theme) hides 30 items you must find, at the end of which you must search for a clue to the mystery. This involves a simple puzzle. These are not arcade (fast click) games, so there’s not the stress. But you are, technically, on a time limit, and it’s time that decides your ranking.

    One important variation from the original game – the mini-games include a skip button. And the story is not told in detail by the diary. The story is fairly similar to the first game, and a genuine sequel to it, but this is not a game you play for the story.

    The theme rooms are a great way to vary the ‘feel’ of the game and prevent boredom. Not only are the objects mostly related to the theme, the music is appropriate too. This sometimes leads to problems – the hardish rock in the hacker’s room, for instance, was REALLY disruptive!

    As a general rule, I’m not into pure HOGs, but I ran out of time with this demo and realised I was going to have to get the game!

    I Recommend This Game!

    genkicoll

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    Re: Haunted Hotel 2: Believe the Lies

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:02 am

    Thanks for the input, Justie!  As you can see (from my post above yours,) I bought it as a daily deal long ago... but of course have never played it Embarrassed  I'm going to have to dust this one off at some point Laugh


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