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A nice, creepy Hidden Object game
on 28 September 2012
A very plotted HO game, you are a supernatural investigator sent to discover what has been going on at a military hospital, which has been partially destroyed in an explosion when you get there. You gradually pick up documents that reveal the disturbing truth as well as encountering the 'patients' still inhabiting the 'abandoned' hospital.
The game has a lot of different locations, numerous hidden object scenes and several puzzles, though there are more of the more basic 'use fire extinguisher on fire' type problems than in many of these games. The amount of locations can be a problem as it does leave you with a lot of places to search it you are unsure where to go next, a little frustrating at times but it did make the game longer, even if I did have to go to every location and hit 'hint' at one stage to proceed. The mini game puzzles were fairly easy in this game for the most part, but in a game this complex that's not that bad a thing. I'm having difficulty expressing why I've given this game 4 stars let me list a few of it good points: it's plotted, it took a good while to complete, it was satisfying to play, you get to stop a truly evil baddie. On the other hand it has average graphics, of the 'painted' type, not anything outstanding but nothing to make you wince either, and it can get frustrating finding the object you've failed to pick up.
You gradually collect a dossier of information to read that reveals what has happened and gives you clues on how to deal with the 'patients', the information in it and the cut scenes that accompany the patient files are really quite disturbing, more than hints of Dr. Mengele, I'm not sure the 7+ rating is high enough really but possible the bizarreness of the results make it more 'cartoon violence' than horror?
At the end of the game you are told that the mad doctor has a brother whose orphanage you will investigate in the next game. I have played that game 'Cinderstone Orphanage' too and it was slightly better than this, or possibly as good but less disturbing.