INTO THE HAZE

INTO THE HAZE

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 5/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

ARGALI ENTERTAINMENT


STORYLINE: 5/5

A cute horror story! The beginning seems a little complicated because it’s hard to understand who summoned whom and for what purpose but as the game progresses, all the pieces fall into place.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Very accurately made from the beginning until the end of the game.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Few actors involved and they all did a great job.

MUSIC: 5/5

The music is quite pleasant and they have used more than a theme for the entire game which is actually quite short.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Perfectly appropriate for the situation and the items used.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Very beautiful! You get to explore so many different scenes both outdoor and indoor. Excellent artistic work.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Sort of cute. Not too challenging but also not too easy.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 5/5

I personally dislike ho scenes so I’ll try to be as unbiased as I can. There were a bit too many of them in the game for my taste, it would have been better with just half of them. However, the objects are very easy to see and always placed in clever positions; a good job after all.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

A map was essential here due to the numerous locations available to explore at the same time. I had to use the hint button several times because I had no clue what to do next. At times, but luckily not that often, you have to return to the initial scene to use certain items and that was a bit annoying in my view.


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WEIRD PARK – Scary Tales

WEIRD PARK – Scary Tales

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 4/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR


STORYLINE: 4/5

Interesting storyline which starts with a breathtaking introduction though it loses a bit of its power half way through. Still very good but not excellent!

CUTSCENES: 5/5

The intro scene is a masterpiece. What a piety they did not use enough cutscenes throughout game play. Excellently illustrated and animated.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Perfect: well acted and convincing.

MUSIC: 5/5

The music is aligned with the theme of the game so it’s pretty good.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Appropriate for each scene and the interactive elements in each scene.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

The art work is really good here. Well done!

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Mini games are quite good in this game, I think this is a strong point for this particular game.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 4/5

Traditional ho scenes have been used for this game. There are way too many ho scenes in the game which disrupt game immersion. The same scene is often used twice for finding different objects and it gets quite boring after a while. There is no interactivity but just a long list of items to be found.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

A map was definitely necessary here. There is a stage in the middle of the game where you have a lot of scenes available for exploration, as well as a lot of items in your inventory, and it is almost virtually impossible to remember where to use them. The rest is fine.


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MOTOR TOWN – Soul of the Machine

MOTOR TOWN – Soul of the Machine

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 4.50/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

WELLORE


STORYLINE: 5/5

This story is quite intriguing as you have to discover what has happened to a renown scientist who has suddenly disappeared. It gets more and more complex as you continue playing, overall a good story.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

Perfectly executed and appropriately inserted though I would have loved having some more cutscenes during game play.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Perfectly acted. A few actors were involved in the job and they all did an excellent job!

MUSIC: 3/5

This is something which actually pissed me off… Such a great game, why did you use just one theme for the entire game – hidden object scenes included? Ok, the music was fine at first but after a while it got on my nerves. This is a long game, there should have been more themes in it.

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Very good. Every single detail has been enriched with appropriate sounds.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Stunning! The sense of space in the game is incredible. You have the impression of being outdoor in huge places while in reality you are still in front of the screen. Excellent art!

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Very good mini games. Simple to understand, a bit challenging but never too difficult.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 4/5

This is the part of the game I don’t really like but that’s my personal view. In terms of quality, well this was a very traditional ho with a list of objects to be found in a scene with some occasional interactive areas. To me a bit boring because there were too many ho scenes in the game for my taste and though, beautifully illustrated, the number of items to be found was somehow overwhelming.

PLAYABILITY: 4/5

This is one of those games which needed a map and didn’t have one. Don’t get me wrong, most items are very near the places where you need to use them but at times, you get a lot of items at once and there are too many scenes available so it becomes difficult to remember where those items where needed.


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PSYCHO TRAIN

PSYCHO TRAIN

A game review from a woman’s point of view: 5/5

DEVELOPER :

ALAWAR

VELES STUDIO


STORYLINE: 5/5

Be prepared for a really unique psycho thriller. The story is really interesting right from the start and it keeps you hooked until the very end.

CUTSCENES: 5/5

The art work in this game is really outstanding and the cutscenes are perfectly executed.

VOICE OVERS: 5/5

Excellent and convincing acting

MUSIC: 5/5

There are a few themes in this game which have been intelligently intertwined with the spectacular SFX

SFX (Sound Effects): 5/5

Perfectly synchronized with the atmosphere of the game.

ARTISTIC ILLUSTRATIONS: 5/5

Absolutely brilliant. Each single scene leaves you with your mouth wide open for its stunning beauty. Highly detailed even in the smallest areas. An applause and a standing ovation to the artists here.

MINI GAMES: 5/5

Few mini games but sort of nice and entertaining.

HIDDEN OBJECT: 5/5

Traditional style but beautifully inserted in a breathtaking scenario.

PLAYABILITY: 5/5

Perfect! The game has a diary as well which helps you throughout the game. What I particularly enjoyed is the pace of the game and the fact that you normally use your items in the same scene or nearby scenes without having to do any running around. Bravo!


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What Makes a HOPA game great

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