Haunted Hotel Game Review

You can almost always acquaint the eerie and weird on a Hidden Object type of game and this game review is actually no different. The Haunted Hotel game coming from casual game developers Specialbit Games still exploits this relationship between the theme and the genre, but what really can it offer differently from games of this type? Well, that’s what we’re about to find out.

The story of the Haunted Hotel game is all about a bewildered traveler as he find himself checking-in on a seemingly abandoned hotel after an unexpected car crash. Desperate to find a room and spend the rest of the night, he then explores the whole of the hotel trying to find any hint of life, or probably some help for his unusual predicament. However, before long, he finds himself trapped in this strange building and it now becomes your task to stick with him to the end until he eventually find his way out.

Like all Hidden Object type games, the mechanics of this game is for you to find in every room all the items shown on your list within a specified time limit. Among endless clutters of random items, you are also given up to 5 clues to help you locate unfamiliar and hard-to-find ones, but of course, you still have to practice wise spending to survive the whole encounter. You can also find bonus items that will give you more time to spend as well as possible replenishment to one of your clues. All in all, it’s just a satisfactorily challenged game and very well balanced too in my perspective.

The Review

Compared with other games that may present you with the story in either a dialog or a comic, the Haunted Hotel game presents the story through the traveler’s diary. The good thing about this is that with a written plot, the story can be expound and given more depth, however, coupled with such tiny font sizes and very long plot lines, the written media in this game can be quite boring and uninteresting. It really depends on the player’s view of course, but that’s what I felt whenever I’m presented with a progress in the game’s story.

Most of the graphics, music and gameplay elements blend perfectly with one another though, and I definitely loved the game’s eerie atmosphere. It’s not really as eerie as the Mystery Case Files series of games, but I guess that is one minor thing to consider. One drawback though is the funky and fun music theme during the “Energy Swatting” mini games, which I think is a little bit off from the overall theme of this game. But aside from that, I guess that most of the game elements are just fine.

What I liked best though are the mini games presented in the Haunted Hotel game. The mini games rotate from 5 choices for every hotel floor aside from the “Energy Swatting” game, and I loved every one of them. These may be very short games, but still provides a good break from all the eye-straining Hidden Object action making them very welcome for my hurting and strained vision. :-)

All in all, the Haunted Hotel game is really an overall fun game if you get to appreciate the game story’s progression and delivery. It has an addicting gameplay coupled with some exciting mini games that promises a lot of hours of enjoyment. And besides, the game also treats its players on an unpredictable ending depending on how you played it, therefore making the game very interesting to finish.

The New Guitar Hero III is Fun According to the Video Game Reviews

Like the former version of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero III now has plenty of rock music designed to insure the delight of music lovers. The nature of the game remains much the same as before, although there are much graphics now present and the songs are at a much higher level of difficulty, made to challenge the skills in guitar playing of the more dedicated music gamers. The advances in technology continue to contribute to the sophistication of newer rock versions like Guitar Hero III over the previous versions, and as the makers benefit from the video games reviews.

Guitar Hero III boasts of a guitar controller and a strummer. It also has a new set of fret buttons. The game now shows the notes on the screen and the player has to hit the matching buttons fast in order to create the music. The big collection of hit soundtracks in the new version will give you much pleasure with the effect of making you feel as having created them yourself. Covering several generations of music, you can find Santana’s ‘Black Magic Woman’ or ZZ Top’s ‘LaGrange’ in it. You will also have rock pieces selected from the 1990s sung by Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Pearl Jam. These are among the new features that will give you much entertainment and fun playing the new game. The favorable video games reviews of the earlier Guitar Hero editions must have contributed to the increased sophistication of the new series.

The increased level of difficulties in the songs is the primary reasons the music fun and lover will spend hours in the game trying to improve his skills. Guitar lovers are somehow addicted to the instrument once they learn playing it; the same thing happens with Guitar Hero III – the addiction just follows as a matter of course. Experienced guitar players can now see in the new version which notes can be pulled off, or may be hammered on, as they are prominently shown in glowing brightness on the screen.

One special feature in Guitar Hero III is that you will be able to keep track of all your note streaks, which allows so much concentration while you are playing the game. Text messages flash also on the screen regularly advising you of the streak milestones that you have reached. The star power meter has also big improvements from the older versions, which make the player glued to the game for hours. He can very well forget the long hours he is in the game and could even miss his meals just pursuing his addiction to the rock music in the new Guitar Hero III. The player may just be duplicating what the makers of the new guitar game version experienced when they worked on the game – they also missed their meals trying to perfect it. Some of them may even include these missed meals in their making of their video games reviews.

Online Video Game Reviews

Many gaming websites that are on the internet are all pretty much the same. On every front page they have the newest and more anticipated games that are going to be released as well as the latest news in the gaming world. They all pretty much score their games out of 10, they all have cheats and walk-throughs. Plus they all have reviews. I’m sure many of us are all familiar with gaming reviews, and many of us have been to some form of gaming website in the last little bit. Now here’s my question, is it just me or do many of the video games reviews on every gaming site seem. . . the same?

Actually I think I like the idea of that, a video games reviews website that has actual game reviews written by actual gamers. You know, the gamers who know these games completely inside and out and can tell you everything that is totally wrong or right with the game, easily at the drop of a hat. These gamers love these games and play them all of the time, what better way to find out a certain game, then through these people? They are the ones who spend their hard earned cash on the games and use their free time to play them.

As was mentioned before, many of the reviews from all of the well known gaming sites, all seem the same and it seems to me anyway, that they are all written by the exact same people. I’m not sure about many gamers, I can only talk about myself. However when I’m interested in a video game I’m the type of person that I will go to a video gaming website and just check out the score out of 10. However once I’ve done that, I’ll go read all of the gamers reviews about the game to find out how they feel about it, and I’ll talk to my gaming friends about the game as well.

Personally I think it would be cool to have a website that has video games reviews written by the actual gamers who love the game. To me, there’s no other way to find out about a game then by somebody who loves to play it in their spare time for hours. I’m not the type of person who is really interested in reading a review by somebody who may or may not be a gamer, or by somebody who has only played the game through maybe once or twice. I’d rather read it from the true gamers, who are playing each and every day. Who knows better about the games then them?