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House of Horror Reviews
Author: Thomas Mulkerrins
Date: 2002
ADRIFT 3.9


Reviewed by David Whyld

Not impressed 

The location descriptions seemed very basic - they just seemed to consist of a poor description of where the player was and had no real depth. 

I found the zombie annoying. He was able to attack me yet I was unable to fight back. Why?


Reviewed by Eric Schramm

good game, but one question

Generally a decent game. My problem is that I have killed the rats, plant, puppet and slime thing, and scared off the bats but still get only "%25 completed" Is that extra %75 killing both the zombie and ghost? If so, why are they "extra" tasks if they influence your score? Thank you. When I finally get around to completing my first game, I hope you will review it.


Reviewed by Jason Evans

This is dumb. 

Was this even supposed to be scary? I mean, I get so angry at seeing: The Exits are north, east, south and west and I don't even know where the next room leads! Oh, the house of horror isn't scary at all. They described a plant monster. It would be scarier if you examined it and it snapped at you. There were so many items I just get sick of collecting them! The story is played out with you exploring a haunted house owned by some mad scientist. So is a zombie comes out of nowhere and attacks you. WTF. Here is the one thing that made me stop playing the game: THE GHOST IS HAUNTING THIS ROOM.


Reviewed by Matthew Moya

I thought it was great! 

Don't be down hearted! I thought this game was brilliant. Make another one like about a haunted CASTLE or GRAVEYARD or the secret catacombs under a CHURCH! The idea of stuffing everything in your car was brilliant and I'll play it again and again until I get more than 6%! Oh, and could you tell me how to get all my items back once they disappear? I keep dropping my torch for some reason and can't see. Is it because of the ghost?


Woody's One Hour Game Comp Reviews - Posted on ADRIFT Forum


Reviewed by Woodfish

Authors deserve feedback, so here are my reviews of the games made in one hour, up on the ADRIFT site. Note that these are one minute reviews also!

THE GREEN PRINCESS---------------------
Very short game. Bit of GTV. Quite a humorous idea, decent effort. 6/10

A MACHOISTS HEAVEN---------------------
Funny little game, fairly good considering it was made in an hour. Some good ideas. 7/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT-------------
Different idea, not that well executed. Room descriptions too short, good concept, though. 5/10

HIDEOUS HOUSE OF HORROR----------------
Quite good, decent puzzling adventure, pretty well made. 7/10

PRINCESS IN THE TOWER------------------
Very good for a one hour game. Funny in places, some good descriptions. 8/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM-------------------
Quite funny, good ideas, fairly well made. 7/10#

A MONKEY TO MANY!----------------------
Quite good, but has some GTV and is very short. 7/10

JASON vs SALM--------------------------
Nothing much too it, only good feature is the ability to choose your player. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR-----------------------
Not very good, not much to do. Not very well made. 2/10

PICK OF THE BUNCH: Princess in the tower by Davidw

 


Reviewed by David Whyld
 

THE GAME TO END ALL GAMES
After the Death Agency start, this picked up quite well and used several interesting ideas. Well worth a look. 6/10

THE GREEN PRINCESS
Quite a bit of guess-the-verb and descriptions were sparse. But for a game written in an hour it wasn't too bad. 4/10

A MASOCHIST'S HEAVEN
Quite amusing if a little hard. Descriptions were pretty decent. No masterpiece but certainly worth playing. 5/10

MICROBE WILLIE vs. THE RAT
Interesting enough idea but the sparseness of the room descriptions left a lot to be desired. 3/10

EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM
My favourite (well, I can hardly choose my own now can I?) Very comical and some quite good puzzles. Actually better than some of Mel S' full length games (bigger too). 6/10

A MONKEY TO MANY!
Certainly well written. But too short, even for a game written in an hour. 6/10

JASON vs SALM
Interesting idea in that you can pick which character to play but not really much of a game besides that. 4/10

ULTIMATE WARRIOR
Not even a game, just a collection of pictures. Even for a game written in an hour, this was bad. 1/10


OVERALL FAVOURITE: THE EVIL CHICKEN OF DOOM

 


 

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