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#154860 - 06/05/07 07:51 PM What's your opinion on Barrow Hill?
Alone in the dark Freak Offline
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Honestly, I don't think it was all that great. Sure it was impressive for an independent game, but man,
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a killer 5-foot rock?
come on.

Well, I want to know what you all think about it.
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#154863 - 06/05/07 07:55 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
Becky Offline
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Hey Alone in the dark Freak -- I edited your post to include a spoiler tag, since there are members who haven't played the game yet.

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#154865 - 06/05/07 07:58 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
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Originally Posted By: Alone in the dark Freak
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a killer 5-foot rock?
come on.


lol I never thought of it that way! I actually liked it - there were parts that made me jump. scared It wasn't as good as Scratches (IMO), but it was a good entertaining game.
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#154866 - 06/05/07 07:59 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Becky]
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I personally loved the game, every minute of it. I found it to be very professionally done as well. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. I've had games I was disappointed in also that others loved. I guess we all have different tastes.

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#154867 - 06/05/07 07:59 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Becky]
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Hi Alone...
I thought it was Quite Scary...Some parts were a little boring
But The scary parts..I really enjoyed..
Oh Well monky
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#154870 - 06/05/07 08:02 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Darleen03]
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Well, I won't deny that the game WAS creepy, but there weren't even transitions between area shots. I can forgive this, I know that with a tight budget, it's kind of hard to add stuff like that in. Also, I wish the game was a bit longer, it's a really short game for being $9.95

Oh, and thanks Becky, I'm not so sure how to make those yet.
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#154898 - 06/05/07 08:36 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
Mad Offline
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Hi smile

Well I thought it was a pretty good "Independant" game myself and am hoping for another from that Studio grin

Cheers.

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#154906 - 06/05/07 08:51 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Mad]
marie Offline
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I thought the game was a great game for an Independent. A very creepy mystery. I also would like to see more from them.

Marie


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#154932 - 06/05/07 09:47 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: marie]
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I loved the game.

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#154944 - 06/05/07 10:17 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
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I loved the game as well. It actually sparked my interest in Cornwall and put it on my "places to visit" list for the next time I travel to the U.K.

As for the game itself, it was pretty creepy. I laughed when I read your spoiler, Alone in the Dark, and part of me has to agree when you put it that way. Yet it seemed believable when I played it so I would say that the designer did a great job at creating a situation that seemed realistic when I was in the moment. And isn't that what a good story does? smile
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#154971 - 06/06/07 12:14 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Celtic Lark]
bj Offline
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I liked the game. Thought it was pretty spooky but
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The rock didn't bother me until they showed a video of it attacking. Reminded me of the killer bunny in Monty Python.
Still, it was fun to play and that blankety-blank bird behind the station caught me every time. By the way, mods, the new spoiler tag is really cool.
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#154981 - 06/06/07 02:20 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
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Originally Posted By: bj
I liked the game. Thought it was pretty spooky but
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The rock didn't bother me until they showed a video of it attacking. Reminded me of the killer bunny in Monty Python.


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Yes that rock kind of broke the suspense for me.
Fun game overall though, and I enjoyed seeing a little bit of Cornwall.

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#154999 - 06/06/07 04:19 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Celtic Lark]
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I loved the game. it was fun and scary and it startled me more then once and made me jump! It's always interesting for me when a game is set in a place where there is a history of strange phenomenon.
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#155002 - 06/06/07 04:23 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
JennyP Offline
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I loved it. I loved the feeling of walking in the dark with only one small torch to guide your way & I loved the Englishness of it.
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#155081 - 06/06/07 09:31 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: JennyP]
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I loved it too.

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#155149 - 06/06/07 11:20 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: wysewomon]
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I was pleasantly surprised by this game, so much so that I wrote the creator an email to commend him on his work. The only other games I felt that strongly about were Rhem 1 and 2(unbelievable games) and Evidence (un un unbelievable game), and I wrote to them as well. I appreciate the thought and work it takes to put out that kind of quality

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#155173 - 06/06/07 12:21 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
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Add me to the list of those that loved it! I saw it as a homage to some of the great Hammer House of Horror shows from the late 70's/early 80's. Yeah, some might have been a bit goofy, but they were entertaining none the less. The only thing I think could have been left out was

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the video of the rock attacking

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#155590 - 06/07/07 08:20 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Alone in the dark Freak]
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Yes, I agree, the game is creepy
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But the rock is just ridiculous
I really like how dark everything was, and the good sound quality
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But that rock man...the rock...the...killer...rock...
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The first time the rock appeared in front of me, the whole area went dark and I actually got a bit scared when I heard rustling and rumbling. But when the area became brighter, and that rock was standing there, I was sitting there with a "[blip]" look on my face. I thought it was a clue or something, so I touched it...and died. The very first thing I said to that was "Oh you gotta be %#&$%@* kidding me. This is the thing that I was scared of the whole time?" Finally realising that the killer is a big rock really makes you feel like an idiot for being so scared of it.


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#155600 - 06/07/07 08:36 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Celtic Lark]
nickie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Celtic Lark


As for the game itself, it was pretty creepy. I laughed when I read your spoiler, Alone in the Dark, and part of me has to agree when you put it that way. Yet it seemed believable when I played it so I would say that the designer did a great job at creating a situation that seemed realistic when I was in the moment. And isn't that what a good story does? smile


I think you hit the nail on the head Celtic Lark. Reminded me of those delicious old movies like The Blob. The game itself was well organized as far as hints for puzzle solutions went, and I enjoyed playing it. I particularly liked the cave.
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#156143 - 06/08/07 10:28 AM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: nickie]
Celtic Lark Offline
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Yeah, the cave was very cool.

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As for the rock, I never actually crossed paths with it. I meant to go back and play the game again to see if I could run into it but then I got caught up in other games. One of these days I'll go back.
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#156307 - 06/08/07 05:33 PM Re: What's your opinion on Barrow Hill? [Re: Celtic Lark]
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I totally loved the game! It had such a tense atmosphere, like you never knew what could be out in the woods with you, and I like how you could go most anyplace and had lots to look at and do.

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