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#863792 - 01/23/13 09:10 AM Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately
Kootsie Offline
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Registered: 07/14/09
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I am tired of the dark and/or horrifying type games.

Also, the website is a visual nightmare...

Oh well, thats me.
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#863796 - 01/23/13 09:22 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Rosaboobie Offline
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I agree that they are mostly "dark" games being released nowadays unfortunately.
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#863820 - 01/23/13 10:50 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
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Loc: southeast USA
Haven't they made a higher proportion of "dark" games for some time now? Whether it's murder mysteries, ghost stories, games about crazy psychopaths, games with monsters of some sort, or "dark" fairy tales, most of the HOPA/Adventure Lites end up being "dark" themed. I think Journey: Heart of Gaia and The Nutcracker were the last games I played that weren't "dark."

If you enjoy other genres, there are plenty of resource management games, time management games, and even RPG's that aren't "dark."

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#863822 - 01/23/13 10:53 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Jenny100]
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The HOPAs by Boomzap are in general a nice change from the dark and eerie, as well. wave

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#863833 - 01/23/13 11:27 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
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I too am disappointed in the BF games offered-but not in the same way. I love dark, creepy, mysterious, eerie games (no gore though). My big gripe is that they offer as 'new game' of the day the cut down version of the Collector Edition. That's not really a 'new' game, just a chopped off version of one that has already been offered. I think if they're going to do that then they should also offer at the same time a actual 'new' game. I get the CE's sometimes, just for the extra game play-not the wallpapers, etc.-if the game seems to be really interesting. So, i've decided not to buy anymore CE's..funds are tight, and just for that extra bit of game play i'll jus t wait for the same game(minus wallpaper,extra puzzles, or whatever) to come out in another month or so. I'd love for them to have even more creepy games, but it does seem as though they don't have as many as they used to. At least good ones-the last MCF was a real disappoinment-there must have been NONE of the same people who worked on their other past games working on that one. pffuii.
oh-well, that's my rant for the day! smile

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#863942 - 01/24/13 12:54 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: gamenut]
Homer6 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
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Loc: Oklahoma, USA
If the market is clamoring for those types of games, that's what will be offered the most. I don't mind them per say, just wish they were more of a challenge and had better graphics.
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#864009 - 01/24/13 09:27 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Homer6]
cailyn Offline
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Registered: 01/08/06
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Loc: Somewhere ? in Massachusetts?
I stopped buying CE only because they tend to be short,I never use any of the extras that is included in them wave
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#864194 - 01/25/13 03:52 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Cynder Offline
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Registered: 09/12/08
Posts: 287
I stopped buying most CEs also, and I'm also very tired of:

Constant dark and dreary
Too many H0s, especially the ones not even plot related. (Who stops on the way to save someone from a sacrificial altar to play an Ho?}
The villain that never, ever dies or stops. Gosh, even the Wicked Witch had a house fall on her.
Recycled plots---save your *whatever* from the evil *whatever* in a strange world.
Puzzles that insult intelligence. (Turning over 16 cards to make pairs is a challenge?)

I could list more, but these will do for now. laugh As Homer pointed out, I have a goat to get. *giggle*

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#864223 - 01/25/13 09:22 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Jenny100 Offline
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The main thing I like about the CE's is the bonus gameplay (sometimes), and the strategy guide can be useful (though often not as useful as a walkthrough because you can't do a search on a strategy guide). The extra punches toward a free game are also useful. But I very very rarely want to listen to the music outside of the game ("Rosie, Sweet Rosabel" from Haunted Houdini was an exception -- but that game didn't allow you to save any of the music). I can make my own wallpaper by taking a screenshot of the game -- and without a lot of text that makes it look like an ad plastered across my desktop. And a lot of bonus gameplay is just tacked on things that have nothing to do with the main story. It can be just as bad with SE's, when they obviously chopped off the end of the story in the SE to make the CE.

I agree with Gamenut about the last MCF (Shadow Lake) was a big disappointment. They had all those professional actors and they just wasted them.

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#864257 - 01/25/13 10:50 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Cynder]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23519
Loc: United Kingdom
Originally Posted By: Cynder
I stopped buying most CEs also, and I'm also very tired of:

Constant dark and dreary
Too many H0s, especially the ones not even plot related. (Who stops on the way to save someone from a sacrificial altar to play an Ho?}
The villain that never, ever dies or stops. Gosh, even the Wicked Witch had a house fall on her.
Recycled plots---save your *whatever* from the evil *whatever* in a strange world.
Puzzles that insult intelligence. (Turning over 16 cards to make pairs is a challenge?)

I could list more, but these will do for now. laugh As Homer pointed out, I have a goat to get. *giggle*


Well, sounds like maybe you would enjoy a "full" Adventure inbetween these Casuals - for a temporary change of experience think

[I vary my own gameplay quite a lot.]
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#864384 - 01/26/13 02:41 AM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Cynder Offline
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Registered: 09/12/08
Posts: 287
Thank you, Mad. I love playing big adventures, and RPGs as well, and I've done both for many years. So I totally agree with you that variety is the spice of life!


Edited by Cynder (01/27/13 06:26 PM)
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#864603 - 01/27/13 02:07 PM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
3dobermans Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
Posts: 13201
Loc: Palouse country
I agree there are too many darkside games. Casual games I feel, should be a way to relax and have fun which is what the lighter genre offers.
I dropped my membership due to all the murder and mayhem style games they now offer. Have been watching Playrix for games that are much more on the lighter side and I feel more family oriented.
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#864642 - 01/27/13 08:27 PM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
AnneG Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Florida
I actually love the darker games. The thing that is bothering me about the Big Fish games for the most part is how similar they are. All the HOG/IHOG games look like they are made by the exact same company, no matter the subject. The graphics and the scenes are all the same. The inventory and menus are the same. We have to look for the exact same objects and play the exact same mini games. I feel like I'm playing one game over and over again. I'm sure there are some good, unique ones out there somewhere. I'm just not finding them at the moment.
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#864645 - 01/27/13 09:03 PM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 65245
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Remember that BigFish does not develop these games, they are just publishing or acting as a portal for the developers. No where else do you get a new game every day and you can imagine how hard it is to maintain that.

The developers are trying to make what will be successful and sells, if you have any suggestions most of these developers are on FaceBook and do indeed communicate to those who post and comment to them. If you continue to buy them and do not give them feedback how will they know they are doing something you are tired of?

Ana
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#864646 - 01/27/13 09:06 PM Re: Disappointed in Big Fish Selections lately [Re: Kootsie]
Barry Offline
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Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 963
Loc: Sun City, AZ
Got to check out Big Fish riight away Horror and gore are my type of game. Can't wait to play The Cat Lady.

Barry
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