Realms of the Haunting is a point and click
adventure game that has action elements.
Don't let that put you off as you can choose
easy, medium or hard to play the game on and
at easy I could do it and I'm no great shakes
at offing monsters.
This game is loooong so you get a lot of bang for your bucks. People who like puzzles
this one is for you. People who like really
spooky games this one is for you.
OK here goes. A young man has received notification of his minister father's death.
A mysterious package comes with some broken
seals in it. About the same time a weird
visitor shows up claming to be his father's
friend. He's not. The son takes off for England and is deposited outside a very evil looking house. As he enters the door closes itself and locks. You can't get out that way, dude.
You roam the house where pictures watch you
and doors are sealed by runes until you complete certain tasks. There's monsters here, but nothing you can't handle. You get
a varied choice of weapons as the game progresses. Your father's ghost begs for help as he's held captive in spirit, by some decomposing looking knights. Find him help him!
After completing tasks you meet a young woman you helps (?) you in your quest and
others who set you on your main quest to
get to the soulstone and set the world right.
There are lots of worlds that you must go
to and yes, there is a maze in the pot of puzzles to be solved. All of the worlds are
extremely strange. The people are so enigmatic. Letters and journals begin to reveal more as the story opens up.
This is the only game I have ever screamed
out loud while playing. I was peeking around
a door to make sure there was no monster and
when I turned around he was right in my face!
The graphics are not the best I've ever seen
and it is full motion video, but the plot and
weirdness of the thing held my interest totally. I could not quit playing it.
Adventure gamers give this one a try. I do
believe you will like it. It is on my top
ten list. The only thing I really hated was
the ending, but then I think that's a failing
with most games.
Skyrim: Divorce and ended relationships not included. May induce expulsion to couch for an indefinite period of time. Say no to skooma.