Here is my second attempt at this review.
The story is riveting and the staff that created it worked together like they were putting together a fine opera or movie.
The game itself is very close to scary yet it is poignant at times. I think more than scary is that it is a learning experience about this scientific wonder of the paranormal.
The story starts off on a bad note with Roxy, the main character lying dead on the mezzanine floor above her garage floor.
From there you go from one level to another with one ghost acting as a travel guide through their little part of this world they are all stuck in.
Each ghost has it's own personality and as it guides you you through their level with a sort of garbled dialogue that most of the time is unintelligable. There are notes and puzzles to help you unravel each story. One lady is stuck in a mirror and one dream lover wants what he cannot have, so he takes his own life. This is the gardener and his job is to keep the three beautiful gardens in shape. They are really a site to behold they are separated with hedges and mounds of greenery. The gardens are breathtakingly beautiful.
The next level takes you under the frozen lake on the mansion's property. There is a water maze that you travel through with a clown doll who talks to you and then a little bear that becomes the clown doll's friend. It is very sweet and takes away anything that might scare you while in the water.
The puzzles include one very difficult slider puzzle and the only way I could solve it was to call on the Gameboomer staff. As soon as you see how it should be finished you are on your way. For 98% of the game it is very easy as games with puzzles go. The game is played from the house, the gazebo, the gardener's workshop and the beautiful gardens.
I was so taken by the graphics that I forgot to be afraid. There is a bedroom upstairs where most of the ghost activity takes place.
The game ends with a surprise and you will be so happy you went to the finish line.
I give the game 4 out of 5 stars for graphics, story and music.
This review written by Nancy L. Bluck or firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
[This message has been edited by bpegasus69 (edited 06-04-2001).]