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Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish #697437
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You can download Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition here.


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Welcome to a town where something that should not exist runs free; where a desperate wife will risk her beating heart to find her husband; and where a terrible secret lies buried behind an orphanage. Search for clues, solve puzzles, and unlock new areas as you visit spine-chilling locations, play stimulating mini-games and locate Hidden Objects. Stray Souls – A Dollhouse Mystery will take you to a dark and spooky world!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

Bonus prequel chapter
Concept art
Incredible soundtrack
Wonderful wallpapers


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #697442
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I've played the demo. Looks good. I'll buy. I've been playing in Casual mode. Hints are plentiful and come rapidly. Teddo


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Teddo] #697470
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Thanks Ana, great game! I was sold just watching the video. Graphics are good. Story is good. Items are not difficult to find and interaction is plenty. thumbsup


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: GBC] #697482
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Great-looking game so far. There are morphing objects to find, as well! wave

I also noticed that the developers are the same folks who did the series of Natalie Brooks games. smile

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #697523
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Just finished the demo and really like it. A mystery,spooky music and the HO are not too hard to find. It looks to be a good game. Am going to get it.


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: sleuth62] #697524
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Has anyone had a problem losing control of the cursor in a hidden object part?

Robert

edit: it looks like it's related to a video problem because the images in another area are choppy.

Any thoughts?

Last edited by rmelone; 02/10/11 01:30 PM.

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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: rmelone] #697535
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I'm not experiencing those problems. Have you checked to make sure that Adobe Flash, Shockwave, and your video drivers are updated? Otherwise, I would ask Big Fish Customer Support about it. wave

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #697710
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Sometimes turning custom cursor off helps with problems if that is an option in this game.

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: lazydaisy] #697762
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Originally Posted By: lazydaisy
Sometimes turning custom cursor off helps with problems if that is an option in this game.


A good suggestion. I'm pretty sure that I noticed that with this particular game the custom cursor was off by default, but often that is not the case. wave

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #697763
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Is there a walkthrough for this game? I'm real interested in this game tool.

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: kozykat60] #697775
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The Collector's Edition on Big Fish comes with a built-in strategy guide, but there is also a walkthrough available here. smile

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #697867
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I didn't turn on the custom cursor so I don't think it's that.

I did update everything Marian mentioned but still had the same problem. It doesn't happen right away - usually takes about 5 mintues or more. And now I only have about 3 minutes left on the demo so I won't be able to try any fixes again (unless I buy the game - because of this problem I'm reluctant to do that.)

I sent an e-mail to BigFish but haven't heard back yet - I didn't have time to chat; I may try that later.

Robert


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: rmelone] #697868
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Let us know what they say, Robert. smile

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #697943
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I had a chattering cursor at first and found that if I turned the computer off and restarted, it cleared up. Just a suggestion. Teddo


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Teddo] #699241
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This game REALLY CREEPED ME OUT! I HATE clowns. Dont know why, but I always have. Maybe one scared me when I was a kid. Dr. Freud are you listening? Good game though.

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Gordon] #699289
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Originally Posted By: Gordon
This game REALLY CREEPED ME OUT! I HATE clowns.


Lol! You and George Stobbart. Tell you the truth, I'm not fond of them either.

Gil.


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Gordon] #699293
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Gordon, I agree. I've always been afraid of them as well, from the time I was a kid. It was a good game, I agree, but I found it a bit too dark and that the plot really didn't hold together very well. I wish I had just waited for the standard version.

However, I do admit it was my next game after "dying for Daylight," so that may have affected its rating. wink

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Cynder] #699335
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Was very 'dark', not very enjoyable for me.
Played it tru because, well dunno, because it cost me $14
or because I hated to quit in the middle???
All I know is I'm ready for a good old fashioned "AG" now...
weary of the 'Macabre'.

Gordon,
I know alot of children are extremely afraid of clowns
and have often wondered if it was the fact their face was hidden,
like with a mask.
Yet, I also know children aren't born with the "Fear" mode installed
they have to learn fear & mistrust.
So the jury is still out on that one, IMHO


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: katbear50] #699430
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I heard for BFG and they asked for some files for analysis but everything looked ok to them. They then suggested some changes and requested I then try the game again - the problem was I only had 3 minutes left in the demo and BFG could not reset it so I was unable to try it.

At this point I'm not planning to buy the CE for this game.

They did give me a game credit - which I thought was very generous and suggested checking the forum on BFG for this game to see if a new build for the game might be released.

Robert


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Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: rmelone] #699432
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That's a shame that you didn't have enough time left in the trial demo to see if the game ran properly now, but I'm glad that you were issued a game credit. When the standard version of Stray Souls comes out, download it and see if the game now runs for you. wave

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I'm an avid reader, but there are only two books that I have read all the way through in one sitting, on was "The Summer of 42" and the other was "It" which was about a "Killer Clown". I was afraid of clowns way before that book, but it just reinforced "The Creep". I am 61, a Viet Nam Veteran (with 2 purple hearts and a bronze star) and I STILL get nervous when I see a clown. Go figure. Can you imagine if I had met John Wayne Gassey face to face? One of us would have died. (probably me, of a heart attack)

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Has anyone any idea when this game will be released in the regular edition?
Thanks,
Susan

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It is usually within a month of the original release. I would guess this week or next.

Ana wave


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Mudrock on Big Fish just announced that the Standard Edition of Stray Souls will be released this week. smile

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian] #705167
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What's the bonus gameplay like on this one?

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