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Which game is better? #751795
09/05/11 10:23 AM
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Hi,
Since this is the last day of BFG $4.99 sale, thought I would ask everyone to help me pick out the best game of the following:

Grim Tales: The Bride
The Secrets of Arcelia Island
or
Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper

I like long fun games with more adventure than HOG scenes. Thanks wave


Spankie

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Re: Which game is better? [Re: spankie] #751796
09/05/11 10:30 AM
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Based purely on what I have read about these games (I haven't played any of them yet, so this opinion doesn't count for much), I would choose Grim Tales. smile

Re: Which game is better? [Re: Marian] #751801
09/05/11 11:16 AM
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Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper is a long game and a great one to. I think. Hints recharge fast and you can random click on HOs
Richard


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Re: Which game is better? [Re: kjos] #751809
09/05/11 11:57 AM
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Now, Richard, why did you go and say that? I am trying my hardest to be good in this sale! I have just purchased Grim Tales: The Bride, and also just finished the demos of Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper and The secrets of Arcelia Island, and was in two minds about both of them.

But I do love all games a la "Jack the Ripper", so I think you have convinced me! rah


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Re: Which game is better? [Re: Rosaboobie] #751810
09/05/11 11:59 AM
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Yes, I think I'm going to go ahead and use a punch card coupon on Jack the Ripper. smile

Re: Which game is better? [Re: spankie] #751815
09/05/11 12:36 PM
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I haven't played "The Bride". My recommendation would be for "Jack the Ripper". Both this one and the Arcelia Island game are good long games. I just found "Jack the Ripper" to be a more interesting story.

Re: Which game is better? [Re: spankie] #751818
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Hi spankie

I bought 3 games from the BFG sale. The games that you listed are the 3 games I bought. lol

I would demo the games first.

If you are only going to buy 1 I would go with Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper. The game is long, slow player here so it took me about 7 hours. duh There is a lot of dialogue. Also, when you play the game there is a penalty for clicking over 2 times outside of the HO scenes. If someone knows how to turn that off, let me know. Except for the click penalty I really enjoyed playing this game.

Grim Tales: The Bride I had to restart the game 3 times. First time froze up on one of the puzzles, second a mechanism would not work. Third time was the charm. Haven't finished yet but seems to be running great now.

Secrets of Arcella Island is a good game and happy I got it on sale. It is on the lighter side and I prefer dark and creepy. I enjoy the lighter games sometimes.


Doing the demo will probably tell you what game you would like most. smile

Re: Which game is better? [Re: Kate Anne] #751821
09/05/11 12:56 PM
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I purchased all 3 games with the sale and I would definitely vote for Grim Tales: The Bride. I thought it was a long game even without the collector's edition extra chapter. There was a variety of minigames, unlike Jack the Ripper, where it seemed like every game was turn the pieces to make the picture visible. Good Luck with your choice! wink


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Re: Which game is better? [Re: spankie] #751827
09/05/11 01:32 PM
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Spankie I just bought Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper. BFG is killing me with these sales. I can't resist.

Re: Which game is better? [Re: ramona] #751848
09/05/11 03:21 PM
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My vote is for Grim Tales

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Re: Which game is better? [Re: ramona] #751850
09/05/11 03:26 PM
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thanksEveryone!

Guess it's decided - 6 votes for Jack the Ripper followed by 2 votes for Grim.

Am going to test Jack the Ripper first to make sure it works, then will put Grim on my "to get" list with my game coupon.

Really appreciate everyone's input. rah


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Re: Which game is better? [Re: spankie] #751853
09/05/11 03:33 PM
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Missed out on the sales I have played all three games. All really good games.
Richard


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