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Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish

Posted By: BrownEyedTigre

Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 12:41 PM

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


As always, please remember to come back and tell us what you think.

Happy Gaming,
Ana wave
Posted By: Teddo

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 12:50 PM

I've played the demo. Looks good. I'll buy. I've been playing in Casual mode. Hints are plentiful and come rapidly. Teddo
Posted By: GBC

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 02:04 PM

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
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 02:38 PM

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
Posted By: sleuth62

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 06:11 PM

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.
Posted By: rmelone

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 06:14 PM

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?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/10/11 06:49 PM

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
Posted By: lazydaisy

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 06:57 AM

Sometimes turning custom cursor off helps with problems if that is an option in this game.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 01:51 PM

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
Posted By: kozykat60

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 01:55 PM

Is there a walkthrough for this game? I'm real interested in this game tool.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 02:25 PM

The Collector's Edition on Big Fish comes with a built-in strategy guide, but there is also a walkthrough available here. smile
Posted By: rmelone

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 08:57 PM

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
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/11/11 09:08 PM

Let us know what they say, Robert. smile
Posted By: Teddo

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/12/11 02:14 AM

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
Posted By: Gordon

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/16/11 07:46 PM

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.
Posted By: traveler

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/16/11 11:39 PM

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.
Posted By: Cynder

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/16/11 11:51 PM

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
Posted By: katbear50

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/17/11 02:11 AM

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
Posted By: rmelone

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/17/11 02:33 PM

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
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/17/11 02:40 PM

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
Posted By: Gordon

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 02/17/11 07:48 PM

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)
Posted By: Linds

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/06/11 01:39 PM

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

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/06/11 02:36 PM

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

Ana wave
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/07/11 09:03 PM

Mudrock on Big Fish just announced that the Standard Edition of Stray Souls will be released this week. smile
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 02:57 AM

What's the bonus gameplay like on this one?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 03:10 AM

Apparently the bonus content in the CE gives you the "prequel" to the main game's storyline. I've read an estimate of 45 minutes to an hour of extra gameplay.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 03:44 AM

That's not bad timewise.
Are the puzzles like the rest of the game?
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 03:59 AM

That, I don't know. Someone else will have to answer that question. smile
Posted By: smitty145

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 09:10 PM

Yes, Jenny!

I just played this game recently and really enjoyed it. I thought the Bonus Play was a decent length.

~ Carol
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 09:37 PM

I think I'll get this one and leave Maestro for next month then. Maestro annoyed me when the demo ran out before the hour was up.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/08/11 09:50 PM

Not all demos let you play for an hour anymore; some will just say "try sample version." I'm not sure exactly what the factors are that determine what kind of demo is released for each game.
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/09/11 02:38 AM

Big Fish said I had 14 minutes left, but the game said I'd finished. When games cut me off before the hour is up, I start to suspect they're short games.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/09/11 03:36 PM

I have yet to have a trial demo cut me off before my hour is up. Perhaps I should conclude from this that I am one of the world's slowest players. Then again, I usually decide whether I want to buy something within about 20 minutes of play, so maybe that's the reason. smile
Posted By: Becky

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/09/11 04:17 PM

Slow is beautiful! (I've never had a demo cut me off before an hour either.)
Posted By: Jenny100

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/09/11 08:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Marian
I have yet to have a trial demo cut me off before my hour is up. Perhaps I should conclude from this that I am one of the world's slowest players. Then again, I usually decide whether I want to buy something within about 20 minutes of play, so maybe that's the reason.

I've had 2 do it so far. I think the other one was one of those Edgar Allen Poe games. I assure you that I'm not a particularly fast gamer and I do a lot of poking around when there are places to poke. But I don't like being cut off after 45 minutes when I'm expecting an hour. So Maestro is waiting until next month -- unless a bunch of better games come along, in which case it will wait longer.
Posted By: Marian

Re: Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish - 03/10/11 02:07 AM

Maestro was a good length for a CE. I did feel that I got my money's worth. smile
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