Hugo’s House of Horrors Impressions

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  • Mike
    Mike
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    #5067

    I guess this will be a thread to discuss the first part of the trilogy. Warning that this contains spoiler discussion.

    What a bizarre game. The game feels like a random mishmash of various things the author was into. Like the Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and other creatures hanging out at the dinner table. One of the final puzzles is just an old man asking you trivia questions that have nothing to do with the game, like about The Hobbit and Narnia!

    Going into the game I thought it was silly that he never heard of Maniac Mansion but I believe it now. It definitely plays like a Sierra game, including possible dead ends.

    TigerQuoll
    TigerQuoll
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    #5083

    I’m still not sure if the dead-ends and save-ruining moves are deliberate or just oversights by the developer!

    As a kid I thought this game was really long and difficult, but I was surprised to find on a recent replay that it took me less than an hour to beat.

    Still, I have a huge soft spot for it. Probably the first adventure game I ever played, and it’s charming as heck.

    rnlf
    rnlf
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    #5099

    How can you ruin your safe? Anyway, the game is super weird, haha. Quick to finish, no real hard puzzles. The one that took me the longest was the mummy. Unless there’s a real solution to that other than abusing its path finding to get it stuck, it’s really a bad one.

    Everything else is just random small puzzles. Also the combination lock code for the shed? WHY is it where it is? Super crazy.

    The trivia question were either easy enough or at least easy to google (who on earth is Roy Rogers?), but the riddle took me two guesses, it didn’t like “human”. Ah well.

    I ended the game with 188/190 points, I wonder where the remaining two are. Maybe you have to somehow get out of the lab while small and enter the small door under the stairs? Anyway.

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