It was good, but could have been better.
It was fun, challenging, and frustrating. Some puzzles were very difficult, and some were super easy. You have to be observant of EVERYTHING. For me, it was too short. I did get some help from the internet. If I hadn't it would have lasted longer because I could spend hours on one puzzle. If you like puzzles and a good challenge, this is the game. I wish there was more interaction with the surroundings. The mansion was mostly nice scenery.The music was so loud it sometimes drowned out the narration.
I want a part 2!
This game was sooo much fun. I would play it thinking about each puzzle carefully. The last one took time. It was kind of like the safe in the study room next to the billiard room. Just had to guess from scratch. I would think that each door I open there would be a zombie behind it. The only thing scary was the music. When i would be in a puzzle too much. the music would stop without me realizing it. Then of course having the TV loud to here the guy. The music would blast back on. It even did it with the credits. i found that funny. The puzzles were some that i was use to. Then there was new ones but not as far off from each other. They kept me entertained. This was different from many escape games I played. Not a lot of thinking outside the box for what to do with the items. Like no combining, or looking close up to the item and finding different clues. I was thinking at first i had to click on random items like in the escape games. But overall. this was a very fun game. Its hard to come by puzzles like these for systems. Its fun to think like this. Makes me want to do this to my kids. muhahaha.
Play with a friend!
okay, you need to enjoy puzzles, have intelligence, and possess patience in order to play the game. One of the reviews above completely exaggerates the load time between screens and puzzles.
My friend and I played this game one Friday night because we enjoy brain puzzles. Although several people who came over claimed what we were doing was boring, pretty soon a house full of people were all trying to solve the puzzles. You need to REALLY think about some of the puzzles, you can't solve them in thirty seconds. It took 45 minutes for us to work out some of them. the ONLY place we really got stuck was the snooker puzzle where there actually seems to be an error.
We used up countless pieces of paper writing out patterns, figuring out various puzzles. If you enjoy games where you actually have to THINK, then you will enjoy this. I also suggest a group as it is waaay more fun that way during the lulls where you are working to solve the puzzles on paper.
It's really sad that this game was too difficult and couldn't hold the interest of most people. I am definitely not the smartest person in the world, nor am I very patient, but these other reviews certainly made me feel much more so.
Brought my IQ down
I like mystery games, was hoping this was going to be a good one, but it wasn't. The story was well put together, but if you didn't have a guide you were lost. There were hardly any clues or hints to help solve the various puzzles throughout the house. I could barely get pass the first couple of ones once you figured out how to open the door to garden. I kind of gave up on the game and tried to come back thinking maybe I was tired, but it only got worse for me. I know I'm not the smartest person in the world but this game lower my IQ. I love the graphics, I thought there would have been characters to interact with in the game and that would have made it more fun and challenging. Moving around in the the game was easy, and the details of the house were excellent, but to me if you don't have a P.H.D in gaming you might be scratching your head too afterwards.
NOT FOR THE AVERAGE BRAIN!
We purchased this game thinking it would be a fun challenge and expecting something totally different! We found this game to be extremely difficult and asking "how would we have figured that out?" but thankfully we used the internet to assist with getting thru this game. The game barely provides any hints and the hints they do provide are minimal to cracking the safe codes. There's no guidance in this game whatsoever! It's almost impossible to figure the clues out on your own. The waiting for the screen to load is slow. The satisfaction we received from purchasing Safecracker was the fact that we worked together she navigated the control and I read the instructions so working together was fun and the fact that we completed the game was an accomplishment but this was a waste of a purchase.
How smart are you REALLY?
So safecracker could be fun, depending on how smart you really are. Without the help of a strategy guide, or even some subtle hints from someone you know, this game can be BRUTAL. The good points: The game has varying kinds of puzzles and varying degrees of difficulty. It's rewarding when you finally finish a puzzle that you have been working on for a while The bad points: Some of the puzzles are brutal, and some will have you asking "HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO GET THAT WITHOUT GUESSING!!?!?!" The loading times are AWFUL, it takes like 15 brutal seconds to load from one step in the room to another and like 30 seconds to load a puzzle. The game gives you no direction where to go AT ALL. Sure you get some hints, but sometimes you try to go farther on a puzzle than u really should and you were supposed to be doing a puzzle before that. Overall I would recommend this game if you LOVE challenging and rewarding puzzles, other than that stay away.
This is a remake of an older PC game by the same name, not to say it's not good, just the opposite, if you enjoy puzzles, then you will enjoy this game. The game description is very accurate [and all inclusive] you move throughout a home/office in an attempt to reach the master safe, doing so gets you the job for this fictitious company. The safes have varying lock types, which have to be figured out, much of the 'locks' requiring something else to be done before the lock can be opened or actually TO open the lock. Puzzles upon puzzles. For the price, the fun is there for puzzle fans. Just don't expect it to be easy and pamper you through making the puzzles/locks easy, because it won't.