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HOGuru Plays Adam Wolfe: Season 1

This is, by leagues, the most intricate and deep HOG I’ve ever encountered. Partially that’s due to its remarkable running time – the game’s ‘season’ is broken up into four hour-long ‘episodes’ – although simple running time has little to do with the game’s successes.


HOGuru Plays Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek

I’ve played more than a few bleak hidden object games, but few are as unrelentingly dark as Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. Opening in the aftermath of a storm of biblical proportions, it follows a detective with a suddenly-spotty memory as she attempts to piece together her investigation into a disappearance in the titular town.


HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel: Ancient Bane

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There’s another mystery for James and his player-controlled sidekick to solve – this time it concerns missing intellectuals at a haunted hotel! The twist? This time the hotel is supposed to be haunted! That’s right, in one of the series’ more audacious premises, a man with the warning-bells name of ‘Abraham Shadowy’ has built a hotel designed to terrify its thrill-seeking guests.


HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel Phoenix

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After the strange way Haunted Hotel: Eternity wrapped up, with its Mystery Trackers crossover ending and history-altering bonus episode, I had no idea what to expect from Phoenix. Would it follow the same character from the previous game, as the previous trilogy of games had? Or would it depart from the detective millieu entirely and go off in a new direction?


HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence

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One of my favourite subgenres in HOGS I review are the stealth adaptations. Whether it’s a popular video game franchise like Bioshock or a minor literary classic like The Shadow Over Innsmouth, I enjoy seeing how game developers who profoundly don’t have the rights to a certain piece of media transform it into a hidden object game. How subtle will they be in their use of locations, character designs, entire plots?


HOGuru Plays Haunted Hotel: Eclipse

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I’m not sure this review can be trusted. It’s entirely possible that I love this game far too much for my opinions about its merits to be trusted. What explains this adoration? It revolves entirely around the game’s premise, and its straightforward exploration thereof.