House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector’s Edition is a joy of a game from Alawar that was released in May of 2012 and was the second installment for the series. These are an enjoyable puzzle and point and click adventure. The House of 1000 doors is a mysterious house that turns up randomly in various places, and is filled with enchanted inhabitants and various secrets.
The player plays as Kate Reed who has seen the House of 1000 Doors before and has tracked it down again to divulge further into its secrets. As Kate makes her way to where she thinks that the signs point to where the House of 1000 Doors is rumored to be she runs into an unusual fireball that seems to be floating and have a mind of its own and whose intent is to wreak havoc.
When Kate finally reaches the House she runs into a familiar face telling her that the ball is ruining everything and they have no idea where it came from only that it showed up with a mysterious organ. Soon Kate is being flung into a mystery of epic proportions and one that must be solved before the house moves again. Kate investigates the organ and realizes that she needs to collect 4 crystal skulls and place them in the organ to put the fire ball to rest. She ends up hopping into pictures of various times and places in order to find them. The player travels to places like Tibet, Jerusalem, Madagascar, and other places. The player interacts with ghosts in these different pictures to find the skulls and defeat the evil that has fallen on the enchanted house.
The player is playing as though they see through Kate’s eyes. It is a basic click and solve kind of game. The player must find hidden objects and solve various types of puzzles to move on in this game. The player will be challenged to be able to jump from area to area as they find objects needed in other places and multitasking and remembering where things are needed. Most things are a chain reaction finishing something in one area will help the player in another area.
This game is a easily an 8 out of 10 for a puzzle game. It is simple game play with good intellectual stimulation. There is some replay ability for this game since the player can either play in casual or expert mode. The difference is how quickly the hint/clues button is refilled and how they identify what and where to click when the player click the hint button. There are no multiplayer functions in this game.
There is only one storyline that can be played and it can be played through in about 5 hours or less. Although they have added a bonus chapter to play after the game is complete so that’s added to the game as well. The bonus chapter even has its storyline as well. This game can be found in various places online and in hard copy for PC and some of the websites even offer a free sample to download to see if the person would like the game before they buy it. Overall a very good point and click puzzle adventure by Alawar.
Overall Score: 8 / 10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developer: Alawar Entertainment
Publisher: Viva Media
Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the developer or the purpose of this Review.
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