I finished Labyrinth of Lies a few days ago. My general overall impression is that it’s ok. Nothing seemed to jump out at me to make it into my favorites category (games I want to play over and over). But it wasn’t a game that I probably won’t play again. I liked the Ancient Greek history and culture part of it and that it was in Greece. I also liked the Greek play part and the underground world, was very cool. There really wasn’t anything I disliked about the game. The story line was better than the previous games, more believable. I felt this game was a flashback to some of the earlier games but with better graphics.
Here I was already to go “kayaking” and “cycling” on Deception Island, when I realized I had skipped Ghosts of Blackmoor Manor. So that’s the game I’m currently playing. This time I’m paying more attention to things rather than trying to finish the game. Here’s some things I’ve noticed so far.
What is Jane writing on ?green paper?
The Conservatory reminds me of the Addams Family, only in color.
Sewing, I’ve never like to sew, mainly because I never could understand how to read the instructions on a pattern. So it’s not surprising that the only part of Secret of the Old Clock, I hate is the part where Nancy sews the dress. It’s bad enough on junior mode but senior mode is even worse.
I did make an observation about the sewing machine in the game. It’s the old fashion peddle kind, which means if we (the player) had to sew the dress in real life, we would have to use our feet and peddle peddle peddle.
Plot: Nancy plans to visit a friend in Pennsylvania, who has just bought a house once own by a 20s gangster. But when she arrives the friend isn’t there, there is nothing to eat but bananas, there’s a strange man who likes to walk around at night making bird noises, and oh yea the house attacking, glowing yellow eyed dogs.
When the game opens, the phone rings and Nancy talks to Sally, who tells her to leave, but this is Nancy and of course she isn’t besides her car is blocked by a dead tree and it’s the middle of the night. After the phone call ends there is a weird noise, ignore it, got upstairs and and switch to day.
Day: Go around the cabin, pick up the water bottle, go outside prime the pump but don’t fill the bucket. Take the empty bucket to the dock and bail out the water in the boat. Pick up the life vest and the screwdriver. Try to start boat, open it up and discover the sparkplug is missing (very important step) Then go to the shed, open the chest, take out the gas mask and hammer and nails. Now go find the three boars (one is at the cemetery). After that go back to the house and fix the rotten floor boards. Take a look at the cabinet above the couch. Click on the dogs, you’ll need sandpaper. Now go up stairs and switch to night
Nightime: Go outside (which door doesn’t matter). Meet Red Knott who tells about Malone and his dogs, hear the dogs howling. Say goodbye and get inside, and wait while the dogs attack the house. (this is the scariest part of the game). After the attack is over go outside (don’t worry they only attack once) and go visit Red at his tree stand. Ask him about a spark plug, get spark plug (after agreeing to do a favor) then go back to the cabin and sleep (switch to day)
One of the things you cannot avoid doing is having the ghost dogs attack the house, you can prolong it though.
You can’t ask Red for sandpaper until you talk to Emily, if you already know that Red has the sandpaper.
After you bail out the water from the boat, return the bucket to the pump and fill it up with water. Do not pick it up, trust me you will A) Need it later B) Regret it if the bucket is in the inventory when you do need it.
Fun Fact: There really is a Moon Lake in Pennsylvania.