Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Ghostory by RigidCore Games. I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences.
Ghostory is a puzzle based platformer that puts you in the role of an unnamed traveler who gets lost in the woods. Unfortunately for him, he gets thirsty and takes a drink from a cursed lake which grants him the ability to turn back and forth into a ghost. The only catch is that he’s slowly dying and with the aid of an elderly lady (Possibly a witch) he sets out on a journey to fetch a mushroom for an antidote. His short journey turns into a treacherous one when the cave collapses and leaves him stranded in the depths of the cave. His only way to escape is to make his way through the puzzle laden cave system.
I’m going to admit that the game features some of the toughest logical puzzles that I’ve experienced in a long time. I’m a veteran of adventure games and puzzle platformers/action adventure games alike but man, these puzzles are incredibly hard. They’re often incredibly frustrating as well and I rage quit in my frustration quite a few times.
The puzzles revolve around switches, platforms and the main character’s ability to turn into a ghost. It sounds simple in writing but be warned, they will often leave you scratching your head as to how to proceed. Even from the beginning of the game the puzzles are quite the challenge. This challenge comes from the fact that the puzzles are setup in a way that their solutions aren’t readily obvious. They require you to break down the individual mechanics of every lever, platform, obstacle and how to best utilize your ghost ability.
To add to the difficulty, the backpack that the main character carries can’t be equipped if you’re a ghost and the only way to pick up keys is with your backpack. So you not only need to solve the puzzles to get the main character through but also your backpack too.
The game features 29 levels in total so it’s not too long a game so long as you can solve the puzzles easily.
Overall, Ghostory is a very challenging puzzle platformer that does a really good job at stumping you. Story wise the game is pretty decent for a puzzle platformer and the music/graphics aren’t too bad either. It’s difficulty will definitely be a deterrent for some (It made me want to rip my hair out at times lol). If you’re a fan of puzzle platformers and you want something with a challenge, then Ghostory is a great option.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Bonus Game Info:
Features of Interest
- Challenging Puzzles
- Graphics Arent Bad
- Good Music
- Good Lighting Effects
- Unique Ability To Turn Into A Ghost
- Can Be Very Frustrating
- Not A Whole Lot of Replay Value Once You Beat It
- The Puzzles May Be Too Difficult For Some