I’ve played two versions of this game: the original and the recently updated version. They are essentially the same in content but not in feel. The original relied heavily on the default object description “Nothing out of the ordinary” to a point where it was distracting for some players. This was pointed out in comments and reviews. The revised version addresses this issue, allowing the game to be better appreciated.
The House of Dom Orre is a fantasy mystery, where the player is trapped alone in a house, trying to find out what has happened to its owner, Professor Dom Orre. As well as escaping, the player has to avoid a ghost, locate nine (traditional text-adventure) treasures, and solve puzzles on the way.
Overall, the game is very well designed, with a feel, scale and level of challenge similar to Peter’s other games. So, for me, that means an excellent experience and yet another adventure that I can confidently recommend to others!
Another excellent, engaging game from Peter Edwards! The house was large enough to provide some variety but was not difficult to navigate, and although there were several "you see nothing out of the ordinary" descriptions (which took some getting used to), it did help with narrowing down how to solve the puzzles. The hints in the comments were very helpful, and I really appreciated how Peter provided hints without spelling out too much.
There was a bit of "you see a chair2", or "you can see a coal dust", but that may be due to the Quest program, rather than any problem with the actual game.
A great game as usual. This game is a twist of mystery, suspense, and had a treasure hunt theme to it. As a news journalist, you have to get to the root of the "incident," while simultaneously finding artifacts of value and running from the horror of the house. It holds a nice balanced feel to it and keeps you engaged with the wide play area and all the puzzles. This game will not disappoint!
This was the first text adventure I played after accidentally stumbling on the "Quest" site in April -- happy day! I wasn't signed up for reviews and comments at that time: so now I've gone back to "Dom Orre", and have found it just as compelling and challenging as the first time around. I'd forgotten the answers to several of the puzzles, so it's taken me longer than I expected to complete. This time, however, I left with all the treasures (I'd failed to find the belfry before). All of which just goes to show that a really good game, like a really good book, repays a second visit. Since my first attempt at "Dom Orre" I've played all Peter's games, and found them all excellent: well-plotted and elegantly written. This one is no exception.
Loving the game but have ground to a halt. I am still puzzling over the experiment but have got to the garage and the shed and used the spade. can't understand the balls and have stood around fiddling with the swingball to no avail - I have a feeling this is a red herring! completely stuck with the iron studded oak door which isn't unlocked with the rusty key and also stumped by hatch - do I need assistance with the stepladder? Any hints to get me moving again are gratefully received.
Thanks very much for your help Peter, I should have thought of the suspicious liquid in the glass but I had assumed it wasn't potable and so had thrown it in with the mixture I put into the box in the lab to make the diamond!
Anyway, I really loved this game, as I mentioned before, I love mansion house mysteries and treasure hunts and I adore puzzles, and this game had all of these! The puzzles were numerous and well-conceived and executed, just fiendish enough to involve serious thinking but intuitive enough to make perfect sense in the context of the game and location. Some of the most difficult puzzles are the most satisfying when you finally manage to crack them and I am delighted to see there are some fantastically tricky puzzles in this game! The descriptions and atmosphere were well realised and the house was genuinely intriguing!
Congratulations on another excellent game and I look forward to your future adventures!