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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2012
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Figured I'd download and play Baron Wittard while waiting for Amazon to cough up my product key for Culpa Innata. You won't have any problems with the product key for Baron Wittard, however, it will be listed on your downloaded games section of your account.

Very nicely rendered 3D graphics and cool environment to poke around in. If you love to explore interesting environments and solve puzzles this game is for you. You also will not have to worry about getting killed or have to fight in this game, the most you will encounter are some spooky environments and events.

I give this game 5 stars for the graphics and story, but I have to take away a star for the puzzles. Even with my handy dandy walkthrough I couldn't figure out the last puzzle without watching a video on how to complete it. Granted, I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack, but some of these puzzles went beyond the norm. And there is no time out or skip, you MUST complete the puzzles to reach your ultimate goal. You will have the late Baron Wittard popping up to chat with you periodically throughout the game in the form of an amulet. For me, this was so cheesy it took the edge off of anything that might have been spooky about the game. Which is OK for me, I don't like to play games that are so scary I'm white knuckled throughout. Although some of the puzzles in this game may cause you some white-knuckled frustration.

Overall, the cool graphics and various environments as well as an intersting story line (cheese and all), overcome the perplexing puzzlers. I recommend this game for the fun exploration factor and graphics alone. This game was released in 2007, but the graphics are better than some of the latest game releases. At the time of this review there are no other reviews for this game, which is shocking considering the release date and coolness of it all. Folks, you have been missing out! If what I've described is up your alley, give this game a shot. If you get stuck, grab a walkthrough by MaGtRo for hints and/or do a query on YouTube for the solution to the end puzzle (It's in German, but it doesn't matter with the puzzle).

I'm always looking for well made adventure games. Please comment any similar recommendations of your own. Here are mine: Gray Matter [Download]
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder [Download]
Black Mirror 2 [Download]
Black Mirror 3 [Download]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2012
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If you like immersive adventure, difficult puzzles, and/or Norse mythology, you'll love this game.
Graphics are good. Music is spotty, sometimes good -menacing mood music, mostly just ethereal background noise. The sparse voice acting is good except for a few spots (like thief talking to Alex). Baron Wittard has a good voice (sounds a little like Roddy McDowell).
This is an adventure plus puzzles game. Point and click, you move around searching for stuff.
This game reminds me ever so slightly of Call of Cthulhu:Dark Corners of the Earth (CoC). Flicking lights, heartbeats, etc.
This is what I thought early in the game - Dare I say so far it's slightly boring. I've been tooling around for the better part of an hour and the only thing that has happened is the lights went out for a few seconds so I'm in total darkness. CoC is way better. Baron Wittard must have been designed for those who want just a hint of scary and suspense.
It has highly detailed surroundings. It's like you are actually there with the amount of detail.
There is virtually no inventory. You have to write things down. There is no help. I realized ¾th of the way through that you could use the "map" to move around. Also, I found the diary about this time. It has a lot of background information which would have provided me with a better game experience had I found it sooner. Also, I discovered by reading Rushes review (see below) that I could access the map, camcorder, menu icons by right clicking to "stop" the panning cursor.
I agree with one reviewer about the puzzles. Use the walkthrough!! Puzzles have to be completed before you can proceed! There are no skips for the puzzles. The memory puzzle-you have to click through 12 separate rounds! I have had my eyes glued to a walkthrough for most of the game.
Just google "gameboomers Baron Wittard walkthrough" and you should be able to find the walkthrough written by MaGtRo that I used.
The last puzzle with the amulet I had to use YouTube.

Playtime 8+ hrs. Without walkthrough, playtime probably 16+ hrs.

Below are some sites with additional reviews -
adventurelantern.com (reviews, BaronWittard) by Jonathon Wisnoski
and
gameboomers.com (reviews, BaronWittard) by Rushes.
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on November 21, 2013
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The atmosphere is really creepy, the music and graphics are amazing, but it is not a jump-scare type of game, which is exactly what I wanted. But I have been opposed to point-and-click games in the past, and that continues here. I had a lot of difficulty solving the puzzle to even enter the manor. I got it by sheer luck. Once in, the manor is simply amazing to behold. But I could not get past the first area, as I got completely stuck on multiple puzzles. I am not sure if this game is possible without reading or watching an entire walkthrough, which ruins the experience.
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on December 5, 2012
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Game downloaded and seemed to install fine - could not display to work - website had little help, said to reinstall with administrator privileges - no change. Amazon does not permit returns on software so you are on your own if you decide to go ahead with purchasing.
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on October 19, 2014
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Good game. I would recommend it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2012
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I bought a new computer with more memory and I could download the game . I like the game so far .
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
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Took a long time to download and when finished
wouldn't play correctly. Large sections were
just black shapes. Very disappointing.
Wouldn't waste the time to download again.
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