Haunted

Player Rating6.49/8

"#24 overall, #5 for 2007"
based on 1711 ratings since 03/04/2015
played 14,709 times (finished 1,049)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

A tragic tale of love and loss.

You've inherited a haunted cottage.  You wish to convince the ghost within to move on to the afterlife.

Show her items you find around the house to awaken her memories.  But be careful, you have a limited amount of time, and not all memories are pleasant ones!

Hints- each item is tied to one of four emotions.  Try to figure out and focus on specific feelings to obtain the "better" endings.

Extra special hint- try using items in other rooms besides the parlor.

There are, if I did this correctly, thirteen different endings to this game.  Your score should correspond to the number ending you received.  (Higher numbers are not necessarily better.) 

Note- in order to fix the scoring bug, I had to put a blank page after the ending.  When you click on "End Game and Leave Comments" you will go to an otherwise blank page titled "The End"-- this is not a bug.  Click on End Game and Leave Comments again to access the comments screen.

Disclaimer- opinions expressed as to the nature of the afterlife are not necessarily those of the author or anyone else.  If games about ghosts offend you, feel free to go enjoy someone else's game.  I suggest 8 goals, 28 rolls.  Unless dice games offend you.

Player Comments

I think that was extremely good, the idea of using items to awake memories of the past was a good one and the ghost's various emotions were very well written, though I was a bit puzzled by the fact the main character seemed to be some sort of ghost therapist like the man in Casper and already seemed to have some knowledge of the situation (he knew the ghost was there but didn't know the back story of how she died?). The story was terrific.
-- Will11 on 11/11/2014 10:58:58 PM with a score of 7
Nice little tale, short and sweet. Easy to get into, easy to progress through, appealing and addictive, as I want to find out all the other endings. Dialogue strong, some more description would've been nice, but not necessary.
-- Satyr on 3/10/2012 9:06:27 PM with a score of 8
That was an awesome storygame, Sethaniel. The writing was great, and it was a cool idea how the items brought back certain memories, and there were even hidden items. I enjoyed trying to figure out what items to use and which not to use. I also loved how you have different endings and how in different combinations, different things happen. This truly was delightful to read :)

Please continue to write like this and please continue with these original ideas!

Solostrike
-- solostrike on 6/12/2007 5:58:20 PM with a score of 4
Someday love, Alone in the dark, The fire within, Eternal love, Bliss, Banshee, Absolute zero, Mourning, Everything is nothing, Love fades away, Forever, Together forever, Imo, Love fades away, Imo. Thats all the endings C:
-- Destiny on 2/24/2018 10:42:40 AM with a score of 7
I usually don't read a lot of romance stuff but I'm glad I read this, the way it's written is beautiful.
-- Rachael on 2/10/2018 3:45:39 AM with a score of 4
Amazing.
-- blackcigarette on 12/17/2017 6:48:59 AM with a score of 6
There is a charm to the brevity of this tale. It's as the saying goes: sometimes less is more. I love the idea of the ghosts memories coming back with objects, and that different combinations bring different results. Also that there are changes to the ghost itself is wonderful. All in all a lovely game. Though it is short, it has good replay value.
-- Mynoris on 12/2/2017 7:42:23 PM with a score of 8
Cute little story! Although when showing the ghost multiple items, it just showed commentary of the main character's perspective and didn't continue on with the ghost's story. Nonetheless, good story~
-- Alekos on 11/11/2017 9:42:11 PM with a score of 4
Submitted two comments because the first one was suppose to be a “5” but it made it a “3” for some reason..... now I’m giving a “7” to balance it out .
-- JavaPhysics on 11/2/2017 2:33:07 AM with a score of 4
Very short read. I completed it in five minutes. Was fun while it lasted. Still not sure how to logically complete the game... I just randomly used items until I came to an ending. (Bliss)
-- JavaPhysics on 11/2/2017 2:23:36 AM with a score of 3
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