Chronicles of Albian: The Magic Convention
Not a great or enjoyable game
I just purchased another game by these same makers, and I really liked it. (Farmington Tales is an excellent game and very fun, and well worth your money.) But in this one, the objects were very very small, and difficult to see. I had to use the hints, almost all of them, in every scene, just to get out of it. I am not finished yet, but don't have far to go, and I am sure glad I purchased with a game credit. I am an old gamer, and can hold my own on HOG style games, and this was more like punishment of some kind. Not fun to play! I would not suggest it to anyone. Even too small and boring for young children to pay. I know my grandkids would not like it. I will play it through once, and that will probably be it for me. The rooms are dimly lit and very hard to see.
September 30, 2013
Itsy-bitsy hidden objects
I love games where you get to design gardens, houses, etc., so why not a castle? But try as I might, it was very, very hard to see the teeny hidden objects, the tiny blobs that represented jewels, and miniscule fairies that didn't really look like fairies -- if you could even see them. The hints are replenished by finding very, very small magic wands. The scenes are nicely drawn, but the objects in them are small, not proportional to the other objects, and sometimes difficult to recognize. After just three scenes, I had a headache, and gave up. Other reviews make this sound like a wonderful game. I wish that had been my experience. (This was played on a 17-inch laptop.)
July 22, 2013
I do Not like this Game !!!!!
Objects in HO is hard to see, unless your eyesight is better than perfect. It has no challenge at all, just one HO scene after the other. Graphics are bad.
June 5, 2012
Ridiculously tiny objects
This has to be one of the worst hidden object games I have played. I did not even finish the trial hour because it is too frustrating. I don't play games to be annoyed and irritated!
Some of the objects are WAY too small, and also they don't look like what they are supposed to be. A jug and a vase are two different things, for instance, and if I am looking for a jug I will not think I have found it when I see a vase. The rooms are very cluttered and the graphics are so dark I had to adjust the monitor display. Won't be buying this one, and I would not recommend it to anyone else either. Save your bandwidth and go for something else, there are a lot better hidden object games out there.
May 10, 2013
After obsessing over Farmington Tales I was so happy to see they had another game! But I was incredibly disappointed to find it was another HOG that has pictures so small you have your face practically pressed against the monitor to try to make out the pictures. I'm on a laptop but it's up to date and by no means a small monitor. I really dislike hidden object games that have pictures so tiny you spend half the game misclicking because you just can't tell what you are looking at. Sadly, I won't be keeping this one. Maybe they will come out with another Farmington.
October 12, 2012
I bought this game sight unseen, based on the 4+ star reviews. what a mistake. the HOG scenes are pile-ups, very grainy, tiny tiny objects almost impossible to see, and altogether make the game virtually unplayable for me. I would have known all this had I downloaded the trial first and would never have spent a credit on it.
February 3, 2012
By far the most boring "game" I ever lost my time with
To me, this really is the most boring game I ever spent my time on. I really don't see how anyone can like this game. It's just one HOS after the other and you go back and back and back again to the same scenes to search for the same objects.
Even the idea of restoring a derelict castle to dazzling fairytale like beauty gets annoying after a while.
Every now and then, a puzzle is thrown in, which you can solve in a matter of seconds.
Don't spend your money and time on this one, unless you really, really, really enjoy being bored by HOS.
July 5, 2012
One of most Boring games I have ever played!
It involves no action and no real storyline at all and its just Hidden object after hidden object scene, with tiniest items ever that are blended to background. It also has annoying music and sound effects. For who has been this game intended to? By music and graphics I would think for little girls, but no, because its way too unecessary hard game. Dificulity is so legendary that you spend half of all time misclicking and another half staring at screen, looking for smallest items for what you will spend many minutes to find.
July 7, 2013
chronicles of albian...fun hidden objects
This would have to be one of the worst gamed that I have played/bought.
The objects are by far to small to see and they really do blend into the background.
I am truly sorry that I got this game, I am lucky that I decided not to purchase the chronicles of albian 2.
June 15, 2013