If you are looking for something to play with the family this is your game. It was kind of nice break from the Blood and missing people. Great fun puzzles. Enjoy & Merry Christmas.
December 9, 2012
Adequate length for seasonal game
This is a pleasant, colorful, easy Xmas game ideal for coffee breaks or an afternoon with grandchildren. Animations, although primitive, are charming. Junkpiles have some repetitive items but H.O. scenes overall are varied. Contains a small amount of religious content.
December 8, 2012
The kids will love it. The graphics are great. Only problem is I think you need Superman's ex-ray vision to find some of the tiny, tiny hidden objects.
December 21, 2011
It's a beautiful game
It's a lovely game. I could just let it run as a screensaver and forget playing..but when you get tired of that, it's a nice Christmas game.
December 11, 2011
Cute and easy but short
Cute and easy HO (hidden object game). We have a few Christmas themed games that our kids look forward to playing each holiday season. I thought this was one they would enjoy. Objects are not hard to find but... if you find yourself stuck, the "hint" recharges quickly. The mini games are pretty easy also. The kids won't get frustrated with this one. The bad news is... I finished the demo, bought the game and literally finished it within 5 minutes of purchase.
December 11, 2011
Again, I'm a Christmas fan, But I didn't really enjoy this Christmas game as much as "Twisted: A Haunted Carol". I also found it to be even shorter then A Haunted Carol. However, I do think a younger audience would enjoy this one. No matter, it was OK.
Thanks again Big Fish,
November 14, 2011
Relaxing non challenging
This game wasn't bad. It was a nice change from all the dark mysteries I play. But I wouldn't pay more than $1.99 for it. The graphics weren't great, no animation to write home about. The objects you needed to find for the 12 Days of Christmas calendar sparkled so much, they practically reached out and pinched you!
The mini games are elementary. When my hour demo was over, I was over it too.
December 4, 2011
This game is great to play when you don't want to use your brain. It would be ideal for children. Great babysitter!!!!
December 8, 2011
Great Demo, Not Worth Buying
This really is an adorable game full of the holiday spirit but it's incredibly short. The puzzles aren't that challenging; you definitely won't need an entire hour to play through and the replay pull is low.
October 31, 2012
Great relaxation, but a little daffy...
I enjoyed this little game as a mini-break from bigger/harder games but regret I paid 6.99 for it. Wish I would have waited for the 2.99 sale.
This game is best if you just want a few screens to relax or while waiting for a phone call or something. If you try to play it seriously - you'll get bored quick. About 3 or 4 screens and I was ready to do something else. But I enjoyed signing in and playing those screens. However, by the end I was counting the things left to finish the 12 days of Christmas even though that didn't matter much eventually.
It would also be a great game to play with kids. The "12 days" icons have blinking lights - so its hard to miss them. Each screen has a limited challenge - there were about 1 or 2 things in each I had to look carefully to find - the rest were right on top.
Background music was nice and relaxing. One of the few I didn't turn the music off after a while.
Storyline - makes no sense whatsoever. It's mostly just a series of explanations before each screen. Those with a sense of humor will note the following oddities: (no real spoilers but be warned).
1. Santa is some kind of obsessive person or neat freak. Almost every screen has him saying "Let's tidy this room up" or "lets clean this mess up".
2. Besides his cleaning obsession, Santa has some sort of logic or eyesight problem. There are screens where there is one house on the street and Santa is saying "I can't find the house". One screen features a sign that says "MATT AND EMY'S HOUSE" and Santa saying "I can't find Matt and Emy's house - lets clean up the yard..."
3. I am confused as to why Santa is taking toys TO a toy store at night (which also "needs cleaning"). Is he a second hand supplier for extra cash or what?
4. Santa only delivers toys to one family in the world. They have the biggest (messiest) house on earth full of toys and things - yet the kids have to share a room and bunk beds.
5. Once you collect all the 12 days icons, that story theme just disappears - there's no bonus, reveal or anything. The story switches out of nowhere from Santa, toys, and Christmas to a church scene with Baby Jesus. (note: The church is a mess and must be cleaned).
So - daffy story, but not really one of those "adventure, get into the story" type of games.
If you enjoy some Christmas themed HO's and music - You'll like it. If you want story or challenge - look elsewhere.
December 11, 2011