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
Not worth the $6.99 I paid. Finished it in a few hrs. This is more for kids/family, not me. Didn't realize it was JUST a "hidden object" game.
December 14, 2013
This is based on the demo version.
I found the hidden objects in the HO scenes too easy to find.
The graphics are crisp, clear and puts you in the Christmas spirit.
I would not be buying the game itself.
December 9, 2011
fun christmas game
I enjoyed this christmas game.
November 12, 2011
Cleaning up for Santa
Review based upon completion of the game.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree. And so on, because you will collect all 78 things over the course of the game.
+ 12 Days items is a unique touch
+ mostly items to find fitting with the theme
+ pleasant music (swooning along)
o items not true to size
o junk piles
o mini games repetitive
- short game
- some items not appropriate, and who would litter up a church like that?
- limited appeal outside of Advent and Christmas
Bottom Line: Yes, it's short, but it's great to sit down with the kids and have fun with it. It's very easy (save for the sliders, they are mildly challenging) and it doesn't take that long to get through. Limited appeal outside the cuteness factor for adults playing alone.
December 14, 2012
More for younger children
This game was a little more simplified than I expected, but it would be good for younger children (with a bit of help).
December 13, 2012
nice game, but very, very, very short. payd to much for so litle enterteinment!!!
November 30, 2012
Fun but one small problem
The game was really cute, and a lot of fun. But after you play the trial, and then you buy it, the game is already almost over. It aggravated me that it didn't last a LOT longer. If you're gonna play the trial, and then buy it, you should be able to play for quite a long time more after having bought it. I feel that you'll get jipped if you buy this game, considering this problem. But if you don't mind this problem, and you want to play it and buy it anyways, because of the Christmas them to it, then it would be PERFECT for you to try and buy. Anyways, that's just MY opinion.
December 11, 2011
You get about what you'd expect here. The Christmas theme is entertaining, especially at this time of year. I did enjoy the chorus of the 12 Days of Christmas song, but no vocals beyond that. Graphics overall are nicely done, but other than the touches of movement on individual hidden object screens, they revert to generic junkpiles where it's pretty obvious what to click on.
Finding the items in the song is an interesting task, but other than that it's just Santa barking orders. Minigames are extremely easy, with the possible exception of slider puzzles (depending on how you feel about those, for me they are filler central). If you enjoy finding 15-20 spot the difference items crammed onto a small Christmas tree, you've found your dream game.
Overall it's not the worst way to spend an hour and a half, which should be about all you need to complete this.
December 11, 2011
Alright for Children
For adults a very boring game. I only played for about 15 minutes by which time I was thoroughly fed up with all the HO's. Maybe it got better further along the game but I wouldn't know as I gave up. The only good thing was the relaxing music.
February 4, 2013