Hidden Object Crosswords
Good Idea + Tragic Implementation = Big Disappointment.
The premise of this game sounds great as did most of the reviews. - Supposedly beautiful hidden object scenes with riddles that identify the objects.
This is such a cool idea I was completely surprised to find our how painfully and pitifully the game was implemented. What a waste!
The graphics are low grade, grainy, and dark. They seem to be a combination of poor photography and hand drawing, with scenes dowdy, not original, interesting, or attractive.
Adding to the run-down, trashy look each scene is piled high junk pile style. Scenes are so densely packed that even some larger items like a fence and a door in one scene are just not visible. Random clicking didn't help with the hint button being the only answer.
It's not all bad - Riddles are shown at the top of the screen with arrows on each side to allow scrolling to different words. Below the riddle is the word that reflects any letters that have been uncovered. This part is fine.
The riddles themselves are not bad at all - some are pretty good. In fact, this is just about the only thing likeable about this game.
The rest of the interface is cumbersome and just not fun.
When an item is found the player cannot move on until letters spelling out the object finish their leisurely flow into the empty spaces at the top of the screen and a chalkboard with the crossword and current status completes it crawl up the screen. - This happens E-V-E-R-Y T-I-M-E an item is found.
All of this is timed, so added to the drab, tacky scenery is frustration at being stalled amidst floating letters and a crawling chalkboard that also gradually spelling out the word which can bring on a little motion sickness.
Yikes this is one miserable implementation. So disappointing.
March 30, 2013
Just didn't like this one.
Too slow for me. I like crosswords and hidden object but not in the same game.
February 20, 2012
A brilliant combo of my 2 favourite things!
This game was a combo of my 2 favourite things: Hidden Object Games and Crosswords, and it was actually a pretty nice game! Here are my thoughts:
Challenging hidden objects
The game had achievements
The butterfly that gave you a letter to one of the clues
Sometimes, when I clicked on an object I thought was the one I was looking for, it didn't work, but when I used a hint, it was the object I'd clicked on before. This gave me the idea the game is very sensitive
Some clues were hard
Some objects were hard to find
The hint took forever to re-charge
Overal, this game is very enjoyable and is good for the whole family, although the kids might need a little help!
May 26, 2012
Not a bad little HO game
I like crossword puzzles and I sometimes want a mindless object seek and find and this game is a combination of these two.
There is no storyline. There's a modified crossword layout and you click on a box to read a definition of the word you need. Then you look at a HOS to find the object that fits the definition. It's not always as easy as it sounds because sometimes the definitions don't fit the object very well. Other times the definition will fit more than one object. Still other times the object will be a mirror for example, and you will need to click the right mirror out of several. Each misclick detracts from your overall achievements as do hints. I don't know how many individual HOS's there are and you do see HOS's multiple times but always with new objects to find. That's the gist of the game. Sometimes, though, this is exactly what I want when I don't have lots of time or when I don't want to think too hard. The game can be played a little at a time over however long a time you want to stretch it.
Although it's not rocket science, it is a pleasant little game and I recommend it :)
September 29, 2012
Hidden object crossword
it's not worth the money. has limited number of levels. we finished it in 2 days
July 6, 2012
Hidden Object Crosswords
Love the challenage of the game its very unique
January 28, 2012
This is a great idea but...
Unfortunately, playing the game isn't as good as the concept. Several times, I clicked on the right image but it wouldn't respond until the 3rd or forth click. Or I'd know the answer but couldn't find the picture and there's no hint button to help locate it. The graphics are only so-so, which doesn't help find hidden objects. I love the idea of this game, they should rework it and release it again.
July 18, 2012
Old sayings and interesting Pictures with Crossword Puzzle
Fun clues, it helps if you remember old sayings. Sometimes the actual answers were a little "off" as "expresso" instead of "espresso", but that was rare. Overall, it was easy to find the picture-answers for the crossword. When stumped, it was nice to have a hint available. Having some background sounds were fun too. I'd get another game like this... when it comes out. *grin*
August 18, 2012
Match 3 and Crossword Puzzles do not go together
Very slow and boring game. I really do not have much to tell other than everyone is different how they like their games. Try the demo and then decide. I tried the demo...BORING!
July 20, 2012
Could Be Better
I have been playing this for a couple of years now and still have not finished it. After a short time it becomes tedious. The "Hints" refill extremely slow and if you choose to grab the butterfly for a letter it will not let you completely fill a word. The graphics are excellent and I do enjoy the riddles. There is no story line but that is ok. It really does not require a story line.
April 4, 2013