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
Hidden Object Crosswords
forget it there was no variety. It took too long for clues.
It was not stimulating. Amazing pyramids was brilliant.
December 14, 2011
Hideous waste of time even trying it.
It could have been good, but it wasn't. Some of the clues were just stupid, like "It's a bouquet of branches with no leaves" and the answer was, Broom. Really?
That wasn't the bad part. There was an extremely bright white butterfly or fairy floating around all over the picture the entire time and no way to get rid of it. I couldn't take it anymore and quit the trial. If you catch it, it gives you a letter. But it still won't go away, it comes right back.
December 29, 2013
Stay away from this game
Slow graphics. Sophmoric chanllenge. Thirty minutes and I was done with it. A big yawn of a game. You find the clue and it takes forever to register on the board. You will not like it.
December 31, 2012
More HO than Crossword
Boring. 5 minutes into the demo and I had enough. I tried to stick it out longer as I like crosswords and I like simple HO games. I don't need a story or big adventure. But this was just slow and dull and the music is bad, very bad.
January 29, 2013
GREAT CONCEPT IF WENT FASTER. I LOVE WORD GAMES... SORRY
September 20, 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