Behind the Reflection
Varied Game Play Makes Simple Game Interesting
Story: Your son is kidnapped and held captive in a parallel world inside a mirror. You must enter the mirror and the warped alternate reality behind it, to overcome a conniving witch and get him back home.
Release Date: Feb 2011
The graphics are a bit dated, although clear, and the HOs have no animation or interaction, and the music is absolutely maddening, but this is an enjoyable little game, because the different search methods used make it so.
Confronted with a new task, you must find tools and parts you?ll need. These appear in a ring of pictured items. Some of the items you need will be right there in the location, but some could be hidden in a trunk, or a book. Also at least one item will likely be in a HOs, or you might need to complete a small puzzle or mini-game to get it. Occasionally, you?ll even have to look in a location nearby.
Don?t worry, though, this is an easy game and indicates the hot spots. This is not, however, a game for superior players who will find nothing to challenge them here.
March 1, 2013
One of my all time favorites!
all 5s except for level of challenge, because it's not a super difficult game, but then I don't like things to be too difficult really. It's more fun for me if I don't hit too many walls.
Game is a great length, so you really get your money's worth out of it.
It's up there with Stray Souls and the Twisted Lands games for me. I highly recommend it.
November 24, 2011
Believable storyline, unique HOG, beautiful graphics and music!
As a mother of a 4 year old son, this game grabbed at my heartstings from the first moment I played it. Have you ever lost your child for a brief second, like in a store, and felt the terror of "where is he or she"? I know I have and this game brings you to those moments and grasps you in that way almost immediately. The graphics are crisp, vivid and clear and the music is melodic, relaxing and puts you in a mood of endearing sentiment.
While I am not the biggest fan of HOG's, I do tolerate them and this game makes them an adventure of them. There are many interesting, fun and unique puzzles to play throughout and many objects to find #with helpful guidance of shapes and words# to recover among several scenes. It's definitely an adventure type game more on a beginner and easier level. Definitely defines the "casual" gaming experience.
The challenges were somewhat easy for me, hence the game went rather quickly and was easily finished over several hours for me. Overall, I did really enjoy this game and would definitely recommend to any HOG'ers or gamers who are into less challenging adventures and puzzles to solve.
February 16, 2012
Cute Sweet Fun
When I first started the game I was wondering how long it would keep my attention... that soon faded. The puzzles quickly caught my interest and the variety drew me in. It's a simple to play game that doesn't take itself too seriously. It just provides serious fun.
It's a PG game for anyone. The puzzles are straight forward but take some thought. The fish and the key is hilarious! The graphics are simple but enjoyable. The music and sound good enough.
Where I thought this game had subtle genious was in the taskmasters. The way they "push around" the heroine telling her what to do becomes funny if you think about it. The butler tries to act tough, yehh right. The witch makes her jump through hoops then... she trickses her! Her son politely has her cater to his needs while he relaxes with a big grin, haha.
Good game for those looking for something light and enjoyable. Even hard core gamers like myself will enjoy the puzzles.... Check it out.
September 25, 2012
Easy game to relax with
I liked it because it is an easy adventure, hidden object game with a large variety of puzzles. It's about 4 hrs. long.
There is a little bit of a story and some of the places you go to don't make sense within the context of the story.
You only have a couple places to go at a time, so you won't get lost. But there a few locations to visit.
Interactive hidden object scenes with a word list or a pop-up bubble of images to find.
Some puzzles may look confusing at first, but they really weren't.
Some of the objects are a little small, so try the game before you buy it, if you think that might be a problem for you.
September 10, 2012
Kept my interest
Wonderful story, lots of HOGS, not too much running around and wearing out of shoes! I am a true HOG lover, not adventure person and I loved this game. Relaxing, and fun to play! Loved the graphics. Well work the $$$.
December 10, 2011
Enjoyable, relaxing change of pace
This game, to me, was like a mini collectors edition game without the full on intensity and difficulty. In almost every scene anything you clicked on exploded into a wheel like fragmented hidden object article where a number of pieces were needed to complete the item which was then used in another part of the game. There were, of course, some standard hidden object scenes which were not very difficult to complete without using the hint button. In this game a mother needs to find and rescue her son from a world behind a mirror and then locate and overcome the witch responsible for the series of spells. The dialogue was not excessive and the music was relaxing and easy to listen to and complimented the mood of the game. The graphics were excellent, clear, bright and colourful allowing the hidden objects to be reasonably easy to spot. There was a great variety of puzzles with no two the same and quite unique and different with a varying degree of simplicity and challenge. This game, I feel, was not excellent enough to merit 5 stars but having said that it is definitely worth more than four - 4 1/2 stars would be perfect.
August 8, 2012
Solid, Creative & Captivating
I found this game to be very quick & uncomplicated. Not much of a challenge, but quite fun. Yes, the graphics are cheesy, but some of us prefer a light intrigue to carry us through the night after a stressful day at work, without much complication..All the workacholics might agree.
July 13, 2012
This game is so much fun!
I did the trial and I loved it! The graphics are great, plot line is good. Very entertaining and a must have to buy. Worth the money!
February 13, 2012
Fun hidden object game
I bought this after I played the second one. It was just as good but not as long. Not a lot of inventory to carry around and the puzzle were almost to easy but after a long day at work I can appreciate.
March 24, 2012