Pirate Mysteries: A Tale of Monkeys, Masks, and Hidden Objects
NEVER JUDGE A GAME BY IT'S REVIEWS ........
The reason for my review title is because as I read the reviews, I almost didn't try the game but something made me linger......look and linger till I did download, played 45 mins. and then bought it!! I can't tell anyone about the "Arcade bonus" as it's locked until the game is completed.
Yes, it is HO ...BUT.....I really enjoyed the variety of formats they used throughout the game. Hence....not boring. Being far from a newbie I would recommend this game as a nice change, cute story, little extras that it offers . One example is "the shadow of the item in HO scene" Another is it gives you the choice of which object you want to find. I've only completed a few puzzles but enjoyed them.
Your reviews are correct in that it isn't a "strain on the little grey cells" but sometimes a break is nice!!
One point I do want to reiterate, is to try a game for yourself. I do agree that the reviews are very helpful but games like a lot of things are personal preference/choice....etc.
March 16, 2012
A Bit Boring for me
If all you want is an HOS game, then "Pirate Mysteries: A Tale of Monkeys, Masks, and Hidden Objects" is a good game. However... Although the title makes it sound like a fun, HOS/Adventure game, it's just HOS, with a few puzzles. The storyline had great potential, but they failed to deliver. On the plus side, the graphics are very good, and the HOS are moderately challenging.
March 10, 2012
I like this kind of HOG when I want to just relax and look for things.and not a pile of junk you can't see threw....graphics are clear...music fits the theme of pirates..story was just a story..as you get more into the game ..it does give you a challenge..but if your great at HOGS...and love going from room to room which I do. you would not care for this....this is nice to just search around..well worth a DD price not full.
as always..download it ..give it a try..smiles to all
March 16, 2012
SIMPLE BUT VARIED
I enjoyed playing this game because it offered several different tasks to complete and thus this game was not boring:
*hint was object specific (click on hint and then click on object you needed to find)
*riddles (read riddle at bottom of screen and then figure out object and find it -- don't need to do riddles in order)
*place objects in white-shaped silhouettes
*hidden object scenes (find objects listed)
*complete pictures either by swapping (if I remember correctly) and/or rotation
*move objects around matching the subjects (very last puzzle)
*moving colored stones into their specific-colored spaces
In the beginning, I did get temporarily stuck because I expected the scene to change (when completed) but it just sat there until I realized that I needed to click on the arrow(s) on the map located to the bottom left.
I found this game relaxing and with various tasks with a cute story, to boot.
April 21, 2012
This is a very tongue-in-cheek pirate story, intended to be funnier than it actually is. Some of the attemps fall flat, but it's at least amusing in places. It's not a well-developed story, but ties the game together well enough. The graphics are good and I had no technical issues. I was able to solve most HOS by simply slowly clicking on everything that looks hidden, but I agree that it steals your cursor after just a couple of too-fast clicks, which was irritating. It is pretty short, but I've played many that were shorter. Still, it was entertaining enough as a daily deal, although pretty light fare. Don't expect much of a challenge.
April 7, 2012
good and bad
The storyline was nice, the main character was likable, the graphics outside of the HO scenes were beautiful, and the witty banter was funny and interesting. The HO scenes however, were terrible. Extreme junk piles, they tried to change it up by offering different types of HO scenes but it didn't help. The misclick penalty was super quick, lots of dark, poorly hidden objects. I played through the free trial and wish I could keep playing for the storyline but decided not to buy.
August 13, 2012
This is just an average hidden object game. I didn't care for it because a lot of the items were so small and hard to see, but I finished it. Also, it just wasn't exciting. But it is a rather short game, not hard if you constantly click around to find the items, I guess.
It particularly irritated me that after every third click, they take the cursor from you.
March 25, 2012
Really hard to see.
I work on my computer, it has a high resolution huge monitor and I couldn't see some of the stuff in the hidden object scenes at all. I thought several of the games very very interesting but couldn't last the whole demo hour because I found the lack of clarity too frustrating. The story premise was promising but didn't stay to find out what happened.
March 16, 2012
A Tale of Monkeys,Masks, and Hidden Objects
It was OK if you like lots of hogs & puzzles.
Some of the hogs were very hard to get because it was too dark were they were hidden. Others were very easy to find.
If you are into adventure or mystery games this isn't the game for you.
I think many will enjoy it, but get it on special price.
August 14, 2012
Nice story line, good graphics but entirely to easy. Would be great for a beginner.
March 16, 2012