Spirit Seasons: Little Ghost Story
worth a look if you love hidden object scenes for a daily deal
When I first started playing this, I was all excited - an option to play with harder puzzles (and also harder to find hidden object scenes with no outline hint option)! The graphics were great and everything was going well.
Some hidden object scenes were well done then it just seemed like there was one hidden object scene after another and some were pure junk piles, when the demo hour was over. And the puzzles were few and far between to take advantage of that excellent addition of harder option.
Checking against the walkthrough after demo hour was up (to help judge length of game) I was over half way through. But don?t let that put you off buying it as I did have a couple of hours longer. So in all it was about 3hrs on hard. It is shorter than other games. There is an option for story at the end but there isn?t a right or wrong answer.
The variety of settings of scenes/areas you are in is quite small for a game. But they are well done. The hint button is helpful (tells you what you should do next). If you like a lot of hidden object scenes and have a spare coupon or it?s a daily deal (I got it as a DD) you may like it. But I wouldn?t go expecting an A calibre HOPA as this isn?t it. It?s a laid back, small feeling, quaint easier game.
If you like a lot of hidden object scenes then I?d give it a C+ if you are expecting a normal HOPA I?d give it a pass!
January 30, 2012
It's a regular game, more indicated for younger people.
Nice settings, sound ok, a lot of HOS, story is ok, but is not challenging at all - All you need is in your hands, next to where it will use.
I played forty minutes and it was enough.
January 14, 2012
Short adventure game, good for Hidden Object fans.
If you are in the mood for an easy, mindless casual game with a bunch of hidden object scenes, then you will may enjoy this game. Overall it was an alright game for me, definitely on the easy side with lot's of hidden object scenes for those who love them. In general, I tolerate them.
There were only about 15 scenes/locations/rooms throughout the entire game and during each part you were only able to go to a few of them until you completed your objectives. So for those who get overwhelmed in trying to figure out all of the objectives over a vast number of locations, this is definitely an easier game. The adventure part consisted of finding a few items in adjoining rooms or areas for the particular objective(s# and you were limited to being able to walk around anywhere/everywhere after you've discovered and explored an area. I played this game both on casual and expert mode.
On the positives: Simple storyline, easy adventure, a little humour mixed with description of items when clicking on them, some good detailed graphics, two different possible endings to the game, interesting and relatively easy puzzle games, and lot's of HOS #for those who enjoy them).
On the areas of improvement: Music was ok, but some of the random sound effects like foot steps and clanging was a bit annoying and out of place at times. It was more of a distraction than helping to create a spooky mood environment. There were interactive character dialogue whereby you had to select the questions or dialogue with the characters that to me were unrealistic. Example - "I'm going to get you ghost" or something like that, and in that situation, I would never say or react like that. So it would have been better to do it in third person than have it directed by me. I personally get annoyed when in HOS, the clicker is sensitive and in this game, it's after 3 wrong clicks. I've never understood that and it's a bit more frustrating to me when there are spelling errors or unclear graphics and you don't know what it is that they are asking. In expert mode a "syringe" was labeled "surgine" and I was trying to figure out what a "surgine" could possibly be. Go figure.
Overall, it was ok. Nothing to rave about, but also quick and somewhat fun and interesting to play. I would definitely recommend demo'ing this game prior to purchase or getting it on sale. I would recommend this game to younger gamers, HOS fans and beginners looking for a casual and easy adventure game.
February 5, 2012
No so scary ghost story
Even though it's a ghost story, it's not very scary. The atmosphere is light. The plot was enjoyable, the puzzle were varied and the hidden object scenes were my favorite part. They were challenging without being dark or blurry, just well placed. Overall, a good buy for $2.99.
January 17, 2012
good for daily deal
Just a fun little game to play for the day. Not to difficult.
August 13, 2012
Not worth full price
I'm glad that I got this game at a discount because it definitely was not worth full price. The dialogue was so poor it often didn't make sense. It seemed like it had originally been written in another language and then translated, very poorly, into English.
The game was very linear; you had to find what you needed in each area before you could go on. Most hidden object games involve finding numerous objects and then having to backtrack to previous areas to find where you can use that particular object.
The puzzles were too easy and the game overall was very short. There were a lot of hidden object scenes (which I liked) and there were also many areas in the hidden object scenes that you had to find, uncover and search. I also liked that there were a lot of interactive areas in the game. The graphics are good and the scenes are not too dark to be able to see the objects clearly.
This game would be better for beginning gamers and younger players as the "ghost" is not at all frightening.
(Note. I'm not sure how my ratings of 2, 3, 2 and 1 come out to an average of 3 (lol). I would rate this game as a 2 or maybe 2 1/2 out of 5.)
February 21, 2012
Took me forever to play...
This game took me forever to finish but not because it was extremely long but because it was kind of boring. I remember when this came out and I really wanted to purchase it but I bought it recently for 2.99 and Im glad I didn't pay full price. The theme is the same as many other games. Car breaks down, trapped in a house with ghosts, must help them escape their demons blah blah. The thing with this game that is kind of cool is you decide the ending. I would love to know what happens if you choose the guy as I picked the girl but I can't say Id want to play this game again to find out.
There were sooo many hidden object scenes and they were nice and the items were drawn well and they were somewhat interactive but there would be 3 per room and it was just overkill for me. If it would have had a few less than I would have finished the game quicker but Id need a break after going through so many in a short time.
I got a better deal waiting but had I bought this when it first came out, I probably would have liked it more. The other cool thing is depending on what mode you play, (I played hard), you get different hidden objects and mini games in each one so essentially its like 2 games in one, if only it was a little more exciting...
May 17, 2012
OK for kids
I was going to give this game a one-star rating, but I realized that this game is really OK for kids or adults who want a simple game. Also, it was a DD, so I only had to pay $2.99 for it. I wouldn't be so pleased if I had to pay full price for it. Objects are easy to find and are near where they are needed. HOS and puzzles are good. Graphics are cartoonish, and the story is interesting if not the best. All in all, the game is OK, and I think the authors did a decent job of presentation.
February 25, 2012
Waste of Money-Hidden Object Game
I did not care for this game at all. It was over too quickly and had very little interesting challenge. It was a waste of money as far as I am concerned. Would not advise anyone to get this game, unless it is their first time for Hidden Object games.
March 27, 2012
Nice, but way too short
Decent game with good art. Mini games are infrequent and nothing new. But my big problem is the length of the game. Without skips or hints, I was half way through Chapter 5 during the demo and there are only 7 chapters.
So I'm not interested in throwing money at such a shortie, even if it were a DD.
February 1, 2012