Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming
Would be a cute, fun game...except...
The game window didnt fill the screen..I could still see my desktop behind it and couldnt see the inventory bar at the bottom and the visual was way to dark..couldnt see anything.
Loved the little dog though and would love to have given this game a try but couldnt see enough of it to play. Tried clicking full screen option in settings but then it went haywire and continued flashing and had to restart my computer. Have played other road trip games and had no problems..dont know what happened with this one. =(
March 12, 2012
Take another road trip with a twist
I bought this game and Antique Road Trip USA with free game coupons and I'm glad that I did. Both are entertaining games and although are in the same series, there's some difference and I am glad that this second one is geared towards game with a story, where you combine inventory items to find the items that your customers are looking for. I was clueless at first but after one scene, I get familiar with it. I esp. love the puppy, I chose beagle. I love the feature that we can also dress up our pet..
One downside is: why they have a son? the first game at the end mentioned that they have a daughter named Jessica and in the second game it's boy named Colin. It's a bit inconsistent. Compared to the first game, there're less states to explore and less items to buy in the shop, which is a pity. However the game is really fun, nonetheless and I'm so glad I own both games.
February 17, 2013
Nice challenges between the HOG's. Good graphics. Good variety.
December 21, 2012
don't waste your money or time
I was very disappointed with this game, I have the original Antique Road Trip which I enjoy. In this version some of the items can't be found without using a hint, also you only get to purchase eight items for the store, which is (to me) part of the fun, however you get 12 choices of outfits for the dog. Enjoy the hour trial, but unless you enjoy dressing the dog you will just keep earning "money" but with nothing to buy.
November 2, 2012
This is a great game for times when you want to play something that's light and airy. You help your parents set up their antique shop and get to visit various places around the country. The graphics are acceptable, but the music is annoying (muted it before I started the game). You play HOS, find the difference, find the matches and find 25 of a specific item. You also look for dog bones for the hint button. The hint button is a puppy and you get to select which type at the beginning of the game. They are adorable! As the game rolls along you collect money to buy things for the store and you gain access to various items for your puppy.
This game is not difficult, but it is fun. I recommend this for those times you need a change of pace.
September 29, 2012
So it's not a huge brain teaser.
My thought is this; not every single game out there has to be six hours long with some twisted maze of a story line and sixteen hundred things to do. Some people just play games to kill time.
I've played a lot of games from Big Fish; every Mystery Case File, the whole Drawn series, and all of the Dream Chronicles; I don't mind HOG or puzzle games with inventories and things to do.
That being said, I really liked Antique Road Trip 2: Homecoming. It was a neat little game, the artwork was decent and the music was scene-appropriate. It had two different ways to play (and they were random): either the typical HOG of this variety with customers giving you the name of what they want, or the customers giving you a description and asking you to sort it out.
Each scene also contained other scenes to look in. A kitchen scene, for example, had three drawers and two cabinets to find items in; and you could tell if what you were looking for in a scene was there, by the colour of the font. And each scene also had two or three mini-games. Sometimes a match-three, sometimes a piece-the-torn object back together, and the like. It fits in with the object you're looking for quite nicely, and was a refreshing change.
So, all in all, no, like other customers said, it doesn't have an engrossing plot-line (but really, do any of these kinds of finding-things-for-customers games do?) It's basically scour the USA for antiques and maybe upgrade the store once in a while, and buy things to stock it.
But you can't get much better of a time killer than this one.
August 19, 2012
Confusing and over complicated
Poor graphics make finding hidden objects nearly impossible. Hidden within the scene are other areas that hold more hidden objects. I found there were way too many areas to look through to find the objects. Over complicated and not fun at all.
July 21, 2012
I Love This Game
I love this game because there is no big storyline. Just many HOG's and puzzles. Much of the time I just want to do the Hog's and puzzles. I get tire of the ghosts and evil spirits.
This is just fun and you can play it over and over again.
I also liked dressing up the dog. And I am a grandmother of eight!
April 28, 2012