Hidden in Time: Looking-glass Lane
Cans of Fun!
I really enjoyed this game because it was more than just a hidden object search. The only aspect I wasn't into was the side game of connecting the railroad tracks to form a complete circuit. *shrug* Either way, I loved the story line and found the graphics detailed and of excellent quality.
November 29, 2011
Good, engaging storyline
This was an intriguing time travel mystery story which held my interest and I actually cared about helping the protagonist get her time machine working again to save her granddaughter and all the other train passengers. It is a ghost story, but not frightening or spooky. Perfect for moms and daughters to play together. I give it 4.5 stars.
THINGS I LIKED: Find and shoot the tin can in every HO scene. Find the mirror to gain extra hints. Solving puzzles without skipping also gains you extra hints.
I appreciated the well-thought out adventure and how it all comes together (even if it was far-fetched!). The story has a logical flow as you move around town accomplishing your tasks. You do not have freedom to explore wherever you wish, but you do enter every building and room in town sequentially, as it is appropriate to your quest. Some places you do revisit.
The graphics are nicely done: pretty scenery in a ghost town setting. I also appreciated the good use of spelling and grammar when reading dialog, notes, and journal pages. So refreshing!
I did not find the objects in the HOSs tiny or overly hard to find. They are easily recognizable and I never got frustrated. In fact, I only had to use 2 or 3 hints in the entire game to find objects. But I tend to be very patient and don't like to rush through my games. The HO scenes are interactive---some items are completely hidden under or behind other things, so you may need a tool to uncover them, but the cursor changes shape and makes a faint click noise as you run it over those objects, so it helps you find them. You can also use your hints if needed.
If you unlock the "Mirror-Mirror" gameplay at the end, all it does is replay the exact same game all over again, only everything is facing the other way, as if you held a mirror up to your screen and saw the scene and house from that perspective. I assume this should probably add to replay value. Otherwise, all game play remains the same.
THINGS NOT LIKED: If I had anything bad to say about this game at all, it would be the many HO scenes. For those who love them, you are in luck. Regardless of their number, the HOSs and mini-games were fun and not overtaxing...no penalties and lots of hints, so I still found them enjoyable. A satisfying game overall.
April 3, 2012
hidden in time: looking - glass lane
excellent challanqage, i'm a hidden game freek and this is the best game barring none
December 12, 2011
Great game, to play many times through
Easy going, bright, well structured, well paced game. it is a refreshing diversion from dark evil games. This is a game I can go back to a lot. No audible interaction with the characters, but it wasn't needed. I thought the detail quality was fine as some reviewers thought it was lacking. Only a few really super hard to find objects. Fun factor was my key to this review. I was drawn into it to find how it was going to end. All in all, a nice well rounded entertaining non true hard core gamer HOG
June 14, 2012
I really enjoyed this game. It is long and entertaining. The graphics are very good and the clues are fun. I wish more games were like this one.
May 31, 2013
a game for my lazy time.
I played this one when it first out and yes, I'm kinda have fun 'til end! (I never leave a review before)
I give it five star because at the time I was so bored and this game could kill my lazy time. Well, I think it's a good sequel but "so-so". If you feel so bored, try this game.
Afterall, thanks dev and keep work hard!
April 8, 2013
Great location and characters, whimsical story
I'm a sucker for games set in the wild west and I was happy to enjoy many other aspects of this game as well.
It's close to being a straight HOG rather than adventure because its one HOS after the other, broken up by puzzles and a few adventure-like interactions.
The story was engaging and I loved the fact that although there were ghosts involved it wasn't horror-genre and dark like so many HOGs. Every chapter involved interaction with a new interesting character. The objects were clear, interesting and attractive.
I especially loved clicking on the animals in the scenes to hear the noises and shooting the cans.
After you finish the game you can play the whole thing with images reversed, which I'm doing now, just to return to the western scenes and shoot all the cans this time!
December 27, 2012
I LIKE GAME LIKE HIDDEN ODJECTS AND I NEED GAMES FOR THE KIDS
I NEED DID FOR THE KIDS SO THAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO
July 6, 2012
Take a stroll down Looking Glass Lane and become Hidden in Time
This game was a good afternoon waster. I enjoyed the hidden object scenes (there were more H.O.S then puzzles) and the storyline. Graphics were alright and I loved the background music. It was mostly subtle throughout the whole game.
So, if you are mostly into H.O.S. then this game is for you.
January 14, 2012
It takes a certain type of player to appreciate this game
I think there are two reasons why I liked this game. First, I LOVE picking up diary papers, notes, newspapers, etc., when I'm playing a game, and I'm a sucker for a good story and a journal packed full of information. And this game has plenty of notes scattered around to pick up which adds to the storyline.
Second, I love having to look really hard to find a hidden object and this game has plenty of that. Many objects are very well hidden and many are very tiny, which make them hard to find. For me, this makes the game more entertaining and the game-play much longer.
So this is a perfect game for someone that doesn't mind small objects, doesn't mind taking their time, and loves looking at notes and newspaper clippings, as well as the journal.
Aside from that, the graphics are so-so. It could be due to my wide-screen that they appeared a bit grainy and stretched. And you do revisit a lot of the same locations. There is not a lot of adventure to this one, but one thing it is NOT lacking is a comprehensive story.
If you cannot stand small objects and hate reading journal entries, then you'll probably want to pass on this one. Otherwise, I recommend giving it a try. For a pretty straight-forward HOS, it's done quite well, and there is plenty of humor involved.
March 10, 2012