Dream Inn: Driftwood
Pretty Nice Game
I really enjoyed this game. I love HOGs but so many of them are dark.....this is just a pleasant diversion that is fun to play. I have gone back a played it a couple of times.
September 28, 2013
Had lots of fun, but, when it ended, which was toooooo soon, I had lots of money left over, but, had purchased all I could already. Hope their next one is longer....
November 9, 2012
Great graphics and story. HO's are a bit difficult to find and the English accent is corny and annoying but overall a nice game to pass a few hours playing.
October 9, 2012
A Dream to play
In this delightful little game a former premier resort has fallen into disrepair and as the new owner it is your job to restore the rooms and the exterior of the building and the grounds to its former glory.
It was a pleasant change of pace from the mystery and 'who dunnit' type games and was really relaxing to play without dashing all over looking and solving mind boggling puzzles etc. There were two levels of game play and each room had three phases to complete the renovation to be suitable for renting. The first phase was to place items in their correct place, secondly numerous items had to be found from a list of hidden objects some of which were required and built up the requisites for another room, and the third phase was to find a quantity of similar items hidden about the room. The only annoying aspect of the game was the dialogue from the prissy manager who after every phase would utter comments akin to the old English, well to do gentry. The finding of gold coins and magnifying glasses during the game added to your spending money coffers and built up your hints. There were also other items that would assist your quests to find objects. A very interesting, relaxing and entertaining game.
September 7, 2012
Very pleasant game
I love hidden object games & while I play the dark supernatural themed ones I do like something bright & cheery every now & then. This is it. You are renovating and old inn and need to find objects to sell in each room to earn enough to buy things. You visit each room 3 times, doing different tasks on each visit.
It's an easy game to play, there are no dark objects against a dark background causing eyestrain but the items can be well camouflaged. It is a nice way to spend a few hours.
May 31, 2012
Great Hidden Game
I am not usually a hidden objects person due to eyes, but I love this one because you can see things and it has several different hint options. It is different enough to be intersting without having to remember where you saw the item you need on another level, or going back & fourth, it has a relax mode & time mode. Each level finishes a certain section even thou you revisit rooms & exterior. I like the idea of cleaning & fixing up the B&B & garden & having a choice of colors & items for work outdoor areas. I've only done the trial but judging from that I am going to buy it before Memorial Day
May 26, 2013
Sweet, light-hearted game
A delightful change of pace, this game has the standard HOS but has others with a twist. This isn't very difficult or terribly challenging, but it's the kind of game that I can play for a short while for a little relaxation time. I like the "dark & creepy" games, but not all the time, and this game is one that I think I'll come back to somewhat frequently when I need something different.
On the negative side, the speech balloons that come up quite a few one right after the other and the repetitive voiceover get a little annoying, but these things certainly aren't deal breakers.
Definitely a fun, engaging game.
December 30, 2012
This game could be so much better
The best thing about this game is that every time you return to a room, you are doing something different.
The setting for the game is an Inn, the outside of which you slowly get to update and redecorate as the game progresses.
Each room in the game is visited three times.
o The first time, you are placing items in a room. [This is skipped for the first room, for obvious reason.]
o The second time, you are doing a standard hidden object scene. Some of the items you are finding are ones that will be placed in other rooms. As you collect enough items for other rooms [tracked at the bottom of your screen], the rooms become available.
o The third time, you are searching for multiple versions of an item themed to the room.
You can do the first two times in a row, but there is a wait until the third time becomes available.
Overall the idea is cute and fun, and this could be a fantastic game. But there are major problems.
- In the first part, the game will sometimes refuse to place the item, even if it's the correct spot. This can lead to frustration, because the game has the ancient "you clicked wrong too many times, so your cursor is no longer under your control" gimmick.
Also, it is usually clear where items are to be placed, but not always, which means you need to waste a hint. In a few cases, the place makes no sense.
- In the second part, some of the items you seek are miniscule and hard to spot, and sometimes they are mostly hidden by other items. Fortunately, there are a variety of free mechanisms to help you find items that do not count against the regular "hints". And sometimes you can click on things correctly but the game rejects it, which can also be difficult with the previously mentioned "too many clicks" punishment.
The worst part of the game, however, is the sound effects. A few repeated items [tuba, clock, radio, etc.] are in nearly every HOG scene and make the same noise over and over again. But the "innkeeper" is the absolute worst. Full of trite "British" phrases ("Jolly good show!" "Most exemplary!" etc.) there are just a few phrases and it is not long before you tire of hearing them.
It's not the toughest of games, though it can get fairly frustrating and tiresome. This is one of those games where I wish there was a recommendation choice of "Maybe" or "Yes, but." I wouldn't pay full price for this game -- get it on discount or use a punch-card credit for it.
January 16, 2012
Good for children
Good visual scenes. Rather simplistic and easy--may be very good for children. Not very challenging.
November 23, 2011
The game is ok.
Many of the pieces to find are too small, hidden behind the edge of the screne, or same color on color. I had to strain my eyes to find pieces. Wish I hadn't purchased the game.
This is just my personal opinion.
May 9, 2012