Short and sweet - A guy's review
A nice "save the princess" story in wonderful fantasy/steampunk settings. It looks wonderful and is quite lighthearted, which should suit those who doesn't like the creepier games out there (I like all kinds as long as the story is ok).
It gives you two choices of difficulty level: Casual and Expert.
I played it on expert level, but still found it rather easy, though sparkles only appear on the HOG scenes.
There are some nice creative puzzles and some well created interactive HOG scenes. The HOG scenes seems very well thought out, and it seems to me they are not too overcrowded and items are close to true size.
It never gets too frustrating, though at times I feel a bit lack of information on what you are supposed to do, or i.e. how many items you need to collect of a certain type.
The biggest downside to the game is the length. It is rather short, but I was lucky to get it at a Daily Deal, and feel it was well worth that price. I am not sure I would recommend it at full price, but be sure to look out for deals on this little gem.
The casual gaming scene is basically been overrun by the better gender, and one can often see that in the way the games are created too. I don't really mind as I am in it for the puzzles and challenges, but some guys might struggle with some settings in some games. This game though, I think is suited for both genders, and your character is actually male in this one.
Recommended as a Daily Deal or if you are looking for something short and sweet
May 21, 2012
Don't be "The Fool" and not buy this one!!
Great game! Fun Fun Fun. Good visuals and challenging. The story line was OK and the whole game was great fun. This is a great HOG and a real deal for a "Catch of the Week" game !!
May 12, 2012
Great game with almost no knocks against it!
This was a great game with a good story line and fun/humorous script. The only knocks against the game is that it is a tad too short and some of the puzzles were not very challenging. But one of the best games I have played recently!
May 9, 2012
Having a large computer monitor it is difficult to find games that are visually satisfying. The Fool is one that looks as good on a 23" screen as it does on a little laptop screen. This game has a moderate level of difficulty and a witty fairy-tale story. It has a variety of layers in its scenes, plenty of adventure and only about one repeat per HO screen. This game had an unlikely hero and the element of good vs. evil without being too dark. It is one that I may like to play again.
April 1, 2012
Fun HO game.
Enjoyable, relaxing, fun for me. No hints, flashing lights, timers etc. You are on your own but nothing that with a little thought you can't get through. No blood, guts, etc. A nice break from most of the games. Art work is nice and distinct. Just a nice relaxing game to play. Not a really long game but I don't try to break speed records when I play. Sometimes I just look at the scenes in the games and admire the people who create them.
August 23, 2013
don't over look this one
I almost overlooked this little gem. This game is kid friendly but don't let that scare you away. I had a great time playing this one even though is not normally what I look for. However, sometimes I just want short and simple. If you're looking for a challenge or a shiver you should look elsewhere but if you like a fun, unique story and straight forward gameplay, here you go. There isn't any map or active hint button outside the well done HOS but there really isn't any need. Some of the puzzles were innovative, all were do-able. Good graphics (no voice-overs) and an entertaining if not silly story. Try it out, sit back, relax and maybe have a little chuckle.
May 7, 2013
A fun game
This was a cute game. You play the Fool trying to save the princess. It's a nice change from all the dark and brooding games.
Hint only works on HO'S
No map but you don't really need one
Good interactive HO'S
Plenty of mini-games
I got this as a free game and I'm sure I'll play it again.
Try it out and have some fun !!!
January 3, 2013
DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE!!
I was surprised from the get go..Some of the reviews i read had me thinking twice..But i'm glad i used a coupon on it,was well worth it...Very cute game...I loved it
December 30, 2012
loved it, but needed more
As other reviewers have said, this is a short game. I made sure to use my free credits but still, a short game. Also it could have benefitted from a journal and a hint system outside of hidden object scenes.
But on to the good, this is a well made, funny game with unique puzzles, beautiful graphics (very realistic!) and impressive HO scenes. Much thought was put into every detail. I loved playing and hope for more like it.
August 21, 2012
Needed more levels
I loved this game. It was fun, the challenges were interesting. I like being able to play either easy or expert level. I finished the easy level in about 12 hours though. That is my only complaint, I would have liked more levels. But, for $6.99 I suppose I can't complain.
July 4, 2012