Tales of Lagoona: Orphans of the Ocean
More Fun than a Barrel of Octopi AND Relaxing
Playing Tales of Lagoona was the most fun I have had with a Hidden Object game in a long time. This was also one of the most relaxing games I have had in a long time. Beautiful graphics are accompanied by beautiful music in a series of H0 scenes and puzzles strung together by a heart-warming story told with humor and grace.
In TofL you are saving an undersea mansion-turned-orphanage from an evil developer. You learn a great deal about the undersea community in the course of the story. Without going into further detail, I'll just say that there are many references to our oversea culture
The H0 scenes are the rooms of the mansion. All of them are beautiful, with crisp, clear graphics. No white-on-white hidden objects here. It is so refreshing to find an H0 game that's easy on the eye in both senses.
After each search, you are given a puzzle to solve. Early in the game the puzzles are very easy, but they progress in difficulty. Puzzles can be skipped. The menu has a separate entry that lets you replay any puzzle you have already encountered in the main game. A nice feature for puzzle addicts like me.
The music is what I would call soft jazz. I find it extremely relaxing and sometimes play a puzzle just to hear the music.
Wallpapers are offered as extras in the SE, I'm using them now.
The only improvement I would make to this game is to add an Unlimited Search option at the end of the game.
November 17, 2011
I love the "fix it up" games, and this one is absolutely one of the best I have played so far. I get a giggle out of the characters and some of the take offs of famous characters etc. I cannot understand anyone being bored with this game. It has a lot of points going for it, and I would strongly recommend it.
November 22, 2011
Fun Hidden Object without blood and murder
I have to tell you, I agree with alot of other players. I am getting tired of all the gloom and doom lately. This is a fun fix--up the old run down house HOG. Good story, plenty of rooms to hunt objects. Very entertaining all the way around. I own a couple of other build the house back up and I love them. I wish BFG had more like them. Graphics were good with great characters. Even the bad guys are funny.
March 19, 2012
This is a great Hidden Object game. Losts of rooms to look through, and a great story. Not only do you look for the items in the game, but in the dialogues, you can search for references to pop cult favorites like "Autumn Leaf" and "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer". It has many mini games, great upgrades for you to choose from, and TROPHIES!!! HO object scenes have extras to look for, so game play can be easy, or made a little more involved. This is a game you'll play again once you've finished.
November 11, 2011
The best Hidden Object on here so far!
This game is the funnest hidden object game I've ever played! Everyone with an opinion of this game loves it...
~~ So hoping for a Lagoona II ~~
November 19, 2011
I can't recall the last time I was so entertained by a HOG.
Everything here is as good as it gets-from beautiful, clear graphics, amusing story line, to surprisingly soothing, non-irratating music, this game delivers!
So if you're searching for a truly fun Hidden Object Game (minus blood and murder) , this is the game for you!
April 3, 2012
Rather sweet game
Visuals and music were good and is an easy game if you don't want a mind bender, just something relaxing for a few hours.
January 24, 2012
Cute, Clever, and Lots of Fun
I've been looking around for good games I may have missed, and this definitely qualifies. The story is charming and funny, and less steeped in the murder and creepiness that is so common. The underwater characters are neat, and I caught a lot of pop culture references from them (I'm sure someone who is more in the loop would catch even more).
The HO scenes are crisp and clear, with well hidden objects. In addition to your list, you can gather jewels to unlock new areas, special quest items that get you more money, and plans to allow you to improve other parts of the house, so it always feels like you have a lot to do.
The puzzles that pop up are a nice change of pace, and give you more money for fixing the place up, so it feels like they serve a good purpose. None of them were too hard, but they do take a little bit of effort to work out.
The fix it up mechanic was really nice...I enjoyed getting to choose how to make the place look, and feeling like I could really see my progress in the game become tangible.
This game was a really well done, fun, and funny hidden object game, with enough bells and whistles to make it perfect way to spend the day.
June 25, 2012
Tales of Lagoona
Very entertaining game! Love Snipe and Mr. Barracuda. Humorous banter was a key to the gameplay
November 19, 2011
Fun Hidden Object Game
Enjoyed it. Lots of side games and fun stuff to look for. Good for all ages.
December 21, 2011