Secrets of the Past: Mother's Diary
Secets of the Past
Very difficult. Lost all the time not knowing where to go next. Does not have a walkthrough for help. Sorry I purchased it.
November 30, 2011
I guess I just don't think like the creator at all!
Lost too much of the time; no help or walkthrough when stuck; nice graphics but not the best; boring, don't quite know what is up or what I am suppose to be doing except finding things and doing puzzles. HOS are ok - not too bad but bored now and sick of trying to figure out what to do. I have been in every scene now and all of them tell me "nothing to do here." so, I'm out! trashed.
December 6, 2011
not so good
i did not care for it and i would not buy this one
November 26, 2011
Dreary, kept freezing up, a dark and hard to see HOS every single move in place of an actual story line. The story line consisted of quick scenes of ghostly people dancing ala the Haunted Mansion from which we are supposed to guess what was going on? Zero plot, hurt my eyes and bored me to death, didn't even finish it before I deleted it. Obviously a beginner project for their summer intern.
August 24, 2013
Sad to admit I used a free game for this HOG.
The graphics are too dark, too small and the items are mismatched ie a dust pan is not a shovel.
No hints or a walkthrough. I really tried to like this game but after two days of frustration (boredom) it has lost its appeal and I tossed it into the bin.
Sorry to be negative, but I blew a free game and wasted my time.
November 18, 2011
I have been wandering around for an hour or so trying to find something to work puzzles. Push clue all it says is nothing to do here now. I'm stuck and extremly frustrated. Beautiful graphics, lots of potential. It just leaves you hanging with no help available. Into to the trash bin it goes!
November 30, 2011
I downloaded this as a free trial because it looked like it had potential, but after having done the trial I'm sorry to say I was horribly disappointed. While it has some pretty graphics at times, that's about all it really has going for it. It's otherwise a very poorly done game, and not worth it at all. Honestly, it's not even worth downloading the free trial.
First off, the eyeball. It's weird. It's creepy. And honestly, I don't need a big eyeball staring at me and following my every move as I play. Not to mention, the idea of this eyeball being in the medallion the character is wearing is just not a pleasant thought as well. The eyeball also seems extremely out of place for this game, but I didn't play beyond the free trial either. I don't think it would have bothered me as much if I had any clue as to why I was wearing an eyeball around my neck, but I can't say that was revealed during the trial.
The hidden object scenes are awful. They're a bit hard to see, they're darker than the rest of the graphics, and many times the object on this list isn't what you actually have to click on. For instance, in one scene a glove was actually a gauntlet and glasses were goggles. In another, a clarinet was actually a flute and a lantern was a flashlight. They're also the random junk that makes absolutely no sense for the location thrown all over the place sorts of scenes, which I'm not fond of. If you must do random junk, at least make it more of a closeup scene of some sort, not one where you have to wonder where the random junk went when you're done hunting down all the items.
It's a bit of a pain to occasionally figure out what to do, and I've played a number of these sorts of games. I don't expect it to be handed to me, but I also don't enjoy wandering around randomly in frustration because despite the fact that it seems like that object could/should be used there, it's not. Sometimes, even completing a little task would be a pain to do because the cursor doesn't always respond well. The mini-game puzzles are also ridiculously easy.
Finally, what I saw of the storyline also seemed rather poor. A box from your mother containing a creepy eyeball medallion, and suddenly you're having visions and breaking into a manor house really close by. Yet, if this house has been there all along, and abandoned the whole time, why has no one been curious about it at all? Even without wanting to know more about your mother, wouldn't you have been curious about the nearby empty house growing up? Or, if this is someplace you traveled after the conversation with your foster mother, there was nothing indicating that.
Ultimately, this game is poorly done, boring, and just not worth it at all. Skip it.
April 5, 2012
very disappointing.have had this for a year and still not finished..into the bin it goes.
April 24, 2012