Family Vacation: California
Nice and safe family game
This game is easy, straight forward search of hidden objects in everyday places; rooms, poolside, hotel lobby etc. There is no spooky creatures but very nice relaxed music playing in the background when you are asked to look for "hat" or "sunglasses" or "cookie" or other easy items. Story is about family going for a holiday and the short discussions between family members could be easily placed to any family.
This would be in my opinion a perfect game for children to play so that parents don't need to worry about the content. For any other players this is a game for tuning out but challenge level is minimum except for some items where my eyes just didn't catch the object. It might be that those 8 years old see everything straight away though :)
November 17, 2012
This game is such a refreshing break from all the dark, heavy, and mostly sinister games that have been coming out. Don't get me wrong, I like a lot of those, but this is just a clean, truly family friendly game with crisp, clear graphics and a clean story line. The story goes from the family's home to the airport, and onto the whole trip they are taking. Mostly hidden object with puzzles in between. Colors are bright and vivid, although there are no voice overs, you can read along, which is fine. Music is upbeat, if not a little too repetitive, but you can adjust the sound. Challenge wise, it is very easy, even for younger players, but I am having a lot of fun playing too. If you are looking for a deep, lengthy drama with morphing objects and a vast array of special effects, you should pass this one up. If, on the other hand you just want to have some clean, family friendly fun, this may be just what you're looking for. I hardily recommend this game for all ages.
November 16, 2012
Nice Family Game
A good game for the whole family to enjoy. Cute story line easy hos mini games not to difficult. This game is for all ages young to old.
November 16, 2012
top rated, this is a really great game overall
July 7, 2012
great hidden object game! ;D
Great very clear and fun. Must buy ;)
July 3, 2012
Refreshingly Fun Hidden Object Game
I like this game because it is not the typical horror, darkness, terror hidden object game. It is light and fresh and a game any age can play and enjoy.
November 17, 2011
ENJOYABLE FAMILY GAME
Like many of the previous reviewers, I also enjoy a game that is light and fun for a change. It's too bad Big Fish doesn't have more lighter games. Too many are dark. I play those as well, but it's fun to play a game with no deaths. I enjoyed going to the various places to find objects and the mini games, although nothing new, were still fun to play. The storyline is also fun!
April 9, 2012
fun hidden object game
fun hidden object game with clear graphics
November 11, 2011
Fun but Too Short
This is a fun little hidden objects game! For HOG fans who dislike the adventure style or games with too many mini-games, this would be great for you. There is way more HOG scenes than mini-games.
The mini-games that are in this game are extremely easy and there is a skip button.
Graphics are done well and the colors are vibrant.
There are only two issues I have with this game:
1. It was much too easy. I only had to use the hint button to find the areas where I needed to find more items because those areas did not glow the way they should have. (Glitch?)
2. The game is the shortest game I've ever played. I played the free preview hour then paid 9.99 for the full version just to realize that I was already halfway finished before I bought it! It only took me another hour after I purchased it to be done. So I basically spent 9.99 for one hour of gameplay.
There was so many more scenes they could have added to this game to extend it or at least make the objects harder to find.....or do both!
For such a fun, light-hearted game it's a shame that it was too easy and too short. I would still recommend this game for beginners, kids, or people who can find it on sale at a later time. If you have a coupon code for a free or discounted game, use it for this one. It's definitely not worth the 9.99 or even 6.99 (for members) for only 1 hour of gameplay after you play the 1 hour free preview.
November 7, 2012
good game and kids should like it
it isn't so easy that younger kids can easily play it. the items in the HO scenes are sometimes hard to find because they are so well-camouflaged. the hint button takes 1 minute to recharge and that is why some kids will get impatient. there are no mini games, but there are HO scenes within the other HO scenes. it really doesn't take long to play. your family won a trip to "the price is nice" show and this is your adventure in going there and what you do before the show and then playing on the show.
January 18, 2013