Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands
Rather be lost in the Bermuda triangle than play this game again
Good points: beautiful graphics, some cute and original twists and puzzles, 5 hints that recharge quickly
Bad points: non-responsive objects in the HOGs and in general; difficulties finding the inventory objects, necessary to proceed with the game (non-responsiveness to clicking); some of the puzzles are quite nice, others completely illogical; difficulties finding objects in HOGs, especially in underwater scenes where screen panning is available, so you don't even know in which part of the screen you should search; a lot of the objects appear as shadows or reliefs (at the end I stopped searching and used hints instead, otherwise I would have stopped playing); exiting the HOG scene after clicking an object (some of them are so close to the edge); confused and childish storyline; the game is quite short (not sure if this is a good or a bad point, considering its quality)
In general, playing this game was more irritating than relaxing. I bought it with game credits I had to spend and had no time to try it out first.
December 16, 2011
Guess I'm the minority......
I didn't like or enjoy this game at all. I play mostly Hidden Object games, but this one left me anxious to finish it. For the most part the puzzles made no sense, and what you were supposed to do was not clear even after reading the instructions. I also found myself repeatedly frustrated by what I was supposed to do next in the game to progress. Also, it seems that at times I had to click on something over and over to actually get it to work the way it was supposed to. I did enjoy the couple of hidden object scenes that were also puzzles, but overall I'm SOOOOO glad I didn't waste my money on the Collectors Edition.
November 28, 2011
I loved Hidden Expedition: Devil's Triangle and couldn't wait for part two. I was seriously disappointed. The graphics were great, but the storyline was weak and in several places made no sense. I play a lot of hidden object games and this one was seriously lacking. For once I wish I hadn't bought it. I just kept hoping it would get better and it didn't. From the reviews I know several have enjoyed it, but I for one didn't.
November 21, 2011
This game felt very little boy to me. Not necessarily a bad thing but maybe just not what I am wanting. From the very child like language of the notes, complete with stick people, to the children building moon rockets, a pirate ship and the very basic plot..I felt this game lacked any excitement. There was also an over abundance of metal and underwater crash sites. Having said all that the game was well drawn and there were quite a few good puzzles. I just couldn't seem to get into it no matter how much I tried. It lost me near the underwater sub after repeated HO scenes that are all grey, black and blue. Perhaps one day I will finish this one but for now I am moving on to better and brighter games that are more my speed. Some might really like this one as it is a fairly well put together game but for me it was missing something. I dunno.. it just all felt a bit juvenile
November 14, 2011
Oh So Bad
After playing the demo and looking at the reviews, I purchased this game thinking that it would be ok to play. Mistake! It immediately went downhill from there. The HOS were hard to select the correct objects. The mini games were rather simple and allowed you to play them with pieces missing but never solve. The game is very particular about where you place the cursor. I was so ready for this game to be over. It was a waste.
May 17, 2012
This game is the sequel to 'Hidden Expeditions: Devil's Triangle', and picks right up where the other leaves off. Play is great, flows well, and is challenging. I really enjoyed playing this game, especially in the expert mode. Graphics are good, and the puzzles are interesting.
November 15, 2011
...And the story continues...
It's always nice to see a sequel. I love a good storyline & this sequel continues YOUR journey, but not the story progression of the first game. But no worries. The game play was challenging, as well as, the HOGs. One of the better games, I would say. Not my fav, but definitely worth mentioning. The visual effects were great. I hate it when you cannot find an object in an HOG because you cannot tell one object from another! No problem with that here. Worth your money!
November 16, 2011
What a pretty game.
The story was a bit odd, but is that what I got it for? ;) I have two complaints...Some of the seek and find objects are very hard to find, because they are very light, and some of the scenes are pretty big, packed full of items to search through. The good thing is, there are an extra amount of hints available. The second would be that the arrow that directs you back a scene, or towards a scene is very clumsy, often times interfering with the inventory bar. But all in all, a lovely game. Very pretty, and the puzzles are head scratching, but then..Aha!
November 16, 2011
This game has great graphics and some fun puzzles. Music is okay. Game flow is great! The characters are not well developed, but you know who they are and what they need. Overall a very entertaining hidden object game that does not take long to complete!
November 15, 2011
I bought the CE and regret it because the bonus game play was ridiculously short.
I loved the puzzles, so creative, artistic and fun with lots of variety.
Great graphics with the exception of the underwater scene - too muddy and hard to see the objects.
Love the whimsical writing and comments, newspapers.... I was laughing all the way through.
Disappointing end, they should have had the giant fish jump up and swallow Undertow whole!
May 30, 2012