Love Story: The Beach Cottage
It was so nice playing a romantic game for a change. It was a different type of HO game. There weren't that many actual hidden object scenes or too many mini games. Instead you spent most of your time looking for objects to complete tasks. You do go all over the place. A map would have been nice but the Hint button was very useful when you couldn't figure where to go next. I did end up using it a lot.
October 6, 2012
A Very Nice HO Game, but kinda short.
It was nice to see a calm game that isn't all dark and about evil. It has a nice storyline but the only problem I had was it was shorter than I expected. I wish there were more HO games like this and not so many dark/sinister ones. If you like love stories and beach sounds, it'll be just right for you too.
October 6, 2012
Fun romantic story
This is a really lovely Hidden Object (H0) game; if you found the first in the series (Letter from the Past) rather boring don?t let that put you off trying The Beach House. This is a much better game; there is still quite a lot of dialogue but it is skippable & there is not quite so much of it. I would have liked voiceovers but that is my personal preference.
The graphics really are excellent ( no problems finding items what a treat) & the artwork is nice enough but the best thing is the music which is wonderful & really suits the game. The background sounds go well with each scene too.
In Easy mode the hint recharges at 15 seconds, there are sparkles & the inventory (which is a row of shells) gives an outline of any objects you need to find as you find out what you require. In Expert mode there are no outlines of objects, no sparkles that I found & the hint is 40 seconds. There is a misclick penalty of a cursor loop de loop.
The H0 scenes vary from the usual lists to having to find say 12 things that ?go together? or 12 of the same object but you have to move items or perform actions in the scene to locate those objects; a nice variety which adds to the fun. The mini games were fun to play & not too difficult.
I have one downside to note & that is the loading screen; it is annoying having to wait for the next screen; at least it does not take too long but it does tend to take you ?out of the story?.
December 4, 2011
it seems as if something is missing. I only found 4 pieces of glass for the photo and can't find the scissors to open the door.
June 22, 2012
I found playing this game relaxing. The pictures were clear and therefore no eye strain. Fun games and puzzles.
November 18, 2011
Good game, too short
Really enjoyed this game, but over too quickly.
February 11, 2012
If you are looking for games without ghosts, demons, wizards, magic, hauntings or dark content then this is it. Puzzles are good although fairly easy. I would have liked it to be longer but recommended!
December 14, 2011
Cute Love Story!
The game is fun, the graphics are ok, the loading part could go a bit faster but it isn't too slow. The storyline and challenge are good and this isn't one of those games that leave you without an ending, I dislike when that occurs. This game you will play to certain ending and the game is worth purchasing.
October 7, 2012
wished it was a little longer. i beat the game in two hours. had a good story line, but pretty cut and dry. visually it was really good, could've had a little more animation.
April 29, 2012
Great relaxing game. Not dark, cute story.
Sometimes I like to take a break from all the dark games full of doom and gloom. I recommend this game to anyone who want to enjoy a leisure love story game which contains no evil characters or dark places. This game has puzzles that are not really hard but there is a good variety. There are also a few hidden object scenes. The story line was good and the music was not annoying. I didn't have to use the walk thru but I did use a few clues. The hint latern refilled fairly quickly. I really enjoyed this game and might replay it sometime in the future.
March 19, 2012