Escape the Emerald Star
For those who like HOG games
A typical PopCap game with lots of hidden objects to find in a large disarray of objects. Each level you complete gives you a simple puzzle to complete (i.e. word search, jigsaw, etc.) and an item that will help you escape this nightmare of a cruise. Find the hidden anchors to open a Mahjong tile removal game. No storyline about why the ship is abandoned; just complete the puzzles and escape.
August 28, 2013
Not a lot to dislike
Some of the best hidden object artwork around, I have to admit. Many folks will enjoy finding objects, playing the puzzle games, and accumulating points. I found it tedious and boring, but maybe that's just the mood I'm in. Don't take this game for granted, though. Some of the objects aren't as easy to find as you'd think!
May 24, 2013
This game is a series of "chapters" consisting of several HOGs followed by a puzzle. You pick a scene from a list of scenes, and continue until you've finished the "chapter". Then you're presented with a puzzle to complete.
I can't fault the graphics, or fun of the puzzles, but it was too repetitive and perhaps lacked some imagination found in many games. There wasn't a proper story line, so I could only give that one point.
Sound was background music so my points are for the graphic quality (no animation).
HOG challenge was low/intermediate.
I did several hours, only because I'd managed to complete without using a hint. Once I needed to use a hint, I decided to give up the personal challenge and uninstall.
December 12, 2012
Bare-bones HOG, no characters or story. Good if you like that.
This may be a bit skewed, because I don't care for bare-bones HOGs. There aren't cutscenes, no characters, no storyline to speak of. Just hidden object scenes. There are achievements you can be awarded, which give slightly more interest to the game. For me, though, this kind of game seems like drudgery.
On the plus side, the graphics and sound are decent.
April 25, 2012
Developers Offer Same Old Game, With a New Name
If you like straight hidden object games with no thought-provoking puzzles or strategy, then this is the game for you. An interactive storyline is non-existent and this game is just one HO scene after another with simplistic minigames thrown in between. Many people prefer this type of game and that's cool. But, this particular game developer follows the exact same formula game after game and I find myself wanting to scream from tedium after the first half hour of gameplay. Graphics are flat and I always have the feeling that I'm playing a test game produced by high-schoolers. There are so many other great hidden object games out there for new HO gamers or those who just want to zone out for a while.
August 6, 2012
Great for a seven year old
B-o-r-i-n-g. No movement around the ship. Just find objects in one scene after another. Like something out of the 80's. I've had more fun playing the original Kings Quest. Not the least bit interesting.
August 11, 2012
Not If You Paid Me
BASED ON FULL GAME
Let?s see... Monochromatic distorted images, check. Static scenes with a little interactivity, check. Boring game formula of 25 levels with each HO scene visited 3 times and 1 very easy puzzle at the end of each level, check.
Ah, yes, we have another game in the Escape series!
If your thing is PURE HO with at most a few EASY PUZZLES and only a hollow shell of a STORY (and I?m not denying the place of such games, not everyone wants to be dragged through a mental ringer), then this game might appeal to you.
But you could do better. I?m no fan of the Big City Adventures or Amazing Adventures series, but they are both more appealing than this one, which offers you little in the way of eye candy, no personality, nothing but drudgery really.
Still interested, okay, well the good news is, this game has a timer, points for fast finding, and collectibles that unlock a free play mode.
The PUZZLES, while easy, are varied (match 3, jigsaw, rotate tiles, word search), are still fun, and for me, the best part of the game.
None of which is enough to sell me on a game that falls so far short on imagination and emotion.
May 4, 2013
Just Another Very Repetitious Game From This Developer
I have played straight hidden object games before, but none was as tedious or mind-numbing as this one.
There is no storyline, no voiceover, and no adventure whatsoever. You simply play the same HO scenes and find the same objects over and over. There are some puzzles to solve, but they are simplistic and repetitive. So, if you are not interested in a challenge and just want to zone out, then this is the game for you.
Graphics are actually not bad, but the only real highlight of this game is when it's over and you can finally Escape from the Emerald Star.
October 24, 2012
I finally found it!
I didn't think I would find a game where I really, really, hoped for my demo to be over soon but I did. I hated this game, and maybe its because of the level of difficulty but I just did not like this game. I found myself clicking randomly on the board not caring if I lost points in the process. I just did not like it.
I did like some things though like the achievements, finding the anchors in the scene, etc. However, those were the only things I liked about it.
There was no story line, the graphics were nothing special and I can't even really remember hearing background music. Overall, I did not like this game.
August 12, 2012
didnt like it
This game is too boring, No story line, there is nothing to look forward to in it.
August 6, 2012