Secrets of the Seas: Flying Dutchman Collector's Edition
Secrets of the Seas, The flying Dutchman
What an awesome game, wonderful music, beautiful graphics, easy to play and keeps you on the edge of your seat, with what will happen next. Hidden objects scenes are not to difficult and fun to play. Thanks Big Fish for giving us this winner
May 18, 2012
Scupper me Mainbrace....!!!
I found the puzzles were not too difficult- yet the more I played the more intriguing it became. This is probably a future purchase for me.
Good storyline, I'm left wanting to know more. Good graphics. I don't use sound/sound effects. Well done devs.
I highly recommend this game
April 23, 2012
I liked this lighthearted game...not scary at all, but cute. Loved the hint shrimp or lobster (not sure what it is). The mini games are not impossible and the hidden object scenes are not too difficult.
Loved the graphics!!
April 23, 2012
another worthless "collectible "
When will game buyers figure out that game makers will cease putting out CE's that stink when the buyers stop buying. Dutchman is a sunk ship in more ways than one.
THere is no challenge in the HO scenes. The minipuzzles # in the demo # are worthy of a young child at best. The dev here insults our intelligence by constantly hand holding us with clues as what to do next. The storyline is awful. A seaman tries to rescue his buddy. But the man is afraid to cross a muddy path?? He need to put a coat over the mud to cross?? What a wimp !! One of the objects found is a discharged battery. Need I remind the devs that batteries were not yet invented given the era in which the game is played. When will players realize the law of supply and demand rules. Stop purchasing bad games, particularly overpriced CE's. When we as a group do that, the game makers will either produce better product or will stop making the CE's. I realize that there are lots of reviews praising this game. I just cannot see it.
April 25, 2012
Done to Death storyline brings down the rating
The game in general was a bore. A done to death storyline doesn't help either, Here are my thoughts.
Easy Hidden Object Scenes
Lots of places needed something to either enter or pass
The storyline- the pirate theme has been done to death and this one hasn't used it well. It failed to hook me
At approx. 55 seconds, the hint takes way to long to recharge, so yo just sit there waiting. Lucky there's a strategy guide.
The skip button recharged slightly faster, but also took forever to recharge.
The game in general wasn't fun. Nothing about it wanted to keep me playing.
If you want to play a pirate themed game, don't play this; play Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart.
June 2, 2012
Worst Big Fish game I've ever played
I don't think I've ever written a review on this site before, even though I've bought dozens and dozens of games, but this is flat out the worst I've ever played.
I'll admit that my review is just based on the demo, but that was enough. First off, the plot is a straight up ripoff of Pirates of the Caribbean. The ship is even named the Dutchman. The voice-overs are terrible as well, and the mini games are mind-numbingly easy.
The biggest problems, though, were technical issues. I often had to click on something multiple times to get it to do whatever it was supposed to do. The mouse was extremely slow and sticky as well. What really shocked me was that in one HOS, the graphics were clearly just... broken. I don't know how else to put it. Many objects were cut in half or looked like completely different objects. The only way I passed it was by repeatedly waiting for the hint button to charge, and several times the hint button told me to click on seemingly empty spots on the wall!
I would advise skipping even the demo. Besides the other problems, it is one of the ones that stops at a preordained event, which is completely random and a terrible stopping point.
June 20, 2012
Slow graphics, ridiculous plot line, on the fence with this one
A hidden object game with the usual minigames. The length is well worth the CE price, and the bonus game is a decent length. The hidden object scenes are good and have interesting graphic touches. The minigames are mostly easy and other than the dreaded "repeat the sequence" fun. And if you play on advanced or expert you really don't get sparkles highlighting things to do!! Unfortunately the journal and comments lead you way too much so I stopped reading the journal.
The voice overs are awful, the main character sounds like a slow mo character like Homer Simpson's "noooooooooooooooo".
The plot: I have a hard time seeing anything related to Flying Dutchman/Davy Jones without seeing the SpongeBob character, and what's with the fangs? And how stupid is the girl: WARNING PLOT SPOILER "well you killed all my family/friends and chained me up and left me to die a horrible death but if you're sorry I'll forgive you". Really.
My recommendation: wait for the SE and buy it on sale or with a free game coupon.
April 26, 2012
When was this made 20 years ago ? At the dawn of games on computers ?
June 3, 2012
VERY HIDDEN HO
The hidden objects on the pirate ship are so well hidden that half of them are invisible until you randomly click on the correct spot. I otherwise loved the game.
April 25, 2012
For a CE, not much of a challenge. The game moves quickly but that is because you find a tool then use the tool.Not much of a thought process. I played the demo in well under an hour at the expert level. I would suggest this game for a newbe to the hidden object type of game.
April 23, 2012