Clutter II: He Said, She Said
A Good HOG
I'm not a HOG fan, primarily like TM/strategy but this was a fun HOG, and I enjoyed the hour (although I played about 30 min's in). I liked a lot of the vintage items pictured, but it would have been nice if they were high quality images. I'm sure most HOG fans will love this because it has lots of variety, and really clever, different and interesting mini-games.
My recommendation to the developer, if you'd like to sell more games beyond the usual HOG crowd, get some good graphics. Not just the images of the "clutter" themselves, but the menu, the pop ups, everything. The graphics were cheesy, low-quality and a little bit horrible. It seemed like a video game from 1992.
Even though the game was a lot of fun, I couldn't stand looking at it any more. I would definitely have purchased this if it had nice graphics. I still give this a recommend for HOG fans and people that don't mind or notice the visuals.
May 13, 2012
Tips for de-cluttering
This grows completely against my grain, but still I quite liked it. I liked it so much, that I didn't play the entire hour of the trial, so I can check it out again at a later time.
It's a puzzle game with all sorts of puzzles. I quite like the tips it gives you about de-cluttering your home :-), e.g.: "If you have two of the same, throw one away". From what I've seen it offers a lot of puzzles that increase in difficulty as the game goes on. I am actually now quite in the mood to continue this game in my home and then take a couple of trips to the charity shop :-)
I gave it a 3 for Visual and Sound quality. On my system the graphics were a bit grainy and the music (even though I personally really didn't like it much) is in tune with the theme of the game. Let's put it this way: I listen to music of a similar pace when doing a Spring Clean.
Rather than recommending the game itself, I recommend doing the trial to see if you like it and by that I don't mean: "Try before buy", but really to do the trial, as this one could be right up your street. From what I've seen it does have a lot to offer.
May 8, 2012
Not for me
I played this as the demo, and found that it was quite boring. I don't mind the odd HOG, but the loading up and the time between games was too long, and the constant popups with their advice was over the top. Others may like this, but I didn't.
May 15, 2012
I loved Clutter and played it over and over. Was happy to see a sequel was out. This one is way too preachy. I didn't mind the first games comments on clutter but this got into spirituality, philosophy and others that I found a big turn off. Also some of the games were so hard even at the easiest level I couldn't complete in the time allowed and had to skip. Found this very frustrating as first Clutter was very playable. I did like the plate puzzles but found most of the game very frustrating and a big disappointment. I will definitely not replay this game if I ever finish it.
May 11, 2012
Pseudo Advice in a Match Game
Oh dear! - Now authors are offering pseudo-advice in the form of a game.
Found the challenge quite difficult rather quickly on some of the games and you couldn't pick and choose; so I didn't complete the Chapter 1 challenge.
The cod therapy advice I found extremely annoying.
Sorry not for me- too frustrating to bother spending money on this.
May 8, 2012
Second version, not for me.
I preferred the first Clutter over this newest offering. Based on that experience I purchased this version without trying out the demo first. Perhaps it's just me, however, I found the graphics in this 2nd version to be blurry; did not enjoy levels with spinning stars; nor the preachy story line. Overall #1 was much better.
May 25, 2012
Not My Style
This game has a lot of fans and while most people tend to love it, I personally, dislike it. I'm not a fan of the homemade-looking graphics, the preaching throughout the game, and just the style itself. I bought this one instead of the first one because the reviews were better but after playing, I don't think I will buy the first one at all.
I prefer professional looking, funny, light hidden object games like The Scruffs or the Vacation Quest series.
October 15, 2012
Clutter 2 He said, she said.
Leone and Ana are too much in love with themselves. Tried and bought both games, but they make me sick with their self-importance. Shame on me !!!!! Will I ever buy again?
May 14, 2012
It sounded good but...
I played the demo for about 20 minutes, after which I wondered how to get that time back.
Seriously, though, the game sounds fun and different. The "find and match things" part could be fun. But in the end the game just annoyed me too much.
For one thing is the preachy messages. "We're going to teach you how to fix your life." Yeah, I'm here to play a game, not get preached at. The individual scenes take forever to load, and the graphics look like something left over from the year 2000.
Definitely pass this one by, unless you like slow moving, ugly games that preach at you.
May 16, 2012
I'm a huge fan of HoG games, but this was awful.
I'm not sure what I was expecting, but not a couple of floating heads giving me tips about clutter or, rather, how not to clutter?! In between tips, you click on matching items, then they go down to a conveyor belt, where, in turn, they are squashed?! There was no real excitement or challenge or story line. Granted I only played for 1/2 an hour, but that was enough for me. I've played almost every HoG game out there and this is one of the worst. Sorry folks! Try before you by.
July 5, 2012