Secrets of Great Art
Cliffhanger with no sequel
The graphics are sharp, clear, and colorful. The music is classic sounding and relaxing. It fits the theme of the game.
The game involves finding objects hidden in a great work of art. Most of the paintings are lesser known works from the mid to late 19th century. Once you've done a couple scenes like this you do a FTD with two versions of another great work. In between rounds of this you receive short chapters of a story. The HOS are timed and at the end of each you receive a score card that tells you how many misclicks you made and how long it took you. None of the scenes are repeated.
The story is about a man who wakens in unfamiliar surroundings and unfolds as he slowly begins to remember who is is and how he got there. I found the story interesting but it ends abruptly with a screen that says "To be continued". Unfortunately, there is no sequel that I can find so you never get to find out what happens next. This is somewhat annoying.
The HOS were moderately challenging at times but I also felt that the list of clues was sometimes misleading or unfair. For example, you're told to find an umbrella but there are two in the scene and only one is correct. The other is considered a parasol. This happens frequently enough to become a little irritating especially since clicking the wrong one adds to your misclick count.
Overall, I liked the game well enough to recommend it but the fact that it has no sequel following its cliffhanger ending lowered my rating to 3.
August 11, 2014
Game only of HOS and to find the differences, but some objects are too small or are on the same color - this is the only challenge.
You start each HOS with 3 hints. I do not know what happens if they have finished, did not get to use all.
The paintings are beautiful, the music is good, but the game is not appealing. Is completely outdated.
Recommend only for beginners or HOS lovers !
July 12, 2012
unfortunately, i found this game incredibly boring. yes the idea is nice and quality not bad but there is zero variation of challenge, mini games or anything else. Very straight forward hidden object game if that is what one is looking for.
July 11, 2012
good hidden objects but not much going on
July 23, 2012
If you like endless hidden object scenes and "find the difference" you might like this game.
The storyline seems to be okay, and if you love paintings (which I do) there are definetly some to look at.
BTW I played the complete one hour demo, but the game did not grow on me!
July 11, 2012
Please Big Fish game fans....do not waste your time on this. I cannot even get thru the demo. Enough said !
July 18, 2012