Halloween: The Pirate's Curse
If You Love Halloween...........
This h.o. game is ssooo Halloween, colorful, cute, and fun. It is mostly just hidden objects with puzzles of various types thrown in. The ambiance is great, the mall decorated with Halloween goods, the street scene full of people with costumes on, businesses and homes decorated like a Halloween wonderland. And a very "Halloweeny" decorated amusement park you'll wish you could visit. The objects are not too hard to find if you have the patience to mouse over everything slowly, find the hidden Dracula in every scene, and click on pumpkins that pop up in the scenes for extra points. As for the glitch on clicking, I only found it after a scene as you are trying to go to the next scene, the trick here is to wait until your score numbers are done showing you the score you got for that scene, then click on "continue" to go on to the next scene. Hopefully, they can fix this because it is a very cute, fun game for Halloween lovers. And if you are looking for an object that is hidden, just mouse over the scene slowly until your arrow turns into a magnifying glass, then click there, your object will show up. As for the storyline, it's just two kids having fun on Halloween, nothing wrong with that. The music is "spooky", fun style though, a family friendly game, easy to play, just a game to have fun and relax by. I recommend it, if like me, you love Halloween.
October 26, 2012
This game for adults
I'm thru the trial, and playing for a bit. I love the casual arts games, have many of them. Reviews I read were not so kind. My opinion is, you have to be used to this game creator.
It is by far the most challenging. Each one has their own "bonus points" thing to look for. In this game, it IS hard.
I have enjoyed "watching the children grow up" as the games go by over the years. As the title states, THIS game is not for kids. (yea!) I have maybe 6 of them, which all are fine for all ages. This one is the hardest, and theme/music is more for teens and above.
June 2, 2013
The Pirate's Halloween
Another fun Halloween game. Like the others there are extra's to find. The hidden objects are fun and not too difficult to find, although some will make you look real hard. Another great game for that boring afternoon with nothing to do.
October 30, 2012
a mixed bag ( of candy !! )
I am somewhat conflicted about the game. It definitely has its ups and downs.
The ups include: very good graphics, some objects that are hard to find, some interesting things to fine and background music that is acceptible.
The downs are: a clunky cursor, ( at least in my case ), the game is slow to progress between scenes, all the typical puzzles ( matching, jigsaws, the dreaded find the difference, etc. )
The storyline is predictable and not at all compelling,
Given the multitude of outstanding games available today, Halloween : The Pirate's Curse is fair to middling. It will appeal to novice HOGgers and children. If it ever becomes
a daily deal I would probably buy it at the reduced price.
Other than that I will pass. I do not hate the game but it holds
only moderate interest for me.
I give it a half-hearted recommendation.
October 24, 2012
OK Game . . . But
I'm somewhat on the fence with this game.
THE GOOD -- The graphics are pretty good. Will mostly assuredly get you into the Halloween mood. It seems like there will be a lot of hidden object scenes. If you're in the mood for HO you're in the right place. HO scenes have some interaction including finding the vampire and clicking an object at the right time to either win or lose points. Ojbects are also hidden behind other objects. There are mini-games that are pretty easy.
THE NOT SO GOOD -- There are tons and tons of objects in each scene and they are very - very small. Additionally, objects are given names that you may not recognize or they are called by something different they you are use to. Clicking on objects seems to be a problem. Sometimes it works and other times you have to click more than once.
BOTTOMLINE -- I recommend this game with some reservations. -- Objects too small and hard to find.
October 24, 2012
Good family game
If you want a game to get get you into the Halloween spirit then this is it. Some of the objects in the HOS are hard to find but not impossible. You are also looking for little vampires to boost your score. This is not my kind of game really but its a good game for the family to have fun over. Its funny, great for the kids some gamer's might find it a bit easy. Then again even if its not your cup a tea give it a go. It doesn't tax the brain just right for Halloween.
October 24, 2012
spooky but cluttered
This game hits all the right notes when it comes to putting you in the Halloween mood.Spooky music and not too scary in case smaller kids wanna play too. But it is way too cluttered for my taste. Too many real small items in a very cartoonish world. Brigh colors and the mini games are a bit too simple. I am sure it is great fun for kids but I pass.
October 24, 2012
I have seen better
This game is just ok. Alright for just relaxing for a bit before dinner, after work just to decompress, etc. This game could have been better. Some of the items are way too small. Other areas that need an extra step should have been highlighted. I would only find them if my mouse just perused the entire HOG scenes. There is also a delay after finishing each game. I found that to be totally annoying. I used my free game credit...otherwise I would not have bought it. I would like to see the developer put more effort into making this game better and smoother, also give us a story that will wow the audience.
October 29, 2012
Easy HOS Game for Teens/Pre-Teens
This is an easy, campy game, with standard Halloween music and sound effects. Nothing scary for adults or teens, but maybe for little kids. Puzzles are easy to moderately challenging. HOS are also easy to moderately challenging. Some objects are easy to spot, and others are harder to find. There are also speed games, which I am no longer good at, like I was when younger. Story: You help two teenagers get costumed for Halloween, and they go to a carnival/fair. Then a pirate captain puts a curse on the carnival/fair, and you help the teens remove the curse.
This game is too easy for me, and not creepy enough. But it's perfect for people who like fun, easy HOS games.
October 29, 2012
Not as good as Halloween: Trick or Treat
Pros: some puzzles require a bit of thought, hidden vampires are not always easy to spot, the music is catchy. Cons: the Hidden Object junkpiles contain relatively few items, the cursor is clunky, the interface hides parts of the scenes.
The previous Halloween game from this developer has more charm and polish. I recommend this only if you really love pirates and fairs.
October 27, 2012