Whispered Secrets: The Story of Tideville
Cute game fun to play. A simple game.
November 17, 2012
Not the Best, but Not the Worst HO Game
I typically like HOGs, but I have to admit that this wasn't my favorite game. It's got an interesting storyline. It's about a mother trying to find her son in this weird town with "sci-fi" type of elements in it. The voices made me cringe, so I played it with the sound off. I found it challenging at times. It's not a bad game, but I've played worse.
My biggest criticism is the length of it--make sure you have a lot of time to play it. It took me forever to get through it. Just when you think the end is near, there's more to do.
If you have time, try it. But there are other games and series I like much better.
August 31, 2014
The mother's voice is anything but believable. She's lost her son and goes about looking for him in a ho-hum way. I thought the son's voice was ten times better. Very good for a child. The game was okay, but not really anything new or exciting. Music was pretty good, not enough puzzles, too many HOS's, graphics average. It did have a nice length, which I appreciated. Not a terrible game at all, but I've played much better.
March 24, 2014
too much back & forth
this game needs a map. and it takes to long to switch scenes
February 3, 2014
Just short of Awful
Review based on the complete game. Why I waded through this mess to complete it is beyond me. It had promise, starting out with main character's child disappearing from his room before her eyes. It was all downhill from there.
Mom never expressed ANY emotion about losing her child! None! Makes you wonder. Nothing in the game provided any information about why the bad guy was doing what he was doing. No rhyme or reason.
This game NEEDS A MAP! It extremely NEEDS A MAP! Endless, mindless back and forth, collecting this and that, using this and that, but there so much stuff and the game is so large that you have to write down everything, and the logic is very flawed, not letting you get something you know you need until the game decides it's time, but then letting you get something you don't need and carry around for 20 scenes. By the way, it also needs a LOCKING inventory. And if you walk away for a day, you can't remember where anything is or where anything came from.
The HOs are fuzzy and fussy. The tedium is saved by the very easy option of using a Match-3. Unfortunately for me, most of the time, I forgot it was there and waited for the endless time it took for several hints to renew.
Sound was not glorious, kind of crackly and repetitively annoying. I usually keep music on low. This time I shut it off. The only reason this game gets 2 stars is for the art work. Except for the HOs, this game is drawn with beautiful detail. Even the scenes that you visit for one second and never return to are fully detailed. This was nice, but I wish I'd never bought this one.
June 16, 2014
First let me say here is a woman in a hat and long dress climbing ladders, stairs, etc, walking into homes and "snooping" into cabinets, and EVERYTHING has to have a key. You need a key for the key. You must find a key to unlock a box to find another key inside to unlock another box, etc. Lots of running back and forth. Have to write things down in order to keep track of what you need and where you have to go back to in order to use it.
November 5, 2012
Silly, Boring Game
To me this is a very silly game. The storyline was nothing new, and sorry to say, the voiceovers were utterly out of sync with the premise. Her son has disappeared into thin air, yet mother remains upbeat and unworried.
I found the gameplay to be boring and tedious -- one junk pile HOS after another and they're unclear, fuzzy and like peering through fog with dirty glasses, some objects impossible to find without using a hint.
The hints inside the HOS refilled quickly on easy mode, but the puzzle skip button seemed to take forever, or maybe it felt that way because I wanted to hurry and get through the demo.
November 10, 2013
for 10-15 yr olds!
No sense of story, no logical progression, no clue what's going on &, fair warning: there are little creepy-crawly-spider-bugs darned near everywhere. Ugh. They distract & don't seem to have a function beyond that. If they did, I could handle them; otherwise, they're just there for little boys to giggle over. Extremely glad I tried the game first. Overall: UGH.
July 13, 2014