Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town
The puzzles are not especially challenging or frequent and the HOG parts are well done but the game wins points for being one of the most visually mastered game I've seen in some time. The attention to detail is amazing! I only gave it 4 stars because I felt it was short on the challenges. With the map you don't have to rely on memory and there isn't a lot of unnecessary backtracking. I would highly recommend it on your list of "games to get when I have a free game coupon" and if you want something glitzier and different from the creepy, orphan children meme.
December 23, 2012
GREAT STORY BUT LOTS OF RUNNING BACK AND FORTH
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME IN EXPERT MODE:
A+ story line
HOS are visually appealing
HOS are not standard, often changing what you need to do
Music is wonderful and adds tension to the story
Can collect otherworldly objects as you go
Constantly changing moods and scenes
Puzzles are easy to medium, all doable
Cutscenes are very well done, especially the end
Collect a lot of objects, some of which are used back at the beginning of the game
Does not have accessible map unless u use hint button (I was trying to complete the game without using the hint)
Way too much running back and forth between the 40 different locations
Unless you have photographic memory, you will waste a lot of time trying to remember where you saw something
June 27, 2013
Surprisingly well done game
Wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Spent a coupon because I really needed to before it expired and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the game. Morphing objects; interactive map and a decent plot you could follow. Better than a few games I've regrettably paid for lately. I'm not a sci fi fan but that didn't matter. It's good game play; good diary, etc. Definitely one to try. You'll be surprised.
January 8, 2013
A game for the whole Family
Very suspensful and keeps you wanting more.
January 1, 2013
It was Fun for Standard Edition
I enjoyed the storyline, a bit different from others, a little bizarre, but I like Aliens....I Waited for the Standard Version. The mini-games were FUN....AND it did not USE A TON OF GREY or Washed out Graphics to hide the Hidden Objects....I hate it when BF developers RELY on putting a lot of stuff in Grey just to make it hard...I think it takes more Skill to develop a good game with HO that are "HIDDEN" not just greyed and stuck in with a ton of other Grey background--that is a cheap way to quickly write a HO game.....And the game wasn't too hard, when they are too hard I get really frustrated and probably won't buy it...I am not interested in CE unless it is EXTREMELY unique and NEW graphics...not ALL of it RECYCLED from another game or time....
December 29, 2012
A fun game
The story line is interesting in a corny way but over all I am glad I bought it
December 11, 2012
I enjoyed this game.
I found the game enjoyable. The map certainly makes it easy to determine where to go to make progress. I probably used it more than I should have. The puzzles were entertaining. My one criticism is that the HO scenes seemed to be a bit "muddy".
October 6, 2013
The idea of saving the world from aliens is quite fun. the SE was perfect, great map and hint button, did not get nor need CE. only reason it got four not five stars is the end, I felt like it needed something more at the end to finalize saving the world. I believe I lived even though I crashed but even that was not totally clear. I don't use sound so can't rate that but over all a great game.
June 9, 2013
All Over the Map
I'd been anxiously waiting until payday to buy this game after playing the demo, and overall I enjoyed it. The story was very different from most of the other games I've played. There's a lot of back and forth from one scene to another (it actually seemed the action was fairly illogical and random# but the map tells you where there are things you need to do, and you can jump to that location. I thought there were way too many puzzles, especially toward the end, and more than enough HOGs which you do revisit.
Still, I did enjoy it, and it had a satisfying, if brief, ending.
May 3, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Placing objects into the HOS instead of finding them was a nice change. The map was GREAT. Just click on where you want to go -- no running back and forth. The map even indicated which screens had morphing objects. The story kept me wanting to see more. Cut screens could be skipped.
The only down side was that the parts of the screens were so dark that it was nearly impossible to see anything there. I had to click over the whole dark area to find what I was looking for. Had the screens been lighter, I would have given this game 5 stars.
March 13, 2013