Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper
Entertainment without the skeletons and ghosts
I seldom write a review for games even though I buy many Adventure games and read others' reviews. But this game was so enjoyable I decided to post my review of 5 stars. I played it twice in a row. It was very refreshing to have some nice scenes with animals, without graveyards, skulls, misty darkness, evil serial killers, and ghosts. There are fairies in this game -- good fairy vs bad fairy. O.K. so it's a little bit of a ripoff of Harry Potter. The puzzles were different and imaginative, and it was a nice change to replace objects in the hidden object scenes instead of finding them. If you play this game be sure to "pet" the orange tabby asleep in the forester's trophy room.
I don't know when I've enjoyed playing a relaxing game so much. I put this game in the category of Nutcracker for its mood, but with less sophisticated graphics than Nutcracker.
March 23, 2013
Great game for all of us to play together
The HOs had a new twist of putting items with something they are associated with and the story was interesting and good for my daughters.
We also liked the map and its interactive help of displaying what was available and what was not actively needed to visit.
We would be happy to see another of this type.
February 22, 2013
Great game, not too easy.
Nice twist on the HOG games, needing to place objects instead of find them. Good game length, and a variety of challenges.
February 20, 2013
Cinderella with a twist!!
What a great game. Graphics are superior to a lot of games I've bought. Love the VO. Hints recharge quickly. It's a reverse HO game - which I really liked. Enjoyed the variety of puzzles. Really nice story. Good wins over evil. Not too long, not too short. Can't find anything wrong with this game at all !!!! Loved it. Wish I could give this game a 10.
February 18, 2013
I loved the fact that you could travel via map. It made going back and forth a lot better. Some areas are hard to click on so you will have to be patient. Overall this game is definitely worth playing.
February 9, 2013
Best game in a long time. Beats a lot of collector games.
Best game in a long time, with amazing graphics, each scene has something new and delightful and surprising, full of humor and charm. In addition, a romantic game without being sweetish. I just love it! Beats a lot of collector games by far.
February 7, 2013
Stategy Guide Not Needed
Loved the reverse hidden object games--not enough of them. Great graphics to keep your interest. The CE and SG are not needed unless you want wallpaper etc. The hint button is absolutely the best. Length of game is more than I anticipated. Puzzles were tuff for me--had to pass on a few. I enjoyed sitting back to watch the end of the story. Kudos for the beautiful artwork.
February 5, 2013
Great Game - Highly recommended
I won't rehash things people have already said. I did love this game because of the way they handled the HOS. Yes, the graphics are beautiful and pretty much everything i dislike in other game was absent here. :P
The fact that Giselle's name was pronounced differently didn't bother me. We Americans must get used to the fact that all our great games are produced in other countries. For all we know we may be pronouncing it incorrectly. :angel:
Anyway i loved the game and hope for more like it. I wish i had bought the CE and perhaps i will. :thumbup: :thumbup:
I highly recommend this game.
February 2, 2013
No Darkness - What a treat!
This games was fun, even a little silly. But that is what I liked best. With the glut of dark, creepy AHOG's out there over the past bazillion years, this was just fun.
It was a good combination of linear and "having to think about it." There is a lot of hopping around, but the map can be used to travel, tells you the tasks that need to be done at each location and even provides "reminder pics" to help remember the place.
Puzzles wise, they were pretty easy. But, that was in line with the good-spirited fun this game is all about.
A cold Saturday pleasure..
February 1, 2013
LOVE THIS GAME
Unlike any other HO game I have played. The hidden object puzzles aren't your typical hunting down the item game. You place pieces of items with other items. graphics and music are also so pretty and magical. I want more games like this!!!!
February 1, 2013