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IHOPA (Interactive Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure)
Story: You take on the role of Vera who must go back to her childhood home and save her twin brother Arthur from the evil that lives beneath the sea.
10 chapters plus bonus chapter.
25 morphing Castor's Creatures Collectibles
Find 80 Whale Bones
Strategy Guide: You have to chapter select then stays where you left it.
3 play modes: Casual, Advanced, Hardcore. I played Advanced. No sparkles but black bar tips at the top.
Journal: Keeps notes along with clues for some of the puzzles.
Map: This is transporter and you get it within the first few minutes of the game. Has all the locations listed, shows where you are and the locations will have a "glowing light" to them where there are things to do.
HOS: 2 types of scenes: Word list and find so many of an item. At the end of each scene you have to find the inventory item in the scene. They are interactive.
Puzzles: The usual run of the mill found in many games. Nothing new here: Rotate the rings, keep pressing until everything lights up, etc.
Hint/Skip: Pretty quick on charge up. It's less than a minute. Hint is very helpful outside of HOS as it will direct you where to go until you get there along with showing you the inventory that needs to be used.
My overall impression:
The story started out kind eerie/creepy but the more I moved along in the game I got more of a melancholy feeling than eerie/creepy that it's clearly meant to be however still found it intriguing and well told.
The graphics are very good. I like them. Most scenes nice crisp and clear however a few on the drab side but it fits with the setting of this game.
The voice overs really good especially the whale.
The HOS for the most part a very well done here. The scenes I found to be spread out as I didn't find myself doing one right after the other. These also weren't Sanford & Son junk piles to me however a couple of areas too dark and really small items. Also a few objects I had to resort to the hint for it to recognize my clicking on it.
The puzzles not a whole lot in the game which was fine by me. Some of these I found tedious and boring like the rotate the rings and keep pressing until they all light up. I don't much care for these. My patience meter isn't very high when it comes to these.
The adventure part: A good deal of traveling back/forth. I'm so glad there was a transporter map which I found very helpful well except for the bonus chapter. It wasn't available for me anyway.
The achievements, morphing, and collectibles I didn't get them all but most of them and I enjoyed this. I also usually don't pay attention to the wallpapers but I took a look at them and really like them. I have one of the game saved on my computer.
I definitely thought this was long enough. The main game about 6 hours and the bonus chapter 1 1/2 hours. Maybe more/less for you. I also felt like I had a complete game as it ended satisfactory. The bonus chapter which to me was a bonus" "How It All Began" and I enjoyed this very much. A well done here.
Overall 4 stars from me. Thanks Big Fish and developer for a very good game here.
As always, give it a whirl and decide for yourself!
April 13, 2013
Have played other games by this person and have enjoyed them. This one is interesting and I will probably get it but going to think on it.
Story is twin sister trying to rescue her brother at a strange island where they lived as children. An evil being has lured the sister to the island by capturing her brother.
Good graphics. VO good. It has an interactive map which I like. Morphing creatures to find. Puzzles so far are easy. You only get into the second chapter when demo ends. I had 5 minutes left to play but I took my time to get the feel of the game. HO areas are to find several of the same thing and then one final item. They are interactive. Music is eerie so turned down some.There are always things that could be improved but this one is enjoyable.
If you enjoy HO, adventure games with some twists you will probably like this game.
April 13, 2013
A FAIRLY DECENT GAME
Review based on completed game and part of bonus chapter.
Animation - Stilted. With today's technology (that Walt Disney didn't have), computerized animation should be similar to live actors with facial features and body motions moving fluidly. Come on, devs, you can do it!!! :-D
VOS - Excellent
IHOS - Clearer than some I've seen. Usual fare of small to larger objects.
Hint - Fast recharge, gives clues and directions
Map - Does transport
Journal - Contains objectives, map, story, notes, etc.
Random Click Penalty - None
Collectibles, achievements, etc. as expected in a CE.
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Unique and challenging
Bonus Chapter - Same as above so I didn't bother to finish it.
Good game for the bells and whistles lovers. :-D Enjoy!!!
May 7, 2013
I liked this game. For me it was nice to feel the atmosphere of a small island with metamorphosis sea creatures. The game had surprising sufficient number of interesting minigames. Particularly, I was pleased with the bonus chapter.
April 25, 2013
Fun game play, although puzzles were a little easy. Morphing characters were fun to find. Map made it easy to get around the island.
June 13, 2013
This is a must buy for everyone!!...Wonderful Game...Beautiful sceneries!!..great sound...All in all just a fantastic game!!
April 25, 2013
Keeper for me
I enjoyed the demo....bought the game. It has everything I expect in a game...it's not perfect but it will do...Big Fish needs to put more of these type of games and other such as Match 3 or brain teasers which keeps us going to this website. Today, they did it. Thank you. :)
April 13, 2013
Average To Good ... And Very Enjoyable ...
Good Graphics, Music, Ambient Sound & Story ... Enjoyable Cut Scenes ...
Passed The Time, But Some Additional Wow Factor Might Have Been Good ...
The CE Extra Chapter Seemed To Drift By Very Quickly ... The Puzzles Attempting To Bulk It Out ... ... I Bought This Game At SE Price So I Didn't Mind ...
April 20, 2013
Good Game but 3 is all I can give it
This is a good game if you have the patience for looking for things in the dark.
The fun factor would be better if it wasn't so dark.
The HOS were to dark and I found that the Hint came very useful in a lot of time.
I even adjusted the brightness on my system but it didn't make much diff.
The graphics were to grainy and not very clear.
Voice over was good.
The story line was good.
If the Dev's are going to do anymore like this one they will have to improve the quality.
I still recommend this Game, but I really don't think it was worth the CE price.
Some players may like this game as it is, but I would try the 1 Hr trial download first before you buy.
April 21, 2013
Mediocre for a CE
Played the demo and although the storyline was something a little different, it didn't compel me to want to keep playing . The graphics were nice but the puzzles were too easy as were the HOs.
I don't care about collectables and achievements to be honest and buy CE's because they are fun, challenging or gripping. This was none of these I'm afraid, although others clearly disagree, all a matter of taste really.
April 18, 2013