The Secret Order: Masked Intent
This is very different from the usual Hidden Object games I've been downloading from Big Fish, and refreshingly so. It does contain hidden object scenes but overall it is an adventure game and puts me in mind of the old PC games I used to play in the 90s (yes, I'm that old!) albeit with much better graphics.
The colours are lovely, the scenes are like oil-paintings tinged with purples and oranges like a gorgeous sunset, and the music not too distracting. The voice acting is very good and the little errands and puzzles fun to do, plus unusually for me I'm absolutely engrossed in the storyline.
Any negatives? The diary/journal sparkles an awful lot and I personally found it annoying because I wanted to get on with the game and not read what had just happened, and I would like the map to have been easier to use - but at least it does have a map and symbols to show where there are things to do which helps a lot.
More of this standard please Big Fish!
May 8, 2014
Very Fun And Enjoyable Game
This game is the bomb. Please have a sequel. The game is long and keeps you going from start to finish. I really had fun playing!!!
April 23, 2014
The game started out a little strange to me but after about an hour I was hooked. the graphics are exceptional almost on the real side. Great HOG. with a great story line....
April 30, 2013
I absolutely loved this game! The story is captivating. The graphics are great and the puzzles are just right!
What I liked the most was the option to play "Mahjong" instead of "Hidden Object games", I'd wish more games would offer such an option.
November 24, 2013
Job Well Done.
I just finished playing The Secret Order:Masked Intent and enjoyed every minute. The graphics are excellent and the game plays extremely well. It was fun and very entertaining. I definitely recomment it.
May 5, 2013
I loved the first Secret Order game, and had high expectation for this one. It doesn't disappoint. The production values are top notch. I like the atmospheric, and yet non-intrusive music. I also like that instead of doing hidden object search, you can play a mahjong game.
June 17, 2013
played casual no sound. hints/skips charge at a decent rate. you are investigating an old order that are getting ready to carry on a ritual and you have to get the family brooch and take it with you to stop the ritual. an interesting and relaxing game.
May 29, 2013
Great Second Game in Series
I actually played the third game first and liked it so much I went back to pick up this one and the first game. The game is long for an SE, you have an interactive map, a journal, great mini-puzzles, and hidden objects. The hint button fills fast.
I highly recommend this series. (See other players comments for more detail -- didn't want to repeat same things).
June 28, 2014
Not a bad game
Not too bad for a HO game.
Object is for you to obtain a scepter to defeat the Order of the Griffins and a guy named Nathan, you get to go back in time and dress up for the ride
Has 3 modes to play, the easy one no penalty for over clicking in the HO scenes, but there is a penalty in hard and hard no sparkles for HO scenes
6 chapters,backtracking only in that chapter
Map, is not interactive, but do have a diary
Now on to the pros and cons
Hidden objects, not too many, but good as you can play Majongg instead of finding the HO
Majonng was ok, if and when you run out of moves it will shuffle the tiles by itself
Hint button: takes less than 60 seconds to recharge, and works outside the HO scenes, tells you where to go and shows what you need to do/use
Sparkles for HO scenes, and also sparkles for items to pick up and certain areas
Backtracking:yes, but not too bad, you only backtrack within the chapter you are in
Has at least 6 chapters, each pretty long
Has a diary, used it once
Skip button charges rapidly in the puzzles
has a map but not interactive, never used it as hint button was better
puzzles, not too bad did skip some, hate dealing with rings, you move one and others move as well, but that`s just me.
I`ve played this off and on for several days, and several hours each day so game is pretty long for me at least over 4hrs.
I love HO scenes but really enjoyed that I could play Majongg instead
April 25, 2013
Really great game!
This is a really good one! Although there is suspense, there are no demons, axe murderers or tortured souls. Nice change.
The HOS are very believable- everything is size appropriate, most items are rather on the easy side to find. I didn't run across any scenes where the corners were too dark to find an item.
If HOS aren't your thing, you can switch to a mah jong game instead, which comes in handy for those difficult to find last items. There is a map to guide you, although you have to move from place to place manually, and a list of tasks to keep you on track- which is handy, because most scenes only had 1-2 items to place, and often you had to travel a good distance to use a recently found item.
In truth, the story line was a little dragged out, but I skip the dialogue anyway.
The only thing that was kind of weird was the size of the picture on the screen- everything was rather small-ish.
Overall, this game is DEFINITELY worth $6.99. Give it a try.
April 20, 2013