Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger
Happy Game at last
This is a game with a beautiful setting of a national park. I'm not sure where the park is, as there are a few of those hidden objects that aren't what you think they are such as "catapult" for slingshot. However, the spelling and all other things are fine.
The best thing is the clear and pretty settings, such a welcome change from the violence and the darkness of the latest ilk of HO games.
Recommend this to everyone!
July 24, 2013
Fun Hidden Object Game
great graphics and sound, very relaxing
August 2, 2013
It was a good challenge...I enjoyed this game alot.
August 12, 2013
fun hidden object game
i like it focus on the game and the play
October 8, 2013
This is a pretty clear cut HO game, no tricky mysteries to solve or backtracking to revisit rooms. I liked searching for recycle items, although they don't tell you how many you need to find to get them all, and finding the "hidden items". Those are extra's though, the basic game is strictly HO. There are mini games between the HO's and they are pretty standard too. Relaxing game, nothing frantic about it, nice soothing background music. I liked.
July 23, 2013
Ok so this game is NOT the advanced back and forth adventure. A lot of people will not want this because it IS a back to basic HOP. It is very much in the style of Big City Adventures in presentation and play: there is a HOS and then a puzzle.
You work your way through the park for the different scenes.
The twist/challenge is to find lost and found items (silhouetted on bottom left) and then the trash for recycle (no clue given, nor how many in a scene),
The HOS themselves are list style - a little interaction requiring an extra action to complete. These are highlighted on your list.
Some items - HOS and Collectables may be a little hard to discern but I have played games wherein the items are really hard to find. These are not bad, though some may be a little small or cleverly desguised as a wood blemish.
The music is a loop - not bad but repititious. No voice overs, so you do have the option of just turning sound off on your machine or in options (not sure if that is an option as I rarely check the options page).
The graphics are clean, bright and colorful.
You may go back and rework any scene to get a better rating if you wish - all this is explained in the tutorial that you get (I always play casual).
Overall, this is a nice little game. No stress, just sit back and let this game be relaxing. I found it to be fun and a big change from the much more developed - and often dark and creepy - HOPA that has evolved. I will buy this one for the enjoyment factor it gave me.
July 23, 2013
Very Nicely Done ?Family? Game!
BASED ON ONE HOUR DEMO
This is a well put together HO game designed primarily for the younger crowd (and their grandparents of course!). It offers a GAMEPLAY style we don?t find so often anymore, as games have moved away from stand-alone HOs.
So although it?s got things like COLLECTIBLES, they presented in a manner that only PRETENDS to be ADVENTURE GAMEPLAY.
Really, there are just HO SCENES and PUZZLES. The HOs are LIST type, where items must be found in the LOCATION, not in separate scenes. There is some interaction, and sometimes an item on the list is actually an ACTION you must perform.
A nice touch are the 3-4 LOST ITEMS to be found in each location. These are indicated by a silhouette of the item, and you have to find the first item before being shown the next, and so on.
The PUZZLES come between HO locations. At the completion of a chapter, you tally up your points (more for the faster you find all the objects). You have the option to replay the location (immediately or anytime later) to improve your score.
You then return to the map, and start the next phase. This usually begins with a VERY EASY & SKIPPABLE puzzle. Then you move into the next location. All the puzzles were topical on the theme of the National Park and its inhabitants.
You do have the option to play 'casual' or 'timed'.
There are GREAT COLLECTIBLES. Being a PARK RANGER, you are of course, a proactive environmentally aware person, so you nab every RECYCLEABLE item to be found in a location. Namely, bottles, cans, papers etc.
The LOOK of the game is immediately recognisable as ?for kids?. Well done graphics are bright, crisp and colourful. The items are presented in realistic settings with true perspective, so some are very hard to see, being pretty small.
The SOUND is pretty ORDINARY, I would rather have heard more of the forest sounds than the (soon repetitious) pleasant enough MUSIC.
The STORY is not going to be a best seller. It is your first day on the job as Park Ranger, and you are very excited. You are given the ?grand tour? and told about how the work gets done. In the process you get to visit all the wonders, and enjoy all the adventures the park offers.
It?s a NICE LITTLE GAME and even though it was not designed with me in mind, I played the FULL HOUR simply because I ENJOYED IT.
July 23, 2013
Wish I was there!
I found the game to be very interesting, the fact you have 3 types of hidden object games in one scene is great.. (hopefully it will teach the importance of recycling and keeping nature clean also) The scenery is beautiful and the idea of the game it's self is fun.. Real good one for kids..
July 23, 2013
The most unique thing about this game is that it is not creepy!
Most hidden object games are really quite scary and morbid, with death, crimes, and curses and occult references which disturb a LOT of players and really exclude many younger players.
This looks to be a lot more tame and I like it just for that reason. The other games don't offend me or anything and I do play a few of them. But it is pretty evident that the HOG market needs a few more of these more G and PG type of games.
July 23, 2013
A funny game to play with your family ?this is how I summarize my impression of Park Rangers. It won?t surprise you with stunning features of contemporary long spooky games. Instead its cute graphics, not overly complicated puzzles and HOS are main redeeming qualities. Besides I loved the rewarding element: bronze, silver and gold star.
Maybe I wished the game had better sounds but music didn?t spoil my enjoyment at all.
I will recommend the game to family people since there is nothing scary for children.
August 18, 2013