The Far Kingdoms
Very Poor Game
This game is like a throwback to the old days - flat graphics, bad story line.
I was not able to mute the sound at all, and ended up muting the speakers on my PC. The music was very annoying.
I found this game to be very boring, and while it may be good for beginners - there are so many out there that are much better for beginners.
I do not recommend this game
November 20, 2013
Can't turn off the annoying music!
Every time I tried to turn off the music and turn down the sound, the sliders reverted back to full sound. This turned me off right from the start. I deleted the game shortly after installing it for this reason.
November 19, 2013
The Far Kingdom os Not Worthy
The initial reviews I read caused me to use a coupon to get this game and fill my card for the month. Boy am I glad I used a coupon because if I had actually paid for this game I would have been really unhappy.
Game story is poor and too predictable
No maps but not a lot of running around either
You use your items fairly quickly
What I do not understand is how this was rated a hidden object game???
It was more of a mash up of all sorts of games into 1.
I found it annoying and not what I like to play and was also way to short. Played the whole game in under 2 hours.
Put pipes together
Put fragmented objects together
Switch tiles to form a picture
collect ingredients to form a potion
some standard really easy ho scenes
then annoying match 3 type games, i thought it was an option as either one but no, you are forced to play them and they stink, are boring and not challenging at all
then they added a card game element similar to tri-peaks solitaire. really didn't fit the game and
that is how you defeat the creatures in the game, they get zapped with energy when you reach the top card.
the graphics were pretty and colorful and nicely drawn so that is really what the star is for but a a game there is no concept, no storyline line, lame goals, too short, and no way up to a SE game. I would have expected a lot more than what it was. Should be shareware or freeware in my opinion, there just was not enough there to actually call it a game???
I could easily imagine a 5 year old playing this game without difficulty and complaining.
Big Fish Busted on this one.
Would not recommend this game, or even bother playing the trial it was a complete disappointment and waste of time.
November 28, 2013
Don't waste a credit on this one...
Can't believe how awful this game turned out to be. Such a waste of time and money. Not only was it poorly done, but had no flow, or challenge to it. The game developers pulled a fast one with this one. Absolutely no replay value as the initial game had nothing to recommend it.
Finished this game in record time, only a few hours of boring play, that I couldn't wait to be done with... Can't see what the others saw in it, and wished I'd researched it better. Makes me wonder if the reviews are generated by the developers.
December 7, 2013
Should have tried it first.
I NEVER buy a game without doing the trial first. Until now. My bad. First off, there is no voice over and I do not like reading conversation(s). Second, I hate playing music in a game because I find it distracting. I attempted 3 times to mute the music and it would not stay muted. I didn't make it 10 minutes before I got completely frustrated and angry. Never again. I will say this, the graphics are nice.
November 20, 2013
If only I'd known.
I played the 1 hour trial and decided to purchase. Big mistake. Once I figured out that the hint button didn't actually give you any hints it actually took me 2 hours to complete the game - including the 1 hour trial. Way too many match 3 games to be included in the HOS list of games. If I wanted match 3 I would have checked that list of games to buy. Out of all the games I own I think I have about 1% match 3. Characters are very static - just stand there, no action. All dialogue is written, no actual talking. The owl doesn't do anything, just sits with the amulet, and the frog looks soooooo bored guarding the hint button. Doesn't even close his eyes when waiting for the hint to refill.
If your playing expertise is even a fraction above beginner I would not recommend this game.
November 26, 2013
Around and Around I go
I loved the game until I got stuck in the same place as the others. The hint arrow says go to the tree but when you get there the hint arrow points back to where you just came from. After doing this over and over looking for something I missed, I'm fed up and uninstalling the game.
February 6, 2014
This is one of the worst games I have ever downloaded. No instructions. Guess what you have to do. Poor story line and too many match 3 (no instructions and not the usual play) and HOS for the quest. I left after 30 min
November 19, 2013