Too Much Fun Not to Enjoy!
Similar to Fishdom, which I could not stop playing!
May 8, 2013
Fishdom in disguise?
This is Fishdom with a twist. The same qualities as its neighbour but now as a hidden object game.
You play to win coins to buy fish, decor and plants, but it is well done. It is an enjoyable change, just not sure it is different enough.
I am a Fishdom fan however not sure if I would buy this one. just a bit too similar for me.
If you don't like the match three play, this one may suit better.
May 8, 2013
This game is a neat spin on hidden object games and similar to social games played on the internet. Game play consists of purchasing aquariums, stocking with fish and decorating them. Each aquarium can contain a maximum of 12 fish and achieve 3 levels of awards for decorating. Shells, stars and experience are earned while playing hidden object scenes, which then enable the purchase of items. There are 8 types of aquariums with coordinated backgrounds and decorations. The number of aquariums is virtually unlimited. Collecting enough stars opens up new levels which make new decorations and fish available.
A large number of achievements are available to earn. I decided to quit playing after reaching level 75 out of 100. The achievements that I was unable to win included finding 40 gold items in 30 seconds, playing for 6 straight hours, using 100 hints, finding 4 objects in 3 seconds, adding 50 items to inventory and opening 20 aquariums.
The achievements kept me playing a lot longer than I should have. The repetition of the hidden object scenes became extremely boring, even with objects being moved or added or deleted to try to add variety.
Great game to kill time without too much challenge to the brain cells.
July 15, 2014
For what it is, it's charming
I'm not a big fan of 'hidden object' games - in fact this is my only one - but if you're going to have one, this seems like the one to have!
It's really cool and relaxing having aquaria to decorate, fish that talk to you, and a game to play when you need a change. Even the hidden object part is quite fun, with at least a dozen different underwater scenarios, each one with groaning and creaking 'wreck' sounds, and shoals of fish that swim across the screen.
There's two negatives. One is a bug - one of the 'hidden object' games is to find everything gold in the scene, but one scene that has so far appeared twice, has one gold item behind the top graphic - 'Hint' shows you it's there, but you can't click it.
The other is to do with the talking fish. They're great fun but the A.I. database is too small and you get the same familiar chat repeated too often. It would be really cool Playrix, if you would expand the database so the chat is less predictable? Thanks! Otherwise it's a nice, pretty, charming game.
May 25, 2014
Liked this game, although gets repetitive after you play past the first ten levels.
January 2, 2014
I have enjoyed playing this game , it is not hard by any means , a good game to pass the time
September 24, 2013
Fun game for kids and adults
I bought this game for my kids to play, as the challenge level is not too high, but found that I also really enjoy playing it. You do hidden-object levels to earn coins and shells to buy fish and upgrades for your aquarium. You also earn stars to level up by buying upgrades and by feeding the fish and cleaning the tank when it gets dirty. Fun and relaxing.
May 28, 2013
There are only about thirty different scenes total. For a game of all HO's you would think that would get a little redundant. Also I wish the developers would branch out and quit using the same stuff in different games. You're playing an HO version of Fishdom. Except for the play scenes and items to buy they are exactly the same game? Also please expand the options of items to buy. For example, only less than twenty fish total? Gets a little boring. This is a good series but keep kicking it up a couple notches with every new game, rather than just recycling the same stuff.
May 8, 2013
Too Similar to Fishdom3
I didn't even finish the one hour before I decided at least not at the moment to buy it. The hidden objects are nice and clear. The music bright and cheerful. The fish are chatty and do say different things to the Fishdom fish.
However I was disappointed with the decorations and the seaweeds. Some are exactly the same as in Fishdom. Not even drawn differently. . That is what has put me off buying.
However finding shells to buy special items is a nice touch and if you find three on the level it doubles up to six. There is also gold rushes where you have to find gold objects which I think was in Fishdom Odyssey and scuba diving where you have to find objects very quickly.
I played this game in the timed mode to give me a little bit of a challenge. I may buy this when I get another free credit and need a relaxing game. A nice game however for those who don't already have Fishdom3. As always try it and see.
May 13, 2013
Over-Rated? Yes, But That Doesn't Mean I Didn't Like It!
As soon as I saw the title, I knew this would be a game similar to Gardenscapes, and that?s what I got. I was pleased at the lightheartedness and simplicity of the game, but it began to bore me after a while.
One of the main reasons this game bored me was there was nothing to do except play HOS and buy stuff. I know that?s the point of Gardenscapes, but Gardenscapes upgraded the garden and you felt like this had a purpose. Here, it was a bit boring. You do get to name the fish you buy, but that?s about as fun as the aquarium got for me. In my opinion, basing the game around an aquarium was a bad idea. The fish provide a bit of funny dialogue to begin with, but you have to click on them to produce it. Buying fish and completing HOS gives you EXP, which goes towards the next level, which allows you to unlock new fish, items, etc.
The gameplay involves everything you would need to take care of an aquarium: Feeding, cleaning, upgrading, buying fish, etc. But as stated, it does get a little boring.
The HOS themselves are actually ok, a little on the easy side, but I enjoyed them. There are 3 shells to collect in each scene, as well as 12 objects to find. Some scenes were a little more challenging than others, which I appreciated. Each item you find gives you money, and at the end of each HOS, the money is totaled up as well as a level bonus and ?No Hint? bonus, which you get for not using a hint.
The graphics are very modern, and the artwork and designs are extremely well done. While original games from PlayRix saw poor graphics, the last couple have been impressive.
- As with previous PlayRix games, there are a lot of achievements, some of which have different levels.
- 2 modes of difficulty: Timer & No timer
- Rechargeable hint which is a first for this developer, and I really enjoyed.
While not the best from PlayRix, HOS lovers will love this one. There are so many HOS to play and the game is endless. Although be warned- the lack of stuff to do bored me VERY quickly, and the same may happen to you. I will recommend the trial, but I won?t be purchasing.
May 17, 2013