Rite of Passage: Hide and Seek Collector's Edition
I am sorry I bought this Game. I thought the Story was going to be good but it was totally asinine. HOG and puzzles were different and good. Graphics were OK also. But the Story held no interest. Couldn't wait to finish it. Not even going to bother to play the Bonus Game. Terrible waste of money!
July 6, 2014
Annoying, silly, and not fun.
The game starts off, typically enough for this genre, with all kinds of broken things needing fixed and stuff that the black bar announces is missing something. Unlike some games though, in this one there is absolutle no story development before you're plunged into this world of "why do I care?"
If you click around randomly a lot of the "mystery" will solve itself oddly enough. You don't need to think at all...just click randomly a few times and things all fall into place. The things that don't fall into place from clicking will fall into place from black bar instructions...unfortunately you're going to be dependant on these strategies because there is no story you're following here. For example, your character will develop some glowing scar on her hand...but you have no idea where this scar came from, when she got it, and at the point she develops it you probably couldn't care less about those issues anyway. A magic scar with no explanation? It just feels silly.
There is way too much useless and overwrought character talking to herself and saying nothing compared to actual gameplay. The HOS are not real HOS...they're these "interactive" ones that are not challenging at all. You just swish your mouse over things to reveal something you need to collect instead of actually looking for it. The puzzles are so simple you can make a few random clicks at the thing and it's solved. I actually solved one with three random mouse clicks. Another puzzle had the solution to it right above the puzzle so all you had to do was read the answer that was on the screen.
The voice over from the main character has an annoying super-dramatic tone that doesn't match what is going on. Everything she says is in this breathless OMG voice even when nothing exciting is going on.
And, of course, there are all the typical devices like feeding an animal. I just wonder how often these developers run into random animals they have to feed to carry out a task in their usual life.
Overall I have to say this is a game with a really annoying voice over, pseudo-HOS where I want real ones, puzzles that can be solved with random mouse clicks, and not much else. My advice is give it a pass.
June 23, 2014
Needs to be fixed
My review will turn to 5 stars if and when a patch is available for this game. I'm stuck in a bedroom and can't get out.
July 1, 2014
I could not understand all the great reviews for this game. It started out great and I thought this is a game I will buy. Then all of a sudden things started to pop up. Lips, hands, etc, What are they talking about? If I wanted to read a good story I would buy a good book. I go on Big Fish to play hidden object games, not to read books. Just my own opinion of course. But this game is not for me or worth the money. There are so many better games out there.
June 13, 2014