Rite of Passage: Hide and Seek
Fell in love with the story, art work.. as it just took me away.
The CE end chapter does not match the quality of the regular game. Don't recommend it as the art work is nothing like the first released game.
Do BUY this game, if you love great art work, fun characters and a good story, oh games where fun too. In the end I felt bad for the villain.
Just wish the CE ending had the same quality of graphics as the original, though I did have fun with the games.
October 15, 2014
A Wonderful New Game in the Rite of Passage Series
Rite of Passage: Hide and Seek begins when after your mother?s death you are cleaning out her home and make a discovery that suddenly changes the truth about your life. For years you have come to accept the reality that your missing father was dead, and as you go through your mother?s mail you realize that what you had accepted as the truth is not so. In Rite of Passage Hide and Seek you begin a journey to Greystone in search of the father you thought you had lost and an adventure to uncover the hidden secrets of your past.
The graphics in Hide and Seek are of excellent quality and have a very crisp appearance rather than that misty quality that we often find in many games. Not only are the graphics terrific, the game has lip-synced voiceovers that are done extremely well. Along with the voiceovers we have a soundtrack that adds to the reality of the game without being overwhelming or intrusive. At one point early in the game the environmental effect so realistic that I felt like reaching for a headscarf. For me the piano musical score in the HOPs was very relaxing and enjoyable to hear as I played through the HOPs.
Your journal is very interactive and contains links to your objectives, the map and your achievements. Not only can you access the map through the journal but it can also be accessed by clicking on the map located on the left side of your inventory. The map icon, in turn, will also allow you to access the journal. During the progress of the game you also acquire special abilities that help you out in certain situations. There are no cute fuzzy animal helpers to be found in this game; instead you will need to rely upon your own abilities to make it through.
If you are familiar with the two previous Rites of Passage games you know that the HOPs are interactive and quite interesting in the way we find certain items. There are puzzles along the way that are fun with some may seem difficult but just keep trying since they can be solved. In the end, the game has a great mix of HOPs and puzzles that are sure to please a varied group of gamers.
Rite of Passage: Hide and Seek is a game with just the right amount of scare factor moments thrown in to keep the gameplay interesting, and more than once I found myself jumping as something unexpected would occur. Overall the game is very entertaining with a story that held my attention from the first scene to the end of the demo and I knew without hesitation that the CE was a definite buy for me. As always, I recommend that you at least try the demo to see if this is a game you will like.
July 11, 2014
You and your mother moved from Greystone, your brother went missing and your father never came home after he went searching for him, or so you were told! After mother's death you find letters from your father, all current, still searching for your missing brother after all these years. Of course you leave immediately for Graystone, surrounded by a dense fog, and the scar on your hand begins to react, Welcome Home! Memories of that fateful day begin to come flooding back, a strange orphan child appeared one day while you were playing Hide and Seek. She wanted to play as well but asked you to read a poem instead of counting: I count one two three, better hide while I can't see. Four and five and then comes six, my friend has a lot of tricks. After seven, eight then nine, hide or run you'll be mine. A fog falls as I count ten, you can't ever leave again! Just like that poof, everyone is gone except for you!
The people you meet will have a dialog option for your answers, one kind and polite, the other sarcastic and to the point. Choose your words wisely there is a Karma meter that changes depending on your answer that will ultimately affect the outcome of the game. (looks like you'll have to play this game twice) You will also discover new powers that your scar can activate such as translating ancient text or melting the weird ice that the fog creates.
The Hidden Object Scenes are cleverly called Hide and Seek games, they are interactive list finds but when you find the item listed the item will move out of the way to expose a keypad number for instance that will be used for the final items quest. There are a lot of mini games some simply puzzle pieces like torn pages to reconstruct others are more complex such as adjusting several colored balls on rods until all lights on the rods turn green but when you move one ball others move as well.
The Collectors Edition has 43 collectible handprints which will be assembled on a Hide and Seek model and 43 alchemical ingredients that will be used to mix a magic potion. There are soundtracks, imaginings, backgrounds, reels, storybook, cast, achievements, unlimited Hide and Seek games, a built in strategy guide and of course a bonus chapter available as well. Either edition is a sure bet because this is an excellent game that has lot's of entertainment value, enjoy!
July 11, 2014
an enjoyable game with a good storyline
this game has a diary and interactive map. it also has a "custom" level where you can make decisions of how you want to play the game. i really like this feature that is being used more often. you can set the length of the hints and skips. the game is about lost people that go into a "fog" and never come out. you are trying to find out what happened to them. you have a scar on your hand that reacts every time you get around the fog. the inventory box is hard to see items in for some reason. at least i had items i needed but they were there and i didn't see them. they blended in with the background.
September 12, 2014
A Well Thought Out Adventure Game
I usually don't care for adventure games-I dislike all the running around, back & forth, same ol' same ol' & sometimes the "tools" you need for tasks just don't make sense. This one was great: logical, witty, clever as were mini games/puzzles. Not too hard but not too easy: you have to think. Hidden object games were also different & clever. Great graphics, sound, movement. I don't buy many of these but I bought this one & enjoy it a lot.
September 10, 2014
Don't Hide From This Game!
Finished the Standard Edition and, of course, should have purchased the CE. Either way, the game will not disappoint gamers of all ages!
Many years ago you and your friends played a game of hide and seek but something went very wrong. A young girl approached you and asked you to read a strange chant out loud! Years later, you venture back to the same town. Storyline unfolds and extends a variety of puzzles, hidden object scenes and other creative puzzles to gamers.
Certainly not the most challenging game, however, was quite enjoyable for the child in me who was always a bit leery of hide-a-seek.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia
September 5, 2014
Totally Freaking Love this game!!!
This game grips you from the start. The plot line is new - while you might think you've seen it/heard it before, you are shortly disabused of the notion.
Obviously it does have HOS,but these are not just the same old list of things... there are many different variations, keeping the game fresh. As the game is long (yay!) it is very important to keep things fresh.
I am into my 6th hour and this is high on my list of favorite games. I have yet to try to rush through it, using hint excessively. (On games I do not like, I will do this to see the ending.) I am playing for one ending... I just might play the game again to see the other one.
I cannot recommend it enough!
September 4, 2014
I bought this game after only playing 10 minutes! This is a one of a kind. I won't tell you to spoil the fun, but it's the most fun I've had in a long time with hidden objects. So ingenious! Love it. I have tons of games and this is my new favorite :) I didn't purchase the collector's edition and do regret that. But this is still fabulous!
August 26, 2014
There are already tons of reviews on here, outlining all the important factors of the game, but I will say if you haven't tried it..do it! I found it quite fun & interesting and the HOG scenes & mini games had a nice twist to them which was great! :)
August 24, 2014
Elegant and polished!
Not just the usual seek-and-find game. I've always found the morphing objects in some games a lot of fun ; this game goes one better. They were very clever - artfully done. Gorgeous graphics throughout, and I thought the story had a nice twist. Excellent all the way round. Play and enjoy -- I don't think you'll feel let down.
August 17, 2014