Miss Teri Tale
Cute and fun
I did not understand why others had bad reviews unless they thought this was an adult challenge game. I thought it was a very cute and unique story line, a little humor and non-adult, simple fun. I also had no problem downloading and playing, so not sure what issue others had. Costs nothing to play trial and I would recommend a peek if you are a true HO fan, and clearly there is a lack of true HO/puzzle games anymore, just excessive inventory. So, if we are reduced to child games if we don't want to be mechanical engineers, then here is one that might work for you.
November 1, 2013
Just a little quirky, and a little different
I'm sorry there aren't more Teri Tale games available.....still lots of HOGs, but not quite as dark as some others - Unusual is fun!
June 16, 2014
Good concept falls flat
Spent most of the time reading the newspaper that provides clues or receiving messages. Interesting characters and dialogue. Good concept as an investigation of neighbors and neighborhood about petty crime. This game could use less time reading and more time involved in the actual game
December 2, 2011
STEREOTYPES USED TO REPRESENT CHARACTERS WERE OFFENSIVE
This is the issue that ruined the game for me. There is one African American character and he is the only suspect who is interrogated at the police station instead of his home. He was pictured behind bars, even, not just in an interrogation room, and his head was down like he was guilty (which he wasn't). He was also presented as lazy, a government employee (post office) who paid others to do his work. He was presented as richer than all the other characters, though, which I found weird considering all the other negative attributes he was given. Well, maybe that was done on purpose, just another way to dis his race; nobody likes rich people if they aren't rich themselves. The cop, on the other hand, another potential for negative stereotyping, was presented as intelligent, compassionate, logical and reasonable. When was this game designed, 1960???
I would have rated this game a 5, not because it is so much better than other games, but because it is different from so many other games. However, because of the reasons stated above, I gave it the lowest rating I could.
And, except for this glaring fault, which I hope people don't just ignore, I would have said the following things about it:
"This is a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek romp through a small town in search of a kidnapped dog, and an ugly one, at that. This game provides a breath of fresh air after all the dark and dreary, fantasy-based, evil-battling games that comprise the majority of available games."
"There are 3 games in the Miss Teri Tale series, and I have played them all. This one is the first and the others get better as they go along. I played this one last; if I had played it first and seen the way the character Wilson was portrayed, I doubt seriously that I would have purchased and played the others."
"There are lots of HOS and many are repeated, but with different objects to find. The scenes are not that easy, with many objects being tiny and hard to pick out of the background. That is good; the HOS shouldn't be too easy, even in a nice, simple game like this one."
"The storyline is fun and well executed. There is a journal and a map, You must use the map to get to each location. There is no moving down/forward/left/right; just go to the map and click on one of the active areas."
"The hint button was something different than I've seen before. They are cloverleafs that you find in the office. You can carry a maximum of five and when you use one, instead of waiting for it to recharge, you just go to the office and find a replacement one somewhere in the scene. I liked this a lot better than the following games which went back to the old recharge button option."
As a warning to parents whose children may play this game (I hope not for the reasons stated at the beginning of my review), there is another scene where a male person (not a statute) is wearing swimming trunks/shorts that is one of the objects that needs to be found. Once the shorts come off, there he is in the buff, with all anatomical parts represented, although pretty small. (I am restraining myself from making hay from that statement; wait, another stereotype perhaps?) It didn't bother me, but I know it might others, so thought I should include the warning.
Big Fish, I hope you have the moral strength to post my review and not censor it. I know it contains content that might offend some people, but I feel the information deserves disclosure. I have faith in you, even though you wouldn't publish one of my reviews sometime back when I took exception to the subject matter of the game; a kidnapped child whose mother is killed and comes back as a ghost to help the detective find the child. This game was not presented as a fantasy and, being a mother, it left me horrified; every parent's worst nightmare.
But, of course, reviews are just one person's opinion, so mine can be considered or ignored as each person sees fit.
August 31, 2014