I LOVED THIS GAME. AND THE GHOST SHIP TOO. THESE ARE MY ALL TIME FAVE.
May 25, 2012
So Much Fun!
Bought this game for my iPad and I enjoyed it so much I decided to purchase it for the computer.
September 2, 2012
LITTLE GAME THAT PACKS A PUNCH
This game has ten chapters and each chapter has several hidden object scenes. This game is different from anything I've played before. I played the whole game under the timed mode and I ran out of time 3 or 4 times, which meant I had to start the chapter over. And starting over didn't mean that you repeated finding exactly the same items or playing the same puzzles; the chapter changed if you have to play it over.
I was surprised at how hard the hidden object scenes were. The objects that needed to be found were contained in both lists and silhouettes. Often you needed an inventory item to open another part of the scene to find objects, but the lists did not mark the objects that needed extra steps differently from the in-sight objects. A few of the scenes had to be played with a flashlight, increasing the difficulty.
Hints were limited for each chapter and I ran out of hints several times. Golden coins needed to be collected throughout the game and you could use these coins to purchase tips. I never figured out how this worked. One tip costs 3 coins and I must have purchased 2 or 3 tips but never saw how they could be used to help me find the objects. As far as I was concerned, collecting the coins was a worthless endeavor.
Part of the story involved undersea locations and an additional restraint was added. You have to watch the air in your tanks and if you start to run out, you have to go back to the surface to recharge them. During this recharging, the clock is still ticking, so it contributes to the stress of completing the scenes in the given amount of time. Of course, you have the option to play the game without being timed, but I liked the challenge of trying to beat the clock,
The graphics were great and the characters very life-like. There are no voiceovers. The dialogue contains options of which question to ask during the conversation,
The storyline was very interesting and believable. The ending leads into a sequel, but Big Fish does not carry it,
This is a very surprising little gem that should appeal to all hidden object fanatics.
July 27, 2014
you'll go blind in about half an hour
Usually I love HO games but this one is really bad. The scenes are mostly very dark, the objects so small and obscure that even if you use a hint, you need literally eagle eyes or a microscope to see some things you are supposed to find. In a way, the game's level of challenge is excellent - in a bad way. I do like a challenge but I get quickly bored when I have to look for a black dot the size of a pinprick on a dark brown background :) It is not a smart or interesting challenge, it's rather irritating. Played for about 20 minutes - half of the time was sheer eye strain without any fun attached.
Most emphatically not recommended. there are tons of HO games that are so much better.
October 18, 2013