It Was OK, But I'm Sorry I Bought It
I like hidden object games. I tried the demo for this one, and it seemed to have potential, so I bought it.
It wasn't long after purchasing it that boredom set in.
The objects are tiny and piled on top of each other, either in a drawer, on a pegboard or on a desktop. The theme of these drawers, pegboards and desktops is limited, so you are returning to the same location every other "scene".
I did like the magnifier, accessed with the right click button.
The hint system was THE MOST RIDICULOUS I have encountered. You get a square, maybe 2" x 2" with sparklies bordering it. So you know a hidden object is inside that square. That's it -- that's the hint.
The scrapbooking part was OK. You can actually remove some of what is already on a scrapbook page, but not the photographs. So it is kind of creepy decorating a page with strangers' photos on the page. Maybe something more generic could have been used, like landscape, pets, street scenes.
I was bored to tears when it finally ended. And I breathed a sigh of relief. Unless you are desperate, pass this one by.
September 28, 2012
Bad, bad design!
This is a hidden object game with a search list of items. My absolutely awful rating is based on the fact that there are SEVERAL items hidden for each one that is listed ... and you will get a "penalty buzzer" sound if you click on any of these extras after you have found the first one.
For example, you may be asked to find an apple. You click on the object, and the object dissolves off the screen, and the item in the list is grayed out. (Fine so far.) But as you continue on the same screen, you find two other apples?! This occurred on EVERY screen I played. It was very frustrating.
Nice graphics. Some good and some annoying music. Many spelling and grammar errors.
There is a nice feature to right-click for a pop-out magnifying glass.
Hints are given as a large sparkly area which covers over a dozen small objects.
Big Fish sells so many good HOG's - just skip this one!
March 15, 2012