this game is awesome
Gee, I can't believe that no one has written a review on this game. I played it probably one year ago. If you like finding differences, GIVE IT A TRY..... It is a average challenge to find the differences. I throughly enjoyed this game. Wish there were more like it.
January 21, 2012
Five Stars for "Art Detective!"
I love this, wish it would go on forever. Beautiful classic art selections, mood-creating...What's not to love?
A sequel would be wonderful!
More art hidden object games, please!
October 30, 2013
LARGE SPOT-THE-DIFFERENCES GAME
This is a spot-the-differences game, not a HOG, with a few puzzles thrown in. Nice variety of paintings; details are large enough to clearly see the differences without ruining your eyes. Differences might be minor, such as shading or an extra leaf. Story is not well developed - you investigate paintings for possible fraud and you are notified of these assignments by e-mail. I found it easiest to wait until I finished the paintings I was already working on, before I opened the next e-mail and did not notice any problems with that approach. Those who are spot-the-differences fans might well rate the game higher.
Very slow hint refills.
Puzzles are nothing new ? but they have no instructions. [Actually, nothing has instructions.] You have to find out what the puzzle actually is by hit or miss.
August 7, 2012
I bought it thinking its another HO, but quite surprise to find it a find-a-difference game. Can be quite eye-strain to find the small things. Otherwise, its good.
The only reason I give it 3 stars is because its not my type of game. Give it a try if you're into this kinda game.
April 7, 2012
Spot The Difference
This is a game that is difficult to navigate through. Basically the main character is working with the FBI to solve a case where art thieves are stealing the original paintings and replacing them with counterfeit paintings. You have to click on your computer to open up your e-mail which will show you a painting of which you click on to spot the fake, or spot several differences between two almost identical paintings. The differences are very noticeable at first but they seem to get a little more difficult as you progress. There are mini games such as figuring out what 4 colors of chemicals to mix together by putting different color combinations on a sheet of paper. Once you have all 4 colors on the paper a checkmark will indicate the correct color in the correct spot, a question mark will indicate the correct color but wrong spot and of course an x indicates that color is not used. I really got annoyed by the lady saying you have an e-mail (which sounded like you have emanuelle) over and over. I think the game would have been more fun if the computer wasn't involved in the game.
March 18, 2014
Well - Paint me disappointed.
The game description led me to believe this was something like a hidden object game - ok, maybe I misread. But, still, this SPOT THE DIFFERENCES was loaded - overloaded - with problems.
Let's start with no instructions. Then, your "emails" start coming in so fast you haven't finished one "job" (finding the differences - fixing a painting - swapping tiles to make a whole picture, etc.) when 3 more come in. And, once you've been bounced out of one how do you get back to your unfinished job? Go figure it out ... no, really....go figure it out ... I had to.
Next, what is that "check mark" looking emblem that glows in our "inventory" (which we have to purchase piece by piece)? Would have been nice to know those things.
Ah, and when we FINALLY purchase - lo and behold - a magnifying glass - the pictures become so detailed and tiny we are FORCED to use said magnifying glass, which only makes an already difficult picture to see the differences in - IMPOSSIBLE because it's so grainy and fuzzy and IMPOSSIBLE to see! Oh, did you get all the "IMPOSSIBLES"? Because that was what this game was - IMPOSSIBLE!
And, finally, the funereal music. If I heard another operatic AVE I would have strangled someone - it only got on my every nerve.
Now, do you want to know how I REALLY feel? IMPOSSIBLE!
Not only is this NOT a buy for me but I would not recommend anyone to waste their precious hour on this free demo. Want to see a nice picture? Go to a museum instead.
July 16, 2014
I know I',m over 55 but this game is def not for me I do like other art games and drfferences but WOW where did this come from I only tried 5or6 mins of this game 'Diatribe' Sorry
November 3, 2012