Serpent of Isis
Good travel-themed game
As a non-stop backpacker I rather enjoy any hidden object games with a travel theme and so I was instantly attracted to this game. For anyone who feels like taking a journey through Europe and at the same time enjoying a little classic hidden object gameplay in beautiful scenes then this game I can recommend.
December 15, 2011
Excellent Hidden Object Game!
Wish they were all like this one. Kept me interested. It was hard but it wasn't impossible. I really enjoyed this game.
March 2, 2012
I really enjoyed this game & was dissappointed w/the sequel. The play was challenging & the mysteries were tricky, but do-able. The end does leave you hanging. The sequel is too simple w/o the challenges of the 1st game.
July 13, 2012
The Serpent of Isis
Really great gameplay, great storyline, lots of different & fairly difficult hidden object scenes. My only complaint is that you cannot re-gain access to played levels to find the extra icons.
Found it challenging but not too taxing.
December 2, 2012
Best of the BEST!!
This game was incredible and lasted much longer than most BF games I love! I am anxiously awaiting the release of ISIS 2 for my iPad! I would pay full price for this series without hesitation!
June 24, 2012
Plenty of Everything in this Classic!
Fairly new to the casual game scene, I actually played the sequel first, then found this original game, which I just finished. Following his grandfather's clues, our hero travels to Cairo, Prague, Paris, and London via the rails. There are multiple HO scenes in each city, as well as on the train rides between cities. In each 'chapter' there are also puzzles/mini games, which I found to be hard enough without being ridiculously hard. Several times I had to resort to a walkthrough peek, but mostly I got it done without.
Overall, I found this game to be just right as far as challenge level and number of HO scenes, even if the graphic quality was a bit old. The number of puzzles/mini games should keep adventure gamers happy, as well as those into HO games. The fact that there is a sequel (The Serpent of Isis: Your Journey Continues) is a definite bonus--especially since the sequel is even better!
January 21, 2012
OK but Visual Chalanges
I like the game, I got it as a BoGo or I most likely would have never even considered it ? ? ? not so much into Hidden Object, hard on old eys. I agree with Rescue_helo and liked how he says ??having to click on the very exact pixel to get the object you're looking for. One pixel too far and you don't get anything. That gives you an idea of the size of the objects in question.
But that's not all: not only are they microscopic, they are so opaque they disappear totally in the darkness of the background, ??
I have my monitor Brightness leval on high and still the pictures are dark and things are hidden in very dark corners, un fair to old eys. With a limited amount of help magnifyers you can get stuck for one tiny item that isn?t needed in the rest of the game. I see this is an older game so hopefuly the developers have corrected thes things in the sequal.
April 12, 2012
Good Game-That Serpent!
This is a good old HOG. It is fun and not to easy to play. Puzzles are good not to easy and so are pretty hard Hisssssssssssss is a fun game.
May 7, 2012
If you REALLY like HO games, this is for you
Look, I don't like HO games that much and this is almost all HO, but I did finish it. If you LOVE HO games, you will probably love this one.
You travel around Europe on a train looking for five amulets that comprise the Serpent of Isis, which your grandfather knew all about. To complete your mission you need to search some train cars twice, but you only visit locations in the cities once. Sometimes you need to revisit a location after you have picked up an item at another location.
There are certain items related to the five main characters that are not listed but you can find in scenes to increase the number of hints. (Fortune cookie, cigar, paint brush)
The levels are timed (a fairly generous amount of time), but that might be a drawback for slower players.
There are a fairly generous number of hints on each level.
-There many, many interesting locations to visit.
-The story is pretty good.
-In some locations, there are mini games or sub-locations to visit.
-The graphics are good.
-The mini games are good, but pretty easy.
-If you like HO scenes, this is almost all HO scenes.
-Sound effects are good.
-No voice overs, all text and you can click through it.
-The search area covers most of the screen, so look carefully at the bottom and top of the screen.
-There is a sequel.
-If you take pride in never using hints, this IS NOT the game for you.
-Some of the items you need to find are truly microscopic. (Find three popcorn kernels, find seven scraps of paper)
-Some of the items are impossible to find. (Black insect on black background) In a few cases, I had to look very hard to find an object, AFTER I used a hint to tell me where it was.
-No joke, I had to turn off the lights and tip my monitor down so I could find everything.
-In some scenes you have to find multiples of an item. (Seven scraps of paper, six house flies)
-In a few cases, the listed item didn't exactly fit the item you had to find ('bolt' meant lightning bolt, not nuts and bolt and don't get me started on 'wooden container')
Strangely enough, I enjoyed the game. I played through and while I don't think I will get the sequel, I recommend that you give it a try. You might like it, too.
April 3, 2013
A Fairly Entertaining Train Ride
Normally, I don't like games that are exclusively - or almost exclusively - hidden object scenes, but this one actually held my interest. I enjoyed the special item location quest that increased hints for every one found. The story line was pretty good, too. Since much of this review hinges on my own model of what makes up a good game, I'm not going to give it a recommendation. However, I still had a pretty good time playing it.
November 30, 2012