Mr. Biscuits: The Case of the Ocean Pearl
Cute Story-Poor Execution
I started playing the relaxed mode. This is strictly a Seek-and-Find, and you're really going to have to seek on this one because some of the objects are so small that you can't really tell what they are. The scenes are very chaotic and cluttered. There is no story line or Mr. Biscuits in this mode. I switched to the story mode and it wasn't much better, except there was a story. It is timed. You get 10 minutes. Don't forget to find Mr. biscuits to get an extra minute. Try the hour freebie and decide for yourself.
February 17, 2012
Cute but unsatisfying
I started this game expecting to find a storyline tailored for dog lovers (something I'm not). Instead, I found a whoddunit HOG that doesn't take itself seriously.
Gameplay-wise (assuming you're in Story Mode), you're being railroaded from one "investigation scene" to the next. In most scenes, you need to find each item listed. In a couple special ones, however, you'll have to look for items using some special tool (ex: an ultraviolet light). After completing a scene, you'll get one more clue as to who murdered Mr. Biscuit's owner.
Speaking of Mr. Biscuit, he'll show up in every scene, and if you find him, you get an extra minute on your timer and (more importantly) 1 extra clue once the scene is complete. Those extra clues will help in deducing who the murderer is, after you've been through all the scenes.
Ultimately, in spite of its welcome humor, I can't recommend the game since 1) it's pretty short, and 2) the poor resolution gets infuriating. I can't even recommend the game to dog lovers, because I doubt having to look for the same pug pic dozens of times will be fun to them either.
December 25, 2012
The previous reviewer was kind. I have a 17-inch screen and couldn't tell what items were - and if I twitched or clicked on the wrong thing I was penalized (I played the story version). I found the music and some of the characters annoying, but I could be having a bad day... I did get a kick out of the captain. Loved the pug! I don't enjoy writing a bad review, and it is really out of character for me, but I couldn't even finish the trial (having quit after 39 minutes) because I had promised myself if that reminder to use the hints popped up one more time I'd quit! Once at the beginning of the game is fine; once a scene is annoying...three times in one scene is way too many.
August 13, 2012
It wasn't for me.....
So disappointed.... W-A-Y too small HOG's, give a person a break!!! Even difficult with a magnify glass and had to use it too much.
June 15, 2013