3 Cards to Midnight
3 Cards to Midnight
The story was riveting. Graphics included both still scenes and live action video. Game is a combination of two genres - word and hidden object. Different objects are available for play on Easy/Normal and Advanced levels. This gave double the gameplay. Puzzles were challenging with some unique twists.
The word associations were sometimes obscure and required hints to complete the chapter. Too much dialogue, with only a partial skip option, when replaying the chapter for a 4-star rating.
January 20, 2012
It's different from everything else I've played
It combines a brain game with a hidden object game. The sequel is awesome, too. Take the time to watch the scenes between levels, because the story is actually quite entertaining.
November 18, 2011
Wow, what a great game!
This game is different from other games. The word association was such a nice change of pace from the regular "find the object". Some of the associations were slightly obscure, but that just made the game more challenging.
I really enjoyed the little video movies that told the unfolding story of Jess. The voice acting was nicely done, too. The only drawback would be the graphics. They are a bit outdated nowadays and the screen size is rather small (or least it was on my monitor).
I highly recommend this game! I know some may not like the style, so demo it first to see.
March 20, 2013
Best Game I ever played
I say it was perfect.
I think these creators are geniuses.
March 24, 2013
I really enjoyed this game
I really like this game. The story line is interesting. The puzzles are challenging but not too difficult.
July 4, 2013
Not as good as dead time
It seems that the developers had complaints about the difficulty of dead time that they had to dumb down the play. You can get away with a lot more here. So if you liked dead time but found it too difficult this one should interest you.
If you haven't played dead time then you should know that the game play here isn't like most HO games. This is a category play where they don't come out and say what you need to find but give you a category and you find items that would fit into that category. A very unique play. Head over to the Forgotten Riddles games if you liked this.
July 27, 2012
Not the usual H.O. game but still challenging. The word association hidden object clues were a good change. The dialog and story line although necessary and interesting did get a tad tedious as the game wore on.
December 12, 2011
I really enjoyed the game. It's definitely different. The hidden object scenes don't have a list of things to find, instead, you have to solve word puzzles to find the objects.
You have to have patience and watch the cut scenes. The story is worth it and there are things in the story that you'll need to know.
The down side is that some of the puzzles (at least one) are too hard. There's no way to solve them without looking up a hint to at least get started.
And the other is...WHY did they give Jess a lisp?? It's gone in the second one and that actor's voice has been in other games without a lisp. It's very annoying.
December 2, 2011
Great change of pace for HOG
I'm getting tired of the typical hidden object games, so this word association spin on HOG was different and fun, but very challenging at times, especially in the gamer mode. The plot in the cut scenes was also really intriguing and definitely worth watching. Overall, a great game.
June 5, 2012
Not Your Average Hidden Object Game
This is a word game and hidden object game rolled into one very challenging and often frustrating experience. You're given half of a compound word or phrase and must find the other half in an object. Sometimes this was tricky because the graphics weren't up to par or because the word/phrase is uncommon in everyday language ("dead ball" versus the more familiar "dead duck"). After running out of free guesses and hints, I had to repeat a few levels multiple times or resort to using the guide, which takes a lot of the fun out of playing.
Something helpful is that if you're stuck and randomly click on an object and your free guesses number decreases, that object is connected to one of your other words, which saved me many times.
The cutscenes were okay at best, though the story was entertaining. The cutscenes are voiceovers with sometimes strange images.
I gave it 4/5 stars over something lower because it's difficult to find challenging HOGs and this was definitely a challenge.
I only recommend this if you're a word aficionado and love an extra challenge in a hidden object game.
September 29, 2012