Mystery P.I.: Lost in Los Angeles
Help Find What's LOST in LA!
The only copy of this years' blockbuster movie hit is missing. Has it been stolen? Lost? Borrowed? Ok, borrowed may seem farfetched but this IS LA! LOL. As the world famous P.I. it's up to you to use your sleuthing skills and find that movie.
I absolutely adored playing this game - the 2nd time around (the demo). Apparently, I had played it before and not been impressed because I still had 31 minutes left to play, so play I did. Must have been having a bad day before because I LOVED playing it this time around.
The premise of the game is that you are given "x" number of locations in a level to investigate. Each level has 10 items which you must locate in a plethora of other items. This is called an HOG (hidden object game) and that is basically ALL this game is about. One HOG after another. After you complete "x" number of locations in the level and found all the items you need, you get to play a mini game - LOVE the mini games. They are fun and not too hard on the old brain cells.
In every location within the level (NOT the level but EVERY location) you need to find 3 things: a sheriff/police badge, a film reel and a key. If you find all the film reels and keys you unlock 2 bonus games. If you find all the badges, you are awarded an additional 1 million bonus points. Not really into the points myself but collecting the badges is fun.
So, why did I NOT give this game a 5 star rating. One, it's rare that I do and if I do it's a definite that game is a purchase for me. Well, yeah, this game is a definite purchase for me. BUT, here's why I took away 1 star. What happens if you don't find a key or a film reel in a location but you've found everything else? You can't go back to that location because now you're locked out. Is there a way to replay something or do something at the end of the game to make up for those places you couldn't find one or the other? My bright idea was NEVER completely find everything in a location. ALWAYS leave at least 1 item unfound, thereby leaving the location OPEN and available for you to return to WHILE IN THAT LEVEL. Brilliant, huh? Yeah, I thought so too. LOL.
I encourage everyone who LOVES HOGs, mini games or just sleuthing around to try this free demo. If you've lived in LA like I did for some years, some of these locations might even be familiar.
August 7, 2014
Straight Hidden Object Game
Since I have lived in Los Angeles for many years, the different locations were somewhat familiar to me. I played this game in little pieces at a time. Because you kept going back to the same scenes to find the HOs, I became very bored and that's why I could only take it in small doses at a time. I also did Counterfeit Cove and like that a little better. But, over all, I don't have the patience for an entire and solely HO game anymore. I need a storyline and prefer the special effects of the mixture games that have some HO but adventure as well with moving images and more atmospheric effects and sound effects. I think this game would be good for beginners.
October 22, 2012