Hidden World of Art 2: Undercover Art Agent
Nor just for art lovers
I tried this game because I love the decorating/ finding hidden objects games and was thrilled to find one more.
This is a long game with no scenes repeated. Each is a historical work of art. I don't care about art but it is more fun to find interesting objects in beautiful settings. You earn money with each object found that you get to spend decorating rooms.
A good mystery story too.
Pure hidden object game with decorating and story breaks.
Warning: some of the objects are not described by their common American English name but you also get an outline of the object so it didn't bother me.
May 17, 2012
The best art based game yet
A big improvement on the first Hidden World of Art game - items to find are listed by name instead of just an outline drawing, (you can still get an outline by putting you curser over an item in the list), and the items are smaller and harder to find, which makes you look at the painting in more detail.
It's challenging and educational and is a great alternative to relaxing fun or adventurous puzzles.
Big Fish have a game for every mood, and I hope they can find a few more of this kind.
November 20, 2012
Nearly missed this little gem!
I bought this at today's sale after nearly missing it. The icon for it looked boring. Well, far from it. It is a straight HOG but with a good story about hunting art thieves added to it. The HOS are the paintings you have to restore, which means no two HOS are the same! You also collect money to be able to decorate the four different rooms you move into. I really enjoyed restoring the old and beautiful paintings and also enjoyed the classical music throughout the game.
All in all a very enjoyable adult game to spend an evening with!
January 8, 2013
Great Hidden Object Game With A Fresh Idea
I truly enjoyed this game. I loved looking for objects in real works of art. It was challenging and fun. Decorating her apartments was also a good change of pace in between challenges. I reccomend this to anyone who enjoys classical art and hidden object games. It was visually beautiful and entertaining. Great for relaxation. It was better than the first as it took much longer to finish the game and you have three different apartments to decorate before your done.
February 27, 2013
I really loved this game, very cleaver how the DEV;s created this game this was a buy for me..
January 8, 2013
GOOD GAME TO SEE QUALIFY PAINTINGS
Based on entire game. There are a lot of beautiful paintings which have been stolen and ruined by the ?artist? thief and which our heroine has been engaged to restore to their original condition after they have been found. Lovely artwork. Most objects added by the thief to the valuable paintings are relatively easy to see. Earn money for each object found and use the cash to furnish your quarters (you have 4, due to moves and a vacation). Work with the police to discover who has been stealing the paintings (here the story is really slim in that there doesn?t seem to be any real connection between your corrections and the thief) ? is it a client of yours, perhaps the police officer? Keeps you guessing to the end. One nice thing: If you don?t place first in the competition for each painting, you can restart that painting (with additional erroneous objects added) until you are satisfied with your score. It is the only way you will be able to fully furnish each apartment.
March 21, 2013
A pleasant surprise!!
Challenging straight HO game. I bought this one without trying it first ...just read the reviews, and I have no disappointments.
The music is wonderful. While some of the objects are obvious, many are VERY cleverly hidden - while still in plain sight! The mystery involved here is well plotted; the story moves forward smoothly as each painting is restored. Although I now know the outcome of the story, I'll replay this game many times, I'm sure.
A most enjoyable game!
January 12, 2013
Fun but a little boring after a while...
I was really excited about this game when I got it. However about halfway through I realized that it was just a hidden object game. I was hoping for at least a few minigames or something. It was fun though, some of the HOs were hard to find because they were so small. If you love HO games, this is for you! Fun story line too.
January 12, 2013
Has its perks and its problems
I'm not sure exactly when this game came out. While the graphics in the artwork looked great, the storyline looked it bit washed out and lines seemed broken. This story is about Lana Vassari, a talented art restorer that is suddenly up to her ears in work when art thieves hit her hometown.
It seems that everyone in Lana's loop has an angle. From the museum and gallery directors to the auction house. Old friends that just love art, and the odd buyer here and there. Even the FBI agent is keeping her busy in this hidden object mystery, but on the upside, this is not nearly as dark as many of these kinds of games are, and finding the little anachronisms is classic paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods is pretty fun. The background music sets the tone for whatever painting you are working on, including street noises and animals. Some of the hidden objects might be nearly impossible to find, but hints come at a price. Also, the focus was pretty much on the hidden object aspect of the game, and there were logic puzzles or weird locks to figure out. This was a big plus.
Making money to furnish you new apartment along the way is not so easy when you can sometimes lose bonuses, and sadly, the objects you can purchase are not all that appealing. Just like in Sims 3, they tend to be overpriced. While I enjoyed the aspect of the work itself, the shopping could have been left out and made the game get a better Value Score. I've not tried the original, but Hidden World of Art 2: Undercover Art Agent, while it has its perks, has its problems, too.
January 8, 2013
Monotonous & Frustrating - Where's the Fun in THAT??
I downloaded this game knowing full well it was hidden object finding only. But, my stars!! How much monotony and frustration can one person take?
* The storyline sounds cool but the dialogue between characters is juvenile and silly. Of course, you can skip the dialogue but then you're just stuck with finding hidden objects, which are not interactive at all. Very old school.
* I played for an hour and a half and did not recognize even ONE so-called masterpiece. It would have been nice to see some familiar works of art.
* Graphics are poor & grainy. The paintings (HO scenes) are dark and objects are poorly drawn. They have drab, muted colors and everything just sort of melts all together. And if that's not frustrating enough, you get to listen to lullaby music in the background.
* Characters are cartoonish. At one point the main character comments on how handsome the police detective is. I thought he was grotesque and creepy looking, as are the rest of the characters.
* There was one additional feature which involved accumulating the money you earned to buy furnishings for your apartment. However, some of the furnishings were weird, like a ceiling light with a stuffed teddy bear stuck to it, and a strange shaped bean bag chair.
This is just one odd, boring game and it gets both thumbs down from me.
January 8, 2013