CUTE game, but short
Kind of difficult to review this game because it's more "cartoonish" (which makes it cute# than most other HO games I've played. I guess I really like that it's a different genre, not the same old eerie, spooky, dark atmosphere kind of thing. I get so tired of the same old, same old.
I do think the game is too short; some of you may finish on the demo! I chose casual mode as I hate timed games usually. Found some of the objects to be hidden QUITE WELL; in fact, I had to use hints quite often, I'm ashamed to admit ;)
While the game is cute, I thought they could have made Lacey, the main reporter, a little better, different somehow. Maybe the poses were what threw me off, I don't know. I DID enjoy earning money to buy new clothes :) I am female though ;)
I liked that I didn't really have to think much to play the game. I wasn't required to try to decipher whodunnit, so I admit to being surprised by the ending -and kind of annoyed that it was over already. I enjoyed the game a lot, but I don't know if I'll play it again. I MAY try timed mode, but we'll see.
Truly, you KNOW you have to play the demo of ANY game you think you may enjoy. Luckily we get an hour to see if it's up our alley or not!!
May 25, 2012
Great Capitol Mystery
I was in for surprise when I learned that Hostile Makeover was a hidden object mystery created by Lifetime. Yes, it is a very girlie game, but it is still one great murder mystery. Set in Washington, D.C., it takes to many of the places in the Capitol that we might recognise from movies, and some we might not know, like night time hotspots or high fashion boutiques.
We are playing under the guise of fashion reporter Lacey, whom is covering a story about a photo shoot for a model that broke into the spotlight after winning on a reality TV makeover show. Amanda Manville is gunned down in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight, and now Lacey becomes detective in investigating the murder. There are many people that might have ad a motive, and many different ways some of Amanda's friends and employees might have set the shooting up, or have been accomplices.
Interestingly, we get power-ups for Lacey by doing "retail therapy". Yes we go shopping, and these outfits are not cheap, but we earn cash by hunting for clues and objects and each fully-decked outfit gives us new tools to use in the investigation. We question people that Amanda worked with, family members, and others she surrounded herself with that have skeletons in their own closets to deal with. If this had been a movie, I would really have liked to see it. If you like a really good mystery, but don't want to be creeped or grossed out, then give Hostile Makeover a try. The puzzles might be a little difficult, so if you need glasses when working on the computer, remember to wear them.
June 9, 2012
Fun, Relaxing Game
Hostile Makeover is worth buying if you're tired of all the same-old dark, creepy games (like I am). It's light, cheery, poppy, and funny. The stroyline is the best thing about it. Lacey and the suspects are very interesting and funny.It's not really challenging and entirely too short, but it makes for a good relaxing game you can play over and over again.
October 28, 2012
For HOS addicts or for those who love fashion world.
You will help the reporter Lacey (who makes hilarious comments) to investigate the murder of a supermodel.
Cute game, colorful, crisp graphics, nice music ... and even the story is good, but it is not my kind of game - needed more interactivity and challenge.
Almost only HOS - by name or shape and some objects are tiny. Easy and well known mini games.
In addition, you go shopping for clothes - (wow - very expensive!), as you earn money in HOS.
You will also investigate several suspects.
Has a map and you can change the place even during a HOS.
Anyway, the game is not that bad... but not really good to be worth buy! Three stars because of the good story and hilarious comments of Lacey.
If you have nothing better to do, play the free trial - is enough... and maybe you finish the game!
August 14, 2012
I play a lot of HO's so I'm used to looking for small objects, however I had to uninstall after 10 minutes. Some of the objects were very pale and very small and some I couldn't find using the hint. Not fun if you can't see/find what you're looking for. I do not recommend this game
September 16, 2013