Gotcha: Celebrity Secrets
if you love where's waldo type games, this gem is for you.
It has 5 chapters and 8 levels per chapter ... I took about an hour per chapter and it is very fun, the replay is great because the people to find are never the same...The levels get slightly more difficult as it progresses, like snow, distractions and binocular views to make it tricky...Its well worth the price and good for the game collection.
January 3, 2012
A very different Hidden Object Game
Finished the game and loved it. It's definitely a different approach to hidden objects when said objects are people in a crowd. You can choose between timed and untimed mode, however, if you want to earn the achievement to finish every level on expert time you will have to play it timed - which I did, so I had to replay some of the later levels, where the crowds were really dense.
Added difficulty came from changing crowds, floating crowds (actually that level was easy), turning on / turning off light, looking at level through binoculars / keyholes. You have to find people either by full view, portrait shot, silhouette or description. However, if you manage to remember how people look like it might get easier.
Wonder if somebody had compiled a list of celebrities in the game: I'm not that great a spotter, but I recognized Kelly Osbourne, New Kids on the Block, Brad Pitt, Alyson Hannigan and Goldie Hawn, among others.
Bottom Line: If you want a different approach to the HOG genre, buy this game.
January 5, 2012
A nice, light hidden object game
Everything about this game was simply fun. Perhaps it could have been longer, but I tend to play games at an obsessive rate. Gotcha is a nice break from the dark hidden object genre with addictive HOS where players find people, rather than objects. It may sound like a glorified Where's Waldo, and it kind of is. But that's not a bad thing. The HOS aren't entirely straightforward, with object list showing silhouettes, close-ups, and descriptions in various combinations. As the game progresses, the more characters clutter each scene.
Absolutely worth the money and hours I spent on it. High replay value, as you look for different people each time you play a scene. (And no repeating locations!)
March 31, 2012
ADORED This Game
Brilliant storyline. Classic "Rookie beats Pro" setting.
Medals were awesome.
I loved the minigames at the end of each level.
The characters were cleverly hidden/ A great challenge and still great fun.
Good graphics, very clear.
The game was super fun!
As well as having to find the informers you also had to find 2 other characters in each scene. (usually Gaby and important character for that chapter)
Just a bit more variety would've been nice.
Game is far too short. I was on Chapter 2, Post 7 and still had 11 minutes left of the demo.
100% recommend this game! I ansolutely LOVED it!
September 1, 2012
Awesome, Different Game!
This game is very cool and different. It's a fun, colorful, and bright game which is an awesome bonus there. And it's full of celebrity gossip, that's another plus. You have to help Gabby come up with stories for her celebrity gossip blog. What's different about this game is that instead of finding objects, you have to find certain people in the crowd. Even though that might sound really easy, it's not, which is good! The storyline and Gabby's blog is hilarious, ESPECIALLY the ending! Another plus is that this is a game that you'll want to play again and again. This game is definitely worth buying!
October 28, 2012
something different - like a Where's Waldo HO game - colorful and fun
This is a little bit different than your average dark and gloomy Hidden Object game, where you move from screen to screen, looking for scissors and anchors and genie lamps. This game is a Where's Waldo version, where you search for different people within a crowd of celebrity-type characters. Cartoonish and colorful characters, and you also find five stars and two reporters in every scene, plus stop watches that add to your time - although you can play in either timed or untimed mode - up to you. Mini-games between screen shots are varied and quick, and offer a bit of variety.
My only real complaint is that it isn't longer, or more difficult to quickly move through the levels. There are 5 Chapters and 8 Levels per Chapter. For reference, in the first hour - during the trial period - I managed to scoot through to the 4th Level of Chapter 2, so I was already halfway through all the available levels in just the first hour. But I can see this being a game I would play on repeat, if for no other reason than because it offers such a nice break from the usual HO game. Even though the levels do get a bit more difficult as you continue through the game - distractions are thrown in, or you have to look through a keyhole to find the characters - even with the added level of difficulty, this game is fairly quick and easy. Not necessarily a bad thing. Mostly I like the colorful graphics, and the quick play. Background music and sound effects are not too distracting or abrasive.
Generally speaking, I probably would not recommend for kids, mostly because some of the clothing on the celebrity characters is pretty skimpy, or presents a poor body image - such as waistlines that are even skinnier than your typical Barbie doll. But other than the skimpy clothes or unrealistic body images, there is nothing offensive or too adult about this game. Many HO games have macabre or frightening themes - this one is a nice departure from that - so for that reason, it might be a good choice for kids or young adults. Just depends on your own personal taste.
Overall, this game is cute, colorful, and different, and is a nice switch up from the usual dark and gloomy HO game. Better than most, even if it's a bit easy to move through the different levels. I liked it enough to add it to my collection. Would definitely recommend it.
September 19, 2013
great game, real change of HOS, would recommend. Could not stop playing. More of these please.
January 16, 2013
Welcome Change From Dark & Morbid!
Fun, happy game. Bright, cheery colors & amusing graphics. Good to test your people observation skills. Not difficult but offers some challenge. A variety of mini games. May not be a game for the manly man. I'm bored with the same old dark, morbid adventure/HOS games so this is a refreshing change.
January 17, 2014