Hidden Expedition: Devils Triangle
Aww, yeah! We're goin' on an adventure!
First off: if you watch the video preview of this game, it does not do the graphics justice!
This had a bit of a "steam punk" feel to me. I liked that I could "ask" as many or as few questions as I wanted to. Found the game-play entertaining without being easy or hair-pullingly frustrating!
October 6, 2012
Strategy Guide is absolutely necessary!!!!!
BEWARE!!!This is a beautiful game in graphics and adventure BUT you will NEVER figure out the process to proceed through it without the Stategy Guide(purchase separately). So therefore, the game becomes more costly! Be prepared to PAY for PLAY$$$$$!
December 2, 2011
Can be pretty frustrating
I enjoyed playing this game, but at the same time it was pretty frustrating. Good points: It's interesting and has a good story. There is no penalty for clicking, so if you're having trouble finding hidden objects, you can click away. The art work is very good. It's not timed, so you can play at your own pace. The journal has objectives, so if you're not sure what you should be doing next, you can look in there. Some negatives: hints are only for the HO scenes, not for what to do next. However, if there's a mini-game and you ask for a hint, it solves the mini-game for you. It's very easy to get stuck in this game and not know what to do. You also don't exactly know what all of the items are in your inventory. They pop in there, but sometimes you're not sure what it is, or what it's for. In some games if you hover the cursor over the item you can see what it's called, but not in this game. I do recommend this game, but know ahead of time that you might get pretty frustrated.
January 11, 2014
Good beginning, but becomes frustrating
This game is a welcome change from all of the dark, psychotic HO and adventure games out there. I really enjoyed the lighter, more humorous setting and characters. It is showing its age, with only one level of play, no instructions for puzzles, and no map.
At the beginning, it was clear what I needed to do, and I enjoyed the change from the usual HO "junkpile" with the "match related pairs" challenge. Yes, many of them required some non-linear thinking, but that was what made them a fun challenge. Most of the puzzles
However, as the game continues, actions become less and less logical and coherent. Sometimes the journal contained necessary information; other times, I just had to randomly move the cursor around, hoping for something to happen. Ultimately, I resorted to the walk through.
By chapter 5, there are no HOSs, only puzzles. And tedious, drawn-out puzzles with dozens of steps at that. I admit that I got bored and quit at that point.
I really wish that I could recommend this game, but it just doesn't hold up.
June 26, 2013
If you like more adventure than Hidden Objects...
than this is the game for you! I LOVE the HO genre, but find games like Hidden Expedition-Devil's Triangle to be very frustrating and not at all the relaxing experience I am looking for in a game.
Let me confess that I am really a HO purist at heart and dislike all the games purporting to be HO games when they are truly adventure games with some HO scenes or element to them...this does NOT make it a HO game!!!
I liked the idea, the premise, the graphics of the game. I did NOT like having to do 43 things FIRST before I could do ANYTHING. You begin with a HO scene--that was great--outside the beetle-powered sub you are taking on your classified mission to the Triangle. On board, you are directed to tune the radio into the home base frequency to download the secret coordinates and get the sub moving...BUT FIRST you have to fix the dern radio! So, you must search for the missing parts, of which only 1 involved any kind of HO scene. There were some scenes where you were to match 2 items that went together--even if HOW they went together was obscure (like a sneaker and a horse shoe or a rabbit's foot charm and clicking on the front left paw of Albrect Durer's real rabbit lithograph).
So, if you WANT MORE challenge and hard work in your game, more adventure and fewer HO scenes in your HO genre, then get this game as you will enjoy it. If, like me, you are frustrated by this type of so-called HO game, try the free sample and decide if you like it.
March 12, 2012
Not so much fun
I simply kept playing this game hoping it would improve. Unfortunately, it did not. To top it off, as I was really becoming frustrated, I got the "to be continued" message at the end of the game. What a waste of time. I won't be buying the next game for fear that there still will be no closure.
June 2, 2012
I bought this game a few years ago. Played it the first time, quit after the first chapter. Finally came back to it, and was never so frustrated. The puzzels had no instructions as to how to solve, the HO screens were confusing, when I used a hint, it would subtract, but not show me anything. Had to rely on the walkthrough as I never knew where I was going next. I was determined to finish the game this time, and after printing the walkthrough I finally got to "the big finish." What a huge disapointment, we fly off the tower, no sound at all and a big "to be continued." Hidden Expedition series are my favorite games, but I am dissapointed in this game. I will not be getting the sequal, I will wait for another new HE game to come out.
March 4, 2013
Mechanical Engineering degree needed to play
Title says it all. This game is way more technical than it needed to be. Somebody said "more of an adventure game than a hidden object game." I have to disagree. I love adventure games and the half hour I played this disaster of a game was nothing like any adventure game...Just a bunch of senseless clicking and hoping you get something right. None the less, not a typical h.o.g. other than the game play is totally pointless.
May 8, 2012
This is not a Hidden Objects game
This is the worst "hidden objects" game. I do not want to keep going to the walkthrough to see what to do next. And I definitely do not want to buy the Strategy Guide.
This is a frustrating game and not relaxing at all. If you want a true hidden objects game, look for something else because this will disappoint you.
May 14, 2012
An illogical mess.
Bought this cheap without trying it first or reading any of the reviews...BIG mistake. I like a challenge that really makes me think, but all this did was make me think, "Are you kidding me???" There was absolutely no rhyme or reason to this thing, no logical steps to get from beginning to end. When I had to consult the walk through for the 3rd time, I was done. If a game is so convoluted you have to have your hand held the whole time, that sucks all of the fun out of it for me...and this was definitely one of those. Definitely try it before you buy it, no matter how cheap it's offered.
December 22, 2012