Big City Adventure: Vancouver Collector's Edition
Buy One, You'll Have To Have Them All
Big City Adventure was my first hidden object game. I played the New York version first and was hooked. The Big City Adventure: Vancouver game isn't just a quick run through it in 45 minute game, it is a very replayable and has dozens of rounds. I strongly suggest that if you like trivia or to learn interesting facts about different places, read the script while you play, at least the first time. The Mini Games are great as well without getting boring. Once you play one Big City Adventure, you will have to have them all. As far as the collectors version is concerned, I really didn't see the advantage in payying the extra money. I think it got me 5 extra rounds and I really don't care about the wall papers and such....lesson learned.
December 23, 2011
Just plain hidden object fun.
This was a perfect game for a beginner of the hidden object genre. Some pictures were easy, some were hard. The games and puzzles also had varied difficulties. It kept things interested. This is not a strategy game, just look and find.
November 18, 2011
Glad to see this as a CE
I am so addicted to this series of games! Just plain old HOG fun! I am not a beginner, but I can play this over and over! Well worth the money! Relax and play and no stress!
December 10, 2011
A game well designed
I play this game almost every day, It truly is magnificent! I like every thing about it
April 1, 2012
Good HO Game
Bought this game as a CE and enjoyed. I have several of the other games in this series. Good game for those who just want a basic HO type game. The mini games are always good in this series yet not too difficult.
Good information about the city as usual that's educational and interesting. Enjoy!
July 24, 2012
We of to Canada
Yes this Family gets around they been every where this is a good game just like all the other game you on this big board with a start and finish line in between theres hidding thinks to find and facts about CANADA well worth the price try it out.the grathics and sound are fine for this kind of game hope that help you.
March 27, 2012
fun hidden object games
Big City Adventure Vancouver
big city adventure paris
big city adventure new york
December 29, 2012
ARM CHAIR TRAVEL
This game gives you a lot of information about the history of the location (Vancouver) and its current attractions. It is a basic HOG with 69 HOS, various locations that are repeated, but with new HO to find. The mini puzzles at the end of each HOS are repetitive also, but got a little harder as I got further into the game. But I did not have to skip any of them.
There are 12 achievements that you can win during the game, most of them depending on speed and accuracy. I got 8 of the 12, and of the ones I missed, 3 were based on speed and one on not using any hints in the HOS. I don't have the patience to search very long for an item, so I used the hints several times.
I played in the timed mode and almost ran out of time only once. However, just before I ran out of time, a pop-up gave me the option to go to relaxed mode, which I did. Once I solved the puzzle, then I reset the game back into the timed mode.
Finding hint buttons in each scene (3 of them) gave you access to additional hints and also increased your score if you didn't use them.
Although not that challenging, the variety of the game held my attention and it was fun learning about a place I had visited before, but on business with no time to see the sites. The bonus play at the end was short, and a little different, so that was a plus also.
I liked this game and will probably go buy some of the other locations.
January 17, 2014
Great for beginners.
If you are new to HO games, then this is a great one to play!
I have played many, many HO games, so for me it was fun but way to easy......The mini games are very simple and no great challenge, however they are still fun to play.... The one thing I disliked about this game, is the fact that the hidden objects are way to close to each other, which is one reason it is a easy game to play.....I'm still glad I bought this game and would recommend it for beginners :-)
June 16, 2012
Big City Adventure - Vancouver Collector's Edition
This is a long, repetitive hidden objects game. You and your family are visiting the city of Vancouver, but rather than seeing lots of the sights in this city, you see the same 10 or so scenes over and over again. There are 69 rounds to the game, so that means that you see the same scene around 7 times. Postcards pop up for each round giving you information about the site you're visiting. These are different each time. So there's lots of reading if you're in the mood. If not, there's a Continue button. There are different objects to find each time a scene is repeated. Most objects are fairly easy to find, but some are very tiny, or else they are the same color as the background, or else they are half off the screen or only partially shown. In between the hidden object scenes there are mini-games. These are also very repetitive. You work jigsaw puzzles over and over, as well as doing word finds, placing shapes in boxes, placing colors in a grid so there is no repetition, changing pipes around so the water flows correctly, and figuring out the order of colored cards. Over and over and over. For every 6 or 7 games you get ONE skip button. That means that if you have trouble with the mini-game ( not likely, but possible once or twice), and you don't have a skip button, you're stuck. You just have to tough it out and solve the game anyway. In the Collector's Edition, once you've finished the main game, you have 5 rounds of another game, with different kinds of activities along with finding hidden objects. There is also a walkthrough of some kind, although I didn't use it. You can also listen to the music from the game and get a screensaver. So bottom line, if you're looking for something mindless, where you do the same kinds of things over and over, this is your game. If you get bored with repeating the same things over and over, skip this one. I'm not recommending the game.
October 14, 2013