3 Cards to Dead Time
Ive played better B.F. games
The concept of the game was very good. I liked the challenge of finding the hidden objects associated with a given clue or idea. Some of the puzzles were a bit vague others were quite reasonable. The game itself was a bit drawn out and slow moving. Too much dialogue which became rather boring and tedious even though there were clues and details which were to be used later in the game, that is if you did not get sick of all the reading. The last drawback was that if during the game all your hints and guesses were used up, you had to go right back to the begining of that paticular stanza and replay all the dialogue to try again so as to continue.
December 15, 2011
Has the Negatives of its Predecessor
Being the 3 Cards to Midnight sequel, I thought some improvements would have been made, but it carries many of the same cons as its predecessor. The story can be rather strange if you don't play Midnight first, however, if you're in it for the word game aspect, that doesn't matter.
Similar to Midnight, you're finding the other half of a compound word or phrase that connects that scene with Jess' memories. Some of them can be tricky, so I'd keep the guide open on your browser for quick access because if you run out of free guesses, you'll have to start the scene over again.
If you're stumped, pay close attention to objects that stand out versus blending in with their surroundings (i.e. looking like they are graphically part of the background) because they're most likely your items. Say the item with the word before or after it and see if anything sounds remotely like a word.
The game pulls you out of the scene when each of the key words is completed for a cutscene so be prepared.
I would recommend this if you've played Midnight and enjoyed it or just like the challenge of a word game mixed with a hidden object game. It was definitely a challenge!
September 29, 2012
The storyline could be a great one, however, I did not care for the way the hidden objects were done , nor did I care for the way when you found a few items it went to a cut scene. I loved three cards to midnight, but this one didn't hold my interest.
June 15, 2012
It didn't hold up to the story line
I played the demo and stoped less than half way through. The graphics where good. The voice overs where ok. It didn't catch my attention and hold it. It became boring after a while.
I do recomend checking out the demo.
February 19, 2012
i have given this game a low score. i didn't like it
i really didn't like this game at all. i finished it because i am too stubborn not to, but i didn't enjoy it at all. the hints had to be earned and i never lost all of them so i don't know if they recharge by themselves or not. don't care, either. the voice overs were horrible and the cut scenes weren't very good either. graphics in general weren't that good. i would try the demo before buying.
July 14, 2013
The bad outweighs the good.
This hidden object game is original in that it gives you categories and you find things in the picture that belong to that category so that is pretty fun.
On the other hand it is frustrating because if you click on the wrong things too many times you have to re find the objects you already found, all over again. Also they have cut scenes where you can hear the characters talk but it just shows pictures of them.. weird.. Then there are cut scenes you can't skip through and they are slow. Also, if you have to leave for some reason in the middle of a game it will not save where you left off, it will take you to the beginning of whatever level you started on. Not worth the hassle to me.
April 4, 2012
If you like story over play you will love this game
I liked the searches and thought the game was well put together when you actually get to play. The writers are so taken with the story line you have to listen and go through page after page after page of just story. And the skip will only let you skip a very small portion before presenting you yet another cut scene for story. I was disappointed and feel I wasted my money because of the excessive story . the bad part I usually like story games.
September 15, 2013
Way Too Much Talking
Takes up too much talking, would like more hidden object time.
October 30, 2012
too many vignettes, little plays that you have to skip through. I spent more time hitting skip than I did actually playing! The creator obviously has cinematic ambitions....but this is not the place for them!
February 27, 2013
I'm not a big fan of a ton of dialog during a game. The games were not great either.
December 2, 2011