Hidden Identity: Chicago Blackout
Wonderful graphics, HOS!!!!! a plenty! Good value for the $$$ and will enjoy this game in the years to come!
December 20, 2011
Not a Blackout-a Real Eye Opener
This is a good HOG, some were a little small but most were very doable. Hints were quick if you did get stuck. Having riddles for some HOs was fun and made you think a little more. Puzzles were good and fun. I liked this game a lot. Well worth buying.
August 28, 2012
Frustrating at times
This is a differnt kind of hidden object game. Some of the hidden objects you have to find are not what you may think they are. On the mini games, you do not get a skip button you will have to finish the game. It is frustrating at times, but it is a good and fun game. The object is to find your lost identity. I would recommend this game.
September 14, 2012
I really liked this game, as it had a lot of things going on that held my interest. Finding 2 notes in each HOS that were clues to the protagonist's identity was a neat idea. Finding all the notes unlocked the unlimited play. The storyline had a great ending.
The graphics were excellent and the HOS had some items in all of them that were really hard to find. I don't think I ever found the needle in any of the scenes. Thankfully the hint button worked great and I had to use it often.
The puzzles were interesting and varied but not too hard. There was no skip button available which made them a little tougher, but not unreasonably so.
I missed one of the notes while I was playing and was unable to unlock the unlimited play. The game allowed me to go back and find the missing note, but I had to start at the beginning and find all the HO in each successive scene until I came to the one where I missed the note. Once I found it, I could then leave the game and go into unlimited play.
And this game wasn't fibbing when it says you have unlimited play available. Unlike a lot of games where you go to each location and find all the HO, then you are done playing the "unlimited" mode, this game brought up the scenes in random order for finding the HO, but only a few at a time. I played for hours, thinking I would eventually reach the end, but I never did.
This game had some unique things about it that were neat. The first part of the game containing the storyline seemed short to me, but with the unlimited play at the end, it kind of made up for it. Would like to see more games like this.
December 14, 2013
This was fun
I really enjoyed this game. It has a humorous attitude and the HOG scenes were sometimes challenging but not frustrating. The only downside is that it's too short, at least in story mode. Fortunately, once the story part is over, you can enter "endless mode" to play the scenes again and again.
March 6, 2013
Nice HOG for a change of pace
This is my first review. I was able to buy this game for $2.99 otherwise, because of the previous reviews, I may not have bought it. I am pleasantly surprised, however. I am really enjoying this game...when I just want a game to sit and play for short time and I don't want to have to remember very important information...this is a great game for that. No, it may not be exciting...and it may not have great graphics....but, Like I said it is perfect when you want to sit and not have to put alot of thought into a game....and I have quite a few where I have to THINK and REMEMBER things!
September 15, 2012
Not really Chicago style
This game was not boring, but not exciting either. The graphics could have been better because Chicago is a big city, there should have been more colors. The storyline was ok. I do not regret buying the game, because it was ok, but its not in the list of my favorites.
June 16, 2012
Would like to buy it but...
I like this game. The gameplay is fun, there is some interactivity, and finding items by a definition or description adds to the challenge. The downside for me is that it is SO slow to load scenes and the graphics are poor. Blurry? Fuzzy? Whatever it is, when I have to use a magnifier to find items, it's a no-buy for me.
I would recommend it for the fun factor though, so try it for yourself.
August 11, 2012
Mixed good and bad
I liked this game for the most part. It's what I call a time-killer. Something I play just for enjoyment and it doesn't need deep thought or too much problem solving. One of the very best things about the game is that every single hidden object scene is different, which is very rare for HO games. That being said though, the visual quality was fairly fuzzy at times and some of the hidden objects were very difficult to find. It's a timed game and there is no untimed option available. It wasn't a problem though, as they give you plenty of time. There is also a clicking penalty. The hint button recharges quickly if you have difficulty finding things and have to ask for help. In each hidden object scene there are two yellow notes, and if you find all of them you will unlock the unlimited play section of the game. At the end of each chapter with three or four HO scenes there is a mini-game. These games are a little different and I found them interesting. I did enjoy this game, even with it's faults, so I'm recommending it.
February 13, 2014
Not as good as it could be
Overall I found this game quite good fun if a bit on the drab side colourwise, I also found the end to be a bit of an anti-climax as the rest of the game was quite mysterious, I think the ending could have been a little more imaginative.
April 9, 2013