The Crop Circles Mystery
I loved the story and graphics, cute game
June 23, 2013
An old favorite
I played this for the third time today, and realized why I bought it in the first place. Good HOs, good story, and it progresses well. It was worth the money.
September 2, 2012
Crop Circles Mystery
I agree this is more of a kids game; but I am a kid at heart and enjoyed playing this game; I stopped after 30 minutes because I decided to buy at this great price.
Graphics are very good and clear. I do recommend this game for all ages.
March 25, 2012
Nice little ihog! Fun way to pass some time.
This is an ok little game... doesn't really deserve all the bad reviews. I don't think I'd pay full price but I was offered it on the $3.99 after purchase sale so combined with the double punch weekend it's a buy! I did play the demo first to be sure though.
It's a nice little original story... no missing relatives to find. ;-)The graphics are cartoon style but that doesn't have to mean it's for kids. They aren't as clear as they could be but not bad either. Nice mix of standard H0 scenes, find multiple of the same object, find puzzle pieces that you then put together... etc. Not really hard but not super easy either... some pieces were hard enough to find that I needed hints.
Didn't try it on my laptop so not sure if it fits widescreen. No voice acting or any of the other extras but it's also not a CE so maybe not in their budget.
December 10, 2011
A Pretty Good Game For $2.99 The Daily Deal Price
This review is for the whole game and playing in timed mode.
The story: Actually there are two in this game: Follow Jane as she tries to solve the mystery of the crop circles and follow her husband as he sells crops and tries to repair the farm after a terrible windstorm.
*7 chapters and I was into chapter 3 when the hour demo was up.
*Graphics are a cartoon/comic book type style.
*No voice overs. Text on the screen to read to follow story.
*2 play modes: You can play timed or relaxed with no timer. In time mode since that's what I played, you are given 10 minutes for each HO scene. Some are found by word list or so many of an item. You also get a few inventory items which are used right away in that scene as there is no wandering around back/forth in this game.
*Hint/Skip which is an "alien" down at the bottom takes about 30 seconds for use.
*There are mini games/puzzles.
My overall impression of the game:
I found this to be a pretty good game. Not bad.I enjoyed both of the stories; following Jane to try and solve the crop circles mystery and her husband fixing up the farm.
The graphics I found to be pretty good and I liked the cartoon/comic book style.
The HO scenes most pretty easy to locate but some were pretty small and it seemed some I had to click on them just so to be able to get them. I had to use a few hints for these.
I also liked the mini games as they were fun and pretty easy. I especially liked the Farmer's Market game as it reminded me of Gardenscapes to earn money to fix up the farm but I didn't like how the game cuts you off before finding all the items for the customers.
As for game length: Obviously varies from game player to player but I completed the whole game in 2 1/2 hours.
Overall I give this 3 stars as this is a pretty good and fun game however too short and would only recommend it at the $2.99 price. Not any more than that.
As always, definitely play the demo and decide for yourself.
Thanks Big Fish and developer for a pretty good game here.
March 25, 2012
Cute but short
It is a cute game, a bit repetative. This review is only as per the trial. I still have 6 minutes left on the trial, and I am already half way through the game. So by my calculations, that is about 2 to maybe 2 1/2 hour game. That is too short for me, even if it is a special of the day. So even though it is cute and light hearted I can't reccomend this game to hardcore players. It is probably good for beginners and young kids.
March 24, 2012
too much looking
I could only last about 30 min with this game. One decent puzzle and the rest was looking for objects. Not enough diversity in the game. Sorry, guys, won't be buying this one.
March 24, 2012
After reading other reviews, I thought I would check this one out for myself. It was just ok. I actually liked the visual appeal of the game, but the story and the game are boring.
I usually enjoy games such as Gardenscapes, but this one was sadly lacking in challenge.
March 25, 2012
This why you "try" the game first even if it's on sale!
So yeah, now I've learned that the hard way. Although this isn't the only game I've done that with lol.
Everything about it just screams kiddie to me. The quality of the story feels like something between Scooby Doo and Smurfs without the comedy to make it fun.
The art isn't great, the people in particular look terrible to me. Gameplay is common, boring and easy.
Not the shortest game, but not really long enough to make it worth it either, especially given the quality of the game.
November 25, 2011
Found the game dull. Graphics poor quality compared with most HoG coming out lately. And it was terribly picky with how exact you had to be when clicking on an object. Won't be buying.
May 23, 2012