Escape Whisper Valley
too much searching
I was prepared to like this game - I really do enjoy the HOG for the most part. I simply want an interesting storyline, believable characters who keep showing up, a map is a great bonus and some extra puzzles to exercise my brain. When a game gives me 3-5 HOG before a truly simple puzzle then back to the same then I lose interest. Deleted this one before the hour was up. Not even worth it at a reduced price.
August 2, 2012
Where have all the people gone
Graphics, music and searching challenge are pretty good. Slightly spooky atmosphere. Match 3 mini-games are something to look forward to. My biggest dislike of SpinTop
H O G's is that the settings are interesting until you find you have to visit the same locations over and over again.
April 7, 2013
Older style, hidden object game. Graphics aren't very nice, and I just found it very boring. I might buy it if I had nothing else to play, but with so many great games I haven't played yet, I don't think so. :)
August 2, 2012
Very boring game
This was among one of our first games and we were very disappointed. This has to be one of the most repetitious boring HOG games I've ever played. For those who like to go from one scene to another just looking for HOs, and back to the same scenes again and again, it would be OK. But this game really put me to sleep. Even the little puzzles couldn't save it.....
July 22, 2013
Not very engaging
This was just about nothing but HO puzzles. There was no interaction with anything else. You went from location to location searching for objects. Occasionally there was a jigsaw type puzzle to unlock new locations but they were pretty easy. If not for the title I wouldn't know what the plot of this game was.
Overall I found it boring and didn't finish the game. I enjoy HO games but I like to have an interesting story line and perhaps some interaction with other characters. These were missing from this game. Do not buy this unless you really like HO games.
November 15, 2012
Boring and dull
This is almost pure HOS which I do like, but this was tedious. The mini games at the end of each level were so easy a child could do them. On the whole I was bored and glad that I only paid a sale price for it.
October 3, 2012
Same old, same old...
Having played Escape Rosecliff Island, this game is what I suspected. You are stranded in a valley and meet no people during the whole game. (At least they tell you that beforehand this time around.) The story is told in a sentence: "You are stranded in Whisper Valley due to a rock slide, now escape."
+ some clues need more steps than one
+ game is long
+ some clues require thinking
+ compared to Rosecliff Island there are more minigames
- game is repetitive
- some wrong clues
- riddle clues are repetitive
- minimal story
- the final escape level is the only interesting one
Bottom Line: Tragically, the Match 3 bonus game is more interesting than the game itself.
By the way, I finished the game with 10 hours 36 left. If anybody ran out of time, please tell me what happens. I have no motivation at all to find out myself.
August 14, 2012
This is one of the all time most boring games. A cut and dried HO game. No plot, really, just scene after scene of HO. Gets boring really fast. Save your money on this one!
January 19, 2012
wasted my money
This is the very first game from Big Fish that I stopped playing in the early sections. You are trapped in Whisper Valley. To escape, you have to find screen after screen of fuzzy items (the same items over and over again), hidden in dark drab screens, and moronic puzzles intersparsed. Only if you are new to HOG and have nothing to compare it to, you might enjoy it,
August 4, 2012
No Sale On This One
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
If you?ve read my reviews of any of the Escape series, you have read my reviews on all of them. They are practically identical, right down to the same objects.
In this, the second game, you are trapped in an isolated town and must find map pieces to help you find your way home. Okay, that?s the STORY covered, there is no more to it. This is NOT a HOPA, but a PURELY HO GAME, so there is no need for more elaboration.
The HO SCENES are ugly, with distorted items, and monochromatic GRAPHICS. They are cluttered with irrational junk. There are 25 scenes, which you visit 3 times each, and you have little say in the order in which the game is played.
The PUZZLES in this game are an improvement over the previous one, there are more different ones. Again, there is one at the end of each chapter, they are UNSKIPABLE, but EASY.
There are some good features: TIMER, COLLECTIBLES, UNLOCKABLE FREE PLAY GAMES, POINTS. But none of this is enough to make up for the appalling dreariness of these games.
If you like to keep it simple, my advice is try 100% Hidden Objects. At least there?ll be some colour for you to enjoy.
May 4, 2013