Golden Trails: The New Western Rush
I enjoyed this game!
Fairly straight HOG but there is a little interaction between scenes. Not quite what I would call an IHOG but some others might.
Graphics were sharp and clear. I liked the artwork.
I found the objects were well hidden but in plain site and were appropriate to the scene.
Not sure if there is a penalty for over clicking as I never ran into it.
Plenty of bonuses including extra hints and points for quick finds, no hint use and, oddly enough, for finishing continuous scenes without leaving the game.
The mini games in between were the only negative for me as they were extremely repetitive and insanely easy. But they were very short and quick so not a bother.
The random shooting, (bad guys pop up) during the HOG scenes, which adds extra hints, is slightly annoying but easily ignored if it bothers you.
The music was repetitive but I turned it down low and it wasn't distracting.
The game, along with the bonus scenes, took me a little over four hours but I relaxed and took my time.
The replay value may be quite good for some as there are many different trophies and achievements to go for.
After completing the game and finding enough hidden sheriff badges it also unlocks an unlimited mode.
This has all the extras of a CE including wallpaper, soundtracks, walkthrough and background construction.
On the whole I found this a fun game with nicely challenging hidden objects.
As a side note I must add:
I do think it's funny that the story starts out with a old time sheriff needing a vacation and his boss sending him off.... lol ...did they get vacation days back then???
November 11, 2011
Fun fun fun!!
I am not a straight HO game fan normally but, for some reason, I found this game to be so fun, I played it twice in a row! The characters are great, the story is good, the locations are good -- I'm not sure why this is so much more fun than most pure HO games, but it really is. Unlike some others, I enjoyed the bandits popping up in the scenes.... I also liked that you had two different extras to find (marshall's badges and stolen items). There were some mini-games (the same ones) between chapters -- and the one where you shoot the banditos was great fun.
My only gripe with the game is that it was too short! But because it was so fun, I got twice the play out of it anyway -- and you also get unlimited mode once you get 50K in points.... then you can try for all the trophies in the game (another plus).
All in all, a very enjoyable game!
June 30, 2012
Most fun hidden object I've played in some time.
When I downloaded the trial I thought this would be pretty silly since it was a western. It turned out to very entertaining, challenging and different from the usual list and find games I've been playing. I recommend it for a change from the same old same old. Use your headphones. The dialogue is hilarious if only for the hokey accents.
February 20, 2013
Could have loved it, except for........
This game is set in a western setting, colorful characters, good music, nice colors for "out west". The h.o. scenes are quite challenging even tho they show pictures of what they want, items are very well hidden. Find all the sheriff's badges for bonus and shoot bandits that pop out on the screen for extra hints. Mini games in between levels are easy. Not too much talking by the hired sheriff, all other dialogue is read, there's not too much of that. The graphics are a little on the "cartoony" side, but the game is very cute, I thought "this is a great family game" (which as of late, there are not too many of those), THEN........at the saloon scene there is a female character with her dress so low it leaves nothing to the imagination. It's very inappropriate for kids. So much for sharing it with the kids! WHY did they feel the need to ruin the game by showing a half naked girl!? That totally was not called for and now I can't share this with the kids! I don't know if the other games in this series will have such scenes, I'm not sure if I want to buy them now, or not! I will not assault the kid's eyes with this and I know there are other players that feel the same way as I do. This was such a cute game up to there!!! I only recommend to older players who are not insulted by such unnecessary graphics.
January 12, 2013
INTERESTING, RELAXING GAME
Wouldn't normally rate such an easy game more than 3 stars, but it was so polished well put together that it kept my interest throughout - not the least bit boring. Uncomplicated storyline. HOS were large, crisp and clear although some objects were very well hidden. Puzzles were easy but fun. Graphics were great. Narrator and sheriff voice overs were very pleasant; too bad all characters didn't have voices. Quite a few trophies to collect - not usual in a SE. Nice relaxing music - not too intrusive.
December 13, 2012
HO game maybe for children
I did not think this was more geared for children. But then again may be too hard for them. Has voice over and good graphics. The problem to me is you get bored doing the same think from one area to the other. The HOS are not all that easy and you just do the same thing through the game. Good practice I guess. no real adventure.
May 10, 2013
an okay hidden object game
fun to play for a while, then i became bored with it. some of the items were very difficult to see, each scene became much like the one before it. Sorry but as much as i like HO games this did nothing for me.
December 13, 2012
Bit too difficult for me with so few hints
Shooting bandits is all very well but why no refilling hint button as well, Golden Trails 2 has it!
Sometimes I don't mind spending time looking for a trickily placed object, sometimes I prefer to use more hints in order to get on with the story - an automatically refilling hint button gives the choice.
December 13, 2012
Not for me.
This game was not exciting or interesting to me. I love many of the HO games but this was rather drab. I tried it for something different and it sure was...awfully different!
January 27, 2012