A Gypsy's Tale: The Tower of Secrets
hard game for me, very challenging
it may appeal to some people but i just wanted to get done. it was harder than most and i like straight HOS not the ones where you have to look for objects to get an object. none were that hard to find once you got the hang of it. this had me going back to the walkthrough all the way through. that is unusual for me. if you want a challenge this is it!
May 19, 2012
I bought this game because it looked interesting. But, back & forth, then more back & forth = boring in my book. I do these games to wind down, not to be driven insane retracing my steps. If that doesn't bother you, then it'll be a good choice. The graphics are imaginative + very well done and it has a cute story + characters. and puzzles that were doable.
April 28, 2012
Ok storyline but game hung up and after several attempts to perform task, had to log out and back in.. Hints were sketchy.
October 25, 2013
Uh, a Hint is Supposed to Help...
I have to say I did not like this game. They give you the story in the opening frames, which is fine, but I'm not more than halfway through the demo and I have not seen another line of the story!! It's very easy to forget why you are even in the game, the story seems rather unrelated to the game (and you lose the story because you are not given any more of it). The HOGs are not true HOGs in that very little of the objects you need to find are actually hidden. As soon as you get to a scene, you can figure out already exactly what you need to find...the only thing is you need to click on the correct object in order to start collecting the objects shown.
The hints are not always that great, I'm at the gazabe right now, and I clicked hint, and it says "There is something important to do, but what?" Hmmm, isn't that why I asked for a hint to begin with? Go figure, I want HELP not a cryptic question!
The map is weird, you have to collect crystals in the various scenes and if you collect all in the scene, you get another map piece. You supposed to use the map to jump to other locations without navigating back to them, nice concept, but it would work better if once I've been to a location, I get the map piece. The crystals can be used for another type of reward.
Overall, this game is a little frustrating, with the lack of actual help at times, the graphics are rather basic (not the rich detail we seem in many other HOGs), there is really no true challenge to finding the hidden objects, you are really just collecting them, not finding them, and overall, it would have been nice to give more of the story at various points, but the story seems completely unrelated to the game.
June 3, 2012
I have gotten 3/4 of the way through the game and nothing I do now gets me anywhere. The help and hint just send me around in circles. I would not recommend this game.
August 10, 2012
Totally not my thing.
It's one of those fragmented HO's which I personally just HATE. But if that's what you're into then I don't see why you wouldn't enjoy this game.
April 3, 2013
I have played a LOT of adventure/hidden objects games and this is the worst I have ever come across!
It is not a straightforward game like a good hidden object game should be. You have to collect items for a set before you can perform an action. Many of these sets are ridiculously hard, if not impossible to find. Any time I used a hint, instead of helping with objects, it shows me where crystals are. While these make it possible to get more hints, they do not further the game.
I got this on sale. It's true what they say. You get what you pay for.
June 1, 2013
Dont know why everyone thinks this is so good
Ok it looks great and seems to have a nice story BUT it is simply frustrating, not nicely challenging. I couldnt get the elixir of healing for the deer - it needed honeycomb and I'd already used it and couldnt see how to get more, plus the gazebo got nothing after fairy dust. Hints just said 'something to do here but what' - didnt highlight or tell you what to do and nothing responded to clicks. And the walkthrough was no help either. Still couldnt make progress. I really wouldnt get any more games from Amaranth, looks like lazy game producing to me, not tying everything in and useless hints.
December 4, 2012
Slow getting started.
Takes forever to get started. Then game is put together badly. Area's that you are suppose to hit aren't coming up smoothly. Takes several times to hit them, then they flip off quick. Sad.
August 21, 2013