Samantha Swift and the Fountains of Fate
Samatha Swift and the Fountains of Fate
I really enjoyed this game. All they need is voice acting. The story line was addictive. I was awake almost all night playing this. I hope that they continue to make more games with Samatha.
January 27, 2012
A straight HOG with some nice extras
This is an older-style HOG where you are taken from one hidden object scene to another in a linear fashion. You occasionally can move between scenes, but usually only 2-3 at max. Inventory items are typically found and used within the same location. There are some puzzles, which were surprisingly original, challenging and fun. There were some scenes where you had to find matching pairs of objects (e.g. bee and honey) or a certain number of a given object (e.g. find 15 coins) that provided a nice change from the standard word lists. You would also get 2-3 items per scene where instead of a word you get a simple riddle (e.g. "sands of time" instead of hourglass).
The art style is a mix of "hand-painted" backgrounds and cel-shaded objects. I liked the combination. There are two swifts (birds) and a lightning bolt (you get a hint when you find this) in each scene and if you find enough swifts, you unlock the unlimited hidden object mode.
There are numerous achievements/trophies to get, which adds to replayability if you're into that kind of thing (like me). Overall a fun little game, but nothing really special.
May 7, 2012
Love the theme of this game. The puzzles were challenging and fun, the screens and animations detailed. Liked this a lot! Even went back to play full object modes to find all hidden items.
January 7, 2012
Love Sam Swift
This series of games is not too hard, but they are all fun. the plot of this one seemed a little disconnected, but it held my attention because the gameplay was so different than the others in the series. some more puzzles in this one and some very new scenes (a few of the older Sam swift games recycled scenes). I always recommend this series. I play it over and over.
January 12, 2012
I like it
I bought it on a Daily Deal, and its worth it. Graphics are so-so, but its to be expected with old game. The puzzles can be difficult, and I love the mini games. I thoroughly enjoyed this game.
April 7, 2012
The Beat Hidden Object Game Ever
The best hidden objects game I have ever played. I have been playing for two years. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!
March 26, 2012
HAND DRAWN AND PAINTED
EXTRAS: There are a number of trophies you can earn. Some require perfect play (such as using no hints, never getting a click penalty). Recommend that you view the available trophies before playing and plan your attack. The Unlimited HO mode is unlocked once you find 60 Swifts (you will get a notice). You select the HOS and find the items fast. Your time is recorded so you can try to beat it again. Your find list will differ each time.
GAMEPLAY: 6 chapters, each with 5-8 HOS plus several inventory tasks and a couple of mini-games. Collect the 2 swifts and the 1 lightning bolt in each scene (and sometimes in the puzzles). Collecting all of them will earn you 2 trophies. There is no time limit. The lightning bolt will give you an additional hint. Clicking on an item in the object list will show you that item?s silhouette in the scanner (does not count as a hint if you?re trying for the no hint trophy but does count is you?re trying for a trophy for never using the scanner). Click hint to get more detailed instructions for the puzzles and mini-games (this does not count as a hint).
BASICS: Only 1 mode of play. No option for widescreen, although at one point it became a widescreen after leaving and returning to the game automatically. Objects have a hand-drawn and hand-painted look. In windowed mode, many of the objects were small, although the scenes were uncrowded, so they could be found. Game took about 5 hours.
November 27, 2012
This was my 2nd Samantha game. I like the games, but I do not like all of the HOs!! TOO MANY FOR MY ENJOYMENT LEVEL. HOs take away the fun for me. Will not purchase any more.
Recommended only for HO fans!!
January 15, 2013
i was expecting more, the objects are blended in the background hardly to distinguish, storyline is flat but i would buy this game if it was more playable
November 16, 2012
Not impressed at all
There was zero storyline, nothing but hidden object after hidden object after hidden object. I LOVE hidden object areas, but not when 100% of the game is nothing but that. The music was very calming and relaxing though repetitive. Just not the game for me what so ever.
April 8, 2013