After playing the demo of Snark Busters HIgh Society I had to go back and play the demo for this one. I enjoyed the art and the storyline was a little slow for me. Some of the hidden pieces were difficult to see and the hint button filled in an average time period. I got a little lost going back and forth between "real time" and backward time trying to remember what went where and where I was going. Part of that was that I started the game and left and then came back. The items once assembled were easy to figure out where to use and how to use. The music got a little annoying but then it would stop for a bit before starting again. Overall it was an enjoyable game.
May 26, 2012
Quirky and Fun
I like the name first of all. I tried this game ages ago on a PC and liked it, so I got it for my Mac. It is fun and engaging and different, sometimes challenging. What was weird was I got right to the end, and I still had stuff to do, like open the safe, etc. and yet I was able to finish the game without doing that. Weird. It said I didn't catch the Snark that time but there were more adventures ahead...I don't know if I didn't 'win' the game, or it says that no matter what? Anyway, that was strange. But still a fun game and I will probably buy and try the others in the series.
September 5, 2013
odd sort of game
This game was a funny one. I played it to the end but at times it was fun and at times it was more like work. The first two thirds of the game I did not need the walk-through and the last third I had no idea what to do until I read it. The plot, while impossible, is cute. Every room you enter is a HOS with pieces of tools scattered about. As you find the pieces and assemble the tools, you use them in game play. There are a few puzzles; most of them I did not like. About 60% of the hidden object pieces are easy to find and 20% more require concentration. About 20% require extensive use of the hint.
I?m glad I bought this game and played it, but I am not certain whether to recommend it to others. It was sort of fun and sort of a challenge and certainly the graphics were beautiful.
January 12, 2012
Snark is kind of a snore
The games storyline was alittle confusing at first. I enjoyed seeking for pieces of each item. But if you play this twice its the same game nothing changes, like in other hidden object games the clue item list can be different. Over all fun graphics.
December 1, 2011
There all the same
After a while you just get tired of the FROG's. I like adventure and a real plot. Just not my kind of game.
February 18, 2013
Mayzy's Reviews - Snark Busters
I'm kind of a sucker for steampunk, so I was immediately drawn to this game. The graphics are fun and whimsical and it definitely uses a lot of steampunk imagery. I really enjoyed the bright, playful feel of the visuals.
The game suffered from a lack of plotline. Essentially, the main character just traveled from area to area with no real rhyme or reason. Additionally, none of the characters were really likable. The main character's whole motivation to go on her adventure was because some mysterious person had sent her a note and presumably she was just bored. I'm not looking for a literary masterpiece, but it would be nice if the main character didn't come off as simply a spoiled brat who actually suffers from reverse character growth, becoming even more self-centered at the end!
Gameplay itself, however, was much better than the story. The game deviated from most hidden object games in that the objects were hidden within the main scenes and were actually parts of the tools needed to proceed. I found this aspect different and amusing. The game could have used more puzzles to break up the hidden object searches and was overall pretty short.
I would say this one is worth getting for a discount, say a daily deal, but I wouldn't recommend paying full price.
May 28, 2012
Hidden Object Pieces Not for Me.
Cute and original got the third star. Just cannot wrap my mind around trying to locate pieces of hidden objects or shadows..
November 30, 2011
Not my cup of tea
I truly wish I had played the trial before buying this game. It simply isn't my cup of tea. The "hidden objects" aren't all that hidden, the puzzles are so simple as to be childish. I purchased it based on the reviews and I'm sorry I did. Don't get me wrong, the graphics are beautiful, but the music is so repetitive I turned it off, the story line is juvenile, and the game is just too easy to be challenging. I think it would be perfect for pre-teen girls, but above that... eh. I wasted my money on this one!
October 23, 2012
If you're not into "FROG"s, don't buy this game
I bought this game solely on it's reviews...if I had played the demo 1st, I wouldn't have bought it! I'm just not into "FROG"s! There are 0 IHOG's and 0 puzzles. If you're into the fractured object type games, you'll love it! Sorry, it's just not my cup of tea. It does, on the other hand, have very nice artwork (only a 4 because I muted the sound).
December 10, 2011