Letters from Nowhere
ONE BUSY, BUSY HOG!!!
Had a lot of promise, however, objects needed extra scrutiny. Lots of challenging achievements, however, I don't have that kind of time or patience to search for itty bitty objects, attempt to better previous scores, win achievements and collect stamps while holding a magnifying glass--not to say I've never done so. Just don't want to work that hard in a game anymore. I would recommend this game though as a lot of work and thought went into this HOG.
December 27, 2011
The game doesn't finish the story???
The game is not bad, plot is interesting (and best part), but your left hanging at the end as the story does not complete, but just ends without answering the main question of the game and our heroins quest. The HOS are dark and objects are very difficult to see, you will most likely need the walkthru to complete get all the stamps and not use the help extensively.
October 12, 2012
Lots of replay value in this game
I love hidden object games and this one certainly didn't disappoint. There are lots of items to find and the screens were typically bright and pleasant.
Enjoyed the extra task of finding 3 stamps each page. Not too easy but definitely can be found.
Slightly gruesome at the end in the fact the post man is murdered by a dark society and you just see blood on him and he describes how he was tricked into being there. His spirit tries to help so nobody else is harmed.
I don't like dark and creepy games and this is definitely not one of those.
Disappointing ending. Left you hanging for the story to continue before the lost person is found.
July 27, 2012
Good pure Hidden object Game
If you enjoy the hidden object games for the hidden objects, then this one is for you. The other puzzles were mostly pretty easy, and there is no "find an object and use it elsewhere" type of gameplay. The plot is pretty thin, mostly just an excuse for the HO scenes, but I enjoyed the Hidden objects. I also really like the unlimited mode, and the "bonus" objects you can purchase that change the hidden object mode.
January 18, 2012
Not much fun
I guess if you like all HO scenes, this game is OK. The bonus points thing just added to the frustration of trying to finish this game for me.
January 4, 2012
Both Letters from Nowhere and Part 2 of same are, by far, my favorite games. Entertaining. Move along. Challenging but not to the point of frustration. Would definitely like more games along this line!
January 13, 2013
Excellent HOG with great replay value.
In "Letters to Nowhere," a young woman seeks to find and rescue her presumed-dead husband from nefarious people and forces. In her desperation, she travels all over the place to seek clues to his disappearance and spirals deeper and deeper into a supernatural plot.
In HOG terms, this isn't one of the "adventure" styled games that are heavy on puzzles. This one is very heavy on the hidden-objects end, but rooms contain mostly what you think they should and aren't too anachronistic or non-thematic. The few puzzles aren't too hard to get through. And the HO screens feel like they're actually advancing the story through the game's clever use of dialogue, so it's not just one junk-pile after another. The storyline itself is engaging and interesting and adult players will likely find themselves sympathizing greatly with the heroine.
The art and music for the game are decent, as is the voice acting. The game introduces some interesting twists in the HOG genre by the use of "helper objects" which the player buys in advance, like the standard Polaroid camera and thermometer. Doing specific things or reaching specific milestones gets you achievement badges, which here are styled like the stamps one puts on a letter to mail.
This game reminds me very strongly and pleasantly of "Golden Trails 2: The Lost Legacy." Not only does it share that game's thematic nature, but it also boasts one of the developer's best innovations: an unlimited mode that allows you to go replay each hidden-object screen one at a time against a timed mode. It adds to the concept from GT2 by introducing more achievement "stamps" for unlimited mode. As there are a couple dozen HO screens, unlimited mode adds considerably to the game's length and replay value.
I liked this game and recommend it to people who prefer their HOGs have mostly HO screens and who prefer HOGs with mostly thematic search screens.
December 21, 2012
All about a Ghostie Postie
This game has a few different new twists which make it a bit better than average. The plot surrounds Audrey whose husband has disappeared mysteriously and the only traces are a series of letters. She has to find these letters and other clues with the help of a dead postmans ghost. Going by the title I imagined this game to be another mushy romantic type presentation but I was pleasanty surprised when an eerie mystery unfolded. The dialogue was not too intrusive but just enough to enlighten you during the progress of the game. The graphics were clean, clear and colourful, perhaps a little dark in some places. The music was eerie and haunting which added to the theme of the game. The puzzles needed you to 'think out side the square' as some of them were doozies and a couple of times I had to use the walk through blog only to find out how simple and logical the solution was. The hidden objects needed concentration on most items and some had cryptic clues and/or needed two parts to the one item. Some of the h.os. were in the most unlikely places, like a siutcase in a birds cage or a shuttlecock in a lantern to name a few. All in all a good solid game which I thoroughly enjoyed and now I must purchase the sequal "Letters from Nowhere 2" to find out how it all ends.
June 28, 2012
Great Hidden Object Game!
I really like this game, because it makes you think a little more then some other games. Item descriptions are not always straight forward for example "something that holds wine" maybe a glass or a bottle with wine or you may have to pure wine into a glass.
March 30, 2012
Not for me
This game could be interesting, but don't have the time to look for all the really tiny things in the hidden item areas. Doesn't allow you to move fast enough to make the game interesting. Did not even finish the trial hour before deleting it.
December 31, 2011