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Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian™ Hope Diamond Strategy Guide

Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian™ Hope Diamond Strategy Guide

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Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian? Hope Diamond Strategy Guide 4.7 5 3 3
Exciting hidden object game! This game really fascinating me. But unfortunately, I've to pay it first for the full version:(( July 5, 2014
Fun, Informative & Adventurous You get to be an Operative who is being tested for an organization that preserves and secures lost/stolen artifacts, gems, etc. It's adventurous and if you like stolen treasure movies and are looking for some action (without all the violence) then this is a great game for you! I would also recommend this as a starter game for Newbies, as it is only the easier side with the Puzzles and such. However, this is my new favorite HOS and puzzle game! I didn't find any flaws or glitches, which these days seems to be very rare as many of you know. The music and sounds fit right with the adventurous genre, making you sit on the edge of your seat to see what was happening next. The HOS were slightly interactive, not so much that it was annoying and just enough so you don't get bored. There are also many different ways to find the items in different scenes from being given the word and finding the object, to being given the shape and finding the object, etc. I thought the graphics were very well done, with effects and voice overs that were consistent with natural like voices and no skipping or robotic sounding voices. The scenery was beautiful and enticing, making you feel like you really were in another location (I won't spoil it with too many specifics;) The storyline is great and adventurous! Not only can you learn little factoids about the History of the Smithsonian throughout the game by snagging "Fact Cards" along the way, but you have a Journal to help you along and to remember certain codes and thoughts you may need to remind you if you need to step away and finish later (or if you have an awful memory like mine.) I love the fact that the Map provided really works. It tells you where you are currently located, Where you have an Active Objective, & Where something can be done right then. It also transports you easily by clicking on the pictures on the map. If you use the Hint button, there is a bit of hand holding, but honestly sometimes that's what I need. I always try the map first to see where the next task is and if I can figure it out on my own. If all else fails, I use the Hint and it works great without more confusion. It's pretty neat how when they have you traveling by plane you get to see the clouds and they make it seem more realistic, as though you're truly a cartoonish part of the game. Oh and I can't forget to mention the puzzles! There were many throughout, but once again not so many that you wonder if this is merely a strategy game and wonder where all the HOS are. I felt that they did just the right amount to keep you intrigued and to continue playing even though your eyes won't stay open any long ;) The puzzles were about Easy-Average difficulty, which for me I prefer. I like a bit of a challenge, but not so much that my tired brain gets frustrated and it takes all the fun out. A few of the games were familiar, but they did have some unique ones, quite a few in fact and I've played a lot of HOS/Puzzle games so far. I play these games before bedtime, so honestly by that time, I like easy-avg puzzles, but that aren't so easy that I don't even want to bother with the game. Overall, I feel the developers did a wonderful job and although it was a good length for SE, I would love to play the CE and play more of their adventurous games. I've always wanted to travel and with my medical issues this kind of made me feel like I was really able to be an Operative/Explorer searching for missing gems, but I dare not say more. Try it out with the trial and I'm sure you won't be disappointed! July 25, 2014
Engaging and Entertaining :) This is a pretty decent hidden object adventure game. It took me about 8 hours to play it. I found it engaging, though not desperately challenging. I did not get bored during those 8 hours. :) The atmosphere is slightly different from the previous two Hidden Expedition games (the "Devil's Triangle" ones). H.E. now seems to have a crack unit that stops bad guys. The reputation your character has supposedly gained from completing previous adventures has resulted in you getting recruited into this crack unit. GENERAL GAMEPLAY The graphics are excellent - the game is great to look at. :) There are decently executed voice overs, although the computer character's lips don't perfectly fit the words, but that doesn't really affect the enjoyment of the game. The music is a little repetitive, but I didn't find it annoying. The plot is about average for this sort of game - nothing earth shatteringly original, but quite entertaining, and it has definitely had proper thought put into it - it's not one of those half-baked things that are basically just there to string the puzzles together. There's a good mixture of hidden object scenes and mini games, so it doesn't get monotonous. I found the mini games pretty easy, but still fun. :) There is a reasonable level of logic about what the items you collect are to be used for. And there's a walkthrough available if you get stuck. CHILD FRIENDLY There's really nothing here that I can see that would make it unsuitable for kids old enough to do the puzzles. There is no on screen violence - even one guy punching another took place out of shot! And the atmosphere is not menacing, just adventurous. :) CUSTOM DIFFICULTY SETTINGS :) One feature I really liked was the settings for the level of challenge. A lot of games now have two or three standard levels for how much help you get (e.g. sparkles, how quickly hints recharge, etc.) but THIS game has a custom setting. This meant that I could get rid of the stuff I find annoying (such as things sparking at you before you've even had a CHANCE to find them for yourself!), but I could still keep the stuff that I find makes for an enjoyable game. :) This customising feature offers a lot of adjustability. For instance, not only can you turn sparkles on or off, but if you have them on, you can decide how frequently they twinkle at you! You can have sparkles on for normal scenes but off for hidden objects scenes (or vice versa). You can even (if you so desire) turn off the thing that shows an active area when you mouse over it, which would presumably increase the level of challenge a good deal. Also, you can change the settings during the game, so if you get stuck, you can turn on sparkles (or whatever) for a bit, then go back and turn them off again once you're back on track. :) CONCLUSION All in all, I'd say this game is a good, solid example of its genre. It's well made and well presented - the developers are clearly serious professionals who take a pride in their work. I found this an enjoyable game, and I would recommend it to fans of this genre. :) February 17, 2015
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