Well, again a game that is equal with pro and con. The pros are slightly keeping this game upwards.
It is a hidden object game with a twist. You have the job to work as a picker and search for the most profitable stuff that is collected by other people. If you are into History chanels or Biography (A&E) style reality TV shows this game is made for you if you love Frank Fritz and Mike Wolf searching old barns, hoarders lawnyards and such. But you also have to sell the stuff you found, and sometimes you need "expertises" or a "restaurator".
'nuff said about the background.
- Fresh story of a hidden object game. You also need to haggle, and sometimes to search for matching stuff over different areas.
- Good rendition of the idea, that at least keeps the interest as long as the game is new, what kind of character will be the next unlocked trader (one reminded me of Riff Raff of the Rocky Horror Picture show).
- Auctioneering option, thus selling the stuff over a possibly random driven routine, it's some suspense when you sell a ring that had a net value of 8000 bucks and find out that it sold for far more than that. But sometimes you aren't so lucky.
- Of course the Achievements may keep you at playing this game to reach a 100 % accomplishment, but on the other hand - for some people this doesn't even count.
- It still is a hidden object game, if you are not a fan of this genre, it might not be the right game for you. But on the other hand you might give it a try anyway.
- It has a low replayability. If you run it through once or twice, you feel like in a grinding game. You know where each of the hidden object is put, you know how some personas react on underbidding them, you know how to get them favorable again (yes, there is a little and pleasing trick to this). Most Achievements are en passant, or no brainers if you like this term.
Buy the game if you like hidden object games (which I do sometimes, since they are nice and easy going games most of the time) - if you don't like hidden object games, avoid it at all cost, because this game can get you mad by the pretension of being a American Picker Sim... which it isn't of course.