Indsendt: 4. januar
-some puzzles are interesting
-hidden object scenes aren't too difficult
-the map is very helpful to tell you where to go next
-the use of inventory items isn't too weird or unpredictable
-it would be very difficult (or sometimes impossible) to tell what to do next without constantly consulting the map.
-story is practically nonexistent
-artwork is cartoony and doesn't set any sort of atmosphere, but with the lack of story this isn't surprising
-some puzzles aren't really logic puzzles so much as brute force trial and error
The game includes three types of play: hidden object scenes, messing around with objects in your inventory, and puzzles. I play these sorts of games for the puzzles and consider the hidden object and inventory management as parts I just have to suffer through to get to the puzzles. There is a fair variety in the types of puzzles, from jigsaw to sliders to logic, but some of them are less about thinking and more about making you try all the combinations until it works.
There will be several rooms open at any given time and you will have to keep going between them to complete the objectives. At first this was very confusing because there might be 10 things in the rooms that you need to do and you might have 10 things in your inventory, but none of those objects helps with the immediate tasks. There is little to no direction in the "story" to tell you what you should be working on solving next and which things you don't have the objects for yet. Then, I realized the map always shows which rooms have activities that can be completed. It's a cop-out to use the map like this instead of having a better written game where it would make sense what you are supposed to do next.
Along with not knowing what to do next, quite often a hidden object scene that you had previously completed will re-activate and have new things for you to find. However, the game does not indicate in any way, except for the map, that you need to backtrack to that area.
If you can get it on sale, it can be some fun for the puzzles, but overall it is a poorly done game.