Help Ashley Ford find her father and solve the mystery of the Three Oak Mansion. A professional thief, Ashley has inherited this hobby from her father, who suddenly disappeared one night while he was trying to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion. You start the game in front of a big, deserted house that hides a lot of secrets.
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Mostly Positive (55 reviews) - 74% of the 55 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (476 reviews) - 54% of the 476 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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About This Game

Help Ashley Ford find her father and solve the mystery of the Three Oak Mansion. A professional thief, Ashley has inherited this hobby from her father, who suddenly disappeared one night while he was trying to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion.
You start the game in front of a big, deserted house that hides a lot of secrets. You are carrying a mysterious crystal that will help you travel in time and find the clues that will lead to the end of the adventure.

Features:

  • Over 80 nice hand drawn scenes
  • 24 minigames and hidden object scenes
  • classic game play mechanics
  • atmoshperic sound track

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP,Vista,7,8
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 Gb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
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KrudlerTheHorse
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
This is an OK game but not for the full asking price, maybe worth $1 at most.

It is a very basic hidden object game you can play to pass the time, but don't expect any major challenge. On the positive side, you also won't find yourself stuck and ripping your hair out either. The game has a hint crystal which you can use to guide you along to the next part of the mission.

The mini-challenges (logic puzzles) are mildly challenging, nothing that gives your brain a major workout, good for a casual game such as this.

As is common with many hidden object games, I frequently hunted for the final hidden object in a scene and when I finally had to resort to the hint I was often left frustrated because the object looked nothing like it does in real life. Other times I clicked on an object 12 times but it didn't pick up... after using the hint it would turn out I was clicking the right object, just not the right pixel.

Another time I needed to find the object "nuts" and there were at least 5 of them visible in the scene, yet none would register. Had to wait on the hint multiple times as a result of the lack of Quality Control in the game.

Sometimes there is "mystery meat" navigation where you wave the mouse around willy-nilly looking for something to click on. Bad design to be sure, but not as bad as I've seen in other games.

OK for fans of the genre, but it's only maybe 4 / 10 score
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datboi
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Very boring hidden object game that i was forced to sit through to get 3 measly cards
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[FEAR] ⎛⎝Moogle⎠⎞
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
My first hidden objects game and I must say it gets a bit boring for mechanics, story isn't that strong. Hidden objects are quite easily noticeable, took me 30 seconds. The puzzles are quite easy. Meh, its an average game. 6/10
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ExexDiablo
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
A simple game with an interesting, but not convoluted plot. In which you can spend a couple of evenings to test your knowledge of English vocabulary. Certainly a cup of tea will not be superfluous.
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PredixXx #HDD DIED
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Good game for 5$
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Bored Miki | SuperSuicidal
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
I finished the game in 1 hour, for free, it's boring, so never pay this sh*t D:
It's not my type of game, but if you like to be bored.... buy it now ;)
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furiosa
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
good game, not bad.
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Melnyx
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
I liked it, some puzzles/minigames were easy, some were not. It gave a nice challenge and a couple of hours of entertainment.
I encountered a bug in a minigame though (I have a screenshot in case any dev wants it), but they give you the option to wait and skip it.
I didn't like how some objects looked, some seemed rushed or taken out of the internet. That being said, I don't think this is worth its price ($4.99), should be lower, not only because of what I mentioned, also because of the lenght of the game (2 hours in my case because I'm a explorer, someone more focused would take less to finish).
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SeriousOn
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
Nice game, but the ending is plain..
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desertkona
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
Boring. I get boring after 15 minute. I only got 1.7 hour because Steam Trading Cards
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
Boring. I get boring after 15 minute. I only got 1.7 hour because Steam Trading Cards
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Very boring hidden object game that i was forced to sit through to get 3 measly cards
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Ashley Ford, a young thief following the profession of her father, finds named missing. One night, he tried to sneak into the Three Oak Mansion but mysteriously disappeared. Will you find out what happened late that night and find your missing father? Using a mysterious crystal that enables Ashley to navigate through time she will dive into an astonishing adventure!

Join Ashley on an epic adventure in this hand-drawn hidden-object game!

Over 80 nice hand drawn scenes
24 mini-games and HO-scenes
Atmospheric soundtrack
Our offered games are suited for Casual Game players of any age and gender.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
I finished the game in 1 hour, for free, it's boring, so never pay this sh*t D:
It's not my type of game, but if you like to be bored.... buy it now ;)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Compared to other Hidden Object games on Steam, this rates as one of the worst. Resolution is low with only fullscreen or window options. Objects have no consistent size or even perspective which leads to some confusion of what an item actually is. This is not even considerering certain items which are so badly defined you willl be wondering what it even is. This leads to more random clicking than actually finding the items.
Story wise, dont bother. No voice acting, no animation. Intro text is a few short words that you need to click 3 times just to finish one sentence. Ending is yeah you rescued us, thanks, game over. Literally.
Gameplay is abrupt, again no animations. You will be constantly running back and forth to the same hidden object puzzle, which will have all the items in the same places as last time you did it. Puzzles are mostly easy with the only exception being one requiring tiles to be associated with elements, and no clues as how to align them. I ended up skipping that one. Lack of animations again come into play on a few puzzles leading more to irritaion than puzzling.
I definately recommed looking at some of the other HOG's that actually look like they were made this millenium.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2015
Recommended for certain users/gamers - see last paragraph.
The game is roughly 5 hours long. Storywise it's really lacking - no other charaters, only a few letters here and there that acts as clues to an otherwise weak story.
Why do I still recommend it?
Mainly because there is no " Dunno" or "Meh" recommendation. The game just doesn't cut for full price - but it's quite good if you can get is for or under 1$/€, even better if from a bundle. The graphics are quite good, but sadly it lacks animation - things just change instanteniously. Music is surprisingly pleasant, but sometimes it just turns itself off for minutes...
Still, the game's main strenghts are it's hidden object scenes. They are numerous, I think there are at least 20 of them. And they are hard - not really unfairly hard, but really challenging.
I'm not really fond of the numeric scoring - but this game would end up somewhere below 50/100 - for every good point there is at least one bad. If you can ignore the negatives, it's good for a single-time experience.
If you're looking for a game with challenging hidden object scenes (and you don't care about the story) buy it in a bundle or during a sale - if you're looking for a game with a nice story, you have to look for it somewhere else.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
Summary
A very poor HOG game with little to no redeeming factors. Buy at your own risk.

Review
There is very little good to say about Crystals of Time. The soundtrack is pretty nice, but extremely limited, often stopping for minutes of a time leaving you in silence. The story is pretty much non-existent and the characters uninteresting.

The worst part is the gameplay and the presentation however as the game is littered with horrible design decisions. The area is very open with many rooms to explore and return to. Unfortunately, the areas that need items are often very vague as to what is needed (“I should find the missing item first.” is the games favorite line… instead of giving some kind of hint what I’m actually trying to do there) and HOG item zones will activate with little rhyme or reason. For example there is a greenhouse which when you first visit does not have a HOG zone… but one activates later without giving you a single indication or reason to return to the greenhouse. Thus, you are forced to use hints or to go through every single room each time you are missing an item. As moving around in the game is very slow (the minimap can only take you to a few select locations) and the locations are very uninteresting to explore the game pretty much forces you to use hints a lot.
The minigames and HOG sections themselves are uninspired. The items you search for are randomized and when you return to search the same area you often have to look for the same items again (even items that you previously took and used). Many objects are badly sized, coloured strangely, sometimes wrongly named and there is very low sensitivity to your clicks, e.g. you have to click very precisely and sometimes that is not enough. I once clicked 5 times on a chain and it simply refused to work making me believe it was the wrong item. It wasn’t.

The time travelling gem that changes the scenes is nice… I guess. However, very little is done with it in the sections I played (I only found the first crystal before I finally decided this game was not worth playing). Only means you have to keep an eye on the crystal to see if you can change the time in a room. Anyway, I bought the game for about 1 Euro and still feel a bit cheated. Avoid.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
"Where do I go now? What does this do? Where do I go now? What does this do?"

At one point I had no items left in my inventory when I received a blue gem. What does the blue gem do? No idea. Where does it go? No idea, but I guessed the seemingly evil dude's lab because that's where a weird blue gem usually goes. But no, no lab. So now where? I use a hint & it tells me I have to go to the garden. I get to the garden to discover a hidden object scene, where I end up with faucet. A faucet?! Where the hell does the faucet go? The hint tells me it goes in a tile on the floor of a maze. A BLOODY WHAT?!

If you're having to use a hint every time you find a new object, then it's a failure of a game. If your puzzles make no sense, then it's a failure of a game.

The plus side is it has great music.
The down side is it randomly stops playing for minutes at a time.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
I like puzzlers although they are not my gaming focus. I picked this up in a bundle (at BundleStars) and I am finding it quite entertaining. I would rate it 7/10.

There are some negative reviews, which are fine since no game will appeal to everyone but I think mrozru's and AMX's comments are incorrect and unfair.

Granted there are better puzzlers but if you follow the clues, pay attention to the environments (which have good graphics), and have half a brain (you only need half as there are hints available at every scene) you will have little difficulty. Any easier and what would be the point?

Pick it up on sale or as part of a bundle.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2015
You have to find crystals to activate a time machine. And someone decided to hide every single piece of evidence and items, and lock each one up so that you not only have to find the clues and pieces you need, but you also have to find keys and items that open up the devices that those things are hidden in. You just fart around for 2-3 hours looking for 3 silly crystals. And when you find them, BAM, story is over, that is all. Definitely my least favorite hidden object game to date. If you can get it for under $1 and have some time to waste, go for it. Otherwise don't bother.
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