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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Mixed (365 reviews) - 49% of the 365 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
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
遊戲並不壞
PixnetKeylol評測
Crystals of Time是一款HOG點擊解謎類遊戲。故事中女主角Ashley Ford的父親失蹤了,Ashley憑著父親留下的水晶和日記找到,父親最後前往過的Three Oak Mansion。遊戲借著尋找父上的情節展開。

當前任務可在左下角的綠色記事本得知,裡面隨住遊戲進度增加已搜集得的線索和故事內容。真不知道何去何從,點右下角水晶可供提示。此水晶在某些特定地點還能回溯時間找線索和物品。

此遊戲根本沒其他評論說的壞!作為HOG解謎類遊戲,可玩性並不差,應有的都有。不能說是完善的作品,但整體來說值得一玩。可以趁特價或慈善包入手。

雖然仍有很多地方可以改善︰
  • 地圖設計過於簡陋,不能直接跳到想去的地點。
  • 背景音樂播放完畢會有數分鐘的靜默,循環連接做得不好。
  • 故事只為了營救,太過表面。水晶的謎可以給出更多解釋。

It's not bad at all!
Crystals of Time is a hidden object game. The father of female protagonist, Ashley Ford, is missing. Ashley's father left her a diary with a crystal, based on these items Ashley found the Three Oak Mansion, the place where her father has last seen. The game begins with the story line of chasing Ashley's father.

Current objectives can be found in the green diary at the bottom left-hand corner, it includes the gathered hints and ongoing update the story plot. If you have no clue for what you need to do, the crystal at bottom right-hand corner will give you hints. It also used to reverse time in specific location for hints and items.

Really, not too bad, and yes I can't say it's a well-made game. Yet, the graphic, hidden objects, puzzles are nice. But in average, it's fine. Get it when it's on sale or bundled.

Although there're areas to be improved︰
  • Map design is simple and crude, player cannot jump to the desired location directly
  • Background music silence for a minute
  • Story plot isn't deep enough, could further explain the crystals' mystery
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
I like good hidden object games, but this isn't any good
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
This to be honest is one of the worst HOGs i have ever played and i have played MANY! :(

slow game play (moving from one area to another is very slow)
buggy (with sometimes unclickable spots).
HO scenes text scroll down when you find an object which confuses sometimes.
repetitive (never seen a HOG that use the same HO scenes as this one).
almost EVERY thing you need to fix or find something for the game says i have to find the missing item, so you have absolutely no idea what kind of things you are looking for which make you spam everything on it without thinking.
map teleportation places are a bit off.
music that gets very annoying in times as it keeps playing the same over and over.
story... well like most HOG not make sense..

3/10 for the game +1 for the cards 4/10

not recommend it
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
A good effort marred by some near-fatal flaws.

Look at the other Steam reviews and you'll notice many of us feel compelled to write a lot about this mediocre game, because it's so FRUSTRATING. You'll see we all had the same impressions.

This is one of those mixed point & click / HOGs. Actually you'll spend less time in HO scenes and more time navigating rooms and interacting with stuff to unlock stuff. Which would be okay, if the developers didn't mess it up.

Usually it's normal to think "hmm, what do I do now?" in adventure games, because there's something we're not remembering. It's part of the fun. But in this game? You'll stay stuck until you click "Hint", and it's the game's fault. (more below)

The good
  • Art is fine, as it is in most HOGs.
  • Music is the best thing about the game, beautiful tracks you won't get tired of.
  • Puzzles are okay. On the casual side. Nothing that will make you pause.
  • Plenty of locations, and a map screen to quickly teleport (this is also a negative, more below.)
  • Thank goodness for that Hint button. Use it liberally, and don't feel bad about it, because the game is designed in a dumb way. (more below)

The bad
  • HO scenes will unlock without any sort of notification, in places where they weren't active before. There's dozens of locations, and at any time any of them can activate a new HO scene. You'll have NO IDEA unless you keep running around checking all the locations... or clicking "Hint". I can't tell you how annoying this is, to doubt yourself as a player. "I can't tell what to do now... is it because I need to remember something? Or is it the game being STUPID again?"
  • For a HO game, the HO scenes are not that many. And you'll be repeating them several times, and hunting the SAME objects. At least other games that make you repeat a HO scene make sure you're hunting a different set of objects each time.
  • Let me repeat once again the general feeling of being lost and confused that accompanies you constantly in this game, and not in a good or fun way. If you manage to push through to the (very abrupt and poor) ending, I'm sure you will be out of any ♥♥♥♥s to give by the end, like I was.
  • There's a map screen to help with all the tedious back and forth between all the locations - but the map only has a handful of places to teleport to, out of more than 20. So you'll still have to click click click through the slow transitions.
  • Story is not really something you look for in HOGs, and it's not strong here either.

This game left me ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off. Mostly because it could have been good. Ah well. Plenty of good HOGs out there. This one sadly not among them.
Thumbs down, I guess.
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