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.
User reviews: Mixed (302 reviews) - 49% of the 302 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
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Find 3 crystals and the game ends

Pro:
OK art
steam cards
has full screen - windowed toggle

Con:
short
story kinda sucks
no extras

Overall:
5/10 +1 cards, -1 short, -1 story = 4/10

Well the game is short, which is good since I don't care for the story. If you can get it cheap and like short hidden object games grab it. If you like good hidden object games, keep looking.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
It's not bad at all!

Although dev could put more effort on making a detailed map, music slience for a minute, story plot isn't deep. Yet, the hidden objects and puzzles are nice.

Really, not too bad, and yes I can't say it's a well-made game. But in average, it's fine. Get it when it's on sale or bundled.
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