Reviews and Problems with Arizona Rose and the Pirates' Riddles
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User review by greengem418
2 September 2012
Summary: I too was confused about the category description, but I continued to play it anyway, and found that I enjoyed the mosaic puzzles. I have never played a game like this before - It was refreshing to play something different. The bigger grids made for a better challenge. I only got to the second level on the demo, but I imagine the grids will take up the entire screen once you get to the final level. Looking forward to finishing this game.
Summary: I was tricked into playing this game by the category it was placed in: HOG. But actually this is not a hog (there are a few, but they serve as minigames in between the endless stream of mosaic games. So this game belongs into that category, or in the "others" category, but it is definitely not a HOG. I personally don't like mosaic games, so I gave up very soon indeed.
Summary: I have no idea why this game gets the "Hidden Object" tag here or at other portals, since it's a PUZZLE game all the way. If you love games like Gemsweepers (the best of the genre, so far) and World Mosaics, then this game is for you. It's a Pic-cross game, through and through, but with much prettier graphics than World Mosaics and slightly easier controls and more Power Ups than Gemsweepers. The easiest levels start with 5x5 puzzles, and the hardest are 25x25.
Summary: I tried the game because I was puzzled about the game type. After playing it I have to give the credit to the reviewers which said its a puzzle game mainly. I didn't know what a picross is but starting to play I was like ... oooh ... its the World Mosaics like game :D. The story in the background: you are a treasure hunter hired by a rich man to find antiquities.
Summary: Arizona Rose is a great game and delivers on all fields. From the review it's clear that reviewer didn't get that the game is not in Hidden Object genre, but in Brain Teaser genre. I wonder why after so many levels she still believed it's a HOPA game :D Anyway, Arizona Rose is a picross game with many mini games and some of them are hidden object scenes. The story is very well blended into genre (which is picross puzzles). Everything has it's purpose here.
Summary: I tried this one and was expecting a great pirate treasure hunt; however, what I got was endless mosaic-type puzzles to solve. There are few hidden object scenes but lots of the mosaic puzzles - more than two or three between "levels" - and I'm not a big fan of these to start with, but having to solve repeated puzzles became quite tedious. If this had been billed as a mosaic puzzle game that used HO scenes as "mini game" it would be more correct.
Summary: Just when I thought I was back on track with finding good HOG's to play I hit a roadblock. Arizona Rose starts off promising but end up falling flat! It talks about the infamous pirate Blackbeard. I'm not into pirate folklore so I thought this was the reason this game stunk. Wrong. Dead wrong. Rose is some kind of archaeologist who is trying to please some professor, I forget, and she goes to this island to discover some maps.