Summary: No apologies - I thought this one sucked. The HOGs are poorly executed graphics with obscurity favored over clarity - you need to consult with the "book" to find out what the heck a plant is supposed to look like, and it is unclear throughout where you are supposed to go and what you are supposed to do when you get there, assuming you are in the right place at all. Doesn't appeal to me to collect bits for a spell over and over and over and over.
Summary: Very nice HOG-Adventure. Yes, it is a bit on the short side but the visuals are great and the musical score is also very well done. My favorite puzzles were the ones where you have to build a sentence with spoken fragments. As a non-english person I found them tricky but also very fun.
Summary: 4.5 stars actually but the rating system doesn't allow for half-stars. The HOG scenes are vivid, excellently colored, and objects are sized well enough you don't need a microscope to find them. The story is engrossing; dark without being exaggerated or gross. I only wish it could've been longer. I finished the game in three hours.
Summary: O dear. I just didn't like it - I made the first potion but after I found myself presented for the third time with the exact same flower bed scene to scrounge around for yet more hidden objects, I just uninstalled the game. Judging from the other reviews here, if you finish it, it is probably a good intro to HOG. And at least it has some puzzles so not as boring as straight HOG, but HOGs are definitely not my favorite type game.
Summary: I may be late to this particular party but still believe it’s worth adding my kudos for the unbelievable production detail given this perfectly spooky, utterly fun adventure/HOG game. Besides the beautiful artwork and intuitive yet challenging gameplay, the storyline is interesting and the puzzles fit the game very well. The music and especially the voice talent are as good as you’ll find in games today.
Summary: Long story short - I loved it! The graphics were gorgeous. The game play flowed easily from scene to scene since it was fairly intuitive and smooth. The HOG scenes were junkpile-esque, but they weren't overly crowded so they were only moderately difficult. The puzzles fit right into the storyline and didn't drag you away from it once.
Summary: Quite an enjoyable game - would have given it 4.5 stars as it isn't quiter as good as some others I have played, but it does have a nice mix of HOG and puzzle. The puzzles are a bit too simple and could be made more complex. Also the HOG scenes do repeat a bit and you end up finding the same object in the same scene a couple of times in some instances. Storyline was dark as were a lot of the scenes but overall a good game.