Summary: This game is: Addictive, Good Replay, Original, Good Value I had gotten bored with HOG games, very "same same" - but downloaded this one on a lark, and was wonderfully suprised how different and fun it was. The graffics were wonderful. I liked the idea of having the items and then having to place them, rather than looking for obscure bits and pieces. The humour in this was subtle and delightful as well. Pirate lizards etc.
Summary: A lighthearted game that was a good break from some of the macabre games I've been playing. The game objects were well drawn so no eye strain - much appreciated. Ran around a lot trying to remember where everything was - after awhile it became easier. Recommend this game.
Summary: I see I'm a bit late joining in this party. Bottom line..game is fun. As you've already read and/or played it's a HOG like in reverse. The sly clues are rather humorous and for me that part was not as easy as it seemed going in. The few mini-games were very simple which was a plus 'cause I really wanted to get back to the task at hand. All was fine and it's one of a handful of games that I was sad when it was over.
Summary: What a great and original game! You receive a phone call in the beginning of the game from a famous author who has misplaced all of his novels (and their plots) and needs you to come to his mansion, travel to a special magical place and help him to resolve these. Most of the game plays like an adventure game with puzzles to solve in each room, each puzzle you solve leads you toward solving the next, etc. What is different in this game are scenes you play per room.
Summary: I enjoyed playing this game. I found it to be fairly simple but liked putting the things together . The first time I played I got about half way and it suddenly would not let me play anymore so I had to uninstall and start with a new name? don't know why it did that but it did. The second time it went fine. The only complaint is it seemed kind of an abrupt ending, I realize there was a part 2 coming out, but it still could have been a little less abrupt.
Summary: An enjoyable variation of the usual HOG; deducing where to place the objects was occasionally puzzling but mainly humourous due to the descriptions. I expected more plot due to the reviews but perhaps I mis-interpreted other peoples comments. I liked not having a timer as I could then take my time & appreciate the excellent detailed drawing. I would have preferred more acting occurring throughout the game - not just at the beginning & end but that's a very minor niggle.
Summary: I can see that children and school teachers could enjoy this game due to the emphasis on creative story-telling. Personally, I was looking for a magical adventure with problem solving and lateral thinking, and thought from the description and other reviews that this could be it. It wasn't (absolutely no sense of adventure whatsoever.) The whole thing takes about 3 hours and is repetitive and boring.
Summary: Really enjoyed the new take on the HoG genre. Placing the objects became really fun and I laughed a few times at the object descriptions (the "Baseball of Doom" for instance). The graphics were beautifully done and some of the scenes made me wish there was a story that went along with them. The puzzles were really easy to understand (except for the one to open the potion door) and I really enjoyed the different levels and chapters and the way everything was split up.