Reviews and Problems with Hidden Expedition: The Uncharted Islands
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User review by boochie54
30 October 2011
Summary: Today I heard the sound of hell freezing over: I actually was relieved to see a straight-up HO scene. This game doesn’t give you many chances to sit back and relax; there are constant surprises that keep you wondering what’s next. A simple box becomes a multi-leveled puzzle. Suddenly a scene panoramas on you. A chicken become critical to solving a mini-game. There’s some serious creativity going on here by the developers.
Summary: I avoided this game because I was afraid it was going to be HO scenes barely strung together with a thin plot. I actually enjoyed it immensely because there was much more adventure/puzzle to it than I'd anticipated. The scenery isn't just beautiful, it's very creative. I love the little boy's WWII bomber treehouse (wish he'd been around to build me one), and the tongue-in-cheek villainy of Undertow.
Summary: I put this game aside for almost a month before completing it. Not that it was bad but there were other eye catching titles that came out around the same time. I think this is the fifth in the Expedition series by BFG and being the game selling giant, they seem to do their homework pretty well in trying to improve their own games from what others get criticized for.
Summary: (Disclaimer--have played about an hour or so) Those of us who are BFG HE fans waited a long time for this sequel. As a BFG reviewer said, it came in "under the radar" and surprised all of us (including BFG's predictor, Mudrock, apparently). I was overjoyed at first, but the joy has kinda faded with game time. Beautiful opening screen, good Options Menu with all the right choices.