Reviews and Problems with Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey
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User review by sotong
4 March 2012
Summary: Didn't like this game. Quite boring and slow really. I remember the books and even a TV program and they were fun and interesting when I was a kid. But no longer. This game is for kids but with the plethora of games for PC, smartphone, handheld, console and choices these days I doubt the kids will even consider it. It has way passed it's time.
Summary: I had only heard of Waldo. I had never even seen one of the books. Reviewers often get google-eyed from how a game looks and neglect to give credit (or discredit) to the single most important element in a game: the FUN factor. If a game is not fun-friendly it doesn't matter how great it looks (you can always do a picture search on Google if you want to see great images!!!
Summary: This is such a sweet adventure back in time to Waldo's heyday. I remember all of these images from my days pouring over the Waldo books - a pastime that I'm sure helped contribute to my love of HOGs today! The added animations and little multiple items (mushrooms or fish or what have you) are cute additions to the classic Waldo artwork, which is otherwise identical to the original. I actually think this game bears some potential for replayability.
Summary: While true to the book and having great voice acting, there were several flaws that really kept this from being a great game. In normal play mode, the timer went way too fast and if you did not succeed in finding all the items while still having 3 stars left (this is how the timer works - with a count down of stars) then you have to do the level over and over again. There is no option to skip a level as in some HOGs.