ODDLY ENOUGH – PIED PIPER


by ALAWAR GAMES; BIGFISH

Jud’s Game Rating:

Graphics: ****  Player participation (PP) *****  Satisfaction Factor (SF) *****

Frustration Factor (FF) *  Fair Play (FP) ****

This is another cool Game by ALAWAR GAMES  The storyline is intriguing – we get to find out what has happened to the kids after he took them away when the villagers refused to pay him for getting rid of the rats.  The mission is of course to rescue the kids.  The Graphics are great – really colourful, imaginative, well-designed with great attention to detail.  They add to the Fantasy of the Game.

There is the Basic Options, with Expert or Casual Modes to select.  The Game has the usual sparkling areas for the Hidden Objects search sites, with items that are assembled for you once you find the pieces.  These items are then used to unlock, open, repair, complete machinery or door-locks, or break into crates, smash glass, etc throughout the Game to help your progress.  There are the usual Door Puzzles as well that tend to be FF – at least you can Skip them if necessary.

The Tutorial is worth doing in all these Games, not only so that you don’t miss out on some special items that you need to find, but for the actual Gameplay.  Why should you miss out on play just because you already know what to do – the Help does give you all the play instructions anyway.  And on that note – the Hints are not very helpful – they just point you in the direction, and there seem to be no notebook/diary to keep track on info.  There is a Quest/Things-To-Do List though that ticks things off as you reach them.  But it doesn’t actually help.

I liked this Game enough to buy it.  I recommend this Game for all ages.

(C) Copyright  Jud House  8/10/2011

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About judsartwork

I write reviews of Adventure and Hidden Object games that are Crime, Fantasy, SciFi, Renovation, Travel, Quest and/or Mystery by genre. I have a Masters in Writing (2006) and have been writing novels, both crime and fantasy for many years; plus Haiku, verse, and prose both fictional and literary. I am also an artist of modern, Acrylic, textural and hard edge work, underwater, fantasy, expressionist, and Cosmos paintings. I use mixed media (Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastels) in textural Monoprints, finding surprises to expose within each work. Having both an analytical and creative mind has meant that I have strong powers of observation, and the persistence required to follow computer problems through till I solve them. Of course I am not always successful, but am willing to ask for a little help in order to then unlock the main problem myself. My Troubleshooting Blog, 'Problems and Solutions', was the result of my tenacity.
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