JESSICA – Secret of the Caribbean


by gfi; WATERFALL INTERACTIVE; BIGFISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

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

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

This game is okay, but after the initial clear Graphics, they became murky for the Hidden Object (HO) sites, with an occasional exception.  So I got fed up really quickly with trying to find HOs in the gloom. TF  Also these were scaled to fit the scene, re apparent distance from the viewer – always a mistake.  The ones close up are okay but those in the distance are to small to see.   Some were almost hidden off the screen – always a bad idea as it is not FP.

The Jigsaws were good, and frequent, but some of the other Puzzles were obscure, poorly defined so that some were impossible to play – cut and join wires is not enough of a directive if the tools provided don’t move them!  The comic-strip story was incidental to the game and didn’t really provide continuity.

Could have been good, but thumbs down from me.

(C) Copyright Jud House 3/11/2011

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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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