TIME CHRONICLES – THE MISSING MONA LISA


by SELECTSOFT; OCEAN MEDIA; BIGFISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

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

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

HATED IT

That may seem a bit strong.  But in comparison to the last game, GUARDIANS OF MAGIC: AMANDA’S AWAKENING, and subsequent blog, it was my reaction.  What a contrast.  There were lengthy and complicated Instructions – of which I made copious notes – through the opening Play, after the setting of the Profile, which included the Casual or Normal Game Mode Choice.  I think that perhaps it locked in Normal instead of Casual because the stupid game was Timed!  I hate that!  The Graphics were blurry especially in the Hidden Object sites, and some of the HOs were tiny!  I hate that!

While the concept sounded good, by the time I got to the game itself, I was ‘Over it’.  Check it out by all means.  It’s a basic HO with what should have been a SCiFi twist that failed.  Yujjo!

Jud House 5/10/2012

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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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