by GAME MILL ENTERTAINMENT; GUNNAR GAMES; BIGFISH GAMES
Jud’s Game Rating:
Frustration Factor (FF) *** Fair Play (FP) *** Tedium Factor (TF) ***
What was intended as a relaxing vacation to Savannah, Georgia for Claire Donnelly, quickly turned into one of adventure and mystery! Upon her arrival, Claire started experiencing unusual visions, which grew to vivid depictions of evil forces living among the citizens of Savannah. Help Claire explain these terrifying visions in Hidden Mysteries: Vampire’s Secrets, a dark Hidden Object Adventure game. (BigFish Sales Blurb)
As you can see, I have rejected this game. It’s a shame as I usually like Hidden Mysteries games, and have bought a couple of them. But this one annoyed me from start to Exit! The Graphics are so dark you can barely see what you are doing or looking for. Despite the AutoTutorial this game leaves you floundering around a little too much. There is a Map, but not accessible from the screen – only as it pops up to move you to another building.
The Puzzles give very basic instructions, causing FF, TF and time-wasting. The Inventory changes to the List bar for the Hidden Object sites. I hadn’t even played for half an hour before I wrote: ‘I’m a bit bored – quit for now!’
See what you think. Try the free hour trial – you may disagree with me.
Jud House 8/12/2012
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