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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