I have finally reached the point where I just want to make a list of games that I have rejected. Most of them are for similar reasons – they are all YUJJO aka yukko aka yukky aka yuk, gross, erky, etc – you get the idea.
Their Graphics are too blurry.
- They are boring.
- They are tedious.
- They are timed-only games.
- They are Free to Play – NOT!
- Their storyline is inane, or not engaging nor integrated in the gameplay.
- Their gameplay is repetitive.
- Their music is annoying, repetitive, or wrong for the game style.
- They have a really high Frustration Factor (FF).
- Over-clicking punishment.
- Does too much automatically, so low Player Participation (PP).
Basically they fail to satisfy me for various reasons, and I usually know fairly quickly that it’s a reject. Some games are by a particular producer, though they are scattered throughout those as well – even the best game producer and designer can put out a rubbish game occasionally. I’ll try to keep their details brief as the list is long.
DISCOVERY – A SEEK AND FIND ADVENTURE – Mumbo Jumbo Games
This gets the YUJJO AWARD! All I wrote in my notes was YUJJO!!! Followed by DELETE!
UNLIKELY SUSPECTS – Mumbo Jumbo Games; Premium Casual Games
Items too small; only magnify one at a time; Graphics could be clearer. Bored. Unimpressed. DELETE!
HAIKU JOURNEY – Mumbo Jumbo Games
Faulty!!! Wouldn’t close so I could uninstall and retry. I had to Shut Down the computer and reopen it so that I could then uninstall the game. I didn’t bother trying a re-download.
LUXOR ADVENTURES – BigFish Games
This showed promise, but didn’t deliver – Hidden Objects were too small, hard to see due to blending into the background; blurry Graphics; no hand to pick up Items though cog-wheel hotspot shown. Interesting story possibly, with crossword puzzle clues for HO sites.
THE CROSS FORMULA – Kat Games
Not one of their successes. This game is a bit of a pain; Puzzles had to be done as there were very few Skips; clumsy navigation/mouse Controls; storyline disjointed with subject a bit weird.
PAHELIKA – REVOLATIONS – ironcode gaming
While I haven’t Deleted this game yet, I still probably will. It is very frustrating FF *****; no Hints; no Notebook so you must keep notes; dark Graphics creating poor visibility; needs the Walkthrough (available in Sales page on BigFish – add to your Favourites) as did the original PAHELIKA game.
FALLEN – THE FLOWERS OF EVIL – taba games
Though you have a choice between doing the HO site or a Puzzle, the story isn’t engaging. The player just goes through the motions of looking for things. Graphics could be clearer, especially in HO sites.
THE PRINCESS CASE – A ROYAL SCOOP – Microids Games for Life
Over-clicking punishment!! Get into the 21st century please – it’s inappropriate. Also story gross – you are Paparazzi. YUJJO! DELETED.
BETWEEN THE WORLDS II – THE PYRAMID – Puppet Life
Very little help; punishment for overclicking – really annoying; not user friendly navigation or controls; play is stilted, jerky, FF ***; becomes boring really quickly. You lose interest and disconnect from the story almost from the outset.
BETWEEN THE WORLDS III – THE HEART OF THE WORLD – Puppet Life
Though this has great SciFi Graphics the gameplay is not helpful; the HOs are blurred over some Items; it automatically does things for you causing confusion, so you feel that you missed a step; jumps you from scene to scene without your control; automatically collects power as you do HOs sites; and spends too long in the cut scenes.
WEB OF DECEIT – BLACK WIDOW – BLAM Games
No information for the Puzzles; dark gloomy Graphics; little story or gameplay information; spiders YUJJO!
THE MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK II – BLACKLORE – BC Soft Games
Quite interesting game spoiled by gloomy, grey, blurry Graphics with small HOs .
MYSTERY OF UNICORN CASTLE – Meridian Game Development 93
Don’t think much of it. Not full screen; opening sequence in pics and text; Graphics too blurry; HOs too small. Timed!!
VOODOO WHISPERER – CURSE OF A LEGEND – GOGii Publishing; FunWitch
PATHFINDERS – LOST AT SEA – ERS-G-Studio
Graphics could be clearer; HOs too small! Over-clicking punishment!! Intrusive Music, repetitive and annoying.
MYSTERIOUS TRAVEL – THE MAGIC DIARY – ERS-G-Studio
Mini games; HO sites; magnifying glass for small HOs – this helps but game is boring!!
NIGHTFALL MYSTERIES – ASYLUM CONSPIRACY – Vasi Studios
Erk! Player profile is as a patient! You collect audio tapes as you go – creepy! Could be clearer. All dolls’ eyes follow your cursor. Over-clicking punishment!!
HIDDEN WONDERS OF THE DEPTHS – ERS-G-Studio
Timed game!! Match 3; find pairs; collect coins; collapse game; jigsaws – fun for kids. Crab makes silly noises; irritating timing noise as you run out of time – boring for adults. I hate timed games!
MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE DISCIPLES OF LOKI
I recommend that, if you like the sound of any of these, you play a free trial. You may like what I hate. Gaming is personal.
Jud House 11/04/2013
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