Vidar is a particularly bleak RPG/Puzzler that puts players in the role of a mysterious stranger who arrives at a village a month into an ongoing tragedy. As if the harsh winter weren’t bad enough, a terrifying beast has been awakened in the caves beneath the town, and one of the villagers is taken each night. It’s up to the player to get to know the townspeople, attempt to solve their problems, and hopefully find the origin of the town’s curse in the catacombs deep below.
So take the title with a grain of salt. In the first place, I’m relatively certain that whatever happened in Kisilova, there were fewer sliding block puzzles involved than the game would suggest. Still, the game presents an intriguing premise – people are dying in a remote village, vampires are […]
Beyond objects. The bane of my existence. That’s what they’re called here, anyhow – I’m referring to the annoying game that some developers play on their customers, putting in special items on each of their game’s screens, little objects that transform subtly in the background. Find them all for a bonus! […]
Of course there’s a Golem. How could there not be a Golem, with a title like that? Taking on the role of a young woman who’s just come into an inheritance upon a distant relative’s death, player will find themselves scouring a few locations thoroughly as they search for clues […]
Christmas Adventure: Candy Storm has the honor of being the smallest hidden object game I’ve ever played. Not that it’s especially short – at around 2 hours, it takes a normal amount of time to complete the game, it’s just that the whole thing takes place in just four different […]
Set in and around a tourist park deep in the woods of eastern Europe, Eventide casts players as a botanist attempting to help out her grandmother by using her expertise to help preserve an ancient and mystical flower. This leads her on a journey through an ancient forest populated by […]
As the second game covered in my ‘Hidden Object Drinking Game’ series, my memories of this one are a little muddy, so please bear with me on some of the finer points. The game concerns a woman (a reporter, maybe?) whose father or grandfather (definitely one of those) has an […]
So, how does the most-adapted character in history/fiction work in the world of Hidden Object Games? Not too shabbily, as it turns out. Robin’s Quest is a hybrid adventure/HOG, as it puts more focus on puzzle solving and world manipulation than simple object hunting gameplay. That, and it introduces a […]