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 […]
Jamming to the sounds of nature
HIGH The audio design is absolutely on point
LOW A few puzzles require too much walking between areas
WTF Lengthy memorization puzzles can be challenging
Tap 'n Slash
HIGH Managing to save up enough lanterns to be able to skip five levels before the last boss.
LOW Starting a level surrounded by deadly traps on tiles that wind up containing monsters.
WTF Yes, that certainly is an evil cow.
Multiplayers act like they forgot about Dreii
HIGH The game creates (and requires) a tremendous amount of teamwork.
LOW The physics are too slippery to build some of the tougher towers.
WTF The dreadful wind and rain.
This one was a bit of a puzzle, because elements beyond its control had me going in with expectations far higher than the game could have possibly achieved. I'll explain. There's a game called 'Infected: Twin Vaccine'. It's the second-best HOG ever made, right after Campfire Legends: The Babysitter. […]
That's two games in a row that have just blown me away. Inspired by the high quality of the Grim Legends 3 beta, I resolved to check out the series it's the third entry in, and that has proved to be an incredibly fruitful decision. Song of the Dark Swan […]