Top critical review
not fun annoying. game plays it for you
on May 18, 2015
this game sets out to disappoint both HO and adventure gamers. the HO puzzles are lackluster and too small to see on kindle screen for there is no zoom function. you end up just tapping randomly just slow enough to avoid the penalty in order to just hope to get an object found as you cant see what anything is. literally, you just cant make out what the items are.
the adventure aspect of the game is TOTALLY ruined by arrows and magnifers and freaking sparkles pointing to every hotspot exit and item. WITHOUT you even asking for it. so basically the game tells you exactly where to go where to click and what to do every step of the way. there is no option to turn off these annoying hints.
the journal also insists on strobing and flashing for every new action. to clear the strobe you have to open the dumb thing up. so take two steps...strobe flash clear...two steps more...strobe flash clear...repeat and so on.
The good bits:
graphics are very nice and the setting is novel. I give points to the devs for making original puzzles out of the usual sort, match solve variety employed extensively by this company. The story was intriguing as well. they made every effort to make a different kind of point and click game and would have pulled it off if they had enabled zoom for HO, and gave the option to turn off the constant hints and hand holding.
I would be pissed if I had paid for it but it was free app for the day.