Join Amy on an eye-opening search through an ancient family album and learn the secrets of her past in Family Mystery - The Story of Amy. Orphaned while still in infancy, Amy never got to meet her parents and her grandparents never spoke of their past. But when Amy discovers her grandmother's diary and a book of old photographs, she begins a revealing journey into her family's exciting, amusing, and shocking history. Help Amy flip through the pages of her family album, each one featuring masterfully hand-drawn images with cleverly hidden objects. Find the hidden objects to bring each picture to life in stunning color and reveal the stories of 15 of Amy's relatives. Try the free demo version, or download the full unlimited version and enjoy challenging mini-games, a historical, and often humorous, storyline, two great ways to play, and unique gameplay. Family Mystery - The Story of Amy is an engrossing experience that's full of hidden object fun.
Interesting twist on hidden object game. Time taken to change scenes seemed too long though perhaps to make the game seem longer than it actually was! Enjoyable, none the less, with surprise 'twist' at the end
mailman | Added on: April 20, 2012
I enjoyed the game and story line. It requires you take your time to find the outlined objects but 'hint' restores quickly if you use it. It's a good game to play to relax and also use for taking a break from another game in case you think you need one. I agree the multiple choice is easy and you can keep guessing until you get it right. I preferred the 'find the scene' games for the extra hints which I didn't need but got anyway. Some objects were hard to see even with the hint sometimes but I guess that's why it is a HOG!
I am hoping that it does not stop at the end of the album where the twins are born. I cannot go to another contuation of the game to help Amy find her twin. What's wrong or is this all there is, if so the game is lacking an ending.
Mysterya | Added on: March 21, 2013
Overall a nice game. The artwork is excellent and the picture switching from just a pencil sketch to full color after objects found clever. All though some slightly dark and sad parts they were not overly dramatized. Although kid friendly, it could easily frustrated them. The objects to find are hidden in the lines of the picture and require careful looking. However the hint bubble does help though takes its time. The mini games are fun and are not required to complete to continue the story but mainly there to have you earn extra hints.
I applaud GameHouse for trying a new twist on a HOG, but I guess I don't have enough patience to find each shape one-by-one. My clicking everywhere on the panels, the items were found quickly and I could move on. I did like the drawings once they were colorized, but not enough to take my time with them. The whole thing took about 45 minutes to complete. And what about the story line? If you're going to leave it hanging like that, at least produce a sequel!
I found this game to be very boring. After the first scene, I did not want to play any longer, but I did hoping it would get better. It took so long between scenes. I will not be buying this one
jmg1234 | Added on: April 19, 2012
Instead of the traditional HOG, you had these outlined pictures, and the lines of the objects you were trying to find were really blended in with these lines. It was fun that when you found the shapes you were supposed to find that part of the picture would go from plain lines to actual picture color. The way you had to find line shapes within many, many lines made this game more challenging than most HOG games. Also you had games you could play inbetween each scene that was also fun where you could earn 3 more hints. It was very nice you could choose from either question, doodle, or this puzzle mode. Great variety there. Over all a hidden object game, HOG with innovative, and very good quality work put into the developing of it. If you like HOG'S, than deffinitely give this one a try. Story in the end says to be continued, so hopefully this means a sequel's in the works.
As I said in my headline, I'm sorry, but I just didn't like this game. I play a game for fun and I found this one a bit depressing - no bright colors. I do appreciate the drawings but they weren't enough to keep up my interest. And I'm hearing-impaired, so the music may have been beautiful but not for me. I would say - try the game yourself; perhaps you will like it.
Shilo | Added on: April 9, 2012
This is the first HO game I've ever played where I could actually find all of the objects without having to rely on the hints. I have a high degree of pattern recognition. which includes the ability easily see amd compare shapes. Too many HO games say "Find the butterfly." What size is it? What colour? They never say. This game says look for this shape. Although you have the option of trying to find the objects under their descriptions, I would recommend sticking with the shape option if you are spatially oriented. I think this is a great game.
the game was not constructed, poor objectives, not fun, not very interesting.
nanaof11 | Added on: June 26, 2009
I liked the game, but it does run slow between scenes. Could be a little more relaxing if I didn't get bored waiting for the new scenes to load.
sportygal2009 | Added on: April 23, 2010
I totally agree with Suz's review below as I barely made it through the first scene. While this is pretty different from hidden objects I've played before trying to get these 'pencil drawings"to come to life, I found most things difficult to find without using hints. I just could NOT get into this game. The music while trying to play grated on my last nerve. Yep sorry but this game goes under my famous "Stop the madness and cut this off already."
This is the most beautiful game I've ever played! I appreciate the talent that it took to put it together, from the drawings, to the story, to the music (that keeps playing in my mind). One of the few times I've taken time to read the story that goes along with the game! Two of the mini-games are challenging, and even the hint bubbles are fascinating. I didn't want it to end, and I will be watching for the continuation...
Jkvetch | Added on: June 29, 2009
Very nice graphics, but I must agree, this runs very slow. And if you are not middle-aged or didn't pay attention in history class or current events thru the years, you could tune out on the one mini game. The other mini games I thought were meant to dumb-down. But I guess it was an attempt to make it kid freindly. Already deleted it. But it was a good try, that maybe should not have been rushed to production.
Room333 | Added on: July 22, 2009
it doesn't take long to figure out that this game is going to be boring. very easy and no fun!
PipCat | Added on: November 12, 2010
I really did enjoy this game. Finding the objects reminded me of trying to find the name "Nina" in an Al Hirshfeld caricature and kids who read Highlights for Children will find finding the objects very similar. The objects are actually drawn into the black & white pictures and as you find each one the scene is colored in. Some of the objects will require you to use the hint button but it recharges fairly quickly. This is one you should take your time with. The drawings are beautifully rendered and my hat's off to the artist(s) who drew them. A lot of time and thought went into this game so sit back, take your time, and enjoy the story.
With all the mixed reviews and since I loved the Highlights magazine as a kid I decided to give this game a try. What a waste of time I would have been better off watching paint dry. The pictures were nice but after the 3rd or 4th one it became monotonous. The minigames were a joke. No challenge whatsoever. You don't need to be a history buff. The questions were about the pictures and you could try again until you got it right. The storyline was family history with a to be continued twist at the end. Definitely will be skipping that. If you have nothing better to do and you enjoy repetitive boredom give it a try.
I felt it was lacking, the story got a little more interesting towards the end but I wasn't really that entertained
emi1 | Added on: April 22, 2010
well!!!! this is a cool game-never seen anything remotely like it-the pencil drawings seem so undetailed until you start finding the hidden objects-the way the scene begins to color with every item you find is very cool. the story is interesting. i really think this is one to try...