yusef | Added on: January 2, 2012
These Holly games are so amateurish compared to other HOGs that they aren't really worth two for the price of one. I've played both, but most recently the Christmas game, and it immediately reminds me what I don't like about it. In the first level, there is a room full of toys. The instructions are to click on everything that isn't a toy. Huh? Now, is this a toy screwdriver or a real screwdriver? Futhermore, when you do know what you're supposed to be looking for -- which isn't always clear because the English translations are iffy at best -- many of the drawings are hidden within other drawings. They're just not creatively made games. They're not new, either. On the positive side, at least the Christmas one has an interesting story. It's been too long since I played the other one to even remember what it's about except I recall being not at all impressed when I beta-tested it for the developers. And the drawings of the non-game parts are really nice, especially in the Christmas story. But that's not what you spend most of your time looking at. Another neat thing that has become popular with the HOGs is opening and closing cupboards to see what kind of stuff is hidden inside. So, if you love HOGs and a bargain is more important than quality, this would fit the bill. But there are definitely better ones out there, just not so much for holiday season.