In Nearwood Deluxe, you need to help Jane and Fey defeat the great evil that's threatening Nearwood! The magical land is in danger after Jane's father destroyed the balance. Fix the Clock of Equilibrium and free the Time Keepers to restore the balance and to find out what happened to him. Are you ready for the wonderful hidden object adventure that is Nearwood Deluxe?
travel to a magical land for the quest of a lifetime
I love this game and really hope there will be more like it. I've enjoyed quite a few of the hidden object adventure games, but this one is by far the best. The graphics are beautiful. The music and background sounds are perfect. The story is interesting, and it's fun to travel to the different locations to find various objects. A map is provided, which helps a lot. I also really appreciated the strategy guide that gave the solutions to all the mini game puzzles. If you're not sure you want to try the game, just play long enough to enjoy the opening sequence -you travel a river through a jungle type location, over waterfalls and across fantastical plain. I've never seen anything like it in any other similar type of game. Please ask the developers to do a sequel!
It is different and interesting. I quite liked this game.
anno0406 | Added on: November 25, 2013
I'm surprised over the good review this game has recieved. I thought it was just ok. The story was quite boring and no surprises in the game.
riverwitch | Added on: December 7, 2013
While entertaining, not a good example of an HO game. Filled with puzzles and lots of back and forth. Irritating. Graphics are excellent and story line is good, but if you want to look for items, don't get this game.
moniquewithaq | Added on: November 13, 2013
With my FunPass I was able to play the extended free trial. My only complaint is the bonus level had a bug and kept crashing. Aside from that the game was addictive, exciting and challenging at times. I do not play HO games with sound so I can't review the sounds of the game. But the HO of both list items and shape items were great.Truly enjoyed the game - but would love to get through the bonus level.
redaf | Added on: November 9, 2013
Beautiful graphics, pleasant non intrusive sound track that compliments game play. Good voice acting, original storyline and some intricate but not impossible mini games. You have a map (only drawback is it has to recharge after using once), a side quest of finding little creatures that tell a story that intertwines with your gameplay giving subtle hints of what lies ahead of you, or indicates things you may need to do to accomplish your goals. Hidden objects scenes are finding matching shapes which create an item you need in game play, or items to find and place to complete. Well hidden but clear crisp scenes and a little challenging but not difficult. "Boss" levels a little challenging but fun without frustration. Bonus chapter which really doesn't tie in so much, but is added fun to play. Great game, enjoyed it very much. If you like this one, try Namariel Legends, Tales of Lagoona 2, The Tiny Tale and The heart of Gaia
I truly enjoyed this game. The graphics are outstanding, the story line is engaging and the characters are a lot of fun. The HO scenes were varied and interesting, the mini-games were challenging enough and the flow of the game was really nice. There was a map provided which helped and reduced the running around a bit which is always good. I can't imagine that anyone who likes HO's wouldn't like this game.
SpookyMH | Added on: November 20, 2013
I loved this game. It has lots of puzzles, more so than HO, but the story was very engaging. The graphics were fantastic. I loved it so much I couldn't stop playing. When I finished the game I thought it was so amazing I played it all over again. Well worth the money. I hope there is a sequel planned!
31213448 | Added on: November 13, 2013
This is a beautiful and fun game. My 6 year old daughter and I both played it at different times. I finished in 2 days and she finished in 3 days. We both loved it and it as nice and long. I hate when some games are over and i want more to come. A+
tamryn | Added on: November 11, 2013
I can't think of a thing that's lacking with this game. I left the music on for the entire game which I rarely do. The Graphics are outstanding. I loved watching scenery while game was loading scene. The voices fit the characters and it's optional on how much help you want. Many times I feel fantasy games have convoluted story lines but not with this game.
jkjennings | Added on: November 11, 2013
When I started this game I thought it was going to be easy because there were lots of mythical characters and cute animals, but no, this was very challenging. Lots of different scenes and the graphics were great. The hint puzzle helped to find your way; there was a map but it was good for only one scene, and then had to recharge. And my favorite - a guide to refer to if you really got lost. I had failed to pick a crescent and was able to find my mistake in the guide, which allowed me to go on with the game. Not familial with MagicIndie who made this game, but keep them coming.
This was a good game. You moved pretty quickly between scenes (very little lag) and the graphics were very good. The story line was also good and didn't need much help to figure out where to go next. The puzzles were pretty good. Overall, I definitely recommend this game.
33214680 | Added on: February 10, 2014
I was disappointed with this game as it was under the Hidden Object genre. I found the hidden objects were very sparse and not really hidden object, more like hidden shapes. I found it a bit difficult to follow where it was going. For a Platinum edition, I was expecting great things. The graphics were really good, but that is all I can give credit for.
41648872 | Added on: February 7, 2014
This game is not really a "hidden object" game. I normally do enjoy some other puzzles and searching for the next object type thing.. but this one was toooo much back and forth with no real sense of it feeling right. Just felt a bit aimless most of the time. I was not happy...I think I was just expecting more from a Platinum Edition game...I would not have even liked this one as a regular game...probably not even free.
great HOs! great puzzles! beautiful scenes! great story! Best game in a long time!
31028017 | Added on: January 8, 2014
Great Game. Lots of puzzles during game as well as hidden object games. Excellent graphics. One of the best games of this genre I have played.
30612114 | Added on: November 13, 2013
Everything about this game is wonderful. The graphics are sharp, the voice acting is well done, and the music is lovely. The setting is fantasy with a very interesting story. The HOG screens use shapes instead of words (very few of them), and good puzzles ... some easy, some hard. From the very beginning upon entering the game, the background scene is a detailed twisty fly through a beautiful environment mostly at water level. Upon starting the game, you are drawn in to the story and the fantasy environment. There is a hint button, world map with areas of interest marked, and a detailed walk-through guide if you can't figure it out. I did not need to use it. This is well worth the money, and is detailed enough to want to play again. I highly recommend it.
Loved the attention to detail. The graphics were gorgeous and the storyline was quite engaging. The mini games were not too tough. Hope to see more games like this on Gamehouse. Thank you!
gameadict | Added on: November 11, 2013
Beautiful graphics. A game that you will play again and again. Surprising charactors. Bravo on the workmanship!
blinkers80 | Added on: November 13, 2013
Who needs to go to the movies with games like this coming out. The graphics are outstanding. This game is like a good meal, savouring every bit and don't want it to end. Some of the puzzles are a little difficult for me but the guide helps quite a bit. For me the introduction at the beginning just blew me away. I wish I had the screensaver to it. Just watching as the camera takes us on a journey through the countryside and then follow the stream to the waterfall, through a desert with bones from prehistoric past that the camera takes us through, to the cliff tops and drop down to the deep vegetation along the banks. Wow! Then the game itself takes us on a journey through magnificent scenery. I can't add any more than the five star reviews already given.