Reveal treacherous plans to let true love shine in Secret Diaries - Florence Ashford, a romantic mystery full of wonder and amazement.
The young countess Florence Ashford is sent to marry Marquis Henry Bucklebury after her parents fear that their wealth is lost. The romantic promise of marrying a handsome nobleman flutters her heart, yet when she arrives, she begins receiving cryptic messages that all is not as it seems. Deception is afoot, and now Florence must reveal the actual truth before dastardly plans bind her to treachery.
Join Florence in this adventurous romance as she discovers the secrets of Bucklebury manor. Search the premises to learn the truth found in secret rooms, lush gardens, and grand halls. Solve countless puzzles, play entertaining mini-games, and meet both wonderful and devious characters. Each clue provides valuable information not only to reveal this deception, but also brings you closer to discovering her true love.
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Deception is afoot in this intriguing Hidden Object romance.
Help a young countess reveal dastardly plans before she is bound to treachery.
Search Bucklebury manor's secret rooms, lush gardens, and grand halls for clues.
Solve countless puzzles and meet both wonderful and devious characters.
This is a nice straightforward HOG which would probably appeal more to kids, (or big kids!). The graphics are simple, but very nice to look at and the HOs are easy enough to find, without being ridiculously obvious. Although it probably might be a bit difficult for some kids, I do think that 10-12 year olds could manage it on easy mode. I do agree that for adults, you need to play it at expert mode or you'll get a bit bored. I played it through on the easy level first, and actually found it very pleasant at that level, if you are in a mood where you don't want to be challenged too much. I did like the mini games, although a lot of them were old standards, but nicely done and they did fit in with the storyline. I also liked the music for the most part, although here and there it was a bit repetitive and I turned it down. It was very in keeping with the period though. It was a really sweet storyline and I found myself going 'Ahhhh', a few times, although the hero is a bit of a drip, who looks as if he needs a hair cut. One small gripe is that the skip button did seem to take a long while to charge and it might have been nice if there had been a progress bar, so that you could see how long you had to go for it to become active. Really though, a very enjoyable game for lazy days.
The game has maybe 5 hidden object scenes and lots of little very easy to solve puzzles. Matching and those slide puzzles. There is text at the top that always tells you what your objective is. It's a short game maybe 2 hours.
TnTexas | Added on: November 15, 2010
Finished this game a few days ago; and for what little it may be worth, here's what I thought: Overall Impression: An average, iHOG/Adventure blend - nothing outstanding about it; nothing horrendously horrible, just average Media Description: The scenes were pretty, bright and clear. The only complaint I had was that part of the bodice of Florence's dress seemed to be standing out in front of her instead of being attached to the dress. That was always distracting whenever she was onscreen. The music was light and airy - all the time, which was unfortunate because there were times it really needed to be a bit darker/heavier in order to support the storyline. Storyline: was ok overall, but it felt a bit disjointed at times. The "instant love" part made me laugh, but that's just me. Those kinds of things always make me laugh. I'm a bit too cynical to really appreciate them. Gameplay: The game can be played in two modes - casual and expert. I chose the casual mode. In that one, active areas are pointed out as soon as you enter a room so there's not a whole lot of independent exploring to do. Although you travel from room to room, the gameplay itself is a bit linear requiring you to complete some things before you can do others. HOG Scenes: If I'm remembering correctly, the HOG scenes are more busy rooms than junkpiles, and are relatively easy. I don't remember there being any kind of penalty for misclicks, but that doesn't mean there wasn't one. It could just mean it wasn't memorable enough to stand out in my mind. Minigames/puzzles: The minigames fit into the storyline for the most part. I don't remember having any trouble with any of them. Hints: The hints are unlimited, but they do take a few seconds to refill. Will Probably Appeal to: Those who like light, iHOG/Adventure blends and games romantic themes Will Probably Not Appeal to: Those who prefer straight HOGs, games that are dark and spooky, or independent exploration in their games ('cause I think I heard somewhere that the expert mode does quite a bit of handholding as well)
This game is beautiful, but like the heroine, empty headed. The hidden object scenes are few, and in the casual mode, the game holds your hand and shows what to do next every time. It is only around 2 hours of game play. Good for newbies, but way too short to be satisfying for seasoned players.
SUZsaysHi | Added on: November 3, 2010
This game is definately not one of my favorites. The music about drove me crazy, the storyline is ok but I hate to go from room to room over and over. It gets boring. HOs when there are some are easy to find. I would not purchase this game.
sjbrsb | Added on: November 2, 2010
It took only one and half hours to finish this game. It is a great game for kids.
devi | Added on: November 4, 2010
Game was cute, easy, very kid-friendly. Teens will love this one.
Lisa522 | Added on: November 8, 2010
I thought the game was decent - purchased it tonight. It's got very pretty graphics, is definitely a girly girl's game. Takes place in (I would imagine) the early 1900's in what appears to be the Edwardian era. The main character is is planning on marrying a man she has never met, that she is sure will benefit her family and relieve their debts. She travels to his mansion to meet him and finds that all is not as it seems. The story is fairly predictable, the music is simplistic but gets annoying fairly quick as it is a short loop that replays. Thankfully the music changes depending on where you are in the game. The scenes are quite lovely, the mansion is very beautiful. You get to do a lot of period things such as creating sealing wax or gussying yourself up with antique hair jewels, dressing antique dolls, etc. As I said, this is a girly girl's game... which definitely was something I enjoyed. What a nice change from all the gloom & doom of most of the games nowadays. One thing I didn't care for in the game is that in "normal" mode, every single answer is given to you instantly. I deleted my profile, restarted choosing "expert" mode, which gives you a little more leeway, but even then there are very blunt hints along the top of the screen. This game is not very challenging because of that. The hidden object scenes of which there are not all that many alternate between very obvious items and very well camouflaged items. This would be a good game to play if you are looking for a romantic or girlish type of game, if you enjoy this time period or if you just want the eye candy of the beautiful scenes. If you are a die-hard adventure gamer looking for challenge and excitement, you'll probably want to pass this one by.
This games was fun with a good story line, but it was very easy and short. I liked the mini games, but it was just over really fast. I wish it would have went on a lot longer.
Kath123 | Added on: November 5, 2010
I really enjoyed this game. You really should play it on expert level. The easy level was WAY TOO EASY! You didn't have to think at all on the easy level! Trust me, the expert level wasn't that difficult. Just a nice game, good puzzles. Enjoyable!!
kesay17 | Added on: November 3, 2010
This game would be good for a teenager. It is very easy to play, has enough clues as what to do next & where to go. The mini-games are easy enough that you would not get frustrated. The story would be more in line with a teen that likes a romance story. It did not take long to complete the entire game & was glad I am a FunPass owner cause I would be very disappointed if I paid for this one.
sameyers | Added on: November 16, 2010
This is a very sweet, "girly" game. I enjoyed the mini games, such as dressing a doll and fixing piano strings. There isn't much challenge to the game, except figuring out what to do in some of the mini games. Once figured out, the games were fairly easy. The story is nice and the graphics are beautiful. Overall, I did enjoy the game.