Rgalante | Added on: May 22, 2012
I played via Funpass and have to say I wouldn't have brought this and would have been slightly annoyed if I had. Perhaps I'm spoilt by some of the better HO games, but this one seemed a bit rushed to me. I -loved- the idea of it, getting trapped in a world where all the greedy people want their own desires. Yet the puzzles seemed to range from seriously easy to almost impossible without lengthy random guessing (although maybe I missed some of the hints on a couple of the puzzles, it's possible). There's no journal or anything to refer back to, so any codes you get you either have to realise will be a code or skip or play guess work. There didn't seem to be much in the way of inbetween for me. The storyline itself, while interesting wasn't quite enough to keep my interest in the main character who seems to have very little personality given within the concept of the game other than she's a kid who's parents argue. As has already been noted, it's a fairly short game, although I didn't have the "3 clicks and you're penalised" problem that might have been because I stuck to casual rather than difficult. To sum this up, be prepared to either put some time into guess work on occasion or to utilise the skip button or possibly both. I would have liked to give this game a 2 and a half. There were certainly parts that made me smile and sit up and take notice, but a lot of it was either "in your face obvious" or so obscure that there was no logic behind it at all. I'd like to see something like this done again but with a little more thought put into either the puzzles, the storyline or both.Certainly the characters would have benefited from some thought behind them, I would have loved to learn a little more about them and their back stories as they were more interesting to me than the main character.