Travel between surreal parallel worlds to reunite a brother and sister in The Otherside - Realm of Eons Deluxe, a wonderfully spooky adventure. Miranda receives an anonymous package containing a bizarre book that inadvertently draws her into a fantastic world. Now, she must travel back and forth between worlds to fulfill her promise of reuniting a girl with her brother.
solve the riddles of a spectral world in this superb hidden object journey
help Miranda fulfill her promise of reuniting brother and sister in 25 surreal locations
search for and combine various items to create tools that will further your quest
enjoy over 10 fun types of mini-games including tricky puzzles
This game seems to have slipped under the radar, yet it is one of the best games of its type that I’ve seen. Bear with me while I list just a few of the reasons I am so impressed. 1. Clearly designed to appeal to young players, it is bright and colourful, has wonderfully imaginative graphics, and straightforward gameplay. I’m a grownup, but I really enjoyed the visuals. And I loved the bear. 2. It offers lots of variety. In one scene, you are required to find a number of listed objects, followed by a number of pictured objects, followed by 15 of one item, and probably a simple puzzle or two, all in scenes within the scene. 3. Each of these objectives is clearly stated, active areas within the scene are highlighted, and all hold together with the simple but interesting story. 4. The simple and somewhat ‘childish’ dialogue nevertheless keeps everything clear and can be skipped if you want. 5. The story took a while to get me in, but when you find yourself feeling the need to hurry because the bear’s in trouble, you know you’re hooked. This is a refreshingly different HO game, suitable for 8-80 yr olds. Give it a trial.
Based on reviews I bought this game instead of doing the free trial. That will teach me. It is far too easy. The hidden objects are not hidden at all. You don't even need a hint button with this game. Graphics are just OK. Storyline is a bit dull. Overall I'd say it was pretty lame.
Harlowe1962 | Added on: May 6, 2011
I really enjoyed this game. I had one really frustrating moment but I went to the Gamehouse forums and found a hint posted by another gamer and the problem was solved. Very satisfying ending as well. A very fun game!
sportygal2009 | Added on: November 15, 2010
I'll start by saying if you are looking for a game that is very challenging, well this is very far from that and you will be disappointed. I'll also say that I'm highly surpised I liked this game because normally I can't stand games with the "sparkles" showing you what to do but I honestly really enjoyed this game A LOT. Most would label this game as a kids and/or beginner to the HOG's. Well I guess I'm a big kid as I'll be 39 in just a few days here (yeah pushing the 40 here... LOL) and like I said, enjoyed this game however I'm not a beginner to the HOG's because I'm a die hard fan of the HOG's. Sometimes I like a game more on the relaxing side that is fun and don't have to "think" a whole lot and well this game has done it for me even with them sparkles. LOL! I loved the characters especially the mischievous Teddy Bear Jovie- cute but quite the little "devil" so to speak. LOL! I also enjoyed the story as I was hooked right from the get go and all the way to the end about a lady named Miranda that is trying to help reunite brother and sister. You travel 25 chapters between surreal parallel worlds. The objects you have to find which isn't a word list by the way like in most games as it shows you a picture of what you have to find. The screen will even sparkle showing you the location to find the items and then you have to fit it back into the scene which again will sparkle so no "rocket science" here so to speak. I did have to use a few hints because as one review mentions sometimes it will show you the exact what you have to find however sometimes "similiar" to the item pictured. Took me a bit to catch on to that to look for "similiar" and not the exact item. Hint button pretty good on recharging. The game also has mini games which I found to be very easy however can be skipped and button seems to be available pretty quick. So if you are looking for a game for your kid, something more on the relaxing side or just want to be a "big kid" like me well this is the game. I highly recommend this one. 5 stars all the way in my book.
It took me a while to get into this game but once I did I did not want to stop playing. Graphics and storyline are good. It is not a normal HO game, you have to go to other places and move objects around to find the HOs. Mini games are pretty easy and fun. There are plenty of instructions and hints. I like playing a fairly easy game once in a while.
bev102 | Added on: November 25, 2011
Only had a few glishes and I tried to reload after they said they had repaired them but had to use another gamers advise because their solution did't work. But all in all I enjoyed!!!!!!
pgillenw | Added on: November 1, 2010
This is a great game to entertain your child. The graphics are very good. Locating hidden objects is not difficult. The game requires the player to follow directions and to learn to be intuitive. For example one scene requires locating parts for a computer and the puzzle is to assemble found objects in the CPU. Puzzle's are not difficult however the child will work a little to solve. Reading and observation is key. The adult may wish to play however I believe you would find it to easy. If you are not sure if it is truly kid friendly recommend the adult give it a try and decide for them self. A teenager may find the game easy and more suitable for a youngster. Hints are available with no penalties except for a recharge before using another one. I felt the story line was well developed for the genre of a hidden object game.
This HOG is a good game for the younger set. It is too easy for an adult unless of course you are a beginner to HOG. The story is cute and the graphics are well done, but the objects and mini games are very easy to find and complete.
hankysis3 | Added on: June 14, 2011
This is a good beginner Hidden Object game. The items are easy to find, and the mini games are fun and are actually a little tougher. I especially liked the vehicle mini game that had you go backwards to get to the finish - clever! I wished it had ended sooner, since it seemed to get repetious towards the end. If you like lots of story, this game will satisfy that craving. The music was light when it should have been and then dramatic when the "bad" monster shows. If you want a game that will just let you take your time and require using very few hints, this one is for you too.
It had a good story line and graphics. Ended a little abruptly-maybe a sequel is in the works?? Had a little difficulty with the game not saving when I exited, also got stuck at one point. When I went to the forum, I followed one of the suggestions and that seemed to work. Technical difficulty, I assume. Younger teens who are intrigued by the supernatural will like this game.
Mysterya | Added on: September 11, 2012
The title draws you in and for the most part, the storyline stay on target. I do feel however it drags on longer then it needs to as it seems almost every area you need to find objects to fix objects to proceed. The reason for the poor stars is a known glitch which has not been fixed despite a claim it has been updated. Also it is mixed age content as the beginning is extremely kid friendly, however after the cute part it becomes more adult so maybe preteens and up would like. I would not recommend you buy it. Just play the demo or free pass. It is a good start game for those new to HOG. The minigames were one of the better features. Graphics were decent enough but the bear in the beginning was annoying. If I ever get passed the glitch I will review again.
I really enjoyed this game. I have been playing it most of the day, and just when I thought it was ending, it continued on! It was graphically expert, an interesting HOG with tons of HO without the tendency to be boring like the great Adventure Series . No great storyine, but sufficient. Cute characters, good looking bad guys and a lovely heroine. My type of plot for a wonderfully relaxing day with a good Hidden Object Game.
This game is cute, but it was way too easy and I got bored with it.
CaddyW | Added on: December 16, 2010
The graphics are beautiful and the storyline and settings are good. Would prefer to have to assemble the puzzles rather than the pieces just falling into place so easily. However, it's very enjoyable to play any way.
purplecak | Added on: November 1, 2010
Pretty standard Hidden Object game with a few different twists. For starters, I really liked the mini-games. Some of the things I would change... first, the music got really annoying very quickly. For some of the objects, you're looking for the exact picture you see on the bottom of the screen, but for others, you're looking for something similar to the picture you see on the bottom. Because of that, it's pretty easy to overlook something that's in plain sight. Not a bad game. If you like Hidden Objects, you'll probably like this one. I love H/O, but there are a lot of better games I'd rather play.
This wasn't a bad game but it's certainly not the best I've ever played. There are no wrong click penalties, hints recharge in about 1 minute, and there are skip options for the puzzles. For the most part the main character simply has to find objects (which are relatively easy to find) in order to fix an endless stream of locks, equipment, etc. in order to move forward in the game. The puzzles seem to consist mostly of inserting shapes into a design until they all fit correctly which I found to be tedious the further into the game I got. I'd also like to tell you that I was happy/sad/amazed/disappointed with the ending but I can't since every time I got to that point I was booted out of the game so I have no idea how it ended. Give it a whirl but in my opinion there's nothing that special about this one.