Use the power of a clandestine organization to stop evil in The Secret of Hildegards, a shadowy seek-and-find challenge.
Abigail's father, leader of a secret order, disappeared leaving only a message resulting in more questions than answers. She travels to the family estate, headquarters of the order, and learns of a betrayal, one putting her and the rest of the world in jeopardy. As the one now entrusted with the order's secrets, she must figure out a way to dispatch this evil threatening humanity.
Accompany Abigail in this unexpected journey as she tries to avert disaster. Search through gloomy locations, locating valuable items that will uncover powerful secrets. Solve intriguing puzzles to find real answers. Can she locate her father and figure out a way to stop the encroaching evil?
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Search the headquarters of a secret order to stop evil in this Hidden Object challenge.
Help Abigail piece together a powerful weapon while finding her father.
Explore gloomy locations to locate valuable items.
Solve intriguing puzzles to find answers as the mystery deepens.
Will you uncover who is behind this dangerous threat to humanity?
This game has fairly good graphics. Most of the mini-games give you no clue what to do. There is a skip button which helps. There is good direction with this game as to where to go next. The hints fill up slowly. I don't like it good enough to waste a credit on it since the other review said it is short. It is not the worse game I ever played but it is sure not the best.
PipCat | Added on: June 6, 2011
I wish I could have rated this 2 1/2 stars because this really lacked in some areas while other aspects I rather enjoyed. The puzzles are the same type found in most HO games & even though there are no instructions on how to solve them (and there are no hints either) they were fairly easy to solve. For those puzzles that are not your favorites or just frustrate you there is a Skip option. There is very little interaction & dialogue between the 2 characters in this game so those of you who don't enjoy having to wade through pages of reading will like this side of it. It is untimed so you can take as much time as you like finding the objects or solving the puzzles - which you'll need if you use a hint. They recharge very slowly. There is no big penalty for wrong clicks - too many will momentarily bring on a shower of bats to obscure the scene. I found 2 things during this game that cost it a star. One: there are a lot of mislabelled items, i.e., you're asked to look for a clock when you're really looking for a watch (and vice versa) - it added a bit of a challenge to trying to actually find objects. Two: you are asked to find the same things over and over again in each scene. I think I was about to lose it if it asked me to find one more lock! And the "ending" - well - what ending?! You wake this person/demon/familiar (whatever it is) and *POOF* - you're seeing the credits - another reason it lost a star. Try the demo or play it using a FunPass account but I wouldn't waste any money on this one.
well at least this was truely a HOG-finding items in different locations. the items were easy for me to find-if i knew what i was looking for. i know games are for all people, but it is hard when items are called something different from what we call them-here in America i mean. once i realized what i call a light bulb the makers of this game called a lamp-in other words once i became creative at looking for items, it was better. but, this game just seemed too slow-the story line. there were no instructions on the mini games. i know most of them were self explanatory, but that somehow annoyed me. i did LOVE the music-very soothing. if you're in the mood for maily just looking for items-in a purely, old fashioned HOG-this is a game you'll love...
Not much more I can add to what the first reviewer said. Expected at least a two day challenge, but six hours of play and BAM! achieve first goal, and credits? Stop putting out games that aren't complete, or at least even tested. Found three puzzles nearly impossible to achieve, while the rest were mind-numbingly simple. In two words? Don't Bother...
kia06460 | Added on: June 6, 2011
If you prefer to just find hidden objects and to solve puzzles, and to not be bothered by an intriguing storyline that really pulls you into the game, this one might be for you. Not much dialog or story to read, same repetitive music. Object names might not exactly match what you are looking for such as clock and watch. Puzzles can be skipped and hints are readily available, although you may never need them. Never felt a real connection between the storyline and the game, both of which came to a very abrupt end.
Like game, but not enough info on mini games and how to proceed.
devi | Added on: June 6, 2011
Even the HO purists will find this game boring. There are no vocals, just background music. The scenes are dark and dreary which I believe was designed to be spooky, but just comes across as depressing. The graphics were bad. I found I was using the hint button often, not because I couldn't find the object, but because I was bored and wanted to just get through that particular scenario. The minigames had no direction, so not only did you need to find the solution, you needed to find what was wanted. Sometimes this is a good thing, interest-wise, sometimes not! Would I pay for this game, NO, but to each his own.
I totally dislike this games because it doesn't give you any instructions on how to play or solve the mini games. You basically have to figure it out. I like the part about having a word list to solve the scene. That is a plus for me considering I like word list hidden objects. Some of the objects were a little hard to locate, because it was intewinded with the background scenery. Some of the objects that was listed also wasn't clear, which made it hard to find. All in all it is a fair game. The game also flows so you don't have to figure out where to go next.
I didnt like this game at first, because after you finished each HO location you had to do a mini-puzzle to get the main object that goes into your inventory. But after the first locations, I started to like. THe mini games are a bit challenging, you have to think. They do repeat the same mini-games, just make them harder.You can skip the mini games if you want. It wasn't my favorite game but I finished it so that itself says something. It was a nice way to relax for an evening, i wasn't hovering over my keyboard trying to find an object that was impossible to see or trying to figure out what to do next. It does end abruptly so you know for sure there's a part 2 and I'll play the next installment.
If you like searching for HOs, you'll LOVE this game! Oodles of rooms and scenes to search - each followed by a thinky puzzle. While it's true there are no hints about the puzzle, it's no need to go into a tizzy. Most of them are intuitive - just click around and you will figure out the goal and the technique - if not the solution; in which case, you can just click on skip. You don't get too many clues as to what you are collecting when you solve a puzzle, either - just be patiient and it will reveal itself to you. The storyline gets more involved as you play and find find out just what the Hildegards are rotecting us all from! A little slow-paced for some, but it's all about the HOs! The hint screen can be slow, so be judicious in its use. There are some translation slips (watch for clock, etc), but you can figure it out - consider it part of the challenge! Also, sometimes you may click on an HO, and it it not removed (like a cup), just keep at it! Despite some shortcomings, it's a real HO game! Just go with the flow!
I love to play hidden objects games, but this game was too dark and was very disappointing. The objects are sometimes hard to find without using the hint button. I was very disapponted in the game.
2002mom | Added on: June 7, 2011
I was very disappointed in this HOG: items were not what they were called (watch is a clock), there are no rules or objectives (you have to rely on sparkles or arrows and in some cases simply click until you get the correct spot to move the game along), the entire game can be played in under 3 hours, there were absolutely NO instructions on the mini-games. I do not recommend purchasing this game. I used my funpass membership to play, so I wasted no money. I have nothing positive to say about this one.
About as challenging as eating jello. I feel cheated for wasting a fun ticket on it - the hour free trial seemed to be a taster of something more challenging, but it turned out that I was already half way through the game. You get to the end very abruptly without actually completing the quest, so this is basically a long teaser trailer for a 'Part II'. Complete waste of time, effort and money!
Daunya | Added on: June 7, 2011
This is a very easy game. It is a good introductory for kids or new players learning learning this genre. More advanced players may find it too easy or linear, but most players should be able to get through without using a plyers guide or walkthrough.
Nana2 | Added on: June 6, 2011
What a disappointment! I've been a Fun Pass member for a several years now . I'm always happy to see new Hidden Object games but this could be one of the worst I've seen. Graphics are dingy and dark making it difficult to see the objects. Even when I used a hint (which I seldom do in games because I like the challenge), the object was difficult to see because of the murkiness of the graphics. I reviewed it as "challenging" only because the objects are so difficult to see. Mini games gave no instructions so you had to guess at what you were supposed to do. Most times you can figure it out but one or two I skipped because I had no idea. Also, the names of some of the objects were strange. I just started looking for something I didn't recognize and figured that was the ojbect. After about an hour I deleted the game. I agree with the other reviewer who said don't waste your money.
I didn't listen to the last review, but decided to keep an open mind. I'm so glad I did because I quite enjoyed the challenging game play. The resolution is low so that the indistinct objects are difficult to find at first but I got used to it after a while. It's like the HOG's of 3 years ago, LOL! As for the mini-games, there were some oldies but also some very new and innovative ones. Overall, a pleasure to play (I only skipped 1 mini-game, only because I found it tedious and too difficult even for me). Also, the HO's are not always a name list, sometimes there's a silhouette clue list. However, since the game makers are not native English speakers, a watch could mean a clock, and a clock could mean a watch! Once a "book" was actually a hammer! I found nothing to complain about as far as the storyline goes. The quest was actually completed and still left you with anticipation for the sequel. So give it a whirl, fellow gamers!
Overall the game is pretty intuitive. Not a lot of story line or yapping and that works for me. The mini-games were good. While there were no instructions, I could tell after a few clicks what they wanted me to do. Not that I could do it every time. There is also the skip button if they get frustrating. The hint system is good. Only downside for me was the ending seemed rather sudden.
Harlowe1962 | Added on: June 22, 2011
It was to slow and not challenging for me. I would not buy it.
30580185 | Added on: January 17, 2014
This game is very frustrating to play. Not so much the HOG but the puzzles between. There are no directions, information or hints to direct you on what to do. Your best bet is to skip them when the timer allows. However, that doesn't always work either. Been stuck on a puzzle and it won't allow me to skip it. Fat chance that I'll try to re-open this game again. Save yourself some money and don't download this one.
robinked | Added on: January 9, 2013
I really liked this game...sure the puzzles do Not have instructions, But any good puzzle player Should be able to figure them out, especially if you've been playing HOG's for any length of time!!!--the HO scenes were beautiful & challenging withOut being unfair etc., overall I think this game is a Very good value due to the length of game, number of HO scenes AND puzzles...if in doubt skip puzzles or better yet go look for a walk-thru!-- good replay value due to sheer number of puzzles and/or variety, Have Fun!!!