Discover the origin of an inexplicable existence with Forgotten Places - Lost Circus Deluxe, an eerie and unsettling search for answers. Obsessed by dreams of a circus, Joy opens her eyes to tears each night with a feeling that waking up is the real nightmare. Why are these recurring visions troubling her and why does she sense such a strong connection to a place that she has never been before?
reveal the meaning behind strange dreams in this eerie hidden object encounter
wander the ruins of an abandoned circus on a dark and stormy night
search for clues to reveal signs and spark memories of a forgotten past
solve puzzles, play curious mini-games, and collect peculiar items
This game could have been a lot better. Having voiceovers is a good start as not many HOGgers enjoy no voices ( as long as they are not annoying ).Some hidden areas are way to easy to find the items, case in point the music sheets. 3 jigsaw type puzzles in the hour demo were a bit much. I don't know if this game was beta tested by players, but if it was either the recommendations were not heeded or the developer didn't listen. Someone new to HOGs might really enjoy this, but to veteran gamers it falls short.
The graphics are pretty bad and there wasn't any tutorial with this. You have to guess at times on what you are suppose to do. In casual mode the mini games are way too easy. The hint and skip button takes too long to load. This one is a big thumbs down.
desertdreamer | Added on: July 29, 2011
I enjoyed it so much I replayed it back to back. Has "easy" mode and "expert" mode. Even the mini games changed somewhat each time. Well worth the money.
bigdoc13 | Added on: December 13, 2010
I liked this game,even though it is really aimed at children. I thought it was a bit dark at times,and the storyline was a bit off.
cjprice | Added on: April 28, 2011
I like hidden object games that make your mind work...this was fun but could have had a few more screens. My granddaughter and I finished it quite quickly.
sportygal2009 | Added on: November 11, 2010
Hmmm... I really tried to like this one as I was looking so forward to it coming when it saw it on the upcoming list here but I just found this game downright BORING. You can play this in casual or expert mode and I did the casual as I always start off that way in any game if given a choice just to get a feel for the game. For starters I usually don't follow the "story" but tried to with this game since as I mentioned looked forward to it but the so called story didn't make any sense to me as your going back and forth in time (present and past). Some scenes of the game the graphics were pretty good and the things you had to find were probably too easy at least for me as I clicked through it pretty quick. Then sometimes when you change scenes, the screen goes "white" for a bit and is about BLINDING (at least for me it did this, not very long but enough to be noticed and blinded) and then the next area will be so dark and items hard to find and some so small. The hint button I found so-so on charging back up- not super fast but not really slow. Mini-games I did a few puzzles and putting keys back where they belong. Also finding music sheets and some instruments. Oh and a leaf blower moving balloons around just to name a few games. You can also skip these and same on charging up as the hint button - so-so. Now it just might get more exciting but a half hour tops was about all I could cope. Oh and if you find I believe it is 50 paw prints it unlocks a bonus side quest however I didn't get that far obviously. Give it a whirl as you just might enjoy it but definitely not for me.
It kept my attention. It was entertaining. I wouldn't buy it though.
Ris25 | Added on: November 11, 2010
This was good. The story line was interesting, but the ending kind of jumped at you, almost like it was a little bit "far fetched". Other then that though, I would recommend playing. Not to easy not to hard, plus if you cannont figure out the puzzles you can wait for the hint meter to fill up and it will solve it for you.
Linda1956 | Added on: November 19, 2010
I love HOG games but am usually having to look for assistance in a walk through for some games, as some of the newer ones become more and more challenging and less and less fun. This one was TOTALLY fun to play, has a wonderful story line, and has just the right amount of challenge to it for me at both levels. At first I tried to over-think it as, I have said before, some of the newer HOGs are too challenging, but once I overcame that, I had a ball with it and enjoyed playing it again with my granddaughter. I hope there are more like this; I had so much fun I hated the game to end!
I enjoyed this game alot. It has an interesting plot and story line. I found the paw prints difficult to find at times, but all in all a fun game.
ljas | Added on: November 15, 2010
Very disappointing with the graphics and mini games and the characters. I got to the point that I just clicked through the remaining portion of the game and exited.
Tayotae | Added on: June 15, 2011
This one was very my head, but maybe I was simply tired as it is 3:04am. The graphics were good, but far to much stuff all over the place to find much without a real good search. The story line was different than most. Maybe it was hard for me cuz I am so old and I have lost grey matter. Not quite sure here. No I would not purchase it. Nor would tell anyone to get it, unless they were very much into hard games.
vonissk | Added on: February 10, 2012
I have only been playing HOG games for a short while and so far this is one of my faves. It was challenging, had a good story line and most of the mini puzzles were fairly ez to figure out. I would reccomend it.
flyingsquirrel | Added on: April 28, 2011
I like hiddeen object games. They are a challenge sometimes. But they are fun. I have enjoyed this game.
kyleesmommy | Added on: April 8, 2013
Lets see,its a very interesting game,I like seeing the dilapidated circus and then the bright shiny new one,I liked the story idea,the music was somewhat annoying,but right on for old time circus music,crisp clear graphics,mini games were challenging to easy and skippable,hint button pointed your way and helped during HOS and those HOS were a nice challenge,you have to look for items,so it seemed like a good game until "IT" happened....I am admittedly terrified of clowns and I am trying to work on my fear,hence the circus game,but WOW,I had to stop when,in the game and this is a SPOILER ALERT,I had to put the makeup onto a clown head and face !!!!! Sorry,my game ended right there,I had to stop...So I dont know how it ended,if I was near the ending or not,if it is a short game or a good value or any of those things,I chickened out and quit !!! So I cant speak to value or replay or any of that and I do apologize for that,but I am now and seems I always will be scared of clowns !!! as always HAPPY GAMING EVERYONE !!!
I played this game twice. not because I liked it I didn't understand the ending. The second time I got it. I didn't care for this game because you keep waiting for her to tell her husband something. It never happens. It was a lousy ending.
infinity | Added on: January 27, 2012
The game flashes between dreary scenes of a decrepit, deserted circus and the same scenes in a colorful, cheerful, child-friendly style of art. It's not really scary, yet not quite a young kids' game. After 45 minutes of play, the game seemed like it had been dragging on forever and yet not much had happened. Hidden object scenes were just fair. Mini-puzzles kind of boring. Didn't see the point to go on even to find out the "big mystery," as the storyline just seemed an excuse to tie together the HO games.
I was fun but ended to quickly. I was hoping for another level that was more challenging.
Cbrez | Added on: November 11, 2010
I rather liked the fact that "How to Play" was on the opening page. I did not find the story to be very interesting. The back ground music was ok. The HO and mini-games seemed almost over simplified. The graphics were acceptable, but room for improvement. I would consider it kid friendly. But, playing it once was enough for me.
kmgreen2002 | Added on: November 18, 2010
This was an okay game. I have played several HOG games and this one was cute, but not much of a challenge. The story line is what is cute and interesting, however the objects were easy to find. I did enjoy the cute cub like growl every time a paw print was found. Not too much on a replay value, but a great one for a beginner in HOG games.