The Book of Desires
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The Book of Desires 

Save a young girl's soul from her own nightmare in The Book of Desires Deluxe, a haunting tale of unexpected results. Young Ashley awakens to an argument between her parents that angers and saddens her. On her way to school, Ashley is given a book that promises to fulfill her wishes, but she soon realizes it has ulterior motives and traps her soul.

  • be careful what you wish for in this chilling hidden object exploration
  • travel a dark world to find a way out and free your soul
  • make your way and gather useful objects to solve challenging puzzles
  • discover the power behind a magical book and dispel its curse
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 | 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.
 | Added on: August 25, 2012
 
I installed this game today on one of my 2 "me day's" ( The 2 days I get off a week and do nothing but have an enjoyable day doing what ONLY I want to do) and finished it within 3 & 1/2-4 hr.'s.. I LOVED every moment of it though...The graphics were great as was the story, very unique and normally I bypass all conversation's but not on this game.. I just have to say I truly had a great afternoon playing this game.. Download it.. You too will enjoy it and if you play in normal mode you don't have to worry about which way to go or what to do as there is the hint button that recharges at a fast pace.. I am SO glad I found this game here today and decided to give it a try.. It was a great game with variation's of unique characteristic's..THANKS GameHouse !!!!!
 | Added on: May 20, 2012
 
I really liked the game. This one did have the back and forth and certain objects you had to get to do certain things but it was to much. It was well thought out. I liked the story line.. my only complaint would be it was fairly short. I completed it in about 2 hours. Would have preferred a longer game but I overall it's a good game.
 | Added on: June 2, 2012
 
The game very interesting I really enjoyed playing the game. Kind of missed the book that helps with the story, this game has none your on your own. Will play it again in a few months. Great HOG, hope they have another game soon.
 | Added on: October 3, 2012
 
I really liked most of this game. Some of the effects, like hidden objects disappearing in black smoke, were very nice. The world you entered was also well enough constructed that you felt you were there. The HO scenes were relatively easy, but it wasn't one of those games where you bounced from HO scene to HO scene. A lot of the game was more closely associated with an adventure game with HO scenes thrown in. I thought the mini-games were mostly very easy except for the star chart game. I had no clue what I was supposed to do and had to fool with it awhile before I figured it out. The dialogue was poor, but there wasn't much of it. The eastern European countries are putting out better games, but they still haven't learned to hire someone who speaks English well to fill in the dialogue. But in this case, since there was so little dialogue, it was only mildly annoying. I thought the game pulled you along fairly well, giving you enough clues to let you know what you needed to do. I confess I didn't know I needed a poisoned arrow, but there was no head on the arrow I found, so I figured I had to create it in the lab. The poison part took care of itself. The only place I was really at a loss was the ending. After I chose a "doorway" I was flung back, but I didn't know what I was supposed to do next. The fellow I met said to try again, but gave no hints as to what needed to be done. I finally, at the very end, resorted to a walk-through to figure out what I needed to do. But overall, this game was very engaging and a pleasant 2-3 hour diversion.
 | Added on: May 25, 2012
 
I Love HOGs .. some are good an some bad, this one gets a thumbs up.
 | Added on: August 22, 2012
 
Not too bad but definitely corny or sappy in storyline. Otherwise its interesting, but a little low on actual HO scenes. Mostly its using items in the environment and puzzles with a couple of HO's thrown in. The text is often lame, and not just from horrendous grammar. The game play itself is really not intuitive whatsoever, youre off doing things with no real knowledge of why you are doing them. Its as if the writers forgot to let you in on the plot, and I don't skip dialog. The putting stars formations the machine is the worst. I tried messing with it and wasnt getting anywhere, had to consult a walkthrough- I had the right idea but for some reason it doesn't respond the first time until you click the upper part of the contraption once the stars are in place. (or at least that's where I clicked when it decided to recognize them). You're capturing a witch? How did you, the main character, even know a witch was involved? How did you figure out how to make that work? You're supposed to poison an arrow? How did you even know the arrow needed poisoning? So you are genuinely wandering about doing things without a clue why or how, and since its not completely linear you can start something way before you can finish it. I had to take most of my impetus for where to go from near constant use of the hint button, a push into the right scene, and then look for something to interact with. As the world isn't all that big you can eventually figure it out, (or use hint) so you can play it, but I sure would have got alot more out of it if I was told more about what I was doing and why. Pretty bizarre but not altogether frustrating or annoying. Its rather more sleep inducing than scary. More talking ghosts. Just sort of... meh.
 | Added on: May 27, 2012
 
This moved along pretty good and I could not stop playing until I was done. Not as long as some but not bad either. Had a good ending plus a good balance of puzzles. Nicely done.
 | Added on: May 28, 2012
 
Basically this was a good game. The intermittent "loading" was somewhat annoying. Graphics were great, HO scenes were in gray shades which made finding some objects difficult. Interesting mini games, some quite difficult, but you always had your skip button. Why 4 stars? The game was too short and just seemed to be missing something. Can't put my finger on it.
 | Added on: May 22, 2012
 
Tho this game is a bit on the short side, I highly recommend you give it a Play. Game is well thought out, has a nice balance of HO scenes wich were not too challengeing,and Puzzles/mini games.the graphics are more or less middle of the road but all objects in HO scenes were clear and not too hard or frustrating to find. I really liked the puzzles/mini games. Some were very easy, some a bit more challengeing,so none of them left you frustrated wanting to pull your hair out :) It has a good story line and moved along smoothly to a lovely conclusion. Thank goodness No POOF it's over or a cliff hanger tho I do think a part 2 will be along soon. So overall a very enjoyable few hours :) Give it a try You will NOT be disapointed!! Kudos to Meridian93 Well Done!! Thanx GH for offering this delightful little game! ~LW~
 | Added on: May 19, 2012
 
This game has a lot of twists and turns within the storyline that keep the game very interesting. On key with number of mini-games with just the right combination of hidden object sites and find the inventory and use it.
 | Added on: May 22, 2012
 
Nice graphics. Fun. I play many of the hidden object games. Enjoyed playing this one.
 | Added on: May 22, 2012
 
I enjoy & try all HOG...this one was good entertainment & without a map it made you think. I would highly recommend this game...I like the casual level first & will try the harder level at another time. Well worth it!!!
 | Added on: June 1, 2012
 
enjoyed playing this HOG. like the way the items in the actual HO scenes disappear into a black fog. the skeletons in the 1st part of the story are facinating. u have to find items they are dreaming about and they in turn give u items to help you along your way. i, of course, like that i can skip the mini games if i so chose. the graphics and music in the game were good. the story interesting. some of the words were not Americanized-is that even a word-but that didn't hinder the game for me at all. gr8 game, guys...
 | Added on: June 19, 2012
 
Great game, put in same category as Dream Chronicles. Every part of this game was great. Hint button was very helpful refilled very fast. Getting ready to change players and off we go again.
 | Added on: May 27, 2012
 
The story line is intriguing and slightly challenging. i love seek and find games and this is one of the better ones.
 | Added on: May 23, 2012
 
This was an all around good game! Challenging but not impossible or too hard. It was extremely addictive, enjoyable and worth playing! I'll play again on a harder level in a couple months! Definitely give it a try...I truly enjoyed it!
 | Added on: July 23, 2012
 
Orignal story line. Great graphics. Challenging puzzles. Hints are actually helpful when needed.
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