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Reviews of Hoyle Illusions
redaf | Added on: December 10, 2013
 
I liked the storyline, which is why I downloaded it and for the most part I liked the game. BUT... First off, it has a lot of hidden object scenes, which is ok, but more than I personally like. There are some items to be acquired through other means; random objects found in scene, like an adventure, but later on in the game the top hats with cards you find have started to give you a needed item when at first they did not. That is ok too. The frustrating part is the mini games (which are unique) but don't always respond well for some reason. I do not like skipping any part of a game, but in this one I had to so as to avoid tearing my hair out or wanting to punch the screen. Which is very unlike me. The graphics are nice, music ok and just a heads up, if you get stuck the hint system is only available in the hidden object portion of the game. This fact alone can be pretty frustrating for some. There is also an opportunity to collect playing cards randomly placed throughout the game to unlock solitaire and other cards games to play from the main menu. So, you might like this game to acquire the additional mini card game selection from the main menu. It certainly increases the replay ability of it anyway. Once was enough for me.
charl | Added on: January 7, 2014
 
it was a good story with fun HO scenes that were just challenging enough. I played it twice and did a few of the mini-games
cat_in_rv | Added on: December 19, 2013
 
This game had a good story line, but it was clunky and awkward, to say the least. The scenes were well drawn, and the HO scenes were crisp enough to make things fairly easy to find. But there were a lot of HO scenes, and the same items were repeated over and over. There was a minimum of explanation accompanying the mini games, but I got through them all, mostly out of sheer stubborness. There was no dialogue and no action shots, just static scenes. The tasks at the bottom of the screen were fairly explicit, but there was no map, no journal, and no working hint button, except when finding hidden objects. I got lost once and had to flounder around to try to figure out how to get back where I needed to be. No help for that anywhere. While the story line was basically wrapped up, the ending was so abrupt I thought I had done something wrong. Also, the game was quite short. Again, the premise was good, but the execution left a lot to be desired. Good for Fun Pass, but not worth paying for.
mimi2010 | Added on: December 10, 2013
 
I really thought this game would be exciting, fast, with lots of tricks to play - as described..... Instead, it's slow, repetitive and very dreary. The artwork in the HOGs is beautiful, and although they do get repeated quite frequently, some objects really are hard to find. But it's one after another with barely a storyline in between! Maybe I've come to rely on the Help button when I need to know where to go next but this one doesn't work except when you're in a HO scene, so I was left floundering, wondering what to do and where to go. None of the puzzles worked for me - I mean, I couldn't get them to work! Good job there's a Skip then! This to me was the only "Challenging" thing about it. Anyway, they weren't original so I didn't feel I'd missed much. As for the story, it could have been so much more, but instead it just shows a still of Peter and Sophie looking worried running through the alley. Hmmmm.... As for the ending - I think I blinked or something, because it was over - done - with a really soppy finale. I'm sorry for this crew, I think they must've been told to knock it out fast, for as little as possible. And it showed. Big thumbs down from me.