devi | Added on: January 2, 2012
I've played this game before in the platinum edition and enjoyed it just as much the second time. Good graphics, fun advantures, fairly easy HO scenes. The only negative is how short the game is. Really wished I could have entered more portrait scenes hanging on the wall. Happy New Year.
topmum | Added on: January 3, 2012
got this as soon as it was released and so glad I did! Graphics are excellent throughout the game and the game itself can be quite challenging at times but made easier by the handy recharging hint button! Highly recommended by a ho nut!
Debb23 | Added on: August 28, 2012
I loved the graphics, they were just beautiful. I loved that you could find the hidden objects and that they weren't hidden in the dark or blurred. I liked that you had to find certain objects and return them to their homes. The worlds were so different from each other and kept it refreshing. I just wish that the game was a little longer, although I guess you can't play forever, sigh*. I'll hope for a second one.
linusmum | Added on: January 23, 2012
Good hidden objects and problem-solving game. I loved the fact that I could play in "expert" mode since I prefer games that don't provide too much direction. However, I was disappointed in how much information the expert mode still provided and how on some levels I had to perform tasks or visit locations in an exact order instead of being required to figure it out myself. One other disappointment was how abruptly it ended No explanation, no nothing It was basically put an object here then game over. No final showdown, no explanation as to why the family received the picture in the first place, who this mysterious Ethiel (and how the heck are they pronouncing it in the game? It sounds nothing like the way it is spelled) is. And like others, I was also disappointed that I couldn't explore the other canvases. Still the gameplay was worth my free ticket. I'd love to see an enhanced and updated version of this.
Dejedanra | Added on: January 15, 2013
This game was a great hidden object game. I don't get into many HO games but this one was fun and addictive. It was hard to stop once I started. Kind of like a really good book. =]
Cathy_GM | Added on: February 6, 2012
There have only been a few AWFUL HOG games I've played since first discovering them. I guess I could head on over to their titles & warn people about what I think is a huge waste of a few dollars. Then there are games that I literally either love so much that I play straight through, OR love even MORE and deliberately hold off on playing until a time I can devote 100% attention to it and savor every minute. Enchanted Paintings was THAT kind of game for me. I've just also found out the difference between a "classic" HOG and just an HOG is the searching for the picture of the object rather than getting a list of things & having to envision it, then find it in the scene. I much prefer the lists or words then seek-to-find, but this game had BOTH types. Interactive HOG scenes, which is always funner than just a straight list of objects. AMAZING, just STUNNING artwork. I guess the only thumbs down was the music was a LITTLE annoying, not horrible, just maybe too much, and during certain scenes if they could have played down sound, that would have been good. Mini games were VERY original, and lots of mosaics, paintings, jigsaw type mini games that I really like. Not a TON of revisit the HOG scene and find "new stuff". A few of those, but mostly a huge world and tons of original HOG scenes plus goals, adventures. I'll definitely play it again on hard, and most games I would not "bother". This is well worth the $ fee. I'd put it up there with the 6-8 games I thought the best since I joined Gamehouse. I guess making a list of those wouldn't be appropriate here on this review for just this game, so if anyone's interested, perhaps I'll do a forum post on my top ten. Must be a thread for that. Anyway, I'd love to figure out the developer for this (could be Fenomen Games), but the other game I'm playing by them is quite different, and not nearly as fun as Enchanted Paintings. I'd be interested in playing anything anyone suggests is JUST LIKE THIS ONE. Challenging (but not impossible mini-games and puzzles), gorgeous scenes, some real mystery, good storyline, very challenging HOG scenes both with word lists and shape seek and find. Very original game, thanks for this one! ~CM in Shrewsbury, MA
JaqS | Added on: March 29, 2013
I enjoyed this game, especially the variety of puzzles and the graphics, but it is very short. Upon playing it again I found that nothing changed. You find all the same items in all the same places. Also, you search for a lot of the same objects in different scenes. The story is okay but the dialog is lame. From the main scene it looks like there could be twice as many different realms but you only visit 5. I considered buying the premium version but it only has one more realm so it really is not worth it. I bought this game with a coupon. If I had paid full price my rating would be lower. I prefer a more challenging HO game and one that is worth playing more than once.
KayakNana | Added on: January 22, 2013
I'm fairly new to HOG, but this was by far the most fun, beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully done. Despite the dark theme of kidnapped boy, there were lustrous moments of light fancy so I didn't feel ever more gloomy, but optimistic. I want more games like these!
bendale | Added on: January 6, 2012
Both easy and challenging. The great graphics make the game easy to play. Loved the graphics, great detail, some animation. The hidden objects were mostly fair in that they were visible and somewhat easy to find, but not too easy. The hints worked well and recharged at a reasonable rate. Part of the challenge was in taking objects from one place to another. Only regret is that it ended too soon. I hope to see more like it.
vrm123 | Added on: August 25, 2012
This is one game I can finally can honestly say I just love. It allows a person to think and figure out that if something is found in one place it may be held in storage to be used in another. The game constincely make you want to think about just how to get through the maze and backtracking is very much a large part of it. But is needed to get the level complete. I just love this HOG and I will recommend this game to all players. although small children may find it a little difficult with the back and forth action. There is a replay factor with a hight level that shows no action hit sites with stars and the hint meter is slower to fill but the "easy" lever show help and the hint refills quickly but could fill just a little faster, overall a wonderful game and I recommond it highly.
infinity | Added on: January 2, 2012
...and I'm so glad I didn't. The preview shots don't do the game justice at all. The graphics are just beautiful and not at all creepy, which was my original concern from the title and screenshots. Consider this a modern fairy tale, like "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," and being transported to a fantastic land. The adventure includes hidden object scenes, seek-and-find objects used in completing various stages of the quest, and creative mini-puzzles like drawing constellations from among a field of stars, and painting emblems for a coat-of-arms. I also appreciated the pop-up that said "nothing left to do here,” so I didn’t waste any more time hunting in a scene. I found the game delightful because I “got it,” and the quest sequences made sense. Gamers who do a lot of these HO/adventure games may find it on the easy side, but for me, it was just right. And sometimes you just want to relax and play, not give yourself a migraine. I really enjoyed playing this.
kismet | Added on: February 10, 2012
I really love this game- beautiful graphics, pretty good music too. The puzzles are all different (not the usual monotony), and some crave some thinking. Nice change from all the creepy mystery HOGs (some are good but too scary late at night!). I almost felt sad when I finished a location. Lovely adventure. Best one since Tiny Bang Story! If you're having a bad day, I would recommend this one.
chrmn2k | Added on: June 23, 2012
I own over 200 plus HOGS, and this is my favorite. Enchanted settings, mystical creatures, good vs evil - evil always loses! The graphics are superb and the music a nice background. The puzzles are varied and allow a skip. Replay is limited, but you can play it again, changing the difficulty level. This is a "Fenomen" production, but I couldn't find any others listed by this company. I am sipping slowly and stretching the game out as long as possible, because it is a relaxing adventure - almost as good as lying by the pool with a colorful drink in my hand. I guarranty pure entertainment for several hours - I want more!
bubs | Added on: February 21, 2012
Very addicting, couldn't wait to get to the next step but did not want the game to end.. yes, I really enjoyed this game.
Budica | Added on: August 14, 2012
I enjoyed ths game. It has beautiful graphics. I like that the list for the HOG scenes is sometimes in txt and otherwise shows pictures. Is a nice strory line and is relaxing to go through. I do wish it were a bit longer though.
nsa1 | Added on: August 26, 2012
I have slowly been converted to liking then loving HOG's. I absolutely love this game. At least, it's not one of those using the same room over and over again. I suppose I can learn to live with black or nearly black items hidden in shadow or other dark places, but that doesn't distract from the sheer enjoyment this game provides. More, more!
Leafer | Added on: January 2, 2012
This is the first time I've written a review but I felt compelled to do so after playing. The game is enjoyable and not too challenging, which is what I like because I want to unwind while I play games... but.... it is way too short. It's very deceiving because when you start the first level, there are many "enchanted" paintings" surrounding the missing son's picture so it's reasonable to assume that the game has many levels. I deciced to purchase the game after completing the first level... only to be finished about 2 hours later! Not all the surrounding paintings turned out to be levels so it's very misleading. I have never before finished a game so quickly and I really don't feel it's good value for the "money". I wouldn't have used up a credit had I known.
Santiperez | Added on: January 31, 2012
This game was quite a good acquisition, in my opinion. It is mostly a Hidden Object game, although it has a stronger storyline than others. Graphics are quite good, puzzles are solvable but not childishly easy and the length of the game is sufficient (although you shouldn't be confused by the fact that there are 9 paintings on the "menu": the game only has five or six "chapters"). All in all, I would recommend this game if you can get it for a low price and if you like Hidden Object games with some puzzles now and then.
capesp50 | Added on: January 19, 2012
This is a gret fun game challenging but not difficult and am looking forward to replay of the game
gill8888 | Added on: April 20, 2012
Great fun, and very addictive. Lots of different scenes which were all fun. Shame it has to end!! I am searching for similar games