sharmilaeq | Added on: May 31, 2011
This game was just irritating for me. The visual clues were a nice touch, but having to click on thirty tiny fireflies to earn a hint got old after the first one -- they couldn't have made the hint meter refill slowly, and let you hurry it up with the fireflies? I play a game to have fun, not to be frustrated. Also, many solutions aren't very intuitive or logical since the machines are all invented, yet when you have all the things the game thinks you need to solve the remaining puzzles, hint is no longer available -- you can't even figure out which screen you are supposed to work on and there's no game mechanic to help you, so you just flail around clicking on stuff until something reacts. I think this isn't a HOG -- it's a puzzle game (which I don't like). I realize that means some of the other reviewers might say I must be stupid and just want to be led by the hand -- but know what? I don't care -- I'm not out to impress anyone with my intellect when I'm playing a game. I like games that are fun for me and don't take a long time to complete, so I want accessible hints when *I* choose to use one. My work is challenging; my games don't need to be. I usually play games through to the end, even fairly boring ones. This one exceeded my boredom and frustration threshold by the second set of screens -- I uninstalled it.
KeaganXOX | Added on: May 26, 2011
I found this game to be pointless.. I mean what is the objective??. It took forever to figure out you need to keep clicking the little blue things buzzing around to fill up the big ? mark which I thought would be a hint button but after filling it up and it would no longer take any more "blue flying bug's" into the question mark I took for granted it was filled up & would give me a hint but it did nothing.. What is the point?? The meaning?? What are you suppsed to do?? If I could find out this info since the game does not give you any information about it maybe I could play it but until then it looks hopelesss and pointless... The ONE star is for the graphic's and the music would be awesome for a nap or to put a baby to sleep but other than that NOTHING
mwukelic | Added on: June 3, 2011
There are about three templates for hidden object games, and nearly all fit into one of those formats. This was quite different and rather refreshing. Maddening at times as well, but that was part of the fun. Enjoy.
Kathaway | Added on: August 8, 2011
I was looking for a hidden object that had something a bit extra, and this is it. Fabulous graphics, atmospheric and very intelligent. The designers knew exactly what they were trying to achieve and they succeeded. Very clever to make players work for the hints - to ensure you really do look everywhere before you cave in. I love the mix of seek and find and the puzzles. There is a real sense of satisfaction in thinking about the game without any instructions on what to do. And all this wrapped up and intertwined into the story. Perfect.
ellesbelles65 | Added on: June 9, 2011
I found this game to be very challenging. Not a lot of back and forth, like in other hidden object games.
bjosco | Added on: August 11, 2011
Great graphics, challenging and addictive, however very frustrating with the lack of clues, hints, and or games skips. You are on your own with this game.
NDSpacer | Added on: June 27, 2011
Loved this game right along with all the others that have reviewed it. More than just a HOG, the challenge of 'what's next' and the puzzles keep you from making this a quick game; however, with no time limits you are free to take your time to figure it out with 'try, try and try again' with just barely enough hints to get you pointed in the right direction. I look forward to a replay in the future.
hedgewitch | Added on: May 31, 2011
It's ages since I enjoyed a game this much. At first it looks as if there are no instructions, but the clues are all there, you just have to concentrate and look for them. Some of the puzzles are quite "thinky" - but who wants to buy an easy game? In the past I have got really bored with games that just tell you what to do next, but this one is a real joy. And the graphics are wonderful and totally endearing. The hardest part was tearing myself away to go and do essential things like eating. I thoroughly recommend this game to anyone who wants to try something a bit different.
Jasper2447 | Added on: June 3, 2011
My daughter (13 yrs) and I (63 yrs) just loved this game. We found the graphics absolutely brilliant and the games quite challenging - a combination of speed and reaction time (her) and just brainwork (me) Together we're a brilliant team. Loved the little train and got to hate the little flying critters you have to zap to re-build your hint energy Cannot wait to play the sequel and our only disappointment was that this seems to be the only product (suitable for a young audience) from this studio Jasper
warmfront77 | Added on: October 28, 2011
I loved playing this game...there were a couple of glitches, like when I collected all the puzzle pieces for a mini game, it did not recognize it, nor did it return the piece so I can retrieve it again...but other than that, LOVED IT! It combines hidden objects, jigsaw puzzle, and other brain teasers that were challenging but not impossible. And hint, if your stuck looking for the train wheel, click the picture of the assembled train.....creative and fun!
cherryrose | Added on: May 26, 2011
This is the worst, most frustratng game I've ever played. It's thinky and challenging because it doesn't matter how much you think you're not going to get anywhere. The hints are not that much help because they're pictures. I'm wondering if the developer even speaks english! I recommend this game only to anyone who likes being angry.
emilou | Added on: May 26, 2011
This was a sweet game. A nice change from the dark HOG games. It was short however. A bit of a warning.... there is no tutoral to help start the game (had to find a walkthrough from another website to get started) and there are NO skips for the mini-games (which some really tried my nerves!)!!! These were the reeasons why i didn't give it 5 stars. The animation was beautiful. The music was soothing. No real interactions with the characters. I finished it in a few hours. For a bit of a switch in a HOG game, the lead-in to the each chapters was a jigsaw puzzle. There are 5 chapters in all. I really did enjoy this game!
AmyW | Added on: November 18, 2011
This game has some interesting & challenging parts. However, the need to click 30 bugs to earn a hint is dreary & time consuming. Some of the minigames are good. Others awful. My biggest problem is that I nearly completed level 3 and clicked the boat before finding the last 2 puzzle pieces. The game proceeded to the jigsaw puzzle, which can't be completed without the missing pieces, but there is no way to return to level 3 to find them. It looks like the only option is to start over from the beginning. Given how tedious some parts of the game are, I don't know that I'll bother.
srfnwitchy | Added on: September 8, 2011
I have to agree with many of the other reviewers, the graphics are beautiful. However, after playing (or should I say trying to) for almost 30 minutes, it became extremely frustrating. The mini puzzles were very cryptic It was never very clear what exactly you were supposed to do with some of the things you stumble across. There is very little instruction and the hints do not work everywhere. The only real plus was that the "levels" are not timed.
barbrlee | Added on: June 10, 2011
If you're as tired as I am of digging through dead peoples stuff in the average hidden obj. game, then this game will be a welcome and refreshing change. Loved every minute of it! Playing this game reminded me of why I love HOGs so much.
smudge | Added on: December 5, 2011
I have never deleted a game as fast as I did this one. I only played a few minutes and I was frustrated already. No instructions. Took too long to get hints. Had to quit the game in order to go to the walkthrough to find out what to do to continue the game. Then had to start the game again to find that the walkthrough didn't help very much! Very disappointed!!!
JED62 | Added on: June 2, 2011
I really enjoyed this game even if I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do at times and had to go find a walkthrough guide to point me in the right direction. I loved the graphics. Wish it was a little longer, but hopefully there will be a sequel or something similar from this company. Puzzles in the game are of different difficulty levels. It even has some old-time video game puzzles!
tdsimpmusic | Added on: June 3, 2011
I loved the game but it ended up being kind of short. I was hoping it would go on much further. Had some tough puzzles to solve and would have been nice to have a "skip" option. Had to get some help on you tube. Loved the game overall.
diamonddz | Added on: August 12, 2011
I like the puzzle 3D. Great story line. If you are looking for a game that will keep you intrested this be would it. love the music I found myself humming. Very very fun game. Funfun
MaggieD | Added on: October 10, 2011
When in the mini game, clicking on the hint ? at times the picture that shows what type of puzzle it is, is sometimes a hint to complete the puzzle, look for identical spots in the picture ie the fishing lure shape puzzle - notice the amount of fish and although not the same block shape the mirror image placement of the fish with hooks and lures match your blocks. Or the tri coloured 0 and x's it shows what the finished result should be. The bee hints are only good for finding the puzzle pieces if you can't find them and as a bonus once the game is finished you can keep playing the mini games - good practice for the old grey matter.