Dreams from the Past Review

Dreams from the Past is a hidden object puzzle game created by Pixel Haze, a highly dynamic, exceptionally creative and skilled studio dedicated to producing 2D and 3D content creation and animation. For game lovers, Dreams from the Past is one of the top ranked adventure and puzzle game. The game will keep you moving from location to location while solving hidden object hunts, mini-puzzles and picking up items to use in order to proceed further in the game. The game is easy to play. Once you have understood the strategies and the interface, you are definitely going to get addicted playing solving puzzles and enjoying the ultimate graphics.

Storyline

The story of Dreams from the Past revolves around Dianne, a photographer from New York. The storyline is created on a love theme which is not only interesting, but also entertaining and puzzling. As the dark night appears, strange dreams haunt Dianne. As the game proceeds, she uncovers the hidden secrets lying within her dreams and unravels a love story that’s lost within its time. The gamers claim that the game has been perfectly designed from the start to the end.

Visual/Sound quality

                  

Visual/sound quality of the game is much highly energetic and enthusiastic. Though romantic sounds too have been added in the game at different levels of the game, there are a lot more sounds you need to check out while you start playing the game and progress side by side.

Level of challenge

The levels of challenges in the game are fairly difficult. The farther you reach in the game, the more difficult the levels will be. On an overall note, the game is highly interesting, a captivatingly adventurous and puzzling that keeps you thrilled and enchanted throughout your journey in the game. Al you need are the hidden object and puzzling skills to help Dianne find out the hidden love story that is lost within time.

 

This is the Original Big Fish Games Description::

Uncover a dark hidden secret in Dreams from the Past! Dianne, a photographer from New York, has a secret. As darkness falls, strange dreams from the past haunt her. It starts with the same reoccurring dream where a couple is torn apart. Who are the people in the dreams and what mystery do they hold? Use your hidden object and puzzling skills to help Dianne find out and unravel a love story that is lost within time!

The Skyward Castle Review

Awakening: The Skyward Castle Review

Awakening: The Skyward Castle is the fourth edition to the Awakening series. Released in the early 2012 into the big fish games, this game has attracted millions of game freaks around the world. The lovers of the Awakening series who have been a part of the entire Awakening games will not be disappointed at all as the game has its fair share of adventure, ultimate graphics, stunning characters and excellent sound quality, which adds extra fun and adventure to the entire game play.

Storyline

The last edition of the Awakening series: the Goblin kingdom showed Princess Sophia, our heroine, who travelled to the goblin kingdom continuing in her dangerous search for her people. The last edition featured Sophia who was left to make her way to the Skyward Castle, where humans ultimately fled. The fourth installment is now ready with a bang to surprise you with superior quality graphics, sound, suspense and mind blowing storyline. Here in the Skyward Castle, the players will come face to face with the humans. Sophia off course was so desperately longing to find and now will head into the battle against menacing shadows that are all set to stop Sophia in her tracks. More than anything, the Skyward Castle is an adventurous and puzzle game.

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Awakening: the Skyward Castle is entertaining not only because of its graphics and excellent storyline and characters, the sound and its uniqueness is a perfect blend of adventure and entertainment too. Half the credit goes to the sound as it adds an extra fun factor to the game. The concept of audio production is exceptional in this game, which will keep you connected to it till the end of the series.

Level of challenge

The game has been designed keeping in view the different level of challenges the gamers of different types can clear. Interestingly, the game is available in a special collector’s edition release of full exclusive extras which you won’t find in the standard version. Though, to give the game a try, you can download the demo version for free where you can enjoy both easy to medium levels of the game. Well, each level has its own difficulty level. So, not give it a try and find out what this latest edition has to offer its gamers.

This is the Original Big Fish Games Description::

Awakening: The Skyward Castle tells the tale of young Princess Sophia, who awakens from a magical century-long slumber into a land threatened by an ancient evil. Braving the dangers of an unfamiliar world, Princess Sophia has travelled far to discover the fate of her exiled kingdom. Having no magic of her own in a land built with living magic, she must overcome the many foes, perils and obstacles with her wit, skill and allies. Can Princess Sophia lift the curse that plagues her people? Find out in this epic conclusion!

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Astral Towers

If you have passion for online games, then you really need to know more about the online game cards available in the market. Today, there is a wide assortment of online games that are not only popular among teenagers, but also with middle-aged as well as younger people who enjoy playing them. One such game is Astral Towers, which is designed for online game lovers. Astral towers is an online turn-based card game where players will have to summon creatures, buildings, make enhancements and cast spells in order to defeat the opponent. This is a typical card fighting game where the player is supposed to defeat the evil that’s plaguing the land by summoning creatures and using spells.

Storyline:

The storyline of the game is very interesting and entertaining at the same time. The game gives you an opportunity to improve your skills and become a hero in the fighting challenges that you will come across. All you need to do is defeat the evil using the different weapons provided. Each player uses five magical elements during a duel namely- fire, ice, nature, death and craft. Additional, players of Astral Towers will also be able to play scenario game, online duels, duels against Al and Hot-Seat.

Visual/Sound quality

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The sound quality and the visual effects of any game are the two important factors that enhance the gaming experience for any player.  Gaming sound is exceptional whereas the multimedia visual effects have been designed to attract and maintain a powerful fan following. The visual and sound quality of astral towers is perfect.

Level of challenge:

The game features 127 cards to collect with 2 difficulty levels. The players are supposed to destroy the evil by developing strategies and improving it as your power grows in this exciting turn-based strategy card game. This is an exciting card game that can be played by people of every age. Build buildings, learn new spells and acquire abilities during 89 brain-teasing missions and become a mage of the exciting Astral Towers.

 

This is the Original Big Fish Games Description::

Become a mage: summon creatures and cast spells to defeat everything on your way to the source of evil in Astral Towers. Build buildings, learn new spells and acquire abilities during 89 brain-teasing missions. Develop your strategy and improve it as your power grows in this exciting turn-based strategy card game.

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Amusement World Puzzle Game

Amusement World is a thrilling and delightful romp through a world-class amusement park. The game is very exciting and colourful filled with mini-games and puzzles that keep you going through the entire series of the game. Playing this game is fun for every age as it enables you to try a lot of carnival specific challenges from skeet-ball to dart throwing and target shooting. If you have been searching for such a game, then it is a must try. Get ready to meet the cool characters and explore the entire park.

Storyline:

The storyline of the game is very alluring. It keeps you on and entertained throughout your gaming experience. The concept of the game is similar to some of the grandest amusement parks in the world with a nod towards the endearing charm of boardwalks and carnivals. This amusement world invites players of all ages to have the time of lives and enjoy the exciting gaming experience which they will have nowhere else. Each game has its own interesting storyline. Similarly, the themes and added characters to the movie have exceptionally made this one of the most played games around the world.

Visual/sound quality:

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Visual effects in the game have been perfectly added to create an exciting ambience. They are not only attractive, but also go accurately with the game theme.  Similarly, the game sound is the best. It delivers a captivating sound quality in the entire game. The sound goes perfectly with each level of the game and keeps changing to create an excitement level among the players.

 

Level of challenge

Now you can reconnect with the charm of old-fashioned amusement parks in this object search. The levels of challenges at Amusement World are not as difficult. However, even though they are not tough to clear,  the difficulty level too is not as hard as you might think. These classic carnival games include Skeet-ball and target shooting that are fun to play. So, get ready to have the time of your life with the wonderful nostalgia of Amusement World where the captivating search through boardwalks and carnivals is ongoing.

 

This is the Original Big Fish Games Description::

Inspired by some of the grandest amusement parks in the world, but with a nod towards the endearing charm of boardwalks and carnivals, Amusement World invites players of all ages to have the time of their lives with nostalgic hidden-object scenes, games and puzzles. From skee-ball to dart throwing to target shooting, all of the classic carnival games are here. With four distinct lands to explore, each with its own theme and memorable characters, there is something for everyone to love at Amusement World!

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Houdini’s Castle

The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle Review:

Here comes a game that is off beat, engaging and entertaining. It is a simple game with everything that you need for a complete gaming experience. Those people who have gotten tired of really long games that have annoyingly difficult hidden object scenes and equally frustrating mini games; must give this game a try for a change. The game is clean, nicely designed and suitable for all kinds of players. It’s like a fairyland story where the fairy is trying to save the lover from the hands of the evil. You get to play the fairy and do all the heroic acts to save the lover.

It’s a game that will take you an adventure trip to a lost island, and you will encounter many hurdles and challenges on your quest for the answers to your questions. Throughout your journey, the hidden objects, association games and mini games will keep you busy and occupied. The game gives you ample control over the settings. The animation is amazing, and the look of the game is very inviting. All in all, it is a game that has an average difficulty, a great storyline, excellent sound and visual effects, and above all a great fun factor. Let us have a look at all the important factors of the game one by one.

Fun Factor and Storyline

On a scale of 5, The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle gets a perfect 5 for the fun factor. The storyline is engaging and interesting; therefore, we can give it a 5 star rating as well. Those of you who have been a part of Harry Houdini’s adventures before can look for a totally different storyline. This game is not about Harry Houdini’s odyssey, his life, adventures and death. In this game, the air plane that Houdini and his lover are travelling in crashes, and thus the story begins to unfold. Imagine a creepy deserted island and a plane crash that lands you up there; although not quite a novel idea, but certainly a winner in terms of appeal. The adventures that ensue thereafter make the plot interesting and gripping. You get to play Ms. Houdini in the game, and it’s needless to mention that you will be doing all kinds of heroic acts to fight the evil intentions of a character called Whitehead. This person Whitehead happens to be the adopted son of Harry Houdini and has taken his father hostage. This marks the starting point of the story and the adventures that follow all revolve around this.

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There are many twists and turns in the story that keep the interest alive. A turn comes when you get to know Whitehead better and what has made him do all this. The story goes like this. Whitehead has been trying it hard for decades to get in touch with the spirit of Houdini. He did so because he wanted to know the secrets of Chinese torture cell. Whitehead’s lover was lost long ago while trying to do the trick. To get her back, Whitehead was trying to contact the spirit. Then you begin your adventurous journey where you interact with Whitehead and try to overcome his traps. The story that follows is thrilling, and you get to do a lot of things.

At the start of The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle, you are introduced to the hidden object mechanics. There is a list of hidden objects, and you are supposed to look for each of them. Each hidden object scene has some amount of interactivity in it. Almost every hidden object scene has to be completed twice. The second time you are introduced to an item association game. This is one of the most interesting parts of the game, and it actually puts your intelligence quotient to test. You are no longer supposed to look for items directly on the list, but you have to build associations between objects and look for associated objects. An ordinary association game involves association between a violin and a violin bow; there are some other associations that are tough to figure out. It may take you some mindful thinking to complete the tougher mind association games, and you may find yourself stuck up in some of the games. In such situations, the strategy guides comes to your rescue.

Unlike most other hidden object games, this game has no maps or navigation guides. So, if you get lost or miss out on certain hidden objects, or get stuck up with a puzzle, then you will have to fend for yourself. On the whole, the fun factor of the game is high, and there are fewer movements of frustration and boredom.

Visual and Sound Quality

The graphics and the animation of the game are a perfect 5. The visuals are beautiful and play a prominent role in keeping the interest of the player alive. The graphics are really pleasing, and animation quality is astounding. The colours are bright and vibrant. The sounds and voiceovers of the game are simply superb. The game options give you the freedom to change the settings of music, sounds and voiceover. You get custom cursor, widescreen and full screen options. On the whole, we can say the art work and audio are excellent and add to the quality of the game.

Level of Challenge

For the level of difficulty, we can give The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle a score of 4. The hidden object scenes and puzzles are difficult, but not frustrating. The only things that can put you off in terms of difficulty are the association games. Some are really hard to figure out and at that time you may have to seek the help of the hint button. The fact that there are no maps or navigation guides makes things tough at times. You may have to backtrack sometimes to locate the hidden objects or puzzles that you may have missed out on. The puzzles are pretty much standard like jigsaws and tile rotation puzzles. The game can be played to two difficulty levels: easy and difficult. The game is shorter than most hidden object games.

This is the Original Big Fish Games Description::

Your honeymoon is cut short when your plane crashes on an uncharted island in The Great Unknown: Houdini’s Castle. You awake to discover a madman has kidnapped your husband. To get him back, you’ll have to use all your wits to pass his sinister tests and solve the mysteries of Houdini’s castle. Along the way, you’ll uncover Houdini’s secret past and learn about the brilliant apprentice who changed his life. Can you expose Houdini’s greatest trick to save your husband and escape the island? Take the challenge in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.

This is a special Collector’s Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector’s Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

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The Blacksmith’s Daughter

The lovers of Margrave series, who have been a part of Edwina’s adventures in the previous two games, would not be disappointed in the third one as well. This game also contains its fair share of adventure, puzzles, hidden objects and above all, a whole lot of fun. The collector’s version of this game was released a few days ago which saw many enthusiasts lining up for a purchase. The game was an instant hit as soon as beta testing started. The game has everything that can keep you glued on to your computer screens for hours at a stretch, except for the time when you would like to jump in your seats after having unrevealed a hidden object. The storyline is engaging and enthralling the gameplay will keep you completely engrossed, and the graphics are in vibrant colours that please your eyes. All in all, the game is a winner. Continue reading

The Great Ring

Don’t worry, Mystic Legacy’s famed, mysterious element and the thrilling pace are intact in “Mystic Legacy: The Great Ring”, but you will sure to find a new level of excitement and sophistication in almost all the characters in the game, and precisely this thing raises the story way above the norms. The premise is pretty straightforward; your peaceful vacation will turn into a nightmare in this game and that’s all. However, this simple one line story has the potential to keep you at the edge of your seat in almost all parts of the game. The amazing thing about “Mystic Legacy: The Great Ring” is that, the more absurd and unbelievable the game becomes, the greater we feel closer to the characters in the game.

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Vacation Quest: Australia

vacation-quest-australia screenshotVacation Quest: Australia is a game that you should play if you have nothing to do but relax. In total the game only has 24 hidden object scenes, making it one of the more basic games in the genre. This game would be perfect if you wanted to relax and enjoy the beautiful, fake, scenes of Australia. The plot line is empty and the objective of the game doesn’t hold any full meaning. But like most of our articles, we at hiddenobject.co have to decide, is this buy or die?

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The Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish

Your job in The Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish, is to hunt down the locations where evil ensues, and you must destroy it at the source. Your objectives eventually lead you to an interesting place, the Theatre of Shadows. This is a dark and mysterious place where evil “spawn” in an attempt to spread throughout the world. While the Theatre of Shadows does not appear to be a threat to you, the dark ambience of the theatre cannot be missed, and it comes to light that there is a lot to discover. After meeting the theatre owner, your suspicions of dastardly deeds is affirmed and you begin one of the most frightening journey of your life.
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Summer SuperSports

Summer Supersports takes a twist on the conventional hidden object game by embracing the opportunities of multiple puzzles and mini-games. Being situated in an entertainment centre for the majority part of the game (other venues include a baseball field and airport), the games are endless and the puzzles too. However, the game does not lose track of the Hidden Object background it was based on, which is not something that can be said for dedicated HOGs. It is quite obvious that this game is a buy, no way it should be taken lightly.

First off, the game is appropriate for any age player. The venues offer fun and excitement designed to be enjoyable for anyone, an entire family can enjoy this game. As well, the scenes are fabulous in their design, making hidden object gaming that much better. You would think that designing a packed baseball stadium would be tedious and shortcuts would be taken, well it seem the developers have taken their time and really pieced together the scenes as they would be in real life, which we can all commend them on.


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