Musings From Us Listings For Hidden Object

The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Hidden Object that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Hidden Object Mystery, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

Another Free to Play game comes to us, and this time it is from ERS Games Studios, the Cadillac of HMO-style games. They have brought us many hours of mysteries through the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and yet again we are working with C. Auguste Dupin, a young Parisian detective, and his crew. Our work is cut out for us, too, because you never know where things might be or whom might be controlling them. There are many Poe games and the one constant is Dupin, but we really don’t see much of him as we are running around mid-19th Century Paris working our own cases, getting to know everyone from the local laundress to the chef at everyone’s favourite cafe. We even help out the crew of various dirigibles and hot air balloons that work their way over the city. We are not much a detective as the go to girl/guy for everyone, not unlike Dolly Levi. All kinds of people are looking for us to help them solve various cases, from the original Murder in the Rue Morgue to chasing down mummies, werewolves and escaped convicts. All this work does cost energy, and there are various ways to get it. Resting, as in not playing the game for a few hours. Eating, consuming pixelated noms and drinks to give you a boost, or working towards the rewards that will also give you those boosts.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death Collector’s Edition

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Hidden Object Mystery, Logic Puzzles, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

I saw a modern day movie adaptation of The Masque of the Red Death back in the early 90s, and this game is far better than that movie. When it comes to Poe’s stories, no one brings them to life like ERS Games. With every new story they take on, the graphics get more streamlined, and the gameplay gets better. Also, there is more focus on the hidden object part of the game than constantly looking for logic puzzles to unlock things.

We have a new mystery to solve, our dashing and brilliant companion, Inspector Dauphin, is with us again, and now we are hunting down a vigilante that is taking down corrupt government officials in 19th Century France. The whole of the game has a smoother feel, as the animations are more fluid, and the choppiness that was commonly seen in older ERS games is gone. We have don’t really know whom the true villain is in this case. Is it the cloaked figure in red masque, or the town politicians that are taxing their constituents dry? Murder is murder, but the slower blood-letting of financial drain can be just as macabre, as it brings on a suffering that cannot be taken out quickly, as one would to kill someone with a quick slash of a sword or piercing of a bullet.

Liong: The Lost Amulets

This entry was posted in Board Games, Casual Games, Mahjong, Match 3, Puzzle Games, Software, Strategy Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★★ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★★★★ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★★ 

Take your favourite mahjong game, and add a splash of hidden object, then some of your classic logic games like Memory, and choose those game with a wheel of fortune, and you have Liong: The Lost Amulets.

With a beautiful Chinese theme, Liong is a wonderful culmination of classic games in one great mix, but every time you get a new challenge, it is not like the last. Even the hidden object puzzles are different, as in some you search for items on a list, and in others you simply look for many variations of the same object. There is a spot the difference game, and so many more. Even the mahjong is different from the classic, as we are not searching for outer matching tiles, but tiles that match the list below the grid, and if you find more matches quickly, you get bonus points. Liong is a wonderful way to while away the hours on a rainy afternoon. Call your favourite take-out place for some General Tso Chicken and steamed rice, and put on a pot of black tea, because you will want to be in a very Asian mood when you play Liong. Test out the trial, and you’ll be hooked in no time.

2 Tasty

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Hidden Object Mystery, Software, Time Management Games by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★☆☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

I had promised that I would review the original 2 Tasty after doing its sequel, and I am so glad I did! This game played far more smoothly than the second one. The hidden object/time management premise was still there, but instead of scrolling the screen to find ingredients, we simply right-click to switch to another screen, which takes us to a pantry. Libby and Cole are running their first hometown bakeries and outlets, and we still get all those wonderful recipes, but with a more at home feel. Well, these are just as fattening as anything we’d see at Food Network, but what do you expect at a bakery? We are still getting that story between levels about how Libby and Cole got together, but without the narrative and the voice acting, which made the game run smoother, since it is quicker to read the dialogue than listen to it. Thanks to that, we can get on with the game, and it made it much more fun. There were more beverages in this game, too, so we had another option of equipment to work with while the mixers and oven were occupied. 2 Tasty was much more enjoyable than 2 Tasty Too, but both are worth the time.

9: The Dark Side Collector’s Edition

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Hidden Object Mystery, Logic Puzzles, Puzzle Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★★★★ 
Sound:★★☆☆☆ 
Value:★★★★☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★¾☆ 

This hidden object mystery/logic puzzle game has pretty much the same game setup as most games similar to it, but the plot line and story are pretty much what kept me going. In 9: The Dark Side Collector’s Edition, we are drawn into a magical war that has been going on since the days just after the Black Plague. Set in the city of Prague, this game has a very Olde World feel to it, and is quite enjoyable to those whom like European history.