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    Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:12 am

    I love playing good hidden object games. I am particularly a fan of Dream Day series. I have played all parts. I was wondering if someone can suggest more games like the dream day. Not necessary as a wedding theme  but of equal quality in gameplay,graphics,puzzles etc. like Dinertown Detective Agency.
    By dream day I mean Dream day wedding series.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:22 pm

    GGG was originally aimed at casual gaming, so any "oldtimer" here knows the reference.  I myself enjoy the Dream Day series, especially True Love and Bella Italia.

    The Dream Day games are aimed more at hidden objects than at adventuring.  Have you tried the Big City Adventure games?  I assume that you're familiar with Big Fish - you can try almost every game there for an hour to see if you like it before you purchase.  (Be sure to wait for a BOGO sale, and use Ebates for cash back, too!)


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:58 am

    I have played a few from bigfish - House of thousand doors, the wolf one, wax city etc. but somehow I didn't get as much satisfaction with the gameplay and graphics. and all the games they have is of similar style so I didn't play any other. I was hoping if there were games of dream day standard.

    I have looked up the big city adventure and I think it looks promising. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:27 pm

    Let me know what you think. If that's the style you're looking for, I have all kinds of suggestions Sunny

    Oh here! Check this one out:
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t242-season-of-mystery-the-cherry-blossom-murders#365

    It's even on Steam! (link to Steam version in the first post, my review in the 2nd post.)


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:24 am

    Yes I like the look of season mystery. I will soon play the big city game and then I will get back to you.

    Thank you so much for help! I appreciate it. I had been looking for good hidden object games for so long. I have played the Dream Day series multiple times.
    Have you played Dinertown Detective agency? I love it.
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    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:34 pm

    I actually haven't played that one yet.  It features Flo from the Diner Dash games, right?


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:04 am

    Yes its good. You should try it sometime.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:36 am

    Here are some free games from Big Fish -

    MCF Ravenhearst and Fairway Solitaire:
    https://store.bigfishgames.com/biz_dev/coupon.php

    Awakening 1: The Dreamless Castle for FREE
    Use coupon code: MOBFREEAWAKENING


    PuppetShow 1: Mystery of Joyville
    Use the code BIGFISHCASINO


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:40 am

    I am going to buy Big city adventure. Which city do you think I should buy first?
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    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:59 am

    Whichever one you'd like to "visit". The BCA games are pretty much cookie cutter games, with the same format/puzzles in each, just different locations. Remember that if you're getting them at Big Fish, you can demo them for an hour each to see which you like best.


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:01 pm

    Ok Thanks!

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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 am

    Ok so I bought the cherry blossom  murders. Played it. It was a good game and the graphics and design were very high quality However the gameplay felt a bit dull. I wanted it to be more engaging and longer.

    I think theres no hog game that can beat dream day series. Its like perfect. Dinertown agency is great too.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by TheCloser17 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:40 pm

    I played the Cherry Blossom Murders as well, it definitely could have been better. The graphics were the best for sure, I agree.  A little more store and tougher HOG scenes would have made it a lot better.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by TheCloser17 on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:41 pm

    I just acquired Grim Legends 1-3 and am hoping they are good. Crossing my fingers for some challenging  HOG scenes.

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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:02 am

    Tell me how that one turns out. If its good I ll pay it too.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:19 pm

    If you're looking for hidden object games that are more challenging, I can certainly help with that!  The ones I've mentioned in this thread have all been light-interaction.


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:47 am

    Please do. I would love it.
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:48 pm

    Ohhhh, yes, now this is something I know more about Elk grin

    What is your preferred source? ie. Big Fish, Steam, GameHouse, Alawar... ?


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:23 pm

    Steam and wildtangent
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 pm

    OK, this will be fun Sunny  Are you familiar with the bundle sites?  Hidden object games get bundled on a semi-frequent basis, and while some are stinkers, there are some awesome deals to be had!  I'll start posting them here again so that you don't miss out.

    Here's a good place to start: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/dollar-mystic-bundle
    (Fanatical is the new name for BundleStars)

    Dreamscapes (from above bundle) is one of my favorite "adventure-lite"s  There are no hidden object scenes, per se, but there are plenty of hidden things to find, so even that one game is worth your dollar.

    This one only lasts for another 3 days:
    https://www.indiegala.com/artifex-mundi-8

    I'd go for the $4.99 tier if I were you... as a matter of fact, I DID go for the $4.99 tier!  I already had some of the games, but duplicate keys can be given away (or traded, or whatever your preference may be.)

    I only post deals for bundle sites that I trust and use myself, so you're safe with these (I've never had any problems with the sites I use.)

    I'll post further deals in the Sales, Special Offers and Other Portal News section.


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:22 pm

    Back to your question of good hidden object games!  I'll list some of my favorites that are available on Steam (links go to my reviews, and if you scroll up, there will be a link to the Steam purchase page in the first post of each thread):

    Sacra Terra: Angelic Night

    Adam Wolfe (has been bundled recently)

    Agency of Anomalies 1, The: Mystic Hospital (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t490-the-agency-of-anomalies-1-mystic-hospital#2093

    Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome (AHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t347-brink-of-consciousness-dorian-gray-syndrome#2230

    Brink of Consciousness 2: The Lonely Hearts Murders CE (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t1234-brink-of-consciousness-2-the-lonely-hearts-murders#3658  (both of the BoC games are EXCELLENT!)

    Calavera: Day of the Dead (IHOG)

    Chimeras: Tune of Revenge (AHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t1402-chimeras-tune-of-revenge#2894

    Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose (Adventure/FROG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t65-dark-parables-1-curse-of-briar-rose#136

    Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince (Adventure-FROG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t66-dark-parables-2-the-exiled-prince#2019 (can't go wrong with this series... as long as you like "Fragmented" Object games)

    Darkarta: A Broken Heart's Quest (IHOG)

    Enigmatis 1: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t406-enigmatis-the-ghosts-of-maple-creek#3597

    Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood CE (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t1903-enigmatis-2-the-mists-of-ravenwood#5911 (#2 is my favorite of the three... I didn't review the third one)

    Living Legends 1: Ice Rose (IHOG)

    Living Legends 2: Frozen Beauty (IHOG)

    Mountain Crime: Requital (Adventure-lite/Pop-up)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t355-mountain-crime-requital#2269

    That gets us to the beginning of the M's - will be back with more later~


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by TheCloser17 on Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:57 pm

    Thanks for the lists Genki.  Happy bounce
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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:10 am

    I'm ready to give you some more~!

    The Mystery Case Files games are all good, although Huntsville, Prime Suspects, and Ravenhearst are "straight" HOGs, meaning no interaction.  Return to Ravenhearst was the first Interactive Hidden Object game, and although there is a ton of backtracking (and the hint button takes forever to load), it is still one of the most challenging and interesting IHOG's you'll find.

    Only going to link one of these (you'll find links to all of the others in the first post):

    Mystery Case Files 3: Ravenhearst (HOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t199-mystery-case-files-3-ravenhearst-straight-hog#465
    (Sets the scene for Return to Ravenhearst, but is not necessary to play first)

    Mystery Case Files 6: Dire Grove (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t196-mystery-case-files-6-dire-grove-ihog-adventure#464 (a personal favorite from the series, and while not available on Steam, it IS available on Wildtangent!)

    Nearwood (Adventure-lite w/some HOS)

    Nevertales: The Beauty Within (IHOG)

    Sable Maze 1: Sullivan River CE (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t1115-sable-maze-sullivan-river#2971

    Shiver 1: Vanishing Hitchhiker (IHOG)

    Stray Souls 1: Dollhouse Story (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t513-stray-souls-dollhouse-story#1963

    Stray Souls 2: Stolen Memories CE (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t1665-stray-souls-2-stolen-memories#4580 (these two aren't available on Steam, but they're personal favorites, so I've added links to the Wildtangent pages for you~!)

    Twisted Lands 1: Shadow Town (Adventure/IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t271-twisted-lands-1-shadow-town#408 (This is a love-it or hate-it series, which as sold as a trilogy on Steam.  I personally loved the series!)


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    Re: Hidden Object games

    Post by sakshi3631 on Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:19 am

    Thank you so much for the info! I appreciate it and also the offers on various websites.
     have you played house of thousand doors?
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    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:48 am

    Yes, I have - the first one, at least.

    House of 1000 Doors 1: Family Secrets CE (IHOG)
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t348-house-of-1000-doors-1-family-secrets#5336

    All of the games I've reviewed are listed here:
    http://genkisgamegab.forumotion.com/t9-links-to-genki-s-game-reviews#9

    I try to review every game, but sometimes I just don't have time, so be sure to ask if you don't see something on the list - I might have actually played it!


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