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    Sherlock Holmes: Trap for the Hunter

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:28 pm

    Sherlock Holmes: Trap for the Hunter
    by Crisp App Studio (aka HdO) - March 23, 2018

    Available at:
    Steam



    NEW ADVENTURES OF FAMOUS SHERLOCK HOLMES ARE WAITING FOR YOU.
    If you love detective stories, adventures, unexpected turns of a plot – this game is for you. The valuable exhibit is stolen from a collection of Lord Crowley. Traces of malefactors lead to India.

    SCANDALOUS ROBBERY IN THE CITY OF LONDON
    Be the best detective and help open one of the most complex cases and unravel the identity of a thief.

    ONE MINOR DETAIL CAN BE THE KEY TO SOLVING THE MYSTERY
    Test your powers of observation during a search for clues in the most unexpected places.

    UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY TO INDIA
    Secret life of Indian temples conceals many mysteries.
    Investigate with Holmes in England and India to reveal the mysterious crime.
    Attractive locations, intriguing mini-games and hidden object puzzles will not let you be bored.

    Features:
    - realistic scenes featuring your favorite characters
    - diverse game locations: hidden objects, spot the difference, puzzles, intriguing mini-games
    - most of the objects are genuine antiques!
    - innovative system of photo hints for hidden objects.




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    Re: Sherlock Holmes: Trap for the Hunter

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:04 am

    Sherlock Holmes: Trap for the Hunter (HOG)
    Game provided for Curator review

    This game developer - formerly known as HdO - has a long-standing history of producing hidden object games with low-quality graphics and poor English.  This title is no exception, but it does have a couple of things going for it, which I will explain in a bit.

    Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

    The only option is to turn off the sound effects and music.  Hidden object scene scrolls a bit; either up and down or left to right, and if you're having trouble seeing something, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in/out.

    Every item you find will give you points, and there is a score-multiplier for finding items quickly in succession. Likewise, you will lose points for mis-clicking too many times in a row.  Points are tallied up at the end of each level, and there are leaderboards that will show you how your score compares with other players.  You can re-play each level as many times as you like to try and get a higher score, and you can easily come back to any level you've unlocked if you'd rather move on.

    There are two types of hints you can use:  The first will show you what the item-of-your-choice from the to-find list looks like, and the second will actually show you where a random item is.  There is no loss of points for using a hint, but the insta-find type takes 30 seconds to recharge.

    Most of the HOS are done via list, but there are also some that you find via silhouette.

    In addition to hidden objects, there some basic puzzles (again timed with points and leaderboards) and spot-the-differences scenes.

    The characters are kind of cute and cartoonish, and the gameplay graphics very basic, with items that are recycled and used in multiple scenes.

    No voice-overs; sometimes good, most times terrible English; and a short snippet of music that cycles endlessly.  There really isn't much of a story.

    There are 31 levels, total (includes puzzles and spot-the-differences), and I am a little over half way through.  My time so far - replaying levels as I go to get better scores - is 1.5 hours, so the game length is pretty short.

    This is a low-quality offering that is made more fun by the presence of achievements and leaderboards.  It's not something that one can play for long periods, but it's nice to play a few levels, try to get a better score, then come back to later.  Recommended for those looking to enjoy a simpler game style and for die-hard hidden object fans.


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