Morphing object counter not working
I enjoyed the demo, so bought the game, and then I discovered that the morphing object counter is not working. I am about 3/4 done with the game, and although I’ve found all the morphing objects so far, the counter still shows 12. The sound also cut out at one point, and I had to quit the game and resume it, then it worked again.
Solomon, I crown thee...Best Game Ever!!
For some time, I have searched for the perfect game with stunning graphics, music and a good story, not to mention no creepy or dark things. This, is it. The whole story is epic. You are an agent for H.E.L.P (hidden expedition league of preservation) heading home after getting back stolen artifacts when you get a call from your partner. Of the two pilots, one is an imposter. You find out who and are almost killed, but by using an umbrella, you hook the parachute and land safely. And this is just the beginning. The bonus game is so neat! A ghost town in Montana, an old archive... And the fact cards are neat, I never anything about Robert the Bruce instill I found one of the cards. This has got to be the best series of games ever. If I could give this more stars, I would give it one billion. I would love it if they made one about pirates.
Not Quite Up To Par
The instructions for the puzzles are pretty worthless, leaving out important clues about the actual mechanics of operating the puzzle or the goal.
And particularly irksome, coming to the end of the game and returning to replay the HOAs, most have issues. Each time they load, there is a different problem with the lists of items to find - once appearing in a forgein language, next in a combination of languages, then perhaps as file names for the images, and in at least one case, with text over-running the area altogether and disappearing into the images.
All in all, this refurbishment was not complete or was botched and the game is certainly not worth $6.99.
I Love this game, lots of puzzles with different strategy play. Look forward to playing more games like this.
The Crown of Solomon
GnuDos - This game is totally immersive and challenging.
I really enjoy a challenge, and unique puzzles. This one has it all. Excellent graphics, great story, and although I had to skip some of the puzzles I learn from them and do much better when playing a second time. I usually don't buy unless on sale but don't regret getting this game at the regular price.
Clean, not dark, hidden game
So many hidden objects games are so dark or evil this was a challenging but refreshing game to try.
Creative, good story, fun.
Not glitchy, either. I'm liking it so far
Another winner in the series!
Hidden Expedition has become one of my favorite series. I'm a big fan of games that feature the supernatural and horror, but most of those HOP/puzzle games have a dull sameness to their plot, graphics and overall approach. The Hidden Expedition series features agents who solve crimes and mysteries that revolve around science, technology and history, all in beautifully rendered scenery and in fascinating detail. It is done in such an entertaining way that you don't realize how much you're learning, particularly in the collectible information cards.
There is a mix of minigames and HOP, the latter of which involve multiple steps. A minor complaint is that there is considerable touch sensitivity when you are selecting a hidden object, sometimes requiring you to mash what appears to be the same piece of screen four or five times. The minigames are enjoyable and of moderate difficulty. Once more the developer has included ingenious multimedia puzzles.
The map enables teleportation, but it would've been better if it indicated when you found all of the collectibles, including morphing objects, in a given scene. You can choose between three levels of difficulty but you can't configure the difficulty of various features. My preference was between the medium and hard alternatives; the hard option offered no help so I chose medium, and often I received too many hints for my liking.
Still, the professionalism, superb quality, and depth of this game earns it five stars in my book, despite the few negatives. I look forward to playing the next in the series.
Troublesome when first purchased with freezes, but reinstallation resolved all issues. Good storyline, challenging gameplay. AND THEN ... Because enjoyed, I attempted to reinstall prior games in the series (already purchased previously) both fantastic and involving the Smithsonian Institution. AND ONCE AGAIN, BOTH HAVE BEEN DROPPED FROM BIG FISH LINEUP. These are just the latest to fall out with no efforts by Big Fish to honor the purchase or offer a refund. So far, I'm out.close to $75 in just a couple of years, and that's not counting the games that I purchased that could not be reinstalled without second payments. Those amount to 10... Or so.