posted by gamermom2112 (WEST BEND, WI) Dec 15, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
My 11 year old son and I played this non-stop from start to finish. This isn't simply a "hidden object" game, but takes place in a variety of locations you need to explore, solve puzzles -as in finding objects to make machines or spells work, clear areas to make new locations or components of puzzles appear, and pay attention to clues given along the way. Items in locations change and you need to remember where you've seen objects. Incorporating all of the unlocked "levels" into the gameplay rather than simply moving beyond them also kept it interesting as there were more and more places to search for clues or objects, go back and see if we'd missed a clue, etc.
The game difficulty was perfect for us to play together-not so simple to be boring, not too difficult to quit in frustration-some things were very easy to accomplish, others took quite a bit of analytical thought. Nice smooth graphics, interesting story line and really fun to be able to play a video game with my son that involved thought rather than reflexes alone. When we finished it, we immediately hoped to find the "next chapter" to play, or a similar game. I downloaded another which had even better 3D graphics, but it's more on par with Myst, much more difficult and after a half an hour of walking around searching for clues, trying numerous combinations and getting nowhere, we quit.