Most of the time, the game is pretty predictable. The remaining extras are the standard fluff but for new gamers the in-game strategy guide is always a benefit. In my opinion, seek and enjoy! There is usually a puzzle, sometimes two, to solve. The Mini Games are in abundance.
Music wise, carries the mood of the game very well. The Mini Games are easy to medium in difficulty. This game has it all from crisp jewel-toned graphics that are absolutely gorgeous, to interesting interactive HOPS and lots of excellent puzzles. I Love this game and find it to be the perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday morning, in fact I had to pull myself away to finish my housework.
The HOPS are absolutely a delight with items that are well depicted. I am playing these games to relax and for their entertainment value so I don't want to be stressed to much with puzzles I can't solve. We played Amaranthine Voyage: The Burning Sky on the easiest difficulty mode, rarely skipped any puzzles, and completed the game in around four hours. The Strategy Guide, of course, tells you where they are.
Graphics: They are absolutely gorgeous. The animals are totally adorable. And I just like looking at the scenery. All in all I highly recommend this game. You truly do go on a nice little adventure. Many of the scenes offer Panoramic views, where you can scroll further to the left or right in an attempt to make the player feel like they are actually there. I just don't get what's up with the cartoonish graphics.
The hidden object segments and the puzzles during the demo, which was quite short by the way as I finished it in 42 minutes. I found this game surprisingly fun and interesting. Each game in this series has a little different story line and they have all been interesting. I love puzzles in HOPA games and even though some puzzles are familiar there are still some surprises in difficulty.
It is a perfect game for a lazy day. Yes, the game will be a buy for me. The graphics are beautiful and, yes, icy but perfect for a cold and rainy day here in my town. There was never a moment of boredom playing the game.
I really got into the story when the demo ended.
(FREE trial version)