If you are new to HOPA games and not sure about puzzles, then there is a skip button available. For some the puzzles might seem very easy but I am guessing that most gamers enjoy puzzles that are not "rip your hair out" difficult. Game play was excellent. All in all I highly recommend this game. You truly do go on a nice little adventure.
The scenes are fairly clear and items are not difficult to find. There are some different gameplay features with many puzzles that I find enjoyable to solve. The hidden object scenes are nice but easy, just as the minigames and the entire game. I always love the Egyptian themed graphics, and the storyline that goes with it.
There is really nothing new, As always, try if out for yourself and see what you think. Music: Fits the game just right. This time it doesn't get outright booming. It seems like all of the serial games are basically the same.
Voices are age and character appropriate, with emotion for a change. One of the best features of Haunted Hotel XVI: Lost Dreams is the superb drawing of characters and scenery. They were creative. I really got into the story when the demo ended.
Oh, and if you just don't like HOPS, you can always switch to a mini game to help complete the scenes. The game flowed quite well and is very easy to follow. Puzzles are simple and don't take any brain power to complete, but done well. The Hidden Object Scenes are well done, again the devs have done a nice job of keeping the items true to the period of time.
The hidden object segments and the puzzles during the demo, which was quite short by the way as I finished it in 42 minutes. The puzzles are more challenging, and they are smartly integrated into the storyline. Colors are quite nice and bright, very true. 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.
All in all, I find Haunted Hotel XVI: Lost Dreams to be an excellent game and a must-have addition to my gaming library.
(FREE trial version)