Many of the scenes have puzzles incorporated as well as some interactivity when it comes to finding many of the items. Mouse Tales: Heart of the Forest does not disappoint when it comes to length either. Playing on the easiest mode, we spent over six hours on the main game. The graphics weren't all that bad. Also, developers are now offering a custom mode of gameplay and this one will allow you to set your hint and skip times to your preference.
The Hidden Object Scenes are varied, with finding Keywords in a Sentence etc. For the experienced player, this game doesn't hold much of a challenge. I've been a fan of the Mouse Tales: Heart of the Forest series and really enjoyed the games in the series. The game flowed quite well and is very easy to follow.
One of the best features of Mouse Tales: Heart of the Forest is the superb drawing of characters and scenery. It is certainly on my buy list. I've been playing this game for 2 hours and I still quite a ways to go. As always, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story to others to review.
I think all levels of players will find this one fun for one reason or another. Some of the cutscenes were clear and the colors crisp. The HOPS are a lot of fun and there is the usual variety but I still prefer the list type. The storyline does a nice job also.
The Mini Games are easy to medium in difficulty. The remaining extras are always found in CEs such as a bonus game, strategy guide, etc. First of all, the landscapes and sceneries in this installment is mesmerizing; filled with exotic locations and interestingly-designed themes. Most of the time, the game is pretty predictable.
The CE version of the game is rather light on extra content although there are morphing objects and some fairly "in your face" collectibles to find. I found this game surprisingly fun and interesting. In this Collector's Edition version, there's always the built in Strategy Guide to help you. The hidden object scenes are nice but easy, just as the minigames and the entire game.
Colors are quite nice and bright, very true.
(FREE trial version)