Map: The map tells where the player is and has the special mark when you have something to do there. The Hidden Object Scenes are mostly Interactive List finds, the scenes are beautifully drawn and there are a ton of interactive items. The hidden object segments and the puzzles during the demo, which was quite short by the way as I finished it in 42 minutes. You have an interactive, transporter type map to help you move quickly between locales.
The game flowed quite well and is very easy to follow. I actually don't mind easy puzzles, as long as they are fun. The hidden object scenes are nice but easy, just as the minigames and the entire game. I think all levels of players will find this one fun for one reason or another.
PuppetShow: The Curse of Ophelia is a must-have game for me. Not only is the game full of things to do, it is also beautiful and just what I have been looking for after all the dreary, colorless games that wrapped up in the past 3 months. I found this game surprisingly fun and interesting. It seems like all of the serial games are basically the same. The Mini Games are very doable, most are of good length and entertaining.
Thanks for the reviews. This Collector's Edition has 9 Achievements to earn, 14 VG Team pictures, 11 Music Soundtracks, 6 Wallpapers, 12 Concept Art pictures, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy! 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 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 story doesn't get a lot better as you play, you have cliche over cliche with a few minor exceptions which I won't reveal in order not to spoil your experience, the story of the game seems uninspired and It really can't draw you in. The graphics weren't all that bad. Yes, the game will be a buy for me. The HOPS are absolutely a delight with items that are well depicted.
As always, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story to others to review. If you prefer the CE version of games the PuppetShow: The Curse of Ophelia has collectibles, artifacts and morphing objects to be found. I love puzzles in HOPA games and even though some puzzles are familiar there are still some surprises in difficulty. As always, try if out for yourself and see what you think.
This Collector's Edition has 10 Wallpapers, 10 Concept Art pictures, 9 Avatars, 6 Screensavers, 16 replayable Mini Games, 4 Music Soundtracks, 22 replayable Hidden Object Scenes, a built in Strategy Guide, a Bonus Chapter.
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