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. The HOPS are absolutely a delight with items that are well depicted. 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've been a fan of the Rite of Passage: Hackamore Bluff series and really enjoyed the games in the series.
This is the newest game in the Rite of Passage series. I think all levels of players will find this one fun for one reason or another. Each game in this series has a little different story line and they have all been interesting. Not only are there a lot of puzzles but some are different and some are challenging.
As always, try the demo first. This game has it all from crisp jewel-toned graphics that are absolutely gorgeous, to interesting interactive HOPS and lots of excellent puzzles. If you are new to HOPA games and not sure about puzzles, then there is a skip button available. Animation is excellent, movement are very smooth.
They were creative. Rite of Passage: Hackamore Bluff has a terrific gameplay and an excellent storyline. I think the game is fantastic. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I just don't get what's up with the cartoonish graphics.
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. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are also quite standard. This Collector's Edition has 15 Morphing Objects within the HOP's, 9 Concept Art pictures, p Dev pictures, 9 Wallpapers, 11 Music Soundtracks, 14 Videos, a Souvenir Room, 18 Achievements to earn, 15 replayable Hidden Object Scenes, 20 replayable Mini Games, Collectible Characters, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Adventure, enjoy! Colors are quite nice and bright, very true.
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. 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. There are some different gameplay features with many puzzles that I find enjoyable to solve. The voice overs seems to be recorded by some really bored actors and the soundtrack doesn't excel either.
Those looking for an intense challenge won't get it from the game either.
(FREE trial version)