The production team did a great job with the sights and sounds. The Christmas Spirit: Trouble in Oz - the Collector's Edition - comes with all the goodies one expects from one. We get easy to find Collectibles, wallpapers, art images and a bonus chapter. The Christmas Spirit: Trouble in Oz has a terrific gameplay and an excellent storyline. There was never a moment of boredom playing the game.
The HOPS are excellent and varied with some being different than those normally seen. The graphics weren't all that bad. The storyline does a nice job also. The Collector's Edition is also quite rewarding, it includes a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, a screensaver, soundtracks, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a secret room.
The Hidden Object Scenes are mostly Interactive List finds, the scenes are beautifully drawn and there are a ton of interactive items. Yes, the game will be a buy for me. The Mini Games are easy to medium in difficulty. The heart-pounding music and the creepy ambient sounds also help increase the suspense of the game.
In this Collector's Edition version, there's always the built in Strategy Guide to help you. Voices are age and character appropriate, with emotion for a change. I think the game is fantastic. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Music is soothing until something is either happening or about to happen, then it cuts loose.
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. 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. This Collector's Edition offers the usual Achievements to earn, and there are 41 Hidden Items to collect. Graphics are really nice in this game, though, just like the animations.
The sound doesn't manage to match the top quality of the graphics, unfortunately. This game has fairly nice graphics, but could be a bit clearer. If you prefer the CE version of games the The Christmas Spirit: Trouble in Oz has collectibles, artifacts and morphing objects to be found. Oh, and if you just don't like HOPS, you can always switch to a mini game to help complete the scenes.
As always, try the demo first.
(FREE trial version)