30 May 2014

Hidden Object Games: House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets

A Hidden Object Game at a basic level involves finding hidden objects in a picture. The HO games I play do involve this task, but also navigating scenes searching for clues/objects, solving puzzles and mysteries etc. (I'm into more of the sub-genre called HOPA, or Hidden Object Puzzle Adventures)

Today's game is... 

... House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets 

Guide Kate Reed as she solves four mind-bending mysteries that take her to worlds she's never imagined in House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets! When the dead cannot find release, the House of 1000 Doors serves as a portal that allows the living to help them. Communicate with spirits and meet the mysterious Lancasters family that resides within the spooky house in this incredible Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! Communicate with the spirits. Travel to other worlds. Solve mind-bending mysteries! 
Developer: Alawar Games

(Played on a Mac)

I found this game because I was looking for more games like: True Fear: Forsaken Souls. I couldn't find any more by that developer, but I did stumble across this one by Alawar Games. So I was after a HOPA that was a little challenging and had a scary element to it... 

I started with the one hour trial as per usual, and I have to say, I was hooked right away. This isn't scary, or, I have to say, that challenging BUT it was enjoyable. 

It was longer than some other games - quite a few mysteries to solve, and objects to remember about gathering/where to use them. The mini-games are fairly easy (though I couldn't for the life of me get the Gondolier's arm in the right position, so I skipped that). The Hidden Object portions are okay - some of the objects are hide to find because of the background - they are unclear, which is frustrating (I only found this a few times though).

Overall, a fun play - and I've bought the Collector's Edition of House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster to play next! 

Download a free one hour trial here

Here is a list of all the Hidden Object Games I have played/reviewed, or, click the blogger tag below to load all the posts on Hidden Object Games! See my profile/reviews at Big Fish games here.

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