03 June 2014

Hidden Object Games: House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster



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: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector's Edition

Guide Kate Reed as she searches for the artifacts that can break the power of a cursed gem in House of 1,000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster! A cursed gem that has left a trail of smouldering bodies in its wake is threatening the residents of the House of 1,000 Doors, prompting the head of the mystical dwelling to once again summon Kate Reed to its aid. Guide Kate as she searches for the artifacts that can break the power of the gem! This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version.
Developer: Alawar Games

(Played on a Mac)

Straight off the back of playing the first House of 1000 Doors I tackled the sequel, this time going for the Collector's Edition. Another beautifully designed HOPA, with a huge number of different locations and challenges. I played this in Expert mode - no sparkles around areas/objects, and a one minute hint recharge (there are only two modes: Casual and Expert), and didn't have much difficultly. I used the map a lot (which almost felt a little like cheating, as it allows you to jump directly to different scenes, and it highlights which scenes have an active component for you to complete). The mini-games are mostly straight forward, and I have mastered the art of making the objects work first click (some games like you to click using the object to activate, these games like you to click your cursor where you want to use an object).

I'm pleased I got the CE - the bonus Chapter is at least another hour of game play, and in never before visited locations. I would definitely recommend this game - and give it a go in Expert mode to up the challenge!



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