Feb 24, 2012
User review by gobaba
This is an attractive iHOG with a tired theme, repetitive gameplay, repetitive music, and excessively chatty silent dialogue/comments. The graphics are crisp, the scenery is well-illustrated and numerous, there's lots of back-tracking, and the few voice-overs are good. It's HO scenes consist of fanning circles for which you must find random objects, one of which is always missing. These are found in yet another scene. I'd say the game leans heavily on this premise, less on adventure/puzzles.
A scientist has created a robot gone awry, and you're off to find out why and straighten it out. The robot in question manages to be as destructive as RoboCop without the impressive artillery. There are two modes of play, hints refill decently in expert and point you in the way to go, HO are usually easy to find. Puzzles are easy, and adventure challenge is just so-so.
There's no real variety in gameplay, just fanning circles with missing object, go find it in another scene, lather, rinse, repeat. There's an eyeball cursor that occasionally leads you to something useful, but has the annoying habit of commenting on every odd item in the scene, sort of like when you're on a trip with a passenger who insists on reading every billboard aloud. You find characters with whom you have dialogue that's sometimes useful, sometimes weakly funny, sometimes rubbish. You find notes and letters along the way in the same vein.
The main game lasts under 4 hours, but I sped through it to get it over with. The bonus game carries the story further and lasts 30 minutes. Both have a satisfactory conclusion. Also in the CE are the SG, wallpapers, and concept art. The SE is quite enough, but really I say "Danger, Will Robinson! There are better games to spend your money on." 3.4 stars