Family Tales: The Sisters is a fairly typical hidden object adventure game that doesn’t break the mold in any respect. Its storyline follows a woman’s journey to rescue her twin sister, with said journey taking players through the real world and alternate dimensions via both magical and scientific means. While there’s some good to be found in Family Tales: The Sisters, every positive is offset by one (or more) problems.
Following the success of games like Fairway Solitaire and Solitaire Blitz, the pyramid genre of solitaire games has regained a ton of popularity, as the incredibly accessible game type simply asks players to click on cards one number higher or lower than the card on the deck. Following in that same vein is Solitaire Tales on Facebook, a game that starts strong, but quickly suffers from pushy and even deceptive friend invites, and a skewed level difficulty that makes it hard to progress.
Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows is an instantly striking hidden object puzzle game that has everything it takes to pull players in. Great voice acting in the initial cutscene speaks of a lifelong romance that actually wasn’t: as the wife of a noble captain vanishes, and the captain is found dead on the coast of the ocean. While the game starts off with a bang, it quickly fizzles into a slow moving and ultimately disappointing experience.
In Her Interactive’s latest Nancy Drew mystery, we find our master sleuth challenged with one of the scariest storylines in the franchise to date, and also one of the best. Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall contains two interweaving storylines, as Nancy must confront her skepticism of the supernatural head-on in order to save a missing girl just days before her wedding.
The television drama Castle follows novel writer Richard Castle in his adventures with detective Kate Beckett, using his skills as a novelist to help solve every case that comes along. Now, fans of the television show can help Castle solve his next case in Castle: Never Judge a Book by Its Cover, a new hidden object puzzle game that’s actually really entertaining, even if you’ve never watched the show.
With the amazing success of King’s Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, it’s only natural to see other developers try their hand at a level-based match-three game on Facebook: and that’s what gamers have been given with Jelly Glutton. Jelly Glutton follows a little monster named Jelly that wants nothing more than to eat all of the sweet treats in existence, one match-three level at a time. You’ll be able to help him fill his belly, and while Jelly Glutton may not be the most original game in existence, it’s still pretty fun to play.
From the games of the AdelantadoTrilogy, to Roads of Rome and even Northern Tale, it’s safe to say that publisher Realore has a firm grasp on the time management genre. Fans of those previous games have a new option in Viking Saga, but as you might expect, this one comes with some slight differences that make it both better and worse than other “identical” games.
While games in the time management genre obviously challenge you to manage your time, there are also sub-genres within this space for players that want to focus on either strategy or speed. Strategy games may see you balancing the use of resources and workers, but Fitness Bustle: Energy Boost falls into the other category, as this is one game focused solely on speed.
While many hidden object games come with plenty of puzzles and adventure elements thrown in, there are the occasional games that contain nothing but hidden object scenes, as players complete one after another with nothing to break up the cycle. One of these games is 100% Hidden Objects, which is a game that’s named perfectly. This one is all about hidden object scenes, but the jury’s out on whether or not that’s a good thing.
Royal Gems initially appears to be a lovely, bright match-three game that will suck away all of your free time like so many other games have been able to do. While the terms “lovely” and “bright” certainly do apply to the final product, Royal Gems unfortunately offers a disappointing experience that feels more like a Facebook game than a PC download title.
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