In this game, G5 Entertainment brings you an investigative hidden objects game. To solve the mystery of death of the daughter of two philanthropists, you need to find all the hidden objects in the game. There is a hint button you can use but you need to wait for certain timings where it reloads itself to full before you can utilise it.
Inside the game, you will interact with different characters. In this way, you will not be bored just finding the clues to solving the mystery of the game. When I first start the game, I am tasked with finding a pair of tweezers to pull out the bullet from the wall. After that, I can use the tweezers to manually adjust the bullet and pull it out. The game lets you interact with objects found in the list of hidden objects to put you in the core action of the game.
After finding the tools in the level 1, I am asked by the forensic guy called Sheng to put all the tools in his toolbox. In some of the game chapters, the objects you need to find may span over 2 levels. For instance, I am stuck with finding a ladder to reach the book located up above in the street alley level but I borrowed a step ladder from Brody Lamonte in the Supervisor’s Place. The ladder will be stored under Inventory and you can use it in the street alley scene. Sometimes, multiple inventory items can be used to complete an action or piece of evidence.
In such scenarios, you can activate the Map function which is located on the bottom left of the game screen to switch to the other levels to find the useful hidden objects. After you completed finding the objects in a scene, it will disappear from the Map to signify that the level is completed.
The game allows you to pinch in and out to find the hidden objects. This is similar to the gameplay on an iPad. When you zoom into the different areas of the screen, you can slide your fingers left and right to move the focus left and right.
When you found each of the items in the list, it will be stroked off from the list. Hidden objects may not necessary be a physical object. It can reside inside a painting or can be part of a shadow on the wall. There are reviews on Amazon stating there is touch screen issues with the game but I tried the game without any issues. You cannot blindly tap on areas of the screen. You just need to have a keen eye to weed out the hidden objects.
What I like about this game is that it allows me to move between different scenes to explore and find the clues. The interaction of the game characters lets the gamer go into the story of the game. But the game does not help much with finding objects which is not within the level. It lets you explore on your own where to find the missing object yourself just like a real detective story. Casual gamers may not have the patience to look elsewhere for the object such as the step ladder in the Supervisor’s Place and give up playing the game. It will be nice to have a special hint button to guide the initial game levels of this game so that the gamer can get used to the gameplay.
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Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 4.6 / 5
Addictiveness: 4 / 5
Value for money: 5 / 5
Overall: 4.5 / 5