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What Makes a Good Hidden Objects Game?

01-28-2010, 11:35 PM
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What Makes a Good Hidden Objects Game?

There are a lot of hidden object games out there - none more popular than Wheres Waldo - many more than I would ever expect. How do you sort the app from the crap though? What makes a good hidden object game? Is it the difficulty? Is it the art? Do people actually play hidden object games?
01-28-2010, 11:43 PM
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Can't help but wonder by your sig if you are conducting some sort of research or survey of some sort?

01-29-2010, 01:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Can't help but wonder by your sig if you are conducting some sort of research or survey of some sort?
Research absolutely
01-29-2010, 01:13 AM
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I love hidden object games and have many, both for the iPod Touch and for the Mac. Certainly for the Touch, the graphics are very important especially when you zoom in for more detail.
01-29-2010, 01:30 AM
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what is your favorite you own?
01-29-2010, 01:36 AM
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I have many favorites but the Mystery Case Files games are very good. Also, The Stone of Destiny, Little Shop of Treasures, Everest, Sprill, Cooking Quest, and Cassandra's Journey are also great fun.
01-29-2010, 02:10 AM
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Have you tried the Treasures of Mystery Island?
01-29-2010, 02:11 AM
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I think Where's Waldo is so popular is because of the backgrounds. They are just so much fun to look at!

It's not just a picture, there is like all kinds of crazy stuff going on lol, thats why it's my favorite.

Games I'm Playing: Doom Classic, Red Conquest!, Battle for Wesnoth, Land Air Sea Warfare (my favorite rts, buy it today!)
01-29-2010, 12:02 PM
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Yeah, Waldo is also a part of many of our pasts... we all remember the books from when we were younger. Its amazing how technology can take something old and make it new again!
01-29-2010, 12:20 PM
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what makes a good hidden objects game?

hidden objects!

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