A girl gamer who is serious about gaming. I've been gaming since I could remember and it plays a major role in my life. My tastes run the full gamut of genres but my preferences tend towards HOG's for chilling out, RPG/roguelikes games of any sort and resource/simulation types. I am on Uplay and Origin and play a host of games there too.
What I'm terrible at is RTS against real people (i like everyone to be friends), sandbox games and sports sims. What I'm good at, is surprise attacks, micro-management, hidden objects and anything that requires fast reflex times. Yes, I'll be the nutter that runs at your sniping spot with a shotgun and somehow have the luck/tenacity to survive and knife you then leave a claymore for when you decide to camp there again.
I also own (and have broken from wear) several handhelds including 4 DS lites, 3DS, iPad 4, an Macbook Air and use a high-end 3 monitor gaming rig. I prefer Playstation over Xbox, and Xbox over Wii.
As for me? Im not single, have two black cats who have serious anti-social issues and like to pee on my front door but plan to increase our house-hold pets to include dogs, reptiles and more cats... because.... cats. We used to have fish, but unfortunately had a cluedo serial killer amongst them and one by one they died under mytserious circumstances. Jury is out on if the cats played a part.
Wow you've read this far.... kudos for dedication
MMORPG: Guild Wars 1 & 2. Racked up by far the most hours on those and still play GW2 whenever I have a whole day off. FPS: By default I preferred CoD over others but currently BF1 has my heart & soul. RPG: Mass Effect/Dragon Age series Stealth: I may go to hell but goddamnnit I can't help but love the Assassin Creed series. I still love having body piles in Thief though. RTS: Warhammer Total War - even with all the bugs... just so much fun. Civilisation however wins for true RTS'ness. Rogue-Like: Binding of Isaac. Fun Fact - friend who introduced me to it was called Isaac - work of god? who knows... Crime: Give me Watchdogs over GTA anyday but Sleeping Dogs was epic in its time.
I'm an officer of [AUST] in Guild Wars 2 and have no real interest in joining another clan unless I'm seriously chatted up or given a cookie.
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I do not trade with people who demand twice the value of cards to that of what I'm gaining. I do not trade with people who charge a "service tax". I do not trade with people who think I should give more because I'm "breaking up their set".
I trade with honest people who want to finish sets or just trade for fun. I like crafting badges as well, but not in a rush to do it and would rather enjoy the journey and people I meet.
If you offer trades that are honest, then we can talk. If you offer counter-offers that are greedy, you will always lose.
Its absurd to think this is a decent HOG compared to others available...
Animations are nicely drawn
Somewhat nice variety of locations
Protagonist's voice acting is good
Bonus content voice acting is terrible
Hidden object searches were not accurate (I could easily pick off 3/4 of the items just randomly clicking)
Cannot skip conversations, narrations, most cutscenes. Even clicking descriptions, you have to wait for protagonist to finish saying "I have to put something in there"
Story length is short. Finished game in less than 4 hours + 'bonus content' on Expert first time
UI is not intuitive or consistent. Sometimes you drag an inventory item, sometimes you just click, sometimes you click lots for multiple items.. who knows until you have to try!
Collector's edition has extra content- they remind you on every screen in there and on your items (serious example: Ruby [Collectors Edition])
Story didn't flesh out at all and don't really explain very much. Bonus content only serves to open more holes while badly plugging the ones you had finished with.
No extra features - no achievements, no cards, no side quests, no lore, no epilogue (I lie a little, you get to see... concept art after bonus is completed).
For people who know their HOG's:
This game is probably one of the lowest ranked HOG's I've seen in a long time. There are games in the Apple store for tablets that go for $2 that are better than this. The story is unengaging, short and unpolished; the puzzles either easy or annoying. This is the first time I've felt like skipping easy puzzles because I couldn't be bothered, as there was no motivation nor interest from story to encourage me, let alone some of them were very arduous.
The fact you can't skip most of the dialogue in the game, including 'monologues about what to do next' really kills your interest and since you're left with no epilogue or extra features makes you feel like the whole game was a chore with little to show for it. For $A5, you're not getting your money's worth. I would buy it at <$1 sale as it still had beautiful artwork and well, its still a HOG :)
For people who are new to HOG's (Hidden Object Games):
This is not one of the better ones on the market folks. There are much more fun HOG's on Steam that give you so many extra features that they're now generally accepted as standard including Steam Cards, side quests (e.g. extra hidden objects in different maps), achievements and more. It is especially important to note that this game did not have a very good tutorial nor really orientate you to what you're meant to do so it may not be the best one to start with or base your opinion of HOG's.
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