Facebook Game Review: Hidden Haunts
A new hidden objects game, Hidden Haunts by Making Fun, has a slightly different twist. The mansion is haunted.
Okay, its not that different. It seems most of these games are in some sort of old mansion, or are at least based there. In this case, Cassie and Simon are your guides to the supernaturally inhabited village, full of psychic energy, lodestones, and of course some spooks. The idea behind each level, or room, is to find everything on the list in as quick amount of time as possible.
There is a bit of a story here, and the flash style animation is done well. There are loads of levels and tons of stuff to ‘build’ onto your village with. (You have to restore it for the previous residents.) Like all such games there is the onerous energy bar, the feature to add ‘friends’ so that you can play more when the energy bar runs out, and ways you can pay real cash for the fake energy to add to your energy bar. Man, I hate those energy bars.
As you play you earn coins and ‘gems’ that you can use to buy other stuff with. The rooms of the mansion are filled with creepy stuff, befitting a haunted mansion. The whole thing is easier to play in full screen so that you can actually see all the creepy stuff. Love the dolls. There is a hidden, hidden object in the little circle to the left hand bottom corner of the screen, not listed in the list of things to find, that you must also find. I actually found it a little hard to see everything at first and was glad that I could take the whole thing up to full screen.
Like all the other hidden object games on facebook like Hidden Chronicles, they just remind me of I Spy books, and the Scholastic games for kids, such as ‘I Spy Spooky Mansion’. Seriously, its just like that! Except not as good.
Three stars out of five for being redundant.