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Looking for a HOPA to play #1160944
08/22/18 02:35 PM
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It's been awhile since I played a casual game (10 years). I'm looking for recommendations for a HOPA. I'm interested in fantasy or horror/spooky themes. Any suggestions?

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160946
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Did you take a peek in the Recommendations thread at the very top of this subforum? There are quite a few recommendations for best-liked HO games there.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160947
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A lot of people here really enjoyed Maze: Subject 360. I would also recommend True Fear: Forsaken Souls.

There are plenty of other good games to recommend, though, and hopefully some of our other members can offer some additional suggestions.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160952
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I should clarify a bit that I'm looking more for puzzles than hidden object scenes although I don't mind a few hidden object scenes if they are integrated as part of the game and not thrown in as a way to make the game longer. Not really keen on the 'find the morphing object' part but I can live with it if the rest of the game is very good. Having a skip puzzle button is a must. No timed sequences please. And a choice of difficulty levels is nice but not absolutely necessary.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160953
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Both of the titles I mentioned above pretty much meet your criteria.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: Marian] #1160956
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Originally Posted By: Marian
Both of the titles I mentioned above pretty much meet your criteria.


Thanks, I'll check them out. I see that there is no reviews here for either of them so I will check around.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160958
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Here are some comments from this forum when Maze: Subject 360 was released:

Maze: Subject 360

And here is the GameBoomers forum thread for True Fear:

True Fear

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160960
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I checked the reviews on Steam and both games have very few negative ones but I will check out your links too.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1160964
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And if you are looking for a really good fantasy series, you can't do better than the Lost Lands series. There are six in the series so far, and here is the first one.

The whole series is truly outstanding.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1161010
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Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate has some good puzzles and a couple of the HOs are actually puzzles. Also Christmas Stories: Nutcracker has some good puzzles. Both have good graphics.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1161041
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Hi, lspace!

Have you played any games in the "Dead Reckoning" series? Unfortunately, there won't be any more new ones, but they are murder mysteries and a nice change from the alien with glowing red/green eyes kidnaps one of your relatives and it's up to you to rescue them. I believe there are 8 games in the series, and Big Fish has all of the demos available for download on their website.

I also enjoyed the "Cadenza" series if you'd like to check them out as well.

Susan

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1161044
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Thanks everyone. I'm busy checking them all out.

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1161088
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Thank you Marion, I have 3 of the Lost Lands, didn't know about Dark Overlord and Ice Spell. Love this series, just the right amount of everything!! Off to download. wave2

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: Upsydaisy] #1161107
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Originally Posted By: Upsydaisy
Thank you Marion, I have 3 of the Lost Lands, didn't know about Dark Overlord and Ice Spell. Love this series, just the right amount of everything!! Off to download. wave2


You are welcome! The most recent one is Lost Lands: Mistakes of the Past Collector's Edition.

There is also the Darkness and Flame series (three games) by the same developer, as well as the two Legacy Games - Legacy: Forgotten Gates and Legacy: The Prisoner. They are all good. smile

Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: lspace] #1161138
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Just wanted to recommend Big Fish's "Catch of the Week", Reflections of Life-Equilibrium. It's on for a few more days at a very good price.
It's one of the best games I have played in a while, (at any price), its more like an adventure game with really good puzzles and even the HO parts are very different.


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Re: Looking for a HOPA to play [Re: copper] #1161161
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Copper, that is indeed a very good game. wave

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