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HO shape finders #1178036
02/18/19 06:40 PM
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Am I the only one who hates the HO puzzle, where you have to match up shapes of objects using up and down and crossway sliders? Ugh.


It's not that I'm smart, I just stay with things longer." (approx. quote from Albert Einstein.)
Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178037
02/18/19 06:46 PM
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I don't think I've run across any of that type yet.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178038
02/18/19 06:47 PM
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I actually enjoy them. It's nice to have variety. I don't find them that difficult.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Sparkle] #1178041
02/18/19 07:21 PM
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I am enjoying them more now than I did the first time I encountered them. What I have found is that it takes more patience and if patience is lacking on that day, it's a lot less fun. grin

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178269
02/20/19 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Laurette
Am I the only one who hates the HO puzzle, where you have to match up shapes of objects using up and down and crossway sliders? Ugh.

I'm not sure what puzzle you're talking about, but it doesn't sound like a Hidden Object puzzle, where you find objects in a list.
It sounds like a slider.

If it's the type of slider where you slide entire rows or columns of tiles, I'm no good at those and get my brother to do them.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Jenny100] #1178293
02/21/19 08:02 AM
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It is a hidden object type puzzle. There's a background with items printed on it and an overlay of silhouettes that moves with the sliders. You move the overlay until a silhouette matches up with an item on the background.
P.S. I also hate the puzzles that require you to move pieces of a picture vertically and horizontally until you complete the picture. I usually skip those.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178309
02/21/19 10:09 AM
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Maybe I haven't encountered this "puzzle" yet. It sounds like a slider to me.

I've decided I don't like the newfangled variations on Hidden object puzzles.
I like the original old-fashioned lists, either words or shapes, without any objects hidden from view or requiring trial-and-error to figure out how to pick up.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Jenny100] #1178317
02/21/19 10:48 AM
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Jenny, go here and start at 3:38 for an example of this relatively new type of puzzle in HOPAs. I just played through this part yesterday so it wasn't too difficult for me to find on the video. I have seen this puzzle in other Mad Head games from the last year, and I might have seen it in another developer's game but am not positive about that.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Marian] #1178320
02/21/19 11:34 AM
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Yes. That's it. I've run into several of these lately, but can't say which developers. And I'm several months behind on playing new games. Again, I like a variety of HOS with a bit more of a challenge than straight-up find the objects on a list.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178325
02/21/19 12:52 PM
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Thanks for the description Sparkle and the video Marian. I have played at least one of those fairly recently though I don't remember in what game, though it must have been an older game as I am not playing much current casual games. I would say my feeling of it was neutral.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178383
02/22/19 10:15 AM
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Sparkle gave a great description of the puzzle. Glad the video helped, too. wave

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Marian] #1178463
02/23/19 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Marian
Jenny, go here and start at 3:38 for an example of this relatively new type of puzzle in HOPAs.

It looks like the type of "puzzle" that should be very easy, only they make it difficult with clumsy controls. I can't say I think much of that.

I don't think I've encountered that exact puzzle type. But I haven't bought many new casual games, in part because I don't like the "innovations" on Hidden Object scenes. If not for the disadvantages of the older games (unwanted timers, Hint taking eight times as long as it should, objects too small and blurry, Hidden object scenes and nothing else) I'd play the older games exclusively.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178474
02/23/19 02:03 PM
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I love variety in HO game puzzles.

I like it when I have to "struggle" with a new type of puzzle.

I read that it was good for your brain to have to cope with difficult or new games, and my brain needs all the help it can get!!!


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Re: HO shape finders [Re: copper] #1178486
02/23/19 03:52 PM
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I'm with you, copper. Any kind of game that keeps my brain functioning in the way that you describe is a good thing!

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178497
02/23/19 07:04 PM
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There is a big difference between a new puzzle and an old one that's actually easy, but which they make difficult to work with because of a clumsy interface -- less than 2 seconds to solve the puzzle in your head, 20 minutes to make the slow, fiddly controls do what you want them to. Not fun. Not a mental challenge.

And here's an example of why I don't like the so called "interactive" Hidden Object puzzles:

You see you have to use something you can draw with to finish up a picture of a star.
The pen doesn't work.
The pencil doesn't work.
The chalk doesn't work.
The feather (that could be a quill) doesn't work.
You're blocked from doing anything else because the star has to be finished because it's on the lid of a box, and the lid won't lift until there is a complete star on it (which makes no sense in real life, but it does in the game). Every single other object in that Hidden Object screen depends on that star being complete and your getting the object in the box to get things going.

So you finally use the Hint and find out what they wanted was a tiny round piece of charcoal next to the edge of the screen, only slightly different from the other pieces of charcoal around it, and certainly less capable of drawing a star than any of the other object you tried.

Or maybe it was the quill, but you first had to mistreat an octopus to make it squirt ink.

These things should be capable of being solved with time and patience, but with an example like the above they're really not. And no, it's nothing to do with mental exercise.

Re: HO shape finders [Re: Laurette] #1178504
02/23/19 08:04 PM
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"Or maybe it was the quill, but you first had to mistreat an octopus to make it squirt ink." lol

Re: HO shape finders [Re: oldbroad] #1178587
02/24/19 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by oldbroad
"Or maybe it was the quill, but you first had to mistreat an octopus to make it squirt ink." lol

I'm not making it up.
I actually played a game where you had to do this.
Some developers have a bizarre sense of humor.

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