Bigfoot: Hidden Giant|
The latest hidden object game from G5 Entertainment offers us yet another chance to test your puzzle solving skills and item locating skills and this time involving one of the biggest myths of all, Bigfoot. For this adventure you play as Linda, a blonde woman who has been assigned the task of finding out whatís going on in Brownswood National Park or risk losing her job.
The game begins in a dark house where you wake up and must figure out how to light a fire and eventually look out the peep hole of your front door to see what exactly is walking around in the dark which apparently is some giant humanoid monster. You then wake up as the heroine of our story, Linda, in a rather normal house with no idea if thatís who witnessed the last nightís horror or if it was just a bad dream.
Being a hidden object game you will, of course, spend quite a bit of your time finding said objects which are usually named but sometimes referenced only by shapes to try and throw you off, which can be quite an annoyance at times. Once you find said objects you simply tap on the screen and it gets added to your list and removed from the environment. Even with my experience I do admit that some levels did stump me a few times on finding exactly what I was searching for but thatís half the fun. The game will also give you small quests to complete in levels such as the basic ďstart a fireĒ which will be necessary to move on. These require using previously collected items under the Tools menu such as firewood and matches.
Just like most hidden objects game there is a hint feature and the only penalty is a cool down time in-between using them, so hint away if you donít mind waiting a bit to get to your goal. Once you find where an object in your inventory goes you simply tap it and if it fits it will disappear and an event will occur; if not then it simply goes back into your inventory to try another item. While the game does state that you should also look in containers and such it will also give you auto hints as to where they might be and what items can be placed where, these can be turned off but I welcomed them.
While the graphics were nothing to really brag about they did do the job needed for a game of this series. The cutscenes on the other hand were really quite bizarre, as it seemed to be an animated model with a real face digitally inserted into the art, so you have a very animated face on a static figure, which was kind of disconcerting.
If you are into the legend of Bigfoot this will make an interesting take on the legend and if not then you at least get a decent hidden object game to play for a few hours; a few hours mainly due to the fact its easily solved in less than five hours of play time, including breaks. You can download and try the game for free and unlock the full version for $5 if you end up liking it.