Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire

I couldn’t resist. Particularly after I found out I already had a game point from Big Fish Games that allowed me to get it for free, so I went ahead and got that Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire that I was Oh my word-ing about several posts back. So, here’s the scoop and keep in mind – I don’t do reviews. ;-)

As a hidden object game, which is basically a memory challenge, it’s not bad. Pretty normal for the type, actually. Although my son was rather, um, struck, shall we say, that there were no time limits or other conditions that actually allow one to lose. I keep telling him the puzzles weren’t bad but he only rolls his eyes at what he saw as the insult to romance reader’s intelligence. Did I do a good job or what? :-)

Okay, now, for the story that was threaded throughout. That was pretty typical for a Harlequin Presents plotline. Truly no better or worse. The nice thing is that once you’ve read it entirely once, it can be “skipped” on future playthroughs. That means that it takes probably about an hour, more or less, to play it each time and that’s pretty standard for these. I’ve seen some that take longer but generally they’re designed for killing an hour or so of time, give or take.

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  • http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspot.com Wendy

    I keep telling him the puzzles weren’t bad but he only rolls his eyes at what he saw as the insult to romance reader’s intelligence.

    O.M.G.

    Is he of age? LOL

    I’m in the process of preparing a presentation for our librairans on all the various Harlequin category lines. I can’t WAIT to talk about HP and watch jaws hit the floor. Especially when they find out how insanely popular the line is.

  • http://bevsbooks.com Bev(BB)

    He’ll be 24 this year, so yeah. Of course, he’s read some romances and after many years of being around me knows what not to say about them. And us. :-D

    I did get kind of get tickled though because the only reason he even checked it out is that he’s my so-called game “expert” – meaning any game I get, he thinks he has to check out, too. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Of course, with this one, he did so all the while muttering about the subject matter. Poor baby. ;-)

    As for HPs, I have to admit, they’re definitely in a class by themselves, even today. I’ve never actually been totally sure who still buys them but there has to be a market cause they still sell. It must be subscriptions – the great open, yet hidden secret of publishing. I’ve been trying to explain to Heather over at The Galaxy Express about subscription services and the romance genre.

  • http://wendythesuperlibrarian.blogspot.com Wendy

    Not just the subscriptions, but also their ebooks. eHarlequin’s ebook site has a bestseller’s list – with HP and SD routinely dominating. Now obviously I don’t know what kind of numbers were talking here – but gotta say that I’m not terribly suprised that HPs are so popular digitally. It actually makes a lot of sense.

    And yeah Re: subscriptions. I know a couple of readers who get their HP fix that way. Plus Harlequin sends you the newest titles several months in advance….I think. Pretty sure anyway.