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.