Sunday, April 5, 2020

Mindframe: The Secret Design

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     The game we'll look at today from Big Fish Games is called Mindframe: The Secret Design. It's categorized as a hidden object game &, I've gotta tell ya, they must be really expanding the definition of "hidden object games" because this is way more strategy than hidden object in my opinion.

     In Mindframe: The Secret Design, your character, William Rodgers can read people's minds. Someone calling himself "The Designer" has figured this out & has begun a dangerous game with William. There is a Collector's Edition of this game but this isn't the trial for that.

     If you've ever seen one of the Saw movies, you'll immediately be transported back to one of them the very first time "The Designer" shows up in this game. I was, at least. Same voice effect is used & the way he appears is conceptually the same. When I am so quickly & so easily reminded of something else, originality points go right out the window. 

     The hidden object scenes left a lot to be desired, too because they showed up like mini games. You get a list of items but don't try to look for the items, you won't find them! If it say "drill", you have to find a drill bit, then drag it to the drill, THEN you click on the completed drill. That is NOT how a hidden object game works in my book. If a drill is on the list, I expect to find a drill, click on that drill & be finished with it. 

     I quit playing Mindframe: The Secret Design after about 30 minutes for several reasons. The main reason was that this is not the type of hidden object game that I enjoy. I've said this before, I like the ones that give you a list of objects to find & you find them. This is NOT that. Another reason was the feeling that I was in the middle of a Saw movie. Don't get me wrong, I really like those movies. I've seen every one of them! I'm not playing a Saw game, though so I don't expect a Jigsaw style character to pop up every now & then. Finally, I quit playing because I got bored. Since this wasn't my style of hidden object game & I'm not into the whole crime story genre, it didn't really do anything for me.

     Always decide for yourself. You get 90 minutes of free game play so you might as well give it a try. Let me know what you think of it & be sure to subscribe to my blog before you leave because you never know what I'll review next.

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