Love the game; too many bugs
This game and all the Mystery Legends games are really excellent. This is a tech issue only. I say ‘only’. The game flickers constantly in fullscreen, making it impossible to play. It stabilises if you disable the fullscreen effect, but on a laptop this makes the game almost equally impossible - it’s a hidden object game. It doesn’t work if the game screen is cramped into a 4”x4” window. This is a 2009 game which has obviously not been sufficiently updated for OS 10.10. For $9.99 this is pretty unforgivable. I’m actually angrier with the App Store than I am with the developer; the App Store freezes an awful lot of good products out of this venue based on the fig leaf of protecting its customers, while providing no oversight for the apps it deigns to let in. Nor does it seem to hold third-party developers to any minimum standard of customer support (the support site for this app redirects the customer to the company of purchase). Meanwhile, the App Store provides absolutely no customer support of its own. I find it frankly galling that I can report a concern regarding other people’s reviews, but reporting a concern about the app itself requires circuitous and Byzantine measures that I’m rather convinced are designed to frustrate the customer into attrition.
Not just a one run game...
Mystery Legends Sleepy Hollow isn't the hidden object game of my dreams - I'm still waiting for that one - but it is one of my all-time favorites! One of the main reasons is that I'm actually learning from it! The scenes are well rendered and the objects, even when very hard to find, are clear once you find them. No cheating on the game's part to hide them! The really great and challenging thing though is that there are so many objects whose names you won't recognize - though you may have seen them many times. I'm not going to list any of these for obvious reasons - but I really enjoy this challenge to my general knowledge! Also - I rarely feel like playing a game more than once as most use the same hidden objects over and over. In this game the objects change. I just played third time through and will play again because I know there will be new things to find - new words to learn! Good job Pixelstorm! I'm going to have to keep my eye on you... you just may be the ones to come up with that game of my dreams! -Lynn Q.