Vacation Quest: Australia
Vacation Quest: Australia is a hidden object game where you get to enjoy the searches for the items listed and play a few puzzles. So if you are looking for a creepy and dark game with a mysterious and complicated story, then keep looking. This one is not for you.
You can say that the game is a streightforward HOG with some not-so-inventive puzzles.
The story of Vacation Quest: Australia boils down to the simple fact that you travel all the way to Australia and explore lots of different locations. The game is kind of relaxed and positive with many beautiful graphics. The scenes are so clear and sharp, bright and beautiful that it almost feels like it is a picture of a real place.
Even though the game's short description includes words like "adventure", and the title itself promises you a quest, there is actually no adventure as the modern players would understand it. There is no going back and forth trying to find and then to use all the inventory.
The puzzles are all the classic ones, like jigsaw or match-three. They are not extremely challenging as well as the hidden object searches. But it always depends on the player's experience. You can say that the game is a streightforward HOG with some not-so-inventive puzzles.
There are boomerangs in all the locations. It you collect all of them, your trip becomes longer as you get extra levels. Plus you get to learn some of the local language as you play through all the stages. One other enjoyable part of the game was a jigsaw round, that offers a new way of solving the puzzle.
Even though the game is like a leap back in the past of hidden object games, it is still good for a relaxed search for items in beautiful locations, which is sometimes what you want.
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