This time I'd like to discuss with you one more popular genre of casual games. No. I'm
wrong. The genre is not popular. It's extremely, amazingly popular! Have you guessed which games I mean? Yes, you are right! Of course, I'm talking about hidden object games - the games that have conquered the gaming market long ago and do not seem to lose their positions in the nearest future. Why is it so? What makes hidden objects so popular? What makes you play them?
When you download a new hidden object game, what do you expect to find there? I guess the answer is the same as with any other type of games - fun. But what makes us enjoy hidden object games so much? I think it's the challenge they offer us. And that is connected with the requirements the games present to our attention and concentration. In order to find a small and cleverly hidden baseball bat in Can You See What I See , you have to concentrate on small detail much more than in real life, don't you? And that is much more interesting than doing something you do in your everyday life, isn't it?
But up-to-date hidden object games have one more great feature that attracts larger and larger audience every day - the story. While time-management and match three games can not boast a decent variety of story lines (though there are exceptions, surely), in hidden object genre you can find any type of story one can imagine. For example, if you enjoy traditional mystery-solving stories, you are sure to have appreciated the MCF series, especially the latest release - Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate , and Hidden Expedition: Everest . Fans of classic literature will no doubt be delighted to try Agatha Christie: Peril at End House , The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes or The Count of Monte-Cristo . There are even such titles as Cooking Quest and Sprill: The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle for those who doesn't like detective stories and mysteries. You can look for food ingredients or help aliens find their home. Or even help newly-weds prevent disaster and create a real family nest as in Dream Day First Home ! Which do YOU prefer?
So, can you think of some other reasons to play hidden object games? Share them with us - and let's play!
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