Parents' Guide to

Hidden Folks

By Marcia Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Folk story hidden-object game is repetitive yet charming.

Game Mac, Windows, iPhone 2017
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This new approach to hidden objects will entrance you with its gameplay, even if it becomes a bit repetitive over time. Puzzle games these days seem to be getting a lot more complicated, with more bells and whistles and shiny bits to keep people interested. Hidden Folks takes the opposite approach, with a simple presentation, simple gameplay, and a simple idea that's not so simple to put down. It's fun to zoom in and zoom out of the hand-drawn pictures trying to find everything from bears and baskets to Pikachu look-alikes and vampire bats. Even more fun is clicking on each illustration not only to see the interactions but also to hear the voice-over sound effects. It's a silly little thing to hear a guy pretending to be whatever there is on the screen with such little enthusiasm. It's a deadpan humor that never gets old. That can't be said about the rest of the game though. After a while, all the pictures and puzzles start to sort of blend together and feel a little repetitive. It's still fun, especially in doses, and it's something that stands out in its own unique way.

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