Random Article


 
Must See..
 

CrossWorlds: the Flying City (Mac) Review

 
CW_Mac_1024
CW_Mac_1024
CW_Mac_1024

 
At a Glance...
 

Formats: Mac
 
Genre:
 
Year:
 
Publisher:
 
Final Score
8.0
8/ 10


User Rating
1 total rating

 

We liked?


Great hidden object jumbles - and lots of them!

Not so much?


Disappointing Ending


Final Fiendish Findings?

CrossWorlds: The Flying City is the latest G5 Entertainment hidden object adventure to be ported to the Mac, and this one will have fans who can’t get enough object jumbles deliriously happy.

0
Posted October 20, 2012 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

When your father mysteriously disappears, it’s up to you to find him (and a whole bunch of hidden objects, of course).

CrossWorlds: the Flying City is the latest G5 Entertainment hidden object adventure to be ported to the Mac, and this one will leave fans who can’t get enough of hidden object jumbles deliriously happy. The gameplay involved is almost entirely made up of standard hidden object jumbles (the kid where you are presented with a list of items to find in a single screen). Since those jumbles are also done quite well, it makes for some really great object finding action – just how I like it.

The story line in CrossWorlds: the Flying City is a bit farfetched, but it’s all in good fun. As you begin the game, you wake up to find that your father has mysteriously disappeared. Since he been working on an as yet unstable transporter, it is only natural to assume that it is the cause of his sudden disappearance. As any good daughter would do, you piece the machine back together and set out after him…only to end up in a strange land full of broken robots and broken dreams…..about your father (a little melodrama never hurt anyone).

The basic gameplay in CrossWorlds: the Flying City is very easy to pick up on, as the control scheme is basically point and click. You will have to move around the environment, from this room to that, or around the city – but your movement almost exclusively ends up as moving from one hidden object to the next. It is so simple and easy to play that I had to fight with my six and eight year olds for a turn, as it was simple enough for them to play and enjoy.


That’s not to say it isn’t challenging, though. The object jumbles are a good mix of relatively quick to find and really challenging to find objects, so adults and kids alike will find enough challenge without being too frustrated. It should also be noted that the content in CrossWorlds: the Flying City is also quite safe for kids – things are cartoony and colorful, and the story line is not at all scary or offensive. It’s always a plus to find a game that both you and your kids can equally enjoy.

There were a few things in CrossWorlds: the Flying City that I felt could have been a bit better. For one thing, it is rather short (although, to be fair, the hours you do get are filled with active play, not just watching cut scene after cut scene like some games). Also, as much as I enjoyed the game, I felt like the ending was a downer. It seemed rather abrupt, and to me felt a bit like an afterthought that left a lot of questions. That’s all I’ll say about that here, cause spoilers are bad, yo, but it didn’t leave things a bit on a sour note for me. However, the rest of the game was very enjoyable, so it isn’t a deal breaker for me.

CrossWorlds: the Flying City is a game that will leave hidden object jumble fans begging for more. Nearly every part of the game is filled with one great jumble after the next, making the hours pass like minutes as you furiously search for one random item after another. It’s great fun for kids and adults alike, and just a really fun way to pass the time.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)