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Inbetween Land (Mac) Review

 
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Inbetween Land is a fun hidden object adventure that leans more towards point and click than hidden objects – but does a good job with it. The story is interesting, the game play is challenging, and it’s a game your whole family can enjoy.

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Posted October 19, 2012 by

 
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The fate of the island is in your hands.

Inbetween Land from G5 Entertainment brings hidden object action that is out of this world. When the citizens of a city find themselves visited by a giant, hovering island above their city, there is first panic. After all, that sort of thing isn’t exactly normal. But, when the island, seemingly uninhabited, simply hovers there above city, doing no harm, it soon turns into a tourist attraction that is visited (and looted) often by the people of the city. And then, long after the island first appeared, a strange beam of light emits from the island, aimed directly at the city orphanage. And that’s where you come into the story.

You see, you grew up in the orphanage, and your very best friend from childhood still lives there, working to raise the next generation of parentless children. When Mary, your friend, appears in a vision to you, you visit the orphanage – only to find that she has disappeared. Since Mary had a near obsession with the floating island, it seems only natural to search there first.

Most of the gameplay in Inbetween Land is done on the floating island. You must search to find the objects you’ll need to bring Mary safely back home (and to save the island as well). The majority of the gameplay is not of your standard hidden object jumble variety. Rather, you travel around the island interacting with various objects. Most of the time, parts of machines are missing, or keys must be found, in order for you to proceed. You’ll find these hidden around the environments you have accessible to you, but not in the format where you are presented with a list of items to find in a single screen. You will, at times, be asked to find various pieces of objects on a single screen, which can then be combined to complete that room – however, these are really pretty rare in the game. Most of the time, you simply need to search for items, and figure out what it is you need to do next.


Depending on your level of skill (or even whether you want a more relaxing experience), you can choose from three difficulty levels when you begin the game. Once you are playing, you also have the option of using a hint feature that will simply tell you what it is you need to do next.  These are great options, simply because Inbetween Land would be a fun game for you to share with your children. With a lower difficulty level and a liberal use of hints, kids have a fun time playing a colorful game with no objectionable content.

The story line in Inbetween Land is pretty good. It won’t win any awards or anything, but it is interesting and serves to move the game along, which works for me. The environments are colorful and interesting to look at, but it still generally challenging to figure out where you need to go to next. I don’t see a lot of replay value to it for an adult, but it is the kind of thing my kids would play over and over, sort of learning the genre. It is a fairly short game as well, but that can be a benefit if you want a real casual experience.


Inbetween Land is a fun hidden object adventure that leans more towards point and click than hidden objects – but does a good job with it. The story is interesting, the game play is challenging, and it’s a game your whole family can enjoy.


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)