Name: Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park
Release Date: 08 October 2013
This past few years, Hidden Object Adventure games are flooding the market. Some might think that there is no place for a classic Hidden Object game to stand out; Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park proves this wrong!
Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park is like a life-saver for the straight Hidden Object game genre, when people are starting to lose interest in classic HOGs and complain about the same-old; Tales of Lagoona 2 brings in so much creativity in the amount close to unbelievable. Despite the similar undersea theme of the game, Poseidon Park has nothing to do with Tales of Lagoona: Orphans of the Ocean, in fact, the two games are very different.
Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park tells a story you expected to find in a Time Management game or those Hidden Objects from Playrix; your family's amusement park "Poseidon Park' is about to shut down due to an order from the evil town mayor, you have to do everything to get the park back in shape and back to business. Yes, the main plot is not that interesting but the conversation that the characters have with each other are quite fun to read, some are humorous and very enjoyable.
In terms of the presentation, Tales of Lagoona 2 might not belong to the top-shelf but it is certainly very solid. The graphics are nice in a way, beautiful and very detailed but are not extremely colorful. The music is relaxing and fits the undersea environment quite nicely.
Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park is a straight Hidden Object game, based on the typical concept of finding objects in the scene and sell them in the market, earn money and buy upgrades. However, the developer offers us much more than just that. The Hidden Object scenes are very innovative, with not just s standard list of items across the bottom of the screen but some items come in clues, fragments or silhouettes - all in one scene! In each scene, you can collect bonus Food items, Rainbow Fish which will give you hint as well as Gems to unlock bonus Puzzle mini-games. These mini-games are mostly time-consuming but they are extremely entertaining and somewhat original, a remarkable number of them are actually way better than some of the puzzles we have seen in HOPAs these days.
What is great about Tales of Lagoona 2 is that there is so much stuff to do that it does not really feel like a tad, old boring Hidden Object game. Apart from decorating your park, there are quests to be completed and Bonus Goals to be enjoyed. Surprisingly, regardless of the game being just a Standard Edition; it contains every type of Extras like Soundtracks, Wallpapers, Screen Savers, Achivements and replayable Mini-Games.
Tales of Lagoona 2: Peril at Poseidon Park can be described in one word, "Fantastic!". It is basically the best straight-HOG game we have played in a very long time; while it may not contains awesome graphics, the gameplay is superbly creative and addicting!
Graphics: 4/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 5/5 Stars
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