The Flying Dutchman - Review
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by Grove of Dreams on Steam
Short version: poorly constructed game, frustrating, not enjoyable.
1. Images are extremely poor quality, and some of the "lost objects" appear to just be clip art or stock photos taken as a whole (i.e. a polar bear standing on an iceberg, when the object is just "Polar Bear"). Many images are warped or so faded as to be virtually indistinguishable from the background, made worse by the low resolution / clarity of the entire game.
2. Moderately poor English grammar / usage / spelling. Everything from subject / verb agreements, to misspellings ("gorgoile" -> gargoyle), to typos ("Bulp" -> Bulb), to flat-out misidentifications ( glass of beer = "juice", swan = "duck").
3. The "story" is almost entirely inconsequential, told in poor English, and generally not at all consistent with the legend of the Flying Dutchman.
4. Though advertised as something that will "keep you searching for weeks", I completed the entire game in 65 minutes, much of which was spent trying to figure out why grasshopper = "flute", or why the "jellyfish" looks like watermelon, etc.
5. From what I saw, there is absolutely no "randomization", nor are there "hundreds of objects", nor are there "dozens of locations". I saw seven locations: cave, island, boat, house, "hotel", pier, ship (end). Each time the objects may or may not be loaded... but they were *always* in the same place. Once you were able to locate an item, you'd never have to search for it again.
6. Interface was clunky ... upon finding an image, you had to wait several seconds just for the game to realize you'd done so ... move the object to your satchel ... then open the screen up for clicking again. Clicking more than 2-3 times in rapid succession would greatly advance your timer (even if you were clicking on the correct object, but before the last one had made it to your satchel).
7. Obviously a "bargain bin" title at ~$5 USD ... but you'd probably be better served by getting a cheeseburger & fries (or literally any other $5 object).
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by Spigot on Steam
A good hidden object game does not muddy the images with low resolution pictures and blurry items to search for.
A good hidden object game does not make you wait 15-20 seconds after each item is found before you can select the next item on the list.
A good hidden object game does not have a countdown timer that forces you back to the beginning of the game if you happen to run out of time.
A good hidden object game does not require you to be pixel-perfect in your clicking when hunting for an object.
A good hidden object game does not penalize your time for clicking on the pixel next to the item you were trying to click on.
A good hidden object game does not have thumbnails on the Steam store page that are at a vastly higher resolution than the graphics in the game itself.
The Flying Dutchman does all of these things.
The Flying Dutchman is not a good hidden object game.
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by MirandaKym on Steam
I don't like writing negative reviews but this game deserves it. I'm not even sure why I played it to the end.
- The Title
- The title is misleading. This game has nothing to do with the Flying Dutchman.
- Graphics are blurry and some items can't be seen at all. You WILL be using the hint button.
- Quite a few items are misspelled and some aren't even accurate. You WILL be using the hint button.
- The hint button takes forever to recharge.
- Music in no way reflects the pirate theme. But if you like Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies...
- They ask for the same items over and over so after a bit, there's no challenge at all.
- Game is extremely short. Actually, this could be considered a pro.
Please don't spend your money on this game. It's one of the worst things I've played.
Probably one of the worst Hth 10-15 objects on each screen. Soention the objects themselves and how they are named, like asking for a "Duck" and the correct object is a swan.
by Fart of Presto on Steam
Probably one of the worst Hidden Object games I've ever played, and I have played a lot.
Only a handful of screens with 10-15 objects on each screen. Some of the objects are extremely difficult to find as the resolution is very low and colors and graphics blends into each other, ot it's placed right at the edge of the visible screen, with only a few pixels showing.
Not to mention the objects themselves and how they are named, like asking for a "Duck" and the correct object is a swan.
by talgaby on Steam
Short version: 3%
Another shoddily made cheap rip-off from the infamous Xing Interactive that, as usual, is only good for one thing: to thoroughly offend someone by gifting this pile of shame to them.
Xing (formerly Crystal) Interactive– or rather the person behind it– has been known for almost 20 years in the indie/shareware industry as one of the shadiest publishers, and also the maker of the kind of games you meet only twice in your life: the first and the last time.
The Flying Dutchman is no exception: it is a hidden object cash-in ‘game’ with six scenes… in 11 MB. As you can guess, all the pictures are extremely low quality, blurry stock photos with lazily cut out images pasted all over them as the so-called hidden objects.
The translation is dreadful, there is virtually no story and play value, the detection is off, and the hint system is completely broken in the sense that it doesn’t work.
But it has the Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy looped in the background, so I guess that is worth three percent.
I played and finished this in an hour so you don't have to lol. It's bad, really bad. The worst HOG I've played to date. Low-res, which is awful for a HOG, reuses the same scenes and the same objects in the
by T-wRecks on Steam
I played and finished this in an hour so you don't have to lol. It's bad, really bad. The worst HOG I've played to date. Low-res, which is awful for a HOG, reuses the same scenes and the same objects in the same places in those same scenes, and still only lasts an hour with that filler. The install was 12MB. 12MB for a non-pixel/non-retro game. Just no. Avoid like... whatever you personally really avoid.
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by [GWJ] tanstaafl on Steam
Ugh. I've gained a recent respect for hidden object games and picked this one up in the Winter Sale. Sadly, it's probably the worst of the genre I've played.
There are only about 6 locations and you have to find the same objects over and over again in each one. This is easier said than done because all the objects are so blurry and the resolution of the scene is so low that you are basically clicking on smudges and hoping that is what they want.
This has nothing to do with the typos or bad translation or whatever is going on. The game tells you to click on a "duck" when it really means "swan". It wants a "beer" when it asks for "juice". And what is a "bulp"? A light bulb, obviously.
It's also incredibly short; I finished in about an hour.
I'd advise against this one, no matter how cheap it goes.
Never before have I met someone else with my same swan-duck missidentification sydrome S.D.M.S so boy was I relieved when I played this game and for once I could actually play a game about swans! ( or ducks I can't ac
by Giant Enemy Crab on Steam
Never before have I met someone else with my same swan-duck missidentification sydrome S.D.M.S so boy was I relieved when I played this game and for once I could actually play a game about swans! ( or ducks I can't actually tell the difference). I love how this developer catered specifically to my needs! However I can tell the difference between a flute and a mayan statue, so 0/10.
by Wereboar on Steam
This... Ugh... I am plain speechless.
Actually I don't know how I should write a review and recomendation for this game that has no swear words in it?
I'll try anyway. First you are greeted by the Melody "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" a favorite instrumental piece from the Nutcracker. I would have expected a totally different song, but never mind this isn't even important at all.
The graphics aren't standard even for a HOG-Game they are far beyond substandard. It makes me feel bad for those HOG-Games I gave a bad review, because even those games do shine a lot more than this one. Worse is, you might not find the objects you are searching in this veritable pixle mashup, better try to make some mashed potatoes and hide some peas inside... Even that would be more fun than this game. I actually try to play any game through which I play, I might make breaks, sometimes over Months I don't touch the game again... But this game?
Hell, I wouldn't even touch it with sterile latex gloves on my hands and neoprene overwear... Not even in a HAZMAT... It isn't bad at all, it's worse. Please Devs, next time you try to use a great story and even more magnificient opera, do your research a bit better and create a game which everyone loves to play. Stop stealing people time or money for a game that is not even worth a damn.
No recomendation to buy, I recomend to give this a wide berth... and yes, this is really final.
How dty, blurry photos nt button that works... whenever ame has a time limit and if it reaches zero, you have to start from the beginning of the game. At each scene you get 30 minutes, so no worries? Wrong! Each time you m
by Scary T-Rex on Steam
How did this piece of crap make it on Steam? I have played some bad games in my life and this is easily one of the worst.
Low quality, blurry photos makes up for each scene. Random things are put all over the screen and in different sizes than what they should be. Sometimes it's a good thing, like seeing the godzilla of polarbears on a mountain. Other times the game doesn't even know what it wants you to look for. Appearently a Swan is a Duck, and a glass of beer is orange juice. And a statue of someone not holding a flute is a flute. Huh. You also have to wait about 5 seconds after clicking an item before the game registers you are clicking on the next one.
There's a hint button that works... whenever it feels like. Which is pretty much never. At most, I have seen it work twice during a single playthrough. However, even if you click it when it won't give you a clue, you still get punished for using the hint button. Since it's a huge button sometimes located where you need to click on an item, I have managed to missclick the thing and get punished for it.
The game has a time limit and if it reaches zero, you have to start from the beginning of the game. At each scene you get 30 minutes, so no worries? Wrong! Each time you missclick or use the hint button, you lose 10 seconds of your time. So if you have used the hint button already and the game asks you to find a "Duck" and you don't click the swan, you have to start all the way from the beginning.