It’s 2010, a whole eight years ago, and the game industry is a primitive thing… well, the HOPA part of it is. Back then the games were still called HOG (Hidden Object Game) and were despised by the gaming community. Casual, they said. Easy, they said. Casual? Easy? My ***!
In the HOPA industry there are two kinds of studios. Either you make a gazillion games per year or nobody remembers you. Last week I took a peek at a game by Vendel and today we’re taking a look at another lesser known studio: GrandMA.
Something something, old secrets, blah blah, old queens, humdeedum, exciting intro blurb, continuing with the somethings, apologies for hiatus, more blahing. I just can’t come up with an interesting blurb. Maybe I’ll replace this, maybe I won’t. You can still read the review!
I truly disliked the three first Haunted Hotels but played them out of a sense of… principle. I’ll admit they got better as they went a long but I was not looking forward to Charles Dexter Ward in the slightest.
Let me set the scene: I had just compiled a massive list of basically all HOPA franchises and which ones I’ve played (out of 559 games I’ve played 164… roughly). I was going through it when I realized: Hmm, I haven’t finished Hallowed Legends by Elephant Games. Eh, the two previous were okay, might as well get it over with. Well…