The Gift (full)
By Alawar Entertainment, Inc
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Dead bodies are piling up, a bizarre symbol on their foreheads. Guide paranormal investigator Sarah Meiville through a classic noir adventure as she searches for clues, solves puzzles and learns to use visions that appear to be helping her. The Gift is an unforgettable cross between a moody '40s detective movie and a modern occult thriller!
•20 hidden object scenes
•Unlimited hints and tips
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Engaging puzzle and hidden object game
Interesting storyline; I like the protagonist. Two levels of gameplay. In casual mode the game shows you areas you're supposed to interact with and you can get frequent hints about where to go next and what objects to use. This mode was enjoyable without being too easy or hard. The only thing I didn't like were the puzzles that you had to solve to unlock doors. Often the instructions weren't clear enough or even if you did know what to do, sometimes the interface wouldn't cooperate. The hint button didn't work for these puzzles, but you could skip them. The game works properly with the Mac interface; if you're in full-screen mode you can Command-Tab out of the game.
Fun and interesting
This game is one of my favorite adventure games. It is a good length and interesting story. There wasn't a ton of dialog, which I liked. The tools and logic parts of the game with the occasional hidden object, was a perfect balance! I found myself skipping a lot of the mini games simply because they seemed to be a lot of guess work, and it was tedious, but overall a great game - keep them coming!
Way too much time between Hint updates. Too many puzzles without any kind of explanation on how to solve them. The navigation flow is too disjointed without any logic to where to go next.
I pllay a lot of these games, and this was NOT one of my favorites.