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Gaming Evolution
Gaming Evolution
Published By: G5 Entertainment
Developed By: Big Blue Bubble
Genre: Hidden Object
Players: 1
Rated: 12+ (Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes, Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References)
Release Date: August 30, 2012
Screenshots: Link
iTunes: Buy Now!
Written By: Marcus Prunty

September 7, 2012 - I spend a lot of time playing games on my iPhone and many of those games tend to be hidden object games because there relaxing and are not overly challenging but provide a great game experience. G5 Entertainment creates many of these kinds of games that I like to play and their latest one Masters of Mystery: Crime of Fashion is in this genre. G5 has been making an effort in its last few games to provide more than just a Hidden Object game but aims to give a great experience by going beyond just finding objects and giving you a story thatís plausible and engrosses you in the gameplay.

Masters of Mystery follows a new Detective Carrie Chase as she attempts to solve the murder of a famous fashion designer. Playing this game will remind you a lot of the television show CSI in that you are investigating the murder and you have to find clues and put them together to figure out what happened. G5 does a good job of making the objects you find pertain more to the actual case and clue finding. For instance in one of the first puzzles you find a few items that you will need later to investigate crime scenes like a magnifying glass, uv flashlight, and fingerprint brush. All of which can be used to find hidden objects.

Some of the other parts of the game that keep it from being stale and boring are matching up fingerprints and DNA samples. These mini-games provide a welcome break from the monotony that some of the bad hidden object games never break away from. These mini-games can be skipped but that takes away from the CSI feel that the game is attempting to give you. In addition, for some of the harder objects to find, the customary hint system is in place and is unlimited. You will have to wait a little while between hints but its there if you are stuck on where an object is.

The graphics for the game are pretty sharp and detailed. While the dialogue for the game is fun and adversarial. The back and forth between Carrie and her new partner make the game more interesting. The story drives the game pretty well. G5 gives you two options for playing the game Timed and Relaxed. In timed you have a certain amount of time to find all of the hidden objects and in Relaxed, there are no timers you go at your own pace. With the diverse mini-games this hidden object game varies enough to keep you entertained in the game.

The game is Free with a $4.99 full game unlock in the app. While 5 bucks is a bit expensive for an iPhone game, I found that it was well worth the price and would gladly spend it again. There is no reason to replay this game unless you are going from timed to relaxed either way you get the same story. If you are a fan of the genre, I suggest you play this one because it is worth the money.


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