December 10, 2013
Two Difficulty Settings
In a year full of fantasy and magic Hidden Object Adventure games, The Fog is definitely a nice adult-themed change. It is developed by Alawar Stargaze, a promising developer which is why The Fog is quite a huge disappointment compared to all the other great games from this developer in the past.
The presentation of the game is not really great though. Yes, there are many locations with blood-stained and disturbing images which are welcomed as they make the game much more atmospheric. However, the graphics and the artwork do not stand out at all – they are very dark, very rough and not really memorable. There are no voice overs for as long as we concern, the music is fine but the sound effects are incredibly distracting.
The Fog is an average game with nothing special. The gameplay is typical, hidden object scenes are standard and puzzles are nothing ‘clever’ as the game’s info page might suggested. There is a map offered but it is pretty useless as it does not allow you to jump and it is nearly impossible to figure out which location is the exclamation mark on the map is pointing at.