Review Lost Lands
Hidden objects play with cool graphics
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 09 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Neat graphics, interesting plot, simple controls
Too easy, very common, low quality animation
Lost Lands: Dark Overlord HD is an otherworldly sort of hidden objects game that has you searching various locales for hidden objects that drive the plot forward. You're playing as Susan, the game's lead character and mother of a lost child named, Jimmy, who apparently was snatched by some sort of paranormal entity, dragging him off into a portal where he disappears, right before your very eyes. Your mission, naturally, is to find your child via hidden objects and escape the room mechanics.
The play is fairly pat and cookie cutter, presenting you with a series of single screened locations to explore. Sometimes you're finding objects off a list, while other times, you must combine found items to create something new that can be used to complete specific actions and tasks that drive the plot forward. The game also features written text to read through, most of which is presented needlessly small and doesn't maximize use of the available screen space.
The graphics are often the best element to games like this, with the plot and written text coming off as very wooden and stilted; and this game is no different in that regard. The graphics look like hand drawn artist's renderings which were later digitally painted and polished to their pristine condition. The animation is little more than motion tracking on still images, with the occasional sparkle effect tossed in for good measure.
Lost Lands: Dark Overlord HD is competent but uninspired. Still, games like this have a strong following, and if you're a fan of the genre, then this one is worth checking out.