A cloaked figure drags road spikes across a dark highway, causing a mother to crash. When she regains consciousness, her young daughter is gone from the seat beside her. As the mother searches the adjoining woods, she comes to an abandoned house containing evidence of a mysterious tragedy that struck the family that lived there, and details about a strange fog that crept out of a nearby military base.
What macabre threads tie these seemingly unrelated events into a single, terrifying story? To find out, play The Fog, a captivating hidden object game with more than a few surprises lurking along its misty paths. As you search the corridors of an empty hospital and the decayed remnants of a demolished military base, you'll search for useful items, solve cleverly designed puzzles, and play mini-games unlike any you have encountered. When fear threatens to overcome you, and you want to turn back, remember: the answer to the mystery lies within the haze.
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.