Review: Hidden Through Time 2 – Myths & Magic
I’ve always enjoyed hidden object games and Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic ticked all the boxes for me, with its visually appealing art style, varied levels, pleasant sound design, multi-level buildings to explore and much more.
There are four chapters – The Middle Ages, Greek Mythology, 1001 Nights and The Magical 80’s, with each chapter having eight maps to explore and every map giving you more and more objects to find as you progress through the levels, as well as bonus items that are hidden which will grant you even more goodies should you discover them all.
The maps look beautiful with a hand drawn art style and encompassing some areas that are not always so immediately obvious…click on a building to discover all of its floors, or click on a treasure chest or dustbin to open it and look inside. Helpful clues like being told a dog has hidden something will get you clicking on mounds of earth in the hope that you find the one where the dog has buried its bone.
You can also toggle between either daytime/nighttime, or rainy/sunny, or summer/winter, with certain objects only available to be found at a certain time of day or under specific weather conditions. This was a lovely addition that gets you scratching your head just that little bit more when trying to figure out when/where certain objects may appear.
You can also create your own levels and upload them for others to play, as well as download and play the multitude of levels others have created too, thus adding immensely to the hours of gameplay you’ll get with this.
Moving the onscreen pointer with your left thumbtack isn’t as pixel perfect as when using a mouse on PC, but adjusting the sensitivity sliders helped to make it not as frustrating as it otherwise could have been.
Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic is a great game for all the family to sit around the TV and get involved with, as well as any solo sessions where you may also want to get creative and build your own levels too.
Take a break from either shooting people or traversing large open world areas in games, and put your feet up for some gentle, yet hugely rewarding and enjoyable, gaming sessions.
Review by Dave from an Xbox review code.