More a point & click adventuer than hidden object game
Total game time: Just over 5 hours
This game is more in the line of the classic point & click adventures than the HOG it's classed to be, including all the walking between locations.
The puzzles are interesting but as a tipp, it really helps to read the info first and try and figure it out after. They can be skipped, too, and I admit that I did towards the end. The HOG scenes are well done - and if a location came up twice the objects I picked up the first time around were not there again so that was very realistic. If you are not a native speaker, keep a dictionary handy (reading „bat" I think of an animal, but it can also be connected with sports).
This is certainly a game to play again one day; I'm sure there's still a lot to discover. The storyline is fun and imaginative, too.