Price: FREE ($4.99 to unlock full game)
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad Mini Retina
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Questerium: Sinister Trinity is going to be quite familiar for hidden object fans, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth checking out. While it offers a fairly standard storyline, it does have a few small tricks up its sleeve.
That storyline is a fairly typical mishmash of supernatural and more realistic settings. A meteorite has fallen and it’s full of mysterious energy that’s causing some weird things to happen, such as the mutation of plants and animals. It’s down to you to figure out what’s going on and save the city.
Exploration is the usual kind of thing for the casual adventure game. You switch from screen to screen, tapping on objects and figuring things out. Questerium: Sinister Trinity offers something a little different, however, in the form of visuals that seem more like video clips of real people than the usual animations. It doesn’t entirely work but it does stick in your mind more than the usual way of doing things.
There’s a fair amount of revisiting scenes which artificially extends the length of the game, although a fast travel system does at least save this from being tedious.
Where Questerium: Sinister Trinity is more likely to interest you is in the ability to develop a garden through the coins you find throughout the game. There are secret locations and hideyholes which give you more of a reason than to simply traverse from A to B. It’s a shallow delight but one that appeals to the collector in many of us.
Elsewhere, puzzles are fairly standard if satisfying. There’s a reasonable mix of logical conundrums amongst the occasional hidden object scenes. The latter plays heavily on the need to combine items to discover new things which means it’s more than just a simple observation test.
While Questerium: Sinister Trinity doesn’t push the boundaries, it is a fairly entertaining experience for fans of the genre - even if it isn’t one of the greats.