Posted October 15, 2015
Maybe, I haven't played many of those games, "4 elements" has HOG sections and they are quite random too but not as messy as the one in your picture. I've recently bought the HB bundle from Artifex Mundi and will look into them soon although I am really bad at such games.
Leroux: I wish it was, but sadly the classical hidden object games look more like this, prompting you to find all kinds of objects that don't have anything to do with the story or tasks you have to complete.The Tiny Bang Story felt much more consistent in its gameplay than the average HOG I've seen. From my point of view, it actually stands out in that regard and is more of an exception. I've seen Botanicula being called a HOG before, but I wouldn't agree with this definition either, especially after checking out some typical examples of what's commonly referred to by the name of HOG. Try the games by Artifex Mundi for classical HOGs with higher production values, but I bet you won't like them as much as Tiny Bang Story or Botanicula (in any case, I don't). ;)