Time Mysteries 1 - Inheritance (Android)
It seems to be one of the older HOGs by Artifex Mundi and is inferior to the Grim Legends series and the others I've played in every way but one, you can actually see all the objects you have to search, just not very good. In the newer ones some of the objects aren't even in the picture and you have to open stuff in order to make them visible in the first place, which makes the 100% clean achievements nearly impossible.
---------------------------------------------------------------- Costume Quest + Grubbins on Ice (Linux)
This one was in my backlog for a long time.
Although I hate Tim Schafer, most games from Double Fine are quite fun and so is this. They only seem to be able to make very childish games but since it's what the games are built on anyway, it does fit most of the time.
It's basically Final Fantasy - American/Halloween Edition. The combat and finding everything is quite easy and it's overall quite relaxing. The story is cute, the graphics look like a PS2 game but it doesn't hurt the childish comic style.
For someone without a cultural heritage that included those rather silly modern customs, the setting is strange and so is seeing children's pics of the devs in their halloween costumes in the end, but I guess it specifically appeals to the child in American adults.
The game has three problems though:
1. The framerate is worse than in Shadow Warrior 2015 and many other later games, maybe it's locked to a certain rate.
2. The controls. Again although there is actually button mapping, there is no native support for my normal USB gamepad and I had to make a profile for QJoyPad again. The problem is, that not everything is turnbased and the timed combat actions use different buttons every time, so if there is a "press Q / Space / Alt, etc..." NOW, you'll have to think about where they are on the gamepad and time's over, so I had to remap the keyboard bindings to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and set those to the same numbers as are written in the buttons on my gamepad. This way it was properly playable, but it can't be played completely via gamepad, since you still have to choose the costumes via mouse.
It does seem to specifically support M$ gamepads and this habit is unacceptable. It's like building non-apple MP3 players that are only working with Apple earplugs... My PC is no XBox, it doesn't even run on Windows most of the time.
3. It's quite repetitive, but that's the case in many of those Final Fantasy like games and kind of a standard. List