House of Glass Review for iPad
Do you like solving mysteries and puzzles? If so, you may wish to step within the House of Glass by Namco Networks America Inc. An old English mansion holds many hidden secrets, and to uncover its mysteries you have to solve a series of puzzles by manipulating various gems you find. Each gem is shaped differently, and you can rotate them to suit your needs.
House of Glass for the iPad is a hidden objects game in which you’ll explore a house and its mysteries. As you proceed from area to area, you have to look out for items you can collect. Sometimes, to proceed, you’ll have to move and rotate 3D gemstones to fit them into a specified shape.
The game has easy gesture controls. To look at various areas within a room, you can swipe your finger either left or right. Tapping various items in the room may bring up some information that may provide clues to the various mysteries within the house. Occasionally, you may chance upon loose objects that you can pick up. Examples of objects include a key that will open a locked door, Fortuna Coins that provide hints to puzzles, and sparkling gemstones of various colors. In every 3D puzzle, you will be presented with a shape. The gemstones you have collected will be displayed to the right, and you have to drag one or more pieces out to try and fit them within the shape. You may rotate the gemstones or flip them around by sliding your finger inward from a red outer marker. Flipping a gemstone may change its shape. A diamond shape could become a triangle or square. You have to figure out how you can best utilize the various gemstones.
House of Glass has excellent graphics and a mysterious storyline that ties all the puzzles together. The addition of the 3D puzzles adds more depth to the hidden objects gameplay, giving you a good opportunity to exercise your spatial skills. The puzzle difficulty ramps up gradually, offering you a challenge without being unnecessarily difficult.
If a puzzle seems tough to solve, don’t give up. Just keep shifting the gemstones about, rotating and flipping them over one way, and then another. Eventually, everything may just “snap” together.
House of Glass is available for free download in the App Store. Should you like what you see in this trial version, you may obtain the full game through a $4.99 in-app purchase. If you enjoy hidden object games, you should by all means give this a try.
Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.
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