Age of Oracles: Tara's Journey is a very interesting and well-done hidden object game. You are Tara who must travel the land looking for instructions from dwellers of the tarot deck. The goals vary from chapter to chapter. In the first chapter, you will have to return the objects in your inventory to the black and white scene. As you put the items in their correct places, they regain color until you can see the complete scene. After this, a pair of doors will open, each containing a typical hidden object game. These hidden objects locations are very detailed with great graphics. Some of the objects are cleverly hidden and others just lay in dark areas. If you get stuck, you can always use the unlimited hints. After that, you will return to the first scene, and you will be asked to use the items collected in the previous games to solve a puzzle. The puzzles are not really challenging, but at least they are interesting and fun. When you finish the puzzle, you are ready to start a new chapter. However, before that there are different mini games to solve, which unfortunately can't be skipped. These include memory games, jigsaw puzzles, mahjongg-style games, matching games, among others. Even though they are fun, some players may think of them as busywork and may find them quite repetitious after some time.
The game is full of stories and well-done voice-acting, which may be a little bit annoying for some players, but interesting for others. The graphics are stunning and beautiful, and it has very good sound effects and pleasant music.
All in all, even though the game may be a little bit repetitious, the incredible graphics, creative puzzles, and beautiful scenes should please the most demanding player.
- Great graphics and voice acting
- Clever hidden object games
- Interesting and creative puzzles
- A little bit repetitive
- Mini games cannot be skipped
- Easy for advanced players