The “lost loved one / must find loved one” story has been done over and over again in the hidden object adventure genre and it will probably be done until the end of time. Fortunately for Esoterica: Hollow Earth, the classic idea gets some originality infusion completed by the addition of great visuals and a very likeable character, turning the game into a really nice experience.
The fabled land of Agartha awaits your discovery in Esoterica: Hollow Earth! Experience an edge-of-your seat sci-fi adventure that will take you to the depths of the planet, the bad guys nipping at your heels every step of the way! Dazzling art, professional vocal work, and jaw dropping production values will be your companions as you explore underwater caves, a subterranean jungle teeming with bizarre life forms, and the laboratory of an evil genius. Just be careful who you trust.
In other words, you have no less than 125 locations to explore, great characters to interact with and a ton of mini games, although nothing new caught my eye so far. Still, the hidden object sequences are really nicely done and I am sure any fan of the genre will love them.
With good voice acting – even though a bit corny, so to say, with great visuals and overall an engaging story backed up by an enjoyable character, Esoterica: Hollow Earth is a good game to play by fans of the genre. So head over to Big Fish Games and give it a try right now (first hour’s free, so you don’t have to spend any money before deciding if you like it or not).