“Find hidden objects” genre is very popular, and one of the newest games in this genre is Travelogue 360: Rome – The Curse of the Necklace. This was the first time I saw 360 degrees angle on this type of games (and after that I noticed game Travelogue 360: Paris while checking this game).
Finding hidden objects in games is simple, yet popular among bestselling games. Technically it doesn’t require much – but in terms of gameplay it can be addictive and fun.
Travelogue Rome lets user rotate the camera around the level, which is (again) simple – yet interesting addition to this genre. I personally have been thinking about 3D “find hidden objects” game (and waiting when somebody does one), and Travelogue Rome gets closer to this. Now there’s not just one picture of a room, but player needs to rotate the view in order to find the hidden objects.
I suppose evolution might be towards adventure gaming, or perhaps to 3D and animations in this genre. We’ll wait and see when this happens, and stick with 2D pictures meanwhile.