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Surprised to see 5 star reviews (particularly when one says the child lost interest in it quickly).
I bought this for my daughter’s 8th birthday. I find all of the Osmo games we have are all a bit glitchy in recognising what’s in front of the iPad but generally you manage to play without too much frustration. The ideas behind the games are brilliant.
I sat with my daughter to play Detective Agency for the first time today and it was sooo frustrating. The magnifying glass would be directly over the item/person in question and it would pick up an image from next to the glass. I had to constantly play around with the location to eventually get it to pick up the correct image, as my daughter was getting so frustrated. Even to the point where the edge of the magnifier was over the actual image. There was a timed mission where you had to locate three identical items - we knew where they were but it took the whole duration of the timer to get it to recognise the first item. My daughter was disappointed that she only scored 1/3 when she could identify all 3 straight away. Any items at the bottom of the board just weren’t detected unless I placed the top of the map under the base.
I checked the iPad was in the base correctly (not much chance of it not being to be honest), cleaned the mirror (which was already clean) and even made sure the board area was well lit. None of this helped at all.
It just asks you to get the right map, find something on the map and if you’re lucky, give a short fact about a landmark etc. There is a basic story line which accompanies this.
I asked my daughter if she was enjoying the game, she replied ‘yes, sort of’. Knowing my daughter and how she was happy to switch off after just locating the cat and the painting, I suspect this game won’t leave its box again.
Wish I had spent the money on something else as I know she is unlikely to want to play this again.
Edit: It’s now 19/1/20 and my daughter hasn’t wanted to play this game since that first time. She says it doesn’t work properly and so it’s not very enjoyable. Sadly that says it all.
J’ai plusieurs jeux Osmo dont je suis très contente. J’ai donc acheté celui de l’ « agence détective » sans émettre le moindre doute. Pourtant je suis nettement moins emballée par ce dernier... En effet, aucune version francophone n’est disponible à l’oral et les textes écrits semblent venir de traductions internet et sont bien souvent incorrectes ou ne veulent rien dire!
Buyers beware! Osmo - Detective Agency package comes with missing pieces that are required to play. Those pieces are sold separately and cost as much as the package itself. The package should clearly state that it requires EXTRA stuff to be playable so that at least people get a chance to buy them, imagine the kid's faces when you get them a new game that they can't play because it is missing pieces. Yes, the physical package, once you receive it, would say that with small prints on the top right, but if you are ordering online, chances are you will not see that and you will have a bad surprise once you open the box...
My 6 year old and I played this, on the more difficult setting. It was kind of boring. Like where's Waldo only on a tablet. I was hoping there would be some kind of mystery to solve but you're really just finding pictures the whole time. We tried the easier setting also and it was way too easy. Oh well.
I got this for my 6 year old for his birthday. He loves his Osmo genius kit so I wanted to get him another osmo game. I wish I would have chose something else. He lost interest pretty quickly with this and I could understand why. If this challenged him like his numbers and words games do he'd love it. It isn't challenging or fun for him.
HUGE WASTE OF MONEY FOR US! My 5 and 7 year old were so bored by this. I got them the Detective Agency and the Disney Drawing. My 5 year old was mildly amused by the drawing but my 7 year old thought the Detective game was boring. Honestly I did too. I thought there would be more to the game than just finding items with a magnifying glass. He would have loved it 2-3 years ago. The makers/sellers should adjust the age range on this product and might have better luck.