Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera
My only complaint is that I wish I had bought the CE for the bonus quest! This is a very fun HO/adventure game. Loved it! Oh yeah, another thing I would have liked is to have the option to turn off the sparkles but the game was still challenging (there were a couple of sparkles I missed) Graphics and sound were excellent also. You do have to revisit the same locations but for me that just adds to the challenge because you have to remember where items/puzzles are (no map!) It took me a little over 4 hours to complete the game....I would definitely suggest downloading the trial but I don't regret buying this game.
December 13, 2011
Impressed with detailed scenes.
The different scenes in the game were incredible with lots of appropriate details. The hidden object scenes were jumbles of things that were also appropriate to the particular scene, but at times I found it hard to find some of the objects. Voice acting and music were fantastic and added a lot to the game for me . It took me a while to remember to use the map to help me determine where to go next. I think it would have been a improvement in the game if you could click on the map to get to the next location rather than having to back- track through a lot of scenes. It was this back tracking that made the game longer, and became a bit tedious towards the end. When a puzzle was involved, the game didn't tell you what to do unless you clicked on the hint button. I found this to be a positive challenge most of the time..... I wanted to see if I could figure out for myself what was needed. I think the hint button could have refreshed a little faster. I was disappointed in the ending which left me with a "to be continued" feeling (although that was not stated in the game). I thought the game's story line was a great twist to the original.
November 19, 2011
Lovely with the exception of a flawed story
I played this a while ago, but I remember thoroughly enjoying it. The length justified the cost, and the visuals were great. The only issue I had was the story, which seemed rather ridiculous throughout the ENTIRE game. The naivety of the main character was simply laughable. I'm sure they could have kept the same storyline while making her more believable (like giving her more incentive to follow the phantom's instructions), but oh well...
Worth a credit IMO.
November 30, 2011
pretty fun game
Has voice over and music is good. Graphics are also real good. The HOS are quite Challenging as some of the items are hard to see, somewhat dark is places. The puzzles are pretty good. Has a good flow to the game. Lots of talking going on and a lot and I mean lots of clicking for no really good reason. Good game.
May 18, 2013
Playpond makes great games
Phantom is another solid entry from the folks at Playpond. They started out with the marvelous Legend of Sleepy Hollow, then Sweeney Todd, Phantom and Beauty and the Beast. The best thing these devs do is to keep the Hidden segments in keeping with the era where the game is played. So the player will not see a computer mouse or a television and other modern day things in search areas. That's just being smart. In Phantom, the puzzles are all doable and we all know that some games make puzzles something of a chore. There is a lot of to and fro in this game and maintaining constant contact with the memo book is a must in this game. The map feature is also a plus. I always look forward to the next gem from Playpond and if anyone from that company reads these reviews..............I'm still waiting for the promised sequel to Sleepy Hollow.
January 10, 2012
Didn't like the ending. Players put a lot of work into getting to the end of the story, it really needs to be worth it.
More work needs to be done on the plotline.
November 25, 2011
A good long game
This was a long game with a lot of running back and forth, a lot! This game is about 2 years old so the graphics are not quite crisp, especially in the HO'S. Sometimes with the hint and a magnifying glass I still couldn't locate the object. Not fair!
long playing time
good mix of mini games & HO'S
A map but not interactive
a journal that really helps
Cons are mentioned above.
My tip for the day - watch out for the red herrings !!
November 19, 2012
This game is very enjoyable overall. I loved the storyline. I loved the haunting voice of the phantom. Seriously, who's the guy with the voice! Super sexy! But anyway, the game was great, there were a lot of HOS, just basic but with good graphics. The map wasn't interactive but it was helpful to show you where you needed to do something.
The entire game made me wonder how it would end. I was okay with the still pictures that flickered as the story was narrated by the phantom, but honestly found the ending a disappointment. There was no closure for me.
September 19, 2012
Delicious Phantom Fan-Service
It's such a cheesy premise: the Phantom kidnapping the daughter of Christine and Raoul who JUST so happens to look EXACTLY like her mother...we've read it a thousand times on the internet. Doesn't stop this game from being a delightful guilty pleasure.
The sets are beautiful and while some of the puzzles aren't entirely logical, I can't complain of too much frustration. The ending's as silly as the premise but if you're a fan of silly pro-Phantom things, this is a good game to get. Or better yet, get the Collector's Edition because it might add a little more.
June 20, 2012
The Phantom Of The Opera Without Music
This was a really good game. It has great areas to explore. The gameplay was nice except you have to do a lot of back tracking. The hint button helps when it comes to mini games since there is no real explanation. I also like the fact that all you really need is your journal & you can figure out everything. I didn't like the fact that they didn't use more of the music from the original The Phantom Of The Opera.
January 15, 2012