Mystery Trackers: The Void Collector's Edition
Just finished and totally enjoyed every minute
I have not played any games in months so I decided to use my eight credits before year end. I chose this as one of the games. The play is very intuitive and I found that even though I deviated from the SG I still found everything and its all good. So, the gameplay is flexible. The graphics are nice. Music is okay, I turned it off but only because I prefer to play without/with depending on my mood. Special effects sounds are good and appropriate to the situation. Story line is great and the ending leaves you thinking there will be a sequel. Which I am looking forward too. I found the game a little short. The bonus play in the CE helps to fix that however. The bonus play was excellent. I have not looked at the extras so I cannot comment on those. I probably will buy the standard game next time; game play is too short for me to justify the CE price. I did enjoy playing this game and would recommend it as long as you are okay with a slightly shorter gameplay.
November 18, 2011
What a Game! Wow!
This is the greatest game l have played - ever. Really good story which was quite exciting and several parts gave me a laugh. The graphics are stupendous and beautiful to behold. There was a quite tense atmosphere in certain parts too. As well as fantastic object searches there were lots of very clever mind-boggling and very interesting puzzles. Did this game get boring?? Not for a second. I congratulate everyone responsible for this amazing game. I cannot imagine the amount of work involved. I am now looking for more of your 'has everything' games.
Isbel. North Wales, UK
February 18, 2012
Must love HOS
I enjoyed this game for most of the time I played it, but by the end, my heart sank every time I saw the sparkles for a HOS. I like HOS and mini-puzzles, but this game,IMO, went a little overboard. I would have sworn there were hundreds, so I went through the walkthrough to find that there were 37 HOS and 38 puzzles (I may have missed a couple), many of which were back-to-back: you'd finish one HOS, back out, and face another. If you really, really love HOS, this is the game for you.
The story is interesting, and I did enjoy the adventure parts - the figuring out what to use and where - but they got smothered by the HOS and puzzles.
The next two Mystery Trackers games (Raincliff and Black Isle) are much more balanced between HOS, puzzles, and adventure.
April 24, 2012
mystery tracker the void
great game never a dull momet keep you on the edge of your sit
December 20, 2011
Creepy Fun Game
This game had a good story that kept me interested, beautiful art work, very good music and sound, and lots of puzzles in addition to many hidden object puzzles. The puzzles were of various difficulty which I think is a great idea for keeping it lively. I highly recommend this game.
January 4, 2012
Not My Favorite, But Not Bad Either
This wasn?t a bad game at all. The graphics were good and I liked the storyline. I thought that the level of challenge was decent enough, and there were some humorous moments as well (when you eventually open the mailbox in front of the hotel, there?s a little teddy bear with beady orange eyes and green teeth that sings a funny little song? which I listened to a few times).
Although I have nothing against the occasional puzzle and/or HOS, this game (Imho) went a bit overboard. I found myself having to take numerous breaks, because the sheer number of them really started to get on my nerves. (38 HO scenes and I believe an equal number of puzzles).
Now if HO scenes and puzzles are something that you feel passionate about, then this game is suitable to put on your ?must have? list.
The fact that I (obviously) don?t share the same fervor for so many of them doesn?t make this a bad game at all. It just means that they (puzzles and HO scenes) aren?t my favorite things to do.
I haven?t played the bonus content yet (I have to take another ?break?) but all in all I still think that The Void is a decent game and so that?s why I gave it the rating that I have.
May 16, 2012
Great start of series
I really enjoyed going back and playing the demo of this game after checking out Mystery Trackers: Black Isle. The storyline of spooky house, missing characters and finding out what happened was an entertaining and bringing you into the story premise. The hos were a little challenging as some of the objects are on the small size but not so challenging that you get frustrated in trying to find an object. Also the mini games were also fairly simple and did not have to or want to skip. The scenery was really nice and the appropriate amount of "darknes" for the ambiance was well done. The path through the house is easy to follow (it doesn't give you a whole lot of choice when where you entered closes on you), but found the whole demo definitely enjoyable and will at some point in time purchase.
March 17, 2012
totally Hidden Object Game
For totally HOG lovers, this game is for you! there are a lot of hog scenes here, almost in every scene and unfortunately they are basically junk. The graphic is nice, but not superb and I understand this is the first installment of Mystery Trackers series so I didn't expect too much from it. However it's fun and there's not much backtracking which is nice. I spent 2,5 hours to finish 6 chapters, only 2 left plus the bonus game if I refer to the strategy guide so I assume this game is short.
April 18, 2012
It's not really a horror story, but hey, at least it was very enjoyable to play. I found very funny the reference to Stephen King as one of the victims.
PROs: Colorful graphics, easy to play.
CONs: Too bad I felt it very short. It could have lasted a little bit more.
January 11, 2012
classic creepy detective game
I found this game to be a must have for people who like detective adventures. Everything about it is what you would expect from this developer for people that are familiar with their other games. The fact that is an older release has nothing to do with the quality of the game.
STORY: I personally didn't get the story at all until I decided to check all the 21 pages of my journal that I've had to that point. READ THE JOURNAL, or else you'll get confused. You play as the newest addition of a secret organization founded in the dark ages, that deals with high profile mysteries. You have to find 3 celebrities that dissapeared in a mansion. You have to deal with the experiments of a mad doctor and try to put an end to all the creepy stuff that is happening around you. the ending came unexpected. there's no way to predict the story. A big bravo for the script writers.
GAMEPLAY: You have the must-have journal, that, again, you have to read constantly. The little frog is your hint. You don't have a map, but you have a strategy guide in case you get stuck. There's not a lot of running here and there, usually you get to do everything in an area and proceed, so the scene changing is very smooth. There are achievements available for players who love challenge.
HOS&PUZZLES: A ton of hidden object scenes await you in this game. There's one at every step, and they're not easy either. There are some that you have to solve 2 times, but most of them are unique. The puzzles are in a big variety, the difficulty varies from medium to hard. Don't skip them, use the SG if they cause you trouble, or else you won't get the achievements.
GRAPHICS&SOUND: The visual quality of the game is spectacular, as expected from the devs. Crisp and clear scenes, animations at every steps. You have plenty of cut scenes to enjoy. The characters are 3D, but they don't look plastic. There is voice over and creepy noises everywhere.
EXTRAS: You have an extra game play where you play as the bad guy and try to escape from prison. The bonus is not very long, but is a fun play. You also have a lot of wallpapers to chose from, the soundtrack, screensaver, concept art. A new and very fun thing you get in the extras, are some printable paper craft sheets to make the goofy characters from one of the puzzles. I found it to be a nice addition.
As I said, it's a must have. if you like it, go and play the other mystery trackers. Cause I will.
August 25, 2012