Mystery Trackers: The Void Collector's Edition
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
BEST HIDDEN OBJECT; BETTER THAN RADCLIFF
I NEVER GIVE REVIEWS BUT THIS GAME DESERVES ONE--------WONDERFUL HIDDEN OBJECT AREAS - IF ASKING FOR 3 OR 4, THEY ARE IN DIFF. FORMS------ BEST PUZZLES - CHALLENGING AND IMAGINATIVE BUT THEY CAN BE DONE AND NOT THE SAME OLD GAMES YOU SEE ON EVERY OTHER ----- GOOD STORY LINE.
October 28, 2012
if you think of this as a HOG its a Great Game
if you think of it as an Adventure Game..not so much..
There is HOS after HOS in this game..
which is i guess.. just how Elephant Rolls..
all their games seem to be HOS Heavy...
The story is pretty good
The Best part for me is..
The villain looks strangely Similar to Uncle Sam
He also has an almost Identical personality to Uncle Sam..
you find out about this by reading the Journal
Coincidence? i think not haha
Twas a good story anyways
even without that clever little detail...
Mini Games are not particularly challanging
but i found them fun..
Loads of mini games also
Bonus Chapter is fairly generous
and you actually get to play the villain at that point
Overall pretty Great HOG..
most likely will play it again...
April 29, 2013
Terrible, I got so far and then this stupid "mini game" (why are they there anyway) and no instructions. No chance to "skip" the games because they are not about the "bhidden object " games. There is no "hidden object" involved in these mini games so why do we waste out time there. I would buy more games but for the mini games. For example, another game "Hollywood Files - Dealdly Intrigues" I can't get off page One. "Return to the Titanic" I can't get off Page One it's all scrambled, no letters, all scrambled. I have spent an hour on this computer trying to get one game going and nothing. One game I downloaded it said "game over" I never played it ever. Come on, I know u hv a lot of customers, but to get more new ones you must let us try not daily but some games that I get "game over" has to be over two years ago and I don't remember the games. Hidden Objects should be just that and no more. Twelve or more objectst at the bottom, find and enjoy. Checking out "free games" and more - no gimmicks.
May 24, 2012
Kept me entertained
I like this game fine. The story was a little out there, but that just made it more interesting to find the clues and solve the puzzle.
May 15, 2013
one of my favorite games!
I played this one when it first out and never give a review. So I'm just say, I do really enjoy this game from beginning 'til the end. Love it!
Thank you elephant for making this and good job! Your game is one of my favorite games for a long time ago. Memorable!
April 6, 2013
Really not that great
I bought this game because I liked the other Mystery Trackers games so much, but I made a mistake. This one isn't as good as the others. To make it worse, I spent twice the money and bought the CE. There are lots and lots of HOS, but they are simple and because there are so many, it detracts from the storyline. The strategy guide isn't even really needed because of the game's simplicity. Also, the story doesn't make much sense. I'd only buy the SE game if I really loved HO games of this genre and check out the other Mystery Trackers first.
January 15, 2013