Mystery Trackers: The Void
I bought 4 Mystery Tracker games as part of a promotion. I believe this game is the first in the series. II thoroughly enjoyed it. The game length is great. The mini games are fun. There is no map so you do a bit of walking around, but I don't mind that. The entire series is excellent.
November 16, 2012
Decent game, but would rate PG
On the whole I enjoyed this game. The graphics are good, the plot had more twists and turns than usual, and it's a good, long game for your money.
Personally, I did not find it challenging - especially the puzzles, which were, frankly, a doddle. But then, you don't always want challenging, do you? Sometimes you just want something to brain-splurge with, and for that, I would highly recommend it.
However, I would advise caution about letting your children play it. I mean, the atmosphere isn't dark, depressing or scary, (a point in its favour, by the way!) but some of things that are supposed to have happened to people before you got there are pretty gruesome. The art work is not graphic about this, but I would think that sensitive children - or those with the imagination to picture the reality behind the words! - might well have nightmares from it.
Anyway - overall, I'd recommend this as a good way to pass several evenings, when you want to relax your brain rather than challenge it. :)
October 16, 2012
Better than expected
I almost quit playing this game and deleted it shortly after I started playing. I'm glad I didn't. It got a lot better the further I got into it. If you are disappointed at first, my recommendation would be to stay with it. About a quarter to a third of the way in it starts to pick up and it really gets interesting.
July 25, 2012
A Great Game In A Great Series
Hint recharged fast
as usual, Elephant games came up with a great storyline.
Brilliant graphics Very realistic, lots of detail, great designs.
Hidden Object Scenes were plentiful and were a great challenge.
Skip also recharged fast
The hint told you exactly what to do and where to do it.
No click penalty for Hidden Object Scenes
Tutorial included and a great help.
At times, the game did get a little boring.
The puzzles were very hard. Only someone with a high IQ could solve it.
Overall, I thought this was a fun game and it should provide entertanment for everyone
July 19, 2012
This was a great game to play! Really no need for a strategy guide as the game sort of leads you along. I love that the tracker keeps some of the loot as in other games they are noble and not human and beg off taking money or jewelry. Great game and fun to play!
June 24, 2012
I found this game to be interesting enough with a really good storyline. Not as deep as other HOGs but good enough to add intrigue and drama. I missed having a lot of interaction during the game but various challenges made up for that. Being a horror movie buff I did appreciate the little bit of humor and nostalgia that is presented in the most unlikely of places. One in particular is an absolute treat!!! I bought the other parts to this series hopefully they will not disappoint either.
May 29, 2012
Light, But Fun ...Not So *Mysterious*
Although I only played the Demo, and will not purchase it, it WAS a pleasant hour.
Not very challenging, and the HO's were too numerous for my tastes, but the hand-drawn images were beautiful, and the sound was great.
I recommend the game as there are a lot of people that like this type and will definitely enjoy it!
May 10, 2012
Typical HO gamelogical order to play
May 2, 2012
Lots of Adventure
I love the crazy inventor story lines. There is so much you can do with that. This one is primarily a biologist. The story was slow to start on this one though and I was about to not continue after the trial when it suddenly got more exciting. I was also about to quit because there is not a lot of animation but a lot of beautifully drawn scenes made up for that. I wish more time was spent in the garden amusement park area and much less in the subway station. One thing I really liked about this game was the sense of traveling across a wide area from scene to scene so it felt like a true adventure. The story was slightly morbid/sad, but not disturbing. There seemed to be a lot of connections that were not well thought out. It made sense from a holistic perspective but if you consider so of the details they had no purpose or did not add up. The game did not have a lot of challenging puzzles but there was a lot to discover in the adventure. I found the HOG to be too easy because there was no penalty for overclicking, which meant I could find half the objects by randomly clicking. However, there were so many of them it would have taken a long time with the penalty.
May 1, 2012
Very enjoyable interlude.
Nice game; not especially thrilling , but generally relaxing and reasonably interesting. There were a lot of mini-games. Some were fairly challenging without being frustrating and there was a sprinkling of very easy ones. I did some skipping because I found several of them merely tedious. I'm not particularly patient, however, so your mileage may vary.
The storyline was just okay IMO. It didn't take more than a brief exposure to figure out the deal with the bad guy/good guy and I found the wide-eyed amazement of the detective to be just a little disingenuous. Again, though, it didn't actually get in the way of the game, so...meh.
The HO segments were okay, but perhaps a little too many for my taste. I'm not sure finding multiple objects of the same kind (i.e., four keys, three angels and four shoes) isn't an easy way to pad the segments without using imagination, but maybe that's just me.
There were also some glitches as far as naming the search objects. For example, a bolt is not a screw and a cement trowel is not a spade. A couple of the areas were a bit blurry, too, but not bad enough to be annoying.
Game length was pretty decent I thought, but I was playing for relaxation; not a speed trophy.
I'll play it again at some point, and that's a plus.
Overall, I'd say this was well worth the purchase if you're looking for a way to unwind while still using your brain and detail abilities and enjoying some pretty darn good graphics. I wouldn't buy the collector's edition, but the economy model suited me just fine. :-)
April 29, 2012