Mystery Trackers: The Void
A decent start to a series
Based on the completion of the standard edition version of the game:
I believe this is the first in the series for Mystery Trackers. I played the most recent game (Raincliff's Phantoms) and decided that I liked the series enough to start at the beginning. For the beginning of a game series, this is a decent start. In fact, it is better than the first couple of games in the Mystery Case Files series.
The storyline follows fairly logically from one event to the next, although it is never really explained why the famous people have been killed, basically because the motive is not clear. As a result, the story goes from creepy deaths and possible ghosts, to explained away by a murder conspiracy. Unfortunately, the bridge from A to B is flimsy in the end.
The puzzles and quests are fairly challenging for an intermediate player (when not playing on the easiest setting). The graphics are fairly good as well; however, the hidden object scenes are sometimes blurry (and I am a young person without serious eye impairments). To me, this is laziness disguised as challenge. Using cleverness in creating the hidden object scenes is a lot more rewarding and challenging. Overall, I recommend this game and give it four starts because I like playing the game and I happen to know that the games get better as they go forward. So, if you are someone who likes to have all of the back story from previous games, this is worth the time and money.
April 22, 2014
If you are a die hard Hogger you will enjoy this game. About 40 HOG sites and puzzles. Kinda interesting grounds and buildings to roam around in. I played with no hints used and only skipped 2 puzzles. Don't worry - I had to look for some of the objects for a lllloooooonnnnnnngggggggg time. Game had a good flow to it. Love collecting my "awards" - tee hee.
December 18, 2012
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