Maestro: Music of Death Collector's Edition
OK but nothing new
Surprised as I was myself, I found myself lightly disappointed. Having played moren Maestro games (or should I say: more games by the same developers) I found myself getting a bit bored by the same graphics, the same pointer, the same music... and the "coincidence" by which all items you need are to be found quite easiliy, really.
I did play Advanced Mode.
But still, you need a knob for a drawer and - gosh - quite soon you just happen to find one... I don't know. Maybe I played just a bit too much of these games and I might be yearning for something new.
For less experienced players, it is a nice game: good graphics, not crisply bright but beautifully made; intriguing story if you haven't played like 80 of those before.
The only really technical flaw for me was the slowness of the game. Every time I wanted to enter another scene, it took my pc quite long to open it. And I don't think my pc is THAT slow, really....
March 2, 2013
Maestro: Definitely HO
I felt that there was a little TOO much traditional HO in this game and not enough other puzzles. Finding the objects in a scene, especially after the 2nd or 3rd time in the same scene got tiresome.
July 6, 2012
This game is certainly not music to my ears! It's out of tune!!!
I'm halfway through this CE version and so far it's doom and gloom; there is no map; you have a deadbeat hint button, and the graphics are grainy, but the artwork isn't bad per se. The game started out okay but went downhill from there. Lots of spirits/ghosts flying around. I mean no disrespect to the developers but sorry, this game just doesn't have it! I'll force myself to finish it. Now the Maestro: Notes of Life was a great game and flowed very well, but this one is dragging and I'm playing it in advanced mode. In my opinion there are way too many HO scenes and the thing is I love HOS; there should be a balance of activities and there isn't. I give this a two-star rating, sorry! I still recommend it because you need to try it and base your own opinion!
April 7, 2014
I played part of the demo and knew I would never buy this CE. It offers nothing I buy a CE for except a bonus game and wallpaper, but I'm not into wallpaper and that type stuff. Let me just tell you why this is an awful game:
-- It has no map
-- the hint button doesn't do much outside the HOS and it takes a long time to recharge
-- the HOS are very easy
-- the SG doesn't work in the demo
-- no collectibles
-- no morphing items
I was lost shortly after beginning this game so instead of opening up the walk through, I decided to just leave it and write a review. This game is only 2 years old but it feels more like 5. There are only 2 modes of game play and I chose casual.
Please play the demo to make an informed decision.
September 11, 2014
this game's graphics are not all that great and the storyline is awful
November 19, 2012
Do not work on Mac running Yosemite
December 12, 2014