Spirits of Mystery: Amber Maiden Collector's Edition
SPIRIT OF MYSTERY
Cons: no map, causing foot fatigue from back tracking-and the "nothing to do here" hint button..I can't stand that.
Pros: it is a lovely, well executed game..graphics are beautiful..storyline easy enough to follow..I like the owl that traverses through the story...it does get tedious for me with so many HOS..so if that is a primary criteria for a game, you willl enjoy it. I purchased it and am glad I did.
October 11, 2012
Too many HO scenes
Overall if you like lots and lots of HO scenes, this is the game for you, but there were far too many for me - each scene held another one, so just trying to hurry up and finish it to get it done. Not much of a challenge at all.
October 10, 2012
Amber Maiden: Tastefully Tedious
*these comments are based on completed game play*
Ihmo, this game experience was a real snoozer with v. pretty pictures. While very nice to look at, the repetitive/derivative tasteful music score was slumber inducing. The "adventure" aspect became bogged down with repeating HO scenes. The story line and music go rushing forward into a operatic climax, leaving behind the hapless player confronting another tastefully beautiful rubbish heap or equally tastefully executed but essentially time wasting puzzle.
As the bonus is equally tastefully "more of the same", I suggest that unless you have a child you would like to keep occupied, the SE is more than enough time to spend with this Amber Maiden.
Tech Note: I found the cursor to be v. clumsy in puzzles and "picky" in HO scenes.
November 6, 2012
Real Annoying Sound
Great game, however, once you get to the old soldier who's encased in a golden web spell, and beyond that, there is this nasty grinding/whirling sound that cannot be silenced, otherwise you can't hear the musical instrument. This sound sticks around thru many search areas. I literally could NOT finish the trial game bcos of it.
Such a shame.
June 25, 2012
I don't really like the story. It doesn't make sense and for me the Queen looks is horrible, she should be the one who played antagonistic role.
But still love the graphics.
February 14, 2013
I am an Avid game player, and found this game really Lousy!
The Graphics were about the only good thing about the game. I was dissapointed after having played their other great game "The Phoenix"...This game had way too many "HOS"!! Also my "hint button on "regular player level, took forever to replenish, so alot of the game was played by the Strategy guide! :( I highly recommend Elephant games, they have many great games, incredible Graphics, and MAPS, anothers thing this game could have used!! I want my money back on this one..Very time consuming with no excitement!! I DO NOT recommend this!
May 2, 2012