Game was fairly difficult
I finished Magic Encyclopedia (First Game), but it was only due to personal stubbornness. The fragments of objects were pretty difficult to find, and I often found myself clicking systematically all over the page to find small invisible pieces. The idea of the game was very clever, and the sequels were much better than this one. You have to put several objects together by collecting all the pieces. Often you need to go into more than one location to be able to use all the completed objects. You also need to solve puzzles in order to find all the pieces. There is no "Skip Puzzle" button, so you have to tough it out sometimes. I found myself exiting the game and looking on one of the online walkthroughs to see how to solve two or three of the puzzles. Other puzzles are very simple. You have a limited number of hints to use, but if you run out you can earn more by finding 10 question marks in a special scene. In every level you need to find ALL the amulets (jewels). You can tell if you've found all of them if there is a flag on the map for that scene. If not, go back and find them because you can't finish the game without them. In spite of the cleverness of the idea, I was mainly frustrated playing this game due to the invisibility of quite a few of the small pieces. I would certainly try the game for the free hour of play before purchasing it if I were you.
August 3, 2013
Not all that magical.
An OK HOG but some of the clues were hard to find and then when you used a clue it sometimes was not any help. Again OK but don't pay full price for it.
May 25, 2012
Not For Me!
I am not a huge fan of HOGs but there are some I buy when no good alternative genres are available. I truly disliked this one for not allowing the player to skip mini-games and for hints being somewhat useless ("the missing pieces are hidden" - well, duh!) I just wanted somethng to allow me to relax and the end of the day and this was too irritating for that.
May 24, 2012
Nothing but a pain in the .....
I played it for about 25 min and spent most of the time trying to figure out what to do next, I had 2 helps and when they were gone I had to try to find 10 hidden "?" in HO games, which I could not find the last one in either HO game, so no help and as far as I could tell I wasn't going to get any more until solved the ? HO game. Not good graphics (fuzzy) for a detailed HO game, so I pushed the kill button and went to find something else.
May 24, 2012