Mystery Chronicles: Betrayals of Love
A mystery lover's must have
I was surprised that this game hasn't been reviewed more favorably. Try it for yourself and see! It has clever puzzles and challenging hidden object scenes. The hint button recharges quickly and offers pertinent game play hints. I definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves a good mystery!
May 28, 2012
Really not a bad Weekly Catch.
A pretty much straight forward HOG, so if you're into lots of HO scenes this one is definitely for you. Now, this game is quite old, so don't expect it to be perfect in terms of graphics and sound. No voice overs and the hint system recharges quite slow.
I haven't come across any puzzles, but I only played about 15 minutes and forgot to quite the game after the phone rang, so I lost the rest of the demo :-S.
The storyline is ok, a countess got murdered and her husband disappeared. Your role is the one of the investigator. The locations I saw are nicely done. Had this game been released today, then I would find plenty of things to nag about :-), but due to its age, I really can't find anything wrong with it.
It being the Weekly Catch I'd buy it if I'd need one more punch to complete a punch card and at some point would play it all the way through. I always find these older games to come in very useful when I want to play something that isn't too demanding.
May 31, 2012
Definitely not a keeper
I bought this on the $2.99 weekly special and so glad I didn't pay more. Another reviewer used the word "tedious" and that sums this game up exactly. The story line was weak at best. The music was OK but kept coming and going. Not cutting out so much as just stopping for awhile then restarting. Graphics were pretty good in that the many, many HOGs were easy to see but still very difficult to do. That was the one aspect of the game I was really impressed with. I had to use hints through 90% of the HOGs to get them all because they were that cleverly done. When items were pointed out my general response was, "well duh!". They were so well blended and incorporated into the scenes that it really was a challenge. What ultimately turned me off and just frustrated the heck out of me was all of the to-ing and fro-ing. It could take a dozen steps to get into a building just to find one clue, usually with no idea what to do with it. Or after those dozen steps you get into the building and oops, you need to go back out and look for this and this as well. And there was no rhyme or reason as to where you needed to look, you just ultimately had to continuously go from scene to scene looking for the sparkles. Tedious with a capital T!!! The hint button would tell you where you needed to go next and what to look for once there. Ultimately I probably would never have bothered to finish if it hadn't. If you like lots of difficult and cleverly done HOGs with absolutely no interest in the story line then this is the game for you. If, on the other hand, you like games you can reason through by using your brain, that challenge you to think, give this one a wide, wide berth.
June 5, 2012
Better Than I thought
After seeing the other reviews, I had to put my two cents in.
I'm not even through the game yet and I'm hooked.
Forget the bad reviews and try the demo.
I especially like that a balloon or person isn't always popping up and saying
'you did good' as if you're not an idiot just because you solved a
June 2, 2012
Good Hidden Object Game
Unlike some of the other reviews, i liked that the hidden object areas were challenging. The graphics were good and it was quite easy to find my way round the various areas. I liked that the sparkles weren't too obvious as well.
However, i finished the game and discovered i still had things left in my inventory. So i consulted a walkthrough and i'd missed a chunk out but still managed to get to the end. Felt a bit cheated as i could have played for longer if i hadn't been "allowed" to get to the end scene.
May 31, 2012
too scattered with too many places to investigate
May 30, 2012
Had no idea where I was supposed to go or what I was supposed to do. Nothing made sense. HOG's were impossible - objects too small and dark. Don't waste even $2.99.
May 29, 2012
A fin game with variations of challenging
November 20, 2011
I don't like it, it just doesn't do a thing for me.
May 16, 2012
good for me, again!
I played this one when it first out and I never leave a review before. For this I give 5 stars because I have fun 'til the end and good storyline just like the previous game. I hope the next sequel is really good (if there's more sequel). There's a lot HO so if you are like this kind genre or if you looking a game for spending your lazy time then try this one.
Btw thanks dev and keep work hard!
April 9, 2013