Mystery Chronicles: Betrayals of Love
A Lovely Long Game
A nice surprise for a non-CE game! True, there are no difficulty options, but the game is so long and there's so much back and forth, those unobtrusive sparkles come in handy! Also, though the story is nicely done & the graphics are pretty - the story is not compelling and the graphics not stunning - so it's a game you'll like to play vs. one you want to meander and get lost in - another plus for the single difficulty option!
Lots of Hidden Object scenes - with some objects easily spotted and some very well hidden - so variety within each scene & hints re-charge quickly. Puzzles are mostly "find the clue" than true puzzles - but there are a few simple puzzles too.
Overall a well thought out, well done game.
November 29, 2011
Not the best...
I like murder mystery games so I was disappointed by this offering. The game had no voiceovers but thats ok in a standard edition game. It had nice music that made sense in the overall theme of the game but there was only one game mode and it had sparkles but even with a challenge mode, Im not sure this game would have been any better. The hidden object scenes were terrible. A lot of the items were dark on dark making it impossible to see and some other items were in the very corner of the screen underneath the diary! how in the world would you find that without a hint? The good news is the hint button recharges pretty fast but the fact there are sooo many hidden object scenes and the objects are just so hard to see made this game very tedious and boring. The few mini games were not very challenging but maybe that was to make up for the hard hidden object scenes.
The other thing about this game was that it was glitchy. When I trialled it, I had no problem with it but after I bought it, it ran kind of weird. For example, every time the first screen would load, it would flicker. One time it told me my profile was corrupt and I had to start over, luckily I had just started but each time it flickered again and I would cross my fingers that my game would be okay (it was).
The overall story in this game lost me at some point too. Im not sure if it was the slow pace of the game or the hidden object scenes putting me off but when I found out what happened, I didn't care and it didn't make sense. And I felt like this game was never going to end. Near the end, I thought I had everything I needed to complete the game but it kept sending me back to the same scenes I had gone to previously where a hidden object scene magically appeared in the same spot for the 3rd or 4th time. That does not make a game fun in my opinion.
Its definitely not the worst game Ive ever bought and played but its not really one of the best either...I don't recommend it.
May 1, 2012
A Great Game for HO Lovers With A Touch Of Adventure Lite
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
Story: The Countess has been murdered, and the Count has disappeared. The French Commissionaire calls you in to solve the baffling mystery...
Developer: Lazy Turtle Games
Release Date: May 2011
I enjoyed playing this game today, though I haven?t in the past. It?s a bit dated in its style and the graphics are odd. Sometimes they seem almost photo realistic, at others more like cartoons. But they do this thing with the water that looks excellent ? enough to make you thirsty.
It?s gameplay is quite good. There is a story that carries itself and gives motivation to the considerable running around needed to find clues and talk to suspects. This process involves a lot of HOs and very little else, yet maintains that feeling of being in the story that similar HO games can?t manage.
There were only a couple of puzzles, and very few ?found? items for inventory (everything came from HOs), except 16 torn pieces of paper which act much like collectibles and are needed to solve the final mystery.
A good afternoon's entertainment.
February 26, 2013
Although this game is long and relatively complex, the poor graphic quality and pointless story line make it tedious rather than entertaining. The items in the too-numerous hidden object scenes tend to be extremely small, dark, and so poorly rendered that I often could not recognize them even when using a hint. While this is generally true of the entire Mystery Chronicles series, the insipid story and inability to set the level of difficulty combine to make this edition not worth buying, even at a discount.
December 3, 2011
Better than I expected
Having read other reviews I wasn't expecting much from this game, but as I have Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends, I wanted to give this a try. I'm not sure if I would've purchased it, had it not been the Daily Deal, but it is still quite a good game. I found the HOS to be challenging, and the mini games that I did in the trial were a little incomprehensible, so I found myself skipping them. I'm hoping that I won't be doing that throughout the rest of the game. I liked the storyline, and it had me intrigued enough at the end of the trial to purchase the game. The hint button takes a while to recharge, so use it sparingly.
May 12, 2012
Disappointing and difficult to get around in.
The story line is weak, and the game is all over the place with no guidance by way of map. Hints are OK, but sometimes very vague. I like a challenge and I think this game is meant to be challenging, however, I found it exceedingly frustrating.
Graphics are better than average. All in all one of my more dismal purchases.
April 2, 2012
On Betrayels Of Love
Being an artist, I always look at graphics..and I liked this in game, so kudos for the artists..but sadly FINDING objevts is at times impossible :(( That took the FUN away for me as I HATE asking hints..but truly, in comparrison with many other games I played, well...the fun got lost by getting articles..pity...
December 22, 2011
A good hidden object game for a good price
I liked the graphics in this game. It was nice and bright on my pc; maybe some of the other reviewers need to adjust the brightness on their screens. I don't care about the lack of voice over; I usually turn off the sound, because I find most of the music tedious, and I can read faster than the actors pronounce the lines. It was an interesting little game for the trial time. I play a lot of these games which are dark and depressing, so this one was a relief. That said, if you don't like hidden object games, don't bother.
May 13, 2012
A beautiful game!
Great, fun, interesting and beautiful game! When playing, I wished there were less hidden object scenes, especially at the end, when they are one after another. Other than that I enjoyed playing it very much! Beautiful graphics! Sounds are there, but you don't really notice them, they just make up the mood, which is the best! A+ .)
May 13, 2012
Lots of HOS!!! YAY!!
I was hooked the first 5 mins into the game......I also have Murder Among Friends & this game is even better than it!.....I really enjoyed this game because we FINALLY got an almost strictly HO game.....This was a refreshing change from the dark & dreary games & the scenery was great....I heartily recommend this game & hope we get more like it.....Looking forward to the next one in this series.....Thanks BFG & the developers....You got it right!!
May 28, 2012