The Agency of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital
You are an agent with a mission to stop Dimensional Vortex form destroying the world. You must go to the abandoned military hospital and find out what happened there many years ago..
2 modes of play: regular with sparkle indicators, hint button recharges fast; advanced with no sparkles and hint has slower recharge.
Storyline is excellent, I was very interested in discovering all the clues. Visuals are really good. Music is barely noticeable, but sound in the background were creepy and they contribute nicely to the atmosphere.
Sadly no map, only notes and your top secret documents that you collect along the way.
There are two types of hidden object scenes ? one classic with listed objects ( interactive ), and other with shown objects that must be placed on the right spot.
Puzzles are numerous, most of them are tricky but that?s what makes it worth playing.
Really cool game, I recommend trying it out!
March 1, 2013
Not What I expected...better!
Not your typical run down, abandoned, disorderly hospital, there are guard towers on the perimeter of the hospital. The story takes place in the year 1915. Scientist are experimenting on patients (who are soldiers), trying to create the ?perfect soldier?.
?Three modes of play casual, expert and hardcore
?Hint button will zoom in on a needed action & show you what item you will need, if there is nothing to do in that specific scene it will not show you where to go or what to do next it merely states there is no abnormal activity here (but there may be a task that you need to perform), it can be very misleading.
?Inventory, I carried one specific item almost all the way through the game before I used it. You will carry certain items for a good length of time. Perhaps my logic of things to do and places to go did not match the dev.?s intentions, this did not stop me from proceeding in the game it just meant I held onto certain inventory items longer than I should (at least that is what I think).
?HO scenes are junk pile and in some instances dark, sometimes items are rather small and yes, even in expert mode you have sparkles.
?Two types of HO, standard hide and seek from list (very limited interaction) and place items into scene. You will need to think outside the box (ie: use a knife to open a can of food).
?While there are several HO scenes (a dozen?), I would say this game leans more to adventure/investigative genre.
?Graphics are ?grainy?, not crisp and clean?this is an abandoned run down hospital, so it felt appropriate to the game.
?Approximately 6-7 movie scenes that you probably should not skip as they help to understand what happened to the patients.
?Music is, well it was so ?background?? that I didn?t even notice it.
?Sound effects are very good, creaking, slamming, like a haunting should be.
?Occasional voice over by the doctor who hired you was well done, he is sick and dying, the actor performed very well with accent intact.
?Some to & fro but not excessive, as there are no chapters you have free range to roam throughout all scenes whenever and how much as you like.
?Length of play, there is a clock in your journal, mine stated 4 hours 42 minutes that is without skipping any puzzles and getting stuck (I missed the wrench).
Overall the game exceeded my expectations. It is quite challenging. Be sure to check BFG walkthrough, or if you just want a hint check the forum.
Beginners may get frustrated, intermediate challenged (apparently self-proclaimed experts as well- insert smiley face here) and hard core players, well I can?t imagine!
July 28, 2012
Love the atmosphere
I love abandoned houses and buildings and in this game the rooms in the abandoned hospital is very good.
I also liked that no ghosts nor spirits appeared but the skeletons were kind of cute. You should try to touch some especially the one in the elevator.
I liked the humorous comments of the player character when he/she got an item, too.
November 26, 2011
A lot to do ...both types of hidden objects ie usual and placing objects
Its also adventure with a lot of hunting about for things
Be warned its a tough game, creepy with a great story line
November 29, 2011
I loved this game, it was totally brilliant! great story line, interesting puzzles with a mix of hidden object games. Niether too easy nore too hard.
November 28, 2011
Challenging and Interresting
Excellent game with great HO's and story line. We enjoy the games that require concentration and going back and forth between scenes. This one moved along very well, but was a little short. We finished it in one 3.5 hour session.
December 26, 2011
Love this game, from the storyline to the solving of puzzles, it kept me wanting to play, waiting for the next game ...
January 22, 2012
Dark but good!
I liked this game. The storyline is good (experiments gone wrong in a hospital). The graphics are quite clear even if it's a dark game. There is no map, but a lot of going back and forth. The puzzles are not too hard. The hint system is not very useful, so I was happy sometimes to look at the walkthrough. It took me 3 hours to finish, but even if it seems short, there is a lot to do.
June 13, 2012
A great game
I was not disappointed with this game as it ticked all the boxes. An interesting paranormal storyline about secret human experiments, is coupled with great graphics/sound in an amazing adventure. There are many original puzzles - and this is the best part - some are more difficult than others which is just how I like them as they make the game much more interesting. Also if you choose the advanced level like I did, items are not highlighted by sparkles and are more difficult to find which also makes you feel good when you find them. Overall a great experience, i will definitely look at the other ones in the series.
November 29, 2013
One of my favs!
I played this game on BigFish Unlimited. I really enjoyed it. It was nice to play something besides a mom rescuing her kids or husband. It's a little dark, if you like that sort of thing, but not scary. I got stuck a few times, but not for long. Sometimes puzzles were a little vague and the hidden objects had names of things I had never heard of like a "cezve," which is a turkish coffee pot. Nothing wrong with learning new words. Overall, I really enjoyed it.
November 14, 2012