Hidden Mysteries: Notre Dame
Low grade production
No voice acting, no movement, no music, easy puzzles. The only redeeming factor was a helpful map.
November 20, 2011
Around every other turn *BOOM* the game hits you with yet another Hidden Object Scene! This was great back in 2005, but it doesn't work today. Gamers expect more substance.
You don't really get to go inside some of the locations, instead when you finally do unlock them, they become just another hidden object scene. Lazy on the developer's part if you ask me.
There were at least 8 in the first 20 minutes, that's 1 every 2 minutes, way too many! Worse the scenes repeated.
The lack of people and still graphics were enough to put you to sleep. It seemed there were a couple of clever puzzles, such as the mystery note containing the combination to get inside the rectory. And being in Paris, they had some cool iconic references, but the entire city felt dead and abandoned with no signs of life anywhere.
The journal, map and task system were all great ideas to include, but it was the heart of the game itself that wasn't beating, again due to so many HOS thrown at you literally around every single corner. Enough already!
But most confusing of all is how they allowed the HIDDEN MYSTERIES name to be tarnished like this, when I just finished another HM title: GATES OF GRACELAND and absolutely LOVED IT!!! Maybe these developers should take notes from that team next time.
November 11, 2012
Way too short
I played this game on the free trial and decided that I wold buy it. It was only the daily deal so it was only $2.99. I really enjoyed this game, not too easy and not too hard and I liked the graphics. However it was EXTREMELY short. After purchasing the game (after just playing on the free trial) it took me maybe another hour and a half of playing before I beat the game. Even though I only paid $3 for this game, I still feel like I didn't get a good deal. I wouldn't suggest this game unless you get it for free or borrow from a friend
June 10, 2012
not so good
Too much running around - map not helpful HOs ok but really a little too easy. Inventory use not always logical
October 12, 2012
One of the few BFG I actually hated
I kept feeling as if I was walking in circles. It was distracting, scattered, and it was like a couple of different games tossed together and this is what was spit out.
I did not even finish the trial. I think I still had about 30 minutes left and I just clicked out and deleted it off my computer. I was NOT impressed in any way. If I remember right, this was the game that also had a confessional on fire. I am not Catholic, but I did find that a bit disrespectful. The fire was put out easily, but I just was taken aback by it.
If BFG ever has a poll as to which game I never want to see in their line up, this would be in the top three.
June 3, 2012
Lots of HOS that were easy and boring. Puzzles were few and easy. Story was awful and boring. The game was short, short, short. Took me 2 hours with no hints, no walkthroughs, no skipping puzzles. Graphics were boring and dull. Music was boring.
June 17, 2012