Relics of Fate: A Penny Macey Mystery
Old School Mystery HO Game!
No scary stuff here--no vampires, ghouls, or scares--just HO scenes and a mystery. Jack Macey is a PI on the trail of some mysterious relics. His daughter, Penny, arrives at his new office to find it's been tossed and her dad is missing! Playing as Penny, we follow the hints and clues her dad has left (& we find) to beat the bad guys/robbers to the relics. Nice HO scenes, some figuring out where something is hidden or what to do next (such as how to dust for fingerprints) is involved in each level.
Overall, I found this a nice, sort of 'Old School' HO game--no blood and guts, but a good mystery beat the bad guys to the relics and rescue your dad game. If you like mysteries, like HO games and are as tired as I of the scary/spookie/eerie and gross HO games that seem to be all the rage just now, then this is a game for you. Not too easy, not too hard, just plain old fashioned fun!
January 28, 2012
A Great HOG
Thoroughly enjoyed a few hours chilling with this game. Loved the idea of when you had a few things to collect they went into your inventory so you could put them all in the correct place at once instead of keep clicking and putting them into the circle (I know what I mean LOL). The graphics were great and the music was lovely - I normally turn that off. I was really taken in by the game and found myself rushing to find the HOs when the bin was on fire and the alarm was going off, and again when the burglar was in the shower! Didn't want to get caught! I would have liked the choice of voice-overs but that didn't spoil the game for me.
January 27, 2012
For The Alter Ego Detective in Us!
Good change of pace from more serious, dark games. Although not as sophisticated as Nancy Drew, Relics of Fate appealed to the Detective side of me with well-lit hidden objects, mini-games and picking up clues to finally gather Eight Relics to help Penny save her P.I.Dad.
You get the picture, Detective!! Purchased on Daily Deal. My opinion is the game should be part of a combo pack for a $6.99 value, however!!. Enjoy! Mama Mia
April 4, 2012
Relics of Fate
I enjoyed this game......It was relaxing & a break away from all the dark, spooky ones ( although I like those too! )....This one is pretty easy & easy to follow......I love the little dog as the hint button!...I really can't say anything negative about the game......It's easy on the eyes & fun to play.....I will be purchasing it since I finished the demo.....Good work BFG...
April 3, 2012
Great game, great story and persons in the game.
November 20, 2011
A must for all those hidden object fans
I thought this game was very interesting with many hidden object scenes. All good with this game.
January 27, 2012
This game gets everything right
I haven't enjoyed a game as much as this in a long time. Set in the modern day (yey!!), not driven by cutscenes. Relaxing and enjoyable gameplay, split into nice short chapters so that the game can easily be played over many days. I really enjoyed the music too.
January 10, 2015
An adventure that should not be ignored
Always on the lookout for criminal investigations -and any type of good game- I delved once more into BFG's treasure trove and met Penny and her cute little dog...who sleeps a lot.
It seems that this game has gone unnoticed; that's a pity because it is quite enjoyable, refreshing and makes a happy change from dark stories....save one skull in one HOS which has nothing to do there but is there nevertheless.
Will I ever find a game WITHOUT a flippin' skull ??? Anyway.....
Everything is simple in this game and even though the puzzles are easy classics they do provide a good amount of fun. The start is rather conventional and not particularly original or exciting. But things get better, more enthralling, more inventive and a bit more difficult as you progress through the game especially towards the end. Yes, I'll admit it, I took a quick sneak peek at the walkthrough. I often do that in order to get a maximum of information.
If you want a higher challenge, you can play the harder of the two available Modes.
The storyline is straightforward, the actions also, as once you have found the useful objects all you have to do is put them in circular boxes that pop up over their place of destination. The rest is automatic. This doesn't involve much thinking though, but it has the advantage of giving your brain cells a good rest.
One feature I appreciated was the fact that the use of these items is perfectly logical and natural.
Finding the useful objects is no problem; first the tasks are clearly stated and come one by one, second the cursor turns into a magnifier when hovering over the location of the item.
You cannot explore the various locales at will because of the linearity; each scene is given to you one after the other, but what you need do in each one is quite interesting.
HO Scenes come up there an then, in small numbers, as the emphasis is placed mainly on the adventure and the minigames [which, btw, can all be skipped]. The HOs are often hard to find but the little dog will give you hints in between two siestas.
There is no voice-over, but cutscenes and dialogs are kept to the strict minimum thereby providing information without being annoying.
I played the demo for 35 minutes which allowed me to complete the first chapter, then I exited because I decided to purchase this game and keep the surprise complete as regards the 8 subsequent chapters.
As for the graphics, they are all neat, mainly photos, with some animation; the kind I like.
Though not sophistated enough for a 5 star rating, this Mystery is good fun, relaxing, guarantees a few pleasant hours and is worth getting for a mere 7 bucks [jump on it if it is offered on the Daily Deal].
January 14, 2012
Fun game, but short.
This game was fun, but on the short side. With no skips or hints and some time away from the computer, it ran me at almost exactly 3 hours.
Visual quality is good, but some of the hidden object scenes were a bit dark. The puzzles were on the easy side with one or two exceptions.
I liked the story line, and it had a satisfying ending. Worth it for the Daily Deal, but I would pass at full price.
January 27, 2012
Lots of fun, not too challenging
About half puzzles, half hidden object scenes. The puzzles were fun, not too hard, a little bit out of the ordinary. The HOS were nothing exceptional but were clear and nothing was impossible to find and there were always hints available from the cute dog. No penalty for random clicks that I could see. The plot was pretty silly but pleasant. It took me under 4 hours to finish without skipping any puzzles so I would say it was on the short side but it was thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend it, especially for newcomers to the genre and those who want to fill a pleasant couple of hours.
May 17, 2012