Spirits of Mystery: Amber Maiden
Both of the games in this series are two of my favorites! The game is not very challenging but is a nice relaxing game with good visuals and a clear concept of what you are trying to do. I played on expert mode and had no problem. There is not map but the hint button points you in the direction you are supposed to go and the journal saves anything you need to know. A little on the short side (took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete) but the ride was fun! I hope they add more to this series!
June 29, 2012
love this game
a great game for beginers .easy hints to follow .some puzzles a bit hard but the skip buttons keeps you realy interisted .diary was a great help easy to understand .hidden object games were bueat .beginers have a go at this game .thanks to the crew that made this game .
June 8, 2012
I played the easy version on the trial. Not too challenging, but interesting enough to keep me going for an hour. I would recommend this one.
June 7, 2012
Challenging HO Game
This was an excellent game. It was complex and had lots of puzzles as well as HO scenes. I only had to refer to the blog walk through a couple of times to figure out where to go next. I usually don't like a game that makes it hard to figure out where to go to the next step, The hints in this game just kept saying there was nothing to do at that location, but didn't tell me where to go next. But since it was only a couple of times at the very end, I guess i can over look that. Anyway, I enjoyed it.
May 25, 2012
Fun & Beautiful game
This was a daily special and it received so many good reviews I had to try it for myself. I have to agree, I felt like this game was a breath of fresh air. Some games I keep playing just to finish what I started but am relieved when it ends. This game was fun and I enjoyed every minute of play time. I would highly recommend it.
May 3, 2012
Less HOS, More Fun
Loved the beautiful graphics, great sound, and different story line. Some of the puzzles were a little too easy but that did not distract from the game. I enjoy HOS but the over abundance of HOS in this game diminished the fun for me. Just too many!
May 1, 2012
For the HO Lover, 'Cause there's a LOT
There are two modes of gameplay, I chose to play on Expert, but HO scenes are still indicated with sparkles. The majority of the game is HO scenes with a few puzzles. The puzzles aren't too challenging, though some will be slightly harder than others. No need for a walk through though, just keep clicking. :o) There's also not a whole of of backtracking to use an object, which is nice.
Voiceovers and graphics are nice, though the music can get a little repetitive/annoying, I never muted it though. There's actually one HO scene, I think in the back courtyard, that had really pleasant music and I enjoyed that one the most.
The story is a little meh; long lost princess returns to save her kingdom from an evil sorceress. It's still a fun game to play though.
Overall game playing time was probably around 2.5 hours, so it's not a really long game, but it is an easy going stroll when you just want to sit back and enjoy something without stressing over brain teasers. Stop and enjoy the scenery. I would recommend as a DD or a COW, but save your credits for something else.
Happy Gaming! :o)
April 30, 2012
A Great Value!
I got this game on the week special for $2.99 - what a great value! I don't know how I missed this game when it originally came out but I really enjoyed it. It had a lot of HOS and mini games that were enjoyable. It was not extremely challenging but very relaxing and enjoyable to play. The graphics are really done well and the music wasn't bad. The only negative were the cut-scenes were slow. All in all though, a great game.
April 29, 2012
I enjoyed this game. I had been put off playing this before now due to the cartoon looking title page. I tend to prefer the more real looking graphics but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn't that cartoony after all and had some very nice real looking scenes.
Storyline was good, a princess on an adventure to save her family and kingdom. Music I always have turned off, so can't comment on that. The level of challenge was quite low and the puzzles were fairly easy, but that didn't bother me as I tend to go for the relaxed game play anyway.
Only big downside for me is that the game was quite short. I had just got into it and then it ended. I could have easily played for a lot longer. Should have bought the CE in hindsight.
But overall, very good. I would recommend it. and I've just downloaded the Song of the Phoenix so I'll have to see if this one is as good, or better.
April 29, 2012
Nice hidden object/adventure game if you want to relax
I love playing HO/Adventure games, but a lot of the ones I've seen are very challenging and dark- both in storyline and graphics- and sometimes it's nice to have a break. This game was great for that. Although there were a few challenges here and there with the hidden object scenes, nothing was impossible to find, and the puzzles were fairly simple. As other reviews have stated, the story does have a nice fairytale theme to it, which is refreshing.
The graphics on this game are lovely. The hidden object scenes really were well done- as I said before, none of the items are impossible to find. No poorly-drawn objects or things so tiny you need a magnifying glass to find them. All of the scenes are interactive as well, as there are certain objects that can only be found by moving or manipulating something else in the scene. Again, the puzzles were pretty simple- no need to reference a walk-through for these. There is a hint button that will point out hidden objects, let you know if there's anything left in a room to do, or point out what to do next if you're in the right place.
If you want something that really makes you use your brain, this probably isn't the game you're looking for. If you want a game that's just fun to play and on the relaxing side, this one is perfect. The length of the game was okay- I was able to finish in two evenings, playing a couple hours each night. The storyline started out promising, but to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed by the ending. I just felt it was a bit anticlimactic given the build-up at the beginning, but it didn't ruin everything for me. I enjoyed this one and do recommend it!
April 27, 2012