Spirits of Mystery: Amber Maiden
There is something about this game I do not love but have not worked out the reason yet. The graphics are OK although the HOS are a bit crowded and the definition is not the best but they are do-able. The music is soothing with a nice slow relaxing pace - I hate it it when it is "urgent" rushing you on for no good reason. If you can accept the theory of a curse then the story is believable too. I did find the last action one performs is in my opinion a cheap way out. The mini puzzles are about the right level of difficulty for my taste. So what is not to love? It comes down to the missing X factor that is there for me in the Dark Parable series and others and not in this. So four stars instead of five!
January 16, 2012
Very much enjoyed. I hope there are more. Gorgeous graphics & I enjoyed the mirrored different worlds. Highly recommended.
December 17, 2011
A relaxing easier game
This certainly isn't the best there is: this is an easier/laid back game, but it was a pleasant game. There were plenty of pick-ups, and while ERS never gives you hard puzzles they were enjoyable. Each area was contained somewhat so the backtracking was kept to a minimum.
The hint button was helpful, so you didn't need a walkthrough. I played on expert (there are 2 levels) which still gave me hint and skip options, although they still give you mega sparkles for hidden object scenes.
I liked the fairytale storyline for a change ( although don't examine the plot logically too much, as especially at the end, when you think about it, it doesn't make sense.) But at least for a SE the ending felt complete and that I wasn't missing out on anything.
An easier Sunday afternoon, relaxing game
.C+game. (That's quite a good mark for me!)
November 19, 2011
If U R Looking for Fun Easy Game
Maybe I'm burnt out on the typical story lines and HO's because I thought this game was just average. The game is lighthearted and fairytalelike. I liked the mini-games, fun but not really challenging. I did like the fact that you don't have to run back and forth continually, which made the length of the game good.
December 8, 2011
A Bit Too Easy, A Lot Too Short
I'm reviewing this game based off the demo as I won't be purchasing. Spirits of Mystery: Amber Maiden is a cute game in line with other ERS games but not as gothic or dark as the PuppetShow or Redemption Cemetery series. Also distinguishing it from ERS other games is the fact that this game is extremely easy.
The biggest challenge is the HO scenes (which comprise the majority of the tasks) but only because the scenes are so monochromatic it's difficult to see different, especially small, objects. Even with that the HO scenes are quite easy.
The mini-games come with instructions that are all but step-by-step guides how to solve the puzzles and the puzzles themselves are very simple -- I would wager a bright 10 year old could complete them in a few minutes each.
The tasks/adventure portion is also very simple with objects you need rarely being far from where you need to use them. Often times they're used in the same scene or in a scene one click away.
All-in-all this was a very simple game more suited for children or early beginners than anyone with a bit of practice with these type of games. I finished 3 chapters out of 7 (the length of the demo) in 45 minutes and from the walkthrough it's clear the chapters don't get progressively longer.
November 18, 2012
Easy fun only if you LOVE HOG
Too many HOS for my taste. I did not like game for this reason. Some of the puzzles were good but not original. There just wasn't much thinking involved. Storyline is predictable. You don't have to figure out where you are going the game unfolds sequentially. I have not finished the game yet and I am not sure if I care about finishing.
October 29, 2012
Puzzles not challenging to an advanced player.
August 26, 2012
Not working well
Everything looks fine except one thing, when I try to open my inventory, the menu turn on automaticly so I can't really play, sad cause it look fun. I recommend it if it work for you.
August 14, 2012
Ok for what it is
This game was ok. I bought it and was through it within 2 hours. The puzzles where to easy. Over all it is a good beginer game for someone starting out on hidden object games. For me it was not hard enough.
March 20, 2013
It's in my No pile
OK, I'm clueless. I just never got where this game wanted to take me. There were lots of things to like but way too many more that were frustrating. Some HOS that were straightforward and some that defied English comprehension and/or had objects completely obscured.
Hints are completely useless in the game and take way too long to refresh in the HOS.
If ever a game needed a map, this is it.
Lots to like in this game. It's a testament to all the good things that it took me so long to finally send it to my NO locker.
January 31, 2013