Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi Collector's Edition
Like the Houdini game
Falls a bit short.
The Mumbo Jumbo pattern in the same... short quests in different environments.
Again, they piece together the main goal at the end, but not in a comprehendible manner. It's like doing a bunch of small quests that lead to a climax instead of actually telling events in the story.
Default sounds are the same; and my opinion is the same- if the above doesn't bother you, by all means, go for it.
April 15, 2013
Better games out there
I have played the others and there are all about the same. Have to keep remembering to combine clues to use them. Lots of moving all around. I like voice overs and not all the reading.
August 10, 2012
Fair to middlin'
First it ran way to slow (at least on my computer). I got tired of waiting for the crow to fly around, the found objects to get into the inventory, etc.
Also, I don't care for such in-depth story lines. If I want a good story, I'll read a book. The story just makes the game play slower. Everything ran so slow I didn't have the patience for a story anyway.
I played for about 30 min. and only had 2 HOS. I would like less running back an forth looking for one thing, and more HOS.
April 9, 2013
The reports of the death of several people in this game are greatly exaggerated
Review based upon completion of Game and Bonus Content with almost all achievements.
Another of those games that I finally managed to get to cooperate with me after about 2 years. Words of Warning: If you are not familiar with the life of Mark Twain, do read at least the Wikipedia article about his life first - the story will make much more sense to you. And you won't make much sense of the finer things - like the importance of the Halley Comet on Twain's life.
+ setting - you can't get much cooler than Mark Twain and the Mississippi
+ graphics (mostly) and videos well done
+ integration of the ghosts
+ diverse mini puzzles
+ collectibles: clovers and ravens (hints)
+ tough achievements
+ find all items mode (after finding 70 clovers)
o mini puzzles are usually very easy
o story a little bit all over the place
o some riddles solved faster by trial and error than doing it the intended way (especially during the bonus chapter)
- graphics in most scenes very dark (making finding most of the clovers REALLY hard)
- one no-go riddle: while cracking a code using your keyboard is quite ingenious, it can only be solved on an English layout - for a German one the "@" is on the Q-Key, the "^" is to the left of the 1, but you are supposed to turn a steering wheel the number of times to the left and right based upon the corresponding number to the sign
The additional chapter is rather short and features Huckleberry Finn. It's a quasi-continuation of the main story, but you do not need it to understand the main game. You will carry over one item from the regular to the bonus story.
The tough main attraction is the "Dem Bones" minigame, centered around the Twain estate in Hartford. You will have to find 80 bones strewn across several screens, and some of them are tiny and really well hidden. Hint. Do not forget that a skull is made from bone too!
The rest is the usual artwork and some wallpapers.
The Bottom Line: If you like the works of Samuel Clemens this game is a must. But the game is not easy, so if you are easily frustrated I can understand passing on it.
April 13, 2013
There is no need for "Try B4 U Buy" with this game Triumph
This is a soooppped up HOG Adventure! I had blast, did not find everything I needed, Clearly did not get all of the awards, but this is not a "One Time Play" that, I am certain of. If you are new to hidden object games and played very few adventure or large file games, perhaps you might want to try some of the HOG's that are a year to maybe even two years old, just to get into the rhythm of how these game move. I am not trying to discourage anyone but you should know the learning curve will be steep even in the easy mode. I like that there is no #jump list# map. I made the mistake of leaving the game for a couple days and OOOOPPPSSSIE. Should have take some notes, no seriously. I am not going into storyline, visual or sound quality, this is a newer game and the game inventors are pulling in more advanced tech and putting in the time. If this game moves to a PS3 level, I'm all over it. My youngest daughter plays these games with me, we have a blast. I have not tried these on big screen, but now I want to.
April 12, 2013