Spirits of Mystery: Amber Maiden Collector's Edition
I loved the game! The storyline is fantastic! I love how theres a mystery to it!
March 25, 2012
really good game
I bought this game after playing Song of the phoenix. I enjoyed both of them. Not too much back and forth and not that difficult to play. Good HO game. Worth the money.
May 18, 2013
Fun with Amber
This game is so much fun. You're a princess trying to save the kingdom from the curse of an evil witch. There are HOS, mini games and potions to keep you entertained on your journey. The HOS and mini games were excellent. The voice overs and cut scenes were well done. The background music was not too annoying. The ending was good. The bonus chapter was rather short, but loads of fun. It was definitely worth the price of a CE.
There is a journal which is helpful. There is no map, but you don't really need one.
My only annoyance with this game is they tipped their hand too early on the twist. I wish they had kept things hanging a bit longer.
Overall, I really enjoyed this game and highly recommend it.
November 29, 2012
Pros: Easy game played in regular mode. Lots of clear, easily viewable HOS as well as a variety of easy level puzzles. Lot of movement back and forth between areas. A map to refer to would have been appreciated. Decent story line-could, have been more fully developed.
Cons: The spoken voice overs were exceptionally slow. You could read the text three times over, before you were given the prompt to "Continue". Unfortunately, no amount of clicking would advance the printed text until the prompt to "Continue" was given.
The time delay between clicking to move to the next area was agonizingly slow.
If the negatives aren't issues for you, go ahead and purchase now. Otherwise, I'd suggest you wait and catch this on sale before you purchase it.
October 14, 2012
Fun Times in Fantasy
I had lots of fun playing this game. I enjoyed the HO and all the games. Lots of hints and good story line. Not too hard!
March 23, 2012
Real Annoying Sound
Great game, however, once you get to the old soldier who's encased in a golden web spell, and beyond that, there is this nasty grinding/whirling sound that cannot be silenced, otherwise you can't hear the musical instrument. This sound sticks around thru many search areas. I literally could NOT finish the trial game bcos of it.
Such a shame.
June 25, 2012
Great game but too short
I love the 'Song of Phoenix' so I also bought this one, but unfortunately for a CE, it's too short. I finished this game in about 4 hours including the bonus chapter. There are lots of HOG scenes and they're all junk. The story is great but too bad because of the short length, it doesn't seem complete. Hopefully if there's another one in the series, it will have adequate length.
November 11, 2012
Fun but not Fantastic
I did play the second one first which might be affecting this but I'll never know. I felt that their were a tad more HOS than there were puzzles but not so much so that it's a real complaint about the game. I love ERS and this was a good starting game for the series. The SG was useful just for the simple fact that the hint button took much longer to reload than in this game's sequel. I did however enjoy the bonus chapter but that was just me. The graphics and sound were good and the puzzles none too difficult. I recommend that you play this game before Song of the Phoenix so you can appreciate it more but I do recommend it none the less.
July 17, 2012
Amber Maiden: Tastefully Tedious
*these comments are based on completed game play*
Ihmo, this game experience was a real snoozer with v. pretty pictures. While very nice to look at, the repetitive/derivative tasteful music score was slumber inducing. The "adventure" aspect became bogged down with repeating HO scenes. The story line and music go rushing forward into a operatic climax, leaving behind the hapless player confronting another tastefully beautiful rubbish heap or equally tastefully executed but essentially time wasting puzzle.
As the bonus is equally tastefully "more of the same", I suggest that unless you have a child you would like to keep occupied, the SE is more than enough time to spend with this Amber Maiden.
Tech Note: I found the cursor to be v. clumsy in puzzles and "picky" in HO scenes.
November 6, 2012
I am an Avid game player, and found this game really Lousy!
The Graphics were about the only good thing about the game. I was dissapointed after having played their other great game "The Phoenix"...This game had way too many "HOS"!! Also my "hint button on "regular player level, took forever to replenish, so alot of the game was played by the Strategy guide! :( I highly recommend Elephant games, they have many great games, incredible Graphics, and MAPS, anothers thing this game could have used!! I want my money back on this one..Very time consuming with no excitement!! I DO NOT recommend this!
May 2, 2012