Hidden Mysteries: Notre Dame
I liked it!!!
It really depends on what you want from a game as to whether you will like it too! The graphics are photographic quality - very clear and bright. There is a map which is useful. The music is unobtrusive. The dialogue is optional and of the read only type. The story is OK if you can go with spirits that take care and protect their environment due to a past connection. And if you like HOS they are there aplenty. The sites for the HOS are repeated but there are different things to find and I liked to see if and what I could remember. There is also an inventory component to the game and enough of a challenge there to keep the brain ticking. It is not a difficult game but I did not find it over easy either. I think it is at least worth a trial look before you buy. I did and I was not disappointed.
February 6, 2012
Very Easy Game! Only took about two hours to complete. No audio, basic graphics. Both games and puzzles were far to easy to even be interesting and items were given to you right before you needed them, so you never wondered were to use an item or kept them in your inventory for very long. The storyline could have been good if the level of challenge was higher. I'm sorry I spent the credit.
December 26, 2011
This game is rather boring. I think I got a deal on it because I remember not caring so much for it so it must have been one of those deals that springs up randomly when you make a purchase. How I wish it didn't spring up.
The game takes place at Notre Dame church and around it. I liked all the different doors being locked initially but once opened they brought you nowhere special. There were a lot of tasks that needed to be done later and they seemed epic like what should be found within them would awe the audience but it would be a piece of colored glass or a brick. WOW. (sarcasm). I only own one other hidden mysteries game so they really aren't my cup of tea but I found this one terrible.
Every other scene is a hidden object scene and its a complete junkpile. Find a butterfly, horseshoe, vacuum cleaner. I think I found a fleur de lis (spelling?) in every single scene and a horseshoe! If you are going to have sooo many hidden object scenes then you need to mix it up! not to mention none of them were interactive which just is a bore when there are soooo many. There was hardly any adventure, just hidden objects galore. I would have liked more period pieces instead of modern items. It was just a lackluster job. The graphics were bad and the storyline was a mystery that ended badly in my opinion. I can't believe I even got through this game!
The only upside to this game was there was a map that told you what and where you needed to go but it also told you things on the map that you couldn't do yet so you had to decipher which makes the game a little tougher but just a little. The reviewer who said this game was just for expert players is wrong. I consider myself an expert player and this game was too easy in the puzzles and hidden object aspect so maybe figuring out where to go and what to do is hard but just use the map. Too bad its not jumpable because it would have made that part a bit better but overall the game was just lacking something. No voiceovers, no interactive scenes, not an engaging plot. I don't recommend this game.
May 25, 2012
EXPERIENCED PLAYERS NEED ONLY APPLY
This is NOT a bad game but I found it very overwhelming for me --
*too much traveling around in circles
*much too easy to get lost inside the church
*no clear indication of where to go next
*no clear indication as to what to do next - despite inventory items
*mini-game instructions button (FINALLY found it almost at end of game) way up HIDDEN at the left top of scene except for a tinge of gray coloring sticking out
*music was depressing
I have to say that, when completed, I was happy as I found this game more of a task than a pleasure; thank goodness for the walkthrough
Those of you that are very experienced playing Adventure games would probably enjoy this game but I've not yet achieved that understanding of how to proceed in such games.
February 6, 2012
Interesting Tour of the Cathedral
This was a great game to play and a lot more fun than it looked from the preview.
The "clue givers" were all interesting historical figures, the story rolled along quite well, and the notes gave you a fast history of the cathedral. You also got a sense from walking the map how vast and expansive it can be even though it doesn't look like it.
The map is a huge help, as are the clues. The HO Scenes are well done - good art and the objects require a little looking but stand out. None are too small or indistinct. The puzzles are average. Not so brainy you need to skip them - not so easy you breeze by them.
It seemed a little short - but I also didn't want the story to end.
March 19, 2012
A fun HOG.
This game had HO scenes which were relatively easy and well drawn. The game turned out to be much better than I expected and was a joy to play. I was only briefly in France and never in Paris, so I have no idea whether the cathedral is authentic, but it still was a fun game and worth playing. Right at the end I got stumped and went through the walk-thru to discover where I missed a clue. That was when I found out that I seemed to have done everything out of order, but I finished. I dislike puzzles, but I think I worked all of the ones here. They were few, intellectual, and fun.
March 3, 2012
This is a great medium difficulty kind of game. For seasoned hidden object gamers, the challenges might not be hard enough, but for passing some time with an engaging quest, and helpful map, this is a great game. The artwork is well done and the game is responsive.
December 27, 2011
Low grade production
No voice acting, no movement, no music, easy puzzles. The only redeeming factor was a helpful map.
November 20, 2011
GREAT HOG FUN EASY ONE
Played this twice now and still enjoyed it. Map very helpful tells where tasks are so no guessing what to do next. Due to this I find the game way too easy - too much hand holding. if you're new to HOGs you got to try this! Takes lots of patience tho' as heaps of going back and forth - map is not interactive. Still good fun.
May 4, 2012
Great adventure game
Game leads you smoothly through finding new items. Loved the fact that it wasn't one HO scene after another. A fun adventure game.
March 30, 2012