Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi
Middle of the Line
This is a middle of the line HOG with some challenge and puzzles. I've seen a great deal better storylines, etc. It's an okay purchase at a smaller asking price. I would recommend because it might be enjoyable for other players, but you might want to try the demo first.
September 2, 2012
Another strong entry in this series
This is an excellent HOG with beautiful graphics and animations, a variety of fun puzzles and a great story. There are also some great, spooky effects and some genuine shocks along the way. You explore varied locations (scattered throughout the US and England) at different points in time and meet numerous ghosts; some of whom are truly menacing (although the scariest ones may have been children!)
But what I like best about this game (and the two earlier ones in the series) is how there are two separate but intertwined storylines and how the parallels and connections between them are revealed along the way. You are given dialogue options when you talk to different characters in the game and it makes you feel more involved. The story is very inventive, for sure, and the strongest part of the game--quite a feat given how high quality the other aspects of the game are.
You get more hints by finding ravens throughout the game, and there is also an optional task of looking for clovers. Some of these are quite well hidden! You get special trophies for finding all of the ravens and all of the clovers, and I enjoyed these extra challenges.
The puzzles were a lot of fun and included some types that I haven't seen in other HOGs. They was a good variety of them and all are skippable after some time has elapsed. I especially liked the one that was a bit like Battleship (E4!) but with a logic aspect to it so it isn't just random guessing. (This is a dressed up nonogram.)
This is a great HOG, and I really appreciated the original storyline and its wonderful brew of historical and literary fiction.
August 19, 2012
I have liked the previous games in this series but was disappointed with this one. It would seem they have tried too hard and the result was a game that was very slow in places, especially around the linking scenes. There was also little to no instruction in places. If you accidentally clicked on a game/puzzle too quick, you didn't get a chance to see the instructions again and that left you dangling. I'm also not so sure about the history element but will bow to better knowledge.
All in all, not the greatest of the series but you have to feel they may just crack it with the next one.
August 5, 2012
A must have for fans of Mark Twain!!!
The reason why I decided to play this game was because I am a huge fan of the writings of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). This game did not disappoint me. I loved that you were able to interact with characters from some of his most famous writings and also other historical characters. The only downside to this game for me was the level of challange. Some of the puzzles were just to easy and obvious to figure out. I loved this game and I am already replaying it.
August 2, 2012
this game gave me no pleasure, did not understand many of the minigames, and those i understand was boring. the story did not appeal to me either, i have nothing good to say about this game.
August 2, 2012
Got bored. Poorly developed.
I'm not in agreement with most on this game. Yes, graphics & sound are very good but overdone. HOS easy & few. Story & all the info was annoying -poorly pieced together & confusing. Adventure tasks were stupid-like giving ghosts turkey, fruit & water! You've got to be kidding! The mini games were pretty good but glad I only paid $2.99. Deleted it.
July 31, 2012
Good, but not a great game...
The quality of graphics and sound are both awesome, which I have no complaint.
I love the horror effects of this game.
The puzzles are challenged. Finding objects is easy.
The story is great.
The story soon becomes so complicated, which I lost my interest easily. You can say... The story is too hard to swallow! I always have a feeling that some parts of story aren't neccessary.
Sometimes, I click too fast when I encounter a puzzle, and I lost the ONLY HINT for what I should do for that puzzle. Soon, I don't know what to do and I HAVE TO use Skip button. I only wish this game has a hint system.
Sometime the only hint is explained a bit difficult to understand, so in the end, you have to try, try and try.
Overal, this is a great game. However, the more I play, the more I feel so tired to follow the story and puzzles. In the end, I don't finish this game.
July 30, 2012
Love this game!
I tried this game quite some time ago and then it was the game of the week. So, I was so happy I bought it and now I will tackle it again. It is challenging that is for sure but one of the best HOG's.
July 26, 2012
Need a walkthrough!
I really liked the creepy story in this game and I rather enjoyed how confused I got in various scenes. But there were times when I just got stuck and spent a lot of time spinning around and around and around trying to find what I missed. This story NEEDS a walkthrough so people like me can get unstuck without spending hours or random clicking.
Couple other quibbles. I've played through more than once and cannot find more than 35 clovers. Another reason for a walkthrough. AND - How I wish I could have seen the solution to the entry to the Tower of London. I puzzled over that puzzle for over an hour before giving up. A walkthrough might have given me the clue I needed to figure it out instead of skipping it.
But the creepy story - that was great.
July 25, 2012
very good ! challenging i definatley recommend this to anybody
July 23, 2012