Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale Collector's Edition
I love these types of games. Good amount of puzzle and hidden object games. Cant wait for the next game.
November 14, 2011
This One is Unforgettable
I fell in love with the graphics, music, the compelling storyline and the beautiful Nightingale Theatre all at once. That place enchanted me and I loved exploring it which is a rarity with these games. I never wanted it to end. The mini games are so-so.
October 14, 2013
A mystery, but not macabre
If you have played any of the Dark Parables games and liked them, you will love this, by the same developer in a similar style. Expect beautiful graphics, a good story line, long playing time (just when you think you've finished, you get another part to do) and interesting mini-games.
I don't quite know why the series has 'Macabre' in the title, though there's a curse and a murder to solve, it certainly isn't gruesome or dark in any way.
You have to discover the true secret of the burning down of the Nightingale Theatre (sorry, Theater), where your grandfather was director. The storyline has various twists which help to keep your interest, and there are a number of 'visions', i.e. video scenes which are all very well done. The conclusion is very satisfactory as you feel you have completed your task. There are no voiceovers but it doesn't seem to matter. You also get glimpses of what the theatre was like in its heyday.
Curse of the Nightingale's HO scenes are of two sorts. One familiar to player of the Dark Parable games where you search locations for parts of an object -- always a most beautiful and intricate one when it's finally assembled -- and one where you have to find the objects displayed (in full) at the bottom. The second sort might sound easy, but believe me, it's not as the objects are all hidden very skillfully and blend into the scene in such a way they are often quite hard to find. These scenes are 'visions' of the past and reveal an object at the end.
Even in the advanced mode, the hint fills up fairly fast and there doesn't seem to be a misclicking penalty (just as well for the parts-of-the-object kind of HO).
Though there are many locations, knowing what you have to do next is usually fairly obvious. I got stuck in a few places wondering what to do but always because I hadn't looked back at a location to find another HO scene. You also need to make sure you pick up all the necessary objects along the way.
The bonus game play is fun to play, but not necessary to the plot of the main game as it turns out to be a lead-in to the next game in the series (I'm looking forward to it).
One last thing -- I often turn off the music in games but this one didn't irritate me and did help to give the game more atmosphere.
June 10, 2012
two words, love it!
thanks blue tea for making this beautiful yet great game and good job!
April 9, 2013
Beautiful artwork, fun play, some of the challenges were really easy, others took some though. I usually do not like this type of hidden object but this one was exceptional.
July 1, 2012
Fun Hidden Object Game
Deffinately on my top ten list for fun games.
November 15, 2011
This has been by far my favorite hidden objects game. I loved the visuals and the storyline.
August 22, 2012
Great game! I love games like it!
Nothing to say!
November 12, 2011
This is just one of the best games I ever have played
November 20, 2011
please make a sequel
by far the very best big fish hidden object game I have ever played
December 2, 2013