Secrets of the Dark: Temple of Night
Compelling Game and Good Music
I liked this game. I liked the plot concept that altered time from present to Mayan. I liked the music that was in sync with the story. I liked how they worked the hidden object games (and I am no fan of HOGs). Interesting story. Good art work. Puzzles were good...not too easy..not too hard.
November 9, 2013
Fun refreshing adventure
This game was quite enjoyable mainly because of it's location. You are in a Southwestern town that morphs to ancient Aztec times.
The graphics are very good, the music can get a little annoying, the storyline is good, the voice overs need a little work, but overall it makes for an interesting play.
The HOs are fairly good with some interaction, and you always get one last item - similar to Echoes of the Past. The puzzles are fairly easy and all are doable. Most are a play on other puzzles adjusted to fit the storyline and scenes.
This game took less than my average play time; however, it was fun to play mostly due to the scenes and morphing rooms. I do look forward to the next chapter.
Therefore, I am recommending this game.
January 28, 2012
Ancient Curses and Demon Gods
This game has a Central American theme, which is a fairly rare setting as far as hidden object games go. The scenes are colorful, though the graphics are simplistic. However, the game's real claim to fame is the morphing effect when you transition between the present and the past in the various locations. Hints let you know when it is time to effect a transition in order to move the game forward. The storyline is entertaining and effective, as you attempt to save a famous investigative reporter from being sacrificed to an ancient god in order to restore it to power. The background music is kind of monotonous, but it does enhance the mood of the story. While a few of the puzzles are "hair-pullers", most of them are moderately challenging and can be completed with a little added effort. The hidden object scenes were generally easy with only a few objects requiring hints to find them. I enjoyed this game.
April 4, 2012
Fun to play
I really like this game; the graphics are average; they could be a little sharper but it did not detract from my enjoyment. The locations have two aspects; you can change them from a modern appearance to a sort of Aztec look; the premise of 'changing the scenes' was a nice twist; make sure you click on lots of objects as there is plenty of interactivity. One of my favourites was a skeleton who sat up & scratched his head, thanks to the developers for adding tongue in cheek humour to the game.
There were voiceovers which I enjoyed; some of the acting was a little over the top but I like a few human voices in my games. The music did begin to annoy me after a while but you can turn the volume right down whilst leaving the background noises turned up.
There are quite a lot of hidden object scenes & some of the items are very well hidden; there are also some interactive items in the H0s. In addition in some of the H0 scenes instead of searching for items you put them back into the scene.
Some of the mini games were challenging & I couldn?t always quite work out what to do but there is a skip button if needed.
There is a journal & along the way you will find video tapes ? these can be replayed if you wish. You will need to backtrack quite a lot through scenes & there is no map.
Definitely a game that has replay value.
January 21, 2012
Refreshingly different game
I like this game- it was more puzzle than hidden object which is exactly what I like. The movement between two realms- (same scene but different time/theme) provides for a challenging game.
August 21, 2012
Hidden Object Game
Fun game. The writing on the screen is very small and a bit hard to read. Needs to be bigger writing. Needs more objects or clues in the rooms. There were only 2 or 3 in each room.
August 25, 2012
Excellent & Interesting Game
Good storyline and lots to do for something else to happen e.g. move between old and new. Great step forward from ordinary hidden object games with more puzzles. Impressed and will now play the Thailand adventure!!!
January 8, 2013
Quite a good game overall
I enjoyed playing this game very much. I thought the graphics could have been a little better, also the music. The Puzzles were quite good and the HOS were not quite as boring as some games. Overall I thought this game was good and although not the best Adventure game I have played - still quite enjoyable - I recommend this game to people with a OK skill level
December 28, 2012
Not bad; pretty fun game. Interesting how it was morphed into different areas. It was done very smoothly. Had quite a few HOs, but they weren't too bad. Storyline was good; beasts were interesting.Puzzles were good, not challenging enough, though.
Fast game for me, and I'm usually slower than most.
December 11, 2012
good game but kind of hard
it is a good game. the hints/skips recharge kind of slowly...but not too badly. the graphics are clear but there is no map and so there is back and forth and you do that a lot. there is a journal, though. there aren't too many scenes to go back and forth in and that is a plus. you see the scenes in different views when the lights go out and it looks like it did in aztec/mayan times and then lighten up the rooms and they are modern day. you have to keep going back and forth that way as well. it can get confusing. it is still a good game, but i played the sequel first and i liked it better. i only had a "click" penalty once. it didn't last very long. some of the HO scenes are kind of crowded and some are a little dark, but not all of them.
you are trying to help your friend who has been taken prisoner and the demon is staying alive by draining your friend's life forces and you need to stop the demon before your friend dies. some of the scenes are nice, though.
November 19, 2012