Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale
Great game from Blue Tea
really enjoyed playing this game, visuals were colorful and fun. a little different type of hog to mix it up once in awhile.
July 26, 2012
Great long game
This had beautiful items and very nice drawings and graphics. The story line, though a bit predictable, was very good, and still had a few surprises. The hidden object scenes were mostly putting together useful items, and the puzzles were different. They were a little repetitive but it gave a puzzle skipper like me a bit more time to try to figure them out. :) Many locations, and these were separated into chapters, which made the running around and remembering, much less taxing.
The only thing I disliked was the hint button. The only sort of hints it gave you (outside of a HO) was if you put an object on it it would show you where to use it. Cryptically, it would show you a small portion of the room and exactly the point of use, so you still had little idea what room to go to. I guess that is what the walkthroughs are for, and I had to use one a few times, especially near the end. I am impatient, however, and if I had gone back into bunches of locations I may have figured it out on my own.
Regardless, great game, very long, with lots to do. Most will like it. A good combination of dark and light in a fairly contemporary setting.
July 24, 2012
Best game ever!
I really liked storyline, and the best is visual quality. Stop looking for the best game, because you won't find another, this is the best!
July 3, 2012
Very good FROG!
The storyline is interesting. The theater is huge!
- The graphics are clear. The objects in the FROS are easy to find.
- There is a map, but I didn't see the "areas of interest" that should be shown. It didn't disturb me, since it made the game more challenging. There is a lot of going back and forth.
- The journal is not very useful, but I didn't mind.
- The puzzles are easy.
- You have hints in the FROS, but otherwise no help.
It took me 3 hours to finish, but I had the feeling that it was much longer, since there is really a lot to do. This is a good game for somebody that doesn't wish to much help but prefers to guess what's next.
July 1, 2012
An A+ for a hidden object game. A lot of fun, good challenge, nice HOS', and a great story. I highly recommend if you like hidden object games.
June 26, 2012
I was looking for a game to buy with my free coupon and I saw this one..wasnt sure if i had played it or not so i looked at the reviews and decided what from them that I would get it... and I am soooooo very happy I did...the MUSIC alone is just BEAUTIFUL.. I could sit and listen and not even play the game..the visuals are great and the story line in really good..WHAT CAN I SAY..EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME IS IS OUTSTANDING..IM SO VERY GLAD I TOOK THE ADVISE FROM THE REVIEWS AND BOUGHT IT...TY TY TY...I ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME
June 25, 2012
After playing through the other Blue Tea Games recently (the Dark Parables series) I noticed this one was also by them and decided to give it a go. If you're familiar with those games then I own't be telling you anything you don't already know.
The FROG (fragmented object# scenes are delightful, both in clairty and art, as well as challenge. They never kept me stuck so long that I felt baffled, but they did give me pause on more than one occasion.
The puzzles are more of the terrific value Blue Tea has given us in the past, this time being mainly of three persuasions - the kind where you must move tiles to form a picture #or in this case to sort the smaller pictures into sets), organising things into catgories in a very simple switching puzzle, or a new variety in which you must put pictures in the correct order to proceed with an action which involves them. Nothing overly painful or long, but definitely one or two little head-scratchers.
The plot was engaging and flowed well throughout the game as you encounter and access new zones within the theatre.
This is a definite recommend, especially if you've wanted to play Dark Parables but didn't want to commit to a series - this has everything wonderful about those games and is a standalone to boot! :D
June 19, 2012
Another Good One from Blue Tea Games
This game shares the level of excellence attained by the "Dark Parables" series. Blue Tea Games has one of the most unique ways of fashioning hidden object puzzles - listing parts for three sub-assemblies which combine to form one complete story object when all pieces have been found. The level designs and artwork are top-notch, and the music adds to the emotional enjoyment of entering each new area. The storyline, while good, was just slightly less interesting than the games in the "Dark Parables" series, which is why I couldn't give it the full five stars. Nevertheless, this is a game that is highly enjoyable and worthy of the Blue Tea brand.
May 27, 2012
Thoroughly Enjoyed this Game
LOVE to play a leisurely game. I was immersed in this game for several hours on several days. Artwork is beautiful. I'm not usually a fan of fragmented hogs, but these are clear and meaningful; a pleasant break from the usual junk piles.
Lots of play!
Definitely worth the money to buy.
May 4, 2012
This game is beautiful. The graphics and music are outstanding. I played it twice in a row! There are many FROG scenes which I enjoyed. I've never played a FROG game and found them challenging and different. I did have to use a magnifying glass to ferret out the very well hidden ones. This game is also reeeeeally long so you get your moneys worth here.
The only part I didn't like; there were no instructions on how to play some of the mini games. There are no hints if you get stuck on what to do or where to go next. But you can drag your inventory items to the hint button and it will show you a picture of how it's used.
I highly recommend this game.
May 1, 2012