Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast Collector's Edition
best hidden object game ever
i loved this game so interesting im getting ready to purchase all the other mystery legends games
November 6, 2012
a bit disappointed... but not bad
I was very excited to play this game when I saw it since I love fairy tales (especially given the other reviews/ratings;) however, I was a bit disappointed with the game itself. The graphics and music were pretty good, but overall the game and story were a bit lacking in my opinion. My favorite part of the story line was the subtle steampunk elements woven throughout. Also, I did like that you have a choice of 3 different levels of difficulty and I first played the casual game (the middle difficulty) which was not too hard nor was it too simple either. I felt like the story line was rather underdeveloped and it seemed to be the same (boring) thing during the length of play without anything new or exciting as far as the Evil Enchantress goes; she was not a very good villain in my opinion and the game suffered as a result in my estimation. I would still recommend this game if you like fairy tales, the game play itself was fine. This game has a variety of hidden object, puzzles and a little adventure but don't expect much out of the story. The bonus features were ok, the extra level of game play was actually not bad (except the story didn't change at all# and it was of good length #it was not a "mini" level/game) and the scores section is always fun to see where you finished, it also has the original story of Beauty and the Beast to read. I prefer and would recommend the Collector's Edition of this game as a result.
September 15, 2012
Solid verson of the story with fun mini-games
First of the only extra in this Collector's Edition is a very short bonus chapter, that adds an extra conclusion to the one open question at the end of the regular game.
I really enjoyed this game, the story is very simple but it fist together nicely with the game play. The obstacles are not too ridiculous and I seldom had the feeling that I was just sent from scene to scene to find an object that would unlock another object that would unlock another object.
The HOS were not overbearing, only at few points in the game you did them with little time passing between. There were some pretty humourous scenes when talking to the various animated toys you meet in the game. My only major complaint is that the mini-games are not accessable through the extras. Those games were fun, especially the ones invovling the gun and sword.
However, I also have to say it was an easy game. It involved a bit or memorizing and fast clicking but nothing complicated to get through the puzzles and mini-games.
also, I wanted to smack the Beast everytime he repeated that I have to look for the soul shards.
August 23, 2012
I've played a good few big fish games now and this is so far the best looking of all so far. Beautiful graphics and animations abound - great care has gone into making this a lush experience to play. Widescreen mode is available and the graphics are high res.
The game is pretty short, I completed in under 3 hours but I don't take my time and am an experienced gamer. The quality of the presentation makes up for the shortness of the game. It would be perfect for a beginner or younger player to take on and enjoy.
I bought the collector's edition as part of a special deal and although the bonus chapter was short it was beautifully presented and gives you the opportunity to take on the enchantress who is a wonderful character. The bonus is not essential to the plot but i'd recommend the CE if you can afford it just for the fun of this short but enjoyable extra.
Highly Recommended to lovers of great looking games!
August 22, 2012
Worth the CE?
I'd have to say yes it is, even though the SG is lacking in pictures and step by step hand holding it still works and I used it. It makes you explore to find the objective and I think that that is a way to have the player really see everything there is to in this game. The graphic are fantastic as well as the sound and the story is a wonder twist on a classic which you can actually read as part of the extras. I feel the SG is useful and the bonus chapter fun and worth it also. Two down sides I did find for this game were the fact that if u are really in need of a hint or skip say if you were playing the SE then they load...so...slooooow. The other is that their are just too many HOS in this and not enough puzzles to balance them. All in all I think this game is wonderfully fun and worth the CE buy but even if you don't want to spend this much then grab the SE the game is worth a buy in any form ^_^
July 17, 2012
Beauty and The Beast in Disney movie doesn't end here. The witch, more like the one in Snow White, is your rival now. Although as other Play Pond games is superb in graphic and sound quality, I don't really like BandTB to become a story, to me it is not creepy or fun enough. I rather have Sleeping Beauty instead. After Phantom of the Opera success, this game slightly goes downhill, although I got to say I love the ending with the spider.
July 14, 2012
This is the best HO I have played in a long time. Great storyline , very theatrical and whimsical. A love story that is very bright. Very refreshing from death and darkness, that make up the majority of HO's.
July 8, 2012
Good but If You Have to Choose.......
This game was good but if you have to choose between Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast or Mystery Legends: Phantom of the Opera then I highly recommend getting the Phantom of the Opera game. It's longer and more involved which I found more fun.
I did like this game. The graphics were good as was the story line and I enjoyed most of the mini games.
Some so-called "HOG" games don't have much hidden object fun and instead seem more geared to the mini games and adventure aspects. I prefer at least as much hidden object scenes as adventure and I felt this game had a good ratio.
It also has a very helpful map so I didn't need to refer to the strategy guide very much.
Enjoyable game but not as good as Phantom of the Opera.
July 8, 2012
REALLY ENJOYED THIS GAME!
tho not my usual story line, this game has a GREAT combination of adventure, sleuthing and HO ... the graphics are just outstanding and the PLAY action is just FUN! ... i intend to give this one as a gift ... highly recommend!
December 6, 2011
I finished this game all in one day! It is so addicting, and I absolutley love it! I recommend this game for everyone! I also recommend a game similar to this..but it's called "Dark Parbles: The Curse Of Briar Rose" which is just as good and amazing quality as this one!
Happy Playing. :)
December 3, 2011