Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
It just wasn't fun
This had many of the makings of a good game but it just didn't grab me. There were way too many HO scenes, and they seemed to be unnecessarily blurry and dull. My vision isn't real good, so I found it almost painful to try to find the objects, many of which were tiny or the same color as the background. The outdoor scenery could have been beautiful, but everything was -- apparently intentionally -- dark and dreary. Some scenes were quite gory and unpleasant. I didn't find the puzzles to be interesting or memorable. And it used those puffy, unrealistic looking people that I dislike so much. I don't understand why the game developers keep using them. Wish I could be more positive, but this game did not appeal to me.
September 19, 2013
One for true beginners.
This game is designed much like the Mystery Case Files, however, I prefer those games to this one - they present a much more challenging, if not hair-pulling at times.
Although I did find some hidden objects mislabeled, or misspelled, the graphics were clear and most extremely recognizable - some too much too obvious.
Overall, if someone is just starting out with games of this nature I would recommend this one. The hint icon reloads very quickly and, unlike the Mystery Case Files, will actually help guide you through the game.
April 21, 2013
Torn between excellent and awful...
I think it needs to be something new, and interesting. Something nobody ever thought of playing before. The game was definitely spooky (and even a bit scary.) I think they should have narrowed it down to a few hidden object scenes, and they should have added a map instead of having to keep on clicking to a new area. I liked that it is a great Halloween game, and people would love the storyline! They should have made it more challenging though.
June 8, 2012
Review of Finished Game
I thought the story was good, but it had waaaay too many HO scenes for me. In the beginning of the game they were in every scene, by the end of the game they were just as frequent but as far away as they could get, and no transporter map. Thankfully the map they did have showed areas where there was action if you played on easy. There would be no reason to think to look for the repeated HOs in those locations otherwise. The puzzles were infrequent and too easy. If I had realized how many HOs this game had I never would have bought it. I only recommend it for HO lovers. I didn't have any fun at all playing it.
March 8, 2013
I didn't care for this game. Personally for me there were too many HO games and not enough puzzle's> The Puzzles they did offer were pretty easy for me personally. I think this game is now a bit outdated. I really hated the evidence wall and the fact that I had to go back there, maybe had I'd been more into the game I would have been intrigued by that...but it seemed like an after thought.
November 29, 2013
Enjoyable in a meh kind of way
Not too challenging, not a lot of puzzle variation. Pretty much all HO's and fairly back to back. A lot of back and forth.
May 31, 2014
Ghosts of Maple Creek
Liked the evidence board -- very original. Did not like going back to the same Hidden object panels twice and sometimes three times -- boring. I would still recommend the game for the mystery and the puzzles.
October 8, 2013
This game jumps from one spot to a different spot too much. If it weren't for that it would have been great.
May 4, 2012
great game but it goes downhill fast
The first half of this game is excellent with a great variety of puzzles HO's and clues to search, but the second half turns into 90% HO's and half of the objects to find are items I am unfamiliar with and therefore had no clue what to look for and many others didn't look anything like you'd expect. the last hour or so I practically used hint on everything because it got so boring I just didn't care anymore and wanted it to end. Great game for those who can't get enough HO's but plan on using your hint button a lot.
April 16, 2014
The game was far too scary to me, but for people that likes that kind of a game, it must be fantastic.
January 1, 2012