Mystery Legends: Beauty and the Beast Collector's Edition
A Wonderful Adaptation of the famous Fairy Tale
To put it simply, I was hooked after 18 minutes of playing the demo.
The graphics are gorgeous, all hand-drawn with great talent and taste, beautifully painted.
The excellent, vibrant music acts as an enhancement, and is never disturbing.
The voice-over is quite good and the narrative well written.
Puzzle #1 is a classic and dead easy, puzzle #2 cute and also easy, the others offer a fair challenge.
The HOS are neat, although some items are a bit too tiny for me, but the Hint System on Casual is very friendly. In addition, it provides indications as to where to go, what to do and look for.
Further aid is given by the SG, step by step, thus keeping the surprise of what follows totally complete. The journal includes a map showing your current location, those where some action is needed and the unexplored ones.
There are 33 locations to explore and re-explore, which means the game should have a decent length, especially with the bonus chapter, which, I believe, offers a better conclusion than that of the SE.
The storyline is solid, but I don't know yet which version of the tale Pixelstorm followed; the original by Gabrielle Barbot de Villeneuve or the best-known abridged variant by Jeanne Marie de Beaumont.
With 3 levels of difficulty to choose from and many tasks to accomplish the game should keep the most demanding players among us busy for quite a few hours.
And as the cherry on the cake, the witch is quite....beautiful too ! I am getting the CE. My rating: 4.7
December 21, 2011
Excellent game...emphasis on the right stuff!!
I really loved this game. It wasn't like any other game I've played. The emphasis was on the HOS which at first appear deceptively simple (not so much), instead of on the puzzles and mini games, which are kept simple, but are able to be skipped if you just aren't feeling it. When I play a hidden object game, that's what I want to do--find things, not play puzzles. I wish more games were like this! If you want emphasis on HOS and a story that has a natural progression to it, then this is the game for you! Also, some stories have so much going on that I tend to get lost. I didn't have that problem with this game.
December 5, 2011
One of the Best games of 2011
I must say after reading reviews on the stratedy guide in the negative factor I was concerned with purchasing the CE well let me just clear this up right now THEY WERE ALL WRONG!!!!!! I loved this game the graphics are superb and beautiful, the storyline is gripping, the puzzles keep your skills sharp and challenge you but still fun at the same time. Yes the strategy guide could use more content this is true but the bonus game which is really a necessity I say it provides you with the true ending that you otherwise would not have had like what happens after I cannot say so as not to spoil it for you who have not played this yet all in all I give this a 5-STAR Rating because it is worth it for the price and so much more in addition once you have beaten the origiinal game you get the original story for Beauty and the Beast seriously hands down top game of 2011 that I've seen thus far.
November 10, 2011
Great Hidden Object Game
Casual mode is challenging but not ridiculous. The story line kept me interested enough to continue. Visually it was great to play. I had to use the strategy guide to figure out some of the steps. Overall I really enjoyed playing the game and would certainly recommend it.
November 14, 2011
I cannot believe that such a game exists!! I have only started playing it and I cannot stop!! This has to be one of the best games Big Fish has offered in a while. The graphics are magnificent, the ambient sounds and the voice acting superb. I cannot comment on the music because I always turn it off on games (I find the music in any game annoying). I love the fact this story begins where the original one left off. It has 3 levels to choose from. When playing a new game, I always choose the easiest, if available. Believe me, even the easy level is a challenge. I will be sure to play the other levels for an even more challenging experience. I just can't say enough good things about this game. You have to play this to experience the magic. This game is worth every penny the price of the collectors edition.
April 2, 2012
Having played Phantom of the Opera before (and disappointed with it), I wasn't expecting much. But, this one turns out to be much better.
The graphics is great as before, and the puzzles are less scattered throughout the game. I enjoyed this game mainly because the ending is not hanging as before. And, the bonus game is exactly as it say, a BONUS (you can live without it, unlike Phantom in the Opera).
I look forward to the next release.
April 7, 2012
great fun game
This was a really fun game to play. You did not want to stop till you finished it. Good HO and not too difficult to play. The puzzles are pretty good and has a good flow to the game. Good graphics, music and voice over. Good adventure.
May 18, 2013
Find the soul shards
This game is beautifully done. The visuals, music, game play are finely tuned to the title of this game..However, I am not impressed with the CE. No wallpaper, no screensaver, just bonus play, and strategy guide. Find the soul shards to revive the beast. Plz don't 4get 2 post ur fav. game, after u write ur review so that others can chk it out as I do, ty
game on gamers...
June 24, 2013
The storyline is good. I played without sound. The graphics are crisp. The HOS are very clear. The puzzles are quite easy. There is a helpful map showing you where there is something to do. I needed the walkthrough only once and it took me about 4 hours to finish. All in all, a nice and peaceful game.
June 10, 2012
MUSIC AND GRAPHICS ARE TOPS IN THIS EXCITING PUZZLE GAME!
I use a Mac and jump at the Mystery Legends Games when they come out and Beauty and the Beast was worth the wait. You are Belle and you must find all of the sole shards to break the new spell put on your love, the beast. The developers of this game spared nothing to its making. The music is not just background sound it changes with your actions. When you solve a puzzle the music dramatically cheers you on. The artwork is to die for. Such talent. I felt challenged by the puzzles though there was nothing new. Can't blame anyone as I have been playing hidden object, puzzle games for a long long time. I really enjoyed the story line and the bonus play time was satisfying too. I would highly recommend Beaty and the Beast.
December 4, 2011