Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek Collector's Edition
I've played a lot of HUD and puzzle games, and this game is the one that sticks in my mind the most. The publishers of this game - if they could PLEASE be working on a sequel - I'm first in line to grab it!
The storyline is interesting - like most of these sorts of games there is a plot, but this one is especially well written. The controls are magnificent - unlike most games' "journals", this one is a notebook and it adds to the feel of the game, it's seamless and part of it. There's actual characterization in here, you get a feel for who you're playing, her personality, all of it. The puzzles are fun and not tedious except in a couple of places, and not too easy, not too hard.
This is the game that I hold all others (of this sort of HUD and puzzle game) up against now, and while I forget a lot of the others I've played, this one is the game that I can't forget.
August 25, 2013
I actually really liked this game. It was very intriguing as you unravelled the mystery which isnt over yet (ending said to be continued). It was also creepy in some scenes when something you werent expecting happens.
People in Maple Creek are disappearing. You are a female detective who is trying to find the most recent missing woman.The towns preacher is the only suspect, and your job is not only to find the woman, but find him because he is the only suspect.
There is a another suspicious detective you see and talk to a couple times in the game (Det. Hamilton). You play as him in the bonus play.
The bonus play was pretty good, but was little short. It does however give you the background of Hamilton.
Graphics were very good. Storyline was eerie, but interesting.
There was a very good amount of HOS. They were actually pretty easy (did have to use the hint a couple times). The puzzles were fairly easy with a few that were somewhat challenging, but none were impossible. The hint button is useful when running around trying to find out where you should be going next (there is no map). The Hint button also recharges very quickly as well as the puzzle skip buttons (if you need them).
Very good game. I will buy the sequel if and when it comes out.
March 8, 2013
Creepy, awesome game!
When I first tried the demo, it didn't impress me, but second's time the charm when I bought the game thanks to the President's Day Sale and I'm hooked. The game is really creepy and the ghost bell creeps me out. The game story is well-written, well-developed and flows nicely. There are tons of HOG and sometimes I am frustrated with them, because they are a bunch of items, not junk, but I found them hard to find. There is no interactive map, sadly, while there's a lot of backtracking. The bonus chapter is one of the best I have seen in many CEs. Kudos to the dev. (Artifex Mundi) and hope they will release a sequel soon.
February 23, 2013
GOOD STORYLINE - YOU LINK THE CLUES
Long game. You are trying to find out what happened to women who have disappeared in Maple Creek, following the footsteps of another detective. You have an evidence board on which you sort and link clues to determine what has happened. Your journal adds additional information to your clues and found evidence. Map shows where activities are possible, but it is not interactive ? too bad because sometimes, there are many, many clicks to get to where you?re going. Voiceovers are pretty good. Scattered puzzles vary in difficulty. Beautiful graphics. Short bonus chapter.
January 24, 2013
Complex, wonderful, intriguing game
I loved everything about this game--the setting, which was decidedly spooky and atmospheric, the story, which actually engaged me and kept me involved (a rarity in these games--typically I lose the story line somewhere along the way due to lack of interest), and the puzzles, which were neither too easy nor too difficult, but just right.
I was so impressed with this game that I looked for other games by the same publisher (Artifex Mundi), and I enjoyed those too.
November 26, 2012
LOVED this game!
I loved the added element of actually being the detective. Yes, you are referred to as "Detective" in many a game, but in this one, you ACTUALLY have to put together your clues! Great layer to this already multi-dimensional game.
This one has definitely become a favorite of mine!
August 29, 2012
I played this on my iphone, and I really enjoyed it. Kept me going, and I never wanted to put it down. I wanted to find out what was going on. It's very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot.
July 21, 2012
This game was awesome! Most of the games I buy last no more than 2 hours (total play time) but this game went on and on without getting at all boring. The storyline kept me interested. I wish more games gave you this much game play for the price! Super job!!
July 7, 2012
very creepy and challenging.
I loved this one, the hidden object scenes were difficult and the puzzles new and challenging. The graphics were good, the story line interesting. It lasted a long time for my money !
June 4, 2012
Perfection for me
This game was so clear and fresh. I was able to sit down after a long day of work and just "enjoy" playing. This game allowed me to think and skip if needed and enjoy the adventure. I see many gamers complain about hand holding games and not enough challenges. Personally as an older lady, games that make me run back and forth or have mini games that can fry your brain cells trying to figure them out is too much after a long day. This was perfect in every way for me.Some thinking to be done but not running a marathon and the graphics were so beautiful I loved every area and did not want to rush off to search over a mountain to a different scene. I hope this developer keeps this same style on future games I will buy every one. The game flowed very easy. I am sure the experts out there could have solved all of hte puzzles I skipped many because I did not want to have to think that hard and wanted to keep exploring the great areas. I cannot say one bad thing about this game. Kudos to these developers I will be watching for new games from them. Love went into this one!
May 31, 2012