Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek Collector's Edition
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
Absolutely love this game!
I'm not sure why but as of lately I have been getting into point and click adventure games. In fact this was the game that got me started on the kick. I enjoyed the gameplay, the music, the effects, the journal to evidence wall accessibility and the main character's voice.
HOWEVER, the bell tolls even after you destroy it. I noticed it happening directly after it is destroyed and then again at the car and back road hidden scenes. The older detective's voice was monotone and had me skipping through the dialouge because I was just to annoyed. The preacher was the same. The missing girl and her boyfriend's voices could have been different as well. I felt as if they just droned on and on.
I must admit I have played through the main game at least eight or so times and I find how easy it is to finish now unlike when I first started. I just wish that you could keep some of the items for later on instead of dropping them and having to collect them later from another scene.
I cannot wait for number two to come! I will be ready to play that any time!
October 24, 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
Good hidden objects, lacking in puzzles
Good storyline and graphics. Way too much going back and forth from scenes. Puzzles aren't challenging. If you like HO's then you will enjoy this one.
May 8, 2012
Great hidden object adventure!
Overall I enjoyed this game. It is one of the better hidden object/adventure games I've played. The atmosphere was suitably creepy and I even jumped a time or two. The hidden object scenes and the mini-games were well-balanced between easy and challenging. I played in expert mode and did find that I had to use hints occassionally.
If I have one complaint it was the voice acting. I generally like voice acting in a game because for me it helps with immersion. For this game it did just the opposite. In some cases it was so bad it sounded computer generated. In fact had they not had the voice actors listed in the credits I would've sworn it actually was computer generated.
However, I will grant that that one complaint is a personal preference thing and for many players it will be a minor issue at best.
March 29, 2012
Overall: Love it!
It is a good game actually. I had only a little problem with that: most of scenes are "undersaturated". HO's are OK, nothing special.
March 16, 2012