Maestro: Notes of Life Collector's Edition
I liked this game but I did have a lot of difficulty remembering where the locations were. A map would have been very nice. I didn't like the part of the little boy getting consumed by evil and being destroyed. I did love the beautiful music; it was so soothing. I liked a lot of the mini-games because they were not extremely difficult as some are. I recommend this game.
April 25, 2013
Just two words, LOVE IT! Another good sequel from this bunny developer. I really enjoy this game from beginning 'til the end. Also all of this series is one of my favorite games I ever played!
Thank you ERS for making this eerie yet good game! I adore your gorgeus graphics.
Good job, dev.
April 9, 2013
As I wrote in my review of Maestro Music of Death Collector?s Edition these games are loaded with hidden object scenes and lots and lots of puzzles, so if you?re big into puzzles then you will love this game.
The story line picks up where the Maestro Music of Death left off, but it?s not necessary for you to play the other one first but it does lend a bit more of understanding to this game.
The game play was long, as was the bonus. The quality of the graphics wasn?t constant and bounced between pretty good to poor.
The music wasn?t bad; hints seemed to be slow to charge and if you asked for a hint during the game play and not a hidden object scene you were given the standard ?nothing to do in this area message. The skip button seemed very slow also to charge, so if I encountered a problem solving a puzzle, and I did, I just had to step away for a while to allow it to charge. But despite the hint and skip button issues and the fact that the game also doesn?t contain a map which would have really added to the game play, the game was still pretty good. There is also one puzzle that seemed not to even have a skip feature, so it really pays to buy the collector?s edition, had I not have had it then I would have been stuck and not able to finish the game.
January 1, 2013
Based on Demo
Overall I really enjoyed this game. I only gave it 4 stars because there are times where I felt there was no logical reason why some objects were needed to complete a task. Most were logical but there was one specifically that annoyed me. The HO scenes seem to get more difficult as you play. I am definately considering buying this game (as well as the first Maestro game). Enjoy!
December 27, 2012
A GOOD FOLLOWING TO PART 1
Good puzzles, good graphics, I enjoyed it...
May 25, 2012
Good (CE vs. SE at the bottom)
I bought this because it was a CE for the price of an SE and had good reviews.
HOS - good. Nothing too blurry or small to see. Some basic interaction. There were a couple of situations where there were multiples of a single item on the list which is a little frustrating (What? I already found a hat! *random angry clicking* oh, you want me to find THAT hat). However, there is no penalty for imprecise clicking. I love that. No clicking penalty covers over a multitude of HO sins.
Story line - pretty good, if a little predictable. It is highly similar to the first maestro.
sound - the score is, necessarily, quite beautiful. I'm no music aficionado but I really enjoyed the violin solo. The voice acting left a little to be desired, but I thought the actor they got to voice Francois did a very good job at sounding both naive/childish and evil at the same time.
game play - again, very similar to the first maestro. It is quite linear but you would hardly notice. There is so much to explore! I felt like I had "been to" quite a few locations by the end of the game. There is very little back tracking, and scenes load quickly. Hints are location specific but helpful otherwise. I never needed the strategy guide, so I can't comment on that.
The bonus gameplay is of a descent length similar to the other chapters in the regular game, and the quality of game play is also on the same level. Overall, if you enjoy the gaming aspect, I would recommend the CE, but I felt it added very little to the story. Note: if you buy CE's for anything other than the bonus game play (personally that's all I'm interested in), you must complete the bonus game before you can access any of the rest of the bonus content.
SPOILER ALERT The CE adds a chapter in which Eva dies and the boy violinist takes over as the villain. If you are a story person, the SE would probably be sufficient.
May 22, 2012
Annoying Inventory Box
This is a decent Hidden Object Game, but the inventory items box is inconveniently too close to setting off the Menu screen. If you are not very careful going to the inventory items list, you will trigger the menu items screen. VERY ANNOYING!
May 21, 2012
Game is very a mystery in itself. I enjoyed the story line.
The music is awesome so is the plot
May 19, 2012
another great ERS game
Loved this one, beautiful graphics, and interesting story.I also loved the sound of harp strings when you picked an object, in the HO's.Traveled back and forth some but map really not needed. The extra story gave a good finish, and I was glad I did the CE. The mini games were fun, and I always like to see the drawings at the end, where artist were working out their ideas. I highly recommend this game.
February 8, 2012