Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres
Very enjoyable game!
This is a game about going back in time to solve problems. You're trying to prevent a vindictive spirit - not sure what type she is - from wreaking havoc on the present, so you have to go back and forth from present to past looking for items that you need to stop her. You get hints from papers that you find in the different areas rather than from people as in the first game. You have many jobs to do - nice long game - and finding the items you need can be a challenge. There is a great hint system. There is also a time button that takes you to different eras. When you push the time button you can also see signs to tell you where there are jobs to be done. So if you get stuck there's lots of help. I thought the game was original and enjoyed following the plot to see what happened. There was quite a bit of repetition in the game, like going to the same room to find artifacts for each time period, but each time it was a little different. I was impressed with the game, enjoyed playing it, and definitely recommend it.
November 14, 2014
But did we stop her?
Absolutely loved the Sherlock Holmes-esque music in the HO scenes. It wasn't too difficult especially with the Time Machine to guide you, but the ending was pants! I like closure in my games, not.... to be continued. Enjoyed playing it though other than that, though the voiceover was a bit annoying sometimes.
November 28, 2013
NOT A BAD GAME
previous gamers have said it all, so no point rehashing.
its a good sound game, ive just trialled it, and i think its worth buying.
from what others say, its a long game, but it does end with "to be continued" so theres due another sequel!
happy gaming every one
February 2, 2013
Enjoyable Game With a Few Drawbacks
Overall I enjoyed this game. I really enjoyed the time travel and the clever way they did the "map." There were lots of HO scenes and lots of inventory to pick up and use elsewhere, which I enjoyed. Changing something in the past, changed the future, which was fun. On the HO scenes, you could switch to a match 3 mini game if you wished; however, the match 3 games were so boring, so I stuck with the HO scenes. You do run around alot, both through time and to various rooms wtihin the same time frame. The "map" made it easy to keep track of where you were and what you needed to do next.
The graphics were excellent. The music was really annoying. I finally turned off the speakers.
The story was good, but fizzled out near the end when you lose the "map" and have a harder time moving around. The story ended with "to be continued" which was beyond annoying.
I would recommend this game if you enjoy either HO scenes or match 3 games.
June 30, 2012
Overall a great game
The challenges and mini games were pretty straight forward, and the hidden object scenes (there were MANY), were nice and without too many ridiculously small items.
I was super unhappy about the end though. Seriously, you couldn't find a way to end it??
It was a good enough game for me to buy a sequel, but "to be Continued..." usually just irks me. Not sure if I will buy next one.
January 31, 2012
Where is the sequel
Unfortunately I had to use some hints to complete the game. However, I finished the game and I really liked it. What was disappointing was "To be Continued". When is the sequel being made? I am looking forward to it.
January 20, 2012
This is a really cool game with stunning graphics and liveable music throughout the game.
What I hated most about this game was the time machine. At first I thought it was ok.. a way to travel without walking step by step but soon it became boring. It seemed I traveled more than I did anything else and I wasn't even sure why I was going from place to place so often.
Otherwise, it is a great game. Give it a try!
January 15, 2012
I enjoyed this game. the graphics were great, the sound was enjoyable. You could travel back and forth in time, I found the time machine to be particularly helpful. It was fun to change the future by use of the time machine. The HOGs were fairly easy, the puzzles were not hard, some were uniquely done. The only drawback for me with this game was that it was "to be continued". Can't wait to find out the ending, but I guess I'll have to wait until the FUTURE!
December 20, 2011
A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE
In the absence of the walkthrough we found the game extremely difficult to navigate through, you had no idea where to go when and in what time frame, it would take a lot of expiermentation and time to complete the game otherwise. other than that it was a good game with excellent graphics.
December 11, 2011
Thoroughly enjoyed this game
Excellent visuals. Can't say much about the music since I always turn it way down or even off. Interesting story. Inventive navigation functions. Lots of help. The ending is a bit of a letdown.
December 3, 2011