Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres
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
TO BE CONTINUED!
Nothings worse than getting into a good game and then not be able to finish it because it is "to be continued." It was a great game, but that ruined it for me. I wish that if a game was going to be one in a series it would say that up front. Or it should at least end the story at hand and start the next game as a new adventure as already seen in many great HOG games. I still would recommend this game to anyone who knows that up front.
December 5, 2011
maybe a 3.5 out of 5. Two things were very good about this game
What makes this game different is two things; an interactive transporter map and a ?click on 3 or more? mini game which you can toggle back and forth during a hidden object scene.
You don?t get the map until about 30 mins into the game and very annoyingly at the end of the game it is taken from you, so there was needless back and forth.
As well as the transporter aspect there is also a time element, change something in time, and travel to the same scene at a different time and that will have changed. I really enjoyed that aspect. The map also gave you an exclamation mark in areas that you could do something in, which was good.
I also liked the progressively hard mini game which you can choose instead of doing the hidden object scenes, and can even toggle back and forth during the scene if you change your mind. I did not like the repeating of the hidden object scenes, all were at least repeated twice and some more than 4. If it was just repeated twice I?d get it ? you can do the hidden object scene one time and the mini game the other. There seemed to be more time and thought into the ?click 3 game? (I wouldn?t call it a match 3 as you didn?t have to drag an item to make a chain of 3 or more).
But that is where my enjoyment ended, and I did mostly enjoy this game until near the end when I lost the map then I had no patience.
THE NOT SO GOOD -
You repeat one puzzle a few times, another puzzle twice, and apart from a standard pipe puzzle at the end, and a couple of others there weren?t any puzzles. This was an inventory game a lot of ?pick up and use in other scenes?.
Continuing on from the previous game in the series, there is a cliffhanger, here a literal ?to be continued.? I hate these, especially when the plot wasn?t that gripping to begin with ? I was bored with it.
the repeating of the hidden object scenes slowly grew more annoying.
Some tweaks, this game could have been a good game, it was so close. For those that like a change from hidden object scenes and like those ?match 3? minigames, or if it?s a DD it?s worth a look. It?s a standard length ? it took me about 5 hrs. About C+ rating - quite a good rating for me.
(I am now doing 'out of 5' star rating and not the 'like' etc rating)
March 6, 2012