Maestro: Notes of Life
It's an Ers game, but a bit better than I expected
If you haven't played games by this developer, you're in for a treat. This game is gorgeous, has a beautiful soundtrack, a story about saving a child, some interesting mini-games and inventory puzzles.
If you have played a dozen Ers games, you get the same lost Keane painting kid, the same music, the same art, the same redesign of common mini-games AND a few tricky inventory puzzles. Plus a hard core option that takes out text hints, which makes some inventory items positively befuddling.
In the demo, there are a few too many hidden object scenes and inventory items are pretty obvious. As the game progresses, H0's are paced better and items get more tricky.
This is not fully satisfying game, it's an entertaining nibble. More like a snack than a meal.
February 11, 2012
Very good sequel
Just finished the demo and definitely enjoyed the play. This one is better than the first so if you enjoyed that you will enjoy this as well.
The graphics are terrific, the voice overs good (although a few accents were "odd" for Paris), the cutscenes were great, the storyline similar to the first (save the child and town), and the music good as well. The HOs are messy junkpiles, maybe a little dark, but they were good with some interaction and some items that are harder to find. The puzzles in the demo were fairly easy but hopefully get a little harder as the game goes on. There is no map but was not really necessary. There are 3 levels which I feel is always a plus. The notebook was helpful, but the game is easily playable without it.
The play was fairly straight forward. During the demo you only have to backtrack once to a previous section of scenes. So I would assume once you open a new section of scenes, you are done with the previous sections.
February 10, 2012
Great game but.....
WAAAYYY too many HOG's... AND it has a rapid click penalty to boot... too bad 'cause it's a real pleasure to play otherwise. So for me it's a no buy, but I would definitely recommend this game to those who are not yet BURNED OUT on HOG's. Keep playin'... it'll happen.
Oh yeah, another big reason I won't buy is because it won't fill my big screen #laptop#. That's a definite deal breaker.
November 17, 2012
Another hit ERS
Well this is another hit for ERS and will be for ERS fans. I just love their games there well thought out and creative. T he game is fun storyline good and all in all agood game to play. Well done ERS.
February 16, 2012
Maestro: Notes of Life
I really liked this game; very interesting. I was able to complete it without a walkthrough, which is always fun for me.
February 26, 2012
Not quite as good as the first one, but still good!
The first one (Maestro, Music of Death) was better, comparatively. However, if this were to stand alone, I would still rate it the same. Knew I would be getting it once this one (the non-collectors edition) as soon as it came out since I like it's predecessor so much.
Music was too repetative, though and I ended up turning it off an hour ago and it's still going through my head!!!
February 20, 2012
Maestro: Notes of life Game
Was fun to play. Where's the end? I couldn't click on anything to go with the game or exit the game.
February 27, 2012
It was OK!
I kinda dislike the first Maestro so I waited so long to buy this one, basically I bought this using the free game coupon that is about to expire. I love ERS Games but their games plot is sometimes disturbing, involving kids kidnapping and the like which I really don't like. And this one as well. The graphic is the usual standard ERS, but the voice over is not bad, unlike their recent games where children are voiced by adults, this one seems to be genuine. The HOG scenes are clutters of junk, and the usual HOG games, not puzzle. The ending, is what I like and what makes me give this review 4 star. Not the usual ERS games where the ending ended abruptly so that you buy the CE. All in all I finish this game in about 4 hours. Not bad since I use the SG to play. Recommended if you are a fan of ERS Games.
May 27, 2013
Great game, good story...but a bit scary for the kids
We enjoyed both the first Maestro game and this one equally well. Both were scary in parts, but my kids enjoyed them enough to keep playing.
May 10, 2012
i like this game but the first one is the best my favor
April 15, 2012