Hidden Mysteries: Royal Family Secrets
Must have played a different game. The only plot I ran across was in the first 30 seconds during the intro. Lot of running around grabbing objects to use somewhere else. HOS were not very well drawn. Mini games were the easiest of any game I can think of. I finished the demo in 20 minutes using the hint button once, which takes a long time to reload. The end of the demo is 17.5% of the game according to the walkthrough. That translates to less than a two hour game, so short as well. Maybe worth a DD, but not at SE prices.
March 30, 2012
Do you REALLY need the ghosts?
The storyline is interesting and historical. Visuals and sound are amazing. It's a nice game, BigFishGames should be proud to have it, My only annoyance is the ghosts-were they SO neccesary to the game? Makes me look at Elizabeth I in a new way!
April 12, 2012
One reason for downloading this was to find out which Queen could be having an affair with a man which could threaten the throne. The opening scene, set in 1601, shows the protagonist, a "handmaiden" (should be Lady in Waiting), brushing the long auburn locks of the then 68-year-old Queen Elizabeth I. She is then betrayed by another "handmaiden" dressed in the fashion of 200 years previously. This was already robbing me of the will to continue - the developers obviously don't care. The game itself is banal, with anachronistic junk-pile H0 scenes and simple puzzles, and an increasingly improbable story line. Instead of puzzling out how to escape while you have the chance, you wander from scene to scene around "the Tower" finding items to solve tasks set by ghosts who pop up looking for help. It's just not challenging enough to overlook the silliness.
March 30, 2012