Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix Collector's Edition
Glad I played this game.
I really liked this game. It was interactive and had a great storyline. Lots to do and the bonus game was great too.
April 21, 2012
Good game.Challenging. I didn't like not knowing where to go next without the Strategy Guide. Some puzzles were so hard that they were not worth working because of the time involved.
May 12, 2013
A wonderful game except for annoying glitch
Great game--visuals excellent, story line great, puzzles lots of fun. I'd rate it a 5 star, except for an annoying glitch--when I try to go to "Inventory," the Menu screen appears and I have to click to get it out of the way. Wish they could fix this!
April 13, 2013
Mesmerizing and compelling
Outstanding graphics. Interesting puzzles. Lots of surprises and adventure. A long playing top quality game. Once I began playing the game, it was difficult to stop as I wanted to see what would happen next. One suggestion: please get away from the overdone wicked witch theme and good vs evil. There is a lot of adversity in life and it usually involves shades of gray. Try for a more believable tale.
May 7, 2012
I liked this, although I couldn't give it 4 stars. I liked the pace.
April 18, 2012
Nice graphics and story line. Became bored after awhile tho as it got predictable.
April 16, 2012
Wonderful modern fairytale
I just replayed this game, It was every bit as enjoyable the second time around.
(It was the first CE I ever purchased, in 2012. I had to replace my PC, and have been downloading some of my old purchases. Unlike some games, I had NO problem playing this in Windows 8.1)
The story is like a classic Grimm's fairy tale, and unfolds nicely. The artwork is beautiful. There is a nice mix of HOs and puzzles, which for me means fewer HOs. The puzzles are of varying difficulty, from straightforward to fairly difficult.
You play as "The Princess" ("The Queen" in the Bonus game).
There is no map; however, you never have to backtrack very far.
I downgraded the overall game by 1 star because the prince's evil cousin appears to be Native American, while the "good guys" are all white, which seems unnecessarily racist..
July 4, 2014
Pretty long game
This is a very good game. The HOS were easy; some items required extra steps, but not too many. A few of the puzzles were easy, but there was also a few that were kind of ridiculous.
There were a few cons in the game though:
-No map so you had to back track a lot, which became tedious after a while.
-Journal was more useless, only opened it like maybe twice the whole game.
-Graphics werent as "sharp" as many other games I've played.
-The dialogue scenes were more on the boring side.
Overall game took me approx 4-5 hours.
April 1, 2013
Little too easy for me or maybe I'm just playing too many games...I could write this stuff. Not much HO and I kinda like the find the object to use first in order to get the final object (instead of HO#. Fun factor wasn't as high as I'd like but it keep me playing for two days. I don't see the value of doubling the cost of the game for the bonus chapter and usually the BC is a little more challenging but not this time. #2012)
September 4, 2012
Great story, satisfying gameplay
What I liked: I'm not much of a fantasy fiction fanatic, but this story had me hooked and I enjoyed the plot, the urgent pace and the characters. The bonus was exactly what I hope for in a bonus: generous additional game play somewhat connected to the story but not necessary to the actual plot of the main game.
What could have used more work: The graphics and sound could have been better, I thought. I'm a little tired of ERS Game Studios recycling their music from game to game. It's catchy enough that I remember the soundtrack from the PuppetShow games, and I'm now sick of it. Regarding the artwork, although I appreciated the detail, I'm just not blown away with their art department's work. The style just isn't as clean and sharp as other game studios.
The puzzles were also fairly easy. Considering this was a nice long game though, I didn't really mind. However, it just wasn't very challenging.
Overall, playing this was time well spent. Although the bonus was great, I'd recommend buying the SE. This isn't all that memorable a game to spend the extra $$ or credits!
July 17, 2012