Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
My favourite game to date!
I knew, within 15 minutes of playing the demo, I wanted this game. I loved everything about it, from the graphics, to the music, to the puzzles. I even enjoyed the bonus chapter, which I sometimes I skip if I'm tired of a game.
The story, heroine saves love to save world, is not a new one, but it somehow seemed fresh and appealing in this game. I didn't skip a single cut scene either, in fact I was glued to my computer while I played!
My only criticism would be is that the game wasn't long enough. I hope there is a sequel, or at the very least another game soon by these creators. Their other game 'Amber Maiden' was also fantastic.
June 6, 2012
hated to see it end...........
June 2, 2012
Easy and entertaining to follow story line and game line.
June 1, 2012
Graphics, story, the lot...Loved it.
Loved this game, kept me enthralled for hours,
August 4, 2012
Different from mos of Hidden object games!
It's really a nice game! Full of mystery, but not horror ( finally).
If you are into "magic kingdom things" you'll love it, like me ! It's not too easy but not too hard, helpful hints, and a lot of puzzles. I din't get bored for a second with this one!
July 12, 2012
Silly and Simple
The best thing about this game was its animated introduction, seconded by its reviews. After these, I was expecting a game so brilliant, I nearly bought it without playing the demo.
Wow. So glad I didn't.
First, I found it absurdly childish. When the "Evil Plants" spring up, you have to find your Protecting Light Symbols by swishing around the screen with your Magic Amulet (AKA cursor) until you have clicked on all seven or so of them.
Assuming you survive that threat, you may encounter a so-called HOS. Except that these are not Hidden Object Screens at all. They are mini-games with perhaps 10 silhouettes which identify objects that will allow you to perform tasks: cut a rope, dig up a plant, etc. These remind me of puzzles I wrote for fifth grade logic books.
Should you prove smarter than a fifth grader, you may exit the room/courtyard/whatever and find a challenge, a puzzle or an actual mini-game. These are so simple that you might almost have to be smarter than a third grader. (Just kidding. Not that smart.)
The atmosphere is definitely not dark and foreboding. It is fairy tale and lovely, even if the villain does appear and inform your majesty that you must marry him on the morrow, and his black panther does growl menacingly (whilst slurping up buckets of water, and how scary is that!)
So play the demo, and if you really think you can stand an entire game of it, have fun. For me, the single hour sufficed.
July 9, 2012
I WILL PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN & ...
I REALLY ENJOYED THE MANY DIFFERENT GAMES, SOME NEW WHILE OTHERS WERE STANDARD. DID NOT CARE FOR A FEW SCENES THAT WE FIND ONE OBJECT THEN HAVE TO LEAVE, JUST TO COME BACK LATER. I FOUND MYSELF GOING BACK TO THE LOG BOOK JUST TO REMIND MYSELF WHAT TO DO NEXT. I THINK MY FAVORITE PART OF GAME IS THE EVER-CHANGING PUZZLES. I FEEL 'ERS' HAS A NEW WIN WITH 'SONG OF THE PHOENIX'.
February 14, 2013
Another dark and dreary HO.
Does everything the developers offer have to be so dark, dreary and depressing. Just the background is enough to turn one off.Do all the developers live in a cave and only come out at Night? Would be nice to see a game with lots of sunlight in it.
May 11, 2012
Good but Short
The game was good but to short
July 12, 2012
I like it.
Good game.Suggest that others.
August 8, 2012