Mystic Diary: Missing Pages
Not a bad game
I read all of the other reviews of this game and thought about not buying it. I had a game credit and I decided to try it. The game is not bad. Hidden Object scenes are not so easy to find objects in (which is a good thing) and the rest of the game is pretty challenging. I have purchased over 400 big fish games and I would recommend this game to friends. Give it a try.
June 23, 2012
Doesn't compare to other Mystic Diary games
I enjoyed the demo and bought this game, partly because the previous MD: Haunted Island and MD: Lost Brother were quite good. They are much longer, more complex and just better than this one. I encourage people to try the previous two MD games, both available on Big Fish Games. While I enjoyed this game, I am quite disappointed at the short length and lack of complexity, challenge and details.
June 24, 2012
Sometimes a simple game is simply fun.
I played this game for the whole trial hour, and I enjoyed it. The graphics weren't all that grainy to me, but I have an excellent monitor. I usually turn the sound way down, so I didn't miss any voice-overs. The hints were not very helpful, but it made a very impatient player (me) think a little longer. I wasn't bored with the game, and I will probably buy it when it is on sale.
June 24, 2012
Closer to 5 stars than 4....
I thouroughly enjoyed the Demo and am probably going to purchase this very creatively, well designed game. It had spooky/ chilling aspects yet didn't step over the line and I would give it a 4.5 if there was that option.
Mystic Diary is more of an adventure than a H0G which is fine with me as I prefer adventure any day; with that, the storyline and actions are equally important as the goal. As far as high tech graphics, bells and whistles, well, you won't find much of that... as with any good adventure, the impact of the game itself is partially determined within the mind and imagination of the gamer and, therefore, doesn't need them. Just as a really good book doesn't need pictures or a great silent film does'nt need words.... it stands on the quality of the production/s.
Definitely worth checking out... I also enjoyed the first stories by the same developer.
June 23, 2012
A so so Game
I really don't like putting a game down but I have to be honest and say that I just sort of went through the game doing the motions of HO and hunting for items. The HO"s were good and did matched the atmosphere of the locations. I can't put my finger on it, which doesn't help in a review but the game struck me as having the potential to be a great game and fell short.
The story was interesting but basically never really developed as the game went along. Collecting diary pages all saying basically the same thing. Some of the puzzles were very different and I liked that part. No voice overs, no photos of characters (2). Sorry but after playing some great games in a row, this just did not catch my interest. Oh yeah, the ending just happened, I mean poof end of game. I really didn't like that.
August 26, 2012
Unlike everyone else, I thought this was a fairly fun game. I usually play more complicated hogs but a easy one is a nice treat. So what if turns out to be short that I don't mind.
The fact if you drag an object onto the hint and tells you where to use it makes up for no stragedy guide in the game because it is not a ce, that helps. Hint charges up fairly fast as does the skip button for the mini games.
Did not find it to be a dark game for the graphics since have played ones that are a lot darker for finding objects.
Really good beginner's game or a rest for hard gaming hogs
July 17, 2012
A Good Game To Relax and Play!
Enjoying this sequel to Mystic Diary: Haunted Island. Music is soft and eerie. Hidden objects are well organized, yet creatively placed and fun to find. Junk pile objects are easier for me to find!
Mystic Diary: Missing Pages is simply a fun HOA game to sit back and relax and play. Play is easy-going as well. I easily forget and lose my place in more complex games as I have to go back and forth between the real world and gaming--when I much rather play games.
This is a good game I can play at work-- during lunch of course! ^_^ Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
June 28, 2012
A GOOD ONE
Finally a HOG that everyone can enjoy, not hard but still a challenge. Hints help because the item gets put into hint and then tells you where it belongs, so you can see if you havn't gome far enough yet. A good starter game
June 24, 2012
Not great, but not awful, either.
This game lies teetering on the brink of being worthy only of a price around $2.99, and I'm glad I used a gift from a wonderful person to get this game. I'm not sorry I did, but I'm glad I didn't pay $6.99 for it. It's just not worth it, in my opinion. For one thing, the game is short. I finished in about three hours, and I only skipped two puzzles, because I am just horrid at the two I skipped, and I took a break or two to take the dogs out..lol...so don't expect much length of play, because it isn't there. If you want to spend a couple of hours meandering around in a game, get this one. The options menu offers volume in music, sound effects, and environment. I didn't care for the music very much, but I rarely do, so don't depend on that for much. The sound effects were unpleasant, in my opinion. The sound that you hear when you find an object in a hidden object scenes was rather strident to my ears..a bit harsh..so I turned in way down. The environment sounds are good. There is a diary that you keep throughout the game which will offer clues and the "missing" pages are added to it during the game to give insight into why your brother has gone off the deep end. There is no map, and there is some back and forth, so pay attention to where you are and how you got there. Hidden object scenes were pretty good. The scenes were clear and offered a list of items to find or "find this many" scenes...like finding 12 eyeballs..that sort of thing. The graphics were okay and the colors were nice. The hint button worked in the regular way in the hidden object scenes and offered little help outside of the scenes. If you had something in inventory and you didn't know where it was to be used, you can drag the item over to the hint button and it will tell you where the item is to be used. There are no hints about where to go next or anything like that. The puzzles/mini-games were lacking clear instructions and you are left to do some trial and error on the way to solving these. They are the regular type you find in many games - get marbles into the right holes, turn pieces to make a picture, and a few that I have no idea how to describe. They weren't bad..just didn't have clear instruction and that can lead to a wee bit of frustration when you have no idea what you are to do. All of the puzzles/mini-games are skippable except for one that includes deciphering morse code clues to open something. As easy as it sounds, I had to go to the walkthrough to find out how to solve it and it was so simple that I kicked myself for not figuring it out and making it more difficult than it needed to be. That is the only time I felt the need to leave the game and use the walkthrough. The ending of the game is pretty lame..pretty anti-climactic and almost makes you wish you hadn't tried rescuing anyone..lol. So - if you need to fill a punchcard or have a couple of hours to fill, get this game. It's not great, but it's not the worst I've played, either. I do recommend it because the hidden object scenes are nice and play moves along nicely.
June 23, 2012
I read the reviews first and almost didn't try it because of the hint button. I actually liked this one because there wasn't a lot of dialogue and it didn't last forever. I didn't like the mini-games at all but the rest of it was fun. Don't let the hint button turn you off - you really don't need it much. The one time that I really got stuck I used the BF walkthrough.
June 23, 2012