Shattered Minds: Encore
What a disappointment!
I purchased, and enjoyed playing, "Shattered Minds: Masquerade CE"; but this isn't even close to being in the same class. If we could give 1/2 stars, I would give this 2-1/2 overall. The graphics, hidden object scenes and storyline are what I would expect in a game 10 -15 years old. This is a very amateurish attempt in today's market. For someone who is a complete beginner, this would be good practice. On the positive side, it does have good voice acting, a very handy map and journal, and the mini-games are reasonably imaginative. You can select from three difficulty levels, and your system cursor or a large or small custom cursor. It does have a choice for a regular monitor or widescreen. It just lacks the sophistication, imagination and creativity of the better-quality games of today.
July 8, 2012
It was just ok
I spent an afternoon on this and was pleasantly surprised how ok it was! I say just Ok because that's all i feel for the game, it was by no means as good as the first Shattered Minds and looked like a different developer had made it. The graphics were nice and the hint system helps you out if you get lost or stuck and the interactive HOS were ok. I have played better games by far with much more of a storyline, i didn't care much for the story which makes a big difference to the enjoyment of a game for me. Get this in the daily deal or as a freebie.
July 6, 2012
Better than the first
Would really prefer to give it 3 1/2 stars.
Going against the grain here, but I think it was better than the first one, which I found tedious. This game however was fun to play, even if unimaginative.
Graphics and voice-overs were good, but nothing spectacular. Catered for wide-screen.
Three levels of play. I played Extreme which gave you no sparkles or hints - which was great to see.
Puzzles and hidden object games were standard and very easy. I played the whole game without once needing a hint button or strategy guide.
Not a long game, but still over 3 hours which is passable for an SE game.
Storyline was boring, but still flowed well.
If you are after an easy game without frills, then this game would be perfect.
July 2, 2012
An enjoyable HO adventure
I played this game to the end, so must have been entertaining.
My gripe was that even though I chose advanced level, there were still some dreaded sparkles 'after' I bought the game.
It had good graphics and music, and I liked the game play. Very well done interactive HO scenes.
Played on my Mac and it was a bit juddery in places, but managed to get to the end.
Hope there are more in this series as have played them all.
For an SE it was good value for money too.
July 2, 2012
Rather large headache.
I didn't actually get to play the game. Every time I clicked to load it, it would let me sign in and then my computer would crash. As I've not had this problem with any thing else and my computer is fairly new, I'm blaming the game.
July 12, 2012
No adventure here
Loved the first Shattered Minds. Thought this one would be very good as well. Nope. Good graphics, ok puzzles and HOS, ok voice-overs. Boring game play. The hint is only helpful in HOS. There is a link to a walk-through on the download page, and I needed to look at that walk-through two or three times. When I look at a walkthrough, I only look when I absolutely have to, and only at the part I'm confused about. If I checked the walkthrough for every puzzle and task, what's the point of playing the game?
July 1, 2012
Shattered Minds: Comic Book
Played the trial version only and found it to be almost comic-book like. The graphics and characters reminded me so much of the old-school comics. The mini-games were challenging, but no directions on how to solve them. So, if you're not used to playing HOAG's, it might be difficult with no instructions.
I played on the expert mode with no hints. I prefer it this way, but even for myself the mini-games didn't make much sense.
It is not a buy for me. Sorry fishies.
July 3, 2012
Not a bad game, but quite simple (easy HOGs and games). Didn't care for the broken glass FX..silly. Graphics nice. I think I might wait to see if something a bit more challenging comes around real soon.
July 1, 2012
a fun sometimes challenging game
I love these games and this one did not dissapoint. like so many could have used a map - I got lost at times but the story line is fun, not too scary or gruesome but fun. save the eiffle tower and play with clowns. It is nice to have games that are not all scary and gruesome. I don't use sound so can't rate that and I bought the SE not the CE. found it enjoyable and I recommend this game.
December 14, 2012
Sorry,but This game was wacky
I did not like lots of the graphics,as they seems to be rushed.
most of the puzzles are boring and generic.
the story line is wacky,and it dose not make any sense.
I feel it is waste of money that is why it is on sale.
it seemed to me they have rushed this game to get it done on deadline.
August 21, 2012