Maestro: Notes of Life
Pleasant HO game...wasn't horrifying!
Liked the fact there was no blood & guts! Did'nt have to go back and forth dozens of times to resolve a situation.
February 18, 2012
It was OK
I love this develope's games but this one was just so ho hum. It might be due to the fact that I just finished one that had a great story behind it and this one didn't. Good graphics and visuals as always but same old music, same old HOS. The puzzles were OK but I did not feel bad skipping a few because I had done these kind of puzzles before. Could not wait to finish it so I could play something else.
February 23, 2012
Even better than the first one!
This is the sequel to "Maestro: Music of Death". You're still trying to save children from a baad woman.
I played in hard mode, so you get no clues to what to do next. I really liked the challenge!
- The music is again wonderful, so adequate to the story!
- The graphics are crisp, the objects in the HOS easy to find.
- The puzzles are easy.
- There is a helpful journal, needed to solve the puzzles.
- There is no map and a lot of going back and forth.
In this mode, it took me about 4 hours to finish. In view of the ending, I hope there will be a 3rd part!
July 10, 2012
After buying the first game in the Maestro series, I was desperate to finally play the sequel. After a long wait, I can tell you, I was not disappointed! What I most enjoyed about the last game was its brilliant score and I was thrilled that the new one used the same style and even used some of my favourite themes from the previous adventure. The fabulous music greatly added to my playing experience and enhanced the complex storyline. The Hidden Object Scenes were nicely interactive, although some actions seemed a bit unrealistic, and the stationary objects were at a good level of finding difficulty. The story itself followed on nicely from Maestro: Music of Death, and was complicated enough to hold my interest while not being impossibly to solve. When at times I found myself struggling, the hint icon was as good as a map for telling where to go and discover things I had missed.
Overall I felt that this was a very enjoyable game which held my interest and occupied me for a good few hours on a rainy day so I greatly recommend this game to anyone looking for awesome music mixed with a interesting storyline.
April 20, 2012
This is an excellent game - on par with the first Maestro game. Great graphics, HOS that are not too challenging but not too easy. Narrative is great (except like one other reviewer mentioned, accent a little off, but that's ok :)
I couldn't wait to buy the game to finish it!
February 11, 2012
A GOOD GAME
This was a very entertaining game. If you like HOG games buy it.
February 11, 2012
I enjoyed playing this second installment and it was as good as the first.The graphics were nicely done but not as crisp as in other games.I played on a widescreen and had no problems.It had the typical running to and fro as expected but you will not need a walkthrough for this one is quite easy ..I played this over a course of 2 days but not continuously..There is the usual skip button for the easily perplexed.Overall this is a fun game but tends to get a bit boring at times..
February 14, 2012
A Fair Offering
This game comes from ERS who are pretty good developers always using great graphics/sound and this game benefits from those. However I found the storyline less interesting than the original. There are lots and lots of HO so this game will appeal to HO enthusiasts, some puzzles too, a couple slightly harder than in the original which was nice to see, but too many had a music theme which is fine if you like everything about music. Overall a nice game, more suited for beginners.
March 21, 2013
One of the Better Games Out There
I liked the first game of this series and was hoping this one would be as good. In my opinion, it was better!
Graphics: 5 stars
Music and Sound: 5 stars
Hidden Object Games: 5 stars
The right amount of them and ideal difficulty level
Easy to see graphics to be able to spot items
Storyline: 5 stars
Continues from the first game
Mini-games: 5 stars
This is where I used the walk-through blog. The
games were challenging--and I don't like to
skip them. I'd rather have them somewhat
challenging than too easy!
Length-of-game: 5 stars
Journal: 5 stars
The journal is helpful to use for some of the
mini-games. It also added to the storyline
of the game.
Map: There isn't any map. I didn't miss it as there is
a logical path through the areas. As I said
before, you do not have to backtrack
through most of the areas. The ones that do
require backtracking do not make you travel
through all of the areas--just a few.
There were so many new areas that kept opening to explore that I didn't get bored. Most of the time you use the objects you find fairly quickly. There were only a few areas that you had to backtrack to quite often--the rest of them were finished quickly and you could backtrack if you wanted but it was not necessary.
I loved the game and I am looking forward to playing the next game in the series: "Maestro: Music from the Void." I bought the C.E. edition of that one so I could have the in game strategy guide.
February 2, 2013
another great game in this series.
the HO scenes were dark and hard to see objects and i have been playing games with lighter HO scenes so i had a little trouble there. played casual. hint/skip took a while to charge. it wasn't unusually long, though. a lot of back and forth with no map. there is a journal. it does record things that are important. you really have to think about what to do sometimes. the hints don't tell you necessarily what to do, just where to do it. the music, what little i heard was expected for this type of game the ending is a set-up for another one.
January 20, 2013