Spirits of Mystery: Song of the Phoenix
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
A True Puzzle Adventure
This was a fantastic game! I love the "old-timey" Point & Click Adventures. This is definitely NOT a HOG..yes there are a few scenes like this but it doesn't have a HOG feel to it at all. Now, while I loved this game & consider it to be more of a Traditional Adventure Game, it wasn't one of the truly great kinds....the BEST kind have more story than puzzles..this had more puzzles than story. So, it's no Myst or Syberia or Beyond Atlantis..but the strong variety of puzzles is excellent. And there was a large variety of scenes..the art was really well done. The music was not annoying at all. The voice acting was fine. All the intricate puzzles-you have the option to skip..there was such a variety that I didn't feel guilty about skipping a few. The Diary helps you keep up with your progress & all the notes you need are in the Diary. The story itself was so-so..choose this game if you like doing puzzles & exploring different beautiful scenes.
February 3, 2014
Nice graphics, even though a bit blurry, well done HOS, interesting but easy puzzles, length and a good amount of backtracking. The only complaint are the sparkles for the HOS even in advanced and expert mode.
January 24, 2014
I played the standard edition. Beautiful, fun game, with just the right amount of challenge. Story ending was a bit lame.
August 25, 2013
Not your typical hidden object game. There is so much creativity on display in the puzzles. All the puzzles are entertaining, and nothing seems like a chore. I would definitely buy the next game in the series.
July 14, 2013
OMG... !!!!!! It took me almost 9 hours to complete this game, LOVED IT!!!!!! Could not stop playing until I finished it, of course I did take a few breaks to stretch.
June 15, 2013
Another fun game from this developer! After playing the demo, I purchased the SE edition. I almost never even try a game that has silhouette clues in the HOS, but these were interactive and fun, so I'm glad I did. A couple of the puzzles were quite different from most, almost intriguing enough to keep me from skipping them!! I just don't have the patience for puzzles! They make me CRAZY and after about a minute of trying, I get bored and wait for the skip button. LOL!
I would say this game is about 75% adventure and 25% HOS (not counting the puzzles), but it was never too difficult to figure out what to do.
The game progresses logically and evenly from beginning through each chapter. I was sorry when I got to the end. I.recommend it.
June 10, 2013
Exceptional Hidden Object Game
Wow. What an amazing HOG. The art style is gorgeous and every scene is a thing of beauty. The puzzles really set this game apart from its peers: most are easy, but a few are quite challenging, and all of them are nicely implemented with good animation and clear graphics. The "trace a path between the colored pairs on a cube" puzzles were my favorite! I love spatial puzzles like that. The hidden object scenes are fine - nothing special. The main narrative is overused (save your lover who has been captured by evil) but there are a good number of details to it, along with some nice little subplots that were fun to discover. The audio is acceptable: some good sound effects, but the music is forgettable.
All in all I think Song of the Phoenix is one of the best hidden object games available and I heartily recommend it. The Standard Edition game is a good length (5-6 hours) and the story wraps up nicely, so it is a good choice if you are on a budget and do not want to spring for the CE.
May 1, 2013
A very unique story line and the puzzles-although not extremely challenging-were a lot of fun! I highly recommend this games-especially if you are bored or tired of the very macbre solve a murder type games.
April 29, 2013
Out of this World
A good game Graphics were superb and the sound really makes you think in all a game that will keep you entertained for hours
April 26, 2013