Mystery Heritage: Sign of the Spirit
A great game!!!!!!
This is one of the best games I have played in a long time. It is a very long game and very good. I like everything in this game. Not to easy, just right.
September 15, 2012
Really rather disappointing
Enough reviews sounded good, so I tried it. Started off well, then got deadly boring. Graphics were OK if dark, but always looking for the same objects got old real fast. The game, dare I say it, was too long. And the ending frankly was terrible. Can't recommend it.
September 13, 2012
Good long game play
I demo'd the CE but decided to wait for the SE to buy and that was the right decision imo.
The game is a good length, the storyline is interesting, lots of areas to explore, straightforward HOS and not too difficult puzzles. All in all an enjoyable adventure. A slight downside for me was the ending - the game just sort of stopped without all the loose ends being tied up. Not sure if that means a sequel or if that would have been the bonus chapter in the CE...if the latter then a bit naughty of the devs really.
September 13, 2012
Oh I Believe I'll Pass On This One - An OK Game Just Didn't Grab Me
I usually do reviews on the whole game unless I'm not purchasing it which happens to be the case here but this is based on the whole demo trial time.
The story: You take on the role of a detective investigating your uncle's mysterious death/suicide to find out the truth.
8 chapters and I was just starting chapter 3 when the demo time ran out.
3 play modes where you can switch between modes at any time during the game. The only difference with the hardest mode as there is no skip or hint. It states there are no glints but they are there so I just played in the advance mode to have the hint/skip available which is less than a minute to use it.
There is a journal, no map, but the game does have voice overs along with text dialogue on the screen you can read.
I did meet up with a couple of people during the game where you have to do a task for them to help you move forward in the game but there is no "task" list of things to do.,
The HOS (hidden object scenes): I did 4 scenes during the demo time with 12 items to find in each scene. Found by word list and they're not interactive. The hint can also be used outside of the HOS at it will either direct you where to go or state "nothing at this time."
Puzzles: I came across 6 puzzles during the demo time: Fill row/column with same color balls, assemble a circuit board, enter a code for a suit case, move red chips to bottom and blue chips to the top of screen, place the blocks by matching the adjacent sides, place the skulls in the correct place by rotating them. The skip is also pretty quick.
My overall impression:
I'll start off with what I liked:
The time I played this seemed to have the "adventure" side to it the traveling/back forth and you meet up with some people to do a task for them.
The story while yes it's been done before and many times I didn't have any problems with the story or the voice overs.
The puzzles while I'm not really a fan of these I did them all but the skull one as I don't much care for the "rotating" type of puzzles.
What I didn't like and where this went down the hill:
I just wasn't too impressed with the graphics especially the HOS as I found them to be too dark. To my surprise only a couple of hints here.
I also didn't much care for the music as while it started off pretty good but quickly went into an endless loop and was getting on my last nerve.
This game also stated there would be no glints in the harder mode but they were there. I do like to figure out on my own but at the same time like to have the hint/skip available when needed and not having to go back/forth between modes.
Oh and there is also a witch in this game and what I played of this she would just appear and then disappear and not even say anything (insert the alien emoticon from Big Fish forum here). I'm not sure what was up with that? Maybe she does more later in the game but I'm not spending $6.99 or a punch code coupon to find out.
Overall, I just found this to be an OK game as it's definitely far from the worst I've downloaded but have played much better.
I'm sorry Big Fish and developer but the best I can do for this is 3 stars as it just didn't grab me and really have my attention to purchase it.
As always give it a whirl and decide for yourself.
September 8, 2012
When a game reaches the size, scope and distance that this one does you really need a map feature, you spend half the game wandering back and forth. Nicely rendered and good visuals but it just got boring going from place to place endlessly - and no hints besides "no, not here"
September 10, 2012
I liked the game, I really had a good time. Had a lot of HOS, as well as different in complexity and interesting puzzles with good graphics. I love it.
September 10, 2012
played demo fun thinking of buying especially since it will give me an extra punch
September 8, 2012
too many bugs
too many bugs, no possible to play
June 7, 2013
Left me scratching my head...
...after the confusing ending. It's not a cliff-hanger, but I have no idea how the villian could have ended up where he did.
As noted in the other reviews, the graphics and voice-overs in this game are quite good. I played in "expert" mode and there were NO sparkles!! Yea! However, the hints were largely useless ("Nothing to do here. Nothing to do here, either." until you finally luck onto the right location) and in expert mode they recharge VERY slowly. Boo!
By the end of the game, you have quite a lot of locations and you can continue to move around to almost all of them, which is fun, but it would have been helpful to have a jump map, or at least a map that showed where there was something that needed to be done. It is an adventure, so lots to do between HOSs, but there are plenty of those, too.
It ran poorly on my older laptop--which does exceed the game's minimum requirements, so there's really no excuse. It halted often, hung for up to a couple of minutes between screens at times, then would crank along okay for a while. It took me several nights to complete, so it felt like a long game, but I'm not sure how long it would take if it ran more smoothly.
It's not an awful game, and worth it on a daily deal, but I wouldn't recommend paying full price for it. Nothing new here, and be prepared for an unsatisfying ending.
April 4, 2013
a great game
i enjoyed this game..... wasn't stressed. hint/skip filled fairly fast. very clear graphics. don't use sound much but what i did hear was typical for this kind of game. a lot of back and forth. no map.
November 11, 2012