The Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus
A HO Game That Keeps You Interested!!!
This is a game that if I didn't have "things to do" like working, I would not be able to stop play.--- Smile
Great storyline, interesting scenes, awards to earn throughout the game and interesting hidden object scenes.
This will make to my list of great HO games.
September 11, 2012
totally fun game
Wish it was a CE ~ I could have played for days :)
September 13, 2012
Beautiful Graphics! Great Story!
I really enjoyed this game, my only criticism would be that I wanted it to be longer! The graphics are gorgeous and the scenes are interesting. Could perhaps be a little more challenging, but is a nice relaxing game.
September 23, 2012
This is a delightful game. You are a detective on your first big case. You are looking for a missing person. The graphics look somewhat dated, but I liked them since they were very clear. The HOS are nice as are the mini games. The music is unobtrusive, which is a great change of pace. There are no voice overs and only minimal cut scenes.
The story line was great, although the developers tipped their hand a bit too early. They did build a sense of mystery without resorting to "dark and creepy" which was nice. I also enjoyed the fact that each area was a complete section. Some areas were larger than others, but since you stayed in an area until you completed it there was not a lot of back and forth that you find with some games. The ending was satisfying, though not unexpected.
I definitely recommend this game.
October 9, 2012
Loved the Game, Hated getting Stuck!
I Loved the game itself, locations, objects, storyline, collectable extras, HOGs, even the Clues in the Journal Book.
I absolutely HATED the way you get stuck and have absolutely no clue whatsoever what to do next to get the game to advance. Hear me out... Because the game is played in Chapters, you need a certain object to move on to the next. Ok, this would be fine, except that the messy way the developers through this together means, if you miss the slightest detail, that single all important object or the fact that your cursor can turn into an arrow at the side of the screen, taking you to the next location, then you sit there for hours just clicking, re-clicking, re-tracing your steps, until you find that ONE SINGLE PIXEL that you somehow missed!
***THIS IS THE DEATH KNELL TO ADVENTURE GAMING OVERALL!!! Remember when Adventure games died for a while back in the early 2,000's? Yeah, well remember what all the reviewers were saying at the time. I do. The dreaded "PIXEL HUNT" comment!!! This is the Only thing that killed this otherwise great game for me, and if the developers don't give more direction, hints, options, then they are literally in danger of killing an entire genre for the rest of us yet again.
That and the other frustrating thing was finding so many Notes scattered everywhere. There are other ways to tell a story. God forbid you actually provide a couple of characters to speak with to help the story line move along.
Other than these 2 huge aggravations, I really would have enjoyed this otherwise seemingly great game. Loved the rest.
September 22, 2012
good for me!
two words, love it!
thanks dev for making this game and good job!
April 18, 2013
This game looked great.. but I feel disappointed.
Hog.. I found several items which is clear and clean type of Hog.. But when i finish I get a handle for a hammer. Never found that on the list, just end up with it. Tired of Hogs though and I enjoy adventure type stories.
Also, Tired of having to find keys to open the doors - I like mini-games or other ways to open doors. And, the sound affect for trying to open every locked door and drawer including a jewelry box is the same. This really annoyed me for some reason.
Also, No map is a negative. I just feel like I went back in time on this one.. literally and not in a good way. games have come further than this one.
I really Think there are people that will love this game and the graphics are well done. It is a "pretty" game. But, it is too boring for me. This is based on the trial only.. don't think I will ever buy it.. maybe on a 2.99 sale.
September 9, 2012
Four stars?? Really??
My decision to purchase games usually depends on the reviews by other players, but I honestly can't see how this one got 4 stars.
The game is very short with minimal challenge and super easy layout. There are grammatical errors, for example, I spent quite some time looking for something called a "jocker" when it should have been a "joker," and something I believe that they called a "bottle cork" when it was a "bottle cap."
Aside from that, you can guess the end of the story half way through! There's not really a surprise finish because it's so easy to figure out.
October 1, 2012
Muddled at best
An odd little game. I really didn't care for this at all and won't be purchasing it, even if it were half price. Muddled storyline, muddled graphics, although the colors are very nice. I had to move my cursor very carefully over every part of the scene because things that needed to be picked up weren't readily apparent in the graphics. One shop had an arrow showing I could have moved in that direction, but I got a hint saying there wasn't anything of interest there. What?
September 17, 2012
This is just for the demo.
The good: graphics are arty and sort of impressionistic.
The bad: Most of the tasks are super easy, with no challenges in the hidden object scenes. Then occasionally there's an object that is really hard to see or mostly hidden behind something--not very creative. A lot of back and forth where a map would have helped. Just didn't care enough about the story to want to keep going.
March 26, 2013