Mystery Trackers: Four Aces Collector's Edition
What's not to love
Great game play. HOS are interactive. Lots of places to visit with a transporting map. Story and graphics are awesome. The little dog Elf was a great touch. Puzzles were great. Could have had more but this did not take away from the experience. Great fun.
October 15, 2012
Loved the bonus video at the end.
This is the first game I have come across with a bonus video that is like a gag reel at the end of a movie. Love the game but would like to see more puzzles/mini games than HOG scenes. Liked the mixture of real and animation. It was a fun game. Glad to have the option of playing the mini games again later in the extras of the CE edition. I also like having the things I have to find in order to do a game or unlock something near where it needs to be done otherwise I forget where I need to use it. Good job Mystery Trackers.... Another winner.
October 13, 2012
I love Mystery Trackers, but....
This isn't my favourite in the series. Where are the achievements?! I play games over and over so I like the challenge of bettering my last effort. Instead of which we have a silly little shop where we can buy accessories for the dog. Doesn't add anything to the game and so collecting the chips seems pointless. It seemed a little short (especially the bonus chapter) and the level of challenge was lower than usual for the genre. That being said, this game was quite good (especially compared to the spate of less than adequate games we have been having recently). I like Mystery Trackers particularly because of the storylines not being supernatural but Raincliff is still the best!
October 14, 2012
TINGLES ALL THE WAY...
Be a detective again with the Mystery Tracker Team assigned to investigate an evacuated Brightfield town that has reported a strange animal/monster terrorizing a town that's evacuation is hampered by inclimate cold and freezing weather. As in true MTA form you get so many perks with this fun HOS game. First, four game modes ( something for everyone!), HOS are bright and not too cluttered, as well as interactive in a unique way. You can collect chips to buy needed items at their "Dog Store" and keep an eye out for strange mutant animals along the way that offer clues. You get your standard map with such realistic visuals you feel like you are in an old "Sam Spade" movie. Voice overs add to that effect. And one last thing before I but this exhilarating game.... you even get replay videos of previous scenes to review. Fun, Huh? I'll let you be the judge.
October 11, 2012
Elf is back
This is yet another wonderful Trackers game. I have waited a long time for this, since I saw the previews on the devs website. It is a very good game, in the same way as all the other previous Mystery tracker games. However I thought this one was very easy, very predictable and not as long as the other games. Save the others, kill the beast.
I liked the fact that you can collect coins to buy stuff for your little helper " Elf ". Very cute cutscenes. Good map, no journal.
It just seems like the devs took a little from the other games and mixed it up tp make this one. Another snowy day.
But it is still an excellent game. beautiful graphics and fun to play. I would definitely recommend.
October 13, 2012
Another Great Mystery Trackers Game!
These devs continue to deliver games with that WOW factor! Everything in this game was beautiful to behold, and I was soooo very glad they kept Elf in it, too!
One of the really great new features was the morphing creatures guide that instructed what each creature was, and what it could do! That was awesome!
The graphics, of course, are amazing. The VO and people doing the talking didn't match, and that was a big letdown for me, as the previous games in the series were better; but that wasn't a deal breaker for me.
The music did get on my nerves a little, but then, I really haven't found a game whose music didn't get on my nerves - I just mute it.
The HOS had just the right amount of challenge, but I thought the mini-games were fairly easy.
The "hint" frog takes a good little while to recharge, but the frog is most helpful, letting you know exactly what needs to be done.
The new feature for Elf - you get to collect coins to spend on him in the "pet store"!
The game has a really great interactive map, with different levels, and you get to "jump" between scenes; and the game includes a journal and integrated SG.
I was a little disappointed, it seemed like the game was a bit short, and the bonus chapter included what, I assume, the next game is about. That was kind of exciting!
I didn't think this game was as good as some of the past ones in this series, but that doesn't mean I didn't buy it, I did; and I do recommend it to others, but some may feel like they might want to wait for the SE
October 18, 2012
Not their best, but still great...
Really worth 4 1/2 stars, but knocked it down rather than up as it isn't their best.
Beautiful graphics, good cut-scenes, voice-overs, wide-screen...in a nutshell, perfect viewing. Doubt you would find much better.
Hidden object games were slightly interactive, and both they and the puzzle games were way too easy. Just involved clicking and very little thought.
There were no achievements to earn and only a very few morphing animals (that being said, i actually missed one).
Their was a map that you could use to jump to another scene - it also highlighted the current scene that had a task to complete which made things a little too easy.
I didnt use the hint button and used the Strategy Guide twice through the whole game...was really no challenge to it at all.
Story was a passable length, and storyline was tolerable but also predictable. No 'edge of your seat' plot.
Bonus followed on from main story but wasnt an important part of it. Slightly on the short side as finished it in under an hour.
The biggest downfall with this game was that it was just too easy and lacked bonus objects and achievements.
If it came down to the CE or the SE, I'd say if you had the full series then go the CE, but otherwise wait for the SE as bonus chapter wasnt much and Stategy Guide not really needed.
Still highly recommend this game due to it's wonderful production level and easy flow,.as are all the Mystery Tracker games.
October 12, 2012
elephant games know their..game!
i've followed all mystery trackers up to this game (the fourth, i think, of the series) and i really enjoy them. this one lacked the achievements, but had a different entry: gathering all weird animals.
the audio/visual effects are top notch!
February 25, 2014
Fun Game, but is the CE worth it?
I had a lot of fun with this game, but it was a bit short for being a Collector's Edition. Also, there were no bonus games and it felt a bit rushed at the end.
I do recommend this game, but just the regular edition. There isn't any reason to spend the extra money for a few trinkets like toys for the silly dog.
July 15, 2013
Elephant Rocks !!!
Based on the trial I have to say that you never waste money buying an Elephant Game....
Allways a storyline that holds, allways many places to go and a lot to do everywhere.
Even though the HO's are on the easy side, they do have some interaction
Good stuff :
- Transporter map
- Minigames that require som thinking
- Lots of places and a lot to do
- Nicely drawn (not breathtaking like "The Lord of Statues")
- Collect weird animals
- .... and you get the cutest little helper :-)
Played with the sound off = no comments on that
Don't know about the lenght, but Elephant is usually good for hours of gameplay
The hints were almost too helpfull, but I guess there is less handholdning in the harder modes (did casual in the demo)
Definitely a buy for me - and for people who don't have all the other Mystery Tracker games..... it's a really good deal to get the others to day for only 2,99 as they are all well worth the money.
I'll recommend this game !!
October 11, 2012