Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water Collector's Edition
Good Game but Great Bonus Play
This is a first for me. Although I enjoyed playing this game. Story line was good, etc. The first few minutes of the Bonus Game was EXCELLENT. Now this is weird even to a HOG junkie. I almost wish the company would make the game more like the bonus one. But all in all a good game.
November 13, 2012
good game nice graphics and challenge
Nice graphics. It pushed my limits on my machine but was fun to do. I did this on the hardest level and it was just right for me. The puzzles were doable and a perfect level of challenge. I was able to complete them all in 1-5 minutes. The game took me about 6 hours to complete and another 2 hours to get the bonus game play which was enjoyable and worth the extra for the CE.
I liked finding the turtles and only wished I could have found them all. I liked the interactive map that "transported" me from one location to another place that I had already visited. That saved mouse clicks. Figuring this out was not always intuitive but doable if you thought about it. A couple of things stumped me and I had to go the the guide (which i only do as a last resort) Some difficulty came from the item descriptions. Usually items in games are so well described that the description gives away what is to be done with that item. not always the case in this game.
If you are looking for a new challenge that has a great bonus round that doesn't seem like an afterthought, take on Mystery of the Ancient: curse of the black water CE. This one may make you want to upgrade your computer hardware though.
November 14, 2012
Entertaining and Fun.
This game is fun to play, which is good if the level of challenge is "OK" and the level of challenge is just "ok". The graphics are immersive and HO's well drawn and interactive. Ambient sounds add flavoring to this island mystery and voice acting is good but limited which is great for me.
The storyline is a little different, at least there are no car wrecks, ghosts or lost children. Just lost archeologists who are not really lost at all and ancient gods and creatures. Say what you want about the tentacles slithering through scenes but the Kraken is only trying to do his job.
I played the full game and enjoyed the bonus chapter. This is not a challenging game but there are goals to aspire to achieve and turtles to catch. Overall its an entertaining and fun game.
November 10, 2012
I played this on casual mode and completed the bonus chapter having bought the game as I decided the game warranted purchasing once the demo ran out. Nice graphics, HO scenes not too cluttered and a series of turtles to collect (no I didn't get them all!). Very enjoyable
November 7, 2012
I initially thought I would go as far as I could with the demo and then uninstal but it turned out to be a pretty good game. I really like games that now have the map that you can reference to get between places; no more aimless wandering around looking for areas to use a tool in. I often need to stop the game to do stuff in the house and forget where I was and what I was doing. I use less "hints" when there is a map you can use for navigating. The story was ok, not the best but not poor either.
November 6, 2012
I Want More!
What a different game! It was great from the get-go and the demo leaves me wanting more! What will happen to the archeologists?
(based on completed demo)
Loved the story; from the second I started it was great and the demo ends right as the story begins to get good.
Great graphics, very 2012. Everything was so clear, and I loved them.
I liked the HOS. They were a great challenge and included interactive objects.
Hint recharged fast and skip was almost instant.
Strategy guide included, also it stays at the page you were last on.
There were some times where I found it a little hard to figure out what to do.
Quite a lot of going back and forth, this really annoyed me.
Most of the puzzles I found to be too hard. I had to skip every puzzle except one.
Overall, a rather good game that was one of a kind. A step in the right direction by the develop
November 2, 2012
I have only played for 40 mins so far and think this is going to be a good game. Its on my list for this month.
November 1, 2012
hidden object game
it was ok not impressed with story line
November 5, 2012
Curse of the black water
Good game. I've seen a lot of octopus creatures in games lately.Anyway, fun and good story line.There is a small community in Tennessee called Black Water. Oh well, reminds me of a Doobie bros. song. the song is much better than the game.
November 2, 2012
I enjoyed this
I replayed this game and was thrilled. Were it not for the humans in this game I would have rated it higher. The artistic interpretation of mythical creatures was superb but the human component was forced and odd.
June 5, 2014