Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water Collector's Edition
Fun but Childish
AHHHHGGHHH.........It drives me crazy! As other people have pointed out here there has been a definite decline in game quality in recent months that has many of us annoyed. What seem to be on the surface well crafted games have the definite sense of being "half finished" and rushed. This is no different
This game sounds promising but again I found the advertising to be misleading. What starts as a really promising game experience for the first two or three screens quickly becomes camp, cartoonish and comedic ruining the atmosphere for the rest of the game. The graphics vary from passable to poor as does the problem solving. Additionally I would estimate that half of the game is just padding to make it seem longer #it's actually quite short#.
Problems like this could be so easily be avoided with a little care and attention to detail. For example why the heck would I want to put a gold crown on an Amazon Tree Frog to get a screwdriver? Moreover what is an expensive crown even doing in an alleyway junk pile? #what is it with HO games and Crowns anyway?!#
Why would I want to draw a smiley face on a box to get a key?
Programmers PLEASE quit with this childishness in games and have some pride in your work.
December 11, 2012
Decent game, not for casual players
I mostly enjoyed this game, but I did not finish it. Fortunately, I got it on sale.
My main problem with this game is that I play after work, I play to relax not to give myself headaches finding things. So, occasionally I miss things and have to go back. Unfortunately, in this game, there are too many instances of, if you missed it the first time, you're done. You either start over at the beginning, or you stop playing.
The graphics are decent, the music is good, and not annoying, so overall as long as you are willing and/or able to pay strict attention to the game, you will probably enjoy it.
August 23, 2013
Beautifully Crafted...Poorly Executed...Could Have Been Great!
Demo versions imho don't give enough info to honestly review a game. However, Hard Level should mean difficult and demo provided enough info that the most difficult level is entirely too "easy". In as much as I like collecting and reaching Achievement goals, the interactive map shows where all the turtles are found. And, do I really want to see more octopus tentacles swishing in and out of sight?
I think not.
The artwork is superb, the ho scenes clear! I mean everything to like in a game is here. Yet, there is no challenge, no mystery--nothing mysterious to draw you in-- as far as the demo goes.
There are many good games that literally draw you in and *zap*--you're buying the game!
Just to name a few....
Nightmare Adventures: The Witch's Prison
Witches' Legacy-The Charleston Curse
Depths of Betrayal
ALL Mystery Trackers
Possibly the game gets a lot better.
I didn't purchase this game--maybe on a future deal as the puzzles look interesting enough.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
November 2, 2012
WISH I WOULD HAVE WAITED FOR SE
WOW thought after playing the demo it would be a good game!! It just keep getting worse and wasn't able to finish the game. It's not worth a CE price and not worth a SE really. There where many errors in this game such as screen skipping (went from one scene to another and I don't think it was suppose to be that way). You follow a giant snake? throughout the game that is chasing a girl and end up in all kinds of different places. Nice try BF but not this time...
November 2, 2012
I thought it was childish. Maybe it's because I just finished Dark Parables, Red Riding Hood Sisters, which was outstanding. This game left me completely uninterested/unchallenged
November 14, 2012
Pretty but very boring and much too easy.
Where on earth did those rave reviews come from?!
November 2, 2012
I simply dislike this game, I find it to slow, to boring. I guess there is a lot of failure, after just 5 minute, I spotted the first.
Its strange, because there is so many good HOS, why don't your learn?
November 1, 2012
just had to say...
just had to say that this game does not deserve the high rating, simply because it is really boring. One of those games that drag on with no appeal, excitement or motivation. Don't know why people are going on about the great graphics, I find it quite washed out looking, very average. Sorry I'm not one to give detailed analysis, but try the demo before you buy.
January 31, 2014