Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water Collector's Edition
I loved the game and have to admit there are a few challenges. The background music suited the game and the FX were good. There is lots of help if you get stuck. A map and good notes. There is a great 'Bonus Game' so all in all it's a good investment. The only thing 'I' found was that it seemed a bit short for a CE. Other than that I really liked it.
December 20, 2012
I've only played the demo but I am sold! The graphics are good and at the start it looks more like a movie than a game. The objectives are good, some not very easy and thats exactly how I like it! The story line of helping in this town with the black water leaves me wanting to know what happens next...so I will buy, and I suggest you try this game.
December 19, 2012
This is one of best games I have played. Good mini-games.
November 30, 2012
Puzzles and Games were good
HO were ok but I wish more objects really related to the actual game.
November 26, 2012
This game was unusual for me but I enjoyed it. Wish there had been more animation and VOS.
Storyline - You are searching for two archeologists who have gone missing while on an expedition
IHOS - Not very many, repeated scenes, murky in some areas, usual large and small items.
Collect 39 hidden turtles along the way. I managed to find 29, if I remember correctly. These sort of achievements don't really interest me.
Misclick Penalty - None
Hint - Recharges quickly but states nothing else to do here but does guide you to an object needed.
Map - Does transport. Loved it or I would have spent my time going around in circles. Lot of areas to cover.
Inventory - Objects used quickly in other locations.
Purple crystal gives you strength to defeat the evil and shows you the way.
Puzzles/Mini Games - Seemed to be more of these than IHOS. The usual variety of easy and difficult.
Other than my personal need for more animation/vos, this is a good game.
November 24, 2012
Curse of the Black Water
Fun game, with a lot of variety -- not too hard but not too easy.
November 24, 2012
Pretty enjoyable game
All in all not a bad game. The story line was just o.k. for me. Nothing very exciting. It was a little unique, but for some reason it just didn't hold my attention The graphics were very good as was the sound and overall it was worth the purchase, it just seemed to be over to quickly. The HOS were unique to me, which I appreciated. Not a waste of money at all, I just personally could of waited for the SE version of the game to come out vs paying for the CE.
November 16, 2012
I get to fight a sea monster.
Great game and fun puzzles. Not too hard either. Good all in all and would buy this game.
November 16, 2012
Boring champion of 2012
Being there, done that. This game features nothing new but the old fashioned plot. There is no real story line - it just a lot of back and forth. Graphics is outdated, animations in Syberia I produced 12 years ago were much better. I got bored in 15 minutes and completed the game in under 2.5 hours in the hardest mode.
This is a C game you can easily sip and move on.
November 15, 2012
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