Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water
Lots of Fun!
Loved this game from the beginning. Especially the whole mythology aspect of it! Just the right amount of challenge to the puzzles, wish there would have been a few more HOS's but other than that, I would definitely recommend this game to fellow gamers out there!! ENJOY
February 5, 2013
My favorite game so far! Lots of variety in the challenges, really makes you think. But I love that it gives you very clear hints if you get stuck.
January 27, 2013
Wow! Better than Expected!!!
Wow, I wish I had gotten the Collector?s Edition. This was so much better than I expected. I used a free game coupon and now I actually regret not paying full price for it. The screenshots and walkthrough kind of looked interesting, but I couldn?t tell where the game was going based on the description. It?s so much better than it appears on the surface. It just looked like a vacant and desolate landscape, but there was so much more to it. I hadn?t played anything by this developer before so I was a bit hesitant. This might be one of the most underrated games from last year.
The story is what really drew me in from the beginning of the game. You have these archeologists that have stumbled upon the mythological Kraken which has been tasked with guarding the spirit of the treacherous Dagon. And his spirit has been hidden in one of the Temples of Poseidon. The archeologists mistakenly release Dagon?s curse and you have to defeat it before he regains full strength. Combining the Kraken with some sort of Poseidon tale was a bit of genius. The Kraken has become somewhat of an undersea icon since ?Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man?s Chest.? The story of this game had such a refreshing point of view. It was a winning escape from the benign haunted houses and ghost towns.
The graphics were superb and the hidden object scenes were very clear and sharp. The puzzles were good. I loved the map that marked where the tasks were. And you could jump to the different locations using the map. That was a huge help. You didn?t really need a strategy guide too much. It wasn?t that bad. However, I did get stuck on a couple of occasions where the map didn?t indicate a task and I had to go look at the walkthrough. Sometimes the hidden object scenes were a little sticky in that you had to click right outside the object instead of on it. Other than that, I didn't run into any other major problems.
Overall, the atmosphere was great. It felt like I was really going through this seaside town. We could use a few more games like this. It was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn?t expecting to enjoy it so much. I truly didn?t want it to end. It will be interesting to see what this developer does in the future. They?ve set the bar pretty high for themselves. Not a bad thing. But I would definitely recommend this.
January 15, 2013
fun and enjoyable game
Found this game really enjoyable. The graphics were clear and the HOS were not too hard or cluttered. Love the map where it tells you where you have been and where there is anything to do, it also allows you to jump to that location which is good for me as i get lost quite easily. Seemed long enough to me although with games i am an on and off type person but it seemed well worth the money. The games were a challenge and some were quite different to alot of the other games i have played, not to hard but a couple of them took a while to do but were enjoyable and not annoying. Overall a great game.
January 14, 2013
This is a wonderful game with stunning graphics! I enjoyed playing this game slowly to take in all the detail because the graphics were so well done.
This game is more weighted toward puzzle and adventure, but it's not that hard. If you paid attention to the game it was almost always clear what needed to be done and where to go next.
There are not many HO scenes in this game, but when they do come up they are beautifully illustrated and the objects are not too difficult to find.
I'm a fairly experienced gamer and was able to play this game on hardcore mode with no sparkles, hints or skips. Normally on hardcore mode I have to switch difficulty levels or else consult a walk through a few times, but not once with this game.
What I really loved about this game was that it played out like being in a great story. A lot of times towards the end of a game things can get a bit tedious with me feeling glad that it's finally over. I stayed riveted to this game right up to the very end.
The ending was a bit abrupt, but I guess that's what I get for playing the SE.
Very highly recommended and one of the better games I've played in a long time!!!
January 13, 2013
THIS IS A REAL GREAT GAME I GIVE IT A-----A++++++
GREAT STORY LINE WITH A LOT OF HIDDEN FUN. SOME
THING TO DO ON EACH LEVEL & TO COME BACK ON. YOU GOT TO DO SOME THINKING & REMEMBERING ON
LEVELS YOUR ON & BACK ONES. I'M STILL NOT DONE
FOR PLAYING FOR HOURS IT' GREAT.
January 13, 2013
Loved the story and the graphics. It's not hard, you can definately play in expert mode with no problem. The mini games could've been a little more challenging but over all great game! (2013)
January 13, 2013
Creative, fun game
The art is beautiful with plenty of surprises to keep you on your toes. Well done!
January 7, 2013
I absolutely love this game
I own over 80 games and just recently bought this. I just couldnt drag myself away from it. The graphics are stunning. I just wanted to stay there and watch the ocean it was so realistic. The map is a transporter and I really didnt need the hints because of the map. There is a LOT to do, a lot of "Now where did I need that?", The puzzles were all very do-able..no hair pulling here. I dont usually leave comments but this one just begged for it. I absolutely recommend this game.I will be buying the next one, probably without even looking at the trial.
January 5, 2013
The visuals and the story line were so addicting I couldn't stop. I loved the fact that there was a map to guide you so you didn't have to remember each place you visited. Well there went my Sunday!
December 31, 2012