Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water
A good game
The graphics and sound are very good and enjoyable, especially the scene on the cliff. The story is developed in somewhat unexpected way and has a satisfactory ending. The puzzles and HO scenes are not difficult.
The only problem I encountered is the hint. When I got stuck at one step, the hint only told me "there is nothing to do here" at every scene. But I rarely need the hint, it is not a big problem for me.
January 1, 2014
This game is a lot of fun! My wife and I finished it in under 4 hours on expert mode.
I really enjoyed the storyline with it. The graphics are great, and the puzzles are challenging. My wife has her strengths and I have mine, and we were both happy with the different puzzles laced throughout this game.
We found the map to be pointless, except being able to move from one location to another. Other than that, it really didn't seem to have a purpose.
January 29, 2013
I quite liked this one. great graphics especially the water and the clouds. The storyline was a bit odd and the ending a bit hokey but it had a ton to do and lots of beautiful locations. No extras (morphing objects, achievements) but for a SE offering it was long. It was one of those games where everything is either missing a piece or locked. Kind of an old school style but you went from docks, to clockmakers shops, to swamps to pirate ships. Very well done, suprisingly entertaining. Was a good in between game. I enjoyed it.
December 9, 2012
Why Are the Protagonists in These Games So STUPID?
I downloaded the trial version, to see if I wanted to take advantage of the "buy a collector's edition, get two previous games in the series" offer for this series.
So glad I did!. Maybe I've gotten spoiled, as so many adventure/HOS games are just so much better than this; I would have been in love with the visuals of the game, a few years ago.
But the same old find an item, use the item, lose the item when you could have used it again--GAH! It gets too boring. I gave up after the first 59 minutes, and uninstalled.
January 31, 2014
Not Bad but Not My Favorite
It is a good game but quite short. Although I played it on expert mode the puzzles were way too easy but other than that the visual quality is very very good.
January 31, 2013