Mystery Trackers: The Four Aces
I was skeptical at first.. but decided to try it eventually..
I do not regret it! i loved this game.. it was alot of fun. I really loved the graphics and how they used real people . I loved as well how there was alot of things going on and it kept me in suspense.. characters very interactive and i also loved that. Loved the Ho scenes and puzzles were somewhat challenging. Fun factor for me a 10!
Loved as well how the doggy was helping me out :D i will try some of the others in the series. I recommend this game.. definite buy..
November 25, 2012
High Intensity Adventure
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME
This is a high intensity game. From the moment we step off the company jet, the pressure is on not only to solve the case and save the girl, but to do it without getting killed ourselves. Again, our Mystery Tracker detective is in the field with an inexplicable mystery and an unseasonable snow storm! I bet this detective spends his holidays in the Bahamas!
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
The graphics are spectacular. The ice and snow glint into your eyes, and everything has that ethereal sharpness that reminds me so much of Raincliff, the 2nd Mystery Tracker case, and my personal favourite. The artwork is bright and detailed, and very imaginative, when it comes to the odd creatures you are confronted by in the street.
The music is exceptional, showing a real talent, and succeeds in maintaining just the right mood throughout. The voiceover of the narrator portends doom so well! The other voices are also done well, although without lip sync. There are a lot of special effects in this game, and the sound guys have done their bit to make them as realistic and shocking as possible.
There are options and sliders for everything. Music, effects, environment and voice volume, gamma effects, custom cursor, special effects, and widescreen. The one thing it didn't have that it should have was an inventory bar lock.
The town of Brightfield is undergoing an out-of-season blizzard, hampering the efforts to stop attacks by the strangely mutant animals that have been terrorising the town. Now practically deserted, the town holds a deadly secret, and someone seems determined to ensure you never get to the bottom of it, even if it means killing you. Your immediate problem, however, is the rescue of a girl who was kidnapped by a huge furry beast that nevertheless walks on two feet.
Though extremely well done, this is a fairly standard HOPA game. There are a lot of HOPs, of the interactive list type. Within them are smaller mini-puzzles, simple and fast, but adding to the complexity of the scene. The puzzles are a bit different and a touch quirky, and require a little bit more effort than usual. There are a lot of safes and niches and drawers to open, and one thing I liked about this game, is if you had scoured the town to scrounge up the pieces of a safe lock, the combination would be right there near you, so you didn?t have to scrape around for that too. There is no journal, so no codes or clues are outside the location of the cache. Otherwise I would not have liked this game.
There is a helpful interactive jump map showing both objectives and immediate tasks, and holding videos to be replayed. The hint system actually gives you a none too subtle hint. There is lots of help at the easiest of the 4 levels of difficulty.
I remember being less impressed with this game when I first played it. I often find I enjoy a game the 2nd time more than the first, I think because it is all such a struggle to play one of these extravagant games at first! In any case, I had a wonderful time with it this time round, and it will not be so long before the next time. Solid, high class entertainment.
February 7, 2014
I had a lot fun! it kept me busy.
November 19, 2012
Really good game
This is an especially fun game - just the right balance between mini-games, HOS and story. And having Elf as a really cute companion is a nice touch.
November 19, 2012
Brilliant game wish it lasted longer though finished it in a couple of hours
January 17, 2013
A really fun game!
I really love detective games and mysteries and this game had both elements. I enjoyed the game very much!! :)
November 12, 2012
This is really good game.
It is not short, on the contrary. Graphics is nice, clear, beautiful colours. I have played "advanced" player like usually and it is exactly what it should be - no sparkles, but hint charges quite quickly, when neccesary. And on the map can be found places, where is an action available. I did not skip any puzzle, so everything is possible to do. Though probably all of this I have already seen (nothing new) and one was in another game quite the same (not only similar). But this riddle was one of these more challenging - it only did not take me so much time like at first, since I have done it once already. HO scenes were OK, things not too small, quite easy to recognize. Game did not show flaws, it did not make PC to restart or anything like this. Good work.
December 11, 2014
Another great Mystery Trackers game
I enjoy playing the Mystery Trackers series of games. The storyline is always interesting and gameplay keeps moving along.
The graphics are nice and clear and the mini games are moderately difficult with just the right amount of HOS.
Keep 'em coming, Elephant Games!
July 20, 2014
Elephant has done it again with another great Mystery Tracker!
I love this series of games. They are fairly easy and have a great flow which moves you right along from beginning to end. I played in the casual mode and my review is based from that point of view. This game is suitable for anyone but the hard-core-don't-give-me-any-information-to-complete-the-game player LOL!
The HOS are lists type with no surprises. The scenes are basically junk piles but everything is easily found, you just might have to look a little harder for some. There are no repeating a HOS. The hint shows you where the object is. There is no penalty for miss-clicks.
There is an interactive map showing areas requiring action and it does transport you there. It's not a bad map at all, but I've seen better. I used this map constantly as there is some back and forth between scenes.
The hint button, outside of a HOS, tells you where to use an object in your inventory. I prefer directional arrows, but this worked very well for me. I didn't use it often but was very glad I had it.
There is a walk through for this game but I didn't use it. This game flowed so smoothly, I just never got lost so there was no need to use it.
I enjoyed most of the puzzles but there weren't any that stood out. There is a skip button which I also used towards the end.
All in all I think this is a fun game and highly recommend it. Read some reviews and play the demo. Have fun.
May 16, 2014
What a great game
I loved this game, music and graphics were excellent, story was good, most of all I enjoyed the mini-games, The were brilliant but not for the faint hearted, they got harder as the game progressed. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves a challenge.
May 12, 2014