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
A Real Fun Game
I really enjoyed this game as I did with all the
Elephant games I've played.
Elf the dog is a nice touch.
The hog scenes were not too hard and the hint thing reloaded fast. The only this is I wish it would have lasted longer. :-)
February 17, 2014
Loved this game! Elephant does it, as usual. Great storyline.
Story holds your interest. I love the way they lay out the cutscenes; very easy to review, when necessary.
HOs are good, puzzles are fun; a few gave me a challenge, but I won!
Good interactive map; it was needed. No journal.
You can't go wrong with Elephant!!
February 1, 2014
Just like the others. Puzzles were a bit challenging at times
July 13, 2013
Again a good "Mystery Trackers"! The graphics are great. The story is really interesting. The game is on the easy side but entertaining.
There are 4 game modes. There is an interactive map, allowing you to jump to a location.
The hint system is good, telling you what to do next.
The game is not very long; without skipping, it took me about 3 hours. But it's well worth the money!
March 5, 2013