Spirits of Mystery: The Dark Minotaur Collector's Edition
Good But Way Too Short
Let's just say besides it's overall short game length; it was a real shame the Player didn't get a chance to face the Dark Minotaur Greek style like Theseus in the labyrinth in the end. Play to find out why...
January 3, 2013
Princess saves fae world from evil queen....again......
I enjoyed the first two of this series, so bought this straight out. But it's reached a point where if you've played one ERS game, you've played them all.
Typical to all games by this dev, you've got stunning graphics, voice-overs, and cut-scenes. The details and complexities of each scene always amaze me.
But that is where it falls flat.
No achievements or bonus objects - something I feel is essential to CE games.
Hidden object games where basic, and a couple of times a bit hazy. Puzles were run of the mill and easy.
The story flowed well but was basically so over-used that it was totally predictable.
The game wasn't particularly long either.
I only vaguely recall playing the bonus chapter - which pretty much sums it up. Once again, also a tad short.
Definitely not worth the CE version, but would highly recommend getting the SE - even if only for the graphics.
January 27, 2013
SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE DARK
Review based on one hour of gameplay, actual game, not trial version.
Animation/VOS - Good what I saw and heard of them.
The usual back tracking just to look for missing animals and other items was of no interest to me. This storyline did not hold my attention. Had to keep referring to the SG to get help taking me away from the game. To me, it was boring and tedious. Seemed to be more traveling than IHOS and puzzles/mini-games.
Time to play another game.
January 12, 2013
Too many cutscenes that lasted too long. Wish someone could figure out how to by pass ALL of the cutscenes not just some of them.
The music was just a little repititious and annoying.
For the beginner it would be an ok game.
January 9, 2013
Lost interest in the game pretty fast...
..even though the plot is clear and the missing animals are very cute, I soon lost interest in the game and ended up removing the game before the trial expired.
In comparison to Song of the Phoenix, this game is not near as fetching or challenging.
January 8, 2013
Not The Usual ERS Game
Reality Show: Fatal Shot, Haunted Legends: The Undertaker, Redemption Cemetary: Grave Testimony. What do all these games have in common? They were all the best games of 2012 and were developed by ERS. While it was developed by ERS, this game sadly was one to forget.
(based off demo)
I liked the HOS. They were probably the best thing of the game. There were 2 kinds; the classic junkpile, and shillouette. In shillouette, you had to switch between 2 scenes to find a few objects. Junkpile contained some objects that required an extra step to find. They were challenging and great fun to play.
Great graphics. Very modern, great animations.
Hint/skip recharge fast.
Puzzles were great. Not too challenging, but then again not too easy.
A fair bit of going back and forth.
Okay, my main problem with this game is that the fairy tale storyline has been DONE TO DEATH. Unless it's gonna be great, don't bother. This certainly was NOT great. The start just bored me, and even the introduction of the animals wasn't good. As I progressed, story got slightly better, but overall it was a fail.
I had to rely on the hint a lot.
Most of the time I found it hard to figure out what to do next.
I didn't like the first Spirits of Mystery, but I went in to this game intending to play without being biased. I did so, but this is just as bad as the first. This is one of ERS' worst games, and I won't be recommending, nor will I be buying.
January 2, 2013
Just Plain Poor!
I expect better from ERS...terrible, boring story and the music was so awful, I turned it off. There was no logic to most of the story and I had to rely solely on the SG, which was poorly constructed. After completion of the game, and NOT looking particularily forward to a Bonus game, I found none. I never write reviews (oops! except once) as I usually let others do that chore, however, I was irritated by this game. Too expensive to waste on a CE.
January 13, 2013
Sorry for makers of this game. Was extremely disappointing. First of all did not enjoy storyline, and game to be a CE was extremely short. Only took but a mere 2 hours to play. Not worth the money. Hopefully next one will be worth the money.
January 1, 2013
Would Not Recommend
In my opinion this game had no rhyme nor reason. It did not flow and was irritatingly confusing. I love to be challenged and this game was not at all challenging........just a big mess. I did not mind that it was short because I was ready to be done with it. I felt cheated.
January 8, 2013
HINT BUTTON IS USELESS AND MISLEADING
the hints are INFURIATING AND IRRITATING for they only tell what people already know : "what now? " " don't know" "not here" and those absurd and trivial approaches to assemble the checkpoints are totally unnecessary and misconstruing, this is game for A LOUSY WASTE OF TIME ! A RUSHED PRODUCT FROM A THOUGHTLESS TEAM FOR SURE !
October 23, 2013