Mystery of the Ancients: Curse of the Black Water
It was a great combination of puzzles and hidden object scenes. There were a few points where it wasn't exactly clear which direction to go so I admit to consulting the online walkthrough, but that in no way diminished my enjoyment of the game. I really liked it a lot and definitely recommend it!
December 9, 2012
A Very Enjoyable Game!
Good story line and not overdone with HO'S! Has all the attributes of a collectors edition! Interactive map, precise hints! Game is very precise and very well thought out by it's creators! Just a joy to play! Was sorry to see it end!
February 17, 2013
Excellent, Great Game
Hard to elaborate on my title, Great Game.
March 8, 2013
Five starts all the way on this one, and no hesitation about giving this one a real stamp of approval! Worth every dime for the SE since you really don't need the CE at all. Interactive map that helps you move around, shows you where you should be gaming, a great story with 6 full chapters, puzzles to keep you interested, and all the other stuff that makes a great game.
February 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 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
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
This is exactly what I look for in games of this nature. Lots of puzzles to solve and just enough of the hidden objects scenes to be enjoyable and not repetitive like some games. Love the fact that you need to remember little bits of info because you will be returning to areas long past to gather items what you will need to finish this game. Outstanding graphics for this kind of game was an unexpected and very welcome surprise. I can easily and highly recommend Mystery Of The Ancients: Curse of the Black Water.
December 20, 2012
I really enjoyed playing this game however I did find that there were very few actual hidden object elements in this game. The game was clever with great graphics. The use of the crystal was a nice new twist without taking away from the rest of the game. The only real issue I had was with a few of the many games. In full disclosure I'm not a fan of the many games anyway but some of these were extremely weird to figure out. I enjoyed though that this one had the map that let you go to the direct rail where there was an objective.
December 16, 2012
Very good mostly adventure HOPA. (21 puzzles and only 11 HOS)
I finished the CE which was worth it (see that review for bonus info etc).
I gave the first mystery of the ancients 2 stars as it was a bit below average, here it's very different and is a vast improvement.
This is a very good HOPA. It?s more adventure with some puzzles (22 puzzles and only 11 HOS) which is my type of game.
The plot was good but a bit abrupt at the end. I wished it was fleshed out a bit more throughout the game, but after playing bonus, none of the main characters were in the bonus so that aspect doesn?t change. I just thought it was a good plot so would have liked more of it.
It isn?t in the demo but there is dark ?spirit? in this game, so it has dark elements to it but not as dark as the first game in this series. I'd have preferred it if it didn't have that as thought the other side of the the plot - the professors was more interesting and would have loved that side of it explored more.
The graphics are good (although that kind isn?t my personal favourite).
This game has a lot of variety of areas which is great and it also has a very good transporter map with hints in it. There are three modes of play which is explained but note hardcore has no skip or hint button, so if you just don?t want sparkles you can choose ?advanced? the middle option as you can?t change your option once you start.
22 PUZZLES (roughly I think I?m out by a couple, I class a puzzle if it has a skip button)
Thank you devs! A wide variety of hardness but mostly in the medium and medium/hard for a HOPA. LOVED the puzzles. There is also a wide variety of types of puzzles, from logical to arcade and even one hard (for me) timed puzzle. I loved the puzzles, it made the game for me. There were some old ones but it was mixed in with some types that aren?t that common. I thought it was a perfect hardness, easy enough not to be frustrated but not so easy as to become boring. I played advanced for a change instead of hardcore (as I like the option of the skip or hint button even if I rarely use it in any games) and with that timed puzzle was glad I did but did manage to do it.
Another reason why I enjoyed this game so much ? no repeating of any scenes! YES ? thank you! Due to the type of game graphics I thought they were clear enough and not that many junk pile, mostly cluttered. Interactive, all list type.
TIME 4HRS 45MINS (no hints except map hints and no skipping. I was on one puzzle for AGES.)
January 9, 2013