Maestro: Music from the Void Collector's Edition
Realy loved it!
Always good, these ones!
Don't need a lot of words: buy it and enjoy it!
January 31, 2013
Nice game to play. Graphics are good and gameplay not hindered by too many locations (although I thought this would be the case at the beginning) and quite easily found objects.
February 1, 2013
BRAVO BIG FISH BRAVO
Finally a game I can sink my teeth into! This game has everything! Awesome graphics! music that isn't annoying and a great storyline. I was so immersed into the demo that when the hour was up it felt like I had only been playing a few minutes. I am definitely going to buy this it's a keeper. Thanks Big Fish!
February 1, 2013
ERS are, with Elephant, my favourite developers but i have to say i'm not a huge fan of Maestro serie..I bought it anyway because of an offer but i have to say then there is really nothing new here compared to the first two ones..same story, same locations, same style..HOS are interesting and varied (but you have sparkles even in hard mode, big minus!) and puzzles funny even if easy..You have a journal, a map and musical instruments, in plein wiew, to collect..Graphics are good and soundtrack is pleasant but is not enough to make a great game..Bonus chapter is needed to complete the musical collection but the story ends conclusively in the main game...can be a good SE if you like the serie but in my opinion not worth the CE price..
April 27, 2013
More of the same
This game was enjoyable for me, but its all starting to feel like more of the same. To make matters worse the evil "spirits" in this game seem just like a random bunch of stuff, its ghosts, its people, its making some people sleep, some are teleported to another dimensions, while some are turned to ash... just feels like a lot of mumbo jambo to me. You go four by four locations, and sweep them for items that would probably do nothing in the real world. Place a diamond that's just randomly found in the yard on a door knob and it opens... yeah, right...
Anyway the graphics are standard ERS beautiful although there is still no real support for wide monitors.
Voice acting could be a bit more believable.
Each scene starts with a movie so it is action filled.
It is packed with extras most of which I do not understand. You need to find musical instruments and missing musicians.
So many scenes require a cog that even the game itself makes fun of that at one point.
There is a part where you play the magic violin which scares away the bad guys, but you basically click on the violin and that's it.
Music isn't appealing to me. Sounds spooky but cheap and has no real classical roots.
All in all a strong 3 or even a 4.
I would recommend this game if you are a fan of the series, otherwise I am not so sure.
March 3, 2013
Excellent Addition to the Maestro series!
I've loved all the games in the Maestro series so far and this one was no exception. This series is from one of my favorite devs, ERS. The artwork in this game is lovely with intense colors and detailed scenes. It has the usual eerie soundtrack from the Maestro series which fit the games perfectly. The cut scenes were excellent and the voiceovers just okay. The HOS's were good but occasionally too cluttered with colors that all seemed to blend together.
In the Collector's Edition, you have to collect musical instruments along the way to reveal an extra secret at the end.
Overall, a very good game. I liked the fact that there wasn't a HOS everytime you turned a corner. That is so annoying. I like to be able to explore a bit without having to stop every 10 seconds. The HOS's are spread out evenly through the game, letting you breath a little and roam around before diving into the next one.
But I feel they could have tweeked the artwork a little more and cleaned up the HOS's a little. But these are minor quibbles. If you love the Maestro series, by all means buy and enjoy! If you've never played any of this series, but sure to buy them all and lose yourself for a while in these amazing games!
February 27, 2013
with a few exceptions
I played in expert mode where nothing is supposed to help you. Well, the black bar tips were disabled but the HO scenes were sparkled and that really took away from everything. Also, the "bonus" chapter was played in hardcore and I rec'd all the tips available as if I were playing in casual. Overall, the game was nicley put together. The ebb and flow of the chapters and how they lead you further into the game worked very well. #2013#
February 24, 2013
When i played the original Maestro couldn't wait till the next one.
Was very disappointed with this sequel, very slow.
February 20, 2013
A Nice Finish
The Maestro arc has, we are given to think, come to an end. This one is lovely, the colors vivid, the scenes nicely composed and the music up to the challenge.
Pros: The art, of course. Vivid colors in this one, Viennese locations that are more or less believable, a hint system that really gives hints instead of answers. A particularly generous bonus game that made the CE price worth spending.
Cons: The plot. The missing children are entirely ancillary to the story arc and the villain Void is all too well named. Francois is the only carryover from the previous games, older now and actually very well done but given too few lines.
Overall: A fitting and lovely conclusion.
February 19, 2013
Maestro: Music from the Void Collector's Editon
I love the maestro series. Great characters. The story line is addicting. Lots to do, some puzzle whimsical and beautiful scenes. Enjoyed the puzzles with that music.. The music was good and the HO's are fun.
January 31, 2013