Spirits of Mystery: The Dark Minotaur
This game looked as if it was going to be more interesting than it turned out to be. It was a challenge to work out what you were supposed to do next but what minigames it had were far too easy and I found the game way too short. I only took as long as I did because of running around to find out what to do next and as there was no map (with shortcuts) this involved a lot of going through scenes that were no longer important.
It also involved one of my pet hates - HOS which are used twice but with no indication that you need to revisit them unless you come across them as you are running around trying to figure out what to do next.
February 16, 2013
Not my favorite game
I was expecting more from this game when I read some of the reviews. I have to agree more with the others who gave this game a 3 or less. I would have liked to have had a map, and I didn't like the fact that when I needed to know where I should go next it would only tell me there was nothing to do in that place. After some of the great games I have played before this one, well, this one was such a disappointment. I did enjoy a couple of the hidden object games which were different than I have played before...those were fun. I am glad I didn't spend money on this one...only a free code. I liked the animals...but they weren't in it enough.....they were given such a small part, I thought! This is my thoughts and many may still enjoy this game...I also thought it to be short compared to the others I have played lately. I was done with this in 2 days...and that wasn't even playing just this game. So, that is TOO short of a game for me!
February 2, 2013
Review of Finished Game
I liked this one the best of this 3 game series. It was more adventure than HOs, although there were a fair amount. It had some unusual HO/interaction scenes which I really enjoyed. It's a very pretty, fairy tale game with nice creatures in it. The puzzles aren't very challenging, although I did skip one towards the end. Outside of HOs the hint only tells you there's nothing to do, it doesn't point you in the direction you need to be going. It seemed to be of a moderate length, not too long, not too short. The plot held together fairly well, and had a satisfactory ending.
January 27, 2013
A Well Done Game
This game seems to have something for everyone. HOS and puzzles (neither of which were difficult), good colorful graphics, very well done voice overs (the lips almost match the words!).
It has a nice linear feel to it and I can figure out what to do with objects I find quite easily. The graphics are nicely drawn and I love the colors, very easy on the eyes.
The music is okay but it doesn't really add to the game; it's just there, although I can't really put my finger on what might be better...
Nice that there were no car wreaks, kidnapped children or screeching demons. Refreshing change of pace!
January 25, 2013
Fun factor 10
I don't normally review games (my first I think), but this one is exceptional. I loved everything about it ... almost.
Great graphics, great sound, good VO's, unusual and fun HO's, mini games are a little easy but good, characters are great. I can't say enough good things about this game. There are no hidden/morphing/collectible items to find, but I don't care so much for them anyway. You do get to find and keep some helpful pets along your journey.
The hint will only show you an area to explore within the scene, otherwise it just says go somewhere else. That's fine because most of what you need to do is very nearby.
Only downside for me was no map. You really don't miss it but it would be helpful.
All of you devs. out there take note .. this is how to make a great game.
I buy these games to kill time, relax, and enjoy myself. This hit all the right buttons for me. Long play (didn't time it, sorry) and fun fun fun.
This was the SE version. I played in casual mode.
February 7, 2013
Lovely graphics, music NOT annoying. Excellent voice over.
Not too much bouncing back and forth. A great story about a princess who has to save her magical pets. This game is a LOT of fun. I didn't even bother with the 1hr trial. Sooooo glad I bought this fantastic all-around game.
January 27, 2013
Can't recommend this enough! This was a really great game with excellent graphics, music, game play and voiceovers but the best part was the absence dark subject matter. It seems that 90% of games on BF are in the horror genre. With the world being such a dark place these days to begin with, it's nice to enjoy some beauty and magical fantasy for a change.
January 26, 2013
Good hidden object and puzzle
The art work was well done. HOS complicated enough to be challenging.
January 27, 2013
Downloaded demo and played 15 minutes before I bought, had to have it! Glad I did. Good storyline, nice graphics.
January 26, 2013
I was very disappointed in this game. So much so that if I could get my money back, I would. I found it boring and the voices of the characters got on my nerves. Didn't play it all the way through, I'll admit, but the part I did play seemed too simplistic and repetitive.
February 21, 2013