Spirits of Mystery: The Dark Minotaur
Another Great Game!!
I really like the Spirit of Mystery series and this game does not let me down. You are on the move from beginning to end and not bored at all. You have to think and remember alot of information but you get the hang of it pretty quick. It is beautiful to look at and the sound is great. The help button is a help if needed. Your little "helpers" are very cute and all they do is give you things when you feed them. Good story line and action. I will play this game over and over. Hope you enjoy it!!
March 2, 2013
Very recommendable SE version!! Great fun!!
Even though there were none of my appreciated collectables and achievements in the CE of this game, I had to purchase it immediately, as I played and loved the first two "Spirits of Mysteries"!!
... We are the princess, (named after the player's name!) and we have to find our 4 magical pets (a red panda, a turtoise, a nightingale and a cat) which were stolen by the evil witch and her mage Isa (which we met already in the last game). As soon as you find one of your stolen pets, they are added to your "mini-menagerie" attached to your inventory. When they are hungry and fed, they will create an useful item for you.
Graphics are beautiful drawn and we meet astonishing creatures! There are 3 modes to choose and 7 chapters to play. Game ends conclusively. The bonus-chapter, offered in the CE is an additional story and quite short. Lots of interactive HOS and minigames to play. The whole game isn't very challenging, but so beautiful and fun to play!! I didn't miss a map, as found items are used soon.
All in all a very recommendable SE version!
January 25, 2013
Cute fairy tale!
This game is a classic fairytale, good vs. evil. The evil witch Mortis has stolen the princesses magic animals. The kingdom's Royal Hunter Isa is a traitor, and the princess starts out on an adventure to save her magic creatures! There aren't very many HO's in the game and when there are, they are in the same place. This game also has an interactive, find the silloutted object and then use that item to uncover the next object (find a key, open a chest, the chest contains the next object) that have you find the object in one scene, press an arrow that takes you to another scene where you place the object and get another object that goes in the first scene and so forth! The graphics were nice and the voice matched the characters lips flawlessly.There is also a couple of different features in this game, one is an invisibility potion thats allows you to travel unnoticed, the other feature allows some interaction between you and the magic animals you rescue, you must keep them fed, warm, and happy along your journey. If you are looking to relax and enjoy a game of fantasy then you will like this one.
January 25, 2013
What happened to the ending?
I enjoyed this game from beginning to end, great illustrations and graphics, wonderful fairy tale world with fairies, elves and ogres. LOTS to do, many great locations that deserve to be looked at for a while to fully appreciate and discover.
The game overall wasn't super challenging but that's okay, sometimes I like an easier exploration game. The villains were a little cheesy but whatever. The sidekick animals were so cute, although they don't run around helping you or anything, they just give you special gifts when you feed them. The puzzles were not very hard and the hidden picture games were the ones where you find one object and use it tof ind the next object and so on, so it mixes it up a little for people who play a lot of these HOGs.
My ONLY complaint was that at the end it looked like I had the option of two doors to pass through, and after I made my choice I was lead to a cliff hanger ending that felt very unfulfilling and now I have to wonder if I should play the whole game again just to try the other door? I also feel like I may have had some objects left in my possession before the game ended but I couldn't go back and check so I guess I'll never know... Lol oh well. They'd better come out with a sequel!!
February 10, 2013
Lots of fun; nice graphics
This game was a lot of fun to play, and I was not bored through any of it. The magic animals added a nice touch to the game; I just wish the game had included more interaction with them. The graphics are lovely and the mini-games are interesting with some different ones than typically encountered. I gave this game 4 stars instead of 5 because it was a little shorter than other games I have played. I do recommend it, though.
January 28, 2013
What's Not to Like?
I really loved the bright colors and cute animals in this game. Appreciated that there was not endless back-and-forthing. Hidden Object Scenes were varied, some with lists and some with outlines and interactivity.
I wish there had been a few more puzzles/mini-games. It felt too short. Had it been longer, I would have given it five stars all the way.
January 26, 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
Really enjoyed a lot about this game. I really appreciate that it is a nice long game, think over five hours with black bars disabled. lots of interesting and some beautiful locations, if only they wouldn't include crawling bugs sometimes! I also wish they would have harder puzzles but the fun and sometimes originality help make up for that. Overall one of the better games i think.
February 9, 2013
Some interesting twists on the object finding
A variety of different games and puzzles keep this one interesting.
February 5, 2013