Maestro: Music from the Void
Disappointing. Nowhere Near The Usual!
This game was far below the best from ERS, and is much poorer compared to recent masterpieces. The game failed to grip me once, and I quit before I finished the demo, which I haven?t done for months.
To begin with, the storyline is strange, and the intro voice-over is severely overdone and unnecessary. The storyline wasn?t gripping and was a bore, with the main story being: Two students are abducted after a sinister tune is played on a violin, and it has something to do with the Prince of Void, hence the game?s title. The game involves evil spirits, which I usually like, but for some strange reason, the game didn?t execute it well.
The graphics were good standard for a 2012 game, which is when this was released, so I can?t really fault ERS on that. Everything was clear, the artwork was relatively well done, but I don?t understand why all their games must be set in the 1920s/30s?
The HOS were the wrong kind for me, with every single one I encountered being silhouette, which was really disappointing. My favourite junkpile scenes were nowhere to be seen, but that being said, I did enjoy the HOS and they provided a great challenge for me, with ERS also fitting a puzzle in to each scene.
On the subject of puzzles, the instructions were very clear and the puzzles simple; I only had to skip a couple.
- Fast charging hint and skip made sure I never got stuck, which usually happened.
- Diary to keep track of events.
- No map.
This game really disappointed me from the get go, and coupled with the lack of features, is not really a game worth playing. I was severely disappointed in this game and can?t recommend playing it.
May 28, 2013
The story involves rescuing students who have been taken by the magical violinist.....didn't the same thing happen in the last game?
After only 40 mins of demo I was bored! Too many HOs, easy puzzles....need I go on?
March 2, 2013
Hits a Sour Note
The lag time between scenes was annoying, the same music was used on the first two games. i was actually quite bored with this game
I found the HOS to be grainy and difficult to find the objects, and as usual with this developer, there are mistranslations. I was trying to figure out what a "printed" was when the demo suddenly ended -- bam! -- and my screen went black.
I hate stupid gimmicks. In this game, it's a magic violin that chases away the evil "shadows." You know it's time to use it when it lights up and glows.
There is no map that I could find. The skip button fills quickly enough although I would prefer it to be instantaneous! Ha! It seemed like the hint button took a little longer.
This one won't be going on my "maybe" list. It's going in the trash.
September 22, 2014
not as good as the others Maestro
I have the other 2, so I got this one, but it was again a case of same old, same old...Boring really.
March 3, 2013
this happen before didn't it just like watching reruns on TV. nothing chance keep your money unless you have enough to spaer
March 8, 2014
Turn out the lights the concerts over.
This has been one of the most painful games I've ever played.
A long way to go for little enjoyment.
March 14, 2013