Mystery Trackers: Silent Hollow
Another good MTO game
Good story to follow. Some mini games a bit too easy. Overall enjoyable!
August 31, 2013
Mystery Trackers Strike Again
Mystery Trackers, once again, do NOT fail to impress. You and your ever faithful Elf are after yet another evil doer. This time you go after a founder of Mystery Trackers who went rogue centuries ago. Can you and Elf save the day again?
I am a Mystery Tracker junkie and this one lives up to the strong gameplay great HOs and, sometimes, frustratingly difficult puzzles. My only gripe s the voicing. I really wish they would program the lips to move. They give the people you meet great expressions but no lip movement. But that is my ONLY complaint about this game. I think Elf could be my favorite character of all HO games.
Go ahead, dare yourself to take on Silent Hollow. Can you and Agent Elf come to the rescue one more time? I hope so because Mystery Trackers CAN NOT die.
November 9, 2013
I bought this game because of the developer, even though it was against my better judgment after playing the demo. Although it's up to pachyderm standards as far as artwork goes, and although I believe many, many fishies will fall all over themselves rushing to give it five stars, I should have paid attention to my hunches on this one and passed on it, mainly because I'm wearing out the hint button and the map.
I'm not sure if it's due to bad design, or because some of the items are quite arcane or else not used in the usual way. I'm finding that too much of the time I have no clue what to do next after finishing a HOS or obtaining a useful object by some other means. I ask the froggy, she tells me what to do, I do it, and then I'm stuck again. I think part of the reason is that there doesn't seem to be any logic or order to the sequencing of tasks. I did not find the task list to be helpful.
Another thing that annoyed me was the train that agents use to get from the village to the castle headquarters. Initially, you must help the engineer get the train going. Then for a while after that, you're able to go to the castle without riding the train. But later a storm hits, damages the track, and now you have to repair the track and then ride the train to the castle again.
It's as if many people worked on different pieces of the game, but when they stitched them together, the pieces didn't exactly match.
August 31, 2013
Same old Same old
I have played all the Mystery Trackers games, so maybe take my review with a grain of salt. I loved the Void and Black Isle, and Raincliff was my favorite. The Four Aces I thought the developers just kind of phoned in, not really well thought out or long.
When I read the reviews for Silent Hollow, I was so excited, it seemed like everyone thought it was the best! Maybe I've just gotten to used to the Mystery Trackers games, but I thought this one was really boring. No real adventure, just find this object to open this object to get this object...repeat. Elf's use was extremely limited. The music is the same music used for the Four Aces. Boooring.
The pluses: The graphics are excellent, as usual. The game is pretty long. Hidden object scenes are not repeated. The game is pretty much linear, not too much going back and forth, and the map can zoom you to wherever you need to go.
September 30, 2013
Elephant games, What??
Guess everyone who wants to play has played, so this review is pointless, but here's my two-cents, anyway. Silly, disjointed, poor graphics, junk pile HOs and a rambling story made this SE disappointing and a time waster. Became bored 3/4 of the way through and began using the hint button. Elf and some of the puzzles were the game's only redeeming qualities. OK for some.
September 21, 2013
I don't usually rate games but...
I previously played the demo of Mystery Trackers: The Void and had enjoyed it. So I had expectations that I would enjoy this chapter as well...I was wrong. There IS NO rhyme or reason to the plot; the end thought is you're saving the world, without much logic/sense involved...it's just somebody's jumbled idea of a good time. I did not like the continual guessing about what to do next....I mean, I'm not an idiot but I DEPLORE trying to figure out somebody else's twisted logic....TOTALLY killed the fun-factor for me. In addition, I was really put out with all the animated action scenes; hate those and always skip them. This game has more than it's fair share! Oh!...and a particular pet peeve of mine is that if I choose to mute the music then I DON'T WANT TO HEAR MUSIC! I just can't imagine what the rest are thinking giving this game such a high rating.
Thank Goodness I got this game for free because if I'd had paid for it, I'd be demanding a refund!
I just did not like or enjoy this game at all!
December 2, 2013
Mystery Trackers: Silent Hollow
As I tried to point out with my initial review that was rejected. The game play was seriously compromised with the appearance of the hand on the screen after the first use of the fire power. It did not leave the screen and covered items in inventory as well as items needed to find. This is a review of the game play that was hindered by the game.
November 12, 2013