Spirits of Mystery: The Silver Arrow Collector's Edition
A good sequel
I have played the other games in the series and enjoyed them and this was as good.
A variety of HOs and well spaced. Puzzles not much out of the ordinary but still fun. Good length of game play and good bonus chapter.
I Love this type of storyline and thats what does it for me...magic and mystery... Cute animal helpers....a happy ending...pure escapism!
December 18, 2013
Enjoyed this game
This game was good-it ran quite smoothly. A couple of the scenes were a bit blurred but overall enjoyable.
Like games with fantasy/fairytale feel. Would have liked a bit more colour .
Enjoyed the Tribble talking to animals.
Mini games were a bit repetitive.
December 15, 2013
Good addition to Spirits of Mystery
This is another good game with lots to do, items to pick up and puzzles to solve..HO's aren't very hard and like the idea of piecing together different items to get to the one you need..Puzzles are good, not too hard..Visuals are very good as expected..Storyline is good, but (only my opinion) has been worked over, time and time again...All in all, still worth playing for any level..
December 14, 2013
Nice storyline, keeps you motivated to keep playing. Good work on the visuals too.
December 27, 2013
All Is Magic
Great sequel. Totally was immersed from the start. Great critter action. Nice HO's. Beautiful scenes a handsome prince who even shows up to save you.
Hearts a flutter this game was fun.
January 3, 2014
Same old, same old...
Well, this one has me on the fence, to say the least. Game play is good. Graphics seem old school...maybe back a couple of years, and a little washed out. Music isn't too bad. There is a locking inventory bar and a jump map. Jump map is not identified by location, only a picture...I lose interest in this type of set up quickly. At least the SG doesn't say "return to the tower," it tells you how many steps to go back, which can be quite a few.
HOGs are okay, although straight silhouettes is very boring, and I like HOGs. Puzzles are not difficult, but take a bit to complete (the cup game was easy to figure out#. There are some sound FX, e.g. birds, bugs, water, but not a lot in the way of dialoge...except for the interpreter animal. Ug, extremely grating voice and why do we need to interpret animal speech when it is the land of magic and you just wave your hand? Did not care for that at all. Hint system is helpful and fills quickly.
Not a lot I can say about this game. Only collectibles are the pearls and you only use them to upgrade the tower #yawn). It did not grab me and make me want to buy it to see what happens. The story is nothing new, location is nothing new. The game was not challening to the point of needing to use the SG to figure out what to do next...not necessary at all. I do not see that this game is CE worthy, but I may get the SE if there is a hot deal down the road. I sometimes find that a game is worth buying if I play it a second time, when the SE comes out, although not often.
It is time that the devs do some upgrading of graphics, story and challenge...especially challenge. Really tired of the same old stuff.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one to be exactly what you are looking for today. Thanks for the reviews.
December 12, 2013
A Bad Case Of Deja Vu!
This series has had its moments, and one of my favorite was the Song of the Phoenix. Now it seems we are back as Princess (sorry guys but it looks like you will have to change genders here)and we are in love. (I wonder what happened to the other Prince, I swear in the last game there was a Prince). Anyhow, i this story you have found love at first sight and a silver arrow will seal the deal with the ever so charming Prince Phillip. But it looks like you have a deadly rival who fully intends to steal your man and so your mission begins. Now you need to battle wits with the notorious shape shifter and track him down to get back the arrow before his mysterious client takes your place at the altar.
It looks like our bunny team has taken a step back and there doesn't seem to be much improvement with the overall game mechanics here. A standard HOPA game with the ever so familiar graphics, voice overs, music and storyline. So much so, once I could hae sworn I played this game before.
Again we have a weird looking creature who helps with translating animal talk to us. We have a jump map that also indicates progress and tasks as well as a journal. There are HO scenes that vary in style; the ones I played duing the demo required placing items back to their proper places. Mini-games are also familiar and relatively easy to solve. Mostly adventure gameplay which includes mixing potions and collecting inventory items. There are collectables, tiny pearls that amount to gold coins which you spend on decorating a room and there are very basic achievements that are very easy to complete.
The game is really a no brainer and unless you play in the hard mode which will also disable your black bar tips, the game may offer some degree of challenge. It really is a case of deja Vu here and I suppose fans of this genre may enjoy. I on the other hand already have similar games that are far more interesting and so I think I will wait for the SE on this one.
December 12, 2013
There must be a better way to propose
Ahhh, so Prince Phillip shoots his silver arrow and the window it flies into, that girl becomes his bride. How romantic. Not. Here we have another offering from ERS. This, to me, means, same premise, same music, same gameplay, same old same old. Yes, the visuals are nice. The very few HOS I encountered are either place the item back into the HOS or sillhouette. The puzzles were on the easy side. There is a jump map with pictures. This works early on in the game, but becomes confusing later, especially when playing the game over a few days, remembering what each room looks like. The hint and skip recharged quickly although I didn't need them. I did not look at the SG. You can collect pearls to clean up and improve your "tower". You get a little helper who can interpret the thoughts of other animals. Things went downhill after that lol. The game play was simplistic. Not much thinking is required. The story line was the same defeat the evil woman in black to win the prince back. I will admit fairy tale games are not my thing. However, some are interesting if they are challenging. This one no. It is standard ERS formula through and through. I don't recommend.
December 12, 2013
No extra game or interesting bonus with the collector edition
I liked the game but I'm very disapointed the collector edition doesn't provide any extra game and I don't care for wallpapers or extras like that so I think it was not worth the price.
December 27, 2013
A bit like treacle
The graphics are fine, the story line is easy to follow and the little critters along the way are fun, BUT it is a bit like wading through treacle to get into the mood of the story
It seems, in some parts to be very disconnected and I found I needed help to work out what should happen next.
This is wearing and somewhat irritating, but I will continue with the game because of all the other good factors.
December 16, 2013