Mythic Wonders: The Philosopher's Stone Collector's Edition
Solid 4.5 stars!
I always demo in casual mode to get a feel for the game. Today's game has very nice graphics and game play. Colors are bright and clear. Voice overs are well done. The one thing I didn't care for was that when you click off the custom cursor, it stays on, just gets smaller. If I click it off, I don't want it at all.
Instructions are set up differently. Although all instructions are pretty much the same, it was odd to see them laid out this way. Sort of packed in together Music wasn't bad, but I keep it turned down most of the time. There is a map, but I didn't use it, so don't know if it is a jump or not. I did look at it and the locations did seem to be well marked and identified. Inventory bar is locking, so you don't have the bar jumping up and down during game play.
SG is the usual and customary, but the pictures of each scene are very small, even when you enlarge them. Still hard to make out where items are on some. Hint button and map are way too close together..always hitting the wrong one. Hint recharges fairly quickly and is quite helpful, so you don't really need to use the SG much.
HOPs are very different and fun. Items are not difficult to see and quite interactive. I like the fact that when you combine an item in the HOP, it automatically is deleted from your items list, which makes for less clicking and more play time.
Therer are a lot of achievements in this game, and it is not a simple walk through to get them. Puzzles are not difficult, but do take some time and thought to complete. There are morphing objects to find as well. They are not as easy as you may think either, which makes this game a bit more challenging.
I do not give 5 stars easily, but this one is close. It is a nice game, with a nice story and enough challenge to keep you interested and moving. I will definitely purchase this game to add to my ever growing collection of CEs. I think this game will appeal to all level of players.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
January 4, 2014
Discover the secrets of the Stone and reveal the mystery!!!
The Philosopher's Stone has strong production and superb graphics. Emma is your character who is bold and outspoken. I loved the storyline of the adventure and use of dialogue. Collect elements, inventory, complete puzzles and ho's to further your quest. You must think and use your skills and wits! I was surprised with how the game progressess and I didn't want to leave this fantasy world. The end of the game leads you into outer space and a fantastic ending. There isn't a map that teleports you and I am glad. Part of the fun is to remember locations which requires concentration! Kudo's to developers and Bigfish!!!
January 15, 2014
Based on trial
I will probably buy this one. Only 4 stars because I don't know the length as I just played the 60 min trial. The graphics are excellent, the interactive map will get you there, the storyline holds interest, the puzzles are a bit of a challenge, and HOs are straightforward and not hard to see. The only hiccup was the map didn't always indicate the next move and I needed a hint. I'm a little rusty player but will use this to get back in the game. I especially like getting rewarded for being fast and accurate. If you're looking for a game to enjoy that is not a mind numbing challenge, this is it.
January 4, 2014
Where's Uncle Alfred??
This is a fantasy game where you and your Uncle Alfred were building a portal to shoot you off to another dimension, when lo and behold, Uncle Alfred did not wait for you but used the portal alone. Now he's in great danger and you, the niece, must go into the portal and track him down. You, the niece, are quite the chatter box, and can't help but make comments all throughout the game. But I digress. The colors and graphics are very nice. There is not mouth movement, which kind of bothers me. The people are cartoonish. The music is peaceful and relaxing. I'd say this leans heavily as an adventure game and I do love adventure games. Just really not a great fan of fantasy/sci fi games. However, this one I really enjoyed. The HOS are few and far in between and were done very very well. 2 were list, and one was fragments. The puzzles, oh the puzzles. This is where I come into difficulty. There is no reset button. At all. If you are stuck, you are just going to have to skip it. And the last puzzle I encountered, the one with creating the recipe, did not work so well for me. I had difficulty moving the spoon, but perhaps it was just me. There are 2 modes of play, and with the CE, a bonus chapter that apparently is quite difficult to locate, and the usual "stuff"... wallpaper, concept art, etc. There are game related achievements and morphing objects which are VERY difficulty to spot. I found 2 and the tutorial pointed the first one out. I do like the game a lot. I found it challenging and different than the usual same old same old that is released. I however, will wait for the SE. I'm not a big fan of searching until my eyes hurt for morphing objects and except for the bonus chapter, have no need for al the CE extras. Enjoy :)))
January 4, 2014
Mythic Wonder is great
Nice and relaxing. Puzzles not to hard. Interactive map. The Morphing objects a little hard to find. This game had lots to do and beautiful in a mystic type of way.
It took me a time or two figure out the stirring of the poison. Click and drag did not work but double click and moving mouse as indicated worked.
Critters are cute and creepy all at once.
January 11, 2014
Not Disappointed At All
I played the one hour demo and enjoyed this game very much. I found it challenging, but not extremely hard. The graphics were great as well as the voice overs and music. I also enjoyed the story line. The HOS were different and interesting.
I will not go into a lengthy review, as many have already gave wonderful reviews in which I agree with very much. This will be a definite buy for me.
January 5, 2014
Didn't Knock My Socks Off
This game was ok. I've set my standards very high, so I no longer give 5 star ratings unless it's a game that I hate to see end and is great all the way through. Some games start out great and then fizzle. Others start out so-so and get better as you play. This game started out just ok and ended the same. I was ready for it to end. I did have fun on parts of it. Graphics were good, music was sometimes annoying but I left it on, puzzles were mostly good and some were a challenge. HOS's were very easy. I see that many people really got into this game, but I'm looking for something a little better for my next purchase. I play on hardcore and want a real challenge with no help. This game was a little too helpful for me.
January 31, 2014
Map is easy
Someone said the map is a hassle to get to, not so, you don't have to click on the journal for it just the scroll. Haven't finished the demo yet so am going back to it now.
January 4, 2014
Mystic Wonders: The Philosopher's Stone
Enjoyed the game, but cannot figure out how to access the bonus game. Can anyone help on this?
January 11, 2014
only played the demo
What I played was great but I don't think I will buy it ,As I love to have animals in my games .as this shows only very few I am not interested. Go for it if u don't mind no animals or very few. it has a good story line.as far as I could see in the demo.
January 6, 2014