Mythic Wonders: The Philosopher's Stone Collector's Edition
This Game Has It All
Based on the demo
This is a brilliant hidden object fantasy adventure. The graphics are beautifully done, from one visually compelling scene to the next. The soundtrack is excellent, dark and ominous when it needs to be. The voiceovers are clear, crisp, and realistic.
The storyline has been done before, but not like this. The uncle has been building a portal, the niece can't locate him, takes a train to find him, finds out he has transported himself through the portal into some unknown realm. She is off to save him.
The hidden object scenes are interactive, fun, and not junkpiles. They are integral to the game, not just afterthoughts to make it a hidden object game.
The mini games throughout range from moderately easy to moderately difficult. They are all fun, and some of them very challenging.
There is something to do every step of the way in this fast paced adventure, including finding 20 morphing objects.
This is an immediate buy. I don't want the adventure to stop.
January 4, 2014
Mythic Wonders is Wonderful
I admit I've only played the demo. However, the second puzzle was a logic which is one of my faves and almost never found in these games. Beautiful graphics, morphs, various HOS (didn't look like junk piles), good map for jumping. I do agree with other reviewer about reset button. Please update. All-in-all, it's a buy as a CE (which is what I'm going to do).
January 4, 2014
I really enjoyed this game, although for more experienced players it may be too easy, however I thought it was challenging enough to keep me interested. I enjoyed the story line and although the graphics are cartoonish they are very nice too look at, I found myself just looking around to take it all in. The mini games are the usual and not very difficult the hos are also fairly easy and vary in variety from lists to pictures to finding multiples of a certain item. There are morphing objects and are difficult to pick up on at times. The hint is helpful and directional, there is a map, and a journal and the sg is also helpful but I did not need it much as the game is somewhat linear. The music is very unobtrusive and most of the time I did not even notice it. Try and decide for yourself. I liked it and am happy with the purchase. I played the entire game including the bonus chapter.
January 6, 2014
GREAT GREAT GREAT
One of the best games I have played all year. The story was different with a few twists and turns. Graphics are beautiful and loved the HOS. Some games were simple, some puzzles difficult.
I highly recommend this game as it is very engaging and has lots of things to do. This was thoroughly enjoyable and I was not bored ever and even enjoyed the bonus chapter.
Highly recommend you give it a go.
January 14, 2014
Was this all a dream or not? You be the judge!
I finished this collector's edition in hardcore mode and I can tell you it's a great game. Big Fish and some other reviewers have explained the storyline quite well, so I'll get to the point. I don't need wallpaper, concept art, or screensavers. I've got enough on my computer and devices as it is. However, you can also save the music which I really like. That's optional. If you do, be aware that you may have to change the format of the music's audio files upon accessing it. Just be patient, it will work. I saved them in mp3 format. The music was very original and pleasing to the ear. The game play was quite interesting; the developers have put a lot of thought into this game--incorporating science and astronomy in the mix, making for a cool game, for sure. Previously I finished a 5-star game, and I'm also giving this one a 5-star. I really do believe that the developers are catching on to what we want in a 'perfect' game nowadays. The one negative is that in one of the HOS you had to find parts of a leaf and bugs, and I couldn't tell which was the bug or the leaf--I did play this game on my laptop. The scenes, especially the HOS, were panoramic, thereby, in my opinion, made objects appear smaller. However, the artwork was wonderful. The puzzles are tricky and clever and there is a lot to do. So you get a lot for your money. You're not bombarded with cut scenes but when they do occur the VOS/acting is pretty good. Good map and I had no need for the Strategy Guide, although it's good to have, and an okay hint button. When accessing the bonus game, I chose the picture on my right and was able to proceed without any problems. I would recommend this game.
February 23, 2014
Great start for 2014!
2014 has barely started, and already BFG has given us a great game in every sense! The storyline is original, which is hard to do nowadays because, well, there aren't many concepts that haven't been grasped by other developers. I'm very impressed that a new developer hasn't started off by using a familiar concept, which makes this a promising new developer in my opinion.
The graphics are crystal clear and great to look at, the gameplay is relatively easy but fun and smooth, and the music is very entertaining and doesn't get annoying. The graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack work harmoniously together to not only create a great gaming experience, but to enhance it as well.
If the developer reads this review, you have made a very good start and I wish you best of luck in your HOPA development journey.
January 5, 2014
Better as the story progressed
When I played the demo, I liked it but wasn't sure it was worth the purchase price. I went ahead and bought it, and boy what a wonderful game this is! You go to 5 different worlds with a sci-fi/futuristic theme.The graphics are stunning. The HOS are crisp and not over-cluttered. The mini-puzzles were great, they weren't easy but just took some patience to think about the solutions. I took my time enjoying the beautiful sci-fi scenes, as they were gorgeous. It probably took me 5-6 hrs to complete the main game. I haven't done the bonus chapter yet. Finding the morphing objects was just enough difficulty. I did consult the strategy guide several times. This will probably be one of the best of the year!
February 18, 2014
loved this game
I love the puzzles in this game. Usually the puzzles are not challenging but this were very good.
Not a boring game at all.
January 6, 2014
Simply Wondrous and Beautiful
So many others have commented on the story line I have no more to add. I've only spent maybe four hours or so playing but couldn't wait until I finished to write a review, it's so fantastic!
Is this a game as much as it is art?
This genre of game is fairly new to me, I've done the simpler HOG's but not these adventure types. I have some of the Redemption Cemetery and Dark Tales series but haven't done much with them yet. So I find myself getting lost in the maze of locations sometimes. Memory seems to play a substantial part in navigating around.
This game is absolutely engaging, with beautiful, and sometimes breathtaking scenes. A mix of sci-fi and fantasy.
Completely relaxing to play, even when confronted with difficult puzzles etc., mostly logic based, which range from fairly easy to very difficult. But this is a case where one puzzle would be easy for one person but difficult for another.
The scenes are often so beautiful that I am in no rush to proceed.
The HO's are nice because there are always several interactive objects where instead of simply finding a thing, sometimes you have to do preliminary tasks in order to make the primary object accessible.
The voice-over talking is fairly minimal. The music is very relaxing for the most part, it does change its character to adapt to various situations. One of the few games where the music is not annoying, distracting, boring and super repetitive. There are a number of games where I turn the music off ('cause I can't stands it noway nohow nowhere!) and either play CD's or just use the sound effects.
I thought this type of game would be one where once you've played through it you're pretty much done and trash it into your game archives; but I could play through this repeatedly.
As of this writing, it has not received a one-star rating.
Wish some scenes were available as wallpaper.
I hope they come up with an expanded series/sequels of this.
July 1, 2014
I love this game and i would to recommend everybody to play it
April 2, 2014