Mysterium?: Lake Bliss
Not So Peaceful Lake!
I loved the Collector's Edition and this version hasn't changed my mind. Something mysterious and deadly is happening, men are being lured to their death's by someone, something in the lake! I think you will agree that the graphics are stunning and the story has backbone. I was amazed that there were so many mini games, some of them I have never played before. I liked the mini game where you had to open up locks on a suitcase by adjusting 4 spring loaded buttons to the correct positions, but if you set any of the buttons incorrectly all 4 would reset. The mini games are list finds and after all items have been found the final item to find requires an interaction such as finding matches, lighting a candle which burns through a rope and allows a zipper pull to fall off. Although there are no extras in this Standard Edition it is still a great game especially for the price, enjoy!
January 26, 2014
BEAUTIFULLY SPECTRALLY DONE
GRAPHICS are gorgeously picturesque of the times. The detail is incredible. HOS are very nicely done - a little crowded, but not excessively, and the objects are spread out and large enough that you're not pixel hunting. PUZZLES are widely varied and somewhat easy so that even novices won't get discouraged solving them.
MYSTERY involving disappearing men with a 200-year calendar. Now, who would need such a calendar and why are they walking into the lake? Lots of adventure with HOS and puzzles in the right proportion. ANIMATION is spectacular and used in the right places. Collect spectral fluid when it appears, so you know there's a paranormal aspect here.
Game has a lot to offer. JOURNAL has your clues and objectives. HINT system is very precise, giving thorough instructions on what to do in casual mode if you want it - usually on where you need to go next. MAP is very large and shows where there are activities to do. Lovely game and the demo went by so fast that I know it's a must buy
January 26, 2014
A real 10 beller. Best HO game I've played for a long while.
Just awesome. Great graphics, excellent story line, LOTS of different locations, Good hints and tough puzzles. I played on the lowest setting with music off so I can't rate the music, but the game was just excellent all around. I played the standard edition and it is a bargain. Good, long story. Highly recommended.
January 31, 2014
this game had me hooked from the beginning. I love this type of animated game.
The hint button was very quick to charge (I played on regular mode).
The grafix were lovely. I can't really comment about the sound as I play with it off.
Over all a brill game well worth the money.
January 30, 2014
i really enjoyed this game
played casual. low/no sound. skip/hint charge in about 15 sec. mini games were a little hard for me. i solved a few, but not many. the graphics were great. easy to see objects in the HO scenes. you are a detective that has been called to this location to find the lady's fiancee. people have been drowning. just walking into the lake and not surfacing. a ghost is controlling their mind. the story is that she and her prince were going to be married and he was promised to another for a marriage of convenience and they were going to be secretly married and were found and they locked the prince up and killed his lady. his lady keeps taking men and the fiancee that she has just taken bears a striking resemblence to the prince. you have to solve the mystery of making her stop. the hints hand-hold you if you need them to.
January 31, 2014
Time to TANGO at the Lake
This is/was not a long game and is/was quite entertaining. The music was fabulous. It is so rewarding being a great detective and restoring peace and love!(smile)
Hint button refilled in a flash..IF you wished to SKIP a mini game you have that option in a few seconds.
It's pretty, the voice-overs are/were fine.
All in all I had a splendid time~
February 5, 2014
Really enjoyed playing this one. Great story, graphics, length and mini games.
March 20, 2014
The Lake is not so Blissful
This game has men wandering into a pink shrouded lake and disappearing. Why? The answer lies in the game. Much better SE than it was as a CE. I didn't feel the CE had enough oomph to warrant being a CE. The colors and animation are terrific. Music is wonderful. HOS are very nicely spaced and the last item you find you need to use it to interact with other things. The mini games were original and not difficult. Even I was able to complete them :) The hint system works great if you need it. You do get a journal and a spectral collecting device. The map is done very well. Story is very interesting and kept me wanting more. Enjoy.
January 26, 2014
The difficulty level is just right to keep me interested but not frustrated, and things move at just the right pace.
January 26, 2014
Pretty Darn Good Game
This is posted after playing the entire game.
I was reluctant to purchase this after just playing the Demo, but I'm glad I did. This game gave me several hours of fun, excitement and frustration, but isn't that why we play these silly things.
I did enjoy playing. There were times I wondered, but after I got into it, the story, HIdden Objects and Mini games I really liked it and found it fun.
The graphics are very good. Some were a bit cartoon in nature, but all in all they were very well done. The Hidden Objects were clear for the most part and the rest of the graphics were very clear and rather enjoyable. The sound was extremely good. I enjoyed the music and the voice overs were well done. I know we are getting spoiled with moving lips which this does not have, but they were good and clear.
The Hidden Objects ran from easy to, "I can't find the blessed thing!" They were well drawn, but some were very difficult to find and Mr. Hint came in very handy. There were several different kinds of Hidden Objects to find which made it even more interesting. The only difficulty I found with them were the repeats. Several times in the same scene you had to look for the same objects with a new one thrown in for good measure. That was disappointing, but not a game breaker. The mini games also ranged from extremely easy to hard as the devil, but that gave a little bit for everybody.
There is a map that does allow for transport around the area, but of little help otherwise. I used the hint if I couldn't figure out what to do or where to go and it refills very quickly, which is another plus in my book.
The story was a bit difficult for me to grasp at first. I kept thinking it was going to have something to do with one thing, but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The story flowed well and kept its continuity to the ultimate conclusion.
I think you will enjoy this game. I purchased it in quandary, but I am so glad I did.
February 6, 2014