Mystery Tales: The Lost Hope
What's the Mystery Here?
Posted after playing the whole game.
This is a really difficult post for me. While some of this was enjoyable, others were very boring. I actually lost interest in the game along the way and would go back to it just to finish it up. To say this was fun to play is a bit of an over statement. I made it though, which I enough.
The graphics were really good and the voice overs were fantastic. This game had such potential, but somewhere along the line it left me. The Hidden Object Scenes were clear and relatively easy to find things. The music while not exciting didn't get on my nerves like some. It did go along with the story.
I did find this a challenging game. There are a couple types of hidden object scenes, the regular and the one where you put things into the scene by association. That was tough at times. You have the option to switch to a match 3 if game if you wish, and it just dawned on me I never did use it. Oh well, next time.
The mini games were very difficult for me. I either could not understand the instructions or just couldn't do many of them. I made good use of the skip button. I'm not the brightest bulb in the box and I'm sure there are those who just dashed right through them. Not me.
Your best friend in this game will once again be Mr. Map. I don't think there is anyway one could just find where they needed to go next. The map is extremely helpful. There is a journal which quite honestly I did not use very often. It just didn't seem to offer the kind of help I needed.
The story was the usual. No surprises there. It was interesting, but the only complaint I have was the ending. Talk about anticlimactic. They could have saved a few Mbs and simply put FINI across the screen and been done with it.
This is not the best game to come around, but it wasn't the worse. It was a middle of the road game with tremendous possibilities that weren't met. I'm not sorry I bought the game. It's a game and that is all there is to it. Give it a shot. You may really enjoy it..
March 6, 2014
Hoping for a better looking game.
Perhaps I am spoiled, but I really felt the graphics on this game were way below par. Stiff, poorly drawn and muddy. The story was ok but nothing new. And the monsters laughable. The voice overs were mixed, there was very little atmosphere and the music became redundant. The character analyzer and green essence remover were annoying rather than enhancing.
Pluses were the map worked well, the games were varied and the story line not bad. There was the option of a match game if you tired of the many HOAs.
Maybe it gets better in the real version. As always, try the demo for yourself, but I personally am not tempted to by this one.
March 1, 2014
Cannot play on
Dim, gray, using too little color, games like this feels awful and unhealthy to look at, so I never play games that don't have enough nice colors and light in most of the game.
March 2, 2014