Mystika 2: The Sanctuary
Good Match 3 with Additional Challenges
A nice Match 3 combo that includes challenges, as others have mentioned, making it a bit different to the norm, in an enjoyable way.
Graphics, sound effects, ambient music and gameplay are all top notch, so virtually nothing to complain about. However, as fellow-reviewer pennom36 mentioned, there is the small niggle of spelling mistakes e.g. sextan instead of sextant.
I found the challenge level quite easy, even in timed mode, but with 200 levels, I'm sure it will increase as you progress.
Overall though, I would have to say this is one of the better Match 3 games, and one which would appease the majority of players.
May 16, 2014
Not too bad of a game
When you need a break from doom, gloom, strategy guides and the like. Not the least challenging just need to accumulate money to restore the village. Not much else to add except that it takes longer than I think necessary to accumulate the funds,
It is a long game tho so you get your dollar's worth.
May 21, 2014
Disappointed it's not like the First - but solid game
I loved the First Mystika - the story behind the journey - the different towns and caves, the way you shot the spiders - It was such a fantastic game I was really excited for 2. And then I started this one.
This is a standard Match 3 - no journey from place to place - no story about the darkness - not fun spiders to shoot at - just clear the screen and build a town. Disappointed. That said, it's a great basic Match 3.
Pros: I LOVE the clicking the tiles make, and the color scheme/visuals. Very smooth action. Nice puzzles and ground breakers - particularly fond of the "solve for 1" type puzzles.
Cons: No real story, Bombs and bonuses can't be moved so you can't strategize - you have play where the bomb lands. Also bombs don't occur if they fall into place (which is cheap). Equally cheap is the points per screen (usually 100). If you are playing timeless, you shouldn't be penalized for taking a long time.
June 28, 2014
Enjoyed playing and would buy it, but would like more of a challenge at the beginning. I always play in relaxed modes as I play for entertainment, not pressure. I would also like a running total of $ during play so I know if I need to collect more in order to purchase items. Graphics were very good, but difficult to hear voice in background talking.
May 14, 2014
Very fun until the end........
Was loving this game until the very last part when all the levels became very challenging and you could not skip. :-( I feel cheated !
I still must say its a good game and the graphics and colors are nice.
August 6, 2014
Cute Little Game - Demo Review Only
This game is adorable and played in the untimed mode, very relaxing and pleasant.
While I won't be purchasing it today, it is on my list for when I'm in the mood for something not very challenging and have run out of games that fit that mood.
If you're looking for something to relax for a bit, you might want to try this one.
June 28, 2014
A good easy going game
I like a nice, easy M3 game that also has HOG thrown in. And an opportunity to improve a garden or town, or build a new one. It gives you something to do other than just straight M3. This is a fairly easy game. I noticed, they did get more difficult until about level 35 when they seemed to go back to the beginning with really easy puzzles. On level 40, I had a bit of a problem in that it kept telling me I had no moves left when I could see about 4 but...it made me start the level over. Twice. Not nice. But, I move onward.
It's a good game. Not too difficult (esp. untimed).
May 25, 2014
FUN MATCH 3 WITH MANY EXTRAS
This game can be played either in timed or untimed. You have the typical match three panels with wood, chains and dirt. However, there are 10 hidden object scenes; challenges where you have to clear the board with only so many moves; boards that have only a few objects that you have to clear entirely. I really liked the variety of this game and the graphics in the rebuilding of the town are very well done.
May 23, 2014
I like 3-match and time management games and was looking for a slightly different twist. This one is cute but it is slow going. I did the trial in relaxed mode, decided to buy it because it was on sale. Otherwise, I wouldn't have spent the money. The graphics are great, the music is pleasant but it takes sooo long to earn money. I switched to timed mode and it's the same issue. It's a good game for someone whose looking for a game that's great in place of meditating!
May 18, 2014
Good Gmae But...
When you get to just over 90 percent through the game there are only puzzle boards left, nothing but challenge puzzles. I find them tedious and choose not to spend hours trying to get through them, so for me the game ended before the last level was completed. Otherwise a good game, but if you don't like challenge puzzles you cannot escape, don't buy it unless you don't mind stopping just before the end.
June 28, 2014