Mystika 2: The Sanctuary
I bought it....and it's cute...BUT
I agree with another reviewer here, about 90-93% through the game the only puzzles left to complete are the challenges. They just play over and over and over again, no matter how many times you hit the "skip" button. I got through what looks to be 200 levels (which is several hours of fun) before I reached this impossible level to complete. If there is an option for "skip" you should really be able to SKIP.
This is a serious flaw, that made the game less enjoyable for me. The rest of the game is fun and the graphics are beautiful. And, I really liked buying things to fill the magic kingdom. At least there is an option to play with a new name so you can go through the game again. But, I doubt that I'll ever be able to "finish". The challenges at the end are too hard. It would have been better for the final level if the match 3 were harder instead of these impossible challenges, or even better yet -- a different game altogether like a simple Mah Jong or something. Oh well.
July 11, 2014
I usually enjoy match 3 games. Fishdom and Heroes of Hellas are some of my favorites. This game was disappointing.
I prefer to play without time limits and this game has that option. There are certain challenge games you can skip as you go along, but then you reach a point where the only levels the game offers are these challenges you skipped earlier. In effect, you have to complete them. This made it more like a timed game for me.
Also, the rewards you get for each level are so small that it takes a long time to purchase the various items. It gets tedious. I finally gave up without finishing the game.
The art was fine, if on the cartoony side. The music was pleasant. I won't replay the game, so it wasn't really worth the money for me.
September 13, 2014
Review of a finished game...
Very run of the mill M3. Yawn... It is Nothing like the first one. The one thing the developers brought from the first one to this sequel was freeing the luminos. (birds in chained cages). Achievements, small easy challenges, but really nothing to write home about.
July 9, 2014
Could be a real good game if there ...
weren't these "interruptions" in gameplay through "challenges". Either you have to clear the board with limited actions allowed or - even worse - you have to match all in about one or two twists in order to clear the board. Music there is very dramatic and dark, and - okay you can skip them, but if you do, you'll never be able to really finish the game as they keep awaiting you at the end again. I am not into mathematics and I will never be able to understand logical actions, so i do never get a chance to really finish the game. Without this so annoying "addition" it would be a great game with replay value. Just too bad they thought they had to do something extra smart:-(((
June 12, 2014
enjoyed the game but completed it in 77 minutes
May 29, 2014
DID NOT FOLLOW STORY LINE FROM 1st GAME
I would never had bought this game had I not needed to use a coupon and no other games were part of my genre or I already had at the time.
Though this game is alright (particularly since one can toggle between relaxed and timed but clicking on the Options tab), this game had NOTHING TO DO with the ORIGINAL Mystika game.
The original Mystika game was with a girl who ascertains that her father had wanted her to "fight" her own sister that had been banished and ends with this girl gaining all the powers necessary but was now on banished sisters' side and vowed that father was going to have to face them both together.
Mystika 2 had NOTHING to do with Mystika in that all you were doing was building up and upgrading a farm.
May 21, 2014
I wish this game had a walk through as I cannot finish it with the puzzles that are at the end. Up to this point it was fun. It no longer is!!!. I spent time getting to the end and now cannot complete the game. I have no time to fool with puzzles that only give you so many moves to finish. Not happy with this one.
November 19, 2014
boring keep it
same old same old just a different title and picture. Big Fish famous for repeat games of hidden charges and match 3 games what about the time management games and all the others that they have listen? this game is boring after awile
May 15, 2014
I hated it
not fun at all did not like it not enjoyable no good
June 4, 2014
You MUST finish the Puzzle Challenges to complete the game!!
Too bad I didn't know this BEFORE purchasing the game. Don't be fooled by the "skip" button, since you will be forced to complete the challenge at Level 201. Check the forums. I wish I had.
December 7, 2014