Mysteries and Nightmares: Morgiana
Jack took the game! :D
I am truly loving this game. The VO's are superb, I love the talking mouse Jack, and I feel sorry for the lil' dude. Lost everything just because he got more intelligent and not by his own doing. The one thing though they could of widened the resolution so when on full screen it covers the screen. I tried different monitor resolutions, but it still didn't do nothing for the game. And another thing I love about this team is what they did with the journal. No sparkling journal! Other teams I wish would follow suit on this. Sparkling journals are distracting and annoying.
Story: Poor Missy wakes with amnesia in an abandoned castle not knowing what the heck is going on. Early on she is befriended by a little mouse named Jack. He too was was abandoned and rejected by his family because he became too 'smart' and can talk. So together they go and found out the mysteries while Missy works on getting her memory back. But the way the story is going, Missy might get more than she bargained for.
Graphics: Beautiful graphics to look at as you journey your way through the castle.
Music: Very pleasant to listen too and fits the game perfectly.
Mini Games: Fun not frustrating. The ones I played no problem at all. And some original ones we haven't played yet.
H0GS: I only played one in the hour and a half I played. But it was interactive and not dull at all.
Map: Bottom right corner of the little pictures on the map you will see green sparkles which mean something to do, green ticks mean area cleared, and the red diamond means the area is still active. The map is a jump map.
Kudos to this team for another well put together game. In my book it's still a 10/10. Keep up the fantastic work. :D
July 7, 2014
Inside Morgiana's World
What a great game, don't let this slip past the radar! I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I downloaded this game, I was certainly wrong, and I knew I was going to like this game as soon as I watched the introductory video. A strange force waits outside of the castle until Arabelle falls asleep and whisks her off into the night telling her to remember nothing. When she wakes up, she has no idea who she is or where she is. One thing is clear, the castle she's in isn't abandoned, but who lives here?
This isn't an easy game to play, there were times when I just didn't know what to do next, and the hint button simply tells you that there's nothing to do here. You find a little talking mouse (that just so happened to eat the wrong book!) and he will help you out along the way. They have done a nice job with the graphics and an excellent job with the videos, even the characters are very well drawn.
There aren't a whole lot of Hidden Object Scenes, they are slightly interactive list finds, this is more of an adventure game than a HOG. The puzzles aren't bad either such as turning several rings until all of the snakes are complete from head to toe. I think for a standard edition game only, this is an excellent game, enjoy!
July 7, 2014
good, solid SE game
As soon as I saw the opening graphics, I knew this would be a good one. Then I began to play and it looked so familiar! I remembered then that I had done the beta of it, and it was one I had been anxious to play for real. This is one of those SE little gems that have been some of my most favorite games. Hidden object scenes are fun, and interactive. Graphics are great. The map shows where you are and which scenes are completed and which have active objectives to do. The hint could be better, but with the map it's fine. The cut scenes are 'slow' I guess, but I like them- fun to watch and part of the overall story. I bought it right away once I started playing and am happy I did! Give it a try!
July 7, 2014
Awesome SE game!
Great graphics, plays very much like a CE, with no extras. :) Interactive map, beautiful graphics, music wasn't annoying, Took me roughly 5 hours to play, and that's with skipping at least 4 or 5 puzzles, definitely worthy of price, although I used a game credit. There were a few glitches, one HOS would not show up until I backed out and restarted and could not get the saw to work on the roots no matter how many times I tried so skipped that one and the game crashed once. Lots of great puzzles,so more adventure type, not as many HOS's. It was hard to know what to do next but the interactive map was excellent help...only 2 points in the game where I didn't know what to do and that was because I had not discovered the next scene yet. Thanks so much Big Fish for a great SE game, it seems like they have become a rarity now. I sure would like to see a new series of SE's out, I can think of a ton that I would love to see a sequel in, but this is not the place. REALLY ENJOYED this game!!!!!! I will definitely play this one a few more times. :)
July 7, 2014
I really liked it!
I like the storyline and the variable locations (the abandoned castle, the beautiful jungle, the frozen underground, the world full of volcanos and lava). Really cute is that little mouse ? Jack. I found interesting using magic and spells to solve the puzzles and mini-games.
Map, task list and help are without any problems.
This game and especially its graphics really touched me. Something in this game is just a little bit different (in a positive way). I really liked it!
July 7, 2014
I really loved the game! The visual art is great and the story progress very well. I liked the "sorcery settings" it wasn't too scary, but it was very believable. The movies are great quality but sometimes a bit too long, fortunately they can be skipped. Hidden object scenes are mostly "list" but there is always something you need to do in the scene to get all the objects. And I really loved Jack the Mouse! I bought this game and its very nice surprise, highly recommend it.
July 7, 2014
I did enjoy it! Great visuals!
The game is truly amazing! The visual style is different from what I have seen, its very detailed, I wander if there will be some "HD" version, mayb on Ipad? The game is set into fantasy settings, its basically fairy tale but for not exactly for kids, I'm not saying its gory or something like that, but its realistic, also the spells seems to work in logical way #you need components to craft magical items, you need to know recepies, etc.#. The sound and music plays big role in the mood and atmospehere. The cutscenes are great, I don't know If I have ever seen such realistic characters, they look almost like real actors. Its really great game.
July 7, 2014
Oh wow, great game! Absolutely fabulous!
I just finished playing this game, it took me a good 5-6 hours, great value for money for this faboulous SE!!
Lots of beautiful cutscenes, which I loved. They are kind of slow sometimes, but I didn't mind at all, it enhanced the atmosphere of the game! Very good music that fits the game perfectly. The graphics are unbelievable. Enormous attention to detail and extremely mystical and haunting scenes.
The storyline is very captivating and you want to know what's going to happen next and how you are going to get there!
This game has a fantastic jump-map, and you can hardly play this game without it! The map shows you where there are active tasks, you see little blue sparkles in the right-bottom corner of the pictures of the scenes (some reviewers mentioned there is no indication of actions, but sadly the are wrong, they miss out on a great game). Sometimes it is not easy to figure out where to go next, and this map Always helps you out!
I loved the feel of this game, haunting and threatening, but still very beautiful, nothing gray or gory. This game is quite challenging, and I loved that, the 'big' games lately are way, way, way too easy.
It's strange that there are no difficulty levels, but I loved it anyway. There are sparkles on the HOS, and an occasional little sparkle in the game, that didn't bother me at all.
I really had a ball with this game and hope you will too!
July 11, 2014
I really enjoyed this game. It was just the right amount of challenge after a hard day's work. The hints can be frustrating but that is what the forum is for. Just makes one have to think a bit more. I recommend it.
July 8, 2014
Wow! What a surprise!
This game took me by surprise! Lots of twists and turns; Jack was one that I didn't see coming. I only had to ask for help once when I missed finding a path. This game was as long as many CE games, and was intricate enough to keep me forging forward, not wanting to stop. The map was invaluable in keeping it all going. My hat's off to the staff who developed this, it was unlike others. Good and bad, surprises and changes...Don't let this one get by you, I don't think you'll regret it.
July 12, 2014