Mayan Prophecies: Blood Moon Collector's Edition
This game doesn't have a cute, little critter to help you. Instead (are you sitting down), your friend is turned into a jaguar, and he/it helps you. Good grief! What's next? I won't even try to imagine what it is.
I must admit that I didn't like any of the games in this series, and this one wasn't a disappointment in being just as bad. The story is lame and contrived, game play is routine and the production is average at best. There is absolutely nothing to recommend about this game. Instead of wasting your time with this dog (cat?), turn off your computer, hit the sack and try not to have nightmares about weird animals trying to help you.
August 8, 2014
Disappointed in This One
I was actually surprised that I was very disappointed in this one. It's one of those hidden object games where the hidden object scenes have more than one of the named item in the scene. Specifically a scene that had numerous spider webs. I don't like that. It makes it impossible to win all the badges. I do like how they spread out here things were hidden and used, but they kept you from moving on and I wish it were more like the games where you use pieces throughout 10 boards instead of being trapped in 4 rooms until you finish all the puzzles.
August 19, 2014
Blood Moon Creates Bad Blood
This is something of a continuation of the Mayan Prophecies series, they even use some of the same music. I phrase it that way because I played the earlier "Ship of Spirits" and it was not too bad. However, with this release, there apparently was a decision to appeal directly to female fishes.
This game is, I hate to say it, actually offensive to me, and I don't get offended easily.
This time it's not the usual bi-chromatic pink and purple - though there is some of that, it is tolerable. No, what is offensive is the story. It is tiring to be insulted by these inane stories. I have to give the voice actors credit for speaking their lines so seriously, despite the fact that there is no sense to them. And then there are elements woven into in the story line which were quite off-putting to me. Unfortunately I cannot explain further without giving a spoiler, but I can say it has to do with the jaguar. Because of this, I am quite surprised they would release a game that would be potentially offensive to some customers.
Despite losing interest after five minutes, like a good fish I continued playing to see if it got any better. It didn't. And it was too bad, because the puzzles and hidden object scenes are good, and this is otherwise an ok game from a technical standpoint. But there is absolutely no way I can support a game with a story like this - otherwise we will get more of them. No!
I don't like to write poor reviews. I would rather write a glowing one, and throw in a few chuckles for fun. I can't do that this time because this blood moon creates bad blood.
August 11, 2014
Couldn't get through the trial this time...
Oh, dear. This was really dreadful. Go here to get one thing, to go get one thing, to go over there and get one thing. It was like a make-work project. There was no adventure aspect to the game at all.
Normally I don't make a big deal about the music and voices and stuff - but the character's voices here were particularly ridiculous. They sounded like they were from Northern California or something, certainly not what one would expect from a Mayan priestess or ancient Jaguar God.
I'll be passing on this one and certainly don't recommend it.
August 7, 2014
I hate this game. No map, no hints.
August 8, 2014
NO NO...NO BIG FISH WINNER HERE
Wow, get it right guys! Where's Elephant Games when you need them? These games are getting worse!
August 7, 2014