Mystery Chronicles: Murder Among Friends
This game is purely HOS and puzzles. Puzzles were good but I did not have the patience because the HOS scenes were so difficult, I just skipped the puzzles to get through the game. The hint charger was very slow and the objects were miniscule. I had to get my magnifier to help me to see objects. Not enjoyable.
December 17, 2011
Not happy with game
The graphics are dark, not clear as well as not well drawn. I had my screen on the brightest possible setting and many scenes were still very dark and difficult to see. I would not recommend this game.
January 23, 2012
Found this game to be frustrating and couldn't wait to finish it
I like hidden object games but I also want a fair chance to finding the items. Many of these scenes contained such tiny and obsecure items that it only became visible when asking for a hint. Because of this I did not enjoy the puzzles as I just wanted to finish this and move on. Many reviewers indicated there was not a penalty for misclicking but I found that to be not true. After several clicks, the hint bubble would empty and that added to the frustration as it took a very long time to refill.
Often you had several locations to visit and there was a movement between them by clicking on foot prints on the side which was nice. The music was tedious, the story was ok but was just there as a filler. Just your basic HOS (with extremely small and hard to see objects) with a filler story between scenes.
December 30, 2014
Hated is such a strong word - but, hated it.
What story line? I loved the little footsteps that took you immediately from one place to another like magic but that was all I liked. It was strictly an HOG game because all there was were HOGs in every area and the scenes and backgrounds were dark and boring and - yawn. I can't say more because there just is no more to say. This Glam-ma says a "no go" for me.
May 8, 2013
this game is lousy no help when u start a new game like you usually get tutor nothing small that you can hardly see the stuff you are looking for looks like ants
April 24, 2013
MOST ANNOYING AND FRUSTRATING
Over 4 hours (relaxed mode) playing one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. MAJOR COMPLAINTS:
1) The HOS were very dark and indistinct. Some games allow you to adjust the brightness under Options for that game only. Since the game was mostly HOS, that capability was sorely missed. Many objects were tiny and/or shaded into shadows, making them hard to see (and I have a 27? screen). There were very few HOS that weren?t so dark.
2) Hints took an obscenely long time to recharge. Since I needed the hints to find quite a few objects in the last half of the game, waiting for the recharge was driving me up the wall. It likely took at least an hour waiting for the recharges. Doubt I?ll play the game again.
These didn?t bother me, but just so you know: There are a lot of different sound effects during gameplay, some of them quite startling. You do get popup windows at the end of some scenes telling you what else to do. Puzzles are easy. There is an option to play in 3D, but it was slightly easier to find objects without 3D.
May 25, 2013
This is just a hidden object game with a lame storyline.
About the HOS -- objects are extremely small; scenes are re-visited; the hint takes 2 minutes to recharge; misclickes uncharges the hint button!
Play the demo and read some reviews. I didn't even finish the demo. This is the worst HOG I've ever played.
July 1, 2014