Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
Another Excellent Midnight Mystery
All 3 Midnight Mysteries are great. I played this one about a fortnight ago, and have just replayed it. There was no sense of deja vu, I still had to work to find all the objects and solve puzzles, even though I had played it so recently.
Graphics and sounds are not as exciting as Devil on the Mississippi, but that's as it should be expected.
The story occasionally gets confusing, unless you really stay on top of the clues.
I particularly like being able to see a silhouette of an object before resorting to a hint.
Tips: Watch the colour of the "interact" cursor to get the exact spot to click on your tool. Otherwise it is easy to rule out a tool that works, because of inexact clicking.
January 24, 2012
3 Mini Poe episodes to Investigate
There are three separate episodes in this game - The Murder of Marie Roget, The Gold Bug, The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy.
Each episode focuses on HOS's, interviewing different people at different locations and unlocking different clues.
The hint system is adequate, though you need to be judicious in using them. You replenish your hints by finding the raven in every new scene. When you run out of ravens, you have to figure it out yourself - however, I never ran out of ravens as most of the objects were able to be found with a little intense looking.
This is NOT an adventure type game - the game moves you along to the scenes. There is no navigation - you get a scene and work the scene - you never move around within a scene. (except for close up investigations)
The game is a bit short compared to others, but don't let that stop you - it's a fun game for an afternoon of playing.
February 26, 2012
Too short Too easy
This was VERY short for my taste in HOA games. I also found the beginning made me feel like someone was holding my hand every step of the way. The story line was okay at best, no voice overs at all and the graphics were fairly grainy and dark. You also have to click the correct objects several times before the game recognizes it and sometimes this will lead you into a penalty. Glad I bought it on sale and not full price!
March 16, 2012
What a dull game
Wow - what a dull game for such an interesting author as Poe.
1. Repetitive - there really isn't any kind of adventure - you just mosey from HO screen to HO screen while the story eventually unfolds in front of you. Almost all the screens have the same dark/bluesh-grey color.
2. Nonsensical - The story doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, and mostly kept me off balance.
3. Annoying beginning. I felt like I was 3 years old learning to cross the street there was so much hand holding and tutorial in the beginning.
4. Annoying effects. The penalty for over-clicks (which is basically 3 wrong clicks) is the replacement of your bird by a cat. Its noisy and a nuisance.
5. Items dim and hard to find.
6. Dull non-descript music.
It was the second game ever I stopped before the end because I just didn't care to finish. Perhaps the later Midnight mysteries are better - but this one is for the birds.
April 13, 2012
I really enjoyed this game, although my biggest complaint was the shortness of it. It should have been longer so I could continue playing it. Don't really feel like I got my money's worth.
February 26, 2012
Awful is all I can think of
This is one of the worse HO games I've played. There is absolutely no story line at all and it's ALL HOs....nothing else to fine or solve. Plus the graphics were very bad and not clear at all. It just goes from one HO scene to another. Don't waste your money on this one....I don't recommend it at all.
September 26, 2012
Houdini beats Poe with a shamrock
I can tell this is the first game of the series. I bought the Houdini version. They're pretty similar but I miss looking for the extra object (ie the shamrocks for the bonus HOS). Will have to finish the trial before I decide if I want to buy it. I was about to quit before I realized that rubbing the icons was for one puzzle. I thought 'enough of the grave rubbings,already'. If you like a HOG and not so much travelling from one place to another frequently, you'll enjoy this. Pretty basic.
February 27, 2012
ONE OF MY FAVORITES
I love hidden oject games and this one keeps you looking, if you need hints they are there the story line is really good . This one you can play over and over again. Have fun, I know I did. It kept me up for hours, just couldn't stop playing till I reach the end. Great game.
August 9, 2012
Good Hidden Object Game
Aftter finally trying this game I found it okay. It isn't a Hidden Object game that I am familiar with. It seems like every scene is about the same. There really is no story line to follow for this game.There are a lot of objects to look for in each part of the game. Not too challenging! It's a so-so game for me....
November 21, 2011
Poe Fans Unite!
This is a fun loving and interesting game for any Hidden Object lover and great for Edgar Allen Poe fans! A must have! Great Game!
January 2, 2012