Strange Cases: The Tarot Card Mystery
Fun But Easy
This was a fun game with plenty of hidden object scenes, but overall, it was quite easy - I finished it in just a couple of hours. The game really leads you with obvious clues on what to do next.
If you're looking for a quick game that you can blow through in an afternoon, this is a good one. The story scenes are a bit slow, but in general this is a fast play.
January 29, 2012
Strange Cases Indeed
I purchased the Tarot Card and LightHouse Mystery games together in a dual pack by Big Fish. I'm glad they came this way and would like to see more games offered this way.
I played the LightHouse game first and I have to say that it was somewhat better then the Tarot Card. The story was easy to follow in both, but you could relate more with the LightHouse game plot and it seemed like they advanced the game more. Both games seem to last about the same time and have similiar amount of mystery, mini-games, and hidden objects. There was audio voices that spoke to you in LightHouse, that Tarot Card didn't have. I prefer the audio storyline, than for me to read. LightHouse had a better ending, Tarot Card was alright, but I expected more. Maybe it's because I didn't want the game to end. LOL!
I won't spoil the story, but you can tell by the Tarot Card title that it will have something related to this. Some people may take offense to the spiritual (evil) part of these games, so buyer you are now warned.
I rated fun, quality, and challenge on the average-middle side because this game wasn't really a high-end HOG like I've seen, but it wasn't the lower end either, were all you do is hidden objects and super easy mini-games. For the advanced gamer this would probably be extremely easy for them. I personally felt it had some challenge, but the helps and tips throughout the game, and the option to skip the mini-games, makes it easier to finish.
This has a nice relaxing mode to it, which is always nice. It doesn't keep score or any time. There's a pet-peeve of mine that I don't care for, which is the flashlight and/or dark scenes in a game. Both LightHouse and Tarot Card had a small amount of this in it. Otherwise, the rest of the scenes are well seen.
One nice change up with the hidden objects in both of these games, are that they give you text words, shapes, and cut-up pieces to find. The audio is fine, giving you options, but it does get annoying with the same phone ringing in the background throughout several scenes. So, I turned it off completely.
I'd still recommend this game, it's an enjoyable relaxing mystery game, but you may want to try it first. I guess I'm spoiled on MCF's high-end HOG games!
December 15, 2011
Too bad it's so short
I liked this game. The HOGs were good, some interactive. The story moved along. But I was 1/2 way through in 45 minutes. Same problem as the other game in this series. Wish this would have been a lot longer so I could have recommended it.
February 5, 2012
A Good Game Indeed!
Just got around to playing and I enjoyed game very much,
Red, Green and Blue colored Tarot cards indicated items to be found which was a pleasant mix of words, silhouettes or fragmented objects to be played out in each HO scene.
Uncomplicated. Very creative. Scenes were clear and mostly uncluttered which I appreciate. Purchased all three of the Strange Cases and have replayed them several times.
If you are looking for a game that you haven't played yet, I would recommend giving this mystery a try.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
September 4, 2012
Too slow and difficult to figure out what to do
I got stuck on a couple different puzzles because I didn't know what to do and there was no help. For example, in the lighthouse, I'm to obtain tweezers to remove a card, but can't figure out where the tweezers are to keep going. The help option was too basic and didn't give me the direction I needed, beyond the obvious. And once you are through certain sections, there's no going back. Was I supposed to obtain needed inventory in a previous section? No idea. Don't recommend. Would really like my money back as this was a waste of time and annoying lesson in frustration.
July 5, 2012
Strange Cases: The Tarot Card Mystery
A fun HOG for me. A good story with nice hidden object puzzles.
November 16, 2011
Fun game, but kinda short
I enjoyed playing this game. It did have a lot of hidden object scenes, but they were done in three ways - list of words, shapes, and finding pieces to make an object.
I found the story and direction of game play to be interesting and held my attention. The puzzles were mostly easy, but a few were inventive.
It is a short game, but it was definitely worth playing.
January 29, 2013
Not a fun experience! Waste of alot of time for such a boring game.
November 6, 2012
the tarot card mystery
it was a great game and it mad you think all the time
November 24, 2011