PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville
another great ers game
I have bought all the puppet show games and have not been disappointed. They are all fun and enjoyable to play. Hope to see another one soon. Great fun.
August 12, 2012
Simple But Elegant Game
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
What a treat it is to be playing Mystery Of Joyville again. The GRAPHICS are simply beautiful ? bright, colourful, exquisitely detailed. Even the ?ugly? scenes look wonderful.
Compared to the later PuppetShow games, Joyville is very simplistic, and very much a HO GAME. There are HOGs everywhere you turn, and each LIST is full of items such as ?4 clocks?, so you get to stay put for quite a while. There is some INTERACTION, but it is not indicated on the list, only by sparkles.
The PUZZLES were delightfully simple; in a couple of cases I was waiting for the catch! For me to call a puzzle easy, it must be very simple indeed.
Some of the appeal of this game is, in fact, its simplicity.
The story is simplicity itself. You are asked to investigate the disappearance of a young boy. His family inform of a rash of disappearances from the town that seem to be connected to the old puppet theatre. So you investigate the theatre.
I liked that there was NO MAP, NO HINT outside HOGs, NO VOICEOVERS, NO VIDEO CUTSCENES. I?m not saying I?d want all games to go back to that quieter game style, but it is nice for a change.
I also love the way animation is implied by a series of stills.
I got a real buzz out of replaying this little gem.
April 27, 2013
I keep buying the PuppetShow series of games primarily due to the beautiful graphics. The hidden object scenes are not to challenging nor are the puzzles. But it is a long play game well into the 6-8hr length and worth the purchase.
December 19, 2011
Sequels are important
I played Lost Town [which is the sequel] first, so when I played this, I was stunned that the graphics are pretty dated. It's not that it's bad, it's just that Lost Town's graphics really blew me away, so the standards were set high.
That being said, that means they improved, did they not?
And there's something nice about retro graphics. :)
Anyway, they set a nice base plot for the story, and the characters touch the heart [e.g the love/devotion of Felicia's dad]. I must say, this ending is much better than Lost Town's, but this one ended abruptly.
Also, it's probably because I've played Lost Town first, but the challenges here are way too easy. But it's fine by me, because it makes for a relaxing play. :)
The sequel only got better, so I encourage the hesitant customer to get both this and Lost Town. [Am unsure about the third installment as I've not finished it yet, but I am sure Puppetshow will not disappoint me.]
December 16, 2011
I liked that game a lot. For the challenge, the grapics, the storyline. Everything! I you want a game that you will not necessarily finish in 1 day, this is a good one (unless you are just like me and just can't stop playing until it's finished! lol)
November 19, 2011
I truly enjoyed playing this game. The graphics are great, the story line flows well and the mini games were fun to play. I didn't want the game to end. I played the Lost Town and couldn't tell you which I liked better. I will be purchasing all the PuppetShow games.
December 4, 2011
Puppets,Hardness,And Hidden Objects=Epicness
The Best Hidden Object Game Ever Made Is Puppetshow,Very Challenging With Mini Games Mixed in with The Evil Puppets Of Epicness....Spider Puppets Are Very Evil but,Sometimes Very Helpful....Good Luck My Friends And Find Me On Roblox(website)I Am Wolram On It
December 16, 2011
I have a Venetian mask/puppet fetish!!!
I live the graphics, story line and music. I have played all of the games within the series. The graphics are nice and appealing to the eye due to the colors in the scenes I believe. The color choices seem to bring more "life" to the screen (I like playing games in the dark) I like the how the story line is consistent throughout all of the games. I especially like the statement at the end of Destiny Undone. Lastly, I love the music. It is calming, soothing and hypnotic :-)
January 5, 2014
This was probably the first HOA game I played way back in the day. I loved it then, and decided to get it again mainly for nostalgic reasons. This game is a little dated compared to others out there, but to me, this is a great classic. I've never played the sequels so I am stoked to finally play them!
Graphics are a bit dated, and the puzzles are not very challenging. The music is repetitive, but spooky and really adds to the game.
July 31, 2013
Having fun with Felicia.
Playing my Joyville games again. These games from ERS are the best. Beautiful artwork and fun stories.
June 18, 2013