PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville
Great beginning of a great series!
This is the beginning game in the PuppetShow series and it is a wonderful mix of weird and bizarre happenings in the burnt out shell of a puppet theatre. The HOS are great, the graphics and storyline truly original, and there is some great dark humour. I have played all of the games in the series, and they are all equally fun!
September 13, 2012
Mystery of Joyville - First Story
This is a delightfully wonderful game to play. This was my third time playing it and it took me 3 hours to complete. (I don?t ever rush through games.) Add one or two hours, depending on your skill level, for a first-time play.
Graphics are clear, crisp, and meticulously colored to portray a slightly decaying town. Animation is top-notch, especially the cute scrambling mechanical spider-doll running just ahead of you. It?s a joy to play the HOS, as the objects are good sized and clearly identifiable. HOS are partially interactive. The types of mini-games and puzzles are varied and the difficulty ranges from somewhat easy to more challenging. They aren?t just there as fillers, but instead move you along in the story. Music is apropos to the story and helps to create a suspenseful and unsettling atmosphere.
Details of the storyline were beautifully conceived. The addition of the spider-doll lurking and scuttling about was a nice touch to create a refreshingly unique spin on the tried and true ?missing people? story. If you take your stories too seriously, it can be a little unsettling at times, and it does have its tragedy and the obligatory cliffhanger.
September 2, 2012
First of the Series -- A Must-Play!
Very fun game with a great atmosphere. The theme is a bit spooky, but not overly dark -- I really enjoyed it!
The game itself is a very pleasant level of challenge... it was a tad on the easy side, but the play-through was so enjoyable I didn't mind that I was able to advance from scene to scene so quickly. I enjoyed exploring so much that I was glad I didn't get stuck anywhere for very long.
If you haven't played it yet, you really ought to check out this title as a great game that will launch you into a (so far) fantastic series.
August 22, 2012
The Beginning of an obsession
This was the second HOG I played, and the first that involved puzzles. I was immediately gripped by the graphics, costume and character design and as well by the macob theme. It's one of those games you play straight through beginning to end. Soon as the next one came out I had to get it as well.
July 30, 2012
Well worth the money!!
I have all the PuppetShow games. Love them all. This is the 1st in the series, and they just build on each other. The graphics/sound/storyline are all excellent. Some of the puzzles are a little tricky, but heh. I want MORE !!
July 15, 2012
It's a well known fact that I hate this developer, but I really liked this game!
Excellet graphics. Very well designed and extremely detailed.
Chilling music that sets the theme of the game
Storyline is brilliant. You are investigating the 19th of a series of abductions in the town of Joyville.
I loved the hidden object scenes. most of the items were in groups and they were easy to find.
I would've liked some voice-overs with the text. It would've made the game more realistic.
The puzzles. I hated them. They were very hard and annoying.
The hint took way too long to recharge (60 sec) and the skip took even longer, and it was worse becaue if you backed out of a puzzle. The skip bar would be completely empty and you'd have to wait for it to fill up again.
Overall, I was really impressed with this game, but it was missing something to give it a five. I highly recommend it.
June 30, 2012
I'm loving it!
Personally to me, this is my most favorite ERS games and in the PuppetShow series. The thing that I wish there is is the voice over. To me everything else in this game is perfect to the notch. I play this game over and over and to me it is a classic. I have owned all the games in the series thanks to this one. Play this game to know all the stories behind the PS series :)
June 28, 2012
Another great game from Ers
I really like this series of HOGs. The graphics are great and the HOGs aren't too difficult to find objects. Good games for the intermediate player.
June 18, 2012
i loved this game
I felt I couldn't put this game down.I wanted to keep playing, just to see what happened next. I purchased Return to Joyville and can't wait to start it. The story line was kind of dark, with pieces of puppets torn apart everywhere, I like the darkness of this game.Would not recommend for everyone .
June 9, 2012
Very fun and creative!
I fell in love with the PuppetShow series! I just love the story line and everything, it's a little easy for me to beat but still fun to watch the story unfold. I always get excited when I see another PuppetShow game. A deffinate MUST TRY for EVERYONE!
May 31, 2012