Magic Encyclopedia: Illusions
The longer I played the better it got
To start off with I thought this game was vague, hard to follow and confusing. The fragmented hidden objects took some finding and emulating the constellations was very tedious. The graphics were quite clear, bright and precise and there was just enough dialogue (no voice overs) needed to understand the game. The plot entailed a need to remove illusions whilst trying to recover a magic book and travelling to different places and assisting the locals in an endeavour to complete your campaign. The puzzles and mini games were intriguing and some needed some brain power, some were laborious and some were tricky. The fragmented hidden objects were sometimes quite difficult to find and needed a hint quite often, just as well the hints recharged quickly and the use of the magic glasses separated illusions from reality. As I progressed further into the game I was really enjoying the challenge and was rather sorry when it came to an end. Chapter 5 provided an extra challenge. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable game and it is money well spent.
February 4, 2012
3 in a series
I love this game but Barleybrave said that this was the 3rd in a series. What are the other two???? I would love to play them. This game was just too much fun and there needs to be more like this one
April 25, 2012
An Excellent Game!
I loved this game. I played the first Magic Encyclopedia game and wasn't very impressed, so I wasn't expecting much from this one either. But the ratings convinced me to give it a try. It was worth it! This is a MUCH better, much more sophisticated game than the first one. The basic procedures are the same; you're trying to find fragments of objects. Then when you find all the fragments, you can use the objects to move you along further in the game. The Illusionist has imprisoned all the master magicians, so Catherine must try to save them all and defeat the Illusionist. The game is charming and well-thought out. There are 5 chapters, so it's satisfyingly long. Each chapter has about 4 rooms to explore. I loved the game and highly recommend it.
August 22, 2013
One of My All-time Faves!
I was getting bored with straight HO games and stumbled across this one out of luck. If you like FROGs (fragmented objects) mixed with medium challenge mini-games and a cool way to change the scene to see it in other ways, this is for you.
December 12, 2012
CHANGE FROM REALITY TO ILLUSIONS AND BACK
This is a wonderful frag game. The frags are used to solve puzzles. There are two layers to every location - reality and the illusions left by a book thief. Artistry is colorfully hand-drawn and lovely to gaze upon. Discover ways to change how you look at things - ex: fix potions that remove some of the illusions to expose additional frag parts, as portions of objects are in the reality and the illusion.
Exits aren't marked, although you'll get a enlightened area for them. So you'll find yourself exiting into another area you hadn't planned on at the moment until you get used to it. If you get "need to look elsewhere" from the hint, it merely means that you need to change from reality to illusion or vice versa. But by Chapter 2, you will get a pair of goggles that let you see the two levels without the fancy trappings.
Well thought-out game that's a lot of fun to play. Although there are other games that have you switching from one type of scene to another, it is usually by illumination. This game seems to have a unique way of accomplishing that task of changing (although you do change the illumination in the first part of the chapter). I think this game is actually better than the other 2 Magic Encylopedia.
December 4, 2013
great game for everyone how to find hidden piece to make an object
December 1, 2011
I love this game, was getting so bored with the usual hidden object type game. Please, please can we have MORE of these, and maybe they could form a separate category?
March 10, 2013
A different kind of HO! Good entertainment.
Catherine, with the help of his teacher, need to remove the "illusions" that modify the appearance of the Magic Academy.
New kind of HO: instead of search for things at specific locations, you have to find pieces of some objects throughout the game.
The objects that you complete, after finding all pieces, are required to remove illusions and be able to continue forward, because each location has two ways to be seen: changing day to night; making magic potions or collecting magic sand to leave items visible - invisible, etc., and a few times change is necessary to be able to see and collect everything.
Good graphics, no voice over, boring sound, good challenge.
A tip: on the right top of the screen, has a small button to skip the long explanations of the tutorial.
I was glad when I saw !
January 27, 2012
This game is the 3rd in the series, and one nice thing is that games have continued to change. The graphics are very nice and bright, the storyline continues with the saving the world scenario of the first 2, the music is ok but can be annoying at times.
This is a fragmented HO. I consider this a visual rather than a mind game. There are 5 chapters with 5 different areas per chapter. You search in the real world and the "illusions" world for the pieces. I would consider the HOs above average as some items are harder to find, but all are doable once you get used to the play. The puzzles are pretty easy and skippable. The hint button fills quickly.
Overall this is a fun, relaxing little game that can fill some time before or after an intense game, or if you just want a nice relaxing game. Therefore, I recommend this game.
January 10, 2012
I liked it
The magic encyclopedia games are different to play. You have to change the seen to find items. Different and fun. The HO can be hard to find so you really need to look. Takes you to different areas as you solve one area. Some of the HOS can be very hard to find the items but the help button works really good. I would get them.
May 9, 2013