Magic Encyclopedia: Illusions
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
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
Good game but not for me
This is a Fragmented Hidden Object game, the graphics are bright & colourful, the artwork more on the cartoon side but nice enough.
The music is very odd as a lot of the time it sound like it belongs to a game set in China; there were no voiceovers & those who read fast can click through the subtitled dialogue.
The mini games were pretty easy & fun to play.
You have to find the objects in two places; initially you begin in a scene & one of the first objects you collect can change the ?illusion? of that scene. Using this item subtly changes the view & more of the FR0Gs become visible, luckily the hint charges in 30 seconds for those like me simply cannot see all the objects. They really were very well hidden & difficult to find so will give you a workout.
However the hint is not very useful once you have found all the items in a scene & have one fragment left to find; it simply says ?I need to look somewhere else? but doesn?t give any clues where. I went into every scene I had opened using both normal & illusion view but could not find the fragment of the object I was trying to piece together.
At this point, 40 minutes into the demo, I lost patience & gave up but I hope others have better luck than I.
Am recommending because although it did not suit me others may find it enjoyable & interesting to play.
December 19, 2011
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
FROG with fun "illusion" mode
I like FROGs (fragmented object games) a lot and this one has an interesting twist to it; each scene can be viewed in real and "illusion" mode that look slightly different and the fragmented objects can be found in both.
As with most other FROGs, once you find all the object fragments, you can combine them to make inventory items. You also have a good variety of puzzles that provide a decent challenge, although nothing too innovative. The graphics are bright, colourful, and while not on the beautiful/gorgeous end of the scale, they have a nice magical quality to them and works great for all of the exotic locations you travel to.
After finishing each "chapter" (a group of locations), you can revisit the scenes to play optional spot the differences minigames.
While not one of the best in this genre, it's pretty good overall.
January 1, 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
great game for everyone how to find hidden piece to make an object
December 1, 2011
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
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