Skymist - The Lost Spirit Stones
This in an Interactive Hidden Object game from Mutant Games; please don?t be put off by the cartoonish graphics, the scenes are clean & sharp & the artwork is simply lovely. There are no voiceovers & the dialogue is skippable but the responses (which come from you as the characters ?interact? with you) in parts of the game are hilarious.
A princess is getting ready for her birthday party & she asks you to help but what you do causes all the prettiness to disappear & Skymist turns into a darker, dreary world & it?s your job to put it right. The H0 scenes are well laid out; some things will go into your inventory as you need them for a task.
The hint recharges at around 30 seconds & there is a mis-click penalty but you have to really go some for it to kick in. You get a journal which is very useful as it contains tips on what to do next; indeed sometimes it tells you exactly what to do next. However being partly adventure there will be times when you have to give some thought about what to do; for instance combining inventory items.
This is a beautiful game that won?t tax you too much but does need some thinking about occasionally.
December 17, 2011
Interesting mix of challenges and visuals
I like the 3D computer graphics of the game and scenes and the fact that the HOS include special tasks you have to accomplish to solve each scene. Although it is not difficult it makes it more interesting. I also like the story line. A fun suggestion, give multiple choice answers in the dialogue so a player can control the direction the game goes in based on the answer given. Or even if the game goes the same way, having 2 choices of "reply" - like one funny and one serious - or one mean and one nice - or one dumb and one smart- would make it more unique and entertaining.
January 9, 2012
Skymist-The Lost Spirit Stones
If you like a game with mainly HO's and very little else then this is a game for you.
Story line thin almost non existent. In the 60 minutes played no puzzles maybe these and a developing story line is further on in the game, I shall never know as being thoroughly bored I wouldn't buy it.
April 1, 2012
Lacking in several areas
It's a bit short, but not terribly so.
Worst thing about it is that characters are annoying and poorly drawn. The rest of the art is decent, but not as good as most HOGs. Too much is dependent on the shadows from rendering (for those who know what I'm talking about)
The gameplay is just plain and unremarkable.
There's a bit of fun in it, but compared the the vast majority of HOGs, this is in the lower half.
Probably a good game for kids I'm thinking.
November 25, 2011
Lots of Hidden Objects
All-round good balance between frustrating HO settings and easy finds. Good game, good graphics, will enjoy again.
November 29, 2011
Decent Game but Not Very Engaging
"OK" is the best word I can think of to describe this game. The visuals are not terrible, but they're definitely not stunning. The story is rather trite and there's no voice-acting, just lines of text to click through. My favorite part of the game was the problem-solving aspect, although after a few levels everything started to feel repetitive. Overall, I think I'll probably forget everything about this game in a few weeks but it was decent fun while it lasted.
February 2, 2012
don't waste the time
Boring game-too much HO searching and not nearly enough time to develop the characters or story line. Just when I think it might get interesting - another HOG and now I find once the red disk full, there will be a green one. Sorry, won't be finishing this game and you shouldn't either. Save your money for something worthwhile.
July 26, 2012
I really enjoyed the storyline, as well as the way the game put the player in the game. I wasn't a huge fan of the CGI look of the scenes, but it looks fine. The cartoonish characters were well drawn, and I liked the interactions between them and the character.
June 6, 2012
I played this game for only 10 minutes before I knew I wouldn't enjoy it.
The dialogue did make me smile but after the 4th HOS in as many minutes I lost interest. I love HOG's but only where there is a balance between them and an adventure...not the case here.
Sorry but not for me!
March 21, 2012
I feel like a kid again
this is a delighful story. You feel like you became a child again and putting in your adult knowledge you will be able to save the day. Visuals are good, story line old and tried - but not too bad - well, if you are ready for an adventure and feeling good about it - go for it.
April 30, 2012