The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate
Really amazing game!
I bought this game last year and I dind't want to play it because I didn't like the thumbnail but I was wrong and I was missing one of the best games I played so far! The story line is no really interesting but the graphics and mini-games are AMAZING!!!! It has some challenge but nothing that you cannot resolve by yourself if you're stock...just think, go back to another place and review the items that you have. LOVE IT!!!!
December 15, 2011
solid FROG game
"The Treasures of Mystery Island: The Gates of Fate" is not quite as good as its sequel and prequel, but it is still solid entertainment and a very good fragmented object game.
Strengths of this game:
- The visuals are very crisp and clear and well done.
- The game has a good length.
- You can see how the fragments to each object look by hovering with the mouse over the object to be found.
- You play two different characters in two different times, so it is fun to see how the place changes (or how you can change it) from character and time to character and time.
Weaknesses of the game:
- At times, the music can get repetitive.
- The fragmented object scenes could be more challenging. I think it is at times too easy to find the fragments, they are not that well hidden.
Overall, the mini-games offer a nice variety of different games with different levels of challenge. You can skip them. The "hint" button is useful not only to find objects, but also to tell you what to do next when you get stuck. No map, but also not needed.
You have a variety of different scenes to explore and tasks to solve - many of the fragmented object scenes only unlock after you identified the task.
Well done and solid game - if you like FROG games, you'll enjoy this one!
March 29, 2012
Lots of mini puzzles
This is a fragmented hidden object game (you find pieces of objects which when put together form the item). The graphics are crisp & the artwork nice & bright; after all you are on a tropical island.
You get a journal which contains a task list & there isn?t much of a story. You don?t need a map though as the scenes are ?grouped? so you start off with four open scenes & they are completed before you move to the next group.
There is no choice in mode of play, the hint recharges at 30 seconds & you can turn off the tutorial tips. The gameplay doesn?t flow very easily & the hint is not very useful when you are stuck & not sure where to go next; it simply states what your task is & you know that already. You will spend a lot of time going to & fro the various scenes looking for items to find or tasks to perform without much guidance.
This is a game about puzzles & tasks rather than H0s; you have to find objects to perform tasks such as chopping wood & there are lots of good mini puzzles, putting together pieces of paper, maze, build a bridge, move circles to make a picture, untangle wires. There is a skip button if needed.
This was quite a long game due to the number of puzzles to solve so well worth playing; it took me around five hours.
June 4, 2012