Mystic Gateways: The Celestial Quest
Good Straightforward Game
Based on entire game. No bad guys. More of an adventure game rather than a HOG. Intermediate length. Not too difficult.
Story: You follow Edwin through a series of portals, looking for relics in the desert of Egypt, the lush greenery of Brazil, the mountains in the Crimea and the beach of Easter Island. In each location, you?ll be helped by various spirits with an ?I?ll help you but only if you help me? attitude. They give you several tasks to accomplish before they will direct you to the relic and next portal.
Game Play: Each location has several scenes, which you may visit several times. Movements in each location are rather intuitive and you?ll sometimes need to return to a spirit for additional guidance as you try to complete the tasks. The game is not a traditional HOG. Rather you will find parts of whatever you are looking for scattered among 2 or 3 scenes. So going back and forth is limited. You will find a brush, hammer and shovel early in the game. They are located where your picture is and you will use them quite a bit. Other items go to inventory until needed. However, they will not appear until they are needed for a task, and sometimes is that is after you return to speak to a spirit. And it is not always obvious when you need to speak to a spirit ? so if you get stuck, just go see a spirit to see if they have anything to say.
Puzzles are not too difficult, and you can skip them. Hints recharge quickly, but they generally show where you can go, not necessarily where you will find something to collect or do. Visually were colorful and clear.
After you enter the last portal, it seems to be an ?everything is hunky-dory? ending. Then Whammo!
June 6, 2012
Very enjoyable game
Unearth magic portals and travel through mystical gateways, conversing and helping various ghosts through mysterions lands, whilst following Edwin's rash attempts to find relics. The dialogue entails a bit of reading to find out what's what but it is not over done. The background music tends to become a bit monotonous. The graphics are clear, colourful and well drawn and some of the scenery is quite breathtaking. The puzzles are intriguing and quite ingenious with out being too difficult. The hidden objects are not the usual type with piles of junk to sift through but instead, looking for machine parts and devices which when assembled and placed correctly, uncover the next part of the game. The loading at the begining and between scenes
takes too long and the ending is a bit of a disappointment, but overall a good interesting,and enthralling game.
June 8, 2012
A Charming Quest
This game has an engaging plot, beautiful artwork and pleasant music. It takes you through delightfully different environments and you meet and interact with unusual characters. Most of the gameplay is fairly routine but a unique approach to hidden object searches is a pleasant surprise. The dialogue between characters was so fresh and funny I could hardly wait to read the next lines. Sign me up for the sequel!
February 29, 2012
Solid HO game
This HO game has nice graphics, an enjoyable though uncomplicated story line and reasonable music. The puzzles were not particularly challenging (I thought) but fun. The list of what needs to be done keeps you going if you get stumped. Suitable for all ages and sexes.
June 14, 2012
Pretty good game
Since there are already so many good reviews that I agree with I'll only make a couple of comments on the game. Although the hint button was great help, it often pointed to ALL the places you could look for the next clue. I didn't see the "?" in the upper left corner of the mini games to see what I was supposed to do until late in the quest, which left me puzzled with many of them.
June 7, 2012
I liked this game. It was definitely linear. Get a quest, find the objects, assemble or use, get next quest. The story was fun; the graphics were good. I liked the mini-games even tho' they were easy. One puzzle eluded me completely. The game made me smile which is a good thing!
March 19, 2012
Give it a chance
Be patient with this game, when it first starts out I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue, but once it gets going it is a good game. It's kinda old school as far as graphics, but the game play makes up for it. Move your cursor slow.
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May 12, 2013
Nice game for a break!
This is not the most difficult game, but I spent a good time. You have to find relics to travel through portals. The graphics are clear. You have to find objects in the locations to solve the puzzles, which are quite easy. The cursor changes when you're on the right spot. The characters you meet tell you what to do. You have a good journal with the clues. The hint system is good.
There's nothing really challenging, so just enjoy!
November 26, 2012
Certainly different, but easy
This was a new type of game for me to try, but I enjoyed the story line, graphics and different types of HOGs. Although a bit repetitive at times which minimizes the difficulty, I enjoyed the overall story and looking forward to more games like this.
June 28, 2012
I do not like games that are so complicated that I have to use a guide to get through the thing. I did not know this game had one. It sure did not need it. It was enjoyable and not too hard to figure out. The puzzles were a little run of the mill, but good. I will play it again, and I will buy a sequel it it comes on the market
June 15, 2012