Columbus: Ghost of the Mystery Stone
A different (supernatural) take on the Columbus story . . . The artwork is very lovely & clear, & the music, though not altogether historically accurate to the 1490s, is mostly pleasant . . . Though fairly routine, some items are difficult to find in the hidden object scenes, which makes them appropriately challenging . . . Similarly, the puzzles are moderately difficult, with a couple of them being of a particular challenge . . . The story mostly makes sense, & as the game play is broken up into chapters, all of the going back-&-forth is contained to whatever chapter you are playing at the time . . .
The length of the game is of medium duration, so it makes for a fun game to play in an afternoon or so . . .
February 5, 2012
RELAXING, FUN, CREATIVE - EXPLORE WITH COLUMBUS!
Five stars for relaxing storyline, graphics, music, puzzles and hidden objects that can actually be found. Scenes complement story and surroundings. Christopher Columbus becomes stranded on an island. Markings suggest possibly Mayan Culture. I play lots of frantic time-limited games and, lately, truly scary games. This put me at ease.
Purchased Enlightenus II for same reasons.
November 29, 2011
Not hard but had to use hints sometimes but refills pretty quickly.
Interactive with lots of things to do and accomplish.
No puzzles, just hidden objects but nothing was abstract like a hat was a hat, not a baseball cap.
Music not intrusive but rather calming
Graphics are clear and pretty easy to see, but a few things were hard to see that's why I had to use the hint a few times.
Lasted a goodly amount of time (sorry but I forgot to actually time it) around 4 hours or more.
Colors were really pretty and scenery was really, really nice to look at.
I have played this twice already spread out over a good while.
Not difficult to get around, instructions are very well written and easy to follow. I have SE version.
I believe most everyone will truly enjoy this game.
January 20, 2012
This game was good> I didn't give it 5 stars because there weren't enough puzzles and the puzzles that were there weren't hard enough. But, the visuals were great, the music was good and the story line kept me interested. It was a refreshing change from the bloody, spooky games.
January 27, 2012
Another Excellent Game!
Wow!!! What a superb game!!!I was so much into the game, the graphics, the story...it has some challenge but you don't need to use so many hints. LOVE IT!!! I played 3 good games in a row this week (I'm playing by purchase date order) and I'm still playing the ones I bought in October 2010. Big Fish Games is the best bringing us so much joy!!!
December 15, 2011
This game is addicting to play once you get started. The music although was one tune and repeated over and over. Used options to turn off music, but otherwise it makes you work @ every turn. An unexpected joy to play.
game on gamers......
April 25, 2013
COLUMBUS & THE FAIR MAIDEN OF STONE...
9 Chapters. Fairly easy game with a few challenges. A little over 3 hours on casual (but I may have not counted a half hour). STORYLINE: Felipa?s life-force (trapped in stone) has raised Columbus from the dead after the Pinta?s been caught in a storm. But he must release her spirit by the next full moon or he will die and Felipa will stay forever in the stone. To release her, he must complete an amulet after first fixing the Pinta and traveling to Corsica, France, and Spain, also visiting the Queen and a market, to complete several tasks and to gather the parts for the amulet. He makes it just in time.
GAME PLAY: Nice-sized beautifully detailed and brightly-colored HOS (so objects aren?t too difficult to find). Besides interactive HOS, there are FRAGS which are clearly distinguishable. Proper proportion of HOS to FRAGS. Linear play - you have a task list that tells you the next thing that needs to be done. Various puzzles and mini-games, becoming more challenging as the game progresses. Lovely scenery and WONDERFUL/RELAXING background music!!!
December 15, 2013
Ghost of the Mystery Stone
This game was enjoyable for all the reasons already mentioned by other reviewers.
To sum up my experience of the game: It was full of HO's, but there were also 'fragmented objects' to vary things. The artwork and graphics were clear and appealing. The storyline, although with possible dire outcomes, was light. The sequencing was logical and easy to follow.
May 12, 2013
Simply brilliant in more ways than one put it that way. Play to find out why...
January 3, 2013
fun hidden object game
this game is a lot a fun and i love playing it that is why i bought it .
March 20, 2012