Mystery Age: The Dark Priests
Beautiful and Bright H0G, FROG
Storyline explained at beginning of game - defeat the Priests of chaos. Good size game, took me about 6 hours or so.
Beautiful H0G, FROG game, mixture of both with a few mini puzzles every now and then so game never got boring. I'd say it is a med on the difficult guage. Hint button charges quickly.
Little extras I loved by clicking certain objects to interact. A bit of running around but i did't mind that as the graphics are so bright and beautiful it was a pleasure to revisit often.
Only one mode of play however, just a good relaxing game, you can disable the custom cursor if you wish but it worked fine for me.
This game is a little bit different and i enjoyed it immensly
December 7, 2011
Mystery Age is Full of Surprises!
This is a beautifully crafted hidden object game. Each scene is artfully rendered and a pleasure to search which is a good thing because you will be revisiting scenes time after time and then some. It never gets dull however. There are standard hidden object scenes, fragmented objects to collect and multiples of one type to find. In addition there are inventory items to place within scenes and plenty of items to carry about and eventually use to open other areas. It also contains interactive animations and clever puzzles. For me this game was major brain exercise but without the adrenalin rush I love in a game, a kind of rainy afternoon game as opposed to those I like to play on a dark and stormy night. It never became a personal quest for me but the journey is beautifully designed and a lot of fun!
December 30, 2011
Give this a try.
I did not do the demo, just dived in So many people were looking forward to this game. I dived into Phantom and was disappointed. BUT this? The mouse likes expensive cheese and fruit, the mailbox is not used because it holds doggie treats, (probably for the poor postie, to avoid being bitten on the way off the property) LOL! The Devs sure have a sense of humour . You touch things just to see what they will do!! I thought at first, that the items were too well blended, but when I got used to the way things worked I found it quite easy. Always parts of items to find, not a list. I have not laughed so much with this type of game in a long while. Disappointed, like others, that I could not repair the mirror etc. myself.
February 8, 2012
Fun and enjoyable
This game has beautiful graphics, a fair story, and annoying music.
However, it is a good play. It is made up of both HOGs and FROGs with some puzzles as well. All are doable. There is only one mode of play which is a bit of a letdown, but not a big deal.
There is no map so you do have to run around alot, but it isn't annoying like it can be with some games. The game moves a good pace and makes for a nice rainy day game.
January 13, 2012
I bought this game hoping for an enjoyable hidden object game but not expecting anything special. The story didn't grab me especially, but aside from that it was much better than I expected. The locations are beautiful with clever animated bits--touch everything! The music was quite nice--this coming from someone who usually runs madly for the music mute soon into each game. A lot of care went into the production. It ran beautifully, even on my somewhat vintage PC, which is always a plus. I liked it well enough to look up who made it, and found two other titles by the same company that I've already played and liked very much: Mystery Age: The Imperial Staff, and Shaolin Mystery: Tale of the Jade Dragon Staff. Although the developer is in China, the text translation to English was flawless. Really a neat, solid, fun game. I'll be watching this team for more games in the future.
June 2, 2012
there's something for everyone in this game!
I have to admit, I did the trial on this when it first came out. I wasn't too impressed - I only recall seeing FROGs in the demo, and that's not my first choice of game. I put it on my "probably later" list, and promptly forgot about it.
it popped up in my "games you may like" and I went ahead and purchased. there is so much more to this game than FROG scenes. you will also encounter the classic hidden object scene, as well as "find 10 whatevers". even when revisiting the same scenes, I don't recall being asked to find the same thing again.
there were enough puzzles tossed in to keep things fresh, but nothing super difficult. for the most part, inventory items were used in a logical manner - no sawing a wooden pole in half with a piece of string.
bring your sneakers, there is a great deal of traveling around. if you can't figure out what to do next, go revisit every area you've hit so far, you never know when a sparkly scene will give you what you need.
I wish I would have bought this much sooner!
March 22, 2012
WOW!!! Excellent! Amazing!
This is a MUST TO BUY!!! Beautiful graphics and music. The storyline OK. You don't care any way after you go from screen to screen playing the puzzles, looking for the "friendly" size hidden objects, and admiring the beautiful graphics. One of my favorites among the 250 games I played so far.
I RECOMMEND THIS GAME!!!!
January 26, 2012
An awesome adventure!
Funny how some of the lesser known games turn out to be the very best. I've played all the popular "hyped" games and this one is at the very top. The graphics are colorful and stunning with many locations to visit. A good mix of HOS and puzzles (not too many of either) which were a fair challenge, and a long game at that. Many beautiful locations to visit with lots to do. A good hint system and a wonderful story which leaves you feeling good at the end. This was a great adventure.
June 19, 2012
One of the best
The best hidden object game I'v played.
was so much fun to play,
you won't be disapointed.
November 30, 2011
another one in my top collection!
Storyline is nice, nothing out of the ordinary. Puzzles are not hard, just logical (and good made). HO scenes...the same. I mean: objects are relatively easy to find BUT just because of the gorgeous graphic art....and, be carefull, I said "relatively"...The graphic art is so wonderful that, as voodoogueen said, going back and forward ist just a pleasure for your eyes. (Trees are particularly beautiful).
No voice over and no map. The second one you don't really need it. The VO...I missed it!
So: five stars for graphic, gameplay and fun factor.
Three and half for challenge...three for storyline...all in all I think four stars are the right rating. Have fun!!!
April 8, 2012