Mystery Age: The Dark Priests
Good story line about dark priests, and banishing them from a village.
No VOS, only text
HOS-find parts, and use the whole item in that HOS (really fun)
HOS-standard, quite a few of these, and many scenes revisited. Not always real clear scenes, and some objects are tiny
Lovely music and birdsong
Lousy hint system
A good amount of seek and find
Good puzzles, long skip
Good length: 5 hours casual
January 16, 2013
Stunning scenes, great play!
This game was a total surprise. Many levels with stunning scenes, great sound, graphics, etc. Loved that the HOS were varied from finding items to assembling items. Keeps you on your toes going back & forth to figure out what to do next. Challenging puzzles. A must get for everyone!
July 13, 2012
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
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
Much better than the first one!
The storyline is good (save a village from the dark forces!...). The graphics are crisp. There are HOS and FROS. The puzzles are quite easy. The sound is good. There is no map, but that's no really a problem. There is only one playing mode, and there are sparkles, so no need to search. All in all, a nice, easy game. It took me 3 hours to finish and I don't regret buying it.
June 20, 2012
Not a bad game. Will keep you interested. The HO are not hard and puzzles can be challenging. Hint button works well.
August 23, 2012
Good Sequel Great Sound and Graphics
Mystery Age The Dark Priests is a really good Sequel to the original, the flow of the game starts out a little disjointed and does not make a whole lots of sense to the story line but it picks up pace and has great sound and good Crisp Graphics. Good puzzles and actiivities that are relevent and fun to work out, sometime it keeps you wondering what is around the next bend.
May 15, 2012
Pretty good game
Okay, you can ignore the ESL dialog, because it doesn't affect the game play. There are loads of HOS's in this game, and some of them are pretty challenging. The hint button recharges at a good pace, so you're not sitting around gritting your teeth over something you just can't find. There are lots and lots of scenes, so there is plenty of game time. This game is worth the money, in my opinion.
November 19, 2012