Mystery Legends: The Phantom of the Opera Collector's Edition
Extended play was a quick 5 minutes
Great game lots of areas for a solid adventure. Some of the HO piles were a bit messy. The bonus extended play was lame, short and easy not worth the extra money unless you really want the game strategy but you can get around easily with just the map, hint and journal.
March 7, 2012
More Frustating than Fun
The reasons behind my less than mediocre review are:
- Map shows activated areas but doesn't let the player jump scenes.
- Any true Phantom fans will be disappointed because the creative liberties taken in this one hardly match the story we love.
- Puzzles are not challenging, but annoying and the skip penalty is 30 minutes to your playing time.
- Beautiful imagery
- Various levels which make the player curious about where they will end up next.
As always try before you buy.
May 28, 2012
Beautiful looking game, but unpleasant and not fun gameplay.
So, so sad. I really wanted to like this game. It looked really beautiful, eerie and had great reviews, but, unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it. Although the presentation is quite beautiful, the game wasn't fun for me to play. And when that happens, the game becomes irritating to play, just like "Mystery Legends: Phantom of the Opera"".
The hidden objects scenes were very hard to finish since I couldn't discern anything in all that junk. It was so, so infuriating...
Then the random clicking penalty. Since I couldn't find the objects I was looking for, I had to click in everything, but the screen was always freezing with the penalty! Rrrrr... I could not spot the objects (since it was pratically impossible) and I could only random click (oops, couldn't, again) or use hints.
I like to take it easy and relax with these games, but that was impossible to achieve with this one.
This completely destroyed the game for me.
The main character remarks were so, so annoying... I wish she would just shut it. Not pleasant at all.
The reedemable qualities it had was the artwork and the ambient. Very luxurious and breathtaking, really.
Overall, I didn't finished the game. Not being able to find the objects; the click penalty and the main character remarks really pushed me off. This game was very irritating for me to play. A pain in the head.
I should have expected this. The sequel to this series, "Mystery Legends: "Beauty and the Beast" had the exact same problems and I also hated it.
But I will recommend it because most people will like, if not, love it. I'm sure of it.
I didn't though.
May 28, 2013
Too Much Running Around
Others have given a lot of details about this game & they are good. My main difficulty w/this game was far too much running back & forth across long areas, where a go-to touch-map would have made this so much more enjoyable. Even with the CE, after playing most of the game, I finally went to the Walkthru. The hints were often confusing--maybe made so by the constant running & the fact I don't play these games all in one or two nights. Really frustrating.
August 24, 2013
Although the special effects and everything were wonderful, I wish that I had been able to click on an area on the map and go there instead of clicking back and forth a whole lot to get to a location. Traveling a long way just to pick up one item and then traveling all the way back got to be very tiring. So many of the HOs were impossible to find, and it took the Hint forever to recharge. Waste of time there. Also, the phantom repeating the same thing over and over was a bummer. Recommend this game only if you have good eyesight and don't mind traveling all over the place a lot.
February 12, 2013
clues no help, going round in circles, stopped playing was so boring.
February 4, 2013