Mystery Trackers: The Void
Lots of Adventure
I love the crazy inventor story lines. There is so much you can do with that. This one is primarily a biologist. The story was slow to start on this one though and I was about to not continue after the trial when it suddenly got more exciting. I was also about to quit because there is not a lot of animation but a lot of beautifully drawn scenes made up for that. I wish more time was spent in the garden amusement park area and much less in the subway station. One thing I really liked about this game was the sense of traveling across a wide area from scene to scene so it felt like a true adventure. The story was slightly morbid/sad, but not disturbing. There seemed to be a lot of connections that were not well thought out. It made sense from a holistic perspective but if you consider so of the details they had no purpose or did not add up. The game did not have a lot of challenging puzzles but there was a lot to discover in the adventure. I found the HOG to be too easy because there was no penalty for overclicking, which meant I could find half the objects by randomly clicking. However, there were so many of them it would have taken a long time with the penalty.
May 1, 2012
Very enjoyable interlude.
Nice game; not especially thrilling , but generally relaxing and reasonably interesting. There were a lot of mini-games. Some were fairly challenging without being frustrating and there was a sprinkling of very easy ones. I did some skipping because I found several of them merely tedious. I'm not particularly patient, however, so your mileage may vary.
The storyline was just okay IMO. It didn't take more than a brief exposure to figure out the deal with the bad guy/good guy and I found the wide-eyed amazement of the detective to be just a little disingenuous. Again, though, it didn't actually get in the way of the game, so...meh.
The HO segments were okay, but perhaps a little too many for my taste. I'm not sure finding multiple objects of the same kind (i.e., four keys, three angels and four shoes) isn't an easy way to pad the segments without using imagination, but maybe that's just me.
There were also some glitches as far as naming the search objects. For example, a bolt is not a screw and a cement trowel is not a spade. A couple of the areas were a bit blurry, too, but not bad enough to be annoying.
Game length was pretty decent I thought, but I was playing for relaxation; not a speed trophy.
I'll play it again at some point, and that's a plus.
Overall, I'd say this was well worth the purchase if you're looking for a way to unwind while still using your brain and detail abilities and enjoying some pretty darn good graphics. I wouldn't buy the collector's edition, but the economy model suited me just fine. :-)
April 29, 2012
I had a ball w/ this game. Not a lot of back + forth, logical story progression and the puzzles weren't overly annoying. I think I'm going right back + play it again, which is a 1st for me.
April 26, 2012
What experiments? Must have missed something
Mystery Trackers: The Void was, well, devoid. Game description talks of experiments yet I didn't see it. Guess it didn't hold my interest although I did play the game to the end.
April 17, 2012
Not quite up to Black Isle or Raincliff standards, but still a good game. No VOS, mini games hard, HOS mostly clear. Good storyline. 6 1/2 hours casual play.
April 15, 2012
First and still the Best
Mystery Trackers: The Void is the first game in the Mystery Trackers series, and still the best. The puzzles are just challenging enough to be fun. The graphics are well-done, too. The animations are a bit jarring, though.
The best aspect, however, would be the storyline. The journal allows you to keep track of the story and setting - and what a story! A pity this feature was dropped in future games.
April 11, 2012
Forgot How Great!
I decided to replay this game. It is just as great as when I first downloaded it. HO's are clear but not too easy. Some of the games are challenging; while others are easy. Story line is good and where to go is rather obvious; unlike other games where you have to go back and forth.
April 10, 2012
Mystery Trackers: The Void
Excellent Game! Longer and more challenging then most I've played lately. More bang for your buck!!
March 28, 2012
Just finished playing this game and it was a lot of fun!
March 13, 2012
Not so Gruesome as M.C.F games
I have just finished playing The Void and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It isn't quite so scary as the Mystery Case Files, or so gruesome. It had just the right amount of frightening moments. The game was nice and long. I only bought the non collector's one, as I got it on the special offer that Big Fish did a few days ago; and it's well worth the money. The only drawback to this game was the music, which was incredibly repetitive. I turned it down after a while. I liked the story line, with its unexpected twists. I am certainly going to trial Raincliff and the Black Isle.
March 8, 2012