Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres Collector's Edition

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Take on Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres, a challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! Stop the evil witch Viviana and save Esther’s family! With her heritage on the line, it’s up to Esther to discover the history of the ancient Ambroses and explore time itself. Go on an incredible adventure and change events in the past to solve an incredible mystery in Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Bonus gameplay
  • Integrated Strategy Guide
  • Concept Art

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: 10.4
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 378 MB

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Time Mysteries: The Ancient Spectres Collector's Edition is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TIME TRAVEL HOG WITH A LITTLE ADVENTURE SUMMARY: Game time was between 4 ½ to 5 hours. Heavy on challenging HOS due to the color palettes used. You’ll need the map to travel between time periods and I suggest you use it to travel to different locations within the same year (there are 5 years). A fun, engrossing game, with nice graphics. However, the graphics did seem to be somewhat hazy toward the end – don’t know if they really were or if my eyes were just tired. As a descendant of Merlin and Viviana (our villainess), you were raised in an orphanage and try to learn more about your lost family tree. Interesting that Viviana hates everyone in your family. To note: • Time travel to 5 different years to piece together your family history, each year with a limited number of locations. • Get a time travel machine and map, which will extremely helpful as you travel back and forth, frequently for only one or two errands. You can also use it to travel within the mansion in the same year to save time. Since locations where tasks await are marked, I found it helpful even when staying in the same time period. • HOS are very crowded and, since they are generally of complementary hues (ex: greens, golds, beiges), it can be difficult finding what you are seeking. Although objects are not small, I used the hint toward the end of the HOS for the last one or two items just to move on. It seemed that there were HOS every 5 minutes, so I was getting a little tired of them. But some will just love all the HOS. You will revisit HOS two or three and even four times, but most of the time, some objects that you previously found are not contained in them. And the hint recharges fairly fast. • You can opt for a Match 3 game instead of the HOS. • Sometimes, you will have to make the last piece of an inventory item (ex: if you need 4 screws, you find 2 laying around or in the HOS, have to clean a rusty one to get the 3rd screw and have to actually make the 4th one). • Puzzles are few and far between. Instructions are patchy, but you should be able to figure out how to solve them. Brand-new HOG players might have to skip a couple, but since there are few puzzles, it would not be a sizable dent in your playing time.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! This game makes you really think. LOVED IT! Worth the money. One of the best games I have played. I play in hardcore mode.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Hidden Object Game This game was better than any other games I have played from this site. It was not too easy and was very interesting. The navigation of the game gave it a more challenging aspect.
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite HO-Adventure game with nice bonus chapter I fall in love with this game, it worths CE for me completely. I played on Expert mode (no sparkles,much-click penalty, long hit recharge), used hint few times only (and you can't get much from hint on expert - if there are nothing to do on current and adjacent scenes, hint shows on time device only and you have no real clue were to go), never used skip button. At first I was sure it's other dark mystic terrifying game I'll delete after 5 try minutes as many other, but I gave it a chance - and game took me completely instead! - I'm ready to give 6 stars for fun - The story is amazing for me, bonus chapter unexpected and cool. - I like that idea with time device - saves from long travelling, and add some fun game moments like doing some at past changing current time etc. - art level is nice for me, but some scenes were too dark and hard to play in broad daylight - music suits the game completely, I like it - 1st such game when I liked HO scenes really (they annoy me mostly during adventure, I prefer pure HO games). Some HO scenes used twice - I like this. Interactive objects at HO scenes ware really fun sometimes. Player can play mini game like match 3 instead of HO scene, every win reveal 1 HO object - puzzles and mini-games were OK - only 1 thing was annoying - sometimes the only thing player can do is new HO place, appeared after solving some problem, and there are no clue were it is, we can only walk throw places and times looking for it; - this game isn't for family playing, the story line and some scenes is a bit fearful for small kids (nothing really terrible or unsuitable, but this isn't game for play with my 5 year son on my knees) - I give 4 to level of challenge because I'd prefer it would be a bit harder - long enough and I want continuation!
Date published: 2012-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is a beautiful,fun game. It is long and you do have a lot of running around to do but it was a lot of fun. I hated it when it ended. I can't wait for another one. I hope it was as good as this one. Average amount of HOGs. Puzzles were hard but not to hard. Storyline was great. Traveling around was fun and easy. You should try this game. It will grab you.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful game It is such a delight when one get's to do a great game. Love the story, interact game play done extrememly well, and the voice over is supurb. I loved the way the map intervened and the fact that it get's stolen near the end was a nice suprise. Thanks BF.
Date published: 2012-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific game ! The puzzles were challenging, the hidden object difficult to find, it gave me a good run for my money ! Great Graphics ! Good story line, lots of puzzles, lots of traveling !
Date published: 2012-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent game The CE is worth the price just for one of the HOS in the additional play--everything moves-really cool! Graphics in the rest of the game are very good. Some of the HOS are interactive. If you pick up an interactive item and can't find out how to use it, a right-click releases the object. Some objects are easy to find, others are more subtle. Story line is a bit fuzzy imo, but then time travel is pretty fuzzy, isn't it? The time machine can tell you where to go next if you get stuck, hints are helpful, but not too much so, although hints are vague for some of the mini-games. Strategy guide isn't needed often, but does help for the mini-games with vague help hints. Music was OK for me, although it got awfully boring while working on the harder mini-games. Overall, this is a GREAT GAME!!
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth it!!! This is a fun, engaging and challenging HOPA with great graphics and a really good story line! I consider myself pretty good at these types of games and usually play on hardcore or expert mode, but in this game was so much of a challenge that I had to regularly toggle back to regular mode and use the walk through and hints! For me some of the main highlights of this game were that it is non-linear, uses a lot of time travel where an action at one date can change the same scene in another date, gives a great challenge by providing only general objectives that can require a series of creative solutions to achieve, uses very cleverly and sometimes fiendishly hidden objects outside of regular HO scenes and also allows you to toggle back and forth between a mini-game when you get stuck in a hard HO junk pile which happened plenty for me. Another feature that I really liked about this game is that although I usually don't enjoy HO scenes very much, this game was challenging enough that I'd get excited when I'd find another HO scene because I'd be so curious as to what object it would give me to help me on any of the numerous puzzles that I needed to complete to move ahead. This ranks right up there with some of the best games I've played. Highly recommended!!!!
Date published: 2012-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good game! I played in expert mode but there are still sparkles for the HOS. The storyline is complex but interesting. You travel in time and there is a lot of going back and forth, and I liked that. The graphics and the HOS are very clear. The puzzles are challenging. I was happy to have the strategy guide, since it happened that I didn't find an object. The hint system (not in the HOS) wasn't very helpful but it added to the challenge. There is not much interacting with other characters. It took me a bit more than 5 hours for the main part. The bonus chapter is not really necessary, a bit too easy and I needed 40 min. to finish it. But the main part is more than enough! It's never boring and I had a great time!
Date published: 2012-06-10
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