Mystery of Neuschwanstein

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In a world famous castle, a mysterious unsolved death of a romantic king points to a murky network of conspiracies. What more does a journalist need to guarantee a gripping story – possibly Pulitzer potential?

Sarah Hamilton is an investigative writer for the magazine “Facts & Fancy.” She receives evidence that something strange is going on at the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, a popular tourist attraction and the last home of the doomed king Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Follow Sarah and her newfound acquaintance, the historical criminologist Professor Adler, on an exciting puzzle-adventure game which will take them on a dangerous quest for the truth behind one of Germany’s most high-profile cold cases!

  • Challenging puzzles and brain-teasers
  • Beautiful hidden object scenes
  • Elegant hand-drawn scenes
  • Atmospheric soundtrack in English and German

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  • OS: 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
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  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 221 MB

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Mystery of Neuschwanstein 2.7 5 42 42
Challenging Adventure Style SE with Bonus Content. Yay! For those reviewers who gave low marks, they did not play the game through as well as probably lean more towards sparkly eye candy. Sort of like reading a good book versus the flashy and colorful advertisements. :)) Demo was not a good indication, yet, purchased on a whim and played game straight through until I got to the bonus content. Yay! Certainly earned the 5th well-deserved star. This is a German game that is also offered on other well respected gaming Sites so thank you BFG! Have to put on your thinking caps. Items are small and game is challenging but very, very playable. Hint system will point out hidden objects and that's about it. Otherwise, will simply point you in the right direction. As with any Adventure style game, reading and exploring are all part of this wonderful, refreshing art. Enjoy! -Mama Mia- June 5, 2015
SUBTLE, BUT CONSTANT SUSPENSE, RATHER AS IN A DOCUMENTARY. THIS HAS TO BE HISTORICAL FICTION THOUGH. I thoroughly enjoyed this game! This game is slow and relaxing, not an edge of your seat, suspenseful game. Wow, I knew nothing about King Ludwig, the ?Fairy Tale King.? Did he really do all those things at Castle Neuschwanstein? Well, he did some of it no doubt, like build the 3 castles. It was fascinating. LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of talking/ reading and interaction with your electronic device. CHARACTERS: Grew on me as I got to know them. They interact very much in a comic book style, never change their stance and there?s no lip-movement. They zip on and they zip off and are more on the cartoon-side compared to the backgrounds. The voice-overs are pretty good and get better as the game progresses (or maybe they grew on me!). The Voices are probably tied-in with either Effects or Ambience, but I wanted both of those on. GRAPHICS: How to describe them?? Not cartoon-like, not realistic?more like paintings. Must be hand-painted! They help create the subtle mystery that unfolds. HOPS: Wonderful looking HOPS, relaxing to look at. Well-hidden and NOT easy. In this game, you might have to use an inventory item in a HOPS, OR AN ITEM FROM YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE. PUZZLES: A very enjoyable mix of games: 10-15. SOUNDS: 3 sounds: Music, which, IF I?m right is a type of ?ambient jazz????I didn?t really listen to it for long. Then you get Effects and Ambience. HINT: The hint will not lead you, but it will highlight a particular area for you that you are in, or if there is nothing to do there, the map will automatically pop up. MAP: Is a TRAVEL map. Hurrah! It will indicate by an exclamation mark where there is stuff to do. INVENTORY: stays visible at all times JOURNAL = PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE: in which you receive and store letters, emails, notes,. It also contains the following:CAMERA, NIGHT VISION GOGGLES, AND UV LIGHT These are functional items in your electronic device, and not your inventory. You might have to use these in a HOP scene too! Once or twice I was stuck, and that?s why. EXTRAS: Bonus game! It continues the story with the same main characters. May 6, 2016
OFF TO BAVARIA FOR A LITTLE "OKTOBERFEST" IN APRIL SHOWERED WITH THE OLD WORLD CHARM OF AN OLD SCHOOL HOP GAME RATING FOR AN SE GAME: We are off on a Bavarian adventure with Sara Hamilton, investigative reporter. In this game you learn historical facts as you unravel the mystery of a castle. This is a nice SE game with a decent storyline. The graphics are old school; surprisingly the inventory is interactive; there is quite a lot of dialogue; the HOP scenes are nice old fashioned junk piles - a little interactive ; the puzzles I encountered are similar to ones we have seen before. However you do receive an interactive map and a tablet which has your notes and there are 3 levels of play. HERE ARE THE DETAILS FROM AN HOUR DEMO: Everything seems to be in a "strudel" as you arrive at the Neuschwastein Castle in Bavaria. You, with the help of a historian, try investigate incidents occurring at an old castle, hopefully to get enough facts to write a sensational piece for your magazine. As you uncover a mystery concerning the death of the Fairy King who built the castle, you soon realize that not everything is a "fairy tale" at this castle and there is deception is afoot. With the help of a historian, you should be able to uncover enough facts to write a sensational article and solve a "whodunit" as well. LEVELS: Easy, Normal, Hard (No skips or hints) GRAPHICS : Old school. No mouth movement. Jerky animation. HOP SCENES: Junk piles. To me, the items were difficult to see. Very dark scenes with miniscule items to locate. PUZZLES: I only encountered two and they are old school. Pick a lock jimmying the tumbler. Variation of a maze puzzle dealing with electrical circuitry. INVENTORY The inventory is interactive EXTRA GOODIES: You actually get a map. April 20, 2015
Kept my interest Rarely does a game keep my interest all the way through to the end. I tend to jump around and play several games at once as I quickly get bored with one and then another. I almost always finish them all but only after several sessions. This game was a gem - I played it exclusively until both the main game and bonus game were completed. If you don't enjoy reading you probably won't like the game as there is a ton of dialogue (which can always be skipped), but I'm an avid reader so I enjoyed it. Hidden object scenes were challenging and puzzles were fun but could be skipped without any wait time. I had to refer to a walkthrough once near the start of the game but that didn't deter me from purchasing it. I'm surprised at the poor ratings the game received from other players. Always try before you make a decision! April 27, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed this game I played the entire game in one sitting. Some games have wonderful graphics, with voice overs matched perfectly by moving lips; however, often that is accompianied by weak storylines, short play time, and/or unsatisfying endings. Personally, I'd rather have a great, long lasting story with a satisfying ending than synched moving lips. I don't remember the last time I have enjoyed a game so much. Also, reading the notes, etc really added to the story. Don't skip them. Thank you. April 26, 2016
Mystery of Neuschwanstein It makes a change to play a game on German history April 23, 2015
Flawed-but I liked it I suspect that I might be in the minority, but I liked this game. The storyline kept me engaged until the end of the demo which usually means a buy for me. Yes there are flaws. The graphics are old school & cartoonish. Some objects in the HOS are small & hard to find & some were labeled with European terms(plaster instead of bandage)but I found it easier to find things as I proceeded. The tutorial was extremely limited but with the jump map hint button I was able to get around with little problem. There was a point when the characters seemed to discuss an area that I had not yet visited-so I am not sure if the logic is 100%. I must admit that I purchased it with a free game coupon & am not really sure I would of paid full price for it. But in the end the storyline engaged me enough to overlook these flaws & buy the game. I would suggest playing the demo & seeing if you like it too. April 20, 2015
Four Stars For The Storyline, Three Stars For Everything Else In a nutshell, this game has a very intriguing storyline that piqued my interest, unfortunately, the game itself is very basic. Sarah Pennington is an investigative journalist who has been pulled away from a dead end story to get the scoop on the renovations of the Neuschwanstein Castle. Before Sarah even unpacks her suitcase, she gets a tip from a local Monk who urges her to investigate the "little" things, to leave no stone unturned, because these seemingly innocent renovations just don't add up. She meets an eccentric professor named Wolfgang Alder, whose knowledge about the castle's history will prove to be invaluable, if she can just tolerate his absent mindedness! What has been hidden beneath the facade that is so important, and why so hush hush? Now the bad news, the graphics are basic, there are a ton of dialog boxes to read or listen to, and there are no voiceovers or even an attempt to show lip movement. There aren't any frills or thrills, no collections or achievements to speak of, but that's not really a big deal in my opinion. The Hidden Object Scenes are difficult because most items are partially hidden behind other items, some items are small and unrecognizable, or hidden within areas that are too dark, even on the brightest gamma setting. One feature that I did like was with Sarah's tablet which contain e-mails to read about your objectives, notes, and even a camera, basically this is a modern day journal. Some of the items have a plus sign that indicates you can combine two inventory items when you click and drag one item to the other. The Mini Games are simple puzzles such as making matches of two identical chemical bonds, by flipping over two blobs at a time until you match each chemical abbreviation. I don't think this is a horrible game as other reviewers have stated, it's nothing to write home about, but it does have some entertainment value if you can overlook some basic features here and there, enjoy! April 20, 2015
Different, Entertaining, and Educational! I like it! It's not a game for everyone. It isn't the traditional hand-holding HOG. Good. We get several of those a week already! This one takes time to play. It takes time to carefully go over each scene, clicking on small objects to see if you need them. Often you do. You aren't given a lot of help with where to go or what to use when you get there. Good! The HOS are, alas, ordinary. I would have liked the game if it contained no HOS. Let it be a puzzle game, an adventure light. The PUZZLES were nice, well integrated into the game. Many are part of the story, which is a welcome change from puzzles for puzzle's sake, just stuck in the game just to say they're there. A wide variety of puzzles. Concentration. Making an electric circuit. Push switches in the correct order. The "tablet" computer we have holds all our information. From our notes to tasks, we also have a camera with an email "photo app" to send photos for analysis. The Professor's notes are interesting educational tidbits about the locations and people from the castle's history. The graphics are very nice. I found them clear and crisp. The game loads quickly between scenes. There is a jump map which shows areas with current tasks. If you want a change from the ordinary HOG, this might be it. Definitely better than most Monday games or soft releases! I was waiting for BFG to release this game since I discovered it existed a few months ago! Thanks BFG! April 20, 2015
Refreshing Game! What works and what doesnt for me. Mixed Feelings. Not to guide yours, you must form your own if interested, but to talk a little about this game. First the bad. I guess for me the games are first of all worlds to enter where I am drawn to character, story and also to place, entrancing or fascinating. This game ,for me, falls short in all those. The graphics to make a magical place not very interesting, no scenes I want to linger. The characters are presented with comic book graphics and in the same posture always like punch and judy hand puppets jerkily pulled off and thrust on stage. as the story develops the characters show,in spite of a great deal of dialogue, not much of themselves. They do not interest me ,Sarah and Adler the good ones that is-- the bad ones are not interesting,to me,as villains just sort of ugly looking. The story has its moments but it finds its resolutions in comic book ,or popular novel, cliches and is too obviously out of its depth in presenting magic and mystery. The translation problem ,I suppose, in referring to Rome as 'the Holy Seat" not "Holy See" in some passing remark probably also reflects lack of interest or knowledge. There is some historical background that is interesting, I learned the word Guglman which is not a german computer guy.... :) The speculations on Ludwig's relations to women are interesting and the reminder of the genius, behind his dreamworld, which drew Richard Wagner to him. Well so having said all the negative what is positive. three things I think of 1) some good technical points, interaction of inventory with HO scenes, the emails and historical entries coming in which impact the action and are not disposable. 2) the involvement with history. 3) the sense of adventure a limited hint system gives and the overall difference from so many of the tiresome games from 'major' studios with lost relatives animal helpers and discovery that the fate of several worlds depends on oneself etc. compared to that Sarah and Adler even are real characters! well and with great gratitude for some really innovative games from the big boys of course ...but this game is refreshing ,it is not a bad game.. what seem limits to me may not to you. I recommend it. Enjoy as we say in the trade! April 28, 2015
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