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The Mariaglorum Company presents the next mysterious chapter of their classic Mystery of the Ancients series.

A distress call sends you on a road trip to find your missing friends somewhere along a remote country road. A deserted hotel looks promising, but what waits inside that house may be more than you can handle. A mysterious man offers help and small robotic companion, but who is he? Can he be trusted? Find out in this fascinating hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
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Mystery of the Ancients: No Escape is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE MORE I PLAYED THIS GAME, THE MORE I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT! Welcome, weary traveler to the Infinity Motel, It has been anticipating your arrival! But how could anyone have known you just received a distress call from your friends Bob and Sarah? Your gut feeling tells you to run, everything about this scenario is wrong, but these are your friends and they are inside, and they are in serious danger, it's check-in time! Once the door closes, you quickly begin to realize that The Infinity Motel's sole purpose is to find your deepest fears to use them against you, to drive you completely mad! Finding your friends will become the easy part of this personal nightmare, escaping with your sanity intact is a whole different ballgame. There is a Gadget/Helper, a tiny Robot. At first, I didn't like him and couldn't understand why they had to include this feature. After a couple of chapters, however, I came to the conclusion that No Escape has such an interesting storyline and some of the most amazing graphics, that this tiny little helper couldn't possibly ruin the game for me or anyone else for that matter! I felt so bad that I had deducted a star on my review of the CE version for such a minuscule feature, that I contacted Mariaglorum Games to apologize! The Hidden Object Scenes are actually very good and are located in interesting scenes. They are varied each time with Interactive Listed Finds, Multiples of the same Item Finds, Pictured Item Finds, Silhouetted Shape Finds, and Sketched Picture Finds. Two of my favorites was an Interactive-Progressive-Silhouetted Shape Find where you had to find one item that matched the Silhouetted Shape and then use that item within the scene interactively to expose the next object and a Related Picture Pair Find where you had to find two pictures or images on a blackboard that related to the Listed Items shown. This isn't a new concept but I found it to be quite challenging because the images they chose required you really had to think about which items combined would relate to the word. I'm rarely impressed or challenged by HOP's nowadays, so well done @Mariaglorum! The Mini-Games are decent, but they do tend to be on the less complicated side of the spectrum, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Puzzles don't always have to be brain-teasers to be enjoyed. Below are brief instructions of some of the games you'll encounter: 1-Swap tile strips to complete the image. 2-Click to move tiles into place in the correct order on a 4 part puzzle. (loved it!) 3-Scoop fireflies into a jar. 4-Click when lines are within the circle. 5-Guide the girl along every path w/o retracing paths. 6-Drag puzzle sections into the frame. 7-Arrange the trophies according to the labels on the shelf. The Collector's Edition version has 16 Wallpapers, 30 Concept Art Pictures, 24 Movie Video Cutscenes, 8 Music Soundtracks, 5 Re-playable Mini-Games (w/limited re-plays) 10 Achievements to Earn, 7 Character Figurine Collectibles, 23 Hidden Keys, 1 Fresco Jigsaw Puzzle (assemble to earn an achievement) 6 Main Chapters +Bonus Chapter and a Built-in Strategy Guide. Enjoy your lengthy stay, IT only gives you one checkout option! MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENTS SERIES LIST Title***Standard Edition Release Date***Average Rating  1-Lockwood Manor (November 15-2011) 3.8  2-Curse of the Black Water (November 30-2012) 4.6  3-Three Guardians (February 28-2014) 4.6  4-Deadly Cold (March 6-2015) 4.1  5-Mud Water Creek (May 13-2016) 4.0  6-The Sealed And Forgotten (March 31-2017) 3.5  7-Black Dagger (March 16-2018) 3.9  8-No Escape (March 22-2019) n/a  by: Mariaglorum Games
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DEFEAT BEATRICE - WOW, WHAT A GAME REVIEW FROM COMPLETED GAME AND BONUS Yes, believe the reviews - this game is fabulous and definitely a top contender to be one of the best games this year. Well done MariaGlorum - you rock. There is: * Voiceovers (with dialogue); * Casual, Advanced, Expert and Custom modes; * Interactive map; * Robot to help you through the different rooms. The graphics are very well done and scenes are clear and defined. There is plenty of colour and items you need to find are easy to spot. The music is orchestral and very beautiful. The hidden object games are mainly straightforward and finding one particular item - like 50 skulls (yes, 50!). These all had a very good challenge to them and I loved them all. Well, where do I start with the mini-games! There are a huge variety - some are easy and some are very hard. It started with getting the airplane to land which got my thinking cap on. If you love a challenge then there are mini-games in there to put you right into a spin. In some of these I was drinking from the bottle instead of the glass and yelling "I can do this"! So, do you get the CE or SE? In the CE you get a lengthy bonus game, achievements room, 23 keys and 7 figures to find in main game only. All up the game and bonus took me a good 9 hours to do, playing all the mini-games. Overall, this is an unmissable game and so worth putting in your collection. I will be definitely playing this game again - just for the mini-games. Happy playing fishies. This is a gem.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NO ESCAPE – ONE OF THE BEST GAMES IN THE MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENT SERIES! Mystery of the Ancients returns with No Escape, the 8th game in the series. No Escape is an excellent game that kept me engaged from the very first scene. 2019 seems to be getting off to a great start with several good HOPA games being offered already and Mystery of the Ancients No Escape will most likely be at the top of my list for best game of the year. I’m always excited when I play a HOPA game that grabs my attention with gameplay features that I love and keeps up the pace from the first scene until the game ends. For me at least No Escape is that sort of game! No Escape begins with the usual call from friends who need our help and then when we arrive to find them we must go through the same mundane tasks to get started. Yes, we have seen this scenario over and over again but the difference here is that rather than being a frustrating do this and then that situation, I found the game so well designed that it wasn’t simply boring gameplay to get started. Yes, in many ways the game is the same as others that we have seen over and over again but there is something different about No Escape that sets it apart from run-of-the-mill cookie-cutter games. Even though I generally prefer HOPS over puzzles, I loved the puzzles in No Escape. In fact, I enjoyed the puzzles far more than I did the HOPS. In some of the HOPS many items were so tiny and indistinct that it made the scenes seem tedious more than fun. Although the scenes varied in style and were at times interactive, I found the puzzles to be far more entertaining. There were a couple of Rube-Goldberg puzzles in the game that were more difficult to complete and I admit that I had to reset them to try again. If you enjoy the Mystery of the Ancients series or if you are looking for a top-notch HOPA game to play then I highly recommend Mystery of the Ancients No Escape. For me No Escape is probably the best game in the series although most of the others are good as well. Even though I love this game, as always, please try the demo to see if this is a game you will enjoy. Happy gaming!
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a buy for me. I finished the demo, and am really impressed by this game. I find the story line interesting, it's something where I want to see where it goes. The puzzles have just the right amount of challenge to them without being overly frustrating. The graphics are impressive, there are small details everywhere that I found interesting. For example, in the "psychologist's" office, there is a clock on the wall where the hands are just moving. Small details make this game. The HOPS are different, not the same old just find things. You have to match in some places, I found it refreshing. Overall, I liked it.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Challenging Mini-puzzles I beta tested this game and could not wait until the SE came out. It has a good story line, typical hidden objects and some really good puzzles. However, I was disappointed in the fact that there was a lot of back and forth in the game.
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4½ stars for the storyline, HO scenes, and mini-games. BASED ON COMPLETE DEMO OVERVIEW You receive a distress call from your friends, mysteriously trapped in a deserted hotel on a dead end road. Once you make it inside the hotel, an unknown man contacts you, promising to help. He provides you with a map and a helper...an adorable brass robot that functions as the 'key' to each new room. But this search and rescue mission isn't as simple as it seems, because the hotel can rearrange its rooms and change them at will. WHAT I LIKED • Although the plot revolved around rescuing people—again!—the changeable nature of the hotel, the enigma of the video man, and the reason behind the whole thing inexorably drew me forward, and I can't wait to see what's next! • The production was top notch. Beautiful graphics and animation, realistic textures, gorgeously realistic palette, professional VOs. • The challenge level in both the HO scenes and the mini-games has been upped. Most are a moderate challenge, but there are a few really easy ones and a few difficult ones. WHAT WAS 'MEH' • Generally, I'm not a fan of helpers. However, at least the robot wasn't entirely gratuitous; you actually needed him to open all the doors. WHAT I DISLIKED • Exploration included all the usual HOPA tropes: the mailbox that won't open without its flag, the thorns blocking an item, something obviously buried, the key fallen under the floorboards, things sewn in various cushions...you know the drill. Mariaglorum can do MUCH better than this nonsense, and it was disappointing. HO DETAILS • silhouette sequential find and use (challenging) • storybook multiples (easy) • word and pictorial list (challenging) • find 2 images that create each word on the list (difficult) • find runes on x-ray films (challenging) MINI-GAME DETAILS • open 4 locks by strategizing to move each set of tokens to their goals without blocking other tokens (challenging) • catch fireflies in a jar (throwaway) • guide the girl to the sun, using each path only once (challenging) • match the trophies to the labels (challenging) • recreate the runes by choosing two parts for each (challenging) RECOMMENDATIONS • Overall, this is a much better game than most we see nowadays. And it's a purchase for me. I do recommend you try the demo first, as always. We all prefer different game elements. For me, the storyline is most important, followed by challenging gameplay. I can put up with a limited number of shaped keys and silly tasks if the plot is engaging and the gameplay is thoughtful. • Other excellent games in this series: Curse of the Black Water, Three Guardians, Deadly Cold, The Sealed and Forgotten, Black Dagger
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from PJ I did not enjoy this game. The puzzles were way to hard to be fun and the instructions were unclear and difficult to understand. Finally, the game locked up at the last part and we could not finish it.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Put Your Walking Shoes On This game sounded fun to me but not too far into it I realized I couldn't wait for it to end. Others were not exaggerating when they said a lot of back and forth! You get sent back for things like a feather for a feather duster so you can clear cobwebs to get a screwdriver, or a corkscrew which the makers must love cause there's a need for a corkscrew around every corner it seems! The game gets into "other worldly" dimensions, which I don't care for with characters that change from good to bad and back again. You have a robot helper which isn't so great and takes forever to do small tasks. Colors are o.k., alot of blues. Music is tolerable, science fiction type. There are alot of mini games, easy to fairly challenging, but they do get tiring after so many. There are instructions for those on the bottom of the screen, just hold mouse on bottom of screen and instructions will pop up. You can skip some mini games but not all of them, and some you will wish you could skip. Example: finding alot of matching weird icons. The h.o. scenes are junk pile, and some objects are very hard to see cause they blend in with the the color of the scene or are very small. You will need to find alot of keys to get into doors, chests, tool chests, gates, etc. If you don't mind alot of puzzles and going back and forth, you might like this game. As for me, I have already uninstalled it....for good.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This game is extremely hard At first the game was going fine, However, the further I got the harder it became. The mini games have no explanation and you are going back and forth, forever, The game got so bad, I couldn't finish it.
Date published: 2019-04-12
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