Mystery of the Ancients: No Escape
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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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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 610 MB

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Mystery of the Ancients: No Escape is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this game entirely because of it's reviews! Based on completed game My overall rating is 4.5 It took me 4:05 hours to finish it (over 6 days.) This game is a mish-mash of Sci-Fi/Bizarre/Fantasy. That is a mix I usually pass on. The SE was originally released here 3-22-19. When I played the demo back then, it was a hard pass for me. Jan. 2022 it was offered as the Deal of the Day @ $2.99. I read the high reviews of people I’ve really grown to respect over time (because we seem to have the same tastes in games) and I bought it this time without a demo. I am so glad I trusted my gut and put my faith in the other players that completed it before me because it IS a great game! If this type of game isn’t your usual genre of preference, just give it a chance and play the demo to the end. However, I thought the game got better and better as the game progressed after the demo. The story ended up being really cool and it has a good ending to the main game. I really liked the robot (& the communications sci-fi screen and portal doors he created.) The 3D special effects were great too. Thank you to the reviewers that posted the high reviews here for this game. I read your reviews all the time and I've grown to trust your opinions (to buy a game sight-unseen is huge for me.) You are of so much value to BFG. Thank you to The Mariaglorum Company. I am one of your biggest fans!
Date published: 2022-04-26
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 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 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 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 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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst game i have ever played What more is there to say. The game has little imagination and zero interest factor. Disjointed and no flow on.
Date published: 2021-06-11
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