Victorian Mysteries®: The Moonstone HD
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Back in time to Victorian England and help Detective Cuff solve the mystery of the missing Moonstone diamond! With numerous suspects that need questioning and crime scenes that need investigating, only you can stop the thief from getting away with the ancient diamond.
Explore multiple rooms and find the hidden clues as you narrow down your suspect list in this classic adventure, puzzle game.
Minor annoyances but worth a look
Yet another hidden object game where you go from scene to scene looking for obscure objects in beautifully drawn locations. The storyline is so-so and animation/effects are bare minimum. Music isn't that bad but may become grating after a while as the loops are pretty short.
My major concern is that the items required to be found are sometimes soooooo tiny that it is impossible to locate without the hint button. Even on the retina screen, the objects are indistinguishable and sometimes so badly hidden. Secondly, the game always restarts from the beginning so you have to wait for the intro titlepage, then press the skip button before it proceeds where you left off .... why not just keep track of where the player left the game?
Agatha Christie fans will cheer!
This turned out to be great fun with an interesting group of suspects who tell their stories leaving you to choose the culprit at the end. The game is gentle with wrong selections, describing what you missed in your investigation and inviting you to go through all the suspect information again before arresting another character. I got it on the third try.....fortunately I didn't hang an innocent person. The game never froze or crashed for me, though I did find the graphics a bit small and some HO were impossible to see without hints, which are plentiful. Hope they do some sequels, with Big Fish-style graphics!
Very nice hidden object ++ game
This is a very well done HO (with some puzzles) game. The ++ is for the storyline - you will discover clues along the way and at the end you get the opportunity to accuse the perpetrator… and if you don't get it right, it explains why. Very nice.
Only wish, and still fairly minor, is a bit better zoom capability when searching for clues. There is some zoom available, but even with that I needed hints in a few cases, and sometimes the object was at the bottom of the screen, partially obscured by the text... Luckily, the hint feature is very generous.
Overall, it was really quite fun - and the right amount of gameplay. Nice job.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jun 22, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 492 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Ltd
- ©2011 Freeze Tag Inc. Victorian Mysteries is a registered trademark of Freeze Tag, Inc. The story and characters in this game are based on the classic mystery novel The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1868. SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co.Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.