The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (Full)
By G5 Entertainment
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Featuring innovative hidden object gameplay, an intriguing storyline, and stunning full-screen graphics, The Mystery of the Crystal Portal is a thrilling escape for the whole family. Embark on a brain-bending adventure with Nicole, whose father went missing after making a discovery that could "change the course of humanity”. Nicole searches the globe on an eye-popping quest to discover the truth behind his invention.
● 7 Picturesque Settings
● 22 Levels and Mini-Games
● Loads of Brain-Bending Fun
● Use pinch to zoom in and out to find all objects
● Support Game Center
● iPhone 5 Display support
Game available in: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
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What's New in Version 2.1
Embark on a brain-bending adventure with Nicole, help her to find her missing father and discover the truth behind the Crystal Portal.
- Minor improvements
- Minor bugs fixed
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Honestly, I am a huge fan of hidden object/mystery games, but I have never once been more frustrated by one. The drag and drop mechanic is the most annoying control I have encountered. Most games utilize drag and drop for using items on each other, but to have to drag every single item? It's even worse when you're zoomed in because the drop point is off-screen and dragging the item to the edge of the screen does not cause the camera to move. Constantly had issues where I was trying to move the camera and would click on an item and end up dragging it around instead of moving the cam.
On top of that, there is no way to skip through dialogue scenes piece by piece. You either read at the pace they want you to, which was annoyingly slow for me, or skip the entire cutscene. The dialogue pop-ups in general have a delay before you can close them that also took too long for me.
So annoying that I deleted the game after about 20 minutes. The game mechanics prevented me from remotely enjoying the game. This is the first time I've ever had this problem with a game in this genre. Sub-items are innovative but poorly done. Stick to what works.
Poorly executed but okay
The game is okay. The story line is fine. But the gameplay is subpar because often, at least once or twice per each puzzle, the items are behind the controls like "MENU" and there's no way to display the entire screen. On other games, you can press something, like an eye, which allows you to see the entire screen. But here, you have to constantly tap, tap, tap to find items. Some where behind the button for HINTS so you ended up getting a hint. The objects were just poorly placed considering the controls. Otherwise, it could have been more enjoyable rather than frustrating. I'm hoping the sequel improved on this.
No time limit, neat
There's no timelimit so this makes the search very relaxing. Additionally I actually really like the controls, despite all the complaints. Hint: when you're zooming in, just click a found object once - then tap once on another part of the screen, you can even do this while dragging - the object will move there and will keep on hanging in the air. You can now drag the screen up to where you're supposed to drop the object. Tap a second time and the object will drop.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 14, 2014
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 93.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: G5 Entertainment AB
- © 2009 - 2015 Artogon Corp., G5 Entertainment AB. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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