Summary: I purchased this game for two of my friends who love games that are not too complicated. Both friends have shared their experiences with me and both have not been happy with this game. The game instructions are not clear and once each screen explains information, the information disappears and you cannot get it back. One friend even had to stop the game and start from scratch again just to get back to where he was so he could read the screen. Poorly written.
Summary: I bought this game expecting a bit more of a challenge, like I'd been getting with the Professor Layton games. Imagine my surprise when fours hours after I had bought the game I had finished the storyline. I was utterly shocked. The levels were mildly interesting but some of the tasks were not really explained well. At some points you ended up with items and not really any explanation in how you were to apply them.
Colleen Sullivan "Technology Aficionado and Super Nerd :)", Amazon
5 September 2010
Summary: This game started out promising. I really liked that it was a classic hidden object game for the DS. But sadly, good things must end. The game is just too short. It goes by too fast and the mini games are kinda lame. If you like hidden object games, I would recommend something like mystery case files. This game just wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Wait for it to be super cheap and then check it out.
Summary: I got this game for Christmas and I played it for maybe 2 hours, then picked it up a few days later and was done with it it after another few hours! I couldn't believe how short it was. I was really into the game and thought the problem solving was somewhat challenging, but then it just ended! I kept thinking maybe I missed something.
Summary: If this game even took 3 hours to finish I'd be surprised. I got the game for free, but can't imagine how bad I'd feel if I had dropped $20 on it. I could see it being worth 5000 Nintendo points or maybe even 8000 ($8) but that is it. The game itself is somewhat interesting, though quite easy too. I played this on a DSI XL, I can't imagine how hard it must be to find objects using the tiny regular DS screen. The ending was aweful and restarted the game from square one.
Summary: I have been searching for more mystery, hidden object games after loving MYSTERY CASE FILES: MILLIONHEIR, which must be the Holy Grail of this type of game, nothing else comes close. CHRONICLES OF MYSTERY, CURSE OF THE ANCIENT TEMPLE is frustrating, makes little sense, most of the time I am not sure what I should do, so hit the clue just to understand how to proceed. Too much reading, slows the game down so that there is no excitement level.
Summary: Do NOT - I repeat - Do NOT spend 20 dollars on this game. Buy it used here or in a store or borrow it from a friend!!! I read all the other reviews before purchasing this game. I like hidden object, mystery, and story mode games, so, this seemed perfect. Here are the problems: there are only 13 levels. That may seem like a lot, but, considering one level takes only a few minutes, it actually isn't. There are no instructions during gameplay.
Summary: I'm a big Ds and Wii gamer. I brought this game thinking it would be challenging and that it would keep me occupied during a snow storm. To my surprise, I was disappointed with the puzzles and game play. The snow storm lasted for three days and I finished playing this game the first day. I realize now I should have checked reviews from some of the other sites before purchasing. I suggest renting this game or borrowing it from a friend.