Reviews and Problems with Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual
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8 August 2012
Summary: This game is a nice solid 6 for this point-and-click genre. When first started, has nice graphics, nice music, a nice main character, and gives a very pleasant feel to the game. It is unfortunate it is let down by having some odd and nonsensical dialogue to bring you along, the terrible ending (though that bothers me less if the journey to the ending is nice, which it is, but still, it is This game is a nice solid 6 for this point-and-click genre.
Summary: Yes, really beautiful scenes and a fun main character, and it's great they even gave her a shadow. However, Sylvie walks a little ... too ... slowly, and making her run involved many double-clicks. The ending is abrupt and sorely lacks a sense of resolution, so just enjoy the ride.
Summary: The highlight of this game is the well-presented graphics. The voice work is uneven but the main characters are done well. The story is yet another riff on the Knight of the Templar and remains serviceable until the ridiculous ending. The biggest problem is that the game is excessively linear even for the genre. You simply cannot do any actions until some prior action has been done and the The highlight of this game is the well-presented graphics.
Summary: I’m afraid I have to agree with most of the negative reviews. Granted the locations were beautiful and I lingered often to take them in. The interface was easy to use and the voice acting was pretty good. But from there it was all downhill. The confusing story was not very compelling, considering the dire consequences of failure. I also felt there was too much filler. There was a lot of back & forth for little reward, similar to the ploy used in HOGs.
Summary: After finishing COM: Tree of Life, I had to go back and play this one. I was not disappointed in the least and had no glitches or technical problems. The story comes alive through the visually stunning details of the scenes. My favorite was outside of the temple surrounded by the sea...unbelievably realistic. Yes, characters were at times a bit off in form, but it didn't take away from the story.
Summary: I couldn't wait for this game to be over. Toward the end I used the walkthrough frequently, just to finish the game. The hints were not very helpful. It told you where you had to do something, but didn't tell you what or if you had already completed the task in that area. I kept running all over the place trying to figure out what to do. It became very tedious and the story was not engaging at all. The ending was so anticlimactic.
Summary: This game went really fast. Not much to do and was a bit confusing as to what Sylvie could take with her, etc. I liked the beginning and it seemed to go nicely, but way too much far away interaction with characters and yap, yap, yap. I HATED the ending...what a let down as it only gave a basic ending to the plot, but no real endings to the subplots with regard to the characters she came in contact with.
Summary: Beautiful graphics, pleasing music, and moderately interesting story. Occasionally frustrating because of back-tracking frequently, and relatively few sites explored. That and the abrupt, unsatisfying ending bring this to 4 stars instead of 5. However it's still a worthwhile adventure game without excessive hand-holding or difficulty. I bought it with no regrets.
Summary: Intriguing game which I think has been overlooked by a lot of the gaming community. Just finished this game and it was most enjoyable, intriguing and challenging. Finally, a game whose story line makes sense, is worth keeping up with and an ending that surprises you. May be a tad slow in the start of the game to capture one's interest, but the pace picks up as does the intensity of this game. I recommend it; it's a nice diversion from the mundane ones I've seen lately.
Summary: There is no Windowed mode. I can't use a game that only plays full screen. Screens are dark, brownish, murky. Voice is not well synchronized with character faces. And I got stuck 10 minutes into the trial version. Hint shows you what there is to look at or go to. I did them all. Solved a mini-puzzle, it said hidden compartment opened - but in fact it is still blocked.