Summary: Storyline was not compelling. HOGs were just cut-and-paste (instead of each HOG scene created as one peice, it looks like the game just pastes various pictures in random spots, which is harder for the eyes and not as fun in my opinion). I typically like Alawar games, but I didn't even bother finishing this one.
Summary: I purchased Magic Encyclopedia: First Story and Magic Encyclopedia: Moonlight and enjoyed them both very much, Magic Encyclopedia: Moon Light was a disappointment. It is not nearly as good as the other two.
Summary: I don't like typing too much so here is my two cents worth..... I usually really enjoy all these type of games from Alawar. This one really used a lot of cpu where the other titles did not. The graphics are really good but to find some of these objects was a real eyestrain for me. When you need a hint, they are not clear at all and seem to take you back and forth between rooms/scenes.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. As some reviewers stated, it is finding pieces of items to use for other purposes. I tend to enjoy this type of game better than the straight HOG, because it involves a little more thinking than simply searching for objects. I thought the graphics were pretty good and the story was very coherent, without too much reading time or lengthy cut scenes between levels.
Summary: First off, we really don't care for games that have you looking for pieces of items. The first ones usually stick out like a sore thumb and the rest are impossible to find. Some of the mini games are so difficult and lame that we found we just wanted to skip them. Too bad, since we really like mini games. There just doesn't seem to be any satisfaction in playing this game. We are probably about halfway through it and have just decided it isn't any fun.
Summary: I did not really like this game. You have to find objects but they are broken into pieces and that was really frustrating. Also, you have to use some of the objects in some way to find other objects in some cases the use of the objects is a bit obscure. There are these mini games some are okay but others are really annoying because although not really hard they are a pain to do on a computer.