Reviews and Problems with Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy
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User review by Duckyohara
23 June 2012
Summary: This is quite a disappointment given how very wonderful Midnight Mysteries: Devil on the Mississippi (about Mark Twain) was. The art is so-so, and it's basically one Hidden Object scene after another, with few and not terribly good puzzles. After awhile you loose the thread of the story -- it's not that great, anyway -- and loose interest in the game in general.
Summary: not a good game for me. It is just HO scene after HO scene and weird "conversations" with ghosts inbetween. I often had no idea why I had to search for items at a place and I often quit the game because I just didn´t want to search endlessly for obscurely hidden objects anymore.
Summary: Other than the story line, there's nothing really wrong with the game. I think beginners would probably enjoy it. The atmosphere is spooky. The graphics are nice and the puzzles and HO scenes are fairly easy. If you've been playing HOG adventures for a while, you will probably find the game is too easy. The game is primarily an HOG game with a few puzzles and interaction items thrown in on the side.
Summary: I have to disagree with a lot ot the reviews. I did not enjoy the game that much. I bought the game, thinking it would really be good after playing the demo, but I think it got boring after a while. I got to the point I couldn't wait to finish it so I could play something else. The graphics were great and I thought the music was okay, but the HOGs were too easy and I didn't like having to find one page before going to the next.
Summary: This game didn't do it for me. The graphics and the moody music are there, so those are pluses, as is the hint system with the raven (with the cat hissing and scratching at you if you go on a random click search). But I just couldn't get into the game. Waiting to get all the items on one page before the next page turns, well, I found it irritating. I've played games where there are a lot of items to find, but once one is found, another pops up and takes its place.
Summary: Pretty good game. Nice graphics, effects, music, sound. The ghostly theme is perfect for an eerie mysterious atmosphere. The story is okay and easy to follow but can get a little confusing because the murders are related to the books Poe wrote. Plenty of ravens (hints) to pick in each scene. Items are easy to find and the mini-games are ok too. I liked the idea that some objects I found are put into the inventory to be used later. I had fun with this game.
Summary: Fun, atmospheric game with great graphics. The hint system is a favourite of mine (you have to find an object to increase hints available), I liked the historical and time traveling aspect of the story. Hidden objects are not muddy or unfairly hidden. There are some duplicates of objects in the scenes, however. My complaints are that the story is kind of ... stupid and confusing.
Summary: Looks like I am also in the minority here. I purchased this game because I love spooky HOGs. But the spooky factor in this game is only about 25% of it before it evolves to regular, non-scary scenes. In this game, the artwork is lavish and the background sounds are excellent. But there are too many interruptions with things to read. Don’t get me wrong, I like storylines, but I don’t like when it interrupts the game.