Reviews and Problems with Murder Island: Secret of Tantalus
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User review by sotong
30 May 2013
Summary: Didn't like this game. Fuzzy graphics, below average artwork. Conversations were all over the place. I was completely puzzled and lost with the story. After 10 minutes, I lost my interest and it was "uninstall" and adios!
Summary: Wasn't too sure about this game after the demo, but I bought it anyway, and it turned out to be pretty solid. Great Greek setting and graphics, and voice overs were done pretty well. Tone and speech finally came across like how real people would react to a plot. Puzzles were challenging, and there were plenty of searches. I was a little lost in the beginning about where I should be within the game, but then I discovered the map, and the option to jump scenes.
Summary: I didn't expect to enjoy this as much as I did, but after playing it I have to say it is definitely worth your time. The setting was done absolutely beautifully--I really got the feel of being on vacation on a Greek island, and it was such a relief to get away from the usual historical or haunted house mysteries. It reminded me a bit of Agatha Christie's "Evil Under the Sun." I really must comment on the voice acting, which was fantastic.
Summary: Well, whaddya know. I actually ended up liking this game. I must admit I wasn't too big a fan when I saw the preview images and they all showed fuzzy, "soft focus" graphics in low resolution and poor detail (yes, that's what you can expect for the whole of the game), but the story sounded interesting, so I thought I'd give the game a try anyway. If you can look past the mediocre graphics and even worse HO scenes, this game could actually be fun.
Summary: The storyline is interesting, voice acting good - but I really dislike Playfirst graphics. The graphics are soft fuzzy even on a HD screen, not sharp and clear. That is why the game warrants 3 stars. If soft graphics do not bother you, than this game is for you.
Summary: This is the first time I've written a review for a game, although I always read the reviews on GameZebo before I purchase a game and really appreciate the time that all the reviewers take to post their game critiques. It's really a great help before you buy a game to know what others have experienced. Anyway, am posting this review because I really thought this was a truly different and well done HO /Adventure game, that hasn't received enough kudos.
Summary: Another average game. Good graphics, unique storyline (even though I had figured out at least some of the ending). The voice over work was decent, I enjoyed the way the cut scenes were done, it fit well with the story. Like I said, only part of the ending took me by surpise, but other than that a predictibly decent game across the board.
Summary: Beautiful scenes of Greece. They were what kept me playing to the end. For me there were far too many HO scenes (I know some of you will be happy to have so many). No sooner did I complete one than there was another to do. There was far too little interacting with the environment - mostly picking up tiles which I never did find out the purpose of.. The HO scenes were beautiful, but there were tiny objects, dark objects in the dark parts, some objects way out of scale.
Summary: I only played a couple of hours of this game before i was kicked out. I thought it was great!!! The scenery was just what I would expect if i ever get to Greece. I found the tile search did have a purpose as it explained some of the Greek Mythology references( like who the guy in the fountain was). I found the game flowed quite well, as compared to others of this type i have played.
Summary: Overall Impression: An excellent IHOG/Adventure game with an original setting and storyline. Media Description: The graphics were crisp, clear and bright and in places, really pretty. The voiceovers were excellent. The music did a fantastic job of enhancing the mood and atmosphere. Storyline: The storyline was developed through skippable cut scenes. It was well thought out and progressed evenly to a suspenseful ending.