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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy

I enjoy spooky stories, and spooky games in addition to spooky movies.  I was pleasantly surprised while perusing the list of Hidden Object games at Wild Tangent Games, to find a game that consisted of a spooky story about a spooky author... one of the most famous spooky authors ever- Edgar Allan Poe...

You're a mystery writer looking for an book idea when the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe appears in your study.  It seems he's unable to rest in peace due to the strange circumstances behind his death... and a secret he took with him to his grave.  It's up to you to find how the truth behind the Edgar Allan Poe conspiracy...

I have to say that I really enjoyed this game.  It's simple to play, but engaging enough to keep a person interested until the end.  The graphics are nice and atmospheric.  It's a challenge to find the objects, but not so hard that you get frustrated from having to use the hints all the time.  The puzzles and mini-games are also challenging, but not frustratingly so.  I liked how it was meshed nicely with the story progression throughout.  I wanted to solve the puzzles, etc so that I found find out what was going to happen next in the story.  The hint system is well thought out too.  If you click on an item in the hidden object list, a shaded shape of it will appear in the lantern to the side.  If that doesn't help, you can always click on the lantern to be shown where the object is.  That two tiered system was a nice way to cut down on the frustration I've had with other hidden object games due to not know what the object was supposed to look like.

When it comes to hidden object games with a supernatural theme, I would definately recommend this game to casual players.  I'm placing "Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy" in "The Good".

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