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    Maestro 3: Music from the Void

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    genkicoll

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    Maestro 3: Music from the Void

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:50 am

    Maestro: Music from the Void
    by ERS Game Studios - January, 2013

    Series list:  Maestro 1: Music of Death, Maestro 2: Notes of Life, Maestro 3: Music from the Void, Maestro 4: Dark Talent

    Available at:
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    Big Fish for Mac as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition



    The Maestro’s back in this exciting encore to Notes of Life!  Eerie music fills the air in Vienna, where shadows terrorize people in the streets. Two musical prodigies have gone missing. Can you save them without striking a single false note?

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Hours of bonus game play!
    • Concept art
    • Stunning wallpaper
    • Music soundtrack

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    Re: Maestro 3: Music from the Void

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:46 pm

    My, How He’s Grown!

    Sunny Sunny SunnySunny

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    The third game in the Maestro series is a step up and then some from its predecessors. Almost every aspect of the game has been revamped, though not so much as would lose the feel of the previous games. In fact, in more ways than one, this game is like a combination of both earlier games.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    The intro cut scenes are better than previous, at least in terms of graphics and drama. There is more definition and detail to the art and it is much brighter and more colourful than before. The music is still the same, enough to really get to me after a while. It is monotonous. Another addition is a narrator voiceover. I am of two minds about it. The voice is good, and the recap of the story so far is okay, but there’s something irritating with the delivery. Luckily, that is a one-off event and the other brief voiceovers are well done.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING
    That brat from the last game, the ‘young maestro’, has returned for an encore performance, stealing two of the most talented young players in Vienna, and it is up to you again to find and rescue them. But as he has grown (he looks about 10 years older now), so have his ambitions. Now he is in possession of not only the Music of Death and the Notes of Life, but the even more dangerous Music of Immortality. And he plans to use it to acquire enormous power to himself.

    MAKING PROGRESS
    Plenty of HOPs. They are quite interactive when a list is given, and there are also progressive silhouettes HOPs. All of them are visited twice. There are many more puzzles this time around and they are more imaginative than the earlier ones. The hint is finally directional, but there is still no map.

    There is a violin that you use from time to time, along with the music sheets for the magical music, to directly engage the ghosts and shadows that threaten Vienna. A couple of features have been added that I wholeheartedly applaud. There is a widescreen option with side panels that make it look like the game is on a music stand – very cool. And the inventory bar now locks. Once again, there are difficulty options.

    Pleasant treat: this game has replayable HOPs (8) and mini-games (16).

    FINAL VERDICT
    Really like this game. It looks and plays more like a modern game with this last in the series. But it remains a fairly simple game, that is not too difficult and does not require major tracking of plot twists and obscure connections. It is still a sleepy dreamy kind of thing, great for that day when you’ve just finished an extravaganza and need a break.

    I Recommend This Game!


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