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    JustTheFacts

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    Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:01 am

    Mysterium: Lake Bliss
    by Big Top Games - December, 2013

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition



    Molly Huggins, a young bride-to-be, summons you to the beautiful resort town of Lake Bliss to find her missing groom. Is Tommy Drake seeing another woman, or is he the latest victim in a series of drownings plaguing the city? Be careful, or the siren's haunting melody may lure you into the dark waters next! Follow the clues, interview suspects, and uncover what's lurking along the shores of Lake Bliss in this intriguing hidden-object puzzle adventure game.

    The Collector's Edition includes:

    • Uncover the evil sleeping beneath Lake Bliss
    • Reunite a bride with her groom
    • Fun achievements to earn
    • Concept art, soundtrack, wallpapers and movies

    For the Standard Edition

    • Strategy Guide
    • Walkthrough (Big Fish)

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:02 am

    Nice Game, Just Nice
     

    Sunny Sunny SunnySunny 

    BASED ON DEMO

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    The opening scenes are eerie, ominous, but low key. Nothing too overwhelming. But it is obvious this game is going to be spooky. This game looks good and has the right atmosphere, and while the story starts out on a very familiar pattern – detective hired to find missing loved one, the details offer a fresh approach.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    The graphics are very pleasant to look at. Realistic, but with a soundness around the edges that gives the game an artistic feel. It is also very consistent in its depiction of art deco era visuals. The atmosphere, while eerie, is also dreamy. The music is perfectly matched for this, also era-appropriate, tinkling along, sometimes there, sometimes not, never irritating. Background noises are soothing. No attempt has been made to lip synch the very professionally done voiceovers. Which I always think looks the best.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING
    Seems like the town of Lake Bliss is suffering from the attentions of a siren. Young men are disappearing. Bodies are found in the water. And Molly’s very sensible fiancé Tommy does not turn up at the altar. You are the detective called in to investigate. All your actions and equipment, including the tools and so forth found in town, reflect the 20s era story.

    MAKING PROGRESS
    HOPs and other puzzles form most of the gameplay, but there is some adventuring to be had as well. The HOPs are either fragmented objects or word lists. These are not much in the way of interactive, but the last (inventory) item is found in a different way for each HOP. Hidden objects are very well hidden without distortion. The puzzles so far are easy and familiar. There is an interactive jump map, directional hint and a useful diary.

    One unique touch I liked, the notes that are being taken in your notebook are displayed briefly above it in glowing letters, so you know what is going in there without needing to look immediately. Another oddity is the Spectral Fluid Container, which soaks up supernatural barriers.

    CE BLING!
    There are many Achievements presented very nicely in an office, 54 Collectible dragonflies, Concept Art, Wallpapers, Music. The SG is helpful. And the Bonus Chapter of course.

    FINAL VERDICT
    All around nice game. But that is all it is. This is not a blockbuster. I will be very happy to buy the SE of this game, but I don’t think it is quite up to my CE standards. Many others will however.

    I checked these guys out and it appears that they are a new development company, consisting of personnel from names we are familiar with. If so, go to it guys, you’ve got what it takes!

    I Recommend This Game!

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:26 am

    Big Top has done some very recognizable games!

    Big Top Games (founded Hot Lava Games):

    Specifically, the first two Midnight Mysteries games!

    Awesome review, as always  Okay   *goes to update the Games with Bonus Items to Find list, then back to bed!*


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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:36 am

    Yes, definitely. Sorry I didn't mean to suggest they were are bunch of newbies. But the way I read that was that this one was the first with this company. the others were ones that the team had developed within other companies

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:37 am

    like mumbo jumbo

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:46 am

    I read your review in the forum. I left a comment in the tech thread.

    I had a problem with lagging. Clicking onto an area and nothing happening.

    Going from place to place was just a chore. I really got bored. I agree with you about
    waiting for the SE.

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:49 am

    Yes, it was a little slow between locations for me too, but not enough to get to me. I do like it, but with all the blockbusters out there it is hard to get worked up about an ordinary game. Especially as a CE

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:18 am

    I am more interested in the new Hidden Explorations game. I really got into that one and
    now with the CE sale I will buy.

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    Re: Mysterium: Lake Bliss

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:44 am

    Yes, I really got into that one too. I've spent all my money at the 50% sale though, so this one will have to wait til next year.

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