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    Maestro 2: Notes of Life

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    genkicoll

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    Maestro 2: Notes of Life

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:52 pm

    Maestro: Notes of Life Collector's Edition
    by ERS Game Studios

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

    Available from:
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin Standard Edition only



    Stop the young prodigy and save everyone from his evil plans in Maestro: Notes of Life! A missing girl has been lured away by evil music and now it’s up to you to save her in this incredible Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. Find the source of the music by scouring beautiful locations and put an end to the deadly tune. Solve tricky puzzles to become a hero and complete your journey in Maestro: Notes of Life!

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Bonus gameplay
    • Stunning screensavers
    • Wonderful wallpapers

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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Maestro 2: Notes of Life

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:29 am

    Simply Enjoyable

    Sunny Sunny SunnySunny

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    Again the Maestro series presents an enjoyable relaxing game, not any more difficult than you want it to be, but not tough enough, I think, for the hardliners.  

    The opening has a small waif alone in an empty cathedral. He walks to the front, takes out his violin, and in the wonderful acoustics of the vaulted space begins to play the "Notes Of Life". Haunting.

    SIGHTS & SOUNDS
    As with the first game, the graphics for this game include gloomy grey and sometimes even ugly. The zombie dude, eeyoo! . It is a dark game with a creepy theme and that is reflected in the artwork. Once again, it is the brushstrokes of ERS, in a rougher, darker form than is usual now. The voiceovers are okay, used wisely, but not as good as the those of the first game. The music is very similar, and the theme song obviously. Sound effects are ambient noise was really, really good, sometimes quite scary.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING
    Having saved the town near Paris from the Music Of Death which was aging everyone, we are called in to help when another town suffers a strange musical plague of accelerated growth – the Notes of Life, played by another child prodigy. A young girl has been lured down into a deserted cellar, and you must rescue her.

    MAKING PROGRESS
    Again, this is a HOP dominated game. There are oodles of them, with a little more interaction that the original game, and again they are visited twice. The scenes are sometimes dark enough to bother some people, but not enough to make items too hard to find. The puzzles are likewise easy for the most part, but again, not quite as easy as before.

    The most important improvement in this game is the choice of difficulty levels – casual, advanced and hard. On hard there are no hot spots indicated, but HOPs are, and skip and hint take forever. There are far fewer black bar comments, and most of them are fairly useless. Again, there is no map and a hint that is useless outside HOPs.

    FINAL VERDICT
    This game shows a small step up in sophistication, but overall it is very much like the first Maestro. Which is to say, an enjoyable and easy game with a dark and atmospheric mood.

    I Recommend This Game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

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