Name: Mystery of the Opera
Release Date: 06 November 2013
Developer: Vatris Games/G5 Entertainment
Opera diva, Christine has been kidnapped by a mysterious man in a dark cloak with magic abilities during her debut performance! You, as her loving fiancée has to hunt down this Phantom and use the magic amulet to defeat him!
Mystery of the Opera is a horror Hidden Object Adventure game based on the famous Phantom of the Opera legend. However, the developer has added some more side-stories to make the game more suspenseful and interesting. Sadly, those attempts failed to deliver. Mystery of the Opera does have a decent start with promising story but the story then starts to get tedious after a while. The dialouges are not very well-written, plus, there are no voice-overs which make the story even more boring to follow.
On the graphics side, Mystery of the Opera does have some solid graphics. Although many of the locations look very flat, a little too bluish and ominously dark, they are quite pleasing. The animations are above average but can be clunky at times.
There is nothing special about Mystery of the Opera, the gameplay is so-so; this includes both Hidden Object scenes and Puzzles. The Hidden Object scenes are not too difficult and they are down-to-earth standard. The puzzles are not very innovative but their challenges are to the max. Unfortunately, this does not mean that they are fun to play as many of the puzzles are far too difficult to solve, very complicated and sometimes have illogical solutions.
There is nothing much to say about Mystery of the Opera. The experience is quite humdrum but it is certainly a well-made game. The story and the graphics could have been much better and we would really appreciate if the puzzles are less absurd.
Graphics: 3.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4/5 Stars
Story: 3.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.5/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 3.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 3.5/5 Stars
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