Name: Mysterium: Lake Bliss Collector's Edition
Release Date: 22 December 2013
Developer: Big Top Games
Mysterium: Lake Bliss is a perfect contrast to the developer's previous game, Fairly Twisted Tales: The Price Of A Rose. whatever the title of the game is, there is barely any 'bliss' in the game, it is a dark, murder-mystery game which is quite creepy in fact.
There have a few people drowned in Lake Bliss lately, and pink fog seems to appear everywhere in the town. Solve the mystery of the siren, find the missing groom and connect all the points in Mysterium: Lake Bliss. Mysterium is quite a spooky HOPA, with chilling atmosphere and also, a few jump-scares which do not all work very well. The story is a little above average, it is not entirely new but it does not bore us to death either.
One of the remarkable aspects, and perhaps the only remarkable aspect is the game's presentation. The graphics are crisp which feels a little artsy, all of the locations looks amazingly beautiful with gorgeous amount of attention of tiny details. The audio is also fantastic, the music is expertly composed with supported by equally good voice overs.
Apart from the presentation, Mysterium is an extremely so-so game. It does not do anything wrong but it does not present us with anything worth pointing out. The gameplay is easy and predictable, puzzles are not at all challenging and even though the hidden object scenes are nice, they are again, very ordinary.
Luckily, the length of Mysterium is at least long enough for a Collector's Edition game. However, the extras included are very standard with Achievements, Collectibles and Bonus Chapter.
Mysterium: Lake Bliss is great for beginners but it lacks all the bells and whistles for a CE. It is visually stunning but other aspects are okay, just okay.
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 3.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars