Puppet Show: Mystery of Joyville -
Mystery All Over
Puppet Show Mystery of Joyville is one of the latest and best hidden
object games released recently. The game has almost the same components
that any hidden object game has nowadays, but they are just of a better
That becomes very obvious after a few minutes of playing for any gamer
whether you are a newcomer or a guru of the genre.
The whole game, every place you are going to visit, is covered with
mystery here. And the fans of the genre will appreciate this.
You play as a detective who arrives
to Joyville to help its dwellers to find a missing boy. Right upon your
arrival you are told that the town has a fame of a spooky place and that
is not rumours. The two citizens who had asked you to come are an owner
of the hotel and his daughter.
They are the ones who tell you the story of the town and what caused the
things be as they are. The town used to be a tourist attraction because
of the puppets made by the master. The puppets were all over the place
acting like real people. But then there was a fire in the theater that
killed the master. After that you can hear the master's crying in the
theater and run into an evil spirit if you leave your home after the
Another thing that can happen to you
is you can disappear like some of the citizens. So that's the context
in which you are to work as a detective trying to find the boy while he
is still alive. The mystery theme is presented not only by the story of
the game but by everything you see. You are surrounded by these puppets
that you never know whether alive or dead. The is a particular one - a
mechanic spider with a doll head running around.
So soon after the arrival you start your investigation. And you don't
stay at home after it's dark but rather go around the town even to the
cementary. What you generally do is you get to a location and by moving
your cursor over the area you find out what areas you can go to or open
or just get some information. Usually one of those areas will lead you
to a hidden object scene where you collect all of the listed items.
Some of them go to your inventory.
The inventory items can be seen whenever you want. They are used to help
you proceed in the game when you come across a locked door or a dirty
glass. There are also mini-games in the game. One thing that I really
enjoyed about them is that they go as a part of the general gameplay
helping you get through in the game and the story.
The graphics are dove very well. Everything looks so perfect. You can
always see when the one who made the thing has really done their best.
And you can't help but enjoy the process.
I don't know if the description was enough for you to decide if you
want this one but I'm sure it was enough at least to persuade you that
it's worth trying!