Hidden Mysteries: The Fateful Voyage - Titanicis the
latest seek-and-find game from GameMill Entertainment.
The game picks up a theme way too familiar to almost everyone who has lived on this planet for at least 10 years. The theme has been used in casual games quite often as well.
The game story follows the James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic
film a lot.
The story, in fact, has some
similarities with said film. Margaret, an Englishwoman from a poor
background, sets sail on the Titanic with her rich husband Robert (who
turns out to be a bit of a cad) to start a new life in New York.
The cast of characters also
includes Margaret's mum, a mouthy little cockney boy who's always
underfoot, a rather creepy engineer who's hanging out inside the belly
of the ship for some reason, and a few others.
The game basically plays like
a much more rudimentary version of the later Mystery Case Files titles
by offering a combination of inventory puzzles (where you have to pick
up items and use them to solve puzzles in the scene) and hidden object
searches, where you zoom in and find a set of objects on a list, which
yields one key inventory item.
Solving these inventory
puzzles often involves travelling between different parts of the ship
via a map. There's the occasional mini-game, too, such as navigating
through a maze in the dark, mastering card games and shuffleboard, and
connecting a circuit board.
The solutions to the
inventory puzzles can seem rather arbitrary and vague, and the
instructions for the mini-games aren't always spelled out clearly.
Can't find a hidden object?
No sweat: Not only are there no time limits, no penalties for random
clicking, and unlimited hints, but you can skip an entire hidden
object scene as well and just grab the one object that you actually
Late in the game you'll have
to make a choice that will lead you to one of two possible endings.