It is hard to come up with a new creative and fresh story in the world where new games just pop up every day. And the world I'm talking about is ours, but the developers do find the way to do that.
Muse is one of the examples of how it is possible. I'm not sure if I ever played as an idea that wants to be realized in the masterpieces of artists.
The Idea is your guide through the game. She is a sweet and energetic young girl.
The story of the game and just the general idea amused me from the very beginning. You find yourself somewhere in the nothingness (what a great term!) trying to help different artists find their way to creating something stunning.
But their minds are blank or cluttered with all kindss of stuff that prevents them from doing that. Step by step you get into their minds and clear them from the things that shouldn't be there. Every artist is a different character. And the places you are going to visit, which are their minds, do reflect on the mood and character of an artists.
The Idea is your guide through the game. She is a sweet and energetic young girl. She does lots of talking, but that is skippable for those who are not fans of listening. But the good thing about it is that you don't just read, but listen to it.
So, as to the gameplay, you will spend lots of time in the hidden object scenes. They were a bit of a disappointment for me. The graphics are not too impressive for a game about the artists. The scenes are clattered and the items are hidden too well sometimes. But there is a hint button that recharges pretty fast even in the more challenging mode.
Then thre is also the evil side that is trying to make things tough for you. In this case it is Shade. Shade is a black splash that is your enemy.
Every once in a while you get to play a mini-game. Those are fun to play. Plus they serve as a good change after the hidden object scenes. Some of the items are hidden just too well or they don't look too much like what you would expect.
Muse is fresh breeze in the genre of hidden object games, but there are things that need to be polished to make it a great game.
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