Mystery Agency - A Vampires Kiss
This new release into the hidden object game genre is a pure hide-and-seek puzzler. Mystery Agency - A Vampires Kiss isn't the best game of everything you can get today, but isn't the worst either. So you can use this short review to make up your mind about this one for yourself.
Police turned out not very effective, so she went to Mystery Agency.
There is no long story before you start playing. You meet two girls in a park-looking area searching for an earring of one of them. They know it is too late to be alone in places like that, but they still want to finish their business before they leave. So when the earring is found with your help, they get attacked.
One of them is being kidnapped after she was bit by this person. Well you could as well think that it was a kiss before kidnapping, but the game's title gives it away telling you that it has to do something with vampires. The other one is ok, but she is now responcible for saving her friend or at least finding out what had happened.
Police turned out not very effective, so she went to Mystery Agency. The very name of this agency tells you that they deal with cases like that one. The detective she meets there agrees to help her. It's not like he does all the work then, but it's rather that he keeps you involved as you go further with the story.
The game doesn't seem to do a very good job at mixing the story and puzzles or searches. I mean for the most part it is ok the way it goes, but sometimes the reasons for doing this or that assignment are not very obvious. If you don't count just the fact that you are playing a hidden object game.
The game doesn't offer you too much of wandering around when you search for different inventory that can be used somewhere later. You spend most of your time here in the hidden object levels. There are many of those. The hint system was a bit irritating though. The hints don't recharge too fast, but you do need them because some of the items are just too hard to see. So you get to wait for the hints, and then the more you use them the slower they recharge.
There are also some mini-games for you. They serve as a great get away from the hidden object searches. Some of them are typical, like find-the-difference ones. Others are more unusual, like the ones where you have to place some items in a certain way on a grid.
The game may not be considered great by some, but I guess those who are really fond of hidden object levels may still like it.
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