Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace
I'm pretty sure oppinions are going to devide on this game. Some will find Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace very simplistic and not up to date, while there will be others that will trully enjoy it from start to end.
The game's graphics and audio are not absolutely perfect, and will probably not be a problem if you are a fan of the rest of the game parts.
Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace is a hidden object puzzle adventure game that starts out with a quite interesting scene - you wake up in a palace and you have no idea how you ended up there. The story is not that fascinating and funny as that of movies with the same scenario (usually after a great amount of alcohol), but it is still interesting though. You will have to explore a little bit of everything to save the day. That will also include some romance (many would love to wake up to find out about their romantic relationship with a member of royalty).
The game's graphics and audio are not absolutely perfect, and will probably not be a problem if you are a fan of the rest of the game parts. They are a bit different in different locations. Some of them are realistic, the other ones look like hand drawn. There are voice overs of a pretty decent quality to make sure it dosn't sound like the game is horroble.
The game play is mostly hidden object with a few mini-games. The hidden object scenes do look a bit outdated because only some of the items require an extra action (most of the games of this genre are overly interactive in every possible way today). But it is a different thing with a map. It does transport you wherever you want or need to.
The hints are not very useful outside of the hidden object scenes. They do tell you if there's nothing else to do there, though. The mini-games are mostly familiar from the previous game we've played. They are not very challenging and offer good instructions about what to do (maybe the latter explains the former).
This is one of the times when trying a free version first is a great idea before buying it.
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