Mysterious Travel: The Magic Diary - Take a Rest from People
Imagine what will earth look like if there will no people... The developers of Mysterious Travel: The Magic Diary tried to implement their point of view into the game. And look what we have now! She was bored, sitting alone at a cafe and reading a newspaper... when suddenly she found an announcement from a travel agency. All what was needed to do is to send a message and win a trip. So did she. An airplane took her to the beautiful place. But when being at the hotel room she found out a diary, which told her that is the only person in the entire world. Is it a trap or just a joke?!
You are to help Julia to find her way back home...
Lately, she learned that if she wanted to return she needed to collect the numbers. But she was limited in time. As everything should be arranged till midnight. If it is not, she will stay in that strange place forever. Where are the people?!
It is a standard hidden object game, full of mini games. It can hardly be called an adventure, though there are some tasks similar to quest. You can't switch between the locations, you have the onle scene which you are to explore and find the hidden items. But at every location, there is a mini game. They are as follows: find the differencies between two pictures, complete a picture, find all the words from a phrase, remember the sequence of symbols and then repeat it and so on.
Sure there are hints. You can take one whenever you need, but then should wait until it is charged. At some locations there are hints hidden in different place. Thus you should be attentive in order to find them.
The game story means that there will be no characters, besides you. Instead of people you will meet their hats and glasses moving and so on. Personally I didnt like this. As this feature maked me feel being alone and felt lack in people's presence. The same can be said as for music. It is a little bit dull and depressive.
Sure it depends upon people's tastes. But on my opinion it would be better to add some adventure part to the game as it seems to be monotonuos. But maybe if you want to play a standard hidden object game, it would gladden you.