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Mysterious Travel - The Magic Diary

[Post New]by bfgFlounder on Jun 5, 10 12:05 AM
Join Julia on her Mysterious Travel! After winning a free vacation, Julia finds an exciting adventure in this Hidden Object game! Explore the hotel and find a Magic Diary full of mysterious directions, and clever hints. Find valuable clues as you explore the area and become entangled in the mystery! Dive into Mysterious Travel: The Magic Diary and become immersed in an awesome world.

 
Capthowdy64
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[Post New]by Capthowdy64 on Jun 5, 10 12:30 AM
It's kinda alright but there is so much better here. I tried to like it but gave up on that after 12 minutes.It's just not for me.I kind of wonder if Sudoku is involved because you do collect pages that reminded me of that game.But try it for yourself,heck you might love it.

 
Faylyn
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[Post New]by Faylyn on Jun 5, 10 12:56 AM
I can't get the cursor to pick anything up. When I click on an item all the cursor does is blink. Time for more Blue Tea and MCF games please!!!

 
mountfalcon
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[Post New]by mountfalcon on Jun 5, 10 1:05 AM
I found the cursor was very fussy when it came to choosing the right spot - this was the only interesting thing about the game which is deathly dull; looks like hack work rather than the product of TLC. Nothing to recommend it that I can see.

 
tuttepeever
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[Post New]by tuttepeever on Jun 5, 10 1:10 AM
Gave up after 5 minutes. It's too dumb and too many frustrations. Couldn't get the number 7 regardless of what I tried.

 

Re:Mysterious Travel - The Magic Diary

[Post New]by puglette404 on Jun 5, 10 1:12 AM
this game is lacking in many areas. the magic diary has directions for you but they are very vague and the grammar is poor. you are sent to see someone and then have no interaction with that person at all. the graphics are cartoonish and some items can be small and a bit difficult to find. the hints recharge quickly, there is no penalty for clicking around but if you click too many times in one place you penalized by losing your hint and a time penalty.

i am not a fan of games that have points and scores. i think if you are following a story, finding the items that move that story along is all that's needed. points may be a way of making a poor game seem like it is better or more challenging. they don't ad any challenge for me, and they certainly won't make a bad game good.

i played about a half hour of the free demo before deciding this would not be a game for me. i have uninstalled the game and will wait patiently for something better.
happy gaming!
puglette
:o)

 
sandyterryb
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[Post New]by sandyterryb on Jun 5, 10 1:14 AM
Found with the cursor you had to be quite accurate as to what you hit on. Thought this a good HOG for the young ones to do especially after the more intense games as Dire Grove and such.

 
vicalana
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Re:Mysterious Travel - The Magic Diary

[Post New]by vicalana on Jun 5, 10 1:35 AM
I got bored of this game very quickly, but I do think it would be great for kids.

 
_Angel_angel
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[Post New]by _Angel_angel on Jun 5, 10 2:20 AM

Not much to offer here

Call me oppositional but I really don't like sassy, demanding diaries

 
mgpaquin
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[Post New]by mgpaquin on Jun 5, 10 5:10 AM
Extremely simple, to the point of being dull. Cursor is a bit picky about exactly where you have to click on an item, and there was one game that I had to skip because it refused to register clicks. Also, if the game is over after all the numbers on that sheet are found I got over 3/4 of the way through in the demo period. All in all, a "no thanks" from me.

 
tv9725
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[Post New]by tv9725 on Jun 5, 10 5:41 AM
i thinking everyone is right about how short it is

 
lauder
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[Post New]by lauder on Jun 5, 10 6:19 AM
Is it a straight hidden object game or is there some interreaction in game. thank you

 

Re:Mysterious Travel - The Magic Diary

[Post New]by heatherington on Jun 5, 10 7:03 AM
I am about 3/4 the way through the game. It is remedial and there is a problem with the clicks and, I agree, it would be a great game for kids. However, I did buy it because there have been no hidden object games in quite a while and I miss them. Bring on the Mystery Case Files! Now, having said all, that I am stuck in a dark room with only my cursor for light.

I cannot find the key to open the stupid door!

Edited on 06/05/2010 at 7:06:27 AM PST


 
yasure
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[Post New]by yasure on Jun 5, 10 7:07 AM
tuttepeever wrote:Gave up after 5 minutes. It's too dumb and too many frustrations. Couldn't get the number 7 regardless of what I tried.


could not have said it any better myself

 
mismo55
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[Post New]by mismo55 on Jun 5, 10 7:20 AM
yasure wrote:
tuttepeever wrote:Gave up after 5 minutes. It's too dumb and too many frustrations. Couldn't get the number 7 regardless of what I tried.


could not have said it any better myself


Same here, couldn't get the number seven and couldn't be bothered to keep trying, thumbs down from me.

 
bbelle
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[Post New]by bbelle on Jun 5, 10 7:40 AM
tv9725, if the numbers you have to find are anything to go by, there are 25 numbers to find and get.

 
kkbodine
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[Post New]by kkbodine on Jun 5, 10 8:04 AM
It's not that bad of a game...I did make it to the end of the demo. I had no cursor problems or any other problems with gameplay. It's just kinda boring, cosidering what we are used to with puppetshow and mcf games. I might buy this on a daily deal. Happy weekend everyone .

 

Re:Mysterious Travel - The Magic Diary

[Post New]by vegaskitkat on Jun 5, 10 10:00 AM
I spent 10 minutes on it - finding everything quickly except the last tag and number 7 the hint kept circling an empty place in the cupboard so I didn't know what to do - and the story was boring - scratch this one

 
silverfiesta
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[Post New]by silverfiesta on Jun 5, 10 11:37 AM
Sorry - but this game really stunk - imho - just too boring - couldn't even finish the trial - we need some new MCF games - let's go guys.

 
locoowl
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[Post New]by locoowl on Jun 5, 10 11:42 AM
I'm really sorry to see this game. It is just not connected. Nothing goes together.
No story at all. For no rhyme or reason that I can find to it. You just jump from scene to scene. The graphics are good and even the mini games offer a variety but - - - I hate to say it but the game is boring. I was very disappointed. Have loved all their other games and thought the Steve the Sheriff series was great fun. I kept going with the demo hoping it would get better but I'm sorry to say it didn't. Maybe tomorrow will bring something worth a game credit.
GrannieKay

 
 
 
 
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