I am a huge fan of hidden object games. At any given time you may find six or seven of them installed on my computer at any given time. These may range from the Mystery P.I. series and other SpinTop/PopCap games to Mystery Case Files. The latest in that plethora of hidden object games is a series called Midnight Mysteries. I finished the first game in that series, Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, early this morning. I have to say I was highly impressed.
This hidden object series is different in that you are actually helping classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and Nathaniel Hawthorne right some terrible wrongs that were committed in the past and allowing their spirits to be set free. Edgar Allan Poe asks you to find out what really happened to him and to right a wrong he committed with the writing of one of his stories.
The graphics were gorgeous and were set up in such a way that it could be very difficult to actually find some of the items being requested. There were also puzzles that were challenging, but that allowed for the option of having the game solve them for you if you were simply too frustrated/tired to get them yourself. While I have to say there were some cut scenes in obnoxious places, the game was well thought out and well put together. There are two more games in the series so far, Devil on the Mississippi and Salem Witch Trials. I can not wait to get started on either of these games. After all, it sure beats having to spend my time making out graduation announcements. (As a side note, needing to do that for my Associate’s Degree graduation is coming in just over a year. EEK! Already?)