Review Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek
Solve the mystery of the cursed town of Maple Creek
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 28 Sep 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek is a very picturesque quest for Windows Phone in the style of "I seek" that will captivate you with a gripping storyline and superb-quality graphics with animation elements. In this game, you play as a girl detective who has to investigate the strange disappearance of people in a weird town called Maple Creek.
GameplayIn fact, in the beginning of the game you have to first understand who you are and what you are doing in a place where you have woken up, as on the game's story the main character lost her memory for some reason. The more time you spend on the desert and mysterious streets of the town, the more you learn about who you are, what your mission is, and where to look for the truth. You have to shovel a lot of cluttered areas, and in each one of them you will find items that somehow contribute to your coming closer to solving the mystery of the ill-fated place.
You should look for objects, first of all, in those places that are highlighted with twinkling stars, and it will take you a long time. In cases, where the desired object seems to be hidden in a pile of trash too well, you can get a hint by clicking on the clock in the lower right corner of the screen. The hint feature recovers after a while, and you can continue to use it.
Game featuresIn addition to special places, you will meet the important items on footpaths and in rooms of various buildings, and even in bushes, so you need to be very careful while exploring locations. Besides searching for items, you await very interesting and captivating puzzles which solving will require the use of inventory items. Of course, you will be able to solve the puzzles only when they (the necessary items) are available.
The game is imbued with a mystical atmosphere, and this will be expressed not so much with the dark corners of the streets of Maple Creek, but with occurring people with glowing eyes, skeletons and not yet decomposed corpses hidden in the most unexpected places. At that, we cannot call the game too harsh. Everything is very interesting and mysterious, but not more than that.
ResumeIn general, you have to solve the mystery of the city, the damned bell the ringing of which literally zombifying local residents, and to understand who stands behind it all. But most importantly, you have to find the missing girl in search of whom people from a police station went. Hurry up, or you will find her too late and in this case, nobody will be able to help her. The game can be downloaded free of charge and played through quite a few locations before it asks you to pay for its full version.