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Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials

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  The famed writer Nathaniel Hawthorne has died during a freak snow storm, and his ghost has come to you, asking for help. There's more to this case than first appears, and only you can help free his spirit. Why was it snowing in May? Could … see full wiki

1 review about Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials

Gorgeous graphics and gripping story!

  • Jul 24, 2010
The guys who gave you "Midnight Mysteries: the Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy" have created another excellent game with beautiful environments and a grim, interesting story. Contrary to another reviewer`s observations that you can't save your game, of course you can! Simply press menu, then exit and the game will remember and take you precisely to that spot when you return. The opening scenes of frenetic screeching witch hunters and a girl about to be hanged get you in the mood, and the wonderful hint mechanism, the raven, returns again to flap across the moon to locate objects you can't find. Click in too much of a frenzy you get a hissy black cat instead of the raven and the cat won't go away until you stop your nervous clicking on the wrong objects. The hints by the raven, however, are very limited so you're just going to have to find all the objects listed.

The ghost of famous New England author Nathaniel Hawthorne asks you for help as his spirit is chained and he implores you to set him free. Nathaniel dies mysteriously in a freak May snowstorm. You will travel in time from Hawthorne's death back to 1692 Salem, a small Massachusetts town under the spell of madness, where no woman is safe from the witch hunters, where the little town is under a dreadful pall. Witchcraft!

What has Hawthorne got to do with witchcraft when he died over a century and a half later? Did his influential friends, even the occupant of the Oval Office play any part? Did they have anything to do with the author's untimely death? What is Abraham Lincoln's train doing in the picture? You will shuttle back and forth in time meeting and appeasing many ghosts along the way. Jealousy, spite, greed and ambition are all alive and well in this adventure tale.

Midnight Mysteries 2 has perhaps the best story of any Hidden Object game and the hidden objects actually take a back seat to the story. However, many artifacts will land in your lap and the game isn't holding your hand here. You have to figure out what to do with the objects, a gavel, a pen, a walking stick, sugar cubes, beef jerky. Many of them you have to combine, such as a pen and an ink pot.

You must unravel many secrets and solve the mystery of Hawthorne's death and set him free. You will discover who killed Nathaniel Hawthorne but you have a lot of work to do first. You will encounter many mini-puzzles, some hard some quite easy, as you go on your way in this adventure that is so very rich in visuals and sound. An exceptional production in every respect. Don't miss it!

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