Mystique - Android's Most Horrifying Puzzle
Mystique is a 3D RPG puzzle game that is available in 3 versions on the Android Market. I have seen this game in the Featured Apps section hundreds of times and only today was I curious enough to want to download it. On my brand new Nexus One this game blew me away. The 3D graphics and textures were amazing that I actually felt like I was the character in the game, even though I was playing on a 3.7 inch screen. The game is reminiscent of “Silent Hill 4: The Room” if you’ve ever played. The first installment of the series entitled “Foetus”, is somewhat of an intro to the series and quite short, depending on how quickly you can figure out how to get out of the “DAMN” room as I have coined it after the frustration it will cause you. When I say frustration, it’s the kind of frustration that makes you want to keep going and prove yourself to the game.
Just to give you a little taste into what this horrifying game is about here is what I have found out about the back story of the character’s epic adventure. In chapter 1 you start off locked in a bathroom where you must use anything and everything you find to get out of a room. A room that seems to be filled with ghosts of frightening children who look like they’ve been hit in the face with death. Chapter 2 “The Child” adds more to the story of where you actually are. From what I have gathered by the different rooms you explore is that you are in a sick and twisted mental hospital composed of surgery, torture, and padded rooms. Still only stuck on one floor of the building you must now find a way out. I have not started chapter 3 “Obitus” but I have it downloaded and installed ready to go when my phone cools down. I played straight through for approximately 4 hours trying to finish chapter 2 and now it feels like I’ve microwaved my new N1. Please don’t repeat my mistakes and take a break every once in a while from the game for your phone’s sake, if not for your own sanity!
I have tested the game on an LG Eve and a Nexus One and while the graphics are very similar, the overall smoothness of gameplay takes a hit on lower end phones. Even if I did not own a Nexus One I would still buy the game though because it is such an exciting and horrifying adventure. Trust me though, this game is not for the light-hearted as the game can be quite graphic sometimes. At a price of free for Chapter 1 and $1.99 for Chapters 2 and 3 this game is a steal, there is no reason to not buy this game.
See below for trailers of Chapters 2 and 3.