I’ve played a few games since my last post. I’ve been playing quite a few more hours on Torchlight. Also been playing the Beta for the digital version of the board game Evolution. It’s really, really good. I’m very tempted to buy the game when it’s released, but only if I have some friends who are playing it too.

Anyway, here are some games that I completed:

Time Mysteries: Inheritance - Remastered

4.9 hours, 10 of 10 achievements

I found this game way too easy. The graphics were a bit meh in some of the hidden object scenes. I actually had to do some random clicking to find a few things, not because they were well hidden, but because I couldn’t see them at all. They were pixelated and faded into the background. I ran through the game twice in that 4.9 hours out of curiosity and I can tell you, even the second time around, knowing where those objects were, I had to random click in the general area.

Definitely not one of the best Artifex Mundi games. Too simplistic and repetitive. I would expect higher graphics quality for the hidden object scenes in a remastered version. That was just lazy.

Great game for children since it’s not scary in any way. Many of Artifex Mundi’s games are not suitable for kids. Not so great for adults though. 5/10

Time Mysteries 2: The Ancient Spectres

5.8 hours, 10 of 11 achievements

This game was better than the previous installment with much improved graphics for the hidden object scenes. The time travel aspect of the game is quite fun and I didn’t really appreciate it at all with the previous game.
There is a weird bug with this game though. You can’t get the last achievement unless you complete all of the achievements on one profile. I started a second profile right near the beginning because I accidentally hit the hint button and I didn’t want to. I had already achieved two of the achievements by then, so I guess I’d have to go back using the same profile to meet the requirements for those achievements again. Very annoying.

It’s still not the best Artifex Mundi game, but I’ll give it 6/10 for improvement on the previous one.

Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma

4.0 hours, 11 of 11 achievements

Again, this one is a step up from the previous game, but… I still wouldn’t go as far as to call it great. While the second game was a little more difficult than the first, this one seemed to get easier again. Anyway, I’ll give it 7/10 for it’s slight improvement from the second game, but that’s how far I’ll go.

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala

5.7 hours, 32 of 34 achievements

This is one of my Steamgifts wins. I actually won the full trilogy on the same day lol. Anyway… I finally completely it. This series was fantastic. I really loved it and of the games I’ve played from this publisher, this series was most definitely the best. The third installment brought the story to a nice conclusion. Gameplay-wise I’d say this one wasn’t quite as good as the second game, Mists of Ravenwood. But… it does provide a satisfying ending, so I found it worth it just for that. :) 8.5/10

Since I last posted, my dog had to be put to sleep. It was the hardest decision we have ever had to make. We had him for 17.5 years. Just before Christmas, we were told that he was in the early stages of kidney failure. We were torn about making the decision then, but my younger sister who has been suffering from depression was really upset about him not being there while she was home for Christmas. I mentioned in an earlier post that I am living at home with my parents while I’m waiting to have surgery. We decided to leave him over Christmas and hope that he’d not take a downward turn. In fact, he seemed to improve. He was happy, even rolling around on the carpet, so we decided that so long as he was showing signs of being happy, we’d leave him. I took him to the vet at the end of January to have his nails clipped and a check over. He was fine. The vet of course told me all the signs to look out for in case something happened. 2 days later, he took a bit of a downward turn. He stopped eating. When a dog won’t even eat chicken, that’s a bad sign. It was time. So on 1st Feb, we had him put to sleep. Honestly feels like losing a little person.

But… I do have some good news too. I got a date for my surgery. Will be happening in mid-March. Of course this means that I can’t go to my sister-in-law’s bachelorette/hen party since she’s having it in England for St. Patrick’s weekend, but I should be better for the wedding in May. ^^ I can’t wait to get my life back. This back thing has been plaguing me for almost 2 years.


I’m really sorry to hear about your dog; you have my condolences. Losing a beloved pet is really difficult, just like any death of a loved one is. I’ve been in your boat and I concur, it is indeed the hardest, shittiest decision. I’m sure he loved you completely and you loved him the same.

I hope your surgery goes smoothly and you recover well! In the meantime, playing hidden object games like these are nice, cozy ways to spend your time. I similarly wasn’t jazzed about the Time Mysteries line, but really liked the Enigmatis Trilogy.


Yes, I know that he knew he was loved. :) He was the best little dog.

Thanks :) Fingers crossed. And yes, I found them relaxing especially after everything that happened. Even the not so awesome Time Mysteries games. Hehe!


I am very sorry for your loss, stay strong and keep close your happy memories of him!

Good luck with your surgery and your recovery!
I am very tempted to get Enigmatis games, but yet no luck on Steamgifts. Maybe I will buy them sooner or later, but for now I have other games to play. ;)


Thank you!

And yes, if you are tempted to buy some new HOG games in the future, I’d definitely recommend considering them near the top of the list. :)


I’m so sorry about your dog. Loosing a pet is hard, I don’t know what I’d do if it were my dog. Glad you got a date for your surgery though, I hope it goes well and you recover quickly.


I know. I still feel kinda shitty about not having him around. But… I suppose whenever that time comes to let them go, you just kinda know that you don’t necessarily have a choice anymore. I would be far easier to wake up one morning and find that he had passed in his sleep. Hopefully you’ll have many, many more years with your companion. 17.5 years was a long time with our Jack. I am grateful for that.

And thank you! :)