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In order to celebrate the 100th year since the tragic journey and sinking of the Titanic, they re released the movie that came out fifteen years ago, and they released a new game: Titanic Mystery (this review is for the Wii version).
Chances are: the film will do much better than this game.
In Titanic Mystery, you play as a passenger on board the Titanic II, and it’s your job to find all sorts of hidden objects and solve puzzles to put together a diary.
Why do you have to put that diary back together? Well, someone has put a bomb on board the ship, and that person will only reveal to you where the bomb is if you get him all of those diary pages.
But the gameplay is very simple: pick a room from the ones that are listed, find the hidden objects, and solve a simple puzzle. Then you do it again – and again until you get to the end of the film. It’s really that simple.
Some of the puzzles are good (like putting queens on a chessboard so no queen can capture another queen). But others are not so good (match up letters with numbers on a clock, rearrange letters to form a word).
And the game can get tedious as you go from one room to the next, find those hidden objects, then go on to the next room. You do get help from life savers (not the candy) that will show you an item on the list. These life savers can be replenished by finding them in the room (they are really small).
Yet the game can be finished in less than four hours, and there’s very little reason to go back and try again (you can play each of the puzzles separately after you beat it the first time.)
Titanic Mystery would’ve been better off as a downloadable game for $8 for the PC or Apple – and not the $20 or $30 for the Wii. SKIP IT.