Long ago, the Mary Celeste was lost at sea. Now the captain of her successor, the Mary Celeste II, has offered you a paid trip for her maiden voyage. Even though you have always feared the sea, you decide to accept the captain's generous invitation. Soon after setting sail, a storm rages around the ship and the crew vanishes. Wishing you had trusted your instincts, you struggle to discover what happened to the original Mary Celeste. Try to stay calm as the scenes shift eerily between the old and new versions of the ship. Can you find a way off this nightmarish vessel before you too suffer the same watery fate?
In The Mystery of the Mary Celeste, play as the unfortunate passenger Mary Morehouse and try to piece together the past. Retrace the steps of the original crew to uncover the truth behind their disappearance. As the story progresses, learn how you are linked to this ill-fated ship. Search through to find objects for warding off the dead souls of the Mary Celeste's former crew members. A total of 16 unique environments, including 13 ship environments, immerse you in this suspenseful tale.
Take on the role of Mary Morehouse, who is somehow tied to the strange disappearance of the original Mary Celeste
Features 16 unique environments, including 13 ship environments, as well as exciting mini games
Watch as scenes eerily switch between the haunted Mary Celeste and the abandoned Mary Celeste II
Appease the souls of the dead crew members with objects you find throughout the vessel
Learn how you are linked to this ill-fated ship's history and how you can prevent it from repeating
Figure out how to escape the Mary Celeste II before you are sent to a watery grave
Piece together clues regarding the original crew's disappearance
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor Speed1GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows VistaPC System Memory512MB RAMPC Hard Drive Space50MBPC Video32MB DirectX 8.0-compatible video cardScreenshots
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.