Search a derelict and drifting ship for a dark secret in Margrave Manor 2 - The Lost Ship Deluxe! Explore every corner of the abandoned vessel for hidden objects, intriguing clues, perplexing puzzles, and more on a quest to uncover its strange secrets. Featuring a thrilling storyline, gorgeous scenery, and endless replayability, this original game is an amazing expedition to hidden object fun.
Uncover a dark secret on a drifting ship
Play again and again - items change position every time you play!
Solve perplexing puzzles to unlock even more secrets
Use letters and log entries to discover fate of the lost crew
Basically straightforward hidden object fun but longer than many and effective art work, so good value. Criticisms: Could have made more of the idea, and objects could have fitted scenario more; and the voice-over expression is dire...awfully flat - can't think why they couldn't have found a girl with more ability to act (except the one they use was clearly one of the family)...shame spoiling the Lost Ship for a h'a'porth of tar!
There is a huge time delay when transitioning from one scene to another. The dialog is pretty boring. The animations are elementary. The game only allows you to see up to three listed objects at a time to find in a scene out of 11 or so. This is a pretty clumsy approach. A full list is much better. The scenes are depressingly dark.
DarkChylde | Added on: August 19, 2010
Too monotonous. Same scenes over and over again. For the HO's there were very few items to find at one time, then you spent most of your time doing something else. I felt the graphics were sub-par. Sorry, I couldn't even finish the game it was so bad. I always find something good in games I write about, but this one has no redeeming quality.
distraida | Added on: January 31, 2011
A note to people just starting the game: There's a lot of "story" in the beginning. Play through it. Eventually you will come to "Chapter 1," where you start going through the rooms on the ship hunting for things. Like some of my other reviews, this one is long, so bear with me through it. Other reviews have stated this is a slow game. It is. It may even be boring and long - I haven't played that much of it yet, thus the 'cautious' 4 stars. What I can say of it is that so far, I haven't had to find the same objects over and over, there's been a good variety. It's wonderful that there are no time limits, as that makes it easier for people who have some slight visual difficulty. It's also nice that the cut scenes generally have voice-overs. The game gives a hint every 3 minutes, and unlike some other hidden object games, objects don't start randomly sparkling at you when it thinks you're taking too long. I absolutely do /not/ feel rushed while playing this. Most of the levels have taken me between 6 and 9 minutes. One took me 12 minutes. If I didn't use the hints, it would take me a lot longer - but with no time limits, no time indicator at all, I don't feel any anxiety or like I'm doing poorly at the game if I take as long as I need. I also like the fact the puzzles can be skipped. Unfortunately, the first puzzle I played where I had to put the pieces of the news article together, I had to skip - there was a piece missing! Luckily it was a corner piece, so I didn't miss any text. In comparison to the first Margrave Manor game (a game I absolutely cannot recommend) this game is 100 times better. The cut scenes are nice, and varied. This isn't a repeat of the same thing over and over and over and .. yeah. On the other hand, I found it pleasantly familiar that this game has all of the same sounds as the first game. I've just started "Chapter 2," and I missed somthing during the break between levels. It said I'd opened a new room, then it said "Click to continue." I clicked, but it was in the center of the screen. I also clicked some kind of question box - no idea what it said or what I clicked. Be careful to click to the side, I guess! One annoying thing about both games is that if you find the last item before you've finished finding the other items, it moves on anyway, because you already found the main item - ie, a piece of the blueprint. If you want to make sure you get a chance to find ALL of the objects, make sure you click last on the final object in the list. I did not give this game a rating of "kid friendly," even though I think it would be okay for older children who don't get freaked out by scary things. I don't like the fact that one of the items you have to find is beer. Bleh. Well, now I am going to go play it some more! Yay for hidden object games that *I can complete*.
for a five year old maybe, except the scene changes take so long that they woud get bored.
melindasueray | Added on: March 1, 2010
I am so glad that it was free. I would NOT buy this game. So boring,so slow,not even worth buying
Nevinsky | Added on: April 30, 2010
I like the hokey story line (though I don't spend a lot of time worrying about who killed the crew - I'm just here to find hidden objects), I like the hokey almost-romance between Tom and Edwina, and I like the artwork. The scenes are not overly busy, so it seems simple enough to find the objects, but sometimes they are very cleverly hidden in "normal" places, a pencil resting on a nightstand or a shoe on the floor, so my eye glides right over them. The music is soothing and a little ominous; the story line tries to be ominous, (ONCE showing someone spying on the couple).
not worth getting takes forever for the game to load out and to go from scene to scene
whizkidcat | Added on: September 16, 2009
Very slow transition from dialogue to game and back again. I don't like that black screen when each earea is completed and how long it takes to load up the next sequence. The graphics are good, story good, most items are easy to find only one or two were very hard to find in each scene. Could have been a great game with more work on program transitions and loading each room and a better job hiding objects.
zuludawn13 | Added on: August 31, 2009
This was rather slow and a bit too repetitive. The story line was cool though.
mednana | Added on: October 16, 2009
I'm sorry I purchased this one. The ending left you hanging. Is there a sequal????
oldfart | Added on: March 21, 2011
I generally love HOGs but this one failed to make the cut. The only really nice thing about it is being able to change the brightness of the screen through the options menu without having to adjust the monitor itself. The game is slow, graphics are muddled like someone smudged the edges of each item to make it more difficult to zero in on an item. There is way too much dialogue. I'll read a book for a detailed story. And the game screen load way too slowly. Try it as a freebie and then buy it if you really like it.
This was a great game, but boy... it was about 10 chapters too long for my taste. On the bright side, there's no time limits so you can take your time and not feel rushed. Plus the story element was one of the best (seconded to Ravenhearst series). On the down side... this is a looooong game! That's also a plus because you certainly get your money's worth. The end was sort of a letdown, but I bet there will be a 3rd game soon. Overall, it's still a great game.
The story line was interesting, but way too long and a let down at the end. There was also a long delay between screens. Finding the same objects over and over again. The spot the difference scenes and the puzzles were too easy and quickly became repetative.
santaya | Added on: September 10, 2009
There are much better Hidden Object Games out there. This game was really repetitive and boring very quickly.
suelle | Added on: September 1, 2009
Very monotomous and boring and far to slow, enough to send you to sleep
bk2007 | Added on: May 25, 2010
I enjoyed this game. I thought there were some easy screens but they made up for the not so easy ones. I thought they hid objects in a unique way, also. You really had to look carefully sometimes. There was no pressure to the game either. As for the "black screen" people complained about, click on it and it moves along..duh! I even enjoyed the simple mystery and I'm not into the stories usually. I also liked the British accent of the character's, didn't find them dull at all. I just found this to be a nice relaxing hidden object game, rather unique in some ways, interesting puzzles, too.
I found this very boring and repetative going through the same rooms multiple times and putting together goodness knows how many letters! The fact that you can only see a list of 3-4 objects to find at a time is also very off putting. Not the best hidden object game.
faye1 | Added on: August 19, 2010
I found this game to be boring. There are better HOG out there. I would not buy it.
ScreenName | Added on: August 19, 2010
I did not like this game. While the idea of having a hidden object game without time limits is nice, there is way too much story line and not enough game. Also the music was very dark and depressing. I could not play this game more than a few minutes without having to quit. The little bit I did play it was 3/4 story line to 1/4 f actually playing the game. I would definitely not purchase it and do not reccomend this game. There are many more hidden object games that are a much better value.