Experience one of the Bard's most beloved tales in The Chronicles of Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream Deluxe. Live the lighthearted antics of the events surrounding the marriage between Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of the four young Athenians and the six amateur actors of the play within the play.
enjoy the famous and comical tale in this wonderful point-and-click adventure
explore all of the fantastic locations made famous by Shakespeare's work
I played for about 10 minutes before uninstalling this game. You have to click all over to find something that will then direct you to what you need to gather. Those items can't be picked up until after to find the clue. At that point the directions are so direct that there is little challenge. I only gave two stars because the graphics are pretty good, otherwise, it's a dud.
bendale | Added on: July 23, 2012
In addition to the problems with game play mentioned by others, the graphics are terrible. The text is nearly unreadable. It looks like the graphics were made for some other format and then ported over here, but the difficult to read text, fuzzy graphics and problems with the game play make this one to take a pass on.
jrschumaker | Added on: July 17, 2012
The cut scenes are incredibly long and slow. The scenery is very pretty, but figuring out what to do requires an obnoxious amount of just clicking around until you manage to click the next right thing to get a clue what you should be looking for. Play in general seems pretty non-intuitive. I like to be challenged, but this is just not fun.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: August 24, 2012
I'm a fan of Shakespeare, and I was really looking forward to this game. But unfortunately, it fell way short of expectations. The dialogue took up way too much time in the game, which contributed toward boredom. Then when you did get to do something, it was difficult to find what you wanted. The hint button became my constant companion, and that's not the way I want to play a game. The scenery was quite lovely, but the graphics for specific items fell quite short of ideal. What a shame. A game with good ideas that didn't live up to its potential.
This would have been a 5 star game for me if only it would have saved when I finished each section!! It was very frustrating to go through all the HO steps find everything and get to the next section, only to not have it save after I would quit and go back in hours later. It would have been different if there was a "save" option, but there isn't. I deleted.
Mrs_Synister | Added on: August 17, 2012
I do not recommend this game. With all the long cut scenes and boring dialogue I almost fell asleep Thankfully I have the Fun Pass so I didnt waste my money on this game
SMAtxn01 | Added on: July 21, 2012
This game has a good concept, but it just is NOT well-designed. It has many drawbacks, but I've listed the worst ones below. 1. The cut scenes are VERY LONG and VERY SLOW, and there are too many of them. I think I wasted at least half of my free trial on the cut scenes. 2. The tasks to be done are not at all obvious. I had to use the hint a lot, just so I would know what needed to be done next. Very frustrating! 3. The HO items are often very small, and very difficult to see -- also meaning I had to use the hint often. 4. Because the cut scenes take so much time, and the game simply can't be played without using a lot of hints, the game is extremely boring. With all these problems, I do not recommend this game!
Items are very small, unclear, and hard to see. I got stuck on doing the statue. I restarted several times and do not know what I did wrong. On first click I lost my hammer and chisel. After that, I could not continue. Hint was no help. I just decided to delete the whole game and move on. Definitely would not buy this game.
roxy8279 | Added on: July 23, 2012
This game should be improved. Sent back to the publisher to fix the problems. There is a part in the beginning I assembled the telescope but I couldn't use it even though that was the task. So I spent 10 minutes clicking around with it and got nowhere. Most games tell you what the task or goal is to be completed not here. So avoid this game.
cman14850 | Added on: July 19, 2012
I am sad about the time I wasted on this game. Story line was boring and took too long to get through. Puzzles were lame too. Don't waste your time.
AusSkyRider | Added on: August 7, 2012
There is way too much time wasted in the Cut Scenes. I spent most of the time listening to the storyline and reading the 'Bards' recitations. Trying to piece together the required objects was more tedious than challenging due to the small and unclear pictures of the hidden parts. After spending about 30 minutes trying to figure out what was really happening in the game itself, I just gave up and uninstalled the Trial. I thought this would be a terrific game as it has some great graphics and brilliant scenery, but I was very disappointed.
Then die of boredom. What is the point of having a HO when there are hardly any HOs to find? Or when there was, you don't know what they are as the drawings are so bad. I used the hint button more than is decent. This is a classic Shakespearean tale that coulda/shoulda have the potential for a brilliant game. Instead, we've got endless (albeit beautiful) scenes of The Bard talking! And he hasn't even got Warwickshire accent! I couldn't get any further than when Puck went out to find the love-flower. If you've got the interest and patience, do try it, but if you're like me and have seen it by The Rood (sic) Mechanicals, the you will be disappointed. I can't give it any proper comments, as words fail me. Good job I used my FunPass, at least I got some points for it!
The items you were supposed to find were unclear what they were, the words of everything zoomed by so fast you many times have no idea what is happening. The idea was good, but it really pales in comparison so so many other games here. Don't waste your time with this one.
redaf | Added on: March 24, 2013
Having played Romeo and Juliet and having enjoyed it in spite of posted reviews, I find myself once again enchanted with the unique take on Shakespeare, and the fun to be had in playing each of the main characters of the play in turn in the game. If you want a standard hidden object game don't play this, but if you are up for unique, interesting and different, it fits the bill. The graphics are beautiful, as in Romeo and Juliet, most voices are good, the music is period and pleasant, and game play itself is a point and click adventure, finding objects needed and using them properly in the game to advance your character. This game is original, unique, lighthearted and a welcome relief from dark and menacing storylines, (though I enjoy some of those as well) or squinting at dark screens to find totally random items that make no sense at all. There are several areas to wander in but not so many you can't find your way. There is a hint system in this offering unlike Romeo and Juliet, but don't use it when playing a mini game unless you want to skip it as it solves everything for you. There is a lot of back and forth at times, but as any adventure gamer can tell you that is a part of it most of the time. It has a few quirks, but nothing that keeps you from playing or advancing in the game. I am at a loss why others have not enjoyed this game as it is a cut above some and every bit as good as others with better reviews. If you love to read, enjoy storytelling and don't mind the dialogue (you can skip it but it helps with the game if you don't) and most of all, played games like Zak McCracken and the Alien Mind Benders and got excited when you heard disc action, give the Chronicles of Shakespeare a try. You might be glad you did.