It’s been a while, but the lovely Ashley is back with her review of Disney’s new social Facebook game Ghosts of Mistwood.
What do poltergeist, time frames, and an epic search have in common? They are the makings of Disney’s new Facebook based exploration and building game, Ghosts of Mistwood. A few months ago I wouldn’t have been the type to spend hours crafting lanterns or searching the fog for lost items, but I think with a lot of my time being spent at work, these games offer a mindless release at the end of the day.
The premise of the story is fairly simple. I’ve wound up at the Mistwood Estate and am searching for my Aunt. Along the way, I’m visited by multiple ghosts that need my assistance.
This freemium still offers the same type of play as others. Lanterns allow you to search for items and once you run out, you can craft more or purchase the light source. The game offers a magic option that allows you to pay for some things without reaching into your wallet.
The game is enjoyable, with a few minor flaws. Players can not complete some tasks without the help of friends – so rooting through your friend list for recruits. There are times that you need to “hire” people and with only four companions, again I’m faced with decisions regarding purchasing more gold.
The graphics are nice and the items are inventive, but along with any other freemium, I wish I could play without being purchased to buy more things to enhance my experience.
My largest problem is that as I approach a week of play and nearing Level 13, I find most of my challenges are centered around the same concept that keep me from pursuing the goals I like the most.
Also, as I visit other estates, I find that each player experiences challenges at different times. I might have needed a scarecrow at Level 7 while my sister needed to find a sick cat. This small detail makes it exciting to visit other estates to see what you might be missing.
Even if you’re not a fan of freemium games, this is one that is worth attempting if not for the new experience, than to become my companion so that I can bombard you with app requests. Ghosts of Mistwood brings a ghostly sprinkle of Disney Magic – and a hidden Mickey – along with a certain nostalgia told the most come tie, The Haunted Mansion, that keeps the story intriguing enough to keep exploring.