Mina Lockheart's dreams became unbearable nightmares. She dreamt about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness.
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Mostly Negative (42 reviews) - 35% of the 42 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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Mina Lockheart's dreams became unbearable nightmares. She dreamt about her grandmother Kate and their old family house being eaten by flames. One day, Mina decided to travel back to their family estate to make peace with her own memories and feelings of loss and loneliness.
But after she arrived, not even in her wildest dreams she could imagine what will happen and where the events will take her. What started as a simple trip of search for inner peace, turned out to be the greatest, unimaginable adventure of her life!

- Discover the truth about your grandmother's past
- Explore many unique fantasy locations
- Meet mythical creatures like homely, pixies and more
- Dozens of interesting puzzles to solve
- Beautiful graphics and fantasy atmosphere

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Xp / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OX 10.4
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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65 of 72 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 20, 2014
Not a traditional Hidden Object Game, as the objects that are hidden are in the frames/scenes themselves, so you only need to find one or two at a time which you aquire as items (rather than a zoom-in where you find a list of things before gaining an item).

The cut scenes are pretty fuzzy and the voice acting is bad to the point of cringe-worthy distraction. On the plus side, there are many options to make the user interface easy to work with at the expense of making the puzzles a bit easier.

Overall , its hard to recommend this to casual players because there are better examples of the genre worth looking into and experienced adventure gamers will find the story and puzzles obtuse and difficult to care about.
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
First of all, this game is very short and the puzzles very easy. Finished it in two hours without problems. Click a bit around, find all items in the scene, try to combine items or use them. Next puzzle.

Secondly and more important: The story is very poor, the dialogs are cheesy and the ending not satisfying. There is no mystery to solve, no story to uncover. Games like this need a story that drags you in. I wandered through the game and always wondered, why I am doing this or that.

Without a good story it is just a series of short, not very interesing puzzles. There are better implementations of this kind of games out there, played one just last week. An undead pirate had captured my daughter and I had to free her. The hunt for the daughter was the driving force and motivation, the history of the pirate a mystery to uncover.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
It's not stellar. It's not truly memorable. It's strange and disjointed and has wonky dialogue.

And I'm recommending it.

It's short, which is a saving grace in my book. These types of games often suffer from difficult puzzles with unclear objectives, but Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix does an excellent job of guiding you from place to place. If you are ever unable to find an item in the background, a generous hint system will help you locate it so you can move on. The storyline is interesting and bizarre, and the sheer weirdness will likely keep you moving forward to see the next oddity.

Easily beaten in 2-3 hours, it won't take up much of your time. Considering how few games of this type have made it to Steam, it's nice to have another diversion. Just don't expect the next GOTY.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I tried to like this game but it stinks of a cheap student project or something similar. Very simple 3D room renders that sometimes forget the sense of scale, really mediocre voice acting, weak story and the overall jankiness leave much to be desired here.

There are plenty of other great Hidden object games on Steam, for example, the games by Artifex Mundi, which are all good, or by Gogii Games, which are mostly good. Try those instead.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Short version: 43%
This game tries, bless its heart, with a decent voiceover, many locations, a tolerable storyline, and by mixing up hidden object mechanics a bit… but it just doesn’t work as a whole.

Long version:
On first glance, Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix looks like a nice enough hidden object game. And, for the most part, it almost is, but somehow the individual elements just don’t work well together.

First, there is the writing: the protagonist learns about her magical heritage, and with the help of a green gnome, she sets out to defeat an Evil Wizard—standard HOG story. The individual scenes are nice, but as a whole, it is just disjointed and short (there is an internal achievement for finishing it under an hour).

Then, there is the gameplay. The smaller issue is with the puzzles; they feel lazy and uninspired, something only put there because other HOGs have them. The real problem is with the hidden object scenes, or more like the lack of them: item search is integrated into the main scenery, not separated from the normal exploration. While it may seem like a good idea, sadly the execution is poor, pushing the game into the not recommended category.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
It's very short, took me less than 3 hours to complete it without rushing. Also, the game is trying to look story-driven but the truth is that you don't get any info on the characters and locations that are introduced and the ending is a bit of an anticlimax.So you can easily leave with an unsatisfied feeling if you played it merely for the story and wanted to know more about the story/magic/world/etc...

Despite these things I really enjoyed playing it. It was like reading a book in which the author had a lot of good ideas but didn't work them out properly: it stills feeds the imagination of the reader and it's fun until you reach the ending. So even though the ending was dissapointing, that doesn't mean it ruins the game because I had fun playing it. I got through the game without pauses and I was amused with the dialogs and the puzzles.
I bought it as part of a bundle, so I think the price I paid was right, but I don't recommend it for the full price.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
There's nothing much I can say about this game.

Overall: Meh... (pretty mediocre even if you got it in a $2 bundle)

* Awfully short
* Dull narrative
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
Game would be OK, despite length (very short) and annoying interface design and painfully lame match-3 minigame if it wasn't for the utterly execrable voice acting.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Short. Bad narration. Not a true hidden object game. Frustrating to have to keep moving between areas. Puzzles not interesting.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Tales From The Dragon Mountain: The Strix is a short and enjoyable point and click game, which was quite pleasant, having a good storyline and a nice concept. The storyline is quite debatable, I found it quite interesting and the end was not too anti-climatic, I quite enjoyed the ending. The narration did have flaws, with Mina and the Grandmother, having the same voice actor. I did notice some typos in the letters and diary entries. The game is quite simple and very short, it was a small, fun experience which I did not regret. The atmosphere was convincing and some of the puzzles/solutions did have a unique twist to them, needing common sense.

☆Good storyline.
☆Good atmosphere.
☆Relaxing music.

☆Typos in letters/diary entries.
☆Narration lacking.

Overall, this game was a fun, short point and click adventure, which is well worth the play. The gameplay goes for about 1-3 hours, depending on difficulty, etc. I really enjoyed playing this game, even with the typos and narration problems, it turned out alright.

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3.2 hrs
Posted: February 8, 2015
This game almost got a recommendation from me, however it falls short due to two important things. The first is the story. It kind of works, but it is too simple and short to give the player any value other than to just force feed us the next puzzle or area. The other big shortcomming is the voice acting, and this problem really ehances the weakness that the story is to the game. Having few voice actors in a game is not necessarily something to make a big fuzz about in a budget title, but this game would have gained more from only written dialoge rather than the addition of these voice actors. It might be that the game is targeting children and that a child of about 10-12 would enjoy this more, but for me it was simply so detrimental that it just dragged the experience enough down to miss the recommendation.

The puzzles are somewhat enjoyable and the grapichs and aestethics are serviceable. The mechanic I enjoyed the most was the ability to tweak the difficulty in the options to fit your playstyle and patience. I also encountered a bug when trying to click object. Just some small glitches that made is a little cumbersome to click and choose the objects you want to. Fixing this would have given the game just that little extra feel of polish.

Not recommended, but close nonetheless. One of the better non-recommended games for my taste.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: December 22, 2014
While I loved the soundtrack and the graphisms, I was kinda disappointed in the items to find: not always really visible, sometimes you don't know what to do - though it's mainly a concern when playing directly in Adventure Mode. I found also the game really short and without a lot of minigames, though these ones are for once really easy. You don't have to battle for "hours" to solve them without passing. The voice acting is good in my opinion. Too bad there is no achievement to show on Steam but only in-game, I would have loved to show that I unlocked the sparkles ones (perhaps easy after finding how you need to do). Anyway, there are better HOG games out there (I think about Artifex Mundi or Mumbo Jumbo products) but it was still a nice ride, mainly for beginners (unless going for Adventure mode directly).
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2.6 hrs
Posted: November 26, 2014
A short and typical point and click adventure. I finished it in a couple hours. People less used to this style of game may take longer.
Worked with the stylus on the Windows Surface Pro 3. :D (other point and click games failed this category)
Voice acting is amusing too.
Lots of good options in the menu like turning the music, voice and sound effects down seperately. Also several settings to make it trickier, like removing the custom cursor and sparklels.
In the end it was a good sale buy for me.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: October 15, 2014
not so bad like some say, first game of this genre i played and it was enough fun for finishing it .
took about 3 hours, some people pay more to watch 2hours a bad movie.. so I say it´s worth the money !

+relaxing music
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Zedd's dead
2.7 hrs
Posted: June 22, 2014
Super short, super easy with iffy graphics, dialogue and story...
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11.4 hrs
Posted: April 24, 2014
I give this game 2 out of 5 muffins. For the most part, the story is extremely disjointed and this starts in the opening scene. It feels almost as if they are re-telling a story that you are supposed to know. Most of the puzzles are unexplained and easily solved by just randomly clicking.

Not worth more than $1.59
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