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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.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
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Buy Tales From The Dragon Mountain: The Strix

$6.99

About the Game

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

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OX 10.4
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,562 products in account
2 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 31st, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
711 products in account
34 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
22 products in account
3 reviews
4.6 hrs on record
Short. Bad narration. Not a true hidden object game. Frustrating to have to keep moving between areas. Puzzles not interesting.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
88 products in account
2 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
479 products in account
12 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 16th, 2014
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
527 products in account
3 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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