That evil mirror is back and it’s up to you to extinguish his power for good!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (37 reviews) - 59% of the 37 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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About This Game

Did you love the smash hit The Mirror Mysteries? Try the next installation in the series and continue the saga! Tommy is all grown up and on the hunt for the mirror that changed his family’s life forever. But now he’s missing and his sister is counting on you to plunge into new worlds to find him. That evil mirror is back and it’s up to you to extinguish his power for good!

Features:
Repair and explore enchanted worlds
Meet comedic characters
Unique broken item gameplay
Match wits with an evil mirror

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 360 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio or better
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I played the first one last weekend, so I figured I might as well wrap up the second while I'm here.

Apart from general bad temper, I'm not sure I get the vocal-minority hatred here for Mirror Mysteries 2: Forgotten Kingdoms. It's true that it commits the scarlet sin of not being exactly the same as the first game in the series, although it's actually pretty close. It's a short, easy, slightly silly excursion into a few realms in the lands the malevolent Magic Mirror, which once again has no sense of humor and intends to take over the world and destroy everyone muahaha. If that sounds a little like the original, well, yeah.

The first had an easier forward-pressing pace, which this one trades for vaguer goals set in more fantastical worlds. The core mechanic of assembling sets of hidden-object items to move from one location to the next is pretty much the same, as is the enraged mirror that taunts you through the settings. This time, instead of playing Tommy and Charlotte's hero mom, you're a detective sent by adult Charlotte to track her grown-up brother Tommy, who has disappeared after chasing down an unusual mirror, because he has dim memories of another mirror when he was a child, and so forth, la la la.

Artwork here is more ambitious - I especially liked the future city in the clouds, which is a little bit steampunk, a little bit Rapture, and a little bit Syberia. Gameplay doesn't throw any unexpected curves, and once again I ran the game in two and a half hours, so mere mortals should get through it in around two. As you put together the pieces to resolve each environment you'll collect mirror shards along the way to get the next portal working, and these are pretty clearly indicated.

Voicing is minimal and not quite as good as the first, but the art is much more interesting, though sometimes the goals aren't as clear as they could be. This time, playing as a detective and not a mother, there isn't any call to tidy up, sew, or do any of the household tasks that plagued the original: here it's all putting machines under power, making the train run, restoring water and flowers to the peaceful glade. Hmph.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2015
Not as good as the first one but alright none the less.

The first game in the series I quite enjoyed so I was definitely up for giving this one a go despite the reviews being slightly less positive towards this one. Although it definitely doesn’t have the same charm as the first one did.

It’s pretty cheesy, as pretty much all HOGs are. The voice acting is kind of bad, it was bearable in the first one but this one is just that tad bit cheesier. At least it’s to the point though that I found it amusing more than cringe worthy, which is good, I guess? Especially when he “manically laughs” that’s always funny. Given that, there wasn’t as much dialog in this one as there was the first one. The first one your character would talk to themselves, this one you seem to play a mute. So not as much talking despite the other characters that pop up, but that isn’t exactly a deal breaker I’m not really that bothered about it.

One thing that did bother me a tiny bit was that this game, compared to the previous one, is a lot more linear. I liked the freedom of jumping in and out the first one had. You tend to just follow the path during this one.

Story wise, it’s alright. I mean, no HOG has really had a thrilling story to it from what I have played. It’s fitting for the genre I guess and subtly follows on from the first game but it’s nothing spectacular.

Again it’s pretty low res, who those who care about this stuff and it took me around 2 hours to finish, so it’s fairly short.

All in all, it’s nothing special but if you are a fan of the genre like I am then I’m sure this little series would be a nice little addition to the collection.


TL;DR: Alright but hasn’t the same charm the first one had. It’s all around a bit ‘meh’, it’s not amazing but it’s not horrendous either. If you like the genre I reckon it would be an alright addition to the collection.


For anyone interested, My Review for Mirror Mysteries:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Stefneh/recommended/291630/
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2015
Not a good as the first one.

Decent hidden object point and click.

But.. they changed the mirror's voice. The humor is gone. The game has become more creepy. And the music now sucks. It also shorter than the all really short first one.

Get it cheep. Use a sale or a coupon cause it's only worth a buck.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
The second Mirror Mysteries are slighty different than the first one. The graphics are a bit better and the locations more interesting (for example the first world which I liked the most is nicely inspired by art deco and maybe even by the Bioshock). The story again revolves around the same bad character as the previous game but this time it's much better (but still nothing deep). The voice acting sounds more professional and the cheesiness from the first game is gone (that's a shame I liked it :D). There are also more and much better puzzles (but they're skippable if you don't want to solve them). Also the gameplay is slightly different this time. Besides the standard hidden object finding there are also some point'n'click adventure elements blended in. So all in all if you like hidden objects finding you are on a good address.

Pros:
-More interesting puzzles
-Better story
-Less cheaply hidden objects
-Longer than the first game

Cons:
-Sometimes it's hard to find where to put a completed object
-Still a little bit short
-Puzzles are too easy to solve
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Like the first game in the series, this is more of a hidden object adventure than a point and click game. However, the puzzles are slightly harder. The game is a little buggy; I often had to click multiple times on inventory objects to pick them up, and it was sometimes difficult placing them in just the right spot. It only took two hours to play, the hidden object scenes were very short, and isn't very replayable, so I would recommend picking this one up when its on sale.

The story line doesn't follow the first game very well; suddenly the mirror is evil rather than just annoyed at vandal children.
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