Follow orphan Eva on a trip to mystical Prague in Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends.
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Release Date: Dec 22, 2014

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About This Game

Follow orphan Eva on a trip to mystical Prague in Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends. After a relative's mysterious death, Eva inherits an ancient house in Prague. Knowing nothing about her past, she goes looking for answers. There she uncovers secrets about the house, her family and an insidious plan of the black alchemist. A wonderful and dangerous adventure is about to begin. Are you ready?

- Mysterious atmosphere in old Prague
- Alchemy items and secrets to find
- Fantastic puzzles to solve

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Kernel 3.0 or above
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 resolution
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On board
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Avenger001
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This game has a 30 minute story that spans across 3-4 hours of gameplay. So, it's short. But the puzzles and the hidden object segments are OK. The dialogue (yes, it has that) is cringeworthy at best, but it serves it purpose to carry the story. For the price, I'd say the game is worth it, especially if you like puzzle or hidden object games.
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fissagod
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Wow, this game sure was more than I expected it to be! And the graphics are really good in my opinion. Some puzzles or things are a little hard to solve, though if you really can't figure out what to do there's a hint option thankfully!
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Ithaqua
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
2¢ Review


Game Name: Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends
Original Release: Dec 2014
My Overall Grade (#/10): 6
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer: No
VR Support: No
Steam Cards / Achieves: Yes / Yes
VAC: No
Genre: Hidden object puzzle
Manual: No
Metacritic Score: N/A
Full Audio Multi Language: English
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / No / Yes
Recommended To: Puzzle fans, people who like PG (not-13) level horror
Other: So a typical hidden object puzzler this time set with ghosts and other “spooky” monsters. The story is not bad but the pacing in the game sucks. Go here do this, go back and do this, back again 1 more items, ok back to the original and finish the 1st puzzle. Repeat 30 times and game over.

The help system, controls are actually above average and actually useful.

It’s not a bad game, and if it wasn’t for the pacing issue, I would strongly recommend it to this genre fans. But god, it’s a slooooooooow game. So only grab it on sale and you have 3 hours to kill on a 20-30 min story.

1¢ Review
Pro:
Graphics
Story (overall)
Controls are decent

Con:
30 min story over 3 hours of gameplay

Overall: 5/10 +1 controls, +1 story, -1 pacing = 6/10
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Blackpot
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
There is a girl who won the pot, but not easy as that. Many evil occult things happening in her new house, ghosts haunting the walls and devilish forces need her blood for the complete destruction!
Lovely game with great artwork, challenging puzzles, and quite good effects, however the protagonist's voice was annoying for me, the voice acting is overall awful., the LipSync is also terrible. Nevertheless the characters are nicely detailed ones with a little background story.
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Çhrîssî
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends

Alchemy Mysteries's main theme is set in Prague, Prague is a beautiful city and the graphics kinda show it. The graphics are strange, scenes look a little weird but they also look nice in their own ways. Unfortunately, they're sometimes very blurry and this is bad in Hidden Object scenes because it makes objects hard to find. Talk about the HOG scenes, they're not cluttered and based on the standard list-type, however, in many scenes you have to use items in your inventory to perform interactions in the scene, we found this kind of fun but can cause a little confusion as well. Music is okay, nothing outstanding. Puzzles are also pretty average, most of them are all that we're very familiar of. For the story, it's not purely new but it has some little twists and turns which make it more interesting. Alchemy Mysteries has quite a lot of major flaws, the navigation is extremely frustrating. Most of the scenes involve side-scrolling, right and left, right and left. Luckily, the developers offer us a 'smooth scrolling' option which we advice you to turn it off because it can very well make you dizzy and can cause some serious sea-sick! It's also very confusing because there're quite a lot of tasks to do in each scene and you often get lost and can't remember where is the scene you wanted to go, there is a map in the game but the interface is pretty bad, it doesn't help much after all. The game is also lack of excitement, it's a very slow-paced one and some might lost their interest very quickly. Despite all the flaws, we actually really like the character's movement and the cut-scenes which are very smooth. Alchemy Mysteries is a strange game, it's surely different from other HOGs in the market but maybe, not in a good way...

Graphics 3.5/5 Stars
Sound 3/5 Stars
Story 3/5 Stars
Gameplay 2/5 Stars
Puzzles 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation 1.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor 2/5 Stars
Rating: 2.5/5 Stars
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moon2stars
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Good HOG. Puzzles were alittle different, but good and slightly challenging. I didn't have problems running the game on Win 7. I would recommend.
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nonfrager
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
Product received for free
Nice game, completed in advanced mode.
Interesting plot, nice visuals and sound.
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Sarkoth
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3
Ok for the price, but the ort isn't that great and the dialogues are horrendous.
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aRoDaT™☪
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It was funny
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
2¢ Review


Game Name: Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends
Original Release: Dec 2014
My Overall Grade (#/10): 6
Demo: No
Workshop: No
Level Editor: No
Captions: No
Controller Support: No
Multiplayer: No
VR Support: No
Steam Cards / Achieves: Yes / Yes
VAC: No
Genre: Hidden object puzzle
Manual: No
Metacritic Score: N/A
Full Audio Multi Language: English
Win 10 / Crapple / Linux: Yes / No / Yes
Recommended To: Puzzle fans, people who like PG (not-13) level horror
Other: So a typical hidden object puzzler this time set with ghosts and other “spooky” monsters. The story is not bad but the pacing in the game sucks. Go here do this, go back and do this, back again 1 more items, ok back to the original and finish the 1st puzzle. Repeat 30 times and game over.

The help system, controls are actually above average and actually useful.

It’s not a bad game, and if it wasn’t for the pacing issue, I would strongly recommend it to this genre fans. But god, it’s a slooooooooow game. So only grab it on sale and you have 3 hours to kill on a 20-30 min story.

1¢ Review
Pro:
Graphics
Story (overall)
Controls are decent

Con:
30 min story over 3 hours of gameplay

Overall: 5/10 +1 controls, +1 story, -1 pacing = 6/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Product received for free
Nice game, completed in advanced mode.
Interesting plot, nice visuals and sound.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
ok so first off i really suck at puzzle games. it has always been one of my weakness in games. sure once i learn them it becomes simple but there are just some that stump the living crap out of me. the prism puzzle and the one leading to the secret labatory got me. i was trynig different methods. i understood the prism just got tired of trying to get it to hit it. the other just stumped me.

so maybe im not the best judge of character for puzzle games but for someone like me who is bad at them this wasn't that bad. it was enough for me to get through some stuff. sure i used the hints because well i said already lol. so for a basic casual game it could be fun to people just looking for that. now for a serious part that i can't answer. i liked it was voiced i also liked it had autoplay so you didn't have to click unless you wanted to skip what they said. so just coming from a casual point of view its fine for people for its price/sale or bundle.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
There is a girl who won the pot, but not easy as that. Many evil occult things happening in her new house, ghosts haunting the walls and devilish forces need her blood for the complete destruction!
Lovely game with great artwork, challenging puzzles, and quite good effects, however the protagonist's voice was annoying for me, the voice acting is overall awful., the LipSync is also terrible. Nevertheless the characters are nicely detailed ones with a little background story.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
76 of 94 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2015
I finally managed to complete this game, each time I was so bored I fell asleep. Not because the game was terrible, but because they designed it in such a way that there's no way you would be able to complete it without consulting some form of guide, map or hint system.

Liked

Music
While not very rememberable, it suits the scenes for which they play.

Story
It was the main reason I wanted to complete the game despite not liking the gameplay. It's a very short story, but I liked the way they unfolded.

Puzzles you can skip
Without it, I wouldn't have been able to complete the game. And sometimes I am just lazy, which leads me to...

Map with teleportation
The convinience of laziness. This is a very helpful feature as you'll be wandering around a lot in the game and it would be extrmely tedious to backtrack all the way. The map also helps display which areas are yet to be discovered or where you need to complete an objective.

Disliked

Grainy, low quality Hidden Object scenes
The eyestrain is real on these. I swear the quality is worse than the pictures I used to save on 1mb floppy disks. The objects in the scene lacks depth and definition, making it very difficult to tell that they are there at all. A lot of objects are partially hidden behind others, which makes it even more tedious to find them.
An annoying (yet interesting) feature makes it so you have to use some of your inventory items to compete certains items on the screen. However, there's no indication of when you are supposed to use them. Sometimes the items are greyed out and you need to go to a completely different scene, then return with a different item. Now try to pair up low quality inventory items with equally low quality items on the screen. An example of how terrible this system can be: You find a room with a skeleton in a corner. When you find most items, you have to leave the corpse, find a ring somewhere else, come back and put it back on his hands to complete "Dead mans secret". How are you supposed to figure that out? I barely even saw the hand in the first place due to the bad graphics.

An ending so cheesy it's insulting
So you have a pretty good story going and how do you end it? Just toss in a character you exchanged a couple of words with and call it a day. It just... made me so dissapointed I wasn't sure if I was laughing or getting mad because I just couldn't believe how thrown away all your efforts felt.

The puzzles
Majority of puzzles relies on you remembering things, which is something that is difficult for me, so I just couldn't enjoy them. Even the logical puzzle requires you memorizing the patterns. The only puzzle I remember liking was linking the same pictures to one another, because at least then I didn't have to remember where the patterns were as they were always in the same place.

Backtracking and illogical problem solving
This is without a doubt the worst part of this game. Usually these kinds of games will confine you to a certain area, so that it's easy to keep track of where you can go and what you are supposed to do. But this game feels like the whole world is open and there's no logic what-so-ever as to why you have to go places. Making up my own example, imagine solving a problem in the kitchen, then to complete the task, you have to go to the supermarket and pick up a fork, then go all the way back to the kitchen and place the fork on a table. But to get to the supermarket, you need fuel for the car. So you have to go into the woods and find a key. But to find a key, you need to go to the church and talk to a priest, who gives it to you, then you can solve all your problems and get the fork. There's no logic to having to go through all of that trouble for one item, unless you are deliberately trying to drag out a story which is very short. Which is quite obvious, because all of this sidetracking usually have nothing at all to do with the actual plot. The fact that you have to travel so far between each location for a simple item adds to the overall confusion as to what you are supposed to do next.
Sometimes you can't pick up an item until you have done seven other tasks, which makes it seem the item isn't for use at all. This is another very illogical thing and makes the game annoying. Imagine being in a very intense moment of the game, then you have to go back to the safe area just to pick up a button, so you can advance where your character is clearly unsafe.
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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
This is another hidden object type of game that has been flooding our Steam store recently. But this one, I had to say, was the hardest one I played as of yet. As usual, the game compels you to look for clues, solve puzzles and search for objects in the hidden object game (HOG).
What made it stand out was its interesting story. Your character here is being sacrificed by a group of alchemist in order to complete an ancient ritual. Why? They are basically trying to conquer the world. You are of course trying to prevent that from ever happening whilst searching for the reason why your foster parents and relatives are attempting to kill you.
The game only presents you with four (4) different settings and locations with only a few rooms to explore.
The gameplay is like this, you stand in the middle of the room and rotate yourself from left to right by clicking the edge of your screen.
Here is the exciting part, while turning and trying to look for objects to interact with, you are going to be shocked by ghostly images suddenly appearing in front of your computer screen. I had several of this WTF moments in the game and I was really looking for these moments in every turn.
My only frustrations is when you have to backtrack for items you missed and have to revisit the same area again in order to progress. Sometimes, you get stuck and run out of ideas on what to do next. It really FRIED my brain on few occassions. But that is the beauty of the game, It challenges you to move on.
I was glad they added a Steam Achievement feature on this game that rewards your effort. And by the way, there is a helpful Hint button to give you clues.
Overall, here is what I have to say, the graphics are only average, the story is good, the soundtrack is adequate, the puzzles and HOG are challenging (Magnifying Glass is Optional). I definitely reccommend this game and it receives a THUMBS UP.
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35 of 46 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Way way way too much counter intuitive backtracking.

That suitcase that was empty - surprise it now has the item you need.
You need three coins - can you recall every prior scene that could be relevant as to where to get one - no, me neither. So I either backtrack to every scene or click hint.

I tried to play it like a 'detective' but all the backtracking become a nuissance, by mid game I was just clikcing 'hint'to get to the right location - that's when I knew the game was worthy of Thumbs down. It did absolutely nothing to inspire a person to play it, and did everything it could to make you click hint to simply get thru it.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
This is one of the worst hidden object games I have ever played. It has a couple good things going for it, but the negatives easily outweigh any positives.

PROS

- Creepy at times.
- A few (but not an annoying amount of) "jumpscares".

CONS

- Unbalanced. Puzzles/things to figure out jump back and forth from being too easy to completely nonsensical.
- Some things are just too complicated without using the hint system or an outside manual.
- Too much backtracking to find necessary items that magically appear in a place they were not before.
- Quite a few errors, such as objects being labeled incorrectly.
- More than one of the same type of item in a hidden object scene (for example, one scene has two clocks, but only one is correct).
- Blurry/fuzzy hidden object scenes, so it's hard to tell what exactly some things are, leaving one to guess and check.
- Overall lame plot with unbelievable character actions.
- No option for changing the resolution.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Okay, I have been playing Hidden Object Games for a long while now, but this one went and snatched a special place. I will be a bit biased about this game, considering the theme picked is one of my favorites - European Mysticism. I know it's nothing marvelous as a HOG but Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends is a well-made little adventure as it lasts, with well arranged puzzles and a charming story. Some quick to grasp story related achievements are only the flavor.

Our main character is Eva, a young orphan who has just came to Prague to discover about her long lost family. In Prague, the throne of European Mysticism, Eva is to find out about the trials of her heritage, learn long lost alchemical secrets and put a stop to the forces of evil. The story takes its basis from the world renowned alchemist duo: John Dee and Edward Kelley, and adds the fiction into mystical history successfully. The characters themselves sadly don't have much in-depth personality for us to witness, and voice acting isn't one of the best, but they are not as annoying as most that we come across within the genre. Aside from the dialogues and the ending being a bit forced and cheesy - okay, it was pure trash - I adored the setting altogether.

The atmosphere of the game is a great success. The environment is old, dusty and mystical as Prague itself. Color choices, the art, the eerie background music and the whispering effects of the ghosts of Prague are all welcoming details. What has surprised me the most, is that the designers went into the full trouble of animating characters aside from cinematic cutscenes. Beautifully arranged in-game animations were a welcoming change in the HOG genre which we do not observe often if it's not Artifex Mundi.

The gameplay was nicely balanced, between fairly challenging, inventory interactive HOG scenes, and some of the most elaborate puzzles that I've stumbled within the genre. It seems that puzzle setups do change in every playthrough, so it is meaningless to use a walkthrough for puzzles themselves. You really have to think for yourself. The game presents you a useful map to track your progress and gives you means of quick travel for adventure elements.

If you like the HOG genre itself, this one is a must to experience. Don't rush it though, grab it in sale. The ending was hinting a sequel, so I will be optimistic about the story's continuation. There are tons of unexplained details, so there has to be a sequel... God, please there be a sequel, 'cause I refuse to endure that awfuly abrupt ending! Grab it and enjoy it!

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26 of 35 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
Ok this game is pretty good for a Hidden Object /Puzzle game! I have a bunch of Artifex Mundi games and i think they hold a high standard for HO/P games and i think this one is almost on par with most of there games ! Decent story and narrative.Has good art work mixed in with good animation to help tell the story as you play.So if Hideen Object / Puzzle games are your thing try this one out im sure you will find it enjoyable!
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