Rated 9 out of 10 by Mamihaynes Excellent!
After reading the first review on here about the game I wasn't expecting much. But, the game turned out to be really good. It's a cross between Animal Crossing and Harry Potter. There is so much you can do and your not as restricted to do things as you are in Animal Crossing. You can hang out with your "friends" like fishing or studying for school. The games layout is huge and there is always a puzzle that needs solved. I would def recommend this game to someone who enjoys any of the games like AC or Harvest Moon. My only complaint is there isn't much direction (I don't have the game book) you just kind of go at it. After playing AC it took me a minute to figure out fishing and how to plant things. 750 characters 750 characters 750 characte
Rated 9 out of 10 by Ilovecoach Oh So Much Fun!!!
Two of my most favorite things in the world are Animal Crossing Wild World, and Harry Potter, which is why I love this game. It's like my two favorites mated and this was the product. Magician's Quest Mysterious Times is an excellent game. With many similar features to Animal Crossing. You have a room that you can decorate, but the plus is that there's no mortgage on it. There are also many different shops. There's a Potion shop, a furniture/music store, a clothing store, a bar (they sell juice), a hair salon, and a gardening store. Each place has tons of things to buy that make the game fun. You also get to learn to use magic and spells. This is something that really makes the game a great experience. And you don't have to memorize them either! They're always stored in your menu for future use. All of the spells have fun effects, whether zapping someone with lightening, or finding out if a neighbor is in love with you. That's right, not only do you make friends with the neighbors, but you might get a girlfriend or boyfriend in the process. The graphics of the game are basically like Animal Crossing, so no complaints there. The length is fine. There are 50some mysteries that you can solve as well as learning spells and interacting with the townsfolk. The controls are great. Nothing hard about playing the game at all. And the sound is amazing. The music is actually very enjoyable. All in all, this game is very fun and will, in my opinion, keep most people entertained for hours.
Rated 0 out of 10 by shadow_josh this looks like fun
I know everyone is saying this looks like animal crossing and i will agree with them but what sets this apart from all the animal crossing look-alikes is the adventure aspect, and that's what is the main aspect of why this might sell. Animal crossing was like the sims for kids. This is going to be like an adventure form of the sims WITH MAGIC.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Gawk Huh..
Now, my expectations for this game weren't all that high. At all. I figured this game would be a simple knock-off of Animal Crossing with a "IMMA MAGICIAN, STROKE MY WAND" twist. I was right, if you're an avid player of all things Animal Crossing you're going to find this game to be rather poor in quality. The game has the option to either use the DS buttons or just use the stylus. DON'T USE THE STYLUS. The response time of the game when using the stylus is poor. It registers the right direction but it takes about 4 seconds for your character to move in said direction. Using the stylus to press commands on the menu works, after pressing the commands at least twice. You're better off awkwardly trying to spin your character clockwise using the direction pad on the DS rather than the stylus to turn him/her into a wizard. The only real challenge is trying to remember incantations and spells. Just like Animal Crossing, you have your own room to decorate and fill with furniture, there are plenty more shops to explore, a lot more characters to interact with, and the real time game play is there too. I found that the principal of the school changed his head from a sun to a crescent moon at dusk, pretty cute idea. The students you interact with have the same signature slogan concept Animal Crossing villagers have, except it's a little awkwardly placed. There's a lot more freedom of choice in the game too, from choosing what your characters looks like, to making your own uniform the same way you designed clothes at Able Sisters shop. Overall, I'm hoping the trade-in value will be enough for me to get Pokémon platinum. Highly doubt it, but a girl can dream.
Rated 0 out of 10 by FanCas OMG. I CAN'T WAIT.
This game looks a LOT like Animal Crossing, except you are a magician...Which is way cooler than being some random towns person. Its also cool how you can now do all sorts of spells and such, and im a huge fan of magic too. I cant wait till it comes out!!
Rated 0 out of 10 Can't wait
I've been wanting for this game since i heard of it. This game is a little like animal crossing, but you can do so much more. I always liked games where there's a school theme which this game has, so i'm so excited for it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by lolzy Animal Crossing.
That IS Animal Crossing. The text, the speach, and the sound effects! But Animal Crossing is awesome. You are a magician, but it still looks the same.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DESTaR44 magician quest like animal crossing
this game is good and fun and sweet, i can customize my character look and act like ur playing animal crossing overall its a great decent game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Phoebe'sDSi2 The Best Game Ever!
Magician's Quest Mysterious Times is the best DS game I have ever played! First of all I had this game for a little over a week.I'm not the kind of person who reviews something within their first day of having it. I give it a 10.Hands down.It is WAY better than Animal Crossing Wild World.Now don't get me wrong I am a HUGE ACWW fan by I have to say this game is WAY better. Now in the beginning of the game you meet Principal Sol. He asks you your name,birthday,and what you want the name of your school to be. Then you design your character.Not something you can do on Animal Crossing. You chose their face,skin tone,hair style,and hair color.Your character is not chosen by answering vague questions. Then you go back to the dorms and you get 3,000 Rich (Rich is the currency on the game). From that point on your on your own. On this game you don't have to pay for your home. The school is fun. You can hang out with your friends and learn awesome spells and incantations. If you don't like going to school you don't have to. You can pass notes to your friends to learn more about them. The spells are really fun.You can use invisibility to listen to rumors people say about you or others.Or you could just scare your friends. The stores are awesome.The shopping plaza has 6 stores to shop at.There is a department store ,Harrows.They have furniture,CDs,music players,instruments(which you can play outside of your house),wallpapers,and flying brooms. There is a clothing store called Vivian's Boutique. You can buy shirts,dresses,skirts,pants,shoes,glasses,masks,and hats.You can try them on before you buy them.Vivian is a maiqiun,which is adorable.There is a magic store called The Emporium.You can work for the old lady shop owner, Malia.And you can buy things you need for spells.There is a barber shop called Mon Paris.Where you actually get to choose your hairstyle and color.Instead of being asked a bunch of vague questions. There is a gardening shop where you can buy flowers and outdoor-looking furniture. There is also a juice bar called Lime Light.Where you can listen to music,hang out with your friends,and of course drink juice.There is also a post office and a bank.The bank even has a safe deposit box. The characters are much funner.They have more personality.In ACWW there were no more than 3 different personalities per gender. You can spread rumors about one an other.You can walk to school together,hang out after school,and visit each other's houses.You can even get a boyfriend or girlfriend. You can hang out literally EVERYWHERE. Me and my best friend Janet (on the game) went to the island which I didn't think we could do. There is also "Mystery Time".You can solve mysteries and take extracurricular classes.Which are fun. In the end this is my favorite DS game. You should definitely get this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Princess K Great Game!!
This game absolutely meets my expectations, maybe even surpasses them. I pre-ordered it online, and I'm really glad that I did. I thought it would be another AC (those of you who played that game will get what AC means), but I was wrong. Let's start with the basics. First you create your character. You name it, give it a birthday, then name the school. You also get to chose how you look, which is neat. You then introduce yourself at the school and get a wand and wizard hat. Then you get free money! :) You are free to do whatever you want after this. Time flows by as it does in the real world, but you can change the time/date in your DS to change the time/date in the game. The main point of the game is going to school. There are many classes which you can attend, and three teachers which teach different subjects each. The option of going to class is yours, of course. Spending the day by going shopping or item-hunting is up to you. You do get credit by going to class, though, and when you get certain amounts of credit you'll get nice rewards. Another cool feature is 'Magical Time.' When you play the game a few days and go to class often, the School Principal gives you a key which you use to get into 'Magical Time.' 'Magical Time' is like another dimension, and you'll find rare items and bugs/fish here. The sky turn red, and the settings turn different colors. You can solve 'mysteries,' which are like riddles in which you find items or help someone, if you want to. There are also Extracurricular Classes held in front of the post office, if you want to attend, of course. These classes are held by a skeleton teacher, Mr. Graves. Mr. Graves will give you a clue and you will find the fish/bug/item, then you will get credit. 'Magical Time' will end a day after you went into it. Then, you will be able to go back by waiting a week or by solving a mystery. (The key disappears when you use it; you can wait a week for the key to be created again, or solve a mystery to "make another appear.") The graphics are alright for the DS, and the sound quality is great, featuring cute remakes of classical songs. Movement is great too, the stylus works just fine, as well as the arrow buttons. The 3D graphics are cute, and the setting has a lot of bright colors and unique architecture. The villagers are either animals, food items, aliens, or other things which are not usually alive. They speak using animalese, the same way Animal Crossing villagers speak; but each with their own tone of voice. The option to become one of the villagers' boyfriend or girlfriend is very cute, too. You have to get to know the said villager well first, by going out on mini-dates with them. You can take them to the balcony at the top of your dorm, or to the juice-bar, or to eat noodles. The map is a fair size, there's the school, the forest, the shopping plaza, the post-office plaza, the beach, a Lovers' Point, and even an island. The shops are great, too. There is a hair salon, which has three different hairstyles to chose from, each a different color. The hairstyles are changed each month, though, but it's not a big miss. Then there is a clothing and accessory shop. Unlike AC, which a lot of people compare this game to, you can clothe your character with dresses, skirts, and even shoes, apart from shirts, hats, glasses, masks, etc. A different kind of shop exists in this game as well; a flower shop. There is a variety of seeds to choose from and other things. Next is a department store kind of shop. Wallpapers, carpets, furniture, instruments (which you can actually play), records, and record-players are sold here. Like a real department store, though, items here tend to be a bit pricey sometimes. Another shop is at the shopping plaza, too. This one's a potion and material shop. All your spell-casting items can be bought here. This is also where you can sell items found on the floor (flowers, berries, mushrooms, etc.). You cannot sell bugs, fish, or furniture,