After finishing writing the first draft of this review, I decided to check around the Internet to see if I'd missed anything glaringly obvious that might change the way I looked at Mata Hari. E Nothing did, but I did discover one observant forum poster who'd declared I the intro sequence to be "devastatingly dull." Deciding I couldn't put it any I better myself, I rewrote the intro to I include this succinct description. So, there you have it. Mata Hari is devastatingly dull".
I For a while, at least. Things do get better when you leave the atrocious B first scene and actually start doing I more than talking about the weather B with cardboard characters. But not B much. The most soul-destroying thing about the game is that it's been designed by Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein, both instrumental in the creation of the seminal Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which is just leagues ahead of this turgid offering.
It's a shame, as the backdrops are nicely drawn, the whole Edwardian spying idea has great potential, but the execution is uninspired. There's nothing woeful about the game, just that it lacks any quality. Locations, though pleasant to look at, have barely anything to interact with, and when you do have to perform some kind of puzzle-solving task, it's usually drab and uninteresting. The lead character is boring, as are all the others, and the voice acting is delivered with little-to-no enthusiasm. There are also some mini-games, which aren't worth commenting on (especially as you can skip them).
There's little point bothering with Mata Hari, unless you're looking to sedate an relative and lack Rohypnol.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP