The story doesn't get a lot better as you play, you have cliche over cliche with a few minor exceptions which I won't reveal in order not to spoil your experience, the story of the game seems uninspired and it really can't draw you in.
The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are also quite standard. Most of the HOP's offer a small interactive puzzle to solve. The hidden object segments and the puzzles during the demo, which was quite short by the way as I finished it in 42 minutes.
The graphics are excellent with good voiceovers but it is a bit odd that the lip-syncing seems to be a hit or miss sort of thing. The graphics are beautiful and, yes, icy but perfect for a cold and rainy day here in my town. Those looking for an intense challenge won't get it from the game either. The Hidden Object Scenes are varied, with finding Keywords in a Sentence etc.
The CE version of the game is rather light on extra content although there are morphing objects and some fairly "in your face" collectibles to find.
You have an interactive, transporter type map to help you move quickly between locales. Map: The map tells where the player is and has the special mark when you have something to do there. The Strategy Guide, of course, tells you where they are.
Music: Fits the game just right. This time it doesn't get outright booming. The sound doesn't manage to match the top quality of the graphics, unfortunately.
For the experienced player, this game doesn't hold much of a challenge. But if you want an easy, funny game then this game is perfect for you.
All in all, Spirits of Mystery: The Moon Crystal is a good game. Not an amazing one. As always, try if out for yourself and see what you think.
(FREE trial version)