11/27/2011

Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector's Edition Overview and Download for PC/Mac

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Hi, friends. Today is Sunday and this means that Big Fish Game Studios releasing bright new Collector's Edition of a great Hidden Object game, as always happens (recently) in Thursdays and Sundays. Last Thursday game wasn't good for me, so I didn't release it (don't like that very looooong game series). But today is another business - Big Fish released Shattered Minds: Masquerade. Let's watch gameplay video!
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Shattered Minds: Masquerade game is about famous Masquerade in New Orleans, almost as so famous as Masquerade in Venecia. Mardi Gras. So exotic but so close. Usually everything going well on Masquerade, but not this time.
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Usually masquerade, carnival is time for joy and fun. But not this time, not in Shattered Minds: Masquerade. Mysterious fog falls onto helpless New Orleans. It is moving too fast to be natural and if you look carefully you can see faces inside of it. And those faces neither good nor kind - they are full of anger and hatred!
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And that is only beginning of Shattered Minds: Masquerade! The worst thing is that fog isn't harmless! When he is touching any person that man, woman or child stops any movement, freezing and loosing his/her face completely! And now, when the fog consumed New Orleans completely and all it's citizens are in grave danger of this faceless fog, they are staying still and cannot move to help themselves!
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Look like fog has it's own dark will, and although you are the only one stays unaffected by it's face-stealing magic fog is still chasing you. You are the only one survived and you must find out, what happened and what is the dark secret hidden behind the Shattered Minds: Masquerade.
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Soon you will find out that there is a person, responsible for this ruthless attack on New Orleans in Shattered Minds: Masquerade. He is the one responsible for this madness and havoc on Mardi Gras. The name of this villain is Visage and he belongs to the Boudreaux family, that must be destroyed completely a long time ago. Boudreaux possessed very strange powers, dark, supernatural and evil. Everyone believed that Boudreaux family was wiped out from the face of Earth, but someone survived!
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You will learn the terrible truth and disperse the deadly fog. To have his revenge for the Boudreaux family Visage steal the faces of every human being in New Orleans. Everyone except you. So now it's time to stop him and return faces to the poor people! It's time for Shattered Minds: Masquerade! Catch the masked magician that stand behind this attack. Save New Orleans form Visage!
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Shattered Minds: Masquerade Game is very beautiful. If dedicated to carnival thematics and opens it completely. In the beginning you are feeling like you participating the biggest carnival party ever. Everyone in the beautiful masks, happy and laughing. But in a blink of an eye party becoming a mystical thriller. Everyone is beset by this deadly fog, coming from the old steamboat, you are alone and scared, all decorations are ruined and devastated. Visually it is transferred flawlessly.
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But music can be better - sometimes, specially in the dramatic moments it's all right but main theme isn't good enough for me. But that isn't big lack - in a few minutes you are stop noticing it. Puzzles are good - neither too complicated nor simple. Hidden object scenes are interesting and well-painted. Gameplay videos are also great and very atmospheric. In Shattered Minds: Masquerade you will explore various locations: streets of New Orleans, mysterious riverboat, abandoned buildings and many others.
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So let's sum up. Shattered Minds: Masquerade game is very good and high-quality, it recommended to everyone who loves thematics of Masquerade, riverboats, magic and New Orleans. You won't regret it.
Rating: 4.7/5.
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11/20/2011

Haunted Manor: Queen of Death Collector's Edition PC Game Review & Download

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Hello, my friends. Today we will reviewing newest Hidden Object game from Big Fish Games Publisher - Haunted Manor: Queen of Death. It's the second part of Haunted Manor game series. It isn't hard to understand from the game name, that Haunted Manor games are dedicated to the ghost thematics. And traditionally let's watch gameplay video.
 Nice graphics, lots of ghosts and Hidden Objects... Must be interesting, let's take a closer look. Haunted Manor 2: Queen of Death is the second part of Haunted Manor game series. Although main storyline of the first and second parts are practically not connected together, the only unity for them - ghost thematics.
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First part of the game was called Haunted Manor: Lord of Mirrors. It was long and interesting Hidden object game (includes 17 chapters + additional bonus chapter in Collector's edition). Game was wonderfully re-playable - list of hidden objects to find was always different for the same room for different players, after completion of a few puzzles you may skip one next puzzle, some puzzles may be reset by leaving and reentering the room. Hints were unlimited. All those advantages are present in the second part too.
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In Haunted Manor 1 your avatar was Stan Riddle, who explored an abandoned house, full of ghosts. When our protagonist finding the giant mirror in the wall, he realizes that he look not in his own eyes, but in the eyes of some evil mystical creature. Those creature - Lord of Mirrors - suddenly attacks Stan and his soul was trapped into some diabolic realm. There are lot of likewise imprisoned, poor souls who has lost all hope to break away from this hell.
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You were interacting with your environment by many various ways, solving complicated puzzles, while in the end finding the way to defeat Lord of Mirrors and escape from the cursed Haunted Manor. Creep factor in the game was strong enough to make your heart beat faster. Now let's finally talk about sequel - Haunted Manor: Queen of Death.
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You are the girl named Christie, who was born and grow up in the great mansion of your family - three floors of secrets and interesting stuff, spacious loft and basement, family crypt. When you grow up, you was break your relationships with your family and leave. Your life was happy enough, until one day you received strange and spooky letter. It contains the warning about you and grave danger for your whole family. Your attempts to phone them fails and now you are on your way back home.
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But when you arrive, you can hardly identify your homeland. House looks like abandoned and half destroyed. All your family are dead - murdered by the hellish beasts! And those monsters are still here and ow they are chasing you and guarding the sole survivor of the attack - your sister. So now you must be strong not for yourself but for your native sister - you MUST find a way to save her!
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Soon you will know that behind this ruthless massacre is no one but Queen of Death herself! And those monsters are only her horrifying retinue. The only way to stop her is to obtain the ancient magical amulet, that was in possession of your family for many centuries. Your father didn't told you the truth and now only ghosts of your family can help you. Escape the monsters, explore the mancion, once so familiar and now so dangerous!
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To save your sister Stella you must concoct mighty elixir, using this ancient amulet and use it against the Queen. All in the manor are dead, even your old nanny was killed by one of those beasts. No one can help you in Haunted Manor: Queen of Death, and death itself is after you. And remember: direct attack is no use because Queen of Death are hiding inside your sister - only the elixir may stop this unholy possession.
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Summing up, Haunted Manor: Queen of Death Collector's Edition is a great game about ghosts and demons. It's not a masterpiece and in a few years it may be forgotten. But for today it's a very good game and I may recommend it for every Hidden Object lover.
Rating: 4.5/5
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11/17/2011

Azada 3: In Libro Collector's Edition Overview & Download link

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Hi there. Today  we will review newest Hidden Object Adventure Puzzle game - Azada: In Libro. As usual for good quality Hidden Object Games, game releaser Big Fish Games firstly released Collector's edition of the game to retrieve maximum profits from the game. But let's forget about sad and watch gameplay video.
As you can see, Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition game is pretty cool. In this game you will travel to the capital of Czech republic - Prague. You will travelling by the train, but your travel won't last long. Your seeking of an inheritance will stop by finding the unusual book - most likely magical. A man who looks like old majordomo attacks you and shows his true identity - young man. He leads you to the trap and tells that Azada has chosen you. Man called you a friend, although his actions didn't look friendly (at least in the first place).
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Now you must trust in struggle to protect Azada... An evil sorcerer attacks magical worlds of Azada, hidden on the pages of the ancient magical book. This magic book holds the entire worlds! You must protect those worlds from the ruthless invasion, but remember: some of those worlds in Azada: In Libro bring no less danger, than evil sorcerer himself.
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To stop the sorcerer you will travel to those mystical worlds, some of them are like heaven, others - hellish. To save Azada you will overcome various mystical obstacles, fight with monsters and even demons, but not every creature you will meet is bad. Some of the original inhabitants of magical worlds struggles against the sorcerer too, so he captured and leave them imprisoned. You must free them and later some of those creatures will help you too.
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Music in Azada: In Libro Collector's Edition game is really something: beautiful and melodic, tense when your life is in danger. Graphics isn't bad but pretty usual for Hidden object games. I may say that developers used the same game engine as in many previous games of this type. Summing up, gameplay is good and that is all we need to relish.
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As you surely notice form the game name, Azada 3: In Libro Collector's Edition is the third part of Azada game series. First game called simply Azada. It combined standard point & click game mechanics with hidden items haunting and puzzles - for those times such combination was almost revolutionary. First part of the game series starts in a locked room, where you meeting the spirit, that called himself Titus. He was imprisoned in the manor by the evil uncle. To save him and let him free you must explore the manor and solve all puzzles, created by the uncle.
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There was match 3 puzzles in Azada, memory matching, and moreover, each game chapter had it's own time limit, not little (usually about 30 minutes or so), but you were receiving some adrenaline. Game was nice, but it biggest feature - huge number of puzzles was also the weakness of the game - not everyone likes all kinds of puzzles so some gamers dislike it.
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Second game, Azada: Ancient Magic, was successful sequel of no less successful first Azada game. Now young Titus himself was disarming a magical menace. Game had a great perplexing puzzles and deep wonderful atmosphere. His quest leads him through the library of classic literature, so Titus visited lots of magical places and tale stories - Dracula, Rapunzel and so on (about two dozens in the complete game). As you may understand some of the stories were very dangerous. The only game's weakness was it's shortness. And now at least we can play the third part.
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As previous parts Azada: In Libro is a genre-bending title with interesting story, fun puzzles and great graphics. Game is really great and exciting. Unfortunately you may not call Azada 3 a long game, even with a bonus chapter (although it isn't short either). So this game is recommended for every Hidden object/Puzzle/Adventure game fun.
Good luck! And don't be shy - leave comments!
Rating: 4.6/5.
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11/13/2011

The Keepers: Lost Progeny Collector's Edition Overview & Download link

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Hello, my dear friends. Today we will review new horrifying Hidden Object game from Big Fish Games Publisher - The Keepers: Lost Progeny. This game has one great difference from the previous Big Fish Games - it intended for mature only! Let me repost warning from the Big Fish site:
The Keepers: Lost Progeny contains some graphic content and is intended for adults only!
And now let's see gameplay video of this extraordinary game (Big Fish isn't usually publish games with an adult elements, so this game really must be special).
At least there's no graphic content for mature audiences in this gameplay here. But whatever: The Keepers: Lost Progeny is a really horror game! I played tons of various games, many of them was about something scaring and horrible - for example, Nightmare Realm, Fears from The Childhood, Edgar Allan Poe Premature Burial and many many others. But this one is the scariest! Some moments even reminds me about Silent Hill game series.
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So remember: The Keepers: Lost Progeny isn't intended for children for many reasons - graphics content, scary gameplay, moments that make your blood curdling... For teenagers it may be recommended only with the parental advisory.
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Story of this horror game is really great, although it starts very usual:you are the orphan.You lived in your foster home for many years, and didn't know anything about your real parents destiny. Once when you grown up you received very strange letter. It contained photo of your real parents, and on the other side of the photo the name of a small town was written - Rutland. And that was all - no text, no explanation, nothing.
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You desperately wants to find out the truth: why are they? Why your real parents abandoned you and leaved to the adoptive parents? Are they still alive? To retrieve answers on your questions you will start your big journey. But your way to Rutland won't be easy from the beginning: looks like the town is cursed! There are some demonic animals around - dogs, birds etc - that attacks your car and yourself. Looks like some evil force want to see you dead.
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But these cruel diabolic animals isn't the only danger you will combat in this hideous town. There is lot of ghosts here, mostly evil ones. And even more: some memories from your childhood will returns here! You will recover horrible truth: why you parents abandon you, why they renounced from the own child. And the truth will be shocking!
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But The Keepers: Lost Progeny game not accidentally called Lost Progeny - you will find out the burden of your blood, the forever curse of your family. And the most important thing: you will discover, who are the Keepers, why are they so important and why diabolic forces are always near them.
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There are lot of various puzzles in The Keepers: Lost Progeny - opening locks, code locks, finding the exit from the maze, completing puzzles and mind-breaking mechanisms. But complexity of them most often is moderate, so unlikely you are going to stuck for a long time. Moreover, you can use hints (under the scull sign on the screen) and for the worst cases - Strategy guide.
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Some ghoulish boy in the suit will pursue you and mislead you by any means possible, so beware! Rutland isn't the right place for those, who easily can be scared! Everything will be against you - weather will sent lightnings and storm, animals and humans will try to kill you, even the landscape will be situated most inappropriate way! So you must be strong to discover the fate of your real family in The Keepers: Lost Progeny!
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Usually for Big Fish game The Keepers: Lost Progeny Collector's Edition includes:
- Integrated Strategy guide. Standard looking - text descriptions, pictures with highlighted details of importance. High quality, nothing unusual.
- Bonus gameplay chapter. About three hours of additional adventures in horror world of Rutland. Nice, really nice.
-Wallpapers in 1024x768 and 1280x768 sizes. They are nice, but I prefer 1080p.
- Concept art. No comments :)
- Musical soundtrack. Only 5 songs - too few, but I haven't heard another melodies in the game, so I suppose that was all the developers have.
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Summing up, this game is a great example of the casual horror. IF you believe all hidden object games you played before wasn't spooking enough - this game is just for you. And I repeating again: The Keepers: Lost Progeny isn't for children!
Rating: 5/5.
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