Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini Deluxe Review & Download

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Hello again, my friends. Today new Hidden Object game - Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini Deluxe Edition has been released by Big Fish Games so you can download it and I can review it.
First of all, let's find out, what Deluxe Edition mean. Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is the first Deluxe Edition game from Bigh Fish, such releases never happened before. Big Fish Games releases only Standard Edition of the game (nothing special, no additional elements, standard minimal price) and, for a special, best and most interesting games, Big Fish also released Collector's edition (double price, additional features like bonus chapters, wallpapers, concept art, Integrated Strategy Guide, soundtrack etc). Deluxe Edition of Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is something in the middle of this two versions - it includes Integrated Strategy Guide... and that's all. Big Fish price politics for Deluxe editions is very pleasant, just like for usual Standard Edition, just $ 2.99 (for new customers only, 9.99 for regular purchase).
But now let's speak about Haunted Houdini game itself, and our review will start with the gameplay video.
Not bad (of course, I can hardly remember HOG that has boring or ugly gameplay video) so let's talk about the game itself more specific to find out, does it really worth your time. And you must remember, that Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is the fourth part of the Midnight Mysteries game series, besides previous three parts were successful and interesting to play. Let's see, is storyline of the Haunted Houdini connected with the previous games.
Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini story begins with true love of Harry Houdini and his wife Bess. Harry loved Bess so much that he promised her, that he will contact her even after his death - he will set contact from beyond. But when Houdini, performing ultimate stunt (he was chained and thrown into the water, full of alligators) died, Bess attempts to contact him, using help of the best mediums were failed. So, broken by sorrow and despair, Bess died. Now her spirit haunts you, asking to help her to unite with the husband.
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So as you may see, Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is another game about ghosts. Now let's talk about previous parts of Midnight Mysteries and we will start with Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy.
Connection between those games isn't tight enough - both cases you must find the cause of death of the famous person, Harry Houdini for the fourth game and Edgar Allan Poe - in the first one. In the both game ghost guiding you, giving tips about your next move and location of the clues.
Poes advices was helping you to solve the ancient homicide and to find and punish his murderer, to crack the conspiracy, that ends with Poe's death. The funniest thing about this game - it based on the true story - Poe's death remains a mystery even today. Edgar Poe was found in 1849 on the Baltimore streets in the clothes of someone else. He was absolutely  crazy, without any connection with reality. Four days later Poe died in Washington College Hospital. Reason of death and whereabouts of Poe during missing period still remains unknown.
Game has great creepy atmosphere, almost every hidden object you are looking for connected with the storyline, some puzzles and minigames were funny. But there was a cons too - objects always were in the same places, and some of them had a confusing names, making them hard to find. The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy game receive ratings about 3.5-4, but many gamers liked it, so sequel was inevitable.
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Sequel's name is Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials. Once again, just as in Haunted Houdini, dead came to the living seeking for help. This time ghost of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who died in a terrible snowstorm, came to you asking for help. With his help you traveled back to 17th century looking for answers about Salem Witch Trials. Why the whole town become so mad. Why so many women were burned? You are the only one able to find answers. Hawthorne's death wasn't an accident too, so discovering true reason of his demise was your secondary task. Witchcraft claims has shaken Salem, so will you be able to find the truth and free Hawthorne's spirit?
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials received higher ratings, than the first part - about 4-4.5. It was more atmospheric, more beautiful, more interesting. Many game elements were more like 100% adventure game, not a simple Hidden Object game.
There was a supernatural friends and foes for you - poltergeists, even former president of America Franklin Pierce. The only way to find the truth was to investigate Salem, looking for clues and asking witnesses about what happens. Hints aren't rechargeable - contrary, they are strictly limited. All answers of your witnesses are automatically writing into your notebook. The only con this game has - most puzzles are too easy. Salem Witch Trials fixes most of the issues the first game had. So this game about dark Massachusetts adventures become a real bestseller, it was Mumbo Jumbo masterpiece. 
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Third part is called Midnight Mysteries 3: Devil on the Mississippi. This time your task was to help Mark Twain's ghost (as you may see, main storyline move - ghost of a famous man coming to you, seeking for help - looking for true reason of his death, didn't changes from the first part to Haunted Houdini). just before death Twain was debating about William Shakespeare true identity and unfortunatelly waked and evil spirit. Soon Twain died so you must find out, why is this happened.
And even after death those spirit didn't leave Twain alone, he's seeking him, trying to capture the ghost and kidnap it to hell. So you will help Twain to defeat his demons from the former life and also find out the true identity of Shakespeare.
Most hidden objects in the game are large and easy to find, you won't meet task to find an item with size 2x2 pixels. Graphics was incredibly great, but there was almost no voice acting, almost everything about story you learning by reading. That was really boring. Story often overlaps, mixing Shakespeare's life with Twain's. Some puzzles are unusual and has no instruction, so they are almost impossible to solve. In the end Devil on the Mississippi game ratings weren't so good, as in the second part - about 3.5.
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And now will talk about fourth game (at last, isn't it?) - Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini. Now you will discover terrible truth, hidden behind the death of Harry Houdini. Why he died, who was the monster, filled with fire, that Harry saw in the last moments of his life. Why Bell couldn't reach Houdini in the other side of living, why even after death her spirit still disconnected from his?
Answers to all those questions are well hidden, so it will be hard to discover them. Bell spent all her fortune, trying to find answers (when she was still alive, of course) and failed. Will you failed too?
Harry's death is a real mystery: he was dropped from the boom crane into the water, tied and chained. But those trick was easy for him, Houdini complete this stunt many times, always successfully. What happened this time? And who doesn't letting you to reach Houdini in his afterlife?
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You will interview figures from Houdini's past. Spirits of famous characters (Arthur Conan Doyle, for example) will help you, but first you must to help them. Ghosts in Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini made very realistic, just like in top Hollywood films.
Graphics and videos of the Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini are really great. Unfortunately, authors didn't bring anything new in the gameplay and story. Doing the same in the fourth time isn't very funny. Music and atmosphere of the game are also good. If you need some additional technical info about game - visit Game Forum.
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Let's sum up. Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is a high-quality HOG, atmospheric and spooky. It didn't connected tightly with the previous parts if Midnight Mysteries game series, so if you missed them and likes dark games about ghosts - I recommend you to play Haunted Houdini. Or you can start with the second part - Salem Witch Trials (IMHO the best game of the series). If you completed all three Midnight Mysteries games and wants more - that just for you. Gameplay is interesting, puzzles are various and hard enough, hints are sometimes useful. But if you played previous games and already bored of everything, connected with the ghosts and searching for the cause of their death (just as I do) - better play something else, for example Otherworld: Spring of Shadows Collector's Edition. Good luck!
Rating: 4.4/5.
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Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart Standard/Collector's Edition Review & Download

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Hi there. Today Big Fish Games released absolutely new Hidden Object game - Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart, so here I am, releasing it. When somebody making sequel of the popular film or game, usually he just want to make some money, using the success of the first part. Hard to remember more than a few sequels, that were more interesting and successful, than the first part (we won't recall Terminator 2 :) ). Such things happens, not often, but sometimes it happens. But I can hardly remember third part of anything, that was more interesting than first and second parts (let's not talk about Mystery Case Files®: Escape from Ravenhearst™ - 8th successful part of Mystery Case Files series  - it's the incredible exception that only confirms the common rule). Standard Edition for $2.99 can be downloaded here (for PC) and here (for Mac).
What I mean here? Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart is the third part of Nightfall Mysteries game series. First and second parts were interesting and successful. Let's see did Vast Studios - game developer -  jumped over their heads and made a high-quality third part. And our review will start with the gameplay video.
Gameplay videos made like animated comic books, stylish. Old enemies - Vansig family has attacked the young couple of our heroes and has kidnapped Viigo. They took him away on the horses. Now Christine must follow them to reunite with Viigo and save him from the terrible death. She is pretty useless girl, so you are the only hope for Viigo to escape his doom. You will follow Vansig's and explore the old secretive manor, full of traps and riddles, where Viigo is inprisoned. Some traps are really deadly - numerous places in the manor are mined and will explode after your first mistake. Will you be able to stop evil Vansig family?
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Don't have any idea, who is Viigo,Vansigs and Christine and why Christine and Viigo are mortal enemies of the Vansigs? It means that you missed Nightfall Mysteries 1-2. Don't worry, I will tell you about those games. But I may recommend you to play them first, if you want to play Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart, because their stories are tightly connected. We will start with the first game - Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera.
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As you may understand from the game name, it dedicated to the opera. You was taking a role of opera's lowly stagehand, that soon became a sole survivor of the whole troupe. Reclusive Count Vladd Vansig invited your troupe to his giant mansion to perform an opera for him. But in the village where mansion stands there is on one except count himself and his caretaker. Soon someone started to kill your friends and colleagues, so your task in Nightfall Mysteries: Curse of the Opera was to find out, who is the killer and to save yourself. Unsettling, to say the least. As you may now understand, count Vansig itself and his spooky family was the killers.
Curse of the Opera game was great-looking, it included great dark humor and some really challenging puzzles, few characters and scenes likely came from some morbid tale. Most of your crew was self-absorbed pathetic idiots, so it wasn't a big loss when you saw them dead. But few cons was found too - some game scenes occasionally were repeating, and often naming of the items in hidden object searches wasn't clear enough. But this amusing game was good, it received ratings about 4/5.
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Now we'll talk about the second game - Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy. You were playing as the same game character - Christine. Your task was to save your grandfather from the Asylum, where evil doctors are committed nonhuman experiments on a living beings.
Christine explored the spooky Ashburg Asylum, going more and more deep underground, finding more and more results of twisted experiments. Of course, Asylum's staff wasn't just standing and looking at Christine - crazy medics were hunting for her like for a wild animal. So the search of Christine's grandpa Charles has begun!
Strangely for sequels, Asylum Conspiracy game was even more interesting, than the first game. It included great storyline, nice puzzles, some of them were really innovative and, of cource, interesting storyline. Problems were the same - backtracking and repeating searches, just as in the first game. You were discovering the island, where Asylum was situated, meeting hideous characters, like cop, looking for information about his wife's death, crazy psycho's who once were patients of the asylum, and, of course, even more crazy doctor. Some of puzzles were really annoying but you can skip any puzzle you don't want to complete, and that's another plus. Graphics is nice, mental ward is creepy and dilapidated. Doctor always turn up unexpectedly behind you, trying, for example, to decapitate you. There was even 15 additional hidden audiotapes, telling us about doctor's terrible experiments. Atmosphere of Nightfall Mysteries: Asylum Conspiracy was full of dread and menace and finale, slightly connected with the first part, was shocking. Game recieved ratings about 4.5/5.
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In the end of the first games you finding the identity of the killer, when he tried to kill you too, your smart actions turn his deadly trap onto himself, so he died. At least, that's what we think. But unfortunately count Vansig  is alive and now he wants bloody revenge!
In Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart you found your true love, Viggo, making a perfect couple with him. You was even thinking about wedding invitations: "Viggo and Christine" isn't it sounds beautiful? But past won't let you go. Vansig family is back, they kidnapped Viggo and to safe him you mast go directly to their lair. You will return to the opera scene, doing everything you need and everything you can to save your beloved one. Will your love be strong enough to save him? 
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Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart Game, strangely for the third part of the series, is good. Puzzles are traditionally interesting, Hidden Object scenes are perfectly drawn. Vast Studios likely didn't read reviews of their previous games, so some backtracking and repeating continues in the third part, but less, than even in the second one. Collector's edition including standard set - bonus chapter, wallpapers (1280x960 max), concept art, integrated strategy guide, soundtrack - nothing unusual. The only thing that you won't see in every Collector's edition - unlimited access to every game puzzle.
If you want more info about Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart Collector's Edition, for example, walkthrough, FAQ, answers on some technical issues, hints and solutions - welcome to the game forum.
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Let's start the rating-giving part. Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart Collector's Edition is a good game, it is ending the story about deadly confrontation of Vansig family and Christine. If you played Nightfall Mysteries 1-2 and liked it - Nightfall Mysteries: Black Heart is absolutely must have for you. If you don't than of course you may play it and you will have fun, because graphics, atmosphere, music and puzzles in the game are pretty good, but you will miss some links, connected with the previous parts. So better you should start with Curse of the Opera.
Rating: 4.6/5.
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Otherworld: Spring of Shadows Collector's Edition

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Hi, my dear friends and visitors. It's the end of the week, so Big Fish Games releasing Collector's Edition of for now newest Hidden Object/Adventure/Puzzle game - Otherworld: Spring of Shadows, created by BoomZap Developer Company. Traditionally Big Fish tries to get maximum profit from the game and selling it only for $ 13.99, so you may not expect Standard Edition to be released soon. But lets talk about the game itself and we will start with the Gameplay video.
Maybe you noticed tendency of the last times - games, even casual games just like Otherworld: Spring of Shadows, becoming more and more mature. Often you can see lot of nasty gore and violence (in casual games - mostly shadowed or hidden to get rating, available for children). Games themselves becoming more dark, actions usually taking place in the night, underground - in the caves, labyrinths, abandoned mansions, dark forests and ugly swamps. everywhere you can see rust, dust, spiderweb, broken and destroyed things.
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Playing and non-playing characters are usually cursed or infected, or traumatized. You and your surroundings are maniacs, killers, ghosts, demons, werewolves, vampires, evil witches, warlocks and magicians, giant beasts, loving the taste of the human flesh. You are in a grave danger, yourself or your friend/parents/relative/beloved one is trapped/cursed/dying/dead/lost his memory and must be saved before it's too late! Dangers are everywhere, many minor characters will die or already dead so you must move faster not to become dead too.
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Fortunately Otherworld: Spring of Shadows contradicts this trend. Of course, there is some danger to one of the game characters, little girl Fiona, and she needs your help or you won't be interested in playing. In the end Shakespeare said that there is less then a dozen stories in the world literature, games and cinema has no principal differences from the literature and dramaturgy. But Otherworld: Spring of Shadows is surprisingly different from everything I described above.
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First of all, Otherworld: Spring of Shadows game is sunny, very sunny, full of sunbeams, beautiful flowers, butterflies and dragonflies, faeries and wooden elves. Landscapes in our world is nice and familiar to us, Otherworld is incredibly beautiful and nice. You won't see any dark places or ugly monsters here, nothing to be scared of. Faeries, unicorns other beautiful creatures are citizens of the Otherworld and all of them are willingly helping you to find and save Fiona. No enemies (besides the mysterious shadow), no deadly traps - instead you will see incredible waterfalls, beautiful gardens and roads, kind magical creatures. Everything in Otherworld: Spring of Shadows is pleasing to the eye.
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Otherworld is the Realm of eternal spring, hidden place, that can be shown only to the owner of a magical locket you find. This medallion is beautiful too, encrusted with gems and opening the way to the Otherworld. It's a mysterious place, unfamiliar to human race, realm of the endless gardens and forests, and they both full of a beautiful flowers. But unfortunately you have no chance to peacefully explore this incredible world - young girl has gone missing. Fiona was taken by a menacing shadow to the Otherworld and can't find a way back home. There is only one magical medallion leading to this world, and it's in your hands now, so you're Fiona's only hope.
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And just think - all of this started with a simple deal - you bought a big house, you may even call it a manor, in a peaceful countryside. So you must head through the Otherworld to solve this magical mystery, to find Fiona and bring her home. Even during your way to Fiona most of hidden object scenes and puzzles are splendid and connected with the flowers or gems. Nothing mechanical, connected with steam or electricity, very unusual for Hidden object games.
Collector's edition of Otherworld: Spring of Shadows includes the game itself, bonus chapter (more gardens, friendly magical creatures and flowers), Integrated strategy guide to help you with any possible problems (don't think you will experience problems - game includes hints and ability to skip puzzles if you didn't like it), wallpapers (I mostly liked ones with elves) and concept art, musical soundtrack.
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Let's summarize. Otherworld: Spring of Shadows is unusual casual game where you won't find nothing ugly - only beautiful landscapes and creatures - fauns, dryads, naiads and other magical forest creatures. Videosequence is full of light and beauty, music and sounds are pleasing to the ear. Gameplay is interesting (nothing extraordinary, but most puzzles are thematically connected with flowers and magic). So I may recommend this game to anyone, who is tired from dark spooky game with death, ghosts, witches and werewolves, but Spring of Shadows is absolutely recommendable for girls from seven to seventy years old. If you are female - you must try Otherworld, really. You won't regret it. Good luck!
Rating: 4.7/5
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Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse Collector's Edition Overview & Download

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Hello, my friends. It's time to review new Big Fish Games Studios game - Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse. Game is developed by EleFun Games and can be attributed to the Hidden Object genre (of course, it includes Puzzle and Adventure elements, just as any other modern Hidden Object game). Traditionally, Big Fish Games released Collector's Edition only, Standard edition is unavailable for a month or so.
As usual, we will start our review with the gameplay video:
Very nice. Graphics is good and spooky (just as Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse game itself), music is tense. Don't sure you can notice from this short video, but almost every action in the game has appropriate sound, and there are many other surrounding sounds neither. It has a big influence onto the game atmosphere. There are also lovely cartoon-style in-game videos, pictured by young Lynn herself and showing us horrible details of the storyline. Very unusual and atmospheric. But let's talk about the game's story.
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Hatred, wrath, revenge. Powerful dark feelings can change the life of any human being forever. That is what happened first with an old powerful witch, who was tricked and abused by the Charleston family. When anger consume her mind and soul completely, witch strikes back and cursed every member of this family with her most powerful deadly curse. That's how Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse story begins. And now Charleston family members are dying one by one, and hatred consuming their souls too. How can this unholy circle be broken?
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Maybe, just maybe, it will stop on the young orphan, beautiful girl, Lynn? With your help she may overwhelm the curse and become free to leave in peace. But it's not the easiest thing in the world - to break family curse of such power. Protect Lynn from the consequences of this deadly threat! And remember: you are the only Lynn's relative that is still alive, and it means two things. First - you must take care of her. Second - as her relative, you are part of Charleston family too, and after her death you will be next in the death list.
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To save Lynn you must learn a lot about The Charleston family, for example, build genealogical tree of this once numerous family, including Margaret, the head of this family, her children John and Mary, John's son son Tom (all of them already dead) and Mary's young daughter Lynn. Everyone in the family had his own story, some of them was honorable, others - funny. But every Charleston's biography ends with horrible death. It looks like the curse seeking for the weakness in the soul of the cursed and amplifying it until this weakness leads it's master to the complete destruction and death.
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To find out the cause of the curse that struck The Charleston family, you must explore their manor, once full of happy voices and laughing and travel across the surroundings on your car, seeking slightest traces to the witch whereabouts. And don't think that old experienced magician can be unaware of your approaching - she will know everything and do everything possible to stop you. So drive carefully, or witch will have your soul even before Lynn's.
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Today once beautiful manor and garden are wasted, full of dust and rust. Only spiders and mice are living here, and some insects and Lynn. Charleston's tried everything to find salvation: in the beginning they just laughing about the curse, but after the second death they provide their own investigation, trying to find the witch, or other powerful sorcerer or even warlock, able to remove the curse. Unsuccessful. They went to a church, asking for the holy protection and exorcism ritual. No use. Charleston's even bought tons of protective amulets and magic books from various schools and cultures, trying to build the protection themselves, they was buying everything, even dream-catchers. Waste of time.
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So will you be able to stop the family curse, that threated the terrified orphan? To do so you must learn the horrible truth - witch is dead for a long time and there is no one able to remove thee curse. Discover the Witches' legacy and figure out, how Lynn can be saved.  And don't forget to watch your back - death is nothing for the witch of such power, so the mansion itself is cursed and haunted! End the curse!
If you requires more informations about Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse game, for example, Cheats, Walkthrough, Hints, Tips, Tricks, Codes, Passwords, FAQ or any other help - go here, on the game's forum. Don't really sure, why you may need it - Collector's edition includes Strategy Guide, uniting elements of all of above, but who knows...
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Collector's edition complectation is standard: wallpapers, concept art strategy guide, bonus gameplay, screensavers and soundtrack (8 nice melodies). That's enough to make me bought the Collector's edition and don't wait until Standard edition will be released. What about you?
Summing up, I liked this game, really. It didn't contain nothing extraordinary, graphics and in-game videos may be better. And I prefer, when you can see really many interactive videos in the game process - Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse doesn't contain enough for me (of course, there is more than a few videos in game, but I want more). But cartoon-style in-game videos, shown on the first screen, are splendid and I like them much. Hidden object gameplay neither boring, nor too complicated, there is enough hints to use. Some puzzles are of fun too. So if you have some free time and want to spend it with Hidden object game - try Witches' Legacy: The Charleston Curse. Good luck!
Rating: 4.5/5.
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Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition Overview & Download

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Hi there. Today Big Fish Games released new Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game, starting new interesting game series - Sea Legends. Game is called Phantasmal Light and soon I will told you about it's story. Traditionally Big Fish released Collector's Edition only, so if you can wait you will pay double price. Standard edition will be released soon, in a month or so. But first let us watch video, showing gameplay of the Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light.
Maybe, Big Fish should change its opening/ending for videos, I just can't see those green fish with gurgle sounds anymore. And it takes about ten seconds of every video (and of our lifes) without any sense. Now about video itself: music is tense enough, videosequence is dark and sometimes spooky. Graphics quality is good enough, animation is very realistic. I really loved the view of water in Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light. Often even in expencive big games there is no realistic water, but Phantasmal Light developers are jumped high and make it appear very good.
As you may see from the screens, sky in Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light is also very good. Although you won't see the sun in this game, all variations of the clouded sky, storm sky, clouded sunset and night sky are really beautiful and realistic. Many screenshots of this game may be turned into the great wallpapers.
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What are we expecting, when going to play a game about the ocean adventures? Some great Caribbean, Atlantic or Pacific landscapes, just-for-surfing waves, incredible coral reefs, tropical islands, filled with lush greenery, wet stuffy jungles, where every second you will hear mysterious sounds from parrots snakes and other exotic animals you never seen before. None of this can be found in Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light.
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The island you are going to spend next few hours is almost deserted. No grass or trees are growing here, nothing pleasing the eye. You cant found wellsprings or rivers with shining transparent water, no waterfalls for you, no. Sea around the island neither calm nor beautiful, it looks dangerous. There is always great waves, trying to smash you on the rocks, looks like Phantasmal Light nature itself want you dead.
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But let's start from the beginning of Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light. It was almost honeymoon for you and your almost husband Mike, journey, that you decided to spent on a beautiful new yacht. Reaching new tropical lands, exploring the seas, what can be better for a young couple? Romantic evening on board, with a glass of vine, looking at beautiful sunset. Night swimming in the open sea, naked and excited... Everything was started as best-journey-ever.
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As known, all terrible things was started with good intention. Your desire for a sea trip ends with a terrible culmination. When your yacht was crossing distant desolate waters, suddenly from the middle of nowhere terrible storm strikes you. Mike is a great sailor, yacht was modern and safe, but storm hit you with extraordinary rage and power, so after a few hours of desperate struggle Mike made a mistake and yacht sunk.
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Of course, both of you wear the life-jackets. Just before the yacht crush Mike noticed earth abroad, so he shouted you to swim to it. You made it, but lost traces of Mike. You are perfectly sure that there is nothing wrong with him - when your yacht start to sink, storm was almost over, Mike wearing the life-jacket just as you do and he is way better swimmer than you. If you made it, he made it too. So in the beginning everything looks simple: find Mike, make him say: "Jane, this trip was a stupid idea"  and wait until help will arrive. But everything aren't simple on this island.
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Looks like your ship isn't first or second, that sank near this island. You can see carcasses of a long-sank or not-so-long-sank ships everywhere, there is an old house on the beach, and a lighthouse on the cape, but you can't found any human beings, including Mike. And there is no signs that saviors came to this island at least once. Island making strange influence on your soul: you are trembling and feeling very scared, like you've been under surveillance every minute from the arriving, but you can't see any watchers. And all your attempts to find your companion are failing: it's look like he's disappeared.
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So you must explore this strange island, trying to reunite with Mike, searching abandoned ships (some of them are modern, others lays here from the middle ages). There is something more: some strange symbols are marked everywhere, including ships. Maybe they created by some madman, who lost his mind living on this hopeless island, or maybe there is some sense in them. You will find out. And soon you will see someone alive, and it's definitely not Mike. Some mysterious man is living on this island, and his actions are not friendly. Maybe he captured Mike and now trying to stop you? Who knows... Only playing Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light you can find an answer to this question.
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So will you be able to explore the dangerous lighthouse, discover the identity of your foe and save your beloved Mike? Discover the secrets of this island and find a way to return home! Escape from danger, complete Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light!
As you may notice from the beginning of my review, it's a Collector's edition of the Phantasmal Light, so it includes some extra chapter with even more adventures on this dark island. Great!
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Let's summarize the results of my review. Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition is perfect exemplar of casual games - easy to start, interesting to play, impossible to discontinue until the end. All components are good enough, so I recommend it to everyone who like adventures, connected with the sea and ocean. Good luck!
Rating: 4.8/5
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