for only $ 13.99!Hi everyone, The Agency of Anomalies 2 has arrived! Big Fish Games released the sequel of a very successful hidden object game the Agency of Anomalies - The Agency of Anomalies 2: Cinderstone Orphanage. As usual Big Fish Games Studios firstly released only the Collector's Edition of this game. Let's see in this review, what should we do now in the Cinderstone Orphanage and does this game worth the fame of the great first part. And we will start reviewing The Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage from the short video with game review:
As you may see, game story of the second part taking place in the Orphanage (if you played the first part of The Agency of Anomalies then you know - that time you were investigating the hospital, full of mystical and supernatural beings). Cinderstone Orphanage has been destroyed by a fire, looks like fire was caused by unnatural cause - some incendiaries did their merciless job.
Police can't find any clues, leading to the criminals, because the arsonists were supernatural - likely they was ghosts. So now The Agency of Anomalies is sending you to the Cinderstone Orphanage to investigate the situation. There are both PC and Mac version of the game available.
In the first part - The Agency of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital you also was a special agent of The Agency of Anomalies. You was investigating a military hospital, full of very strange and terrible things. Military commanders decide to made some nonhuman cruel experiments on patients and prisoners there, continuing the darkest discoveries of Nazi scientists and doctors. But as usual something went wrong. Soldiers, nurses that were placed in this hospital even doctors and scientists were transformed into the ravenous hideous beasts. Few survivors were killed by transformed crazy doctors and patients, others run away as fast as possible. So army screwed up and now asked The Agency of Anomalies for help.
The Agency of Anomalies sent the best agent it has - you - into that cursed place. For the first look it's just another game in the row of games, actions of which are happening in the abandoned buildings of hospitals (preferably psychiatric), it's kind a popular cliché. Silent Hill, F.A.C.E.S this row can be continued endlessly. But The Agency of Anomalies wasn't the usual clone. Dr. Oliver Orvos called to The Agency of Anomalies, asking you to stop a dimensional vortex in this hospital. If you will fail, maybe the whole humanity will be erased from the face of Earth. Exploring the cursed hospital you will find out, that Dr. Odin Dagon, leading scientist of that hospital was trying to create the ultimate warrior - super soldier. Dagon injected supernatural serum into the veins of the volunteers and military prisoners. For a time it was good, but then things went worse and worse.
Experiments of Dr. Odin did not end well - energy was too powerful for a human beings. They are morphed into the monsters and start to create havoc and destruction. In the result there were created the hollow man, the invisible man and the werewolf. Oliver Orvos didn't like those results and he was fired by Dr. Odin, thats why he's alive - he wasn't in the hospital during the final injection, when the whole hospital explode.
Dr. Orvos gave you a Nexus, full of supernatural energy. It became your only protection from the monsters and reality flaws inside the hospital. But with the present amount of energy he won't be helpful against the dimensional vortex, so the whole planet may explode. So the only hope for the humanity was to explore the hospital, looking for the supernatural energy and collecting it until it will be enough to stop the vortex.
The Agency of Anomalies: Mystic Hospital game was really splendid, hidden object scenes were huge and includes up to 25 objects to find, various puzzles, including standard adventure quests - place the needed object into the needed place. Also there were special achievements in the Mystic Hospital - bonuses for ending hidden object scenes without using a single hint, collecting hidden postcards onto the scenes (they weren't included in the list of objects-to-find). Graphics and atmosphere of the post-war hospital in the game were really incredible. Also it included an enormously long bonus chapter in the Collector's edition (the game itself also had a decent length). And now sequel of this great game has been released.
In the Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage you are still the best agents of this national security service, dealing with paranormal catastrophes and crimes. This time you are sent to the Orphanage, that was burned to the ground by unknown origins, likely, by ghosts. Those Orphanage was created for the gifted children and those children's talents wasn't just talent of math or art. Soon you will find out that some mystical brotherhood is after that terrible fire, that caused the Cinderstone Orphanage to be abandoned. Police think that children and their caretaker are dead, but their bodies never were found. So now you, as a full responsible representative of the Agency of Anomalies must find out their fate.
Game includes great documentation and description for every quest and puzzle, made as note book with detailed notes about your every task. It including photos, images of your task and detailed description of what you should do. For example, you have an acid mixed with water and you need to separate them. When you will find a necessary recipe in your note book will be shown the picture of chemical reaction and description of the action sequence you should do: first you should warm the water, then add a needed reagent...
Soon you found out that brotherhood with the help of corrupted administrative workers of the Orphanage performed terrible experiments with children with supernatural abilities, and after the unexpected results of such experiments the fire was made to destroy any traces of those tests and studies. But the children isn't dead - they are trapped by the brotherhood and you are the only one able to save them. But yourself you cannot do it - only using the abilities of the scared children you can save them and yourself from this deadly trap.
Every kid has his special ability - one girl can paint animals that are turning alive, another can throw a fireball. And you have a power keeper, that can be charged by those kid's powers, opening new ways and abilities for you. Exploring the rooms of Cinderstone Orphanage, using all vocational training you had in The Agency of Anomalies you will find out about the past of the orphans and orphanage, why they have those super-abilities. It's impossible to watch those children hurt by the evil experimenters, so atmosphere in the game are just incredible. In the Collectors Edition of The Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage you will find the Bonus gameplay chapter (long enough, about 1.5-2 hours to complete), 8 interesting puzzle mini-games, Integrated Strategy Guide (pretty usual), achievements (just like in the first part of the game) and collectible items. If you need info about some technical issues, go on the game forum.
The Agency of Anomalies: Cinderstone Orphanage Collector's Edition is definitely worth downloading and playing. If you don't want to pay $ 13.99 you can download Standard Edition for PC or for Mac for only $ 6.99 (or even $ 2.99 for a new customers). It at very least isn't worse than the Mystic Hospital, and I like Cinderstone Orphanage even more. Graphics in the The Agency of Anomalies 2 is great. For example, look on the spruce twig on the one of the screenshots - isn't it 100% realistic? Story is great and game mechanics is pretty unusual - with every collected power, given to you by one of the orphans you can solve some puzzles and find some new ways, unavailable for you before. I recommend this game for you, even if you weren't play the Mystic Hospital - game is worth of attention of every Hidden Object games fan. Play The Agency of Anomalies 2 and have lot of fun!
for only $ 13.99!