I’m not sure how they do it, but since ERS Studios took over the reigns on the Azada franchise from Big Fish, it just keeps getting better and better. The characters we started off with look a bit different now, and the game has gone from the library in Titus’s family estate into a alternate world where just about anything can happen. Azada: Elementa continues its magic, and this time we are after Titus’ uncle, Panoptes to stop him from using elemental magic in an evil plot. Just as everything else in Azada, even Panoptes is not what he seems.
We really don’t have many hidden object puzzles to get through, in fact they make a good diversion from the many locks and logic puzzles needed to open them or get the objects to get into places further down the line. Titus keeps us updated, and we also have a furry pet monkey cat thing, that we can name and even dress using bonus items, but I really did not get into playing with this animal much. I have enough pets in real life, and this thing reminded me too much of Merlin’s friend, Giggles, in the game Magic Match. Read more...(319 words, 31 images, estimated 1:17 mins reading time)
If you’ve a itch to play a Sherlock Homes type of HOM, then Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders Collector’s Edition is exactly what you are looking for. Set in a late 19th century British town we never learn the name of you follow is the step of Owen Wright to find your missing daughter. You have help from a local inspector, although his underlings are not all that bright. Your daughter, Olivia, is a distraught young woman in the fall of a nasty broken relationship, and she is the perfect target for the Lonely Hearts Killer. This dangerous figure preys on those on the outs of of love, and now that Olivia has disappeared, she might be next in line for this monster to take down. Read more...(253 words, 31 images, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
This game is the sequel to Maestro: Music of Death, and as it is ERS Game Studios, it lives up to par in being the among the group that creates the Cadillac of HOM games.
This is set not too long after the original, but this game has been far more polished, and the dubbing has gotten better. The out of game animations are smoother, too. ERS has really been stepping up their game when it comes to development. Read more...(271 words, 33 images, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Normally I like those hidden object games where we hunt for items to sell like Tales of Lagoona: Orphans of the Ocean and Gardenscapes: Mansion Makeover, but I was really not into this game. There were too many logic puzzles to unlock to find the secret rooms, and the auctions really distracted from the mystery itself. It was also difficult for me to keep up with the story of why oil tycoon Mr. Howard was trying to appease some evil spirits or whatever possessed him to keep building all these secret rooms in his estate. As a supposed expert in antiques, we are merely supposed to be looking for missing antiques to sell at an auction, but somehow become ghosthunters, or something similar. We do get to take breaks from the scariness to do our job, and that’s where that is where the bad graphics really come in. I had enough trouble just getting through the trial. Read more...(270 words, 31 images, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Elephant Games seems to be flooding the casual games sites with more and more of these Hidden Object Mysteries, and this time, those devs from Eastern Europe are taking on a trip to what might be the Black Forest and spinning us about in a tale dealing with…. werewolves! Grim Tales: The Legacy Collector’s Edition takes a trendy subject and gives it an interactive and classic spin. We start off as a woman heading to her sister’s son’s christening, and of course, our car skids and crashes on a stormy road, where have we seen this before? On the upside, we crashed right outside of our sister’s… castle? Read more...(269 words, 31 images, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)