by ARTIFEX MUNDI; BIGFISH GAMES
Jud’s Game Rating:
Frustration Factor (FF) Nil Fair Play (FP) **** Tedium Factor (TF) Nil
The thing that makes this excellent is the constantly twisting storyline. You move from the ‘twist’ on the missing child opening – it’s a missing mother torn from her child this time – to the creepy carnival location, with gates being locked at each turn, and macabre spirits blocking your path. Then upon further exploration, with the aid of a freed and friendly monkey, you discover there is a ‘twisted carnival’ mirror world into which you must enter in order to rescue the mother, and gather sword hilts to rescue another helper.
The game has the usual playing format, but is more an Adventure game with the occasional Hidden Object sites than just an HO game. My only gripe is that as usual the Graphics are hazy with atmospherics – thankfully, not quite so bad in the HO sites though. The Game Options are good, and automatically supports widescreen if detected. There are Casual/Advanced/ Expert Playing Modes – and as always I use the Casual, to facilitate as much trial play as possible, while avoiding Timed games.
I highly recommend this game for those into the Arcane, the macabre, the creepy, the spooky, and the weird. I bought this game.
Jud House 14/10/2012
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