Shrouded Tales: The Shadow Menace Collectors Edition

Friendly Cactus Limited proudly presents a new chapter in the Shrouded Tales series! Your training is finally over and you're about to become a fully-fledged mage, just like your friend Veronica! What should be a joyous occasion is spoiled when the city of Grimsdale is attacked by an unknown force! When Veronica goes missing, it's up to you to find them and track down the source of the chaos. Can you save your friend and the world from falling into eternal darkness? Find out in this eerie hidden-object puzzle adventure!

Not much else to say it's worth a look see. The Shadow Menace felt more sophisticated than games I have recently played. You get to collect magic spell, as well as put them in good use. The portal allows you to travel back and forth, from the present to the past, performing tasks in one time period that will affect the other. Hence, progress is usually a bit tougher, but the rewards are worth it. Help a mage rescue his friends and stop a villain Shrouded Tales: The Shadow Menace is a hidden object adventure game designed to provide you with a joyful adventure and a fair challenge in regards to the puzzles. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by wildlifecrusader from Deja vu Ups , we did it again. There is one scene in a lake or pond, that has a bunch of random junk floating in the water, large vases, a brush, utensils, mirrors, kettles etc. Well, just about everything! I really enjoyed the game and even though it played simply in the trial, I think it will become more involved and a little more difficult as the game moves along. Once on the other side you quickly learn that the citizens of Grimsdale have had their fair share of magic, their mage apparently isn't very good at his job. The Hidden Object Scenes aren't very impressive, the scenes are repeated which is a feature I find very boring. Multiple step. In his attempts to prove his skills to the people, Aedan hasn't fared too well, his last feat accidentally caught the town square on fire, but this time Aeden may have gone too far.

The following are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1 Assemble the gold plates so that they align with the patterns on the rune stones by swapping and rotating. Of course there is the strategy guide that you might need if you are fairly new to playing HOPA games. The Shadow Menace felt more sophisticated than games I have recently played. The portal allows you to travel back and forth, from the present to the past, performing tasks in one time period that will affect the other. Cohesive, with a strong ambient music. Your helper in this game is a bracelet which contains five spells to use within the game. Of course nothing is ever easy in HOPA land so you must find the crystal spells first before they can be used. The story is well-written and the pace is excellent with a variety of activities. Your tools include a map and, most importantly, your new bracelet that will hold various spells. Happy gaming friends! List of items to locate. When you give me hidden objects a lot it will be a purchase for me. There are three which I found somewhat challenging. There are also HOS that require you to find pairs of similar items, but for the most part they are all simple, slightly interactive list finds. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by pennmom36 from It Really Does Exist Today is the last day of your training as a mage, what could possible go wrong?


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Since I stopped playing to write my review, I am now anxious to jump back in and continue playing this wonderful Ashes of Immortality. Tackle challenging puzzles and explore a wonderful world Just like in all the other HOPAs you might have played, most of your time is spent investigating the environment for useful items that might come in handy later on, although it is actually mandatory to pick up every possible item. Calculate and adjust the rate of the flow of water through five tubes so that the water in each tube reaches the top of the tube at the same time. Thus, the interesting Collectrs and challenging puzzles can keep you engaged for many hours. Rating: 4 D. In essence, mages are only good at casting spells, naturally, so they are fairly feeble if an enemy manages to avoid the said spells and makes it in melee range. Thankfully, the magic you know comes in handy throughout the journey, since you can make proper use of various spells Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt work around obstacles or even defeat enemies. In addition, these objects also allow you to solve puzzles, although the mechanics are nothing out of the ordinary, given the fact that you have to move things around or simply find the right pattern. I also liked the idea Shrouded Tales: The Shadow Menace Collectors Edition travelling between 2 different realms to accomplish your goals, it added more depth to Shadoww story, I am anxious to see more Menafe the main characters. It would seem that he has found a way to open a portal, a portal to the Shadow World, and the Shadows aren't just a Menace, they're deadly! If you prefer Ancient Spirits: Columbus Legacy CE version of a game then in the Shadow Menace you can Risen Dragons cards scattered throughout the game. That is a good thing! A couple of puzzles were difficult and I skipped them so I could get on with the game. Switch gold tokens so they link up with the stone beneath them. Although the graphics might appear cartoonish, they are created with brilliant and gorgeous hand-drawn scenes.

Locate 3 of an item listed in BOLD letters within a sentence. Armed with your courage and special spell you must now face the challenges in Grimsdale and learn what has happened so that you can save the day! At least on my laptop and large monitor, the graphics are crystal clear with no fuzziness at all. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by pennmom36 from It Really Does Exist Today is the last day of your training as a mage, what could possible go wrong? I've experienced some minor technical issues, like with the items bar, which -when hovered above an item- didn't at first show the description of that particular item. Travel back-and-forth exploring the alternate universes of the real world and the shadow world. Matching pairs of similar items D. Storybook puzzle. In addition, the atmosphere is completed by decent sound effects and nice voice acting for every cutscene. The puzzles are varied in difficulty. Hence, progress is usually a bit tougher, but the rewards are worth it. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by fiewi1 from Use your magic skills and travel through portals and worlds With a, more than good, satisfactory gaming duration, this HOG title is both atmospheric and full of surprises. No sooner has Veronica passed through the portal than things go terribly awry and Archie is injured by the falling debris. That is a good thing! The first HOP scene is a multiple step one in which you first locate the items and then interact with them within the scene.

Totty Tara mentioned it already in her review. Set your level of challenge when you are a more experienced player or just take it easy when you are a beginner. When you give me hidden objects a lot it will be a purchase for me. However like the gamelove the story lineit's easy Shrouded Tales: The Shadow Menace Collectors Edition go around and despite it's olderit's still a Mahjong Christmas 2 of fun to play. The Hidden Object Scenes aren't very impressive, the scenes are repeated which is a feature I find very boring. That is a good thing! Of course nothing is ever easy in HOPA Bali Quest so you must find the crystal spells first before they can be used. A couple of puzzles were difficult and I skipped them so I could get on with the game. Calculate and adjust the Feeding Frenzy of the flow of water through five tubes so that the water in each tube reaches the top of the tube at the same time. There are also HOS that require you to find pairs of similar Luxor Mahjong, but for the most part they are all simple, slightly interactive list finds. The following are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1 Assemble the gold plates so that they align with the patterns on the rune stones by swapping and rotating. If you prefer the CE version of a game then in the Shadow Menace you can collect cards scattered throughout the game. Not one that I have to be on edge to find the next segment.


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If you prefer the CE version of a game then in the Shadow Menace you can collect cards scattered throughout the game. Set your level of challenge when you are a more experienced player or just take it easy when you are a beginner. I also liked the idea of travelling between 2 different realms to accomplish your goals, it added more depth to the story, I am anxious to see more of the main characters. At least on my laptop and large monitor, the graphics are crystal clear with no fuzziness at all. Locate the symbol which does not belong with the rest. The first HOP scene is a multiple step one in which you first locate the items and then interact with them within the scene. Armed with your courage and special spell you must now face the challenges in Grimsdale and learn what has happened so that you can save the day! The portal allows you to travel back and forth, from the present to the past, performing tasks in one time period that will affect the other. The puzzles in The Shadow Menace are well crafted and most are fairly easy to get through as you save the day in Grimsdale. The only collectibles are cards with crystals on them. Figures light up when they are correctly placed. Plus, you get to change between "worlds" and scenery.

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  1. You will eventually get five spells, but in the demo you will only have two different spells, the Light spell which is basically a candle to light up the dark, and a Restore spell which allows you turn back the hands of time to view destroyed items in their original state. If you happen to enjoy puzzles, then this third game in the Shrouded Tales series is most likely one that will keep you happy. You get to collect magic spell, as well as put them in good use. Found some of the puzzles a bit difficult so I skipped a few since I was playing the hour preview.

  2. I love the HOPS in the game that are varied in style with many being interactive and multi-tiered. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by wildlifecrusader from Deja vu Ups , we did it again. Thus, the interesting story and challenging puzzles can keep you engaged for many hours. To buy the product you need to register with Big Fish.

  3. Travel back-and-forth exploring the alternate universes of the real world and the shadow world. Physics puzzle. Locate 3 of an item listed in BOLD letters within a sentence.

  4. The free trials seem to go so quickly. Calculate and adjust the rate of the flow of water through five tubes so that the water in each tube reaches the top of the tube at the same time. The puzzles in The Shadow Menace are well crafted and most are fairly easy to get through as you save the day in Grimsdale.

  5. In one physics-based puzzle you need to manipulate the rate of flow of water in 5 test tubes so that the water reaches the top of each tube at the same time. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by wildlifecrusader from Deja vu Ups , we did it again. List of items to locate. It does become a bit monotonous after a while because of the constant and tedious back and forthing, which get to be a little annoying at times.

  6. The puzzles in The Shadow Menace are well crafted and most are fairly easy to get through as you save the day in Grimsdale. Locate 3 items out of place and place them into the correct location. Thanks to the detailed artwork and the nice cutscenes, you actually feel like you are part of a different world over the course of the adventure. Now that you have completed your mage training, you can celebrate by saving the world in this 5-star plus game!

  7. Of course nothing is ever easy in HOPA land so you must find the crystal spells first before they can be used. The portal allows you to travel back and forth, from the present to the past, performing tasks in one time period that will affect the other. Have fun!! Wouldn't have skipped them otherwise.

  8. List of items to locate. Totty Tara mentioned it already in her review. There is a rather creative one in which you must choose replacement parts to put in your bracelet. Wouldn't have skipped them otherwise. Rotate four dials so that geometric figures in three columns match those on a diagram.

  9. To buy the product you need to register with Big Fish. Rating: 2 B. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by pennmom36 from It Really Does Exist Today is the last day of your training as a mage, what could possible go wrong? Switch puzzle. There are two storybook puzzles as well.

  10. Totty Tara mentioned it already in her review. Switch puzzle. This game is not new! If you happen to enjoy puzzles, then this third game in the Shrouded Tales series is most likely one that will keep you happy.

  11. In addition, these objects also allow you to solve puzzles, although the mechanics are nothing out of the ordinary, given the fact that you have to move things around or simply find the right pattern. It does become a bit monotonous after a while because of the constant and tedious back and forthing, which get to be a little annoying at times. The portal allows you to travel back and forth, from the present to the past, performing tasks in one time period that will affect the other. Rating: 4 H. So a laboratory can have both a normal "mode" and also a devious one, in which you can find extra stuff and influence the other world's reality.

  12. Although the graphics might appear cartoonish, they are created with brilliant and gorgeous hand-drawn scenes. Something terrible must have happened, and it's up to you to find Veronica and help the good people of Grimsdale. Archie has equipped you with the latest and greatest magical Bracelet which will allow you to communicate with Archie as well as hold a few magical spells you find along the way. Collect 5 spells for your bracelet including a light spell and memory spell. The Mini Games are decent, but nothing new really.

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