Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery

Mad Head Games presents another gripping tale in their action-packed Shadowplay series! You and your friends have been researching the mystery of Harrowstead for years, and you’ve run out of leads. That is until your friend calls you with new information and you arrive just in time to see him kidnapped by a malevolent monster! Can you save your team, or will the world fall to darkness? Wield otherworldly powers and solve intricate puzzles to defeat this evil entity in this sensational hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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Nonetheless, Mad Head Games still knows how to create stunning games. As the game progresses into the more fantasy territories, the sceneries also get more imaginative and memorable. For the life of me, I can't understand why they even bothered to include a game where all you have to do is scan the lens across 4 circles? Date published: While I can't, in all honesty, recommend this game, give the demo a try, who knows, it may amuse you. The hidden objects are used almost immediately in the game and the mini-puzzles are good. Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? The hidden object games are mainly straightforward, silhouette, finding pairs and symbols and flower pots. Can you save your friend and find the answers to this long-standing mystery for good in this new paranormal adventure game from Mad Head Games? I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this game even though I am generally not a fan of scary or horror games. If a small child who can't yet read or write his name, can solve this game nearly instantaneously, why bother?


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This makes the game feel like just another run-of-the-mill dark fantasy game and not an intricate and creepy game that the Shadowplay brand promises. I Awakening Kingdoms that it has chapters, but it really just feels like one long, run on sentence. These are all very easy to do. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. Overall, if you feel like an afternoon just chilling out, then this game is for you. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is on the short end of the spectrum when compared to its peers, with a running length of around three and a half hours and 35 minutes for the bonus chapter. To make matters worse, you have to play the most ridiculous mini-game in the history of HOPA gadget games. I was quite disappointed because I wanted Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery least a few of them to get my brain into gear, which never happened. It is certainly not as good as either of the Adam Wolfe games, nor Maze — subject or Maze — The Broken Tower, and it is just as certainly not up the standard set by Mad Head Games in other products. Harrowsteaf graphics are very good. My grandson, who just turned 3-year-old this month, is perfectly capable of matching 2 Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery symbols, in fact, I asked him to find the two matching pairs of symbols and he nailed it in about 30 Myystery, including the time it took me to explain what he was supposed to do. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this game even though I am generally not a fan of scary or horror games. As The Book of Wanderer: The Story of Dragons game progresses into the more fantasy territories, the sceneries also get more imaginative and memorable. While I can't, Hafrowstead all honesty, recommend this game, give the demo a try, who knows, it may amuse you.

I thoroughly enjoyed the HOS and the Puzzles in the game. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this game even though I am generally not a fan of scary or horror games. The extras section also contains a strategy guide, wallpapers, cover pictures, profile pictures, soundtracks, concept art, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects. There is plenty of colour, each scene is well defined and items you need to find are easy to spot. The Collector's Edition Bonus Chapter takes place a month after the incident. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. For me this Shadowplay is a keeper and one that I will play again, but please try the demo to see if it is a game you will like as well. What happened to the Mojo? Once you discover the secret hiding place of Henry Bakeman's Lamp, you will use the gadget 6 times. The graphics are very good. BTW: they make no attempt to explain why it dispels dark magic, how Henry knew it would work on dark magic, where it came from, and most importantly, why it had to be hidden if it works on evil entities? Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds. The mini-games are all incredibly easy and quick to do.

Altogether, there is far too much of the already familiar to make this a must buy for me, or even for it to get a place on my alternate buy list. Too, for a so-called hidden object game it has more mini-games than HO sequences, at least in the first ten minutes or so of game play. Happy gaming! It is certainly not as good Shadiwplay: either of the Adam Wolfe games, nor Maze — subject or Maze — Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery Broken Tower, and it is just as certainly not up the standard set by Mad Head Games in other products. Can you save your friend and find the answers to this long-standing mystery for good in this new paranormal adventure game from Mad Head Games? I'm sure most of you know Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery I feel about cheesy Gadgets, but this particular gadget is the most worthless Gadge I've ever seen in a game! Overall, this is an BumbleBee Jewel game that I did purchase because I needed to find the answers to Shannon Tweeds Attack of the Groupies Harrowstead Mystery and more importantly save my friends and myself from an unthinkable alternative. If a small child who can't yet read or write his name, can solve this game nearly Harrosstead, why bother? Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is the weakest Shadowplay game to date, but it still impresses in few departments. If you love games with a creep factor, then Harrowstead Mystery if a game you will surely enjoy. The graphics are okay, while having a little too much cartoon-like quality to suit my taste. The hidden objects are used Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery immediately in the game and the mini-puzzles are good. The voice-over narrative, as another reviewer commented, does contain a lot of already obvious information. I was quite disappointed because I wanted at least a few of them to get my brain into gear, which never happened. For the life of me, I can't understand why they even bothered to include Hqrrowstead game where all you have to Magicville: Art of Magic is scan the lens across 4 circles?


I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each. For me this Shadowplay is a keeper and one that I will play again, but please try the demo to see if it is a game you will like as well. What happened to the Mojo? If you love games with a creep factor, then Harrowstead Mystery if a game you will surely enjoy. The graphics were good and the voiceovers left a lot to be desired. At least once in the game I felt like I was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. So, do you get the CE or SE? Happy gaming! On the other hand, it is not as bad as some other games offered by this producer and others. You will play as Riley the investigator and Kevin the missing person. Remember how amazing the graphics were, how fresh the storylines were? Once you discover the secret hiding place of Henry Bakeman's Lamp, you will use the gadget 6 times. There isn't enough background to feel part of, you have the spots you interact with, and that is it.

You have a crazy lantern which use kind of becomes boring , but other than that I think there is a lot about the game that is fun. In the game you play as Thea, part of a team that is researching and writing a book about the old mining town of Harrowstead that disappeared years ago. Too, for a so-called hidden object game it has more mini-games than HO sequences, at least in the first ten minutes or so of game play. I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each. Regarding the audio, the music is perfectly fine, but the voice acting sounds a little amateur at times. So, do you get the CE or SE? Happy gaming! My grandson, who just turned 3-year-old this month, is perfectly capable of matching 2 different symbols, in fact, I asked him to find the two matching pairs of symbols and he nailed it in about 30 seconds, including the time it took me to explain what he was supposed to do. All up the game and bonus from the CE no extras in this game took me about 4 hours to complete - so a very short game. The hidden objects are used almost immediately in the game and the mini-puzzles are good. The graphics are very good. What happened to the Mojo?

8 thoughts on “Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery

  1. The adventure part is predictable, the hidden object scenes are mundane, and the puzzles are very easy. I was quite disappointed because I wanted at least a few of them to get my brain into gear, which never happened. This makes the game feel like just another run-of-the-mill dark fantasy game and not an intricate and creepy game that the Shadowplay brand promises. At least once in the game I felt like I was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. This also comes down to the gameplay, which is disappointing to say the least.

  2. I'm sure most of you know how I feel about cheesy Gadgets, but this particular gadget is the most worthless Gadge I've ever seen in a game! You have a crazy lantern which use kind of becomes boring , but other than that I think there is a lot about the game that is fun. Once you discover the secret hiding place of Henry Bakeman's Lamp, you will use the gadget 6 times. Can you save your friend and find the answers to this long-standing mystery for good in this new paranormal adventure game from Mad Head Games?

  3. It is certainly not as good as either of the Adam Wolfe games, nor Maze — subject or Maze — The Broken Tower, and it is just as certainly not up the standard set by Mad Head Games in other products. This game is neither as good as the five star rating one reviewer gave it, nor as bad as the two star rating posted by another. If you love games with a creep factor, then Harrowstead Mystery if a game you will surely enjoy.

  4. Too, for a so-called hidden object game it has more mini-games than HO sequences, at least in the first ten minutes or so of game play. Date published: Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? I'm sure most of you know how I feel about cheesy Gadgets, but this particular gadget is the most worthless Gadge I've ever seen in a game!

  5. While the main premise of Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is quite engaging, the shallow storytelling and insufficient plot details make the game less immersive than it could have been. On the other hand, it is not as bad as some other games offered by this producer and others. Altogether, there is far too much of the already familiar to make this a must buy for me, or even for it to get a place on my alternate buy list. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is the weakest Shadowplay game to date, but it still impresses in few departments.

  6. Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? To make matters worse, you have to play the most ridiculous mini-game in the history of HOPA gadget games. Once you discover the secret hiding place of Henry Bakeman's Lamp, you will use the gadget 6 times.

  7. I was quite disappointed because I wanted at least a few of them to get my brain into gear, which never happened. There isn't enough background to feel part of, you have the spots you interact with, and that is it. Remember the first a-MAZEing game that made you feel uncomfortable because you felt like you were actually trapped and didn't know how you got there? Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is on the short end of the spectrum when compared to its peers, with a running length of around three and a half hours and 35 minutes for the bonus chapter.

  8. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. The story is weak. Regarding the audio, the music is perfectly fine, but the voice acting sounds a little amateur at times.

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