High in the mountains of Albian sits the age old Albian Castle, home of Gwendolyn the Fairy Godmother and site of the site of this year’s Convention of Magical Masters. This is the first time Albian Castle will host such an event and taking into account that it is many centuries old the Castle really needs some reparations. 42nd Centennial Convention will gather the most powerful wizards, sorcerers and magicians alike in only a few weeks time. So Gwendolyn is really busy with the preparations and needs some help. That is why she addresses you and invites you to come to her place. Actually the game starts for you as soon as you exit the carriage…
The game takes you to deep jungles, where things work a little different than in more civilized places. You are on an archaelogical trip with a team of workers and a professor. Suddenly a helicopter lands and armed people take your team as hostages. The professor is taken from you by someone in a mask. You have no idea what's going on until very soon when you remember that the professor was talking about some mysterious thing called Northern Star. You get real quick that it all might have something to do with the present situation. The story unfold more and more with your every next step. The game gives generous portions of dialogues with excelent voices. The character of the game are very beautifully drawn. There's no question about that. Though some of them a bit ... strange. Like the girl you are playing as is a blod who looks just like anything but a smart archaeologist.
When it goes about the 7th game of the series it is already clear that the game is waited eagerly for. And sometimes it happens so that the waiting becomes even sweeter than the playing. As it is really hard to exceed all expectations and surpass all the previous 6 games. But whatever has helped – the magical number 7 or the devilish number 13 in the name of the game – Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull hasn't disappointed.
Being a detective is not at all the easy job. Even the cleverest Sherlock Holmes who could solve a puzzle with the help of deduction sitting in an arm-chair and smoking a pipe needed to go out from time to time and look for the evidences and catch the suspected ones. And if you're known for dealing with the mysteries and cases that al the other sleuths usually refuse from be ready to get to the places that are hard to find on the map, fix the mechanisms that haven't been used for thousands of years including the stopped-up toilets, feed some people you meet for the first time and don't really find pleasant and many other things that the normal people would rather avoid. But who has said that you're one of them and who has set the standards of normality?
The developers face a temptation to exploit a well-known and rather popular plot of the bestsellers pretty often. And it looks like Fugazo has stepped this road. After releasing Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland they decided to work over unfading novel of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that has finally resulted in Fiction Fixers: The Curse of Oz. The sequel we’re talking about gives a chance to Victor Vile and Wicked Witch of the West to bring a disaster to the world of Oz and trap all the heroes we’ve already known. Being a full-fledged Fiction Fixer you’re supposed to deal with the troubles by your own this time.
For quite some time there have been rumors about the McInroy estate. People say they’ve seen terrifying shadows and wisps of ghostly figures. Normally, no one is allowed inside the estate, but the editor of a magazine has paid what some would call a small fortune to get access for a journalist that you are supposed to play for. As soon as you arrive to the spooky place you meet a female ghost wearing a long sleeping gown. Nipping all ahead that will be almost the only one ghost who will be not trying to scare you up to death, but peacefully explain you that “an evil presence binds all of them to the place”. So as you might have already understood “them” infers that there will be many ghosts on the grounds. But what is this “evil presence” she mentioned? Why would she call it a “presence” and not a ghost? Could it be something more? The truth will probably set all of the ghosts free…
For those of you who are tired of all gloomy thrill and mysterious disappearances Intenium and alt.A Games have created a happy-go-lucky game that will bring you lots of goofy fun. Tulula: Legend of a Volcano can be hardly described as a challenging game, but it’s really bright and diverse.
The game is a mixture of an adventure, HOG, arcade game, puzzle and even resource management game (you’ll need to restore a village). But its main advantage is friendliness. From the moment when you’re proposed to write your glorious name you feel that you’ll be praised for every move you make. If you lack the praise at work or didn’t get enough warm words for your achievements when you were a child, it’s the proper time to fill the gap!
If you are familiar with the situation in The Chronicals of Narnia when Narnia stuck in the never-ending winter, you get the idea of what's going on in this new match-three game. Season Match: Curse of the Witch Crow needs you to break the spell of a witch by making tons of matches and also doing some searches. From the very start you are told what's going on in this game. It is time for the annual gethering of the twelve months on the eve of the new year. Only two of them came to find out that the rest of them are bewitched by the Crow witch. It is crucial right now to do everything it takes to set them free. Otherwise the new year may not begin. You play as you, I guess, in this game. You can for sure expect a lot of matching with a few other puzzles in between.The matching levels are very typical in that they get you to click on the groups of three or more identical items to make them disappear. Every match-three level is targeted at getting some item needed at a certain point of the story.
Some themes seem to never retire from being a background for hidden object/adventure games. Sherlock Holmes is one of those. And what is really interesting about it is that you don't get bored with it especially if the game play is just as polished as the story character. As to the polishness in Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles, you can be sure to get both - an interesting story and an execelent game play. Nothing will scare off such pros as Sherlock and Dr.Watson, and they are going to find out what has been going on with Baskerville family for all these years.