Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Curse of the Full Moon
Good, Spooky Hidden Object Fun
ERS is a company that definitely gets it right when it comes to hidden object games, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Shadow Wolf series. The first game is a mystery where you assume the role of detective in order to help the local police solve a series of murders with supernatural implications.
There is plenty to like about this game. The opening graphic is fantastic, and the characters are very lifelike with touches of motion that make them even more realistic. The voice acting is also strong and well done. The game looks pretty good, too, with the weak point being the hidden object scenes in terms of visuals. The game is plenty big, but not so overwhelming that you'll get lost.
Speaking of HO scenes, there are quite a few of them, and even on the expert setting, you won't wait that long for a hint recharge. I liked that when you revisit a scene after playing it once, the objects stay found. Puzzles are pretty basic, but tweaked enough that they are more fun than usual and a couple of them are pretty challenging. They take just enough time without being frustrating or forcing you to skip.
The ending is on the weak side, and continues the unfortunate trend of a cliffhanger which might or might not be resolved with the purchase of the collector's edition, but it's not enough to take away from an enjoyable adventure. This is a very good game worth more than a look, and will keep you guessing (and entertained) for a while.
May 28, 2012
My review is for the Collector's Edition
The graphics and storyline are good - I have no complaints.
The hint button recharges fairly well in regular mode, but outside of Hidden Object scenes, you must rely on the journal (which highlights in red your next action or destination) or the strategy guide.
As for the strategy guide, there were a few things i found that seemed to be missing - I had to go to the forums to figure out where the flint stones were located. There were a few other items/things that just weren't in the strategy guide.
My biggest complaint is the ending - it was very abrupt. The game takes you back to the main menu screen, and you have to hit *extras* to play the last few scenes for the Collector's Edition. Even with those last few scenes, I had the feeling it was suddenly rushed. (The same two HO scenes over and over, etc)
I still thought the game was worth the money, however.
May 18, 2012
Curse of the bad endings!
Really enjoyed this game. Good murder mystery type game. Nice inventory based puzzles, not too many H0 scenes and the length was fair (not too short, but not the longest I've played).
Not happy about the ending though. It just ended suddenly with not much closure on the story. Hate it when games do that.
But overall, I would recommend it.
May 5, 2012
Enjoyable game with easy to moderate puzzles. Hidden object scenes a bit on the cluttered side but not terrible. Haunting music and a good story line. All in all, a good purchase.
April 2, 2012
great game, disappointing ending
I agree with some others that this game kept my attention. Graphics were lovely, enjoyed the bunches of HO slots, and was able to pretty much follow the story line. At first was a bit lost as there were no obvious hints except on the HOs, but the more I played the easier it got to get in the groove of the story. If I left and came back some time later, my memory loss was a detriment and had to work to get back up to speed..but over all, am glad I got the game. A huge disappointment with the ending..
March 24, 2012
I always play on hard and found it more difficult and challenging. Graphics were excellent as I like them. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Recommend to all officinardos of hidden object gamers.
March 22, 2012
The storyline grabs you from the beginning and the graphics hold you there. The puzzles are just the right level of challenge to make the game extremely enjoyable.
March 13, 2012
It's a good game,amaizing grapich,and awsome lvl.Take this game.
March 4, 2012
it was a bit confusing at first but as I played it was much clearer on how to play. It is a very fun game . I love Hidden object games they make your Brain work for it's awards..
February 15, 2012
One of my favorite games. Absolutely amazing.
February 13, 2012