Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Bane of the Family
This is not as good or as challenging as the "Curse of the Full Moon" but still a good game. I'm glad I didn't buy the collector's edition; however, but it's worth using a game club credit #to me anyway#.
Good graphics, good mini puzzles but again, not as challenging as the first.
February 5, 2012
It's a long one!
A bargain for the buck! Some hog scenes very small and dark but overall storyline pretty cool.
They let you know at the end there will be a sequel. I will be looking for that.
March 11, 2012
Fun with Werewolves Again
This is the second game in this series and it is a fun one. You play as the detective again and you are tasked with saving a little girl from her fate. As you go through the game you learn more about her family. The graphics are good, the HOS are fun (some things are really hard to find!), the mini games were fun (although some were difficult) and the ending was satisfying. There isn't a map, but you don't really need one. There are several locations, but you don't have to go back and forth very often.
The music became annoying after a while and I muted it. The voice overs were well done. There is a journal, but I didn't refer to it much.
I have the third installment in this series and look forward to playing it. I recommend this game.
March 4, 2014
Fun game, but mine skipped around in the story leaving me to wonder what the heck just happened. Besides that it's the typical Shadow Wolf Mystery game like the rest, enjoyable and relaxing.
April 22, 2013
This is a decent HOG but I have found myself a bit bored with it and still have about 1/4 way to go, this is not the typical for me on these type games
July 20, 2012
Fun - but a little shorter than I expected.
Overall, the game was enjoyable. I chose the most casual of the three options for game play. The graphics were lovely, as usual with this developer. Color, textures, and environment, along with sound effects were good. The music was typical for the game - I turned it down and didn't miss it at all. The story moved along well. Hidden object scenes were a bit cluttered, but not overly so and provided some interaction, some of which was quite clever. The hint system recharged quickly and was of little to no use outside of the hidden object scenes - one of those "nothing to do here" types. There was a journal for the detective's notes and for keeping pertinent information as you moved along. There was no map, but there was no need for one. The puzzles/mini-games were easier than I expected, and that is coming from someone who isn't very good at most puzzles. I was even able to solve a "hook up the pipes" puzzle on the first go. The puzzles/mini-games were fun, however, and two or three were quite innovative and were games/puzzles I hadn't seen before in a hidden object game. Some instructions weren't as clear as they could have been, but they allowed me to muddle through pretty well. Length of play, however, was a little disappointing. I finished the game in about three hours, having skipped only one puzzle. Oh - the puzzles are skippable for the most part and, where applicable, can be reset. The shortness of the game is my only negative comment. This isn't the typical "spooky" werewolf game and doesn't have that "dark" feel to it. All in all, an enjoyable evening's entertainment.
January 27, 2012
This felt like a "phoning it in" effort from ERS. The same old formula, gee I need a puzzle piece I bet I'll find it in the next HO scene. It's so formulaic at this point that it's boring. If you're new to these games then this one will play very well, but if you're an old hand skip it - you've played it many times before.
February 2, 2012
Good puzzles but frustrating HOS
I had a some fun time, but really nothing special..
Graphics are nice, I must say that locations were beautifully designed
Voice overs are excellent as well as the sound in the background and music it self
Story is nicely put together, you must find the way to break the curse and save one little girl form it
There is a detailed journal
Puzzles are fun, mainly easy but comparing to HOS I enjoyed playing them
HOS are interactive but besides that everything else was bad, too dark scenes, blurry, some objects are just impossible to find
Hint button recharges very slowly even in regular mode..so it?s frustrating especially if you are not able to find several objects in HOS
March 7, 2013
If you want a quick game, here it is.
I was so disappointed with this game! The graphics were great, but the challenge was minimal. There were a couple of puzzles that stumped me, but I flew through the rest of them. I thought it would be like the first Shadow Wolf game, but it wasn't nearly as challenging. I have to say I'm sorry I got it.
January 28, 2012
Good story, Poor gameplay
The most attractive thing about this series is the storyline. The Puzzles are easy, and hidden object scenes are plentiful (one after the other) and they all look alike which is why I got bored with this game and didn't enjoy it as much.
April 2, 2012