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Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders Collector's Edition

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How far will you go to save your only daughter's life? Is there a limit? Help Owen Wright rescue his daughter from the clutches of the Lonely Hearts Killer, the mysterious figure who kidnaps and murders people who have suffered a love gone wrong. Unravel the intrigue, put a stop to the whirlwind of crime that has paralyzed this late 19th century British city. Olivia must live! The killer must be brought to justice! Only you can do it!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • A bonus chapter with a surprising plot.
  • An integrated strategy guide
  • Downloadable soundtrack, concept art and wallpapers
  • An interview with the developers
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1147 MB
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Brink of Consciousness: The Lonely Hearts Murders Collector's Edition 4.1 5 146 146
Game of the Year? - A Guy's Review *Review based on completing the full game + bonus chapter in normal mode* This must be a strong contender for the "Game of the year" here at Big Fish, and among the very best casual games I've had the pleasure of playing so far. You play the character Owen Wright that together with a local police officer/detective try to locate your missing daughter that is in the hands of a serial killer. This is set in what seems to be 19th century Britain and plays very much like a Sherlock Holmes type story. Among casual games today I believe this is the most thought through story so far. We are talking high quality writing that lay the foundation of an equally high quality game experience. The graphics are top notch all the way. The locations are highly detailed, sharp and interesting. This developer is lucky to have such a talented graphic artist/s. There is only praise to give to the animation department as well. Everything from cinematic cut-scenes to how the animated characters move and act is extremely well done when you compare to similar games in the casual scene. The characters are drawn (3d-modeled) and not real actors, and I think that is great for games like this. They look like 3d characters too, but as mentioned already they are done really well. Every character is voiced too. And they have done a brilliant job. It might be the best voice-overs I've come by in casual games. They are believable and react well to what is happening around them. Your character is voiced as well, which makes you feel included in the storyline. The best part is that you communicate with the characters you meet here, and wherever you meet them they have something new to say. Not necessarily anything vital to the story, but still. It makes the game feel very alive compared to running around deserted places like most other games. There is a lot of dialog, and I know some people don't care for that. I, on the other hand, like that as it creates a fuller story and you get to know the characters around you and their motivation to do what they do. In some ways this game feels like an interactive movie. For those who likes less talk and more "walk" they have added a skip button on all dialog. I recommend to listen to it though, as it really creates a good chunk of the experience in this game. The music is jazzy and cinematic and suits the game well. Sound effects and ambient sounds are brilliant. As an adventure fan I sit left with a big smile after finishing the game. This game plays very much like an adventure game. And it is done so in a very nice way. It has a lot of the typical, but also adds its own touches to it. Of course it creates some back and forth movement through locations, but the developer has been clever and sectioned off parts, so it never become tedious and long stretched. You also have a nice selection of cleverly made puzzles. Many of them seemed quite original (at least to me). Most of them were actually quite fun to solve, and several demands some time and attention. Non of them seemed unsolvable or very hard, but neither did they seem too easy. They also threw in a couple of mini-games for good measure that further added to the fun and variety. What I particularly noticed was how well the mechanics were in these puzzles. Nothing felt clunky and awkward. Good work. There are of course the obligatory HO scenes too. And they look stunning, each and every one of them. Highly detailed, crisp and clear, and brighter than what we're used to in other games. At least in the main game, as there are some darker scenes in the bonus chapter. Some items are on the smaller side, but they are never difficult to identify. They have some very creative interactive elements to them that makes them even more interesting. You do have to do each one twice, but new interactive elements are put in the second time you are there. That keeps it fresh. They have also been more creative with items to find. There are some typical ones (compass, snail), but many not so common items to find. I.E. I did not have to find one single feather (if my memory serves me right) There are three difficulty levels to choose from: Casual: -Quick recharge of hint/skip -Sparkles on active zones/objects -Map shows all points of interests Normal: -Slow recharge of hint/skip -Sparkles on active zones/objects -Map shows only basic info Expert: -No hints/skips -No sparkles -Map not available I played on normal because i wanted to have the map there. I wish they'd cut the sparkles in that mode as well as I prefer no sparkles. Luckily they weren't too annoying, but they do make it less challenging. Either that, or have had the map with no info in the hard mode. In the end I found out that it is not really necessary to have the map as areas are sectioned off in smaller chunks, but there is no way of knowing that until after playing the game. The map in itself is quite brilliant and is a good guide to have. It is not interactive (transport able). It is partly ever present in the corner of the screen, which I found brilliant. There is no journal here, but it is not really needed either. The mechanics of the game are perfect. Most everything is smooth sailings. There might be some loading between few of the locations, but not enough to get annoying. The game feels lengthy enough, but probably does that in part due to a lot of dialog and cut scenes. Still I really feel I'm getting my money's worth and then some from this game. Bonus: The CE has an extra chapter of game play that seems quite lengthy compared to many other CE's. It has an equally interesting story, but this time you play as Logan (the detective). They play out in new locations with new HO scenes and puzzles. Other than the game play you get concept art, wallpapers and a lengthy interview with the developers. There are no morphing objects or other collectibles and neither any achievements. There is only one thing to say about this game. Buy the CE now. Throw money at these developers so they keep bringing us high quality games like this. I hope that they will carry on with the Brink of Consciousness series, but will probably be interested in whatever this developer puts out there. Can't wait! For the guys: You play as a male character in this game, so it is quite fitting for us guys. The story is intriguing and should suit all. I'd even recommend it for your dog ;o) TJ November 29, 2012
Better than Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christi, Nancy Drew... First, a standing ovation to the entire developmental team that created this masterpiece!! The story of the kidnapped daughter was captivating and riveting right from the start with excellent acting, character development, voice-overs, plot, graphics, and puzzles. This game felt like a true adventure game, and also like watching a detective novel unfold with great dialogue, multiple locations, scenes, etc. This game was thoroughly enjoyed, and I thank you for the tremendous amount of sheer pleasure I had while playing this game! I also enjoyed the interviews at the end of the game, and look forward to the release of Nearwood, a game in a fairy tale setting! It was a treat to hear about how puzzles were created and 3D models developed before the script. MagicIndie is definitely a class act development team releasing quality games! By the way, no glitches, and smooth scene transitions were very much appreciated! November 18, 2012
Perfect! I love this game! I admit I've not gotten very far before submitting this review, but so far it is the BEST BF game I've played yet (and that's saying something!). I highly recommend this game! The graphics and sound are just incredible and so far, the story is quite intriguing. Love it! November 18, 2012
Rather Sherlock Holmes-like, yet with a new tale to tell. Thank you thank you thank you BFG and DEV for shaking up the old and refreshing the hope there are still options in the casual gaming world for those who don't need hand-holding nor blasts of overly macabre to enjoy a good, frightful mystery. After sooooo many cookie-cutter games, here is a great mystery that will wake you from the abyss of game boredom to some good eerie fun...yay, it's nice to be able to enjoy conscientious game consciousness! :} November 18, 2012
Back to the Brink ... of Love or Insanity? Brink of Consiousness:The Lonely Hearts Murders is not like BoC Dorian Gray... or is it? This is a Victorian Era murder mystery set in England, replete with beautifully rendered scenes right down to the costumes. Voice acting is very well done, & be aware that there is a lot of dialogue. While that can be off putting in some games, in this one it's necessary to the different characters' development, which runs much deeper than it may first appear. HOscenes are a bit interactive & not over abundant, as this game relies more on the adventure aspect - it even has a lot of look, feel, & movement of a LFA, which i thought was pretty cool. There are lots of puzzles that add to the fun, & they're quite well done. You're going to rely on your detective skills to solve this one, without much help from a very simplistic map & no journal - & i didn't miss either thru this game, i was so thoroughly engrossed in the mystery. This crew of developers has an amazing ability to delve into the recesses of the human psyche & translate it into a really entertaining game. This one will take love in different forms & play it through drama as well as insanity. So stay vigilant, detective; all is not as it seems ;) Imo, this deserves 5 stars for phenomenal artwork, deep & engaging storyline bound to the gameplay, and amazing creativity. And yes, it's definitely worth getting the CE - bonus play really tops off this winner. Thanks to BFG & mega kudos to Magicindie for this excellent piece of work. Enjoy this one, folks! November 24, 2012
Brilliant! Would have to be the best game I've played this year and equal with one of my most favourites, Dorien Grey Syndrome. There was so much to like in this game. The graphics were excellent. Voice-overs well done. The way it was set out gave it a slight Sherlock Holmes feel, with you as a Dr Watson.. Puzzles and hidden object games were run of the mill, and bordered on the easy side. But the main activities were more of the adventure genre, collecting items to do tasks as you go along. There were only a few shortfalls that come to mind - add them in and the game would have been perfect. It needed a journal. At the start of the game you're too busy getting to know the ins and outs to pay close attention to the storyline - and unlike most game, this one actually had one (although the transition to the ending was a little weak). There were also no achievements or bonus objects to find, which is something I love. But the game was so enjoyable that you quickly forget what it didn't have and got on with what it did. The bonus chapter followed on from the main story but wasn't essential too it. Bonus chapter was a little short, but once again brilliantly done. It even had a touch of Dorien Grey in it. With a short bonus chapter I would normally advise the SE version, but in this case i would definitely say go the CE purely because it is a CE callibre game. November 28, 2012
Kudos! Excellent game! I rarely give a game more than 4 stars because so many of them follow the same tired pattern. Puzzles and HOGs are fine, but I really want to be immersed in the story when I am playing a game, and this one really delivers. I felt like I was watching a murder mystery in which I was helping the detective find the clues. The voice overs were top notch. I was able to talk to the characters several times to get more clues. The puzzles and HOGs were just the right challenge, the developers didn't bog the game down with them, instead, they focused on the story and the mystery. I don't know why this isn't in the top 10. Maybe it just didn't get very much advertisement on Big Fish. It's a shame, it is one of the better games that have been releaseed. November 24, 2012
Fabulous, stupendous, exciting, etc. etc. This game is a jewel. It has now become my favorite game of all the ones I have down loaded and there are many. The voice overs are outstanding. There are many; however, one should focus on all of them as they are so very pleasurable and a rather necessary component. This game presents as a true mystery and resembles a good movie. I cannot find one fault. Hint botton is great, map is useful, games are new and different. Do note that they are not hard which is a positive for some of us. This game really flows nicely and actions needed make sence. I haven;t quite finished it but, honestly, hope I am a long way from the ending. HO's are terrific and the interactive components of them are enjoyable. Graphics really nice and atmosphere of scenes appropriate for that particular part of the story. Guess you can tell I especially enjoyed the game. <g> Hope we see many more like it, It deserves 10 stars! I will reframe from continuing to expound and just encourage everyone to at least play the trial versiion. November 18, 2012
Old Fashioned Murder Mystery I thought this game was excellent. There are very few games out there (IMO) that have a good solid story line. This one was very in depth. Yes there is a lot of dialog, but you cant tell a story with out it. I felt the dialog added to the game. It gave a purpose to the game.I really feel this game offers something for almost everyone. There is just the right combination of puzzles, hidden object and adventure. The developers did a really great job of developing the characters in this game, which is also something else I really liked. The characters were not flat like in many other games you play in this genre. I was thoroughly engrossed in the game the entire time I played. I wish more games were like this. I would not recommend this game if you dont like to read/hear dialog and just want to get to the mechanics of the game, but if you like a well developed mystery story like I do, then this is the game for you! November 27, 2012
Loved the first one This is equally as good Based on full game and bonus chapter. Brilliant graphics. Set in 1890 London. Music completely fit the mood. Computerised figures. Great story. Loved the way you were haloing the detective in the investigation to find your kidnapped daughter. Lots of locations all beautifully done. Lots of cut scenes but not too many. Great acting by authentic english actors in voice overs. Map but not interactive so there is a bit of retracing your steps. HOS's beautifully done and quite challenging with some interaction. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and this is certainly as good. One slight thing was that there was never very much in your inventory at any one time. There was some variety in the puzzles some easy some more challenging. The bonus chapter was also worth the extra for a CE. No complaints from me here!! November 23, 2012
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