Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows

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(645.32 MB)

$ 9.99 USD

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Strange things happen in and around the dark castle at the Dutch coast. Find out how William van der Decken, famous for his battles against pirates, and his lovely wife Isabelle vanished. What happened to her and why was the captain found dead, dressed as a pirate? Follow the trail of clues to solve this untold story in Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows. Meet the ghost of a sad, young woman who needs your help and start this pirate adventure! Go inside the castle, find your way to the mighty battleship, the Batavia, and unravel the mystery!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 671 MB
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Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows 4.1 5 39 39
AAARRRR TIS A LOVE STORY! If you love (or even like) ye ole pirate tales, you should try out this game. They have done a really good job with the graphics of this game, and have done an excellent job keeping the inventory items of that time period. The HOS are interactive you click on one cabinet door and several open, click on another and others open some close. The puzzles are simple such as placing gears onto their correct places by comparing the gear to the shadowed slot. The best feature in my opinion is the collectable coins....they are everywhere, but some of them are really hard to find. The map feature will show you if coins are still available in each area which is essential otherwise you would assume you have found them. At different locations in the game you will come across a chest that requires these coins to open, and you must find the coins or you will not be able to get important inventory. I really like the way they tell the twisted love tale as well as telling you stories about pirate days. This is well worth a SE but I was not sold on the CE. Enjoy! June 9, 2013
It's a ghostly love story! First, my overall impression of the game: the storyline was wonderful - I love games that have lovers to reunite and treasures to find and this game had both of those things. There is just enough mystery about how the characters came to be together in the first place to keep a person interested in continuing the game. It's not a sickly sweet love story. I don't care for those, but it is a love story, with hidden object scenes and puzzles to unravel on the way to helping the two main characters reunite. The graphics were fine - some a bit dark, but, overall, they were just fine. I think the developers got a bit lazy, though, when doing the hidden object scenes, as many have you finding several of one item - 4 swords, 3 scrolls, 7 rings, that kind of thing, and it occurs in several of the hidden object scenes, and it's done more than once in a hidden object scene. Many scenes had you find multiple items several times. That is probably clear as While going through the game, there are gold coins to find that you need to use to open treasure chests that have items within that aid in completion of the game. I read several reviews from people who thought that finding the coins in each area was difficult. I didn't find it so. Go through each scene carefully..bit by bit..and just wait until a little white hand shows up and, voila, there's a coin. I didn't think that finding the coins was difficult at all, and I appreciated that the coins actually served a purpose, instead of just being something extra to find. There is a map that lets you jump and indicates which areas have stuff to be done and it also shows you where coins are. It doesn't show specific areas - just lets you know that a coin or coins are available to find, so if you find yourself low on gold coins, you can consult the map to see areas you may have missed. The hint system worked well in and out of the hidden object scenes and filled quickly on the casual mode I played. It doesn't give stuff away - just tells you where you need to look. Between the hint system and the helpful map, I didn't get bogged down at all during the entire game. I was looking forward to the SE of this game, as I demoed the game when the CE was released. I'm glad I waited, as there is plenty to do without the little CE extras. The puzzles were cleverly done and very doable. The skip button is available if you get frustrated and it fills in a couple of minutes after you start the puzzle. The puzzle instructions were adequate. All in all, it was fun. I got three evenings of play out of it and, for me, that is adequate length. Folks who play more quickly than I will probably finish it in a couple of evenings. Give the game a try - the story is nice, the graphics are good, music and sound are good, puzzles and hidden object scenes are just challenging enough, and it's a neat love story. June 13, 2013
Nice game I loved de map on the right, you could see where you are and the places witch are importent. Nice storyline etc... June 10, 2013
Great Hidden object game of Youdagames Very nice graphics and good soundtrack for this hidden object game. And the storyline was not good and not bad at all, I think there some of the scene was delaying and having so many flaws, But I really liked this game ! June 29, 2013
Legacy Tales: Mercy of the Gallows It was fun to find coins. At times the HO find part was a challenge. To say it was also kinda easy on some. June 10, 2013
Great atmosphere, definitely worth trying Short version: This is an enjoyable atmospheric game that is let down a little by an abrupt ending. Its realistic art style is somewhat unique, so I'd recommend playing the demo before buying, but I think it's definitely worth a try for HOG fans. Mercy of the Gallows has an extremely realistic art style, to the point that I wondered if the scenes were artistically processed photographs. There's nothing fairy-tale or gothic about the rainy, ghostly castle, with its photorealistic 19th century rooms. Some parts of the scenery were obviously computer-generated with that slightly blocky Myst feel to them. Still, I found it effective at setting a mood with its subdued color scheme and well-chosen ambient sound. In contrast, the story was told with illustrations done in an almost cartoon style, which I also liked. The story is good, though it's unfortunate that some of the ads associated with the game give away one of the major plot elements. The tale incorporates true, macabre facts about how pirates were punished. With a title like "Mercy of the Gallows" I guess you know you're in for something kind of grim... On Casual setting, I think the puzzles are mostly very easy and the hidden object scenes are about average in difficulty. An interesting game mechanic has you keeping an eye out for coins in nearly every scene, which you collect to unlock trunks containing clues along the way. At first these coins are hidden around the scenes in interesting ways, but as the game goes on, more and more of the coins are found simply laying on the floor. I expected that aspect to get more challenging, not less. The very abrupt ending was a bit of a letdown. After a visually romantic and lovely concluding event begins, some text appears and informs you of the bare facts which you had already uncovered through the course of the game-- and then the game just cuts off and suddenly ends. I was ready to watch the characters figuratively "ride off into the sunset" but instead I was just retold the story in a few brisk sentences and ushered out of the game. I still enjoyed it and feel it's a nicely moody game that I'd recommend. November 13, 2013
Very pleasant surprise Even though I don't enjoy wandering around, back and forth, relentlessly finding and using inventory items, this game incorporated enough hidden object scenes and fun creativity to make it very enjoyable for me. Would definitely recommend. August 16, 2013
Really Good Hidden Obect Adventure Game I had a lot of fun on this one. The graphics were great. The storyline was really good. The game gets you involved pretty quickly. It has a great map and navigation is good. The hint button is mildly aggravating though. When you click on it there are sparkles that fly slowly to the top and then spread outward slowly to tell you what you might do next. Ugh, but it was helpful in most cases. The puzzles were fun and most of them made sense. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 were the amount of HOS. One in every room. That is bad enough but some of them had many multiple one had 6 brushes and 7 rings to find and that doesn't count the other 2 and 3 item multiples that were there. The HOS were crammed full of stuff so it was a challenge to find some things. A little of sensory overload going on. That aside it was a game worth playing and I am glad I bought it. July 8, 2013
Fun Time I had the privilege of previewing this game some time ago. I bought it to see what changes they made and I am so glad I did. It was worth the price. They created the most exasperating, fun, confusing, exciting frustrating, wonderful love story I've seen in a long time. Again, I'm not a big fan of CE games, so I waited for this one to come out. It is a hidden object game plain and simple. There is some adventure to it, but mostly hidden object scenes and mini games. The graphics were really good. I know you are going to be busy looking for something in each scene, but take a few minutes as you go through the game and look at what the designers produced. It is worth your time. The sound, well, as pretty as the song is, I have to admit it did start getting on my nerves during the HOS, but even with that, the quality of the sound was really good. The level of challenge in not necessarily doing the hidden objects or even the mini games. It is finding those blessed coins they spread in each scene. And of course you have to have them to proceed. One of the reviewers said they, "hid them well." That is an understatement. I spent a lot more time looking for coins than I did in the hidden objects, but that is what made it fun. The story of a pirate and the, don't want to give it away, but it is a love story that is well told and woven into the past of two people. Good one even with an ending. I think you will enjoy this game and I highly recommend it. June 13, 2013
Quality like Collectors Edition! Fantastic and proper storyline! Small and big challenges that makes the game more exciting and not too easy! And what graphics, really realistic! I really like the sound as well. Thank you for such a well-done game! June 12, 2013
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