Dead Reckoning: Silvermoon Isle Collector's Edition
Eipix does it again!!
I have played all of Eipix's games and am never disappointed! This game is another success and sets the bar high for any other developers out there! It has it all with beautiful graphics, great storyline, and a new twist on solving a murder. Good stuff! Keep them coming, I'll keep buying!!
July 19, 2014
A Great Change of Pace Whodunit
Finally we have a great whodunit game that changes the pace and gives us a break from all the wizards, witches, and evil demons we have encountered recently. As with any great whodunit mystery, Dead Reckoning Silvermoon Isle begins with a murder, and you (skilled detective that you are) have been called in by the Chief of Police to investigate the high-profile death of Veronica West, a renowned leading lady, which has been determined as a suicide. However, the police chief doesn?t buy it and really wants to find out what happened. Not surprisingly, the chief wants you to work with Agent Daniels ? some nice eye-candy even though he?s not very helpful.
There really is not too much to say about the technical aspects of the game. EIPIX is one of the best developers of casual games and everything from graphics to the sound package is excellent. The graphics are very art deco and continue the theme from the Final Cut series, even with a nod to Wolf Studios. In Silvermoon Isle, the artists have done a great job with the characters and, of course, the lip-synced voiceovers add the extra touch of realism to the game and bring the characters to life as we investigate the crime and suspects.
We have the common tools that we find in all HOPA games but in Silvermoon Isle they are very unique and we have the addition of a new tool. Rather than a diary we have an evidence board that show all of the suspects and the information we gather about them as we move through the game. We also will keep track of various pieces of evidence. At least one thing hasn?t changed and that is the interactive, transporter type map that helps us quickly navigate the terrain.
Since the game is a HOPA we do interactive HOPs, which being from EIPIX are always varied and fun. If you don?t like the HOPS, you can switch to a great little bubble-shooter game that is not as easy as it looks. Silvermoon Isle begins with a mini puzzle that was fairly easy but that is just the beginning. We can look forward to finding puzzles throughout the game with some being more difficult than others. No matter if they are simple or more challenging, I always love the puzzles in a game and find them to be entertaining and add to the gameplay.
As always, with this developer we have a variety of extras thrown in to satisfy the tastes of most gamers and to keep us interested in purchasing CE games. I happen to love the extras in Silvermoon Isle, particularly the ability to replay HOPS and puzzles. For me, the most valuable part of any CE game is having the in-game strategy guide for when it is needed: and even though it is rarely used, it is helpful to have it handy for when I am stuck. Of course I do like finding the collectibles and we have them in this game, along with morphing objects to find.
Overall Silvermoon Isle is a great game: even if for no other reason than that it offers a change from the fantasy type games that we see all too frequently! I found the game entertaining and fun and the use of the deduction tool created a new dimension that I found interesting. Since I was fortunate to do the beta for the game, and have been eagerly waiting for it to be released, I hit the buy button as soon as I saw the game was this morning. As always, I recommend that you at least try the demo to see if this is a game you will like.
July 12, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed playing this game, and I only used the easy/casual level, those needing a higher level of challenge should still be happy. I liked the different types of puzzles in particular. Good visuals and sound.
October 1, 2014
One Of The Best
I loved loved loved this game! It had a great story line, beautiful graphics, included ALL the bells and whistles, and you definitely get your moneys worth with the CE. Collecting stars, morphing objects, bonus play, so many achievements, and extra games. It's not that hard, I didn't have to use my hint button but only once or twice, but I like games where I really don't have to think TOO much, haha, but that's just me. It was just a fun game.
I just finished the main game, and it took me quite awhile, its long, which I like because I feel like it's money well spent. Their is still so much more to do with this game so it's highly recommended. The developers also mentioned making it a series so if you like it their is more to come. I'm looking forward to it.
August 15, 2014
Great Quality Adventure Game (less HOG)!
Where to begin! I'll try to keep it short. Based on the Collector's Edition...graphics, sound and storyline caught and kept my interest from the beginning. I liked that there weren't a lot of HOG's. You do have the option of playing a bubble shooter game instead of the HOG but I didn't because I found the HOG's engaging in this game. I liked that it was more about solving the murder and adventure...at least for me. The interaction with the characters just added to the experience. My disappointment? The game ended! ;) A++ from me!
August 14, 2014
A murdercase - another worth while game from Eipix:
A movie star is found dead, drowned and you, the detective, have to figure out wether it?s by accident or she?s murdered. A story is uncovered about the folk around the star and all evidence is lined up on your evidence board - as well as clues about those involved.
Cunning not too difficult minigames and HOS?s which vary in new guises, makes it exiting to be the detective - while you search through scenes which take you to the sea, a lighthouse, the star?s magnificent home in the mountains. Great very detailed artwork depicting all the house?s rooms you enter, some via escalater - or map - all supported by fitting soundtrack, and with care find collectable stars and morphing objects, meanwhile you at strategic points of the case return to add to your evidence board, to solve the case in the end.
A lot of extras available once you?ve have finished main story and bonus game, of which I urge you: don?t miss the cinematic about the creators? : how they did it - a little fun film about life in a game ?laboratory?. Wish more of the producres would add that to complete one?s game experience.
August 31, 2014
Best Since MCF
Inventive and ever changing. Just a really fun game.
August 2, 2014
ANOTHER AMAZING GAME FROM EIPIX
From the start this game is amazing. Visuals, music and storyline all great. This is also the best detective game I have ever played. It's is done to perfection. Finding evidence, meeting suspects and not missing a beat sizing them up. Well done Eipix. On another note you can play marble popper instead of the Ho's. There are stars to find as the collector images and a few morphing objects in the HO's. The bonus game was helpful wrapping it all up. Very worth the buy!!! Happy Gaming
August 1, 2014
Sooo worth it
What I really liked about the game was that as the detective you had to question suspects and figure out where to click in order to proceed. Good plot twists!
July 19, 2014
Beautifully crafted game!
I don't have a lot to add to what the other reviewers have said, apart from the fact that I hope Detective Daniels recovers and plays a more collaborative role in the sequel! ; )
Another winner -- great work, Eipix!
July 17, 2014