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Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the newest installment of the exhilarating Phantasmat series!

After the death of your father, it's up to you to find your sister and give her the news. What starts as a simple journey to give her the will quickly takes a dangerous turn as malevolent shadows start invading the Arcadia Resort! Can you save your sister before it's too late, or will you fall into darkness? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

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Phantasmat: Reign of Shadows is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, again at last an existing, challenging game, highest quality, decent length. I love it. My rating is based on playing the entire SE. It meets all of my requirements. I don't understand the poor ratings, but liking is indivual. - Story: Mystery story. Dr. Corvine wants to discover, what lurks in the dark. You’re looking for your sister, who is hired by him. Deep and gloomy secrets are to be unfolded. From my point of view, the story is indeed thrilling, albeit the end is not a completely happy end. - Difficulty can be customized in all criteria: Tutorial, sparkles, map issues, glitter, contextual pointer, plus item indicator, helping texts, penalty and hint / skip recharge. - Graphics/locations: Extremely good entry, highest quality. EIPIX guys do a really fine job. A little bit gloomy. Locations are to be discovered step by step, mostly are 5-7 available. Detailed and accordingly designed. - Animation / Voice-overs: high end quality. - Music: fitting, gritty. - Tools: you have an interactive map. - HO’s: Accentuated applied. A pretty huge variety of different types …description, silhouettes, morphing objects, interactive modes, riddles.… Some can be switched to a match 3 game. - Mini games: Interesting, diversified, moderate. - Adventure part: Almost logical, not too obvious. W/o helping texts you have to think about. Some tasks weren’t so clear e.g. typewriter and needed some of trial and error. The idea to burn a rope with a lighter instead of using the knife, is a little bit unusual. - Length: I needed about 5 1/2 hours for completing, w/o using hints or map.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant surprise After previous disappointing instalments in this series and the poor reviews, I had no intention of buying this game. But 2-for-1 weekend was ending and I needed another game for my cart quickly, so I added this one, not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised! I finished the game and thought it was great. The story is interesting and is a bit more fleshed out than the usual kidnapped-loved-one-in-spooky-huge-house. The setting - a mountain resort that's been taken over by a mad scientist for his experiment - was creepy and had enough details that merged together the two completely different aspects of a resort and a science lab, which made it feel much more fresh and unique than recent offerings. I thought the voice acting was great and the game features (map, hint, etc) worked well. What I really appreciated though was that there were several mini games that were quite challenging. I'm really glad I bought this game.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't played a good HOG for a while, so refreshing! Although the game is not a CE, it is very long with lots of amusement. I had great time playing it, it was so refreshing to play a well designed & implemented game. Definately recommend!!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHAT IS LURKING IN THE SHADOWS AT ARCADIA RESORT? During October we had a plethora of creepy games set in decaying hotels or in this case a remote resort. Although I am a bit tired of this trend, I must say that Phantasmat: Reign of Shadows is a surprising game that is much better than several of the past games in the series. Although the gameplay is fairly much the same, the puzzles are excellent and they are what make the game much better, at least for me. The developer has shown a tremendous amount of creativity that is sure to please many gamers who seem to be tired of the same old thing. In Reign of Shadows you play the game as Ava who is on a trip to notify your sister of your father’s passing. Valerie has been estranged from dad and when she left she asked you not to look for her. With the help of a private detective you manage to track her down to a private resort located in a remote mountain area in Oregon. The Arcadia Resort, now owned by Dr. Edwin Corvine, was once renowned as a spa for the “rich and famous.” After a slippery start when you first arrive at resort, you realize that it has definitely seen better days. When you finally you manage enter the compound your journey through darkness and the machinations of Dr. Corvine begin. Will you be able to save Valerie, or is it already too late? The graphics are at times dreary but with surprisingly colorful scenes (mostly the HOPS) thrown in to keep the game from drowning in gloom. Most of the voiceovers are quite good along with a sound package that adds to the “creepy” nature of the game. There is a custom mode of gameplay for those of you who like to fiddle with hint and skip times. An interactive map that helps you move quickly from one place to another is found early in the game. The HOP scenes are fairly standard but there are some new bits of creativity thrown into the mix. There is an alternate match 3 game offered if you don’t want to search for items in the scenes. Where I think the game becomes a notch above the usual is with the puzzles that are terrific. Some of the puzzles are challenging and include a gear-type puzzle that I love. It’s been quite some time since I have seen this puzzle pop up in HOPA games and it is an old favorite. The puzzle is one where we must move gears to the appropriate place based on their color and at first the mechanics seemed a bit touchy but once you figure out how it works all is good. There is also a “rooms” type puzzle that is quite tricky and took me a while to figure out (finally with some help from the SG – lol). If you would rather take a look at the CE version of the game it includes 21 morphing objects to find and this time they are scattered in scenes in the game. Some of them are very difficult to find and I know I have missed some of them because I just couldn’t spot them. Even though the CE package doesn’t have all of the collectibles we normally find in game from this developer, I would recommend it because of the extra help provided by the strategy guide. If you are new to the genre of HOPA games then the CE is probably your best bet. Even though I wasn’t expecting too much from this new Phantasmat game it turned out to be a pleasant surprise and is much, much better than I thought. I immensely enjoyed the puzzles and even the HOP scenes. The storyline was intriguing and if you are familiar with other games in the series, there is a bit of a surprising twist. That being said, I will let you figure out if that will be the case with Reign of Shadows or if the game veers away from the series’ signature this time around. I had my doubts about the game when I began playing, so I urge to play the demo because it might just change any preconceived idea about the game. If you try it, I hope you enjoy Phantasmat Reign of Shadows.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Want your dreams to come true? How 'bout yer nightmares? A 2016 game. Completed game. This game is only to be played if you are in the mood for dark, spooky and twisted. The story is well paced. A madman has a pet...a pet monster! If the voice begins to grate on you and make you uncomfortable, you can press the "Continue" button and speed read the dialogue. The graphics are on the realistic side and the story is set in the winter. Not too over the top, and safely remains within a PG-13 I would say. Kinda fun with the monsters an' all. Lots of puzzles.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Who's lurking in the dark?! A pretty game in all its gloominess, with shadows ready to swallow the living and the ghosts. You'll have a zillion things to explore, collect and combine and many interesting places to visit. My only remark would be, that I'd prefer this type of game to be even more thriller-ish and really dark! Otherwise it's a full 4-star HOG.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Phantastic Phantasmat Valerie and her PHATHER were never very close, nonetheless, your sister needs to be informed that he has passed away. Tracking her down hasn't been easy, especially during a blizzard. It seems that Val has been working PHOR Doctor Edward Corvine at his private compound in the Oregon mountains, but something seems PHISHY about this whole research scenario. The compound itself was once a booming hotel known as the Arcadia, and was built by the good doctor's PHATHER Christopher. Who knows what happened to Dr. Corvine as a child growing up in this huge hotel, whatever it was, it inspired him to dedicate his life researching all the things that go bump in the darkness! Your sister and her colleague Jordan seems unusually nervous, could it be because of the sinister shadows you thought you saw? Are you being used as a guinea pig in their research, an experiment? Should you stand your ground and PHIGHT or should you run and take PHLIGHT? It's no secret that the original Phantasmat is my all time PHAVORITE game, and today's release of Reign of Shadows has had me doing my happy dance PHOR sure! The number one reason I love this series is because of the creative storylines. The PHACT is, no other game has ever duplicated the plot from the first Phantasmat, and every time I play a new game in this series I'm constantly trying to PHIGURE out if I'm alive or dead, and what twist the plot will take, because they always do, and I love it! The Collector's Edition version has the usual Achievements to earn as well as collectible Diary Pages disguised as Morphing Objects. There is also a Morphing Object within the Hidden Object Scenes. The graphics are amazingly well done and the detail is incredible. There are actually 9 different music tracks that seem to align perfectly with the pace and theme of each location. The Hidden Object Scenes are also very well done and offer several varieties. There are the tried and true Interactive List PHINDS, Keywords to PHIND the associated item during a story, Morphing Object PHINDS, and even Progressive Silhouetted Shape PHINDS where you PHIND the PHIRST item that matches the silhouetted shape and then use that item back into the scene interactively to expose the next item and so PHORTH. There is an alternative Match 3 game available if you're not into HOP's. The Mini games present a very nice challenge without being too PHRUSTRATING. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Place the gears into the correct slots based on color by moving mechanisms' elements to guide them. 2) Move cash register buttons to correct the equations shown. 3) Move the silver PHUSE into the correct position by selecting a PHUSE to move it, and small lights to restrict it's movement. 4) Arrange the square tiles to create a path for the ball to travel from point A to point B. 5) Move the receptionist through the sliding room sections to get to the double door exit. 6) A Super Puzzle or multi layered puzzle requiring you to configure lights and wires. The Collector's Edition has 12 Achievements to earn, 19 replayable Puzzles, replayable Match 3 games, 13 replayable Hidden Object Scenes, 4 Collectible Character pictures, 8 Wallpapers, 4 Concept Art pictures, 9 Music Soundtracks, 13 Videos, 21 Morphing Diary Pages, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy my PHELLOW PHISHY PHRIENDS!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Weak But Playable This is not the worst of the Phantasmat series, but it is pretty far removed from the best. It has the creepy atmosphere that I love, and the story line had some good concepts. Sadly, the game didn't do anything of interest with the story concepts or atmosphere. It was a decent length, but I have nothing else good to say about it. The game mechanics were tedious. Navigation arrows and X's often didn't appear when and where they should have. There were slow load times for certain actions and screens. Unclear graphics made certain puzzles nearly impossible (in particular, color-matching a brain where the colors were indistinguishable). Other puzzles were time-consuming for no reason (e.g. ink blots changing shape at a molasses pace while you just wait for the right one to pop up). There were times when you had to click multiple times to complete an action, like unscrewing a grate, but clicking anywhere on the screen worked, while at other times, you had to click a specific and unindicated spot. For instance, you have a scrap of paper with numbers on it and no writing utensil... you find the numbers and need to "write them down". Who knew that there was one little spot on the table where you had to place the note to trigger an invisible pencil scribbling the number down? Lapses in logic abound. The mechanics coupled with weird object usage (e.g. using a gun scope to see in a room that's too dark?) led to awkward game play. The HOGs were interactive and used only once each, which I find preferable. However, the only indication for having found an item was a subtle color change in the word on the list. Multiple times, I found myself searching for items I already found because of it. Some HOGs also showed objects with glowy auras around them that obscured what they were a bit more than needed. Finally, the story that held such promise was not satisfying. The cookie-cutter mad scientist (who is reminiscent of Dr. Blackmore from the Haunted Halls series) is not scary or interesting. There is no satisfactory reason for him being crazy-- or for the other two characters to have the nightmares that led them to the scientist. There was no diary to track the story, which annoyed me in the beginning... before I realized that there would be no real progression of the story. What's there to track? Basically, this game was slightly tedious and obnoxious to play. The graphics and sound quality were uneven and interfered with my enjoyment at times, as did the awkward game mechanics. And the story? Sadly, it was a cool idea that went nowhere. I recommend the game for fans of the series only. I don't regret purchasing it (I own all of the Phantasmat games), but it is a forgettable entry in the series.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gee, A Ghost Game! How Surprising! This is posted after playing the entire game. I know, it's really amazing that we have another ghost game, but ... I can't think of a thing to say about this worn out theme. It was an okay game. I have several of this series and this one would rank about the middle of them. Not the best ... not the worse. As usual, the graphics were good. A bit on the dark side, but that goes along with the theme of the game. They were well done nonetheless. Sound was excellent as were the voice overs. Loved how the guy is scared. Whomever did that voice needs an Emmy. Music was along with the action and did add quite a bit to the excitement of the game. Effects, of course went along with the action. The problem I had with this game were those blessed mini games. I know I don't have a lot of patience, but I simply could not figure out what to do with the majority of them. I guess I could have gone to the walk through, but these were well above my intelligence level. If you are one who likes difficult minis you're going to love this game ghosts or no. Hidden objects were very varied. Even had a couple I hadn't seen before. Now if they would just have made this a good old fashioned murder mystery it would have been perfect. As a helper, and I mean a necessary part of my travels though this twisted game, you have a map. As convoluted as I found the story, that map was a necessity in finding where to go and what to do. I've addressed the story. Big Fish and other reviewers do a great job telling you the story line, so I'll leave that there. I just want to say it is time to get away from ghosts and goblins to another theme. As I read reviews, I see I'm not the only one. Come on Eipix, you can do it! I just know you can. Give the demo a shot and I think you'll find that this is a pretty good game.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This latest PHANTASMAT game doesn't hold a candle to the previous ones! BASED ON 50 MINS OF DEMO ONLY I'm surprised that I played this game this long, to be honest. I will start off by saying that I'm not a huge fan of the PHANTASMAT games, although the ones that I do have: The Endless Night, The Crucible Peak, and the Phantasmat Collection Edition, seemed to be a lot better than this latest version. The earlier games in this series held true to the 'horror, scare you' genre that many gamers like (me, personally, not one of my favorite genres, but there are some games that I do like). Here are my PROS & CONS PROS 1. The voiceover of the doctor was good. His voice was deep and mysterious, making you want to delve right into the game. (However, the voice of the man in the inn sounded too girlish. He stood there practically shaking, and his voice quivered. I know he was supposed to act like he was scared to be in Arcadia at night, in a storm to boot, but still. Us girls just don't like to see a man stand there asking a woman to help him find a flashlight!) 2. The music (from what I could remember) seemed appropriate for each scene. 3. The puzzles were interesting but somewhat on the difficult side for me (I'm definitely NOT a huge fan of puzzles so maybe if I'd of taken some time to figure them out, I might agree with the other reviewer when she said she loved the puzzles. Me, not so much). 4. Perhaps the best thing that I can say about this game is the HOS's (I think I encountered three). One was where you have a sentence with a highlighted word and while a narrator reads the lines (along with the rest of the story), you have to find the highlighted words. Sounds easy but it wasn't as easy as it looked, as some of the items presented didn't quite match the highlighted word (i.e. a bear that squeezed out ink??). CONS 1. It did not match up to the popularity of the very first PHANTASMAT game. It wasn't the least bit scary. Whenever the black smokey shadow appeared then vanished, you're left with the feeling of "what was that?" and then "who cares?" 2. Some of the scenes were not as clear as they should have been. The colors...way too much blue (and blue is one of my favorite colors). This type of game should have had more blacks, grays, browns. All in all, check out the demo for yourself. Enjoy :)
Date published: 2016-11-05
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