Echoes of the Past: The Castle of Shadows

Echoes of the Past: The Castle of Shadows

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After discovering an ancient painting, the Royal House Museum invites you to explore the recovered artifacts, and the mysteries within. Restore the royal amulet to break an ancient curse and stop an evil witch from regaining her terrible powers! Dive into Echoes of the Past

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 291 MB

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Echoes of the Past: The Castle of Shadows is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Echoes of the Past: The Castle of Shadows Thoroughly enjoyed this game, loved the storyline along with the eerie gothic type music/sound and graphics.. Lot's off puzzles too keep you busy. Well done Big Fish:)
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Echoes of the Past: The Castle of Shadows SE When the Royal House Museum invites you to visit their latest exhibition, you jump at the chance to see 19th Century art centered around this cursed Royal Family. Rumor has it, one painting in particular is haunted! Sure enough, a mysterious woman featured in this painting asks for your help once again. The witch has destroyed the family Amulet and scattered it's pieces throughout the kingdom. Can you find all the pieces and lift the Royal Curse, or will you become a mere stone statue and join the Royal family members forever? This isn't an easy game, I found myself looking at the Strategy Guide on more than one occasion, which is something I don't usually do, so for that reason alone I recommend the Collectors Edition over the Standard Edition. Throughout the kingdom you will see several "ghostly" objects, grey and misty, which are missing objects that need replaced once found. Ghostly spirits will also appear with a dilemma of sorts, once you solve their dilemma, they will reward you with a piece of that all important Amulet. The Hidden Object Scenes are very well done. The first time you play the HOP, the items are interactive list finds. The second time you revisit that scene, you will replace items found from a different scene back into that scene where they belong. Some of the scenes are repeated a third time with multiples of a single item such as 15 feathers or 15 arrows for example. Each scene contains two mirrors that aren't on the list, which will give you an extra hint for each mirror found, however the hint system is very vague outside if the hidden object scenes. The Mini Games are my favorite part of this series. Almost every puzzle is unique even though this is an older game. My favorite was correctly placing figurines upon two shelves with only scraps of torn images as clues. The Collectors Edition doesn't have a lot of frills, Wallpapers, Concept Art, a Bonus Chapter and a Built in Strategy. As I stated earlier, this is a difficult game at times, and the fact that I could use the built in Strategy Guide when I got stumped, was invaluable, enjoy!
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked...hated...LOVED!!! Started out thinking, "oh this looks like it's going to be cute." Moved onto, "Ugh, not much action, yawn." By the end of the first hour, WOW!!! The storyline is really rather non-existent but the graphics are gorgeous and the music is beautiful. But the puzzles??? Wow. The sheer variety and creativity were amazing. The HOGs weren't just "find 'em", but later "put 'em where they belong", the sugar in the coffee, the lid on the pot, etc. No blood, guts and gore, not creepy or eerie but wow, what a challenge. The mini games really made me think and yes, the instructions were pretty much useless. Half the challenge was figuring out what to do, the other half actually doing it. I did skip one puzzle and when I looked at the walk through afterward (I did get stuck on the game once and had to cheat just a little), I thought, "well duh". I had figured out A and B but didn't put them together to get C. So this is a thinking/reasoning/deducting game more than anything else and man, what a blast!
Date published: 2012-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun All the echoes of the past are great fun games. Not too much moving all around to keep play flowing.
Date published: 2012-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC, BE ALERT THIS IS A GOOD!! CHALLENGE I LIKED IT, I LIKED IT, I LIKED IT!!!! YOU MUST BE ALERT. EVERYTHING HAS A MEANING, A REASON, AN ITEM, READ, LOOK WITH INTENSITY AND REMEMBER WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT, KEEP FOCUSED, ALERT TO EVERY HOS SCENE IS IMPORTANT. HINTS are not that great tells you something you already know,BUT, it's for a reason, nudging your mind to remember.you may go in and out of rooms but for a good reason. A LOT OF HALL WAYS, WELL MAYBE4 OR 5...? Really, everything is straight forward and simple, but your mind is saying to you, "tricky, and boring", not so!!! WHEN YOU GET STUCK JUST GO AROUND TO ALL THE ROOMS AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR ANSWER TWINKLING WAITING FOR YOU. JUST USE>>>Common sense and logic. Definitely Use it. HOS areas easier off and on...but you still have to meet the challenge. You will know when you are coming to the end of the game. Everything you have done is telling you so and when. This is one time falling a sleep is simply out of the question. Been there done that. Have the red emprints on my forhead to prove it, got them when i hit the keys. Bam. I woke up. OUCH!! I hated to stop playing the game soooo>>>Bam.. I really like the game a lot, but, i hated the spiders, snakes, lizards, hissing and burping and belching sounds that were giving me spine tingling goose bumpes. Turned off the sound for awhile. They were necessary for the playing..Tools worked based on what the creator wanted them to do so you would use the common sense approch. Game style was different but intriging, mysterious, spooky kind of, and challenging. Art work was intricut and well!! done. Colors are great for the period in time, music and sounds, lots of sounds,(i like that) were right on. You won't be disappointed with the game. I played standard game, bought the game without hesitation. I am a long time gamer and i love them all, well except the reptiles ones. YUK!! Buy it, and check out the CONTINUED!!! game.it is definitely worth it.!!! BFG GAMES ARE WORTH YOUR $$$$.secure and tons of fun for everyone...
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great series Another series that I own all of - and look forward to more.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game Really enjoyed this game evn though it was only the hour it kept my mind goingall the time AND I could go back and forth there was allways something to do;;;; "I hate when I am told There's nothing to here at the moment" Ria
Date published: 2012-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More good echoes Did the last game first, loved it, and this one was really good, too. You have to find the amulet pieces to unfreeze the castle residents from the latest spell (this witch sure does get around, don't she!). Be sure to collect the mirrors in HO scenes for more hints. HOS very clear and interactive and some are put backs, which are really cool. Great graphics, storyline and VOS. My time: casual 4 hours.
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from challenging I have to say some of the mini-games were almost too hard for me. I didn't understand how to do them, so had to use walkthrough for the answer, but still didn't understand how it was done. stumped me! The game was very long, which was excellent. Definitely got my money's worth! I didn't like crossing back on the raft. I think once you crossed the river, the other area should have been done. Other than that, I really enjoyed the game. I like it when I have to think a little and this made me do just that. Didn't have to use hint too many times so had a good number of those built up. Great game...I would definitely recommend!
Date published: 2012-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fun! I have played this one and House of Stone. I plan on playing all three titles in this series. Very enjoyable.
Date published: 2012-04-23
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