Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart Collector's Edition

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Deep in the English countryside, Edwina Margrave has returned to the cottage where her parents died, eager to speak with the one person who might shed light on the tragedy – the volatile landlady, Miss Thorn. But her shocking revelations are not what Edwina expected! Enlist the aid of the spirit world and evade the wrath of a disfigured beast as you explore Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart, a heart-breaking Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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:

  • Bonus gameplay
  • In-game Strategy Guide
  • Breathtaking artwork
  • Incredible puzzles

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/8
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 214 MB

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Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart Collector's Edition is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superlative game in every way! Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart CE Review based on multiple replays, including bonus chapter PROLOGUE... I purchased this game in mid-2012, and it remains among my favorites, to be replayed when I want to escape from the world and immerse myself into a story-driven game universe. Every aspect of the game’s design conspires to draw you into Edwina’s quest as she walks the thin line between our reality and a world of myth. ONCE UPON A TIME... Edwina Margrave grew up in a small village in the English countryside where she lost her parents in a tragic accident under mysterious circumstances. She was raised by Elize Thorn, who ran an apothecary, and whom she hasn’t seen for years. Now, Edwina returns to uncover the enigma shrouding the death of her parents. But the village appears nearly abandoned. Strange devices called shadowlocks guard its boundaries, but are they there to prevent something from getting in? Or to prevent anyone from escaping? Edwina will need sharp eyes, a clear mind, and her divination skills to unravel the story. PLAY THE GAME... HO scenes are all basic, non-interactive lists, but none are easy. The objects are truly ‘hidden’ in a number of ways—blended into the background, partially obscured behind other items, over- or under-sized. These are real HO scenes. Puzzles run the gamut from fairly easy to medium difficulty, and the instructions are always clear. Quite a few run in series. • Collect sheets of music for the piano in Elize Thorn’s parlor which, when played correctly, will reveal…secrets. • Use Edwina’s divination cards to divine the names of animal spirits. A row of shapes is given, the halves of which are along the edges of the cards. You must match up the cards to make the shapes, and there is only one way to do so. • Collect ‘recipes’ for the shadowlocks, then find the ingredients needed to unlock them. Lots of the puzzles hearken to adventure games, where you find clues at one point that, eventually, match up to a puzzle later on. The gramaphone records are an example of this. So, explore, sketch, and pick up everything you can! SIGHTSEEING... The graphics, while not cinematically realistic, are charmingly rendered with lots of detail, and fit in well with the ethereal theme of the storyline. The color palette is used wisely, with warmer colors used in comforting scenes, and darker cool colors in eerie scenes. The cutscenes are not fully animated, but a series of stills. However, I don’t find that this detracts one bit. NPCs are live actors overlaid with graphics, and they blend nicely into the rendered background. SOUNDBOARD... The music is stellar, starting with the lovely song that opens the game and extending to the ambient pieces that accompany every scene. I much prefer ambient game music to melodic, as the melodies become annoying after awhile. Voiceovers are extremely well done, professional and fitting. Environmental sounds are exquisite. TOOLBOX... You have a double inventory: one for usable items and one for ‘keepsakes,’ which are notes with clues and sketches. Switch between them by clicking the spotted egg. There’s no map, but you won’t need one. The village isn’t that large, and navigation is fairly simple since the areas are so diverse. OH BOTHER! Though the Mac requirement specifies OS 10.4, this game works perfectly with El Capitan. OOH! PIECE OF CANDY... The CE doesn’t offer the usual bells and whistles, but the bonus chapter is worthy. Edwina goes searching for Oban to remove the curse of the severed heart. (This occurs after the events of The Blacksmith’s Daughter.) And there’s the SG. EPILOGUE... Frankly, this is one of my All-Time Top Ten Games. You’re probably wondering why, since this is hardly an epic production with a laundry list of CE extras. It’s because the story is utterly superb and unfolds so perfectly that immersion is complete. A game is nothing without a great story as its foundation. Next, gameplay wasn’t the usual ‘find a million shaped medallion to fit into matching indentations.’ It was varied and interesting. Third, the graphics were beautiful all around: color, dimension, perspective, light and shadow. Last, the music was ethereally gorgeous and aided immersion. Straight up: five stars. Be sure to check out The Blacksmith’s Daughter too.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Older Appears To Be Better After being very disappointed with some of the newer games, where technical efforts appear to be more important than fun, challenging mind games and logic, I checked out this older game that had mostly good reviews. This one started out strangely childish and, like one other reviewer (who really should have played longer), I felt it was for younger children. Plus the graphics seemed really old-school, and I've been used to more technically realistic games lately. The positive thing about the graphics is that they're dark, not so dark that you can't see anything, but dark enough to give a sinister effect. It does have strange little characters with creepy/silly voices, but that's it's only downside. The more you play, the more fun it becomes. There are probably more HOPs than I care for, as I'm more an adventure player. And because of it's age, you won't find any interactive HOPs. But they are fairly difficult. I can't quite put my finger (pun you'll get if you play the game) on what makes this game so special. But it is. I've played many, many games for several years now, and this one is very unique. Since I can't find many new games to like lately, I think I'll go snooping around for more of these older gems.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt story of daughter reuniting her parents out of love! A favorite to keep! I've not played a game this good in a long while. The whole story was unique and kept me captivated. I played from start to finish! The cut scenes fit perfect with the story. The puzzles were not to easy on casual mode, which I loved. The artwork was beautiful...even the gloomy places fit in! I liked the way the developers threw in a couple of twists to the story. I can say this is a must play for a good story about family, love, and loss. And that if tragedy strikes that love can heal what is broken in the flesh and in the spirit life!
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Possibly the BEST Game I've EVER Played. Wait. It IS the BEST. Fun Factor: From the first moment I thought this game was exceptional and very fun. I am NOT kidding: you begin the game with a track of music that would be a Top 25 hit upon release, I believe, That's just the beginning. While it has no bearing on how good the game is or isn't, how many games have you played that have a a SONG to introduce the game? The quality started at the top and just distanced itself from the rest of the pack as the game went on. Visual/Sound Quality: Incredibly well done. Think the best you've played and then give it an up factor...you'll be approaching the level of Curse. I'm feeling like a shill with all the superlatives, but....that's the way it goes. I was enthralled by the detail of the visuals. Never so busy as to be distracting. Always throbbing with intensity, however. The Sound Quality is unequaled. Begin with the music...not just the theme song, but the background music and sound effects were superior...poetic rather than prosaic. The lip synching is as good as it gets. Even when seen at a distance you could tell the characters lips looked as though they were really speaking. By the way, the voice actors are as incredible as every other detail of this game. Level of Challenge: I have never played more difficult nor well designed HOS. The level of difficulty did not cause me to be frustrated. Rather, I looked forward to more and more HOG. I've never said that before. I can't explain why it's so good other than to say that was the plan. The scenes aren't "crowded." So often, items are poorly drawn and that causes the difficulty in finding them. Not so here. Drawn items seemed almost photographic and were perfectly hidden. Storyline: A young lady's' parents have disappeared and she's summoned to help find them. Through magic and mystery she does just that. Helped along the way...but also interfered with (by surprising adversaries), she accomplishes her goal. I don't have to think twice. This is the best. How long it will maintain this position I do not know: I'll be playing the sequel next. Get this game. I can't figure out how you'd not like it. Typically, I go for police procedurals. This is not that at all. I was not disappointed. I have not gotten to any of the CE "bling" yet but I'd be surprised if there's a sudden drop off in quality. Not surprised. Flabbergasted.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geniesc Wonderful game! stumbled across this in my daily check of the website. (yes I admit..I'm a Fishie) Beautiful Story, I couldn't wait to get back to it! Voiceovers were great..good job to the devs who picked out the right voices for the characters. Just kinda of off the wall story but not scary. Great HOS scenes, not too easy.Puzzle fans will love the Dream Cards! Try the demo, but the story will hook ya! Happy gaming!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Imaginative Other World There were two things I enjoyed the most about this game. One was what I was already hoping for: a mystery that involves a creepy old house we have to explore. The other was what I didn't expect: the unique world around the house and devices that the character had to figure out. It was unlike any other game I had ever played. I really enjoyed taking my time and lingering over the game rather just rushing through and getting it over with.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does not get better than this... This one is a wonderful story, which develops slowly and keeps you guessing to the last. The gameplay is reasonable and does not distract you from the story. The minigames are quite original, and the setting is not only beautiful but also strange. This is perfection.
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Game I find this game to be unique and it has different puzzles than a lot of the other puzzles have. This is the only game that has such great music in it that I just had to leave it on. (All other games the music is the first thing I turn off.) The graphics are great and the storyline is excellent. Another fantastic game from Big Fish. The Collector Edition is well worth the money.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Done! This is surely one of my favorites now! Gorgeous graphics, the kind that you wish you could actually explore physically. They provide a truly great aura for the playing experience. Love the story line, the multitude of great puzzles, and there is not a plethora of HOS, but still just enough for me. I love the challenge of the puzzles more than the HOS. The voice overs are really good and your inventory is separate from your info, such as flyers, pieces of newspaper etc. Those info sheets carry some major clues. I am looking forward to the next Margrave! I had so much fun doing this one!
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! Actually 'backed' into this game....played Blacksmith's Daughter first then bought this game.Very nicely done!! Wonderful well rendered art and ingenious puzzles. I love the story line and the accents of the charactors... as good as Blacksmith's daughter and I LOVED that game.
Date published: 2012-10-22
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Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart Collector's Edition

Investigating her parents’ deaths, Edwina rekindles a centuries old tale of love and revenge. End the curse of the severed heart!

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