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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was chosen for its high standard of quality and amazingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

GrandMA Studios, the studio that brought you Reflections of Life: Equilibrium, is back with another gorgeous fantasy adventure in the Fantastic Worlds. The fate of the worlds is uncertain now that a mysterious evil being and his monsters and spies are bent on destruction. With the help of your trusty owl companion, not to mention the powers of a magical amulet, it's up to you to discover the truth. Do you have what it takes to stop the villain before it's too late? Find out as you uncover a traitorous scheme, solving loads of silhouette, interactive, riddle, and other hidden-object scenes and special pop-up book-style mini-games.

See what our Beta testers had to say:

"Amazing graphic's a good story that makes the game play so well. HO screens are well done and varied, lots to do in this game which makes it a winner for me." - Fran, Beta Tester

"I love the Reflections of Life games, and this one did not disappoint. Same quality and innovation to make it truly enjoyable." - Patrick, Beta Tester

  • In the bonus game, play a fully developed alternate ending!
  • Play the extra pop-up book game and replay HOPs and mini-games!
  • Find animated "observers" and hidden prizes throughout the game!
  • Get the available Strategy Guide!
  • Enjoy soundtracks, wallpaper, and game art!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 788 MB

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Reflections of Life: Dark Architect Collector's Edition is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another to add to my collection! I really enjoyed this game. The art work is awesome and so is the animation. I loved looking for 'the observers'--ittle eye creatures-- and there's almost always two to a scene. There's also a menu on the left center of the screen to click that lets you know how many are left to find. The game has already been explained by other comments, so I won't go into all that. And of course since it's a CE there's a bonus game, wallpaper, etc. Suffice it to say, that I will no doubt play this one again sometime. I had been getting tired of HO's but this one brought me back to them again. It's a very good game. Enjoy!
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! I almost did not purchase this game. It seemed the typical save the new queen type thing. Boy was I surprised! This game has very high quality graphics and the sound is appropriate if sometimes a little repetitive, but then we can always turn the sound down. At this point I think I am about 1/2 way through and thoroughly enjoying it. Puzzles and HOGS are varied and interesting. A couple I had trouble figuring out how to start and once I had to use the guide but for the most part it is soluble without too much effort. Some games just take a certain amount of time because one must move various elements back and forth on the board. Love the puzzles/hogs that resemble the popup gift cards and can morph by hitting an arrow. I don't remember anything quite like it. If you have also overlooked this game please try it. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow these devs have it down this is the third? I think in this series and it's just as good as the two before. First and foremost.. it's a decent length, something we haven't seen lately. It had entertaining collectibles.. little eyes that became what they represented.. one fire, one ice and one earth as well as some surprise boxed presents that were a challenge to find. Your owl helped you get to high places, you had an amulet that you could use to heal/repair broken things and every so often you would receive what they called a lens, a circular piece that you needed to fit into the scene. There were also multi page pop up books with little puzzles that told the story along the way. Nothing was so repetitive that it became tiresome. You just had a little of this and a little of that all the way through the game. There were achievements to achieve as well. Now add to all this gorgeous graphics, good voice overs and a huge assortment of both mini games and HO scenes and you have a winning combo. Yes there were worlds to save and rituals to stop..but what can you do? these seem to be the standard storylines in every single game. But not to worry.. with everything this game has to offer you'll hardly even notice that. I really enjoyed this one. Hope you do too.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love LOVE this game. I am only an hour into this game and I love it more than any of the last 10 or so I have bought. I am over the dark moody graphics and scenery I have been getting and these ones are really stunning. Even the Queen character is beautifully drawn. Puzzles are a particular reason I wanted to comment because they are SO innovative and different from many other games. I am delighted to still have some hours yet to play and will be very sad when I finish, and scrabbling through your files for another like it. THANK you.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good game I also was surprised this game was so well done. Easy to follow, puzzle levels were fairly easy, but some just challenging enough to keep me going. Easy to follow and just a great snow day game. Well worth the Collector's Edition price. Loved finding the "observers," that was better for me than a morphing object...although I do love the morph's, I never find them all on the first try.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Resplendent! A well-crafted game that is so pleasing to the eye, you won't want it to end! Folks, I'm halfway into the main game of this CE version, and I had to stop to encourage you to try it out, or better yet, buy it. Esthetically you can't find a more beautiful game. GrandMa Studios, you did a magnificent job! Stunning artwork, sound quality is fantastic, music is grand. Love this game. It's about one of the best games I've ever encountered. It's a pleasure to play a fantasy game for a change, what with other genres consisting of demons, goblins, lost souls, ghosts, rituals, witches, and dreary scenes. This game is so refreshing that I am going to enjoy every moment while I can. I don't want it to end! The artwork alone, what with its vibrant, cool, crisp colors especially the blues, and teal greens, and purples are superb! There are beautiful roses and all sorts of flowers, and owls, and birds, and intricate artifacts which are beautifully drawn. The scenes are magnificent. When you move your mouse across your screen the scene will sway ever so slightly, too. These devs have thought of everything. A sheer delight! The game-play so far is outstanding. A well-organized, well-crafted, and so far no typos or improper grammar. LOL! The actors are wonderful. Although, as great as they are, I would prefer that they speak a tad quicker. Others can inform you of the great storyline, right now I'm mesmerized by the graphics and the flow of this game. And, again, I prefer giving my reviews after a completed game, but I couldn't wait to tell you about it, that is, what little bit I have told you about it. I bought this game at a great Big Fish discount as usual! Now I must go back to this gorgeous game!
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks Like I've Got To Save The World Again! Many years ago, the Architects and Guardians created many fantastic Worlds. One of the Architects was deeply in love, but the woman he loved fell ill and perished, leaving him bitter and desperate, desperate to resurrect her! This feat bears a heavy price however, the destruction of Gaudium and it's Queen who is the Keeper of the Dark Ruby which is capable of destructing this world. Elemental Monsters have been sent to Gaudium and are creating havoc of epic proportions, as a Guardian, Grace must find the strength to defeat the Dark Architect and his minions before their entire world disappears into nothingness. My favorite feature of the Reflections of Life series is finding the 65 Observers, those one eyed creatures that love to hide in plain sight. There is a tab on the left of the screen that will let you know when all have been found in the scene, if you haven't found them all, you won't get the chance to go back to some locations when they have been completed. You will also be equipped with an Architect Lense that will allow you to discover hidden places, but each lense can only be used once. There is a Mini Game associated with the Lense, swapping pie shaped pieces to create an image. Eventually you will receive an Amulet that will help you translate the ancient languages, which also has a Mini Game associated with it where you recreate symbols by dragging several segments until completed. Many of the Plus Sign inventory items also have small puzzles to solve and there are 15 Achievements to earn, as well as your trust Owl to help you out with items out of reach. There are several smaller Zoom Zone Hidden Object Scenes, and the main HOP's come in several variations. There are interactive List finds, scenes requiring you to replace the items back into the scene, finding items that match the descriptions given, finding multiples of a single item and even an interactive play where you find items within three different play scenes, switching back and forth between acts to find and place items related to the story being told. You can choose to play a Match 3 game instead of most of the HOP's. The Mini Games are in abundance, some of which are very clever. The following are brief descriptions of some of the games you will play during the demo: 1) Set 6 candles straight, clicking on one affects others. 2) Recreate the color and pattern shown using specific colors in a specific order. 3) Swap tiles to create a portrait image. 4) Use a torch to melt the ice in a specific pattern. 5) Fight the Elemental monster using the correct shield, then the sword to attack. 6) Rotate tiles to restore the image. 7) Place broken mirror shards correctly. 8) Swap tokens to match their color coded slots. 9) Rotate and swap flower petals so all flowers are uniform in color. 10) Complete the scene using sliders to control the position, size and rotation of the images. 11) Rotate the rims to make the pieces correspond with the continents. 12) Swap facial features to match the masks shown on each bust. 13) Paint each window segment with the color shown on the center segment. This Collector's Edition has 15 Achievements, 65 hidden Observers, replayable Hidden Object Scenes and Mini Games, Match 3 Games, 8 Music Soundtracks, Movies, 10 Wallpapers, 3 Lucky Gifts, two Bonus Chapters: Liberation and Magic Sight, and a built in Strategy Guide, enjoy!
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behind The Crowd, But HAD To Comment... Based On Completed Game Finally! A game I can get excited about! Grand Ma has become one of my favorite Devs. They are second to none in creating BEAUTIFUL and COMPLEX fantasy worlds, and interesting games to go with them. Here we have a game that, in places, requires some thought as to your next move. You'll find the HOPs to be varied in difficulty...several with a new "pop-up book" look that I loved. Mini-games were also fun and varied...some that, for me, took awhile to solve. They DO have a re-set button...and I used it SEVERAL times. There is a game gimmick, but they combined 3 games in one, so it didn't get to be so very tedious. In addition, I thought they used it with great restraint, so it wasn't over-used, IMO. Good CE extras, with the usual strategy guide and bonus game. An extra bonus game is unlocked after finding all of the collectibles. They're called "observers" and there are 65 of them...animated eyeballs that do a good job of staying hidden. A banner will slide out to tell you how many to find in each scene. If we miss a few, we can pick them up in the extras. Take note...the game won't automatically tell you the ones you missed. When you choose "Observers" in the Extras, you'll need to scan each location to find where you have to go. There are also three surprise "Lucky Gifts" to be found, so be on the lookout. The cursor will not change when you run across them. You'll have to click around a bit to see if you get any responses. Alternate Match 3 game for those who would like a break from HOPs. Four levels of difficulty to choose from. A nice, clear jump map and transporting hint button. I have to say I thought the bonus game was a little short. BUT...I was hot on the trail of the remaining Observers...and I found one of the Lucky Gifts there. So...in the end I was ok with it. The BONUS bonus was unlocked after finding the collectibles, and was a pop-up book HOP about the history of the Observers. I listed another Grand Ma game to the side, if you'd like to play another winner from this Dev. Also...don't forget to visit the forums for game questions and a lot of info you won't find here. Get there by going to the top of this page. You'll see, above the game video, "Get game tips". The game complexity petered out a bit towards the end, but all in all, I'm happy with my purchase. Grand Ma Studios put a lot of creativity and some new innovation in this game...and it shows. Thank you Devs and BFG. Hope YOU find some fun today. Happy gaming
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW It's going to hard to top this game. Even though its missing one of my favorite things :morphing objects, and its a little heavy on puzzles I still am enjoying this game tremendously. The graphics are wonderful, and one can get lost in each screen shot. thanks developers!
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really impressive.... ...and being a HOPA addict, I've played many such games and am not easily impressed. Great care was taken with this game to make it an extremely enjoyable playing experience. It's not a game to be rushed through, and I would not recommend it to those who don't like puzzles but rather just hit the skip button in an attempt to move on. There are many little puzzles interspersed throughout the game and I have enjoyed them all so far (well, except maybe for the slider, as those tax my patience - but having said that, it is a "gentle" slider puzzle without a great many pieces). The game overall is very polished and just plays well overall. If you enjoy this game, I also highly recommend Reflections of Life: Equilibrium by the same developer, released about a year ago, as it set the same high standards that this game does. Happy gaming. :-)
Date published: 2016-01-15
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