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Vendel Games presents the next chapter in the Love Chronicles series!

You are Princess Lerione, heir to the throne of the kind Queen Alura, and you've at last come of age! What should have been a joyous occasion quickly takes a dark turn as you're pulled into the Shadow World. Your mother's once dark past is threatening to become your future. Your mentor, the wise wizard Lucio, has given you an artifact that can send you home, but it is up to you how you will use it, for good or for evil. With it, you will determine the ultimate fate of the worlds of Light and Shadow! Will you stand with the forces or light, or fall prey to the darkness lurking within, as your mother once did? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden object puzzle adventure!

  • Play as Sebastian the Cat in the bonus chapter!
  • Collect morphing objects and statues to learn more about the characters!
  • Remember your journey with wallpapers, soundtrack, and exclusive concept art
  • Never get lost with the included strategy guide

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 600 Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • DirectX: 6.0
  • Hard Drive: 1139 MB

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Love Chronicles: Beyond the Shadows Collector's Edition is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No one knows, but the Shadow (Shadow World Dwellers, that is!) Speaking of which, I just completed the entire CE version of this game and alas, I didn't get all the morphing objects to check out all the shadow world dwellers, but I did get all the collectibles. You have an option to use light or dark magic on the characters. I went light! My only disappointment was that you couldn't go back and find the remaining morphing objects after the Bonus Game. A land of magic--witches, a dragon, owls, crows, shadow world dwellers, Lerione, Sabastian, (the snooty cat), and others. Fantastic game all around. Great game-play, flow, ingenious tasks. The game was challenging but not difficult. There were lots of match the pairs type of tasks, and puzzles and HOS. A very nice balance to be sure. I enjoyed opening the cabinets with the correct keys. Finding the fuel for the witches' broom. Making the soup for the soldiers to distract them for a bit so that I could continue on. Using the right colors for the tapestry. Very cool! I loved the thought that was put in to this game! Great job, devs! The music, though repetitious, was wonderful and I've heard some of it before. After completing the Bonus Game, you have the option of saving 8 tunes from the gameas follows: Reflections, Doubts, Foreboding, Furious Spirit, Ringing Silence, Dark Past, Bad Dream, and last but not least, Lerione's Song. I downloaded a couple and it's nice to know that with the CE you have the option to do this. This is preferable to me than downloading wall paper. The artwork was absolutely stunning. Lots of blues and greens and pinks and reds, you got it all! Nice crisp colors and the objects were clear. Vendel Games Devs, along with Big Fish, did an excellent job on this one. And perhaps in the past I may have been a little tough on the editors regarding the writing, that is, grammar and misspelled words, and, I'm not sure, but I think it's due to the fact that it may have been written in another language and thus the translation to English may suffer a bit. If I'm wrong, I stand to be corrected. Needless to say, the storyline was great and well thought out as was the entire game. The voiceovers were exceptional. A couple of times the lips kept going even after the voice stopped. But all in all this was a fabulous and fun game. There were some first-time tasks for me, which is a joy and a happy change! Sabastian, the cat, was a bit opinionated but a great helper in both games. Devs, ingenious!! Great game and a delight! If you like fantasy, and yes there are witches in the story but the ambiance is far from gloomy, I can tell you that much! Some of the characters were comical! I highly recommend this game!
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cat gave it 5 Stars! Loved it! Beautiful colorful Graphics. The Bonus Game was EXCELLENT for a change! I loved it more than the Main Game. Maybe one day Game Developers will give us a Game totally from the perspective of Cats. Wouldn't that be great?
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i'm not a circus cat love love love this game. the humor is great/ when you laugh out loud and you are alone it better be why..graphics beautiful..music relaxing not overwhelming, characters some funny and well thought out. hos okay for me. puzzles mostly easy and i'm not fond of them. ended weird but a very enjoyable game. i'm still missing 6 morphs and i played it twice already. take your time and really you will enjoy it.
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A series that each game holds its own! Completed CE: I was a bit surprised to see another game in this series. I was glad I bought it. It kept me going from start to finish. Fantastic in all categories. There are some new things that made this game different then the others in this series and recent games BF is putting out. And I loved the bonus chapter.(Sorry, no spoilers here!) But I can say the CE is worth buying for the bonus chapter. I recommend all the games in this series!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Don't say I Love a Game like ever but this one.Had everything but Thunder Storm. The Sarcastic Cat was a JOY & the nasty bad people where a Hoot. haa! Lots of scenes mini game play wasn't the usual pain. Need more like this . Inner acting with added sarcasm instead of just point / click is always FUN. I do have there other games as well though this one I will play AGAIN! I haven't tried the dark magic option yet. lol
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SPLIT PERSONALITY It's Princess Lerione's 21st Birthday and her world is about to change forever. Lerione's mother, Queen Alura, has just given her an amulet for her coming of age present, and in the blink of an eye, her entire world changes. The princess has just entered the Shadow World, and soon discovers her mother's past is now her future! An evil villain captured Alura during her coming of age, and a brave prince went to the past to alter the course of events, which prevented Alura from becoming a witch. Now the princess must face many challenges in a world filled with dark magic, she must choose her own path using Light Magic, or Dark Magic, either decision will leave an everlasting imprint on her soul! The Shadow World is a world of magic, so naturally, Princess Lerione receives a Magic Ball to rid the world of unfriendly Shadow World dwellers. Each time it's used you'll have to choose whether to use Light magic which rids the dwellers without harm, or Dark magic which rids them for good (but in a bad way I suppose) The Royal Wizard let's you borrow his feline counterpart, Sebastian who helps you out by retrieving items only a talking cat can get to. Many of the inventory items have plus signs indicating further action is required before the item can be used, and many of those actions are small puzzles to solve. There are 26 Morphing Objects to discover and 11 Collectible Figurines with bios, throughout your adventure. The graphics are fantastic, and there's all kinds of creatures and things that go bump in the night, nothing really scary, but it's a nice change of pace. The Hidden Object Puzzles are pretty creative, for example, one HOP has an organ playing skeleton that has you repeating color coded sequences on the organ keys, then throws out pictures of items to find in several stages, between stages you will find his accessories and place them appropriately. There are also interactive list finds with muzzles to solve, silhouetted shape finds, story item finds and even a HOP using a magic revealing lens that shows invisible items. The Mini Games are just plain ole fun, and in abundance. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Navigate your boat using arrows to avoid obstacles. 2) Tap planks to form stairs, clicking on one plank affects others. 3) Swap tiles to form a complete image for three different images. 4) Change the position of the rabbit on the right to match the rabbit on the left. 5) Carve a bucket out of a pumpkin by dragging the knife along the lines. 6) Put the flowers on the wreath correctly. 7) Hang the beads above the bed according to the clues shown. This Collector's Edition has 26 Morphing Objects, 11 Collectible Figurines, 8 Music Soundtracks, 8 Wallpapers, 7 Concept Art pictures, VG Team pictures, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It!!! Just started this game and what a hoot and a half!! Love the characters, especially the cat and the graphics are good! The HOS are really some of the best with some fun little surprises thrown in. (dancing and singing skeletons, anyone!) and I'm having a hard time stopping playing the game. Enjoy!!!
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEYOND THE SHADOWS IS AMAZING You play the game as Princess Lerione who has just reached that magical 21st birthday. As a special gift her mother, Queen Alura, gives her a special amulet with the admonishment to never take it off. Your carriage is soon stopped by a young boy who pleads for your help but as soon as you leave the carriage you realize that things have definitely changed and you are whisked away to the Shadow World – a kingdom that is the exact opposite of all you know and love in your own kingdom. Will you be able to navigate through the perils in your path and return to your home and those you love? The graphics are gorgeous and the Shadow World is created to perfection. I love the characters that I encountered in the game. The voiceovers are terrific and Sebastian is awesome with his drawn out voice that conveys just the right touch of imperiousness. There is a custom mode included in the game options where hints and mini-game skips can be set in a range of 15 – 275 seconds. There is an interactive, transporter type map to help you navigate the game and, oh yes, you do have a rascally old feline helper. You also acquire a magic ball that will help you deal with any evil characters who you meet in the Shadow World. The HOPS are some of the best I have seen in HOPA games and they are very creative. I loved a HOP scene with an old skeleton that had me laughing out loud. The team that created this game is so talented and imaginative that I love it. There are many HOPS in the game and the ones I played were very interactive. IMHO, this game has some of the best HOPS I have seen in ages. The mini-games are terrific as well although some are very easy. The CE version of the game includes collectibles, morphing objects, achievements, bonus chapter, Strategy Guide, music, wallpapers, concept art, Shadow World Dwellers, and pictures of the development team (something I love because I enjoy seeing the creative genius behind a game). Love Chronicles has never been one of my favorite series but Beyond the Shadows seems to be a bit improved from the others. The game is creative and it is not always glaringly apparent what needs to be done and where to move forward in the game. As often as I play these games, I did find that I had to use the hint button more than once because I couldn’t figure out where to go next. It is easy to miss little details that will help you through your adventure so be sure to pay attention to everything. Another think I enjoy about the game is that it is one of choices. At first glance I didn’t think I would like this game but looks can be deceiving and as I jumped into the story, I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I thought I would. Beyond the Shadows is a magical game and one that I heartily recommend that you try. Give it a chance because the game, although a bit slow at first, does pick up the pace. We all have different tastes when it comes to HOPA games so please try the demo to see if this is a game you will enjoy.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Chronicles 5 delivers an exceptional Fantasy Adventure! Vendel developers have created another excellent edition to this popular series, it may be their best in the series so far. It’s Love Chronicles 5: Beyond the Shadows Collector’s Edition and in it you will play as Queen Alura’s daughter, Princess Lerione! Just as before, Princess Lerione is kidnapped. This time she is pulled into the Shadow World. But now Princess Lerione has just had her 21st birthday and can take care of herself! With the powerful magical artifact given to her by her Mother and mentor, and the guidance of the wise wizard Lucio, Lerione can find a way home by herself! But darkness is tempting her. Princess Lerione drawn into the shadow world receives an offer to determine the fate of two worlds, using her artifact for good or for evil. This is the best feature of the game, for you can eliminate your adversary by dispersing Light Magic or Dark Magic, the choice is yours. With it, you will determine the ultimate fate of the worlds of Light and Shadow! Will you stand with the forces or light, or fall prey to the darkness lurking within, as your mother once did? Fans will find out in this spine-tingling hidden object puzzle adventure! I thought the graphics and the voice overs, and the sound/SFX merits at 4/5 rating but the story is also very compelling. Beginners and Expert players can enjoy this continuing saga. I hope Vendel continues producing this series with quality effects and engaging storylines....
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the 5th Love Chronicle...and I can't remember any of the earlier chapters When I saw the title of Love Chronicles my initial thought is this would be a "romance novel " sort of game. Was I ever wrong!! Beyond the Shadows is a marvelous fantasy game. I must admit I am often a total sucker for the fantasy genre. I own all of the Awakenings, all of the Dark Parables and most of the rest that fall into the realm of pure fantasy. This Love Chronicle has me over the moon, it's that good. A princess named Lerione is given an amulet on her 21st birthday by her mother, the Queen Alura. Lerione is told that she must don the amulet and never to remove it. Lerione is then encouraged by an elf-like being to help remove some muck and weeds from a water source that is crippling his village. Turns out the elf is is an evil henchman of a Shadow World queen and Lerione is brought into that world. She then meets some old man with branches growing out of his head!! He becomes convinced Lerione is the key to defeating the shadow world evil and restoring order to their realm. We are given a cat helper ( Sebastian ). Most of the game assistants are lame. This kitty is super cool in an arrogant cat-like manner. He gets soaked to the skin, dirtied by soot and still remains quite aloof as all cats manage to do. As the game progresses, and I have yet only completed the demo, we realize something dire will occur to Lerione at the demo end. What got me hooked with this fine offering from Vendel Games is the outstanding drawing, the life like characters, and most importantly some of the best hidden object segments and puzzles to come down the pike in a very long time. The initial HO scene is a long one with lots of interactivity and a good deal of challenge to successfully complete it. This turns out to be a harbinger of stellar things to come. I know there are some morphs to change but I only did one in the demo. If there are collectibles, I'm unaware because I got so wrapped up in the game to even think about them. Got to end this and buy the game. At year's end Beyond the Shadows may very well be a contender for game of the year. FANTASTIC!!
Date published: 2016-04-09
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