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Enjoy a new episode in the Off the Record series! Are you willing to ditch your vacation plans to track down the most famous thief in Venice? He’s a slippery suspect who has outwitted the best police minds in Italy. You’ll soon discover that he won’t be easy to find even with your crack detective skills – because they don’t call him ‘The Fox’ for nothing…

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:

  • Watch the behind the scenes video
  • Collect morphing animals and letters throughout the game
  • Earn special Achievements
  • Get soundtracks, wallpapers, screensavers, and concept art
  • Try the available Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1376 MB

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Off the Record: The Italian Affair Collector's Edition is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 17 Morphs in Venice I collected 52 Foxes. The tool bar has a empty cutout of the fox until you collect it. Collected 16 letters and 10 travel guides. Went back and picked up the 2 foxes I missed when I was done. Foxes are very small. 4 Chapters + Bonus. I was glad I had the guide. Have windows 10 and had some slight problems. I had to fool around to get the camera to work and part of the people speaking would disappear but not bad. The game is so beautiful and fun I was glad I played it. Some puzzles didn't want to interact. Liked the scooter game. Did you see the bottle and can that has Eipix on it?
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Robin Hood Of The Art World Fantastic! You're in for a treat today, this is a very entertaining game, off the Record, of course. The extras seem to keep coming as the game progresses, there are 10 travel guide pages to collect, 16 letters of the alphabet, 17 morphs, and 52 collectible fox figurines, I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg. You are investigating a story about an art thief dubbed the Fox, who has come out of retirement, but wait, there's a crazy lady following you! She claims it's the Fox, the Fox claims it's the crazy ex-lover framing him! This game has a real quality about it, everything is so realistic, from the people all the way down to the pigeons. You will earn achievements, for not using the hint button or even finishing a mini game quickly. You will have slots in the panel for different business cards, press cards etc. to allow you to access them quickly and there are slots for fox collectibles, maps and even a camera which is a mini game in itself. When you use the camera, you need to put buttons on the correct setting, then focus the picture using a top and bottom button and once in focus you click the button to take the picture. There are a lot of mini games, some quite simple, some take some tinkering. Simple puzzles like following directions to make an Italian ice cream, or ringing bells in the correct order as shown on a music sheet, these are easy and fun. Other puzzles such as turning 2 different discs with partial pictures in three sections, this takes a few minutes to figure out how many frames are turning per click and adjusting both sections so they synchronize up. The HOS are mostly progressive interactive silhouettes where you find the first item that matches the silhouetted shape and use that item in the scene, for example finding a letter opener and using that letter opener to open an envelope which exposes the next object and so forth. I was thoroughly entertained by this game, go ahead and check this one out, enjoy!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for everyone! Absolut fan of this game! I like the live actors in the cinematics, and the gameplay is just fine! The HO scenes are great, love the transition in that bell tower! Never seen that before. The art is really beautiful, I wanna to go to Italy now :) I'll track down that culprit, even if that's La Volpe himself! :)
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUON GIORNO! A SUPERIOR PLEASANT GAME OF INTRIGUE! Five stars for a game that does not start off with a grisly murder scene or kidnapping theme. La Volpe--The Fox is suspected to have stolen a priceless piece of art in the magnificent city of Venice, Italy! Yay! Even veteran gamers will have to sit still for a brief tutorial and learn some of the game's mechanics. After practically sleeping through a seemingly endless number of over-rated 5-star review games, here is something unique and maybe a bit more challenging. Another Yay! You are a notable top journalist given the assignment of writing a story of the priceless theft and we get to fly off to enjoy beautiful Italy! Pass the bread sticks, please! Collectibles, puzzles and morphing objects--which even I don't mind finding--bold and brilliant colors abound in this game of cat-and-mouse. This game is to be enjoyed as much as a sumptuous plate of homemade spaghetti and meatballs--my specialty! Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Italian Affair is Off The Hook As an investigative reporter, you have been assigned to travel to Venice to follow up on the latest museum theft by La Volpe (the fox). After you arrive, you discover there is a twist to the story, as well as a mysterious woman who is stalking you. The first Off The Record - Linden Shades was a good, fairly long game with a strange story line dealing with powerful artifacts, rituals and forces. This one begins with the theft of one of those artifacts. As mentioned, this is set in Venice, and it is an extraordinarily clean, pristine and idealized version of the famous city. Oddly though, no one here has even a trace of an Italian accent. The heaviest accent detected during the trial was one that, if anything, sounded Swedish. There is lip synching of the dialog. That aside, the play is fairly standard with a plus: the hidden object scenes are multidimensional, sometimes panning through three or four mini-scenes. The difficulty level is fairly low, but they are so pleasing to look at that it can be forgiven. Puzzles and mini-games fit very well into the story, but were not as impressive as the hidden object scenes. There were some actions that required clicking in a precise spot as well. This being Italy, you also get to ride a motor scooter. The story advances slowly as you collect clues left by La Volpe as to the mystery behind this latest theft. The Collector's Edition is aptly named. There are four, that's right four, collectible items: foxes, scrolls, morphing objects, and letters of the alphabet. There are also achievements, pseudo-achievements and pseudo extras. The combination of artwork, game play and collectibles make this Affair worthy of strong consideration. This one may belong On The (game manager) Record.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off The Record: Italian Affair CE I truly loved this game! The variety of different types of HOG and the storyline are great! Very beautiful artwork and very challenging if attempting to do the casual without using hints. I think they were really creative in the development of this game. Played it through three times on different levels just to challenge myself. Almost as good as an Easter Egg Hunt! !!! Highly recommend this game for all HOG lovers.
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thoroughly enjoyed this! This game did everything well. I even appreciate the souvenir room. Going back to each scene gave me a chance to appreciate the artwork. It was quick without being dull. I am not always a fan of gamers forcing you to replay hogs or redo puzzles for achievements. This was left entirely to my discretion. The behind the scenes was a glimpse of what it would be to work in that environment. All good! The game was well planned and moved smoothly. even the bonus chapter was five star. Great Job!
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eccellente! This game is excellent! Beautiful graphics, nice music, great setting! Adventure, mystery, plot twist! Voice overs are nice, but some are lacking the Italian accent. Puzzles are challenging, but not super hard. HO scenes are moderately difficult. I like the option of customizable difficulty level. Overall, a fun game, very easy to fall into the story. As a side note... For cgi characters, some of them are cute! ;) Bravo developers/artists :)
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gloriously Artful BASED ON DEMO FIRST IMPRESSIONS In a word. Beautiful. All of it. Everything about it. From the first seconds, this game is beautiful. And classy. And extremely professional. In a different league, really, to the first Off The Record, which was a great game, but for reasons that didn’t specifically include the beautiful art and sound. Everything works. The opening cut scenes are interesting, in an investigative journalist way, not insane crashes or wild witchery, and beautifully crafted. Venice is, of course, a great location if you want to showcase some artwork of your own. The sound tracks are also great. The music is mostly light and airy, gentle – creating an atmosphere that is delicate with a whiff of intrigue. But there is plenty of variety. The voiceovers are excellent. Again with that Eipix signature dialogue device, lip synched cameo shot, with the larger shot still. I loved the sound of gulls. It never occurred to me to think of gulls in Venice, but of course, it makes perfect sense. WHAT’S HAPPENING? You are the journalist who investigated Linden Shades (first Off The Record game), now famous. Le Volpe, The Fox, an art thief who allegedly retired 5 years ago, has committed another heist at the Museum in Venice. You are supposed to be going there for a holiday, but your boss has got a lead, and you would never knock back a chance to find this character, who has managed to remain both anonymous and at large. So you’re off on a working holiday now, with little time for the sights. The story has some interesting twists almost immediately. You’ll have to keep on your toes. GAMEPLAY This is easy gameplay for the most part, there’s plenty of help with a directional hint, and interactive jump map. The map has spectacular aerial shots of the locations. Lockable inventory. Journal with notes. Later, tapes with interesting historical info. You also have a camera. This is used in specific situations where it can, with the help of an acquired special filter, and via a mini-game, reveal otherwise hidden information. There are also inventory plus items that combine or require extra actions. HOPs: all silhouettes so far, but... one is progressive interactive, another is replace the silhouetted objects, another has zoom in windows with mini-word lists. Some, the scene involves only 4 or 5 objects, cuts to another place and another small silhouette list. I preferred the panning found in other Eipix games. Puzzles, not many and none that I’d call hard. Which means too easy for the hard core crowd. Way too easy. But there are 3 difficulty levels, plus a custom level. You receive useful cards, such as press pass, which are kept in a separate section of the inventory. Adventure play is straightforward, intuitive mostly, but fun. Plenty to do. I love the interface, but it is a little crowded, with journal, achievements, collectibles indicator, menu, and guide on the left and map, useful cards, hint, camera, and I’m sure at least one other thing I have forgotten on the right. I found myself backing out when I didn’t want to, or pressing the wrong thing if I got sloppy. CE BLING! There is so much fun to be had after the game that it’s almost too complex to explain. Collectibles: 36 fox figurines. Not easy. I did not find one! 10 travel guide pages. 16 letters of the alphabet. Morphing objects in the HOPs – I forget how many. I found one. All the other beauty is definitely distracting. Achievements, lots of both performance and story. Displayed from main menu in a gallery in the museum, also accessed from the journal. I like the way the achievements are grouped together by type into different show cases or other furnishings. Gallery items: Wallpapers, screensaver?, concept art, music. Making of photos and behind the scenes video. Even pix in the credits, according to my understanding of one of the achievements. Replayable HOPs (10), and puzzles (30)!, which are accessed by a simple puzzle. An in-game SG of course, the bonus chapter, and an area in the extras called the Terrace, which I’m guessing is a souvenir room for the other 36 collectibles. COMBINED IMPACT A glorious game filled with beauty, art and intrigue. A high brow and more sedate version of “Smithsonian Hope Diamond”.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I like this game a lot! The setting (beautiful Venice), and the graphics are really nice! I played a lot of hopa games, but this one I love because it's so realistic. I enjoyed playing and listening the music! The credits are awesome, with those collectable pictures, that you can watch later in extras :) Even the credits are hopa :) I recommend this game to everyone, I just finished the demo, played with my kids, and they loved it too!
Date published: 2014-04-21
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