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{GAMES} Maggie’s Movie: Camera, Action!

Maggie has always loved the movies and longs to be a film director. But when she gets her big break as the assistant director on Waves of Love, a new film from Sure Shot Pictures, the producer keeps getting in the way of her dream. Susan won’t pay the hard-working crew for overtime, and they’re threatening to strike! Even worse, Susan blames Maggie for the crew’s unhappiness, so she must find a way to keep them on the set without compromising her values. And when the studio owner’s son arrives on set, Maggie needs to convince him that she can bring everything together on time and budget – or she’ll lose her job!

Maggie has always been hard-working, honest and humble, but this environment is making it difficult for her to stay true to herself. Can she keep the show running, stay out of the Hollywood drama and follow her dream all the way to the director’s chair?

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So, this time, we are play as Maggie, another workinghard girl who try to follow her dream to be successful movie director. Well, there’s nothing wrong with a character has trait like working hard and kind, but sometime, I feel like these character are same person. But as the game progress, I found Maggie little bit insecure and sometime she can be doubtful with her decision.

The storytelling in Delicious and its spin-offs is something that made me fall in love. It’s like the core of all games. It’s not Delicious universe if we didn’t get heartwarming, funny and witty story. Each level show us some conflict and the solution. And sometime the gameplay will get influenced by the story plot.

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Talk about gameplay, I love that the developer put more thought, because we’re not only working around movie set, but also cinema as well. Each set deliver different task. For example, in movie set, we mostly get task to prepare movie setup, while in cinema, we selling movie tickets.

The game consist 60 level of main story  and 18 challenge level. If you purchase Collector’s Edition, you will get additional 12 level of bonus chapter and 3 challenge level.

I see Game House keep expanding their theme, and I’m so excited to try all of them! But, there’s question pop up on my mind. Will we get tired with the Delicious universe?

Developer      : Gamehouse & World-Loom

Release Date : March 22, 2017

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{GAMES} Lost Lands: The Wanderer

For years, the sailors and pirates of the Lost Lands have been talking about a ghostly ship sailing in the heart of a storm. This vision disappears as soon as it comes to life. Rumors spread about the ship’s captain, a huge octopus that travels with the ship, a Yarl’s curse, and an evil sorceress!

Meanwhile, Susan finds a strange pirate chest with the compass of the worlds inside and a note begging for help. It’s time for her to return to the Lost Lands!

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Still remember how harsh the comment I gave to Five-BN when I finished the third game. I was said the storyline kinda boring, although the graphic is impressive. Fortunately, on fourth game, they made some improvement.

From story wise aspect, it really nice seeing the additional character that helps Susan during her journey and I have to say, I miss Maaron! I love their collaboration fighting the evil, because once they unite, no one can stop them!

And their graphic presentation is never fail impress me. High quality animation and realistic style they use is so FIVE BN. I only disappointed with the backsound, because throughout the game, there’s no music. They need to improve in this aspect for next game.

From gameplay aspect, Lost Lands: The Wanderer delivers single type of HOS, which is silhouette HOS. Not that I complain because there’s no item list HOS, but it can be boring after few times. Luckily, it doesn’t feel boring at all.

Overall, the fourth installment is great addition to the series. I was worried they will lack of new story ideas, but it seems FIVE-BN broke my worries. So, kudos to the team.

Oh, and I just read there’s another Lost Lands game will release this year. Will they more entertaining than before?

Developer                   : FIVE-BN Games

Release Date              : October 26, 2016

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{GAMES} The Keeper of Antiques: The Imaginary World

Someone has activated an artifact that takes people to a world filled with their wildest fantasies. When the Imaginary World starts taking over reality, it’s up to you to find and neutralize the artifact. Can you save the world in time?

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I have to say, I become more and more love this series than Witches’ Legacy. With signature shades of color for visual, high quality graphics and cutscense, EleFun Games once again prove their skills and professionalism in HOPA industry.

Throughout the game, you’ll working by using Keeper’s device, which can be used to detect and neutralize artifacts. It’s cool addition into a gameplay that already entertaining. The hiddenobject didn’t feels repetitive and if you don’t feel like playing HOS, you can switch it to Mahjong. The puzzle also fun with medium level of challenge.

As much as I love the visual and gameplay, I wish they could add more twist or original ideas into their storyline. But overall, I enjoy the game and even want more from this series!

 

Developer                   : Elefun Games

Release Date              : January 28, 2017

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{GAMES} Adam Wolfe: Blood Eternity

Following his previous two cases, Adam begins to unravel a new mystery. This time, Adam comes to the aid of a painter that is besieged by a ghost. In his investigation, he learns more about the same cult and that it might be somehow connected to his missing sister. Through mortal danger, he reunites the painter with his departed wife but also attains a solid lead about his sister.
For the final case, Adam finds his sister, but also the leader of the cult which took her, leading to a confrontation. He narrowly avoids death and ends up in a strange world that seems to be completely morphed even though it resembles reality. Battling madness, he manages to find his way back to reality where he sees that he is about to get killed by the cultists and their powerful leader. Instead, his sister sacrifices time and Adam avoids danger but ends up trapped in a place outside of this world.

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Is just me or the last two episode feels more intense than the previous two?

The storyline in Lady Painter and Zero Hour getting more tense, complex and thrilling. Wolfe’s goal become closer, and each step he takes, he get closer to the darkest side. I love how Mad Head Games write their story by connecting each chapter. It seems different cases, but everytime we complete it, we get a new clue.

Also, I love how Mad Head Games keep HOS in minimum. They focus on puzzle and adventure part, which is very challenging and entertaining. Mad Head Games, like their name, is really mad head. They put more effort into their puzzle since they didn’t work on HOS too much. Crafting puzzle are way more harder, IMO, because you have to think, “ Is this one suits the story?” and “Are we already create this in another game?”

I don’t think I need to say more about their graphic. Their visual is as amazing as their gameplay. We didn’t spent too much time by collecting inventory. It feels like we’re moving really, really fast.

Overall, I love this game. The open ending made me curious, where Adam will go after this? Will he just wait until his time over? Or there’s another adventure wait for him?

 

Developer                   : Mad Head Games

Release Date              : 2016

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{GAMES} Edge of Reality: Lethal Prediction

Deadly “accidents” are happening all over Universe City, but they’re occurring more frequently, making the citizens question who or what is really behind them. Are they murders or something darker? When your father becomes the latest victim, it’s up to you to figure out what is causing this phenomenon. Can you prevent more tragedies before it’s too late?

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At first, I thought we’re going to have good-fight-evil cliche’, but turns out, this game deliver something unique in their storyline. The evil wasn’t just pure evil that wants to destroy everything, instead it was a good wise person who become evil and wants revenge. 4 Friends Game know how to keep their player seat patiently while revealing the truth.

 

But unfortunately, there’s nothing special with gameplay. It’s just like another standard HOPA gameplay where you collect inventory by completing HOS and mini-game. The only unique feature is magical bracelet that will allow you to release your soul from body and interact with magical artifact. It also can show you the true form of evil energy.

Luckily they serves us graphic with stellar quality. The visual, music, art style and animation are gorgeous and outstanding. It even gone better than previous game of Edge of Reality. I also want to applause the actor behind voice over. It sound lively and real!

Although there’s minor flaw, I’m totally enjoy this game. The bonus chapter offer extra story that might be little bit flat compared with main chapter. But it’s really worth your time, especially if you try to find something fun, entertaining with fantasy touch.

 

Developer                   : 4 Friends Games

Release Date              : February 5, 2017

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{GAMES} Living Legends: Beast of Bremen

Your sister has been chosen to play at Bremen’s legendary music festival! But your joy is short-lived when a dark fog blankets the town and your sister goes missing! To top it all off, someone is transforming people into animals! Can you uncover the sinister magic at play and save the city?

Living Legends - Beast of Bremen

Whenever I play Living Legends, I always try to figure out which folklore they use as inspiration. In the first game, it was Ice Queen. The second one was Snow White, while the third one was Goldilocks and the Three Bear. And if I remember correctly, the fourth one was inspired by Rumpelstiltskin. Now, for the fifth installment, I think they combine Rapunzel and Sandman (please correct me if I’m wrong)

The storyline in Beast of Bremen start with very basic plot: save your own sibling. But as times goes by, the plot twist that appear in each chapter make this game feels fun and interesting. The revelation made me cry so hard. I forgot when the last time I feel so emotional with game’s storyline.

I have no complain for their high quality graphic. It combined beautifully with enchanting soundtrack. Their voice acting also on top, compared with previous game. You can say 4 Friends Games has been improving their style.

For gameplay, although I play on casual mode, it still feel challenging and hard sometime. If you have been in HOPA genre for long time, you’ll love the quality of HOS and puzzle. It’s super entertaining, not feel repetitive like other games. Wow, you just win my heart, 4 Friends Games.

Anyway, if you purchase the Collector Edition, you’ll get bonus chapter that tells the story before the event in main chapter.

Once again, 4 Friends Games stole my heart with their fantastic game. Oh, and what folklore that will inspire them next time?

 

Developer                   : 4 Friends Games

Release Date              : February 17, 2017

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{GAMES} Cursed Cases: Murder at Maybard Estate

Emmett Maybard has been murdered in his sprawling mansion, and it looks like he’s not the only family member the killer’s after! News of your supernatural abilities has spread, and you’ve been called in to investigate the case. Can you uncover the murderer before it’s too late, or will you be next?

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In this game, we play as detective who has supernatural ability, which allows us to see the past by using Aura monocle. The premise is kinda interesting, but it falls flat quickly. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy finding a clue by seeing the past. I just wish there’s something more in this feature.

Another feature is Forensic Kit. This tools can be use when we collecting fingerprint. In the ending, we use this to compare all fingerprint that we already collected. It’s very easy task as you only compare which one that looks different.

But aside from that, I have to say their visual is amazing. The animation also great, although sometime seeing the character’s movement can be awkward. And let’s talk about voice over. Whoever done it, I want to give them standing ovation. It’s full of emotion and making the character look lively.

The main chapter’s story was great, but not the bonus one. It took me half hour to completed it, and it doesn’t add anything important to the main chapter.

Still, Cursed Cases: Murder at Maybard Estate is fun game to play during a break. Hopefully the developer improve it in the next one (if they plan to make a sequel)

Developer                   : Daily Magic Productions

Release Date              : July 10, 2016