I first learned about the hidden object game Shadow Wolf Mysteries : Curse of the Full Moon collector’s edition while I was downloading a free preview version of a different game. One of the things I like about the BFG game manager is it will suggest games for you to play. Shadow Wolf Mysteries sounded interesting enough, so I went ahead and played it.
Storyline for Shadow Wolf Mysteries : Curse of the Full Moon
Like so many other hidden object games, you play a detective called to a small town where there have been a series of murders. In this case, panic has set in amongst the residents because they think a werewolf is committing the murders. After spending the entire month of October watching zombie movies, this storyline was actually a refreshing change for me.
When the game starts, you meet with Gerard, the town’s prefecture. He catches you up on the events, making sure to tell you he doesn’t believe a werewolf is killing people. Your job is to investigate and find the real culprit behind the murders.
I had a few issues with how the storyline in Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Curse of the Full Moon collector’s edition unfolded, but I’ll talk about those in a minute.
Shadow Wolf Mysteries : Curse of the Full Moon Game Play
Shadow Wolf Mysteries is a hidden object adventure game. In addition to the hidden object puzzles, you have to complete mini-quests to advance further in the game. There is a journal that provides additional information about the plot, an inventory tray to hold objects for later use, and a hint button that recharges after the usual 60 seconds.
I did not experience any problems with the actual game play. Though I had to use the hint button once or twice (mostly out of laziness), I didn’t find the puzzles to be particularly challenging. Then again, I’ve played a lot of hidden object adventure games. But I would say even the non-experienced gamer could get through Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Curse of the Full Moon collector’s edition with little trouble.
The computer graphics were a little off when it came to the characters, but the rest of the game was fine. The music was okay too.
Overall Thoughts on Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Curse of the Full Moon
I didn’t like Shadow Wolf Mysteries: Curse of the Full Moon collector’s edition for a couple of reasons.
1. One of the voice actresses truly sucked – In the game, you meet a fortune teller named Madlen. The actress playing her basically phoned in her performance. Come on now. It’s a video game. You mean you couldn’t spend one day practicing your lines ?
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