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May 27

The Dark City opens its gates!



Step into the shoes of the Monster Hunter and save the city of Lichtenheim in the third chapter of Grim Legends series!

Sylvia, the acolyte of the monster hunting Order, loses her memory. One year later the Incarceri Stone – a powerful artifact that binds Koshmaar, a horrifying creature from another world – is stolen! Sylvia and her master, Solomon, embark on a quest that will lead them into the city of Lichtenheim, where they will face the thief whose identity will come as no less a shock than the actual disappearance of the artifact.

The heroin and her mentor will need to face not only the evil forces within the gothic walls of the grim city, but also the dark secrets from the past.

Will Silvia succeed in recovering the Incarceri and prevent the Koshmaar from breaking free?

Grim Legends 3: The Dark City will be available at a 40% discount to celebrate the premiere.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/458470?beta=0

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May 6

The Return of the Queen



Princess Isabella: The Rise of an Heir tells the story in which the heiress Bella and her magical friends must face a power-hungry witch whose agenda is shrouded in mystery.

All begins with an evil spell turning the protagonist's mother into stone. Our young princess, who is the only legitimate heiress to the throne, narrowly escapes the same scary fate! Bella will embark on a scary adventure in order to free the kingdom from the clutches of the evil witch.

Her journey will take her through many beautiful hand drawn locations, where countless mysteries, mini games, puzzles, and hidden object challenges wait to be solved!

Will Bella succeed? Will the reigns return to the hands of the rightful ruler?

Princess Isabella launches with 40% discount to celebrate the release.

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About This Game

Embark on a dangerous quest through mysterious ruins and magical woods in the second chapter of Grim Legends series. Save the young queen from a mortal danger and change the faith of the entire kingdom!

When a mysterious illness befalls the queen of the Eagle Kingdom, a famous healer is summoned to Eagle Castle to examine her.

The Healer’s quest takes a sudden turn when the infant prince vanishes under mysterious circumstances. The queen is accused of practicing dark magic and thrown into the prison tower.

According to the kingdom’s law, sorcery is a crime punishable by death. The desperate King, believing his wife is innocent, begs the healer to find a way to exonerate the queen.

The protagonist has only one day to reach the ruins of the Swan Kingdom and unravel the mystery behind the ruling family’s curse. Only then will she manage to find the young heir to the throne and save the queen from her execution.

Will the healer be successful in saving the queen? Will she rescue the little prince from the clutches of dark magic?

The fate of two kingdoms lies in the healer’s hands.

Features

  • A legendary realm imagined brilliantly in 42 hand-painted locations
  • 3 fairy-tale sidekicks to help you in times of need
  • 32 challenging mini-games and 16 hidden-object scenes
  • 14 intriguing characters to meet on your journey
  • An additional story told from two different perspectives!
  • 29 achievements to unlock!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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heropld
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Great game elements, bringing good memories :)
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The Derp Knight
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
It's a find it game.
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Usagi
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is the second installment in the Grim Legends game series, it has no connection to the first title however. In this game you play a world famous healer brought to the Eagle Kingdom to tend to the beautiful queen. What starts off as a simple visit turns into an epic adventure battling dark magic and an evil curse. The fate of two kingdoms -and the lives of their denizens- lay in your hands. This game is filled with interesting twists and turns as well great gameplay, making a very enjoyable experience for fans of hidden object games.

You take the role of the famous healer brought to a majestic castle, you begin your job tending to the queen and everything is going well until the young prince is kidnapped and the queen is accused of practicing black magic. This offense is punishable by death and she is taken to jail. Her king is distraught and tasks you with the job of proving her innocence. Soon you’re dragged into a world of magic, curses and death as you race to find the prince and save his mother. Despite the title mentioning a “dark swan” this doesn’t play too big of a role in the story, mainly confined to the first half, which I found disappointing. The story is also rather predictable and not very interesting. I found the story of the Swan Kingdom, where the queen is from, to be the most alluring. It’s told via flashbacks and explains why the kingdom fell under a curse.

To play the game you use your mouse to interact with people and objects as well as move around. You also collect useful items and tools that you need to progress in the game.The main crux of the game are hidden object scenes where you are given a written list of items to find in the scene. There also some scenes where the list is presented as pictures of items to find. I felt that the game could have used more hidden object scenes, I also felt that the scenes could have been a bit more complex- such as requiring you to perform a few different steps to find an item, like move a piece of paper aside or paint a feather red. There are also puzzles in the game, they’re not too difficult but some do offer a challenge. One note, you play a healer in the game so I expected potion-making to be a larger part of the gameplay. While it did factor in more than usual hidden object titles I felt it was under-utilized.

Graphics-wise the game is beautiful. Lovely colors and artwork help keep the feel of the fairy tale land you’re exploring. The hidden object scenes are very well done with the items not being too small that it would hurt your eyes. The character models are very well done though movements can be a bit stiff. The game has full voice acting which is well done, though some of the younger characters can sound a bit annoying and their acting is off, but this is a minor issue. Music in the game is lovely and fits the tone of the story and all of the sound effects are also spot on.

Overall I do recommend Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan as an addition to your library. While not as stand out as the first title in the series, it’s still a solid gaming experience. There are Steam cards and achievements as well as collectable items to find during your playthrough. There is also a bonus chapter which is very adorable and also gives a nice side story about the queen. You have three cute sidekicks to help on your adventure which adds a bit of levity to the story, however, I did find the ending anticlimactic. All complaints aside, this is a good game, it’s fun to play and I recommend grabbing it when you can.

Lunar Productions
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Sarkoth
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Not as good as the first one, still very good.
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Kimchi Tea
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Terrible voice acting and awkward-looking animations, but the gameplay is solid and the story puts an interesting twist on one of my favorite fairy tales. Recommended for hidden object fans.
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Gilgamesh
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
If you like point and click games, mini games / puzzles blended into a fairy tale like story then you'll love this game!

Comparisons with first version: it seemed shorter than the first one, but still quite fun. The game replaced the LQ animated cutscenes to something more suitable, which is noticably good.
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永遠の旋律
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
"Your mother framed your wife." -The Healer.
i died.
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Wolfhowl
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Grim Legends 2: Song og the Dark Swan is much like the first one a cute point and click adventure game. And I will recommend them for anyone that want to experience the old kind of folk narratives, as that is what the story reminds me of the most. (Fairy Tales, Moral stories, legends.) While the game plays and feel mostly the same, I think it is an improvement from the first one.

The game is in first person, but unlike the first game it doesn't really bother me so much here. Since the protagonist is known as the "healer" and doesn't have a preexisting relationship with any of the characters, so while her profession is given she is pretty much a blank slate. (Personally still prefer most games in third person, but unlike the first game, I think the first person works here.)

The story is easy to follow and the puzzles are mostly enjoyable. This time the story fits the slower puzzle solving gameplay better than the first one, as the threats to the characters aren't presented to be as immediate as they were in the first game. So it makes sense that you work slowly to uncover the story. It is more the: “We need this done as soon as possible!” As opposed to some moments of the first one: “We need to do this NOW or we will die!”

The characters are easily identifiable and not very complex, but that fits well with the genre of story that is told in the game. As it is more about telling an enchanting tale, rather than how the characters experience the events. So you will be most likely able to guess who the evil one is before it is revealed just from clichés in old stories, but the story is still cute and charming. I won’t replay it, but I don’t regret buying or playing it.
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Derrick Rifkin
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Second installment of the Grim Legends series and it takes a more lighthearted, fairy-tale approach than the first one. No demon wizards and transmogrified princes, but an evil queen-mother, a heroic kind king and a mute cursed queen. A story guided along by the solving of puzzles, some of which are kind of confusing and obtuse, but nothing insurmountable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Grim Legends 2: Song og the Dark Swan is much like the first one a cute point and click adventure game. And I will recommend them for anyone that want to experience the old kind of folk narratives, as that is what the story reminds me of the most. (Fairy Tales, Moral stories, legends.) While the game plays and feel mostly the same, I think it is an improvement from the first one.

The game is in first person, but unlike the first game it doesn't really bother me so much here. Since the protagonist is known as the "healer" and doesn't have a preexisting relationship with any of the characters, so while her profession is given she is pretty much a blank slate. (Personally still prefer most games in third person, but unlike the first game, I think the first person works here.)

The story is easy to follow and the puzzles are mostly enjoyable. This time the story fits the slower puzzle solving gameplay better than the first one, as the threats to the characters aren't presented to be as immediate as they were in the first game. So it makes sense that you work slowly to uncover the story. It is more the: “We need this done as soon as possible!” As opposed to some moments of the first one: “We need to do this NOW or we will die!”

The characters are easily identifiable and not very complex, but that fits well with the genre of story that is told in the game. As it is more about telling an enchanting tale, rather than how the characters experience the events. So you will be most likely able to guess who the evil one is before it is revealed just from clichés in old stories, but the story is still cute and charming. I won’t replay it, but I don’t regret buying or playing it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Product received for free
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is the second installment in the Grim Legends game series, it has no connection to the first title however. In this game you play a world famous healer brought to the Eagle Kingdom to tend to the beautiful queen. What starts off as a simple visit turns into an epic adventure battling dark magic and an evil curse. The fate of two kingdoms -and the lives of their denizens- lay in your hands. This game is filled with interesting twists and turns as well great gameplay, making a very enjoyable experience for fans of hidden object games.

You take the role of the famous healer brought to a majestic castle, you begin your job tending to the queen and everything is going well until the young prince is kidnapped and the queen is accused of practicing black magic. This offense is punishable by death and she is taken to jail. Her king is distraught and tasks you with the job of proving her innocence. Soon you’re dragged into a world of magic, curses and death as you race to find the prince and save his mother. Despite the title mentioning a “dark swan” this doesn’t play too big of a role in the story, mainly confined to the first half, which I found disappointing. The story is also rather predictable and not very interesting. I found the story of the Swan Kingdom, where the queen is from, to be the most alluring. It’s told via flashbacks and explains why the kingdom fell under a curse.

To play the game you use your mouse to interact with people and objects as well as move around. You also collect useful items and tools that you need to progress in the game.The main crux of the game are hidden object scenes where you are given a written list of items to find in the scene. There also some scenes where the list is presented as pictures of items to find. I felt that the game could have used more hidden object scenes, I also felt that the scenes could have been a bit more complex- such as requiring you to perform a few different steps to find an item, like move a piece of paper aside or paint a feather red. There are also puzzles in the game, they’re not too difficult but some do offer a challenge. One note, you play a healer in the game so I expected potion-making to be a larger part of the gameplay. While it did factor in more than usual hidden object titles I felt it was under-utilized.

Graphics-wise the game is beautiful. Lovely colors and artwork help keep the feel of the fairy tale land you’re exploring. The hidden object scenes are very well done with the items not being too small that it would hurt your eyes. The character models are very well done though movements can be a bit stiff. The game has full voice acting which is well done, though some of the younger characters can sound a bit annoying and their acting is off, but this is a minor issue. Music in the game is lovely and fits the tone of the story and all of the sound effects are also spot on.

Overall I do recommend Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan as an addition to your library. While not as stand out as the first title in the series, it’s still a solid gaming experience. There are Steam cards and achievements as well as collectable items to find during your playthrough. There is also a bonus chapter which is very adorable and also gives a nice side story about the queen. You have three cute sidekicks to help on your adventure which adds a bit of levity to the story, however, I did find the ending anticlimactic. All complaints aside, this is a good game, it’s fun to play and I recommend grabbing it when you can.

Lunar Productions
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
As expected from Artifex Mundi hidden object games.

The story is pretty well told in the game. Nice story telling.

There are tons of mini games too.

There are new (for me) hidden object mechanism where we have to find an object and use it right away to unlock another objects. Pretty fun :D

Easy achievements and all can be unlocked just by 1 play through, unlike Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart which for 100% achievements, we have to beat the game at least twice.
I used community guide for achievement "Find all Healer's Sigils". It tells you the location with pictures of them.
And I tried to unlock "Finish HO in less than 30 seconds." by first HO scene. Restarted it for about 4 times until I got it, and the rest are very easy.

And it has trading cards.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
For me, it's some of the best HO-Games.
Very cool different puzzles + Achievements. 100% in 1 Playthrough, Bonus Chapter involving 2 last Ach.
Felt like there were a lot of more mini games than classic HO-scenes ;)

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Terrible voice acting and awkward-looking animations, but the gameplay is solid and the story puts an interesting twist on one of my favorite fairy tales. Recommended for hidden object fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Second installment of the Grim Legends series and it takes a more lighthearted, fairy-tale approach than the first one. No demon wizards and transmogrified princes, but an evil queen-mother, a heroic kind king and a mute cursed queen. A story guided along by the solving of puzzles, some of which are kind of confusing and obtuse, but nothing insurmountable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Very enjoyable game. Very casual but some of the puzzles took a while to figure out. Still haven't found all the healer sigils yet. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes hidden oblct/puzzle games. You can't beat the price either!
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35 of 35 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Grim Legends has easily become one of my favorite Artifex Mundi series, with a theme centering around Brothers Grimm Fairytale collection. Each new game is an original and beautiful interpretation of one of their collected European fairytales. Thus, there is no story consistency between games in the series. You can pick and enjoy them as stand-alones. Being a lovely interpretation of The Six Swans story, Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is no different.

Here, we take the role of a healer, brought in to the Eagle Kingdom to find a solution to the young and beautiful Queen's unknown ailment. She has never spoken a word for the years that she has passed with her beloved King; not even after the birth of their son. According to Queen Mother - the Peacock Lady - all she ever does is weaving shirts out of nettle without ever resting. As we just start to examine the young Queen, a sinister green smoke breaks into her chamber, engulfing her and the heir. When the smoke is gone, so is the heir. The Peacock Lady steadily accuses the Young Queen with witchcraft - punishable by burning at the stake as the laws of the land dictate. Suspicious of this accusation, the King pleads with us to find a way to prove her innocence. So, our journey towards the Swan Kingdom - the homeland of the Queen - in hopes of finding proof of her innocence begins. We are to learn of an old tragedy, unmask the real villain and break a curse while we are at it.

Maybe not as dramatic or impressive as the first game, Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is still a beautiful interpretation of the original tale and a well-made addition to the series. Artworks are trademark Artifex Mundi at this point: vibrant, appealing and picturesque. Character designs themselves are quite fitting for the tale, with thriving animations, mimics and color choices. Voice acting is not spectacular, but still well above average. Whenever I write about one of these HOGs hailing from Artifex Mundi, I feel like working on a paying advertisement; but I swear that's not the case. Their work in these silly casual games is nearly always that good, that's all.

Gameplay though, is a bit sterile in this one compared to other Artifex Mundi games. We don't have as many HOG scenes as we'd expect. The game is dominated by FROG - Fragmented Object Games - where you are expected to collect pieces of a certain item to make a whole, then use as a part of another item combination. Puzzles are fine - nothing shallow or suicidal, just the right amount of brain scratching, if not a bit basic. Compared to other titles, there is a fair amount of backtracking too, so be ready to recall details from past environments if you are playing in expert difficulty. There is domino or mahjong alternative gameplay here, since there isn't much HOG scenes to alternate between anyhow so one playthrough would be suffice for collecting all achievements.

By the end, this second instalment in the series, is a beautiful game appropriate for a lazy midweek afternoon. Grab it on sale and admire some beautiful artwork accompanied by a neat selection of puzzles and an enchanting retelling of a Grimm Brothers story.

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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2015
Here's a beautiful light point & click adventure game from Artifex Mundi, and it might be their best yet. The game is based on the popular fairy tale "The Wild Swans" by Handersen, and features gorgeous backgrounds, beautiful music and an engaging story, as well as excellent voice acting. As a bonus, you'll get companions like a bird, a fairy and a cute otter :3

Even though it's part of the "Grim Legends" series, it works as a stand alone game so you don't really need to play the first one (which is a pleasant game too).

I definitely recommend it if you're looking for a relaxing, cozy adventure game

8/10
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
Was given a key for review



Once again Artifex Mundi has handed us a really good hidden object game. They make these well folks, always.

This time you get to play in a 1700ty/1800ty ish fantasy playground. Fight Dark sorcery with herbal spells and your ability to find those lost bits.

Do you know the Dark Swan myth? Then you understand the plot. Ever want to play a part within a old myth? Here you get to. That's the joy of this series. There are a few twists and those are the fun surprises.

This isn't part 2 of the story of Grim Legends 1, it's a second grim legend. If they ever make a third one I can easily imagine it will be yet a another different legend.

Pros
Nice music.
Well use of voice acting.
It's pretty. Just plain outright pretty to look at and watch.
Middle level gameplay. Spend a few mins and you'll rarely have to use the hint button.

Cons (of a sort)
Lack of gameplay inovation. It's just like nearly every other well made hidden object game. This isn't a bad thing but it's almost as if they used a formula.
Not really a mystery, if you rember the myth.


This is a really well made hidden object game. Definatly worth buying and adding to your collection.


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