A violent murder has awoken a small town with a troubled past, they thought that chapter was over with, but has it returned?
User reviews: Mixed (20 reviews) - 55% of the 20 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 8, 2014

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About This Game

A violent murder has awoken a small town with a troubled past. A town where evil was part of
their history, fear was in their daily lives. They thought that chapter was over with. But has it

• Investigate a string of murders.
• Solve puzzles crafted to stop you.
• Meet townsfolk and hear their stories.
• Search for relevant clues and use them to catch a killer.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Audio or better
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Pretty easy and linear HOG. Nothing special. One minor bug in the helmet sorting. Artstyle is so-so. Good in a bundle, but there are better ones out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
It's not a bad game. The detective story is decent and the items and puzzles are surprisingly meaningful.
However, there are too many downsides:
  • Very bad graphics and lack of animations. It looks like a game from 2001.
  • It's very short, I've finished it in about two and half hours.
  • There are way too many hidden-object scenes.
  • The "helmet placement" puzzle is broken and can't be solved. Skip button saves the day.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game is squeaking by with a recommendation only if you can find it on sale, because it is very short and there are some minor issues that bothered me.

This is what I term an "Artifex Mundi" style of hidden-object/puzzle game in that there is a combination of hidden object, inventory management, and mini-game puzzles to solve. The game is not particularly difficult and as I mentioned, it is quite short. The plot isn't spectacular, which doesn't bother me too much personally but might be a turn-off for people used to the story quality of more recent AM games. The voiceover work is cringeworthy but blessedly limited to a few cutscenes and some dialogue at the beginning. Graphically it's not great but I've seen far worse, so I thought it was fine overall.

So overall, not a spectacular addition to the HO/puzzle genre, but not actually that bad either. I picked it up on sale for 75% off (making it only a little over a dollar) and don't feel at all regretful, but I wouldn't have liked to pay a full $4.99 for what I got.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28

The story is a little cheesy but that’s a given with most HOGs. It just definitely isn’t the most exciting and when it got to the end I didn’t even really understand who was who or what was going on to be honest. It just wasn’t gripping enough for me to care (although I do have a short attention span, to be fair).

HOG wise it’s alright, the objects are easy enough to find and I personally had no problems with how the items were proportioned/photo shopped in.

I did find myself backtracking a bit because it took me a little time to get used to the mechanics. It wasn’t all that clear when you were done with an area and some things you had to interact with just weren’t giving any indication. No cursor change or anything. I was on “advanced mode” so maybe that was why, but nothing in the description for the mode really hinted at it just straight up not telling you things were interact-able and it only happened with odd things.

All that and it crashing a few times (no progress lost, just tedious) just brung me to the conclusion of it just being meh.

I wouldn’t go as far as to call it bad but I also wouldn’t really go as far as to say it’s good either. There’s better out there, this is just something for fans of the genre that want to widen the library, I guess. I’ll still up vote it just because it’s not THAT bad.

TL;DR : It’s meh.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
A very short, mediocre hidden-object game. There are better ones.

The story makes very little sense and there is no character development. Otherwise, the graphics are nice and the hidden puzzle scenes adequate.
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