Luna's friend has disappeared and She must rely on her fearless wit and trusted allies to find her friend. Help Luna investigate the Madra Alta Cult and defeat the Wolf King.
User reviews: Mixed (4 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014
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“Everything about it, from the gorgeous illustrations, to the lore of the mysterious game world, to the highly inventive hidden object gameplay will leave you breathless by the final cinematic, and most certainly howling for more!”
4.5 of 5 – Gamezebo

About This Game

Luna has been summoned by Tara, her best friend, to an ancient village on a remote island. Tara needs Luna’s expertise on a newly unearthed artifact that might prove the existence of the legendary cult of the Madra Alta, or Wolf Man. But when she arrives the locals are acting very strangely, her friend has disappeared, and terrible clues reveal a situation beyond her worst nightmare. She must rely on her fearless wit and trusted allies to find her friend. She must dig deep into the instincts and courage of her own inner animal to defeat the Wolf King himself.

***Please note, only the English version is the Collector's Edition.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 982 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3.5 hrs on record
Very immersive storyline and even casual play gives a decent challenge. The effects, story and acting were; to say the least, spot on. The puzzles are simple enough for you to figure out on your own, yet challenging enough to keep you seaching for the solution. The game also earns major respect from me for its rich background hintings of both Norse and Celtic history on the isle.

The downside is its far too short for its own good (or my taste sadly), though the story is quickly concluded it left way for a possible sequal leaving a few questions left open. I give it a 9/10 for this reason and would still recommend the game as it is a very relaxing play and leaves you biting to solve the mysetries behind Lycan Isle.

All in all I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story, relaxed play or enjoys a varity of different puzzles from hidden object to sliders or a mix of all the above. I won't speak too deeply about story and while I will admit there is some holes in the plot its still a very good, well told and immersive story that will keep me pondering as to if there will be another game to this filling out the story even more. Whether on sale or full price (still a cheap $13) I'd have to say it is the best purchase I made in a long time; maybe even better then some 'highly accredited' games.
Posted: September 30
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
In a world thats all GO TEAM JACOB, one girl stands alone to rescue her BFF4Life Tara! A story of beauty and the beast, where you are both beauty and beast. This puzzle game is a great challenge for beginners wanting to get in on the hot action of puzzle games, veterans should grab some moon-shine to dull their senses. None of the puzzles are over complicated with many giving a good sense of puzzle satisfaction at completing them. Puzzles are very well thought out and creative making them fun to solve like the one where you need to align four wolves to how at the moon! There are even puzzles inside of puzzles inside of puzzles! There is a strategy guide, a hint button, and if a puzzle is overwhelming then players can just hit the skip button so noone can get stuck while playing. There are games with really good stories, and this is one of them. The game is a few hours, but its a good ride, that will leave you howling for more because a short game thats good is better than some puzzle games dragging things out with repetitive puzzles.

There are clearly scenes that should be Hidden Object Games, but there are no hidden object games in this. After saving the day, the game its not over. Instead of settling for the bad ending, in the bonus content its possible to achieve a good ending. After completing the good ending and unlocking the concept art, the game says explore the island with a quest marker but I must be barking up the wrong tree because after trying everything possible nothing progressed anymore of the bonus content. This game will be awesome to play around HOWL-oween.

Rating: 10/10 Value: $5.99
Posted: July 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Not recommended for anyone who wants a challenge. May be suitable for kids, as long as they're old enough to handle implied violence/death.

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I'll be honest, I felt like I was playing more of a Hidden Object game than a puzzle adventure. There are a couple puzzles, yeah, but only after you hunt around for the hidden items to "make it complete." The places these objects are hidden can vary between reasonable (peeking out from behind a bush) to clearly a Hidden Object motif (e.g. overlay a battery so it's floating over a pair of binoculars).

The puzzles are also incredibly easy. For example, shuffling pieces of a painting around - instead of a classic square slider, you just pick a piece and trade places with another one anywhere on the frame. The whole game is easy, even on the "expert" difficulty. The objects in your inventory glow when they're useful and a silhouette of something you'll want to grab appears when it's in your field of view. It's also fairly linear, and there's no way to actaully fail/die other than to give up and stop playing the game.

Now I don't mind playing a hidden object game with no fail state, that's cool and all. And I'm sure that easy puzzles will appeal to lots of folks. But I did mind the stupid number of plotholes littering the story. I'm not even gonna get into the bizzare places you find these objects. But things like the record discs - how do they even get there at the end of your objective? How did Tara manage to make one at all, let alone while being captured? There's more, but I'd rather not spoil what few plot twists there are. Overall it's a neat story idea, but it feels like there are a lot pieces missing.

I'm also a little perplexed by the ending to the Bonus Content. At the end, it gives a quest that says "explore the island," which I'm guessing is a nod to the ending for Myst, but it too feels incomplete. Especially since you still hear the wolf prowling around in the ambience, like you didn't actually accomplish anything.

I'd almost say this was meant for kids, however there is a small amount of implied violence (and death) involved so maybe not. Or play it yourself to decide before letting your kids play it.

Overall, if you want a short and super easy hidden object + puzzle game where you can't fail other than to stop playing, go ahead. It'd probably be fun for Halloween time, what with it being a werewolf theme and all. But I'd seriously recommend waiting for a sale.
Posted: August 10
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
At this point, I'm only playing this game out of pure spite. Its a cute point & click mystery game with some werewolves thrown into the plot, which sounded like just what I needed, and like it would be fun. Right? WRONG! Steam crashed the first FOUR times I tried to start the game, even after verifying the game cache. I couldn't even close the game OR the steam client bootstrapper in task manager. Finally got it going after the THIRD time I restarted my computer, uninstalling and reinstalling the game, and restarting steam AGAIN. I thought, FINALLY, I can play the damn thing. And I can. And it's interesting, and I like the color palette, and so far it's vaguely creepy without being <i>too</i> scary, and I like the puzzles.

*sigh* In conclusion, if you feel like you need the game, it's actually pretty good so far, so go ahead and get it. But make sure it's on sale. You deserve a discount for your future frustrations.
Posted: June 9
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