Join enigmatic adventure and help Jane Angel to find the Holy Grail
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Mixed (13 reviews) - 69% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2009

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Jane Angel , an FBI agent and an art expert, is investigating the case of medieval coins contraband. All the clues show that Jane has found the way to discover the Holy Grail hidden by the mysterious Knights Templar. Where could the Holy Grail be found nowadays? Was it brought to Colombia by Columbus under the Red Templar’s Cross on his sails? Was it buried under Roslyn Chapel in Scottish Mountains? Are Maltese Knights, Hospitaller considered to be the keepers of the Holy Grail? Join enigmatic adventure! Help Jane to find the answers…

Key features:

  • variety of geographic sets: Los-Angeles, Colombia, England, Scotland, Malta…
  • 7 different mini-game types (including puzzles, 3D puzzles, hexagonal lines, tags, words & codes…)
  • 3 unique game mechanics (in addition to a traditional object search): puzzle-then-seek (searching for the objects on 3 pictures after collecting them as a puzzle), finding differences (placing the objects in their proper places), historical hidden (searching for an object that can’t belong to a specified historical epoch, e.g. “an aircraft in The Medieval Ages”)
  • 30 levels, 24 unique locations, 15 scrollable locations
  • a Strong storyline with 24 cut-scenes
  • 2 game modes: story-driven and free-play, time trial for every particular location!

    System Requirements

      • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
      • Processor: 800 Mhz
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: DirectX: 8.0
      • Sound Card: Any
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    9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: March 20, 2015
    With the vast number of hidden object games available, there are plenty of other places to spend your money that would be more satisfying.

    Gameplay is the typical old-fashioned HO style: a handful of scenes to complete per chapter, then advancing to the next chapter and next set of scenes, etc. This is pure hidden-object with an occasional minigame tossed in for variety. If you're looking for more of a HO/Adventure game (i.e. the Artifex Mundi style), with puzzles and inventory and object usage, this is not the game you're looking for.

    Gameplay itself is easy and the HO puzzles and minigames are not overly challenging. Problems come in when objects are not well-labeled, making you search for something that actually is something else entirely. There is also lack of precision with objects layered on top of other objects; there have been times in my playthrough where I couldn't click an objec that was directly behind another one, forcing me to pixel-hunt for a clickable spot (with the accompanying irritating error beep every time the top object blocked the other).

    The dialogue is stilted and not believable. Dialogue cutscenes that advance the game are tedious and hard to read due to the poor grammar and writing. I don't expect these games to be the height of literature, but I do expect appropriate proofreading and quality control. That said, I don't know this game's origins and it may actually be a poor translation into English if this was originally in a different language.

    I have a personal fascination with Templar history, which is why I picked this up, but unfortunately the tedium and poor writing vastly overpowered my love of Grail legends. Given a choice, I would not purchase again, and I'm relieved I got this one on sale. It's not godawful for what it is, but I would personally exhaust the myriad other HO games available first before considering this one.
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    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    3.1 hrs on record
    Posted: September 27, 2014
    An old-school style Hidden Object game without any point-and-click adventuring parts.
    Even the separate mini game is a simple chinese checkers style game that only shows up a couple of times.
    Scrolling screens, layered screens, find (and correct) errors in mirror mode, and best of all, time challenges on all the levels when you have completed the game.
    A nice change of pace from the new trend of casual point-and-click adventures with a few Hidden Object scenes thrown in for good measure.
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 28, 2015
    It’s a fair enough hidden object game, pretty standard as far as they go. Nothing too amazing about it but nothing all that bad either. I quite enjoyed it and I think if you’re a fan of the genre you will to.

    The story is alright, it’s something you can follow but it’s not the most engrossing or thrilling. Also, I think it left on a cliff-hanger? I’m not entirely sure. I wasn’t paying all that much attention to be honest.

    It’s quite short, took about 2 hours to complete. So if you want a nice quick game to play to kill a few hours this one is good for that.

    In terms of art style/blending and all the other media,
    There is no voice acting for one, but the music is quite relaxing. I found it mildly interesting that certain objects in the scenes make noises. Seeing as you can scroll your sight around the room in this game, it was quite handy a few times. For example, I needed to find a clock and I could hear a ticking coming from the far left of the room.
    The art style is nice and the blending of objects can at times can be quite good. Was a few times I couldn’t find what I needed because it was blended in too well. I mean, it’s not amazing stuff but I’ve seen a lot worse.

    All in all I think this one is neutral. I’m not going to leap at you to tell you to buy it now because it’s unmissable, I have no reason to really. But I also have no reason to tell you to stay clear of it.

    TL;DR : It’s alright, pretty standard really. Only notable thing being that it’s only about 2 hours playtime.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    6.3 hrs on record
    Posted: February 9, 2015
    This is an entertaining game. It's more than just a hidden object game - there's some other puzzle elements to it as well. It has some interesting history along the way to spend the time reading if you're not in a hurry. Plus at the end, it's just cool to find the Holy Grail. I'd play through this game more than once. It's well worth the $4.99.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.8 hrs on record
    Posted: April 5, 2015
    Fun game with a little history on Templars.
    Like it, but was a little short.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.5 hrs on record
    Posted: April 19
    Old-school hidden object goodness

    No point and click problem solving, no long cutscenes with voice acting, only minimal and skippable puzzles. This HOG focuses on object finding, the way I like them.

    What I enjoyed
    • The HO scenes play in the classical PopCap way that I like. Objects blend in and require skill, but they are not cheaply obstructed / hidden - most of the time.
    • Scrollable scenes, and an object list that helpfully dims each item name if you need to scroll to see it (almost too helpful, as it makes finding stuff extremely easy).
    • Some of the HO scenes are beautifully rendered "Da Vinci's sketchbook" looking layouts. Looks great and provides an alternative to photorealism.
    • One mini-game had me finding anachronistic or "intruder" items inserted into a painting of Christopher Columbus, such as kangaroos and AK-47s. That was funny.
    • Nice character art in the story sections (except for the main character - see below).
    • The historical journal provides an interesting backdrop to an otherwise dull plot.
    • Once you finish the story mode, all the locations unlock for your clicking pleasure, in a time challenge mode that you can ignore if you want. So you can keep coming back to the game every once in a while.
    What I didn't like
    • Some ridiculous mistakes in the English text throughout the game.
    • I said the objects are well hidden - most of the time. The few times they aren't, it's just a cheap opacity trick that would be infuriating if not for the scrolling trick. Or the hint button.
    • No widescreen, and the art resolution is a few years old.
    • You see the main character in the game's cover art on Steam? You see that bored, irritated look on her face? That's the only artwork of her that's going to accompany you throughout the game. I don't know if they were trying to get a "professional" look on the face of this FBI agent / art expert but she just looks like she's thinking "I hate this job. I hate these people."
    • I didn't think anything could make me dislike Moonlight Sonata, but this game overuses it to such a degree that I just muted it eventually.
    • Abrupt, unsatisfying cliffhanger ending.
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    6.4 hrs on record
    Posted: February 3
    I'd give this a 7 out of 10. 90% hidden object games with very little repeat of HOG scenes (maybe 2). Some of the objects were fairly hard to find.
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    Not Recommended
    6.0 hrs on record
    Posted: December 13, 2015
    This one is a miss. The story seems like it could have some potential, but the spelling and grammar are both awful enough to distract you. The hidden object puzzles are pretty straight forward and easy, and there isn't really much movement or progression. The game is broken into chapters and you basically click a scene, complete it, then click the next scene, etc. There are much better HO games out there. If you're desperate for options, or find this one for a buck, give this one a shot; otherwise I'd say it's worth skipping.
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    3.0 hrs on record
    Posted: July 20, 2015
    I clicked Recommend, but there's a caviat... I would only recommend this game IF you like HO games and IF you have an interest in the Templar history. If you're not big fans of both, don't bother with this game; stick to the Artifex Mundi titles.

    The objects in the HO scenes are nicely done, but be aware that you may have some difficulty clicking on some items like the flashlight, especially if they overlap. You can tell from the character dialog that English is not the native language, and I'm OK with that, but some of their labels are misleading if not inaccurate. (I'm a female and even I know a Leatherman multi-tool is not a swiss army pocketknife).

    I also found the ending very abrupt and rather stupid. Anyone with any knowledge of the Holy Grail would understand that they wouldn't let her just run off with the real one that easily and other reasons she should have realized it was a fake. Of course the "bad guys" believe you to be stupid, Jane. You know all about Templar/Holy Grail history, but you couldn't figure those things out? I know - it leaves room for a sequel. Not sure I'll play it if they do make one, though...
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    11.6 hrs
    Posted: August 2
    Very nice finding game, really nice to play but too short.
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    2.9 hrs
    Posted: October 5, 2015
    Old fashioned hidden-object game. Graphic resolution is a mess to find out objects.
    Story is so so.
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