Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition
After yacht crash in a mysterious storm, Jane and Mike found themselves on the coast and separated. Exploring the mysterious island, Jane must figure out what happened to Mike. Hurry, before it will be too late!
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Mostly Positive (36 reviews) - 77% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 15, 2012

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About This Game

Jane regains consciousness on the shore of a strange island. On the rock, which stands in the middle of the sea near the island, shines the Lighthouse. Mike, her husband, is not near, though she vaguely remembers that the wreck of the sea they were washed up together from this ship. Searching for Mike, Jane gradually understands that this island is a huge graveyard of ships. Gradually getting to know the island's history and the tragic story of a lighthouse keeper, Jane realizes what danger threatens her and Mike, if she couldn't save him. Play colorful Hidden Object, solve puzzles, unravel the dark secrets of the island and secrets of the deathless lighthouse keeper. Can you outwit the ancient heritage and escape with Mike from the island?

Key features:

  • Explore 40 playable locations
  • Original game world
  • Solve tricky puzzles
  • Explore an island
  • 12 hidden object scenes
  • 15 mini-games

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/8
      • Processor: 1.6 GHz
      • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
      • Graphics: DirectX: 9.0
      • Storage: 795 MB available space
      • Sound Card: Any
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    Overall:
    Mostly Positive (36 reviews)
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    Emblem Parade
    ( 7.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 28
    An excellent classic hidden-object game: good puzzles, many hidden-object scenes, and a well-told story.

    The graphics are low-resolution, but still hold up quite nicely! The voice acting isn't great, but it's adequate.

    All in all, an excellent introduction for newcomers to the genre of hidden-object games.
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    Vic=HKC=
    ( 4.1 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 16
    Jane and Mike are separated after their yacht shipwrecked in a storm. However, a mysterious person dragged Mike away, letting Jane alone the island to solve the mystery. However, it seems that this separation was intended so that the young woman can break a curse...

    While the plot isn't really bad, I must say that I was quite getting bored in the end of the game. I mean that I was probably expecting more revelations or more mysterious happenings. However, as it's a collector's edition, you get a bonus chapter, a very much interesting one, as the main game was cut abrupty. There, you can play Mike while he's hanging on a cord and discover how he escaped and how he managed to help Jane in the end. However, it does not stop there: the bonus chapter is the epilogue of the game, on what happened after the reunion. And I was kinda asking myself if it was going towars a certain direction and it did but I was wrong on one point.

    Anyway, the gameplay is pretty standard: minigames to solve, hidden objects scenes to clear and items to find in each location. However, I regret the lack of map so that I could fast travel. And while some minigames were refreshing, as not common in the genre, others were kinda boring and hard. As for the objects scenes, some of them were well hidden, or near the HUD, too much for my taste (though it happened only in the bonus chapter). I wished that there were more to do in some locations, like in the old cemetery for example.

    The story happening during a storm on a island, I loved the creepy ambiance and the animations. I also loved the mysteries around all the ships that wrecked on the island and how everything is related to the mysterious signs shown in the sky. However, I perhaps wished a little more locations related to the Ancients, so that I didn't feel that it was rushed in the end.

    The soundtrack is also quite adapted for the game too.

    In the end, while Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light isn't the best game in casual adventures, it's not a total failure thanks to refreshing minigames and the interesting plots. However, be also warned that the game may crash: it did twice: the first time when I arrived near the boat in front of the lighthouse and a second time when browsing through the extras (screensavers). You can find better games but for the price, it's still a good purchase.
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    ratych
    ( 6.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: May 8
    Recommend
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    Jordy
    ( 5.3 hrs on record )
    Posted: April 8
    A nice story and not just a straight forward HOG. Puzzles are good and nice graphics. Not the best HOG out there, but still very enjoyable!
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    Stefneh
    ( 5.5 hrs on record )
    Posted: January 17
    Another enjoyable Hidden Object Game that doesn't stand out from the crowd, but is still definitely a decent play.

    The first thing i noticed was that the voice acting/animations are a little cheesy. There was a few times i just wanted to laugh at the combination of the two together, even when the scene was supposed to be serious.

    Looking back on the game it doesn't feel like there was many puzzles, but the ones that it did have, i remember thinking a few times that they were slightly more interesting then the standard ones you find in these games. Not all of them were unique, but it was still something noteworthy in my opinion.

    The story is quite decent, it's definitely something you can follow. It isn't anything life changing but it's interesting enough.
    You and your partner are stranded on an island, your partner is dragged off whilst you are half conscious and your aim is to find them, find out where you are and discover the truths behind the mysterious island you have ended up on.

    After you finish the game, there is an optional bonus chapter you can play through in the perspective of your partner. Which in honesty, i was quite impressed with.

    The object scenes themselves are pretty straight forward. I would say the items blend very well, they're in proportion and easy (but not too easy) to find.

    It felt like this game had quite a bit of back and forth, but not really in a bad way. You'll just notice early on that there are things you will need to come back to. Returning to earlier locations happens quite a bit.

    All in all i think this is a decent one for the collection.

    TL;DR : A decent HOG in pretty much all aspects (as far as HOGs go anyway).
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    rowdycub
    ( 6.7 hrs on record )
    Posted: December 31, 2015
    I agreed with everything in the review by Zsozark. The lack of a map is awful, way too much back tracking.
    There are plenty of better HOG games on Steam.
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    txster
    ( 3.8 hrs on record )
    Posted: November 1, 2015
    3 hours for the main game, under an hour for the extra chapter.

    Good HOG, only skipped 1 linked-movement puzzle in the extra chapter. Story didn't grab me but I had fun running around doing the puzzles.
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    ☢LordMiki☢
    ( 2.5 hrs on record )
    Posted: October 29, 2015
    I am gonna say it right of the start.One of the BEST storie in all H.O.G games i ever played,and it is just right for halloween also,the story is spooky and filled with ghosts monsters and all kind of great sounds.
    The gameplay is also good,not the best i hade but very good,like i said story is #1 just amazing.
    The only down side is resolution,ratio it is 16:9 i dont think it is 4:3 ,but resolution is really small,mayby like 1024x768 or similar.For bigger like screens it will be a little blurry.I dont see any bugs or crashes,that is very good.
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    DaveLessnau
    ( 4.5 hrs on record )
    Posted: October 23, 2015
    "Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light Collector's Edition" is an acceptable Hidden Object Game (HOG). The puzzles and HOGs, themselves, are decent and the story is no worse than most in the genre. The voice-acting is few and far between, and is tolerable. I've got some complaints about the game, but they're fairly trivial: clicking on a few of the objects is a bit specific (I ended up getting stuck becauseI didn't click in the right place once), and the objects in the HOGs do not maintain a set scale (i.e., a small object might be huge and a big one next to it might be tiny). That makes finding some objects a bit difficult. But, it's a reasonable 4.5 hours of game-play (3.6 hours in the main game and 0.9 hours in the bonus chapter). So, I'm recommending it.
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    hermetico
    ( 3.7 hrs on record )
    Posted: October 12, 2015
    Good point&click and hidden-object game.
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    Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
    44 of 44 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Recommended
    14.8 hrs on record
    Posted: May 14, 2015
    I had played this quite awhile ago and placed it in my "good games" list. Then recently, I was looking through said list, came across this game, and couldn't remember much about it. So I replayed it. And, YES, it's a good game! One of the better Hidden Object games, in my opinion. The story is creepy and interesting. There are small cut-scenes throughout the game that add flavor to the plot. The HO scenes are wonderful - items are clear to see and when you have to perform more than one action, you will get prompts when you come across something you can interact with. (I don't like HO games that force you to go through a clickfest to complete a scene). To top it off, this is a collector's edition so you get a bonus chapter after finishing the game. The game begins with you and your boyfriend going for a cruise and, of course, all Hell breaks loose. You both get washed up on an island and your boyfriend gets dragged off - you don't see by who as you're still trying to clear your head. Well, the bonus chapter lets you play as the boyfriend after he gets dragged off. It's really nice to be able to play both sides. This particular HO doesn't have a map telling you where you need to go. Even so, I never got stuck for long. If you're a fan of the hidden object genre, I definitely recommend Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light.
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    32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.6 hrs on record
    Posted: May 20, 2015
    Hidden Object Adventure Category game.

    As far as hidden object games go, this was a decent one. The graphics were clear enough to make out objects, the storyline wasn't really all that engaging, but it did give you some sense of urgency for getting to the end.

    Highs:
    Decent amount of diversity in the puzzles
    Areas didn't seem reused or re-skinned
    Each area had a purpose and revisiting later in the game could lead to a hidden object area
    Purposeful hidden object games (you come away with something for your inventory to use elsewhere)
    There is a built-in strategy guide to walk you through the game if you get stuck somewhere.

    Lows:
    Description of items is vague sometimes in hidden object games (I.E. Looking for a Horn that may actually be a bugle, or a kettle that may be a Tea pot, etc)
    The hint system really needs to be more specific.
    The ending leaves much to be desired.

    Overall I'd recommend this game for hidden object lovers out there. Don't expect too much out of the story though.
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    12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Recommended
    4.1 hrs on record
    Posted: May 16
    Jane and Mike are separated after their yacht shipwrecked in a storm. However, a mysterious person dragged Mike away, letting Jane alone the island to solve the mystery. However, it seems that this separation was intended so that the young woman can break a curse...

    While the plot isn't really bad, I must say that I was quite getting bored in the end of the game. I mean that I was probably expecting more revelations or more mysterious happenings. However, as it's a collector's edition, you get a bonus chapter, a very much interesting one, as the main game was cut abrupty. There, you can play Mike while he's hanging on a cord and discover how he escaped and how he managed to help Jane in the end. However, it does not stop there: the bonus chapter is the epilogue of the game, on what happened after the reunion. And I was kinda asking myself if it was going towars a certain direction and it did but I was wrong on one point.

    Anyway, the gameplay is pretty standard: minigames to solve, hidden objects scenes to clear and items to find in each location. However, I regret the lack of map so that I could fast travel. And while some minigames were refreshing, as not common in the genre, others were kinda boring and hard. As for the objects scenes, some of them were well hidden, or near the HUD, too much for my taste (though it happened only in the bonus chapter). I wished that there were more to do in some locations, like in the old cemetery for example.

    The story happening during a storm on a island, I loved the creepy ambiance and the animations. I also loved the mysteries around all the ships that wrecked on the island and how everything is related to the mysterious signs shown in the sky. However, I perhaps wished a little more locations related to the Ancients, so that I didn't feel that it was rushed in the end.

    The soundtrack is also quite adapted for the game too.

    In the end, while Sea Legends: Phantasmal Light isn't the best game in casual adventures, it's not a total failure thanks to refreshing minigames and the interesting plots. However, be also warned that the game may crash: it did twice: the first time when I arrived near the boat in front of the lighthouse and a second time when browsing through the extras (screensavers). You can find better games but for the price, it's still a good purchase.
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    11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.6 hrs on record
    Posted: September 19, 2014
    Nice game, most of the riddles are easy to solve, sometimes it won't recognice that you correctly clicked on an found item.
    Played it on normal setting and with some pauses it was finished in 5 hours (bonus level included)...guess without pauses it would take around 3 hours. Most of this time is not spent with solving the riddles but with running from one screen to another searching for those riddles aka needed items.
    If you are a fan of hidden-object games you could give it a try (after you played the other better games first).
    All in all i would give it a 6/10
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    8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    4.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 21, 2014
    Good Game for the price. It reminded me of late 90's early 2000's games. Lots of puzzle related content, many seek-and-find puzzle that brings you back to "Highlights" magazines where you have to find the hidden this-or-that in the picture. Interesting story as well, not really scary for adults or even kids nowadays. Has a pirate/sea captain theme, with an increase on word knowedge. The learning curve for younger players on this would be the word challenge, for example in the seek-and-find puzzle they ask for you to find a 'plane'. A young person would assume an airplane, but in fact it's a plane to level a surface of wood.
    Great short game for adults, and a decent learning for kids concerning critical thinking and problem solving.
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    8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.5 hrs on record
    Posted: January 17
    Another enjoyable Hidden Object Game that doesn't stand out from the crowd, but is still definitely a decent play.

    The first thing i noticed was that the voice acting/animations are a little cheesy. There was a few times i just wanted to laugh at the combination of the two together, even when the scene was supposed to be serious.

    Looking back on the game it doesn't feel like there was many puzzles, but the ones that it did have, i remember thinking a few times that they were slightly more interesting then the standard ones you find in these games. Not all of them were unique, but it was still something noteworthy in my opinion.

    The story is quite decent, it's definitely something you can follow. It isn't anything life changing but it's interesting enough.
    You and your partner are stranded on an island, your partner is dragged off whilst you are half conscious and your aim is to find them, find out where you are and discover the truths behind the mysterious island you have ended up on.

    After you finish the game, there is an optional bonus chapter you can play through in the perspective of your partner. Which in honesty, i was quite impressed with.

    The object scenes themselves are pretty straight forward. I would say the items blend very well, they're in proportion and easy (but not too easy) to find.

    It felt like this game had quite a bit of back and forth, but not really in a bad way. You'll just notice early on that there are things you will need to come back to. Returning to earlier locations happens quite a bit.

    All in all i think this is a decent one for the collection.

    TL;DR : A decent HOG in pretty much all aspects (as far as HOGs go anyway).
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    7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    56.8 hrs on record
    Posted: November 12, 2014
    I recommend this game for those people who like fairly easy HOGs. I had a good time playing, but even on Expert mode it was not a difficult game. I got it cheap with my Steam Money from selling the cards which made it even better. I wouldn't pay full price, but if you can get a discount definately buy it.

    The hidden objects scenes are very good, with lots of objects crammed into the scene instead of a simple scene that is too easy. This makes is difficult to find the objects, instead of quick and easy, but that wasn't a bad thing. I had to use the hint a couple of times to find the object since it was so well hidden.

    The puzzles were not too hard, but different from other puzzles on the HOGs I have played. You have to use your brain, but some of them are just trial and error.

    The story line was semi-interesting, but the characters had no depth or background information. The game gave almost no information as to why the evil was on the island and why the possessed man was there. The grapics were good and it seems like a well made game.

    There were a few times that you had to walk back and forth to find the hidden obejct scenes, but the objects found were not always easy to figure out how to use. That made the game more interesting because the objects intended use was not immediately figured out. That really made the game better to play.
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    6.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 3, 2015
    Very easy, quick casual adventure and Hidden Object game.

    This game focuses more on collecting objects to reach new areas and has very few Hidden Object scenes and puzzles. The HO scenes require little effort as there are few items in scene besides the one your looking for. The story element is also easy as you have a limited inventory and so only few logical choices. Only a few logic puzzles which aren't taxing. The hand drawn stylised graphics are nice and sound is okay. The story is again okay.

    There is an in game strategy guide/cheat sheet, but if you are going to use it you may as use the free hint/skips; and might want to consider checking the toxicity of your crayons.
    No transport map, but the game is very small and areas are close together.
    No game breaking bugs and only a couple buggy clicks on items.
    Overall I would give this an okay. Good for crayon eaters.
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    7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: August 26, 2015
    I don't recommend buying this game. There're much better games out there in this category, even Shaman Games have better ones.

    It'd be a mediocre HOG game if there wasn't the dull hint system and if the object seeking parts weren't be so silly. Although it gives us everything a HOG game should (story, mini-games, object-seeking, point&click), so let's just see why I didn't like it:
    - Hint system helps only where you currently stand and it would not tell you where you should go. There's a Strategy Guide in the game but I don't like the idea of it. I need proper interactive hints when I play a game like this, not a walkthrough.
    - This game lacks of any map, but it really needed one. There are so many places that you'll forget soon enough where you should go and even if you know it sometimes you'll be confused about how to get there.
    - No wonder why Shaman Games stopped putting object-seeking mini-games in there games. Because they are awful. You have to find objects in every different stage 2 or 3 times and sometimes you have to play on the same stage twice within a minute! The already found items won't disappear to let you find the required object easier the 2nd time so it's really frustrating. I hated that I was told to search again the same item I found on the same picture two minutes ago.

    All in all, it's not a bad game, but still ... there's are so many better games to choose from, so it's better to avoid it.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    2.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 29, 2015
    I am gonna say it right of the start.One of the BEST storie in all H.O.G games i ever played,and it is just right for halloween also,the story is spooky and filled with ghosts monsters and all kind of great sounds.
    The gameplay is also good,not the best i hade but very good,like i said story is #1 just amazing.
    The only down side is resolution,ratio it is 16:9 i dont think it is 4:3 ,but resolution is really small,mayby like 1024x768 or similar.For bigger like screens it will be a little blurry.I dont see any bugs or crashes,that is very good.
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