SHADOW WOLF MYSTERIES: TRACKS OF TERROR (Collector’s Edition)

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Reviewed by Cherie Jung
(December, 2015)

For centuries, the De Lupe family has been cursed by werewolves. They have used the powers and strengths afforded them by the curse to protect the city of Gévaudan from the ghostly werewolves that surround the city. Now it is time for the next generation to take over. Will the new heir carry on the burden of the curse or will he chance a possible new cure to free himself and his family to come from the curse forever?

The game player is a famous French detective summoned by De Lupe just prior to his unnatural death. You are tasked with trying to protect the new heir and help him acquire a cure, if one exists.

This game is part of the Shadow Wolf Mysteries series, but you need not have played any of the previous games to enjoy this one. This is the fourth game in this series that I have played. Each is a standalone game, not predicated on the previous game(s).

The graphics are good. The storyline is easy to follow. The HOGs are fairly easy while some of the mini-games or puzzles are quite challenging yet fun.

 

Warning: This game includes some supernatural elements. Remember, as mysteries go, game designers use a much looser definition of mystery than do fans of mystery/crime books. The gamers don’t feel the necessity to tie up all the loose ends before the game play is over.

This is a Hidden Object/Adventure game. I consider myself to be an intermediate computer games player.

PC version – also available on Mac

Price: $19.99 USD however discounts may apply depending on the player’s account. For example, I received the game for no charge because I used some of my credits.

You can download a free sample of any game and play it for an hour before deciding if you want to purchase the entire game. I strongly recommend that you do so. There’s no sense buying a game and hating it when the Big Fish folks will let you try it for free. Also, reading comments in the forum area (each game has one) can also give you an idea about what other players think of the game.

This game is from ERS Game Studios, my all-time favorite game designers. High quality graphics, good storylines, interesting and challenging puzzles and HOGs (Hidden Object Games).

Game System Requirements:

OS: windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/Windows 8
CPU: 1.4 GHz
RAM: 1024 MB
DirectX: 9.0
Hard Drive: 936 MB

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