Grim Tales: Bloody Mary Collector's Edition
You’re driving home from work when you get an urgent call from your favorite niece, begging you to pick her up from her boarding school. The teachers have gone missing, her classmates are becoming violent, and shadow creatures are haunting every corner. Search the school, but remember this one simple rule: Never look into a mirror after sunset. Bloody Mary is always watching.
August 2, 2013
Hidden Objects Vs. Bubble-Shooter
Three Difficulty Modes
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Concept Art
Achievements & Collectibles
Hall of Memories
We always wonder why developers have not used the theme of Bloody Mary in a HOPA before since it sure can helps create a very creepy, spooky HOPA. So here it goes, Grim Tales: Bloody Mary!
As stated in the name, this fifth Grim Tales game is based on the folklore of Bloody Mary. While the first three games of Grim Tales are all connected, this fifth game serves well as a standalone game. The story is no doubt very spooky; however, it could have been much more original as the game is still mainly based on the ‘rescue the children’ theme. You will discover many notes, sit through many cutscenes and collect figurines which will tell the background story in more detailed.
Grim Tales: Bloody Mary might be the creepiest Grim Tales yet or even the creepiest game from Elephant Games. The environment featured some spooky, swollen eyes dolls, objects that being moved by invisible hands and some perfect uses of shadows. Also, thanks to the game’s gorgeous music and sound effects which helped created some jump scares that actually worked.
We all know Elephant Games creates games with top quality graphics. Grim Tales 5 is no exception, all the scenes, the characters and the effects are simply fantastic. All scenes are crisp and some are very beautiful.
Grim Tales: Bloody Mary is a very busy game, you will be collecting many objects and completing many tasks. This can be very frustrating at times if you cannot remember where to use the object. There is an interactive jump-map offered but the sign that supposed to mark locations with objectives basically appear on every single locations with uncompleted objective; whether you can perform that now or now, so that is not very helpful. Luckily, the hint system works very well.
There is only one type of Hidden Object scenes in this fifth installment of Grim Tales but all the scenes are very well made, objects are easy to find and you have to visit each scene only once. The puzzles are on the easy side and most of them can be completed without tapping the Skip button. There are a few of them which we really liked since they are creative and not only they are fun to play, they tell the story through the puzzles.
The main game should lasts around 3 and a half to 4 hours for advanced players. The Bonus Chapter is not really necessary, the story is rather weak but it does have some twists – most of the locations are the ones in the main game presented in a slightly different way but those that are new are worth visiting. Other extras includes Strategy Guide, Achievements, Wallpapers, Soundtracks, Concept Art, Screensavers and Hall of Memories which is basically an innovative way to replay Puzzles and Hidden Object scenes.