Love Alchemy: A Heart In Winter
When a new romance blossoms, the door to mystery opens in Love Alchemy: A Heart in Winter. Follow a young woman as she's caught in the tightening web of intrigue surrounding her charming but mysterious lover. To do so, you'll have to search for hidden objects, solve puzzles, and win mini-games, even as the game romances you with its astonishing beauty. From opulent castle halls, to creepy dungeons, to exotic faraway lands, you'll want to stop and soak in the visual splendor. But you won't because each discovery will lure you closer to an ending you won't expect. If you enjoy adventures that hold your heart in their grip like a budding romance, then play Love Alchemy. As the door to mystery opens, you'll be helpless against it!
January 01, 2014
2 Difficulty Settings
In Love Alchemy, You, as Ellie fell in love with Charles on the internet. He took you on a romantic dinner date and somehow you agreed to follow him to his castle. Once you arrived, you found out Charles’ terrible, dark secret. Set free the seven women lovers from the castle’s portraits and stop your lover from his disastrous plan.
Love Alchemy starts off with an anticipating story, it sounds promising and of course, interesting. However, as the game develops, we feel like the story is being dragged out for too long – hard to follow and it gets boring after a while.
The gameplay in Love Alchemy is very straightforward, and old-dated some might say. It feels like the game is being dug out from the piles from the early age of HOPA. Everything is super simple, from HOG scenes to puzzles. There is an interactive map, but there no voice overs, no any other features and set this game apart from the others in the genre. The game is focused on the adventure side than the Hidden Object side, puzzles are very few and far between – they are not complex and are not original.
Moreover, despite the fact that there are up to seven portraits to investigate, the time spent inside each portrait is far too short. As a result, the overall game length is around 2 hour short for advanced players and can be slightly longer for slower players.
Nonetheless, Love Alchemy is visually impressive. The graphics are extremely well drawn, colors are nicely painted – even though they are not outstanding, they are beautiful to the eye. The music is okay, fits the game well.