Lost Souls: Timeless Fables Collector's Edition
After Bella's brother Stan mysteriously disappeared, she's been haunted by a single dream. Every night she sees her brother vanishing into a glaring portal opened by a strange, ancient book, and every night she wakes up in a cold shiver. She feels certain that it's not a mere coincidence or a trick of the mind, but something to do with a recent find Stan made - an ancient artifact. Set out in search of Stan through the pages of well-known novels and true stories on an exciting adventure - meet spectacular characters, visit eye-catching locations and engage in a twisted plot!
May 09, 2014
2 Difficulty Settings
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Achievements & Collectibles
Lost Souls 2 consists of 5 different book worlds (Bonus Chapter included); The Call Of Cthulhu, Robinson Crusoe, The Three Musketeers, Jack the Ripper and Titanic. You have to find a piece of the magical artifact in each world and rescue your lost brother. The story here is very similar to the one in the first game; neither it is exciting nor captivating. Luckily, all these five stories are very well-known so at least, fans of these stories are probably going to enjoy the game.
As mentioned, Lost Souls 2 contains five separate worlds; therefore, the gameplay is very linear and is totally a no brainer. The locations you can visit in each world is limited although you still have an interactive map which can be used to travel to different parts of the world. You have to visit each hidden object scene twice, one time in standard list mode and the other in picture mode. The puzzles are not much of a challenge either, they are all mundane and do not offer much twists.
Lost Souls: Timeless Fables is definitely kid-friendly, which can be easily judged from the graphics. While most of the times the graphics are sharp and colorful, we found them to be too cartoonish and a little old-school. There are no mind-blowing effects, depths and dimensions; each scene looks very flat as if it is a painting. There are times though when the scenes are dark especially in the Jack the Ripper chapter and in may of the hidden object scenes which can be very frustrating.
We do not see any reasons why this game should be offered as a Collector’s Edition. The Bonus Chapter is okay and in case you wonder, it is not required to complete the game. Other extra features are standards; wallpapers, concept art, achievements, strategy guide, coins to collect and soundtracks.