Nevertales: Shattered Image Collector's Edition
Your daughter, Alice, has grown up to be a talented young girl – unlike other Travelers, she has a rare gift that allows her to open portals using reflective surfaces, not just books. But when a mysterious mirror-hopping monster suddenly appears through one of the portals and kidnaps Alice, the entire world starts splitting apart at the seams. Strange quakes rock the earth, and huge chasms appear out of nowhere. Now you must use your own powers to travel into Book-worlds and find the source of the trouble. Can you rescue Alice and save Taleworld before it falls apart? Find out in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!
July 20, 2014
Mad Head Games
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Three Hidden Chapters
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Tower Defense
Achievements & Collectibles
Treasures & Travelers
Replayable Hidden Objects
We found the story in this second Nevertales game to be less unique, less creative. Although the elements of Book-Worlds and Travelers are still pretty interesting; at the end of the day, it is just another story of a girl trapped inside another realm, which has been done countless times. Anyway, NeverTales 2 still include solid backstory being told through innovative book-puzzles.
Despite the weakened plot, the visuals are up to standard. All the locations are magnificently drawn and painted, especially that castle scene. Cutscenes are also extremely well-done, characters are expertly voiced and the visual effects are top-notch. The music team also did a wonderful job, the background music is very beautiful and fits the game excellently.
As expected, the gameplay of Nevertales: Shattered Image featured a lot of clever interactions, mini-puzzles, puzzles as well as hidden object scenes. On one hand, many of the puzzles tie in with the story surprisingly well and the hidden object scenes are a blast to play. On the other hand, the majority of the mini-puzzles are either memory games, matching pairs, or jigsaw puzzles – a little more variety would be much appreciated. What disappoints us a little bit is the drop in the level of challenge. While the first Nevertales might not be super challenging, it was sure tougher than this.
As a Collector’s Edition, Nevertales: Shattered Image consists of a great deal of extra content and extra playtime. For us, the main game lasted around 3 and a half hour, plus a 45-minute bonus chapter, and possibly an hour or more of extra gameplay.
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