Grim Tales: Color of Fright Collector's Edition
It wasn't bad enough that your train was running late, but now a mysterious note warns that this Gray family dinner will be the last! Inside the Gray family castle, everything is in chaos, with your family nowhere to be found. The walls are graffitied with the scribbles of a madman as his laughter echoes through the halls. Armed with a magical paint set, you are the only one who can save them. Reunite with previous Grim Tales characters, including Luisa, Elizabeth, James McGray, and even your niece, Jackie! Can you unmask the kidnapper and beat him at his own game? Find out in this mysterious Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!
November 07, 2014
3 Difficulty Settings
Magical Color Palette
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Concept Art
Achievement & Collectibles
It was lucky that you arrived late for the Gray Family Reunion at the family’s mansion. Thomas Gray has just started his evil plan of revenge; with the whole place in a total chaos and your family nowhere to be found, it is once again your job to save them all! Elephant Games definitely knows how to please the fans – Color of Fright pays an homage to the whole series by involving many of the past stories in the previous installments of the franchise in a very clever way. You will be able to interact with the familiar characters in the story territories you once enjoyed; Luisa and John from The Legacy, Elizabeth and James McGray from The Vengeance and Jackie from Bloody Mary. The plotline in Grim Tales: Color of Fright is certainly an exceptionally thrilling, action-packed one with a lot to offer.
Even if you have not played any of the Grim Tales games before (you really should though), you can just appreciate the beautiful sights and sounds Color of Fright provided. The visuals are simply stunning; each location is filled with amazing details and gorgeous colors. What we like are the panoramic scenes in which you can scroll left and right to explore more of the scene. The soundtracks and voice overs are flawless; they really add the creepy and suspense factors to the game without being annoying.
It is clear from playing Color of Fright that the Grim Tales team at Elephant has poured their hearts and souls into making this game. Apart from the usual interactive spots in the scene, you can also interact with other minor items in the scene; although they add nothing to the development of the game, they add some values to the experience. Moreover, the gameplay features in Color of Fright are also worth talking about. The hidden object scenes are multi-faceted, highly interactive and super smart. At the same time, the puzzles are very innovative, especially those ‘puzzles within puzzles’ or what we called Super Puzzles that really catch our attention. Besides, there is a color palette in which you can use to pain alive animal helpers. One tiny complain from us would be that the gameplay can be a little too easy for advanced players; and this game lacks the custom difficulty mode, it seems to be a requirement for big-budget HOPAs now.
The Extra section of the Collector’s Edition is fairly solid; the bonus chapter takes us back in time to prevent the great fire at the orphanage, where all these events began in the first place.