Mystery Tales: Alaskan Wild Collector's Edition
Your sister Ellie has been begging you for ages to visit her in Alaska, where she has met the love of her life. When she entices you with new material for your next photography book, you can't resist and hop a flight to visit, only to find out that you've been roped into an awkward family dinner with her soon-to-be mother-in-law! Everything seems normal, until your sister is kidnapped and you're left high and dry trying to catch up with her! You’ll have to harness the power of animal totems to gain their powers and fight back against the dark force that wants to destroy your sister. But when you investigate her fiancé's family history, what dark secrets will you uncover?
August 30, 2015
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Match-3
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievement & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Bonus Match-3 & Bubble-Shooter
Ellie has been begging you for ages to go Alaska and meet with her fiancée, Daniel and his mother! The unknown fact is that his mother-in-law, Abigail, has dealt with dark magic and is not yet ready to lose her son to another girl. Your quick trip to Alaska suddenly turns out to be a mission to rescue your sister and defeat the cold-hearted Abigail.
Lately, Domini Games has been on track of creating a series of solid HOPA titles. Unfortunately, Alaskan Wild is not one of them. First off, the story in Alaskan Wild is slightly absurd. We found it to be quite incoherent and perhaps, even cheesy that we did not really care for it beyond the opening sequence.
The production of Alaskan Wild is also not that impressive. The visuals have noticeable fuzzy edges to them, the colors are far too bright and the animations are not exactly pleasant. The background soundtracks are not terrible, but they did not add anything to the experience either.
If you are already familiar with the HOPA genre, then Mystery Tales: Alaskan Wild should be a no-brainer for you. The gameplay of Alaskan Wild is extremely straightforward, uninspiring and thus, super easy. There is absolutely nothing thrilling or exciting about Alaskan Wild that keeps driving us going forward. There is, however, one special feature, which is the Amulet of Power. This amulet allows you to transform into a variety of different animals – a neat idea, but not really necessary.
The puzzles are worse than the gameplay. Nearly all of the puzzles are very basic, some of them are so easy it is insulting. Luckily, the hidden object scenes are somewhat more innovative. They are not entirely unique, but at least they are highly-interactive and can be fairly entertaining.
We dragged our bored selves through 4 hours of the main game, and another 50 minutes of the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition is packed with extras, actually – we have all the standard features along with a personality quiz and a set of animal photographs you can take using your camera during the game, a full set then unlocks a Match 3 and a Bubble-Shooter minigames.
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