Amaranthine Voyage: Winter Neverending Collector's Edition
Eipix presents the next installment of the much beloved Amaranthine Voyage series! You've received a distress signal from the frozen world of Corra. What begins as a simple investigation quickly takes an ice-cold turn. It's time for the Thawing Ceremony, but those who are chosen never return. Can you help the people of Corra before it's too late? Find out in this chilling hidden-object puzzle adventure!
April 24, 2016
Hidden Objects Vs. Bubble-Shooter
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Bow and Arrow
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievement & Collectibles
Souvenir Room & Bubble-Shooter
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Bonus Hidden Objects
Eve Glover has been asked to visit Corra, a brutally-cold world, that runs on the heat and energy provided by the Pylon Core. This Pylon Core, however, feeds on human energy. Thus, every year the citizens of Corra send a group of people to the Core during the Thawing Ceremony. You must help Eve figure out why these people never come back from the Core, is there something darker than we could imagine?
Three years ago, Eipix introduced us to Amaranthine Voyage: The Tree of Life, a game that absorbed us into a fascinating fantasy world. Since then, each and every one of the sequels achieved the same task – pulled us from the reality into an imaginative and captivating otherworld. Unfortunately, Winter Neverending fails to do just that. The fantasy world in this game, Corra, does not feel like a fantasy world, it just feels like another place on Earth with a freezing weather. And although there were a few scenes in the game that were more otherworldly than the others, the whole experience just did not feel very cohesive. Thus, the game did not manage to engage us in such a way that its predecessors did.
Regardless, we did enjoy the plot and the production is undeniably amazing. The visuals are mind-blowing, with fabulous colors and stunning visual effects. Further, we thought the skies in the outdoor scenes are especially well-done in this game. The soundtracks are up to Eipix’s usual high standard, and so are the professional voice-overs.
When it comes to the gameplay, Amaranthine Voyage: Winter Neverending brings absolutely nothing unique to the table. Still, the gameplay is very solid and the all the mechanics flow smoothly together. The game also equips you with a Bow and Arrow, a nice little feature that makes the game just a tiny bit more interesting. Apart from that, the game plays like a typical Eipix game. The adventure part is extremely straightforward. The Hidden Objects do come in a variety of formats, although we have seen them all before. And the puzzles are fine, but nothing to write home about.
Amaranthine Voyage: Winter Neverending took us almost four hours to complete, and the bonus chapter took us another 50 minutes. The Collector’s Edition is packed with wallpapers, concept art, achievements, collectibles, a souvenir room, a strategy guide, soundtracks, cutscenes, replayable hidden objects, replayable mini-games, bubble-popper games and two random hidden object scenes from Phantasmat sequels.