Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures Collector's Edition
December 4, 2016
ERS Game Studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Aren’t people tired of all these “haunted” games from ERS-G? Faulty Creatures is the ninth game in the burned-out Haunted Legends series. This time, you have been asked to investigate the mysterious murder of Alfred Oldgrey’s fiancé. This sequel involves a great deal of family drama, but even that can’t really save the game.
Whenever a HOPA fails to deliver an engaging story, we often turn to the gameplay in hope of something more entertaining. This is, unfortunately, not the case with Faulty Creatures. Not only has the story been done to death, the gameplay offers nothing truly original either. The paranormal vibe of this game is tiring, since the game doesn’t really venture near the horror genre. In fact, Faulty Creatures feels just like any other ERS-G’s games, a Haunted Legends game or not.
Fans of the HOPA genre will most likely find Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures pretty dull. The adventure portion of the game is definitely predictable, and even the added feature provided in the game, the Weather Stone, is extremely disappointing. Things do not really get better with the puzzles and the hidden object scenes, both of which are mundane at best.
Looking on the bright side, the sights and sounds in Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures are decent. The graphics are ERS-G’s signature hand-drawn style – they are indeed very pleasant, although not extraordinary by any means. The music has an eerie vibe to it, which is appropriate for this game. Moreover, the voice-overs are also professionally done, and the lip-sync is solid.
We dragged ourselves through the four-hour length of the game, as well as a the prequel one-hour bonus chapter. Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures featured all the usual extras; a strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtracks, screensavers, concept art, movies, replayable puzzles, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, and collectibles.
In this series:
- Haunted Legends: The Queen of Spades
- Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
- Haunted Legends: The Undertaker
- Haunted Legends: The Curse of Vox
- Haunted Legends: The Stone Guest
- Haunted Legends: The Dark Wishes
- Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life
- Haunted Legends: The Iron Mask
- Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures
- Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk
- Haunted Legends: The Cursed Gift