Spirits of Revenge: A Test of Fire Collector's Edition
January 15, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Videos
Achievements & Collectibles
You have been called to Wilford School for Girls, where a series of strange events has occurred and left two of the students injured. You soon realize that these are no ordinary accidents, but tie back to the tragedy of Megan Williams, whose spirit still haunts the school till this day. The Spirit of Revenge series always has trouble distinguishing itself from its peers, the whole series just feels like any other paranormal HOPA series – and the rehash storyline in this installment certainly doesn’t help with that.
If you are an avid HOPA players, you are mostly likely have stumbled upon a boarding school for girls with a vengeful spirit before – that is the basis of A Test of Fire. We wouldn’t say that the storyline is downright boring, but the lack of creativity is apparent and that makes the game much less engaging.
Production wise, Spirit of Revenge: A Test of Fire fares pretty well. The visuals are pleasant and the cutscenes are decent, although neither are particularly mind-blowing. We also feel like the artwork in this installment is somewhat cartoonish, when compared to the art style in the previous sequels. For the majority of the game, the music remains relatively calm, but it tends to pick up the pace during turns of events.
We certainly did not expect A Test of Fire to be revolutionizing the genre, but we did hope that the developer would at least try something rather innovative. Unfortunately, there is no sign of that in the game. The gameplay could not have been more predictable and the puzzles could not have been less formulaic. Nonetheless, the hidden object scenes are clever and interesting; and since the game focuses quite heavily on the hidden objects, this is a big plus.
The game would have received a better rating from us if it was at least worth its value. Spirit of Revenge: A Test of Fire is an incredibly short game. We completed the game in just under three hours, without skipping any puzzles. The Collectors Edition’s is standard; a strategy guide, a bonus chapter, wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, developer’s diary, videos, collectibles, morphing objects, and achievements.
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