Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk Collector's Edition
March 10, 2017
ERS Game Studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Soundtracks & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
We were hoping that this would be the last Haunted Legends game until we saw the beta version for the next installment released this morning. ERS-G needs to come to their senses and retire this tedious series; Haunted Legends games have been extremely forgettable for a while now, and with The Black Hawk, that does not seem to change anytime soon.
A few days after Stephon Astor was released from the prison, eight monks have gone missing and eight freshly dug graves were seen the next morning. In the beginning, Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk has a great premise. As the story develops, however, the game turns into just another mundane murder mystery with an evil antagonist who is hungry for revenge. To make matters worse, the writing in the game is also disjointed and convoluted.
The mediocrity of the Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk continues with its gameplay. To put it simply, there is nothing in the game that we have not seen before, nothing that makes this game the least bit memorable. We also found the game to be oddly messy; many actions felt unnecessary and some events felt random. In addition, the hidden object scenes and the puzzles were often unoriginal and simple – nothing to be excited for either.
If there is one thing that Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk did right, it has to be the visuals. The Black Hawk utilizes the gothic, medieval theme just like its predecessors. It features amazing special effects and superb artwork. We would not say that this is the best we have seen from ERS-G, but it was a decent job nonetheless. Sadly, the audio does not carry the same quality that the graphics do. The soundtracks are pedestrian and the voice-acting is sub-par and at times, annoying.
Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk has a standard length of four hours, plus an hour for the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition comes with a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, screensavers, soundtracks, movies, replayable hidden objects, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk is embarrassingly lackluster, both in its storytelling and gameplay.
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