Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness Collector's Edition
April 21, 2017
Hidden Objects Vs. Jigsaw
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Soundtracks & Concept Art
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs and Puzzles
In this tenth Fear For Sale game, an investigative journalist is led by the spirit of Linda Swan to the Drammond Island, where people started disappearing after the opening of a new attraction. Can you locate the missing people just in time before becoming the next victim of this serial kidnapper yourself?
Unlike with the brilliant Witches’ Legacy series, Elefun Games does not always deliver with its Fear For Sale series. This latest installment tells a cliché horror-lite storyline about a group of missing people on a haunted island. While the design of the landscapes is often mesmerizing and the storytelling is fairly engaging, the tediousness that comes with the game’s overdone plot unfortunately offsets all else.
The lack of challenge in the gameplay also makes the game even more dull. The adventure part of the game involves an overwhelming amount of childish tasks and predictable actions. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are extremely well-crafted, but don’t turn out much better than the adventure when it comes to originality. We still value the highly-interactive environment in this new Fear For Sale game, but a little more out-of-the-box would also be appreciated.
Basically, Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness is saved by its flawless production. The exciting details in the visuals are no less than stunning, the animations are impressive, and the cutscenes are a notch above what Elefun has done before. The chilling music is appropriate for the game and its unobtrusive nature also makes it easy on the ears.
Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness is a standard four-hour HOPA game, with a one-hour bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition does not come with mind-blowing features, but it is comprehensive nonetheless. The bonus section includes a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, replayable hidden objects, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Fear For Sale: Hidden in the Darkness is so mundane, it feels like we have played it a hundred times before. Unless Elefun Games can come up with anything much more memorable next time around, Fear For Sale might as well be retired.
In this series:
- Fear for Sale: The Mystery of McInroy Manor
- Fear for Sale: Sunnyvale Story
- Fear for Sale: Nightmare Cinema
- Fear for Sale: Phantom Tide
- Fear for Sale: The 13 Keys
- Fear for Sale: Endless Voyage
- Fear for Sale: City of the Past
- Fear for Sale: The House on Black River
- Fear for Sale: The Dusk Wanderer
- Fear for Sale: Hidden in the Darkness
- Fear for Sale: The Curse of Whitefall