Yuletide Legends: Frozen Hearts Collector's Edition
December 22, 2017
Daily Magic Productions
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Matching
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Soundtracks
Concept Art & Morphing Objects
Bonus Matching Games
Achievements & Collectibles
Santa was on his way to a tropical island to deliver Christmas gifts when a violent storm knocked him out of the sky. As a demigod with fire magic, you are the only one who can locate Santa and rescue him. However, things might not be as easy as expected when you have to face Queen Tempest, who has a personal vengeance against Santa. Can you navigate through this icy landscape and save Santa before Queen Tempest gets to him?
This is the first year that we got as many as three major holiday-themed HOPAs, one after another, and Yuletide Legends: Frozen Hearts is our personal favorite. While the pace of storytelling might be considered too low for some, the unpredictable storyline and its fascinating characters kind of made up for that. Most importantly, we love how the game manages to pull off this winter wonderland theme without making it feel in any way juvenile.
Yuletide Legends: Frozen Hearts is most likely Daily Magic’s best work in terms of the visuals. All the scenes look spectacular on our widescreen; with an excellent blend of colors and sophisticated details that create a signature style for the series. It is also worth mention how unique-looking some of the scenes are, kudos to the scene designers! Audio wise, the enchanting soundtracks fit right into the winter theme and the voice-acting is appropriate for each character.
The gameplay of Yuletide Legends: Frozen Hearts is incredibly polished. Not only does the game flows smoothly as a whole, the amount of little hidden gems in each location is simply phenomenal. The game allows you to interact with various objects in the scene, both tasks-related and not, as well as bombards you with a plethora of beautiful special effects. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are also smart, creative, and satisfyingly challenging. The fire magic ability is also used sparingly, but thoughtfully, so it never feels like an unnecessary gimmick.
We completed the standard game of Yuletide Legends: Frozen Hearts in just under four hours and the bonus chapter in 50 minutes. The Collector’s Edition comes stuffed with plenty of extras; a strategy guide, wallpapers, developer’s diary, concept art, soundtracks, bonus matching games, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.