Shrouded Tales: Revenge of Shadows Collectors Edition

From Friendly Cactus, makers of the Stranded Dreamscape series, comes a magical new chapter in the Shrouded Tales series! When a garbled distress call comes in from a neighboring city, you are chosen to investigate the source of the trouble. Armed with a magical amulet that can cast a variety of spells, you head through the portal to find out what has happened in Volarden. But as you begin to investigate, you quickly learn that things may not be what they seem. Watch your back – evil is taking shape around every corner in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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Shrouded Tales: Revenge of Shadows Collector's Edition

Please try this demo for yourself. Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by dancemom1 from No challenge, no fun, no buy I have not changed my mind from when I said, in that review, "I will get the CE for this game because there is a bonus and also the ability to replay mini games and HOS. The Hidden Object Scenes have several types available, with a unique feature that requires you to use some of the inventory items you have collected within the scene by switching between the inventory tab and the objects tab. We need to use our "magic", or spells, as well as some of our regular inventory items in the HOPs. You, Archibald, Alexander and your mother Elizabeth will have to use all your talents to defeat him and restore order! Each time the Amulet is used to cast a spell, it becomes stronger and more powerful. Whenever you find a new symbol that allows you to repair your broken amulet yes, they always break after the first use you play a mini game. It's the key to this game. As the Shadow's fall, we light the fire. I wrote a CE review and bought the CE. Even though the use of an amulet is a repeated theme from similar adventures, this epic game is truly an atmospheric experience I enjoyed from the commencement to the galvanic conclusion. Other puzzles requires you to use magnets to either repel or attract gems into their correct slots, another requires you to drag red stars with lines connecting each red star across every blue star to light them all up.


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I played the demo in "casual" mode so I can tell you the hints refill quickly. It's a fun game. It is no surprise that you get the endangered locale. As the Shadow's fall, we light the fire. Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by odarney from Disappointed with 2 "option" items I will admit, I got lost a couple of times! So is the voice acting. The same game is repeated each time, but it gets more complicated as you progress. I think the puzzles are great and HOS are different, so I really think that paying extra for the ability to play them over is a good value. You, Archibald, Alexander and your mother Elizabeth will have to use all your talents to defeat him and restore order! This started out as a good idea but, again, after the demo, it Alices Wonderland: Cast In Shadow we had to do it in practically every scene. Other needed items will Tradewinds Classic be found in that dimension. That you cannot 'customize' your player; quicker hints, quicker 'skip' options, etc. Each time, a token must be found, placed in a "pylon", and a series of mini-games, increasing in difficulty, have to be completed before the spell chip is restored.

There are several red masks that must be turned yellow using 2 or three copper symbols with specific directional arrows, to cover all of the masks in each direction. Whenever you find a new symbol that allows you to repair your broken amulet yes, they always break after the first use you play a mini game. Play the demo and see if you agree. We need to use our "magic", or spells, as well as some of our regular inventory items in the HOPs. Once you arrive in Volarden, you will find the Scroll of Secrets, that shows useful information about Volarden and it's residents. Trying to figure out how to repair fantasy technology was frustrating and I have attached the summary of my original review of the CE version of this game. I guess I'm spoiled by extra options. There was opportunity missed as this could have been a great game if there had been something more going on in the Shadow land as a parallel but separate adventure to the real world. I wrote a CE review and bought the CE. Another layer of complexity is added because there is a "dark side" that must be accessed to find the pylons. Not by much, but enough to increase the difficulty level in a good way.

Trying to figure out how to repair fantasy technology was frustrating and All of Monument Builders: Notre Dame puzzles are doable, some of them are just more time consuming than others. You will be constantly using it, or trying to recharge it. Hello friends! There are only three difficulty levels, none are customizable. Thanks Shroueed the reviews. There are only three levels of difficulty. Then there is the story line, a good bit of which is given away in the intro rather than unfolded in the game-play. Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by 9otters from Disappointing, Confusing, and Boring. Happy gaming. I have not changed my mind from when I said, in that review, "I will get the CE for this game because there is a bonus and also the ability to replay mini games and HOS. So here's my opinion. One must remember the 'amulet'. I have the first one and liked Legendary Mahjong as an SE, but this one is just too simple and too quiet. Shhadows game is entertaining, and there are enough useful features for me to buy the CE.


I played the demo in "casual" mode so I can tell you the hints refill quickly. No time to give it much thought because the gameplay created enough confusion all by itself. Another layer of complexity is added because there is a "dark side" that must be accessed to find the pylons. He was put in jail in Volarden long ago and guarded by his brother, a great magician. It started out as a bit complex and ended up being a confused mess. I'd recommend it for all levels of gamers. Then there is the story line, a good bit of which is given away in the intro rather than unfolded in the game-play. You will be constantly using it, or trying to recharge it. That said, this game just doesn't excite me at all. There's tons of jumping around to different scenes. It's the key to this game. Veronica must spread the light of the Baron's upon the Shadow shrouded city of their brethren before the evil that has pitted brother against brother, casts it's darkness forevermore! I'm sure there are others who will find this one fun, but for a "seasoned" gamer, it just wasn't for me.

Personally, I feel that this game is geared more toward a "new" beginner who just needs to get the feel of a game before moving into something more challenging. After that, the story takes its usual course of action, leaving you to search for clues, interact with objects and solve various puzzles. Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by dancemom1 from No challenge, no fun, no buy He was put in jail in Volarden long ago and guarded by his brother, a great magician. Now she has been asked by the Order of Barons to help the neighboring city of Volarden who has fallen victim to the Shadows, the same evil that imprisoned Havenwick. The city also has a portal that when activated, allows you to walk between the real world and a parallel universe which is basically the same place, only darker. As usual, I can't recommend what I will not purchase. You will have to travel back and forth, using items from one parallel in the other and vice versa. I'm sure there are others who will find this one fun, but for a "seasoned" gamer, it just wasn't for me. There was opportunity missed as this could have been a great game if there had been something more going on in the Shadow land as a parallel but separate adventure to the real world. I highly recommend both!!! I think the puzzles are great and HOS are different, so I really think that paying extra for the ability to play them over is a good value. There are only three levels of difficulty. Some required some thought but I never had to use the strategy guide to complete them.

9 thoughts on “Shrouded Tales: Revenge of Shadows Collectors Edition

  1. It's the key to this game. As the Shadow's fall, we light the fire. It might end up being an interesting story In hidden object games, stories tend to be repetitive in one or more aspects but Shrouded Tales: Revenge of Shadows might be different. The setting is familiar, but some gameplay features could take you to a new area.

  2. We all have different tastes in games and you may find this one to be exactly what you are looking for today. There is a jump-map, which is absolutely necessary for all except the hard-core players. There's tons of jumping around to different scenes.

  3. There are several red masks that must be turned yellow using 2 or three copper symbols with specific directional arrows, to cover all of the masks in each direction. One must remember the 'amulet'. I thought there would some nice complexity there, but they got much simpler, and downright boring, after the demo.

  4. I suggest that you buy one or the other, whatever you do. You, Archibald, Alexander and your mother Elizabeth will have to use all your talents to defeat him and restore order! A few good surprises along the way Hidden object games of this type follow a rather strict but not necessarily mandatory path. Some of the HOS are repeated, which is a major downfall in my opinion, it's boring a second time around and I cannot figure out why they do this!

  5. Please try this demo for yourself. There are several red masks that must be turned yellow using 2 or three copper symbols with specific directional arrows, to cover all of the masks in each direction. There are FROG's which is several fragmented object pieces to find, and interactive list finds as well.

  6. I have not changed my mind from when I said, in that review, "I will get the CE for this game because there is a bonus and also the ability to replay mini games and HOS. I will admit, I got lost a couple of times! One of my favorite puzzles was putting all blue tokens on the left and all red tokens on the right, using arms on each row and column to nudge each token one space at a time. I'm sure there are others who will find this one fun, but for a "seasoned" gamer, it just wasn't for me. For me, it was all downhill after the demo.

  7. I do not feel this game is CE worthy without some very nice collectibles and a bit more challenge. Once you arrive in Volarden, you will find the Scroll of Secrets, that shows useful information about Volarden and it's residents. Veronica must spread the light of the Baron's upon the Shadow shrouded city of their brethren before the evil that has pitted brother against brother, casts it's darkness forevermore! There's tons of jumping around to different scenes.

  8. I will admit, I got lost a couple of times! Frustrated when the cursor cannot be changed to "system" type; the lag of the game cursor is very annoying. There you find aids to your dilemma in the real world, including a machine that repairs your amulet one tiny bit at a time.

  9. A good thing for Shrouded Tales: Revenge of Shadows is that it displays nice graphics and animations. The game is entertaining, and there are enough useful features for me to buy the CE. Other puzzles requires you to use magnets to either repel or attract gems into their correct slots, another requires you to drag red stars with lines connecting each red star across every blue star to light them all up. Since there are so many scenes, the re-play value is good, I'd say a couple of times a year.

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