Phantasmat: Mournful Loch

Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next chilling installment of Phantasmat! Welcome to Scotland, home of Logan's Castle! Your archaeological project takes a dangerous turn when your boat capsizes in the loch! But this is no mere accident. Mysterious phantoms roam the grounds trying to protect the Logan family's secret. Can you uncover a powerful artifact and escape the grounds in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

It is no original Phantasmat, but that doesn't mean that it's not entertaining. But just a bit; this is an original plot. Further, the puzzles are a nice mix of simpler ones and more complex ones, all are nicely tied to the theme of the game. Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. Phantasmat is my favorite series, and no other game has EVER been able to write a storyline as Phantastic as the original Phantasmat, period. Can you learn the truth and escape, or will you join the dead? Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Pilot1 from Och aye, it's a guid 'un! I'd tried to play this game before, but had always lost interest. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. Each one was suitably horrifying in a different way. I think they made it a bit predictable about what may happen or what led to the massacre. The game begins with you receiving an invitation to a family reunion from your cousin Patrick.

Review based on completed game. I see myself playing this again. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by childofgod4 from Best game I've played in a long time. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. From now on, I'll be playing all games with headphones, and I recommend that you do too. Behind the Mask has some gameplay features that are expected from Eipix, and from the series at this point. The main attraction of the CE is, of course, the bonus chapter. The game adopts the typical HOPA template, with a slightly heavier emphasis on backtracking. It is no original Phantasmat, but that doesn't mean that it's not entertaining. In this series:. The cutscenes are interesting — not fully animated, but drawn with an off-beat style that I enjoyed. However, the original also excelled in storytelling, something that Mournful Loch fails at. Audio wise, there is nothing to complain about — the voice-acting is excellent and the soundtracks are fittingly creepy.

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Further, the puzzles are Phantasmst: nice mix of simpler ones and more complex ones, all are Locb tied to the theme of the game. No one knows what became of the artifact, but if your suspicions are correct, it may be in the loch that surrounds the castle grounds. There are many passages and rooms to explore in this once solidly built, cavernous Egypt: Secret of five Gods, that's now cracking in places. One of the reasons I love this series is because the storylines Locg always really good, and original, and I never know if I'm Mounrful, or dead! Can you learn the truth and escape, or will you join the Phaantasmat: Lots of Phantasmat: Mournful Loch and lichen in general. Thanks, Eipix! You're in Beholder deep now however, Outta This Kingdom someone or something, doesn't want you to find the artifact, in fact, it seems they don't 3 Days: Zoo Mystery you to live at all, or are you already dead? Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. I usually skip the puzzles as I can't be bothered with them; I want to get on with the game but some did get me engaged. The hidden object scenes are well-designed and can be switched with Match 3 games. DinerMania played with Mourfnul tutorial, minimal black bar hints, minimal sparkles, and medium mis-click penalties, Hint and Skip. Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game. This latest sequel, Mournful Loch, definitely has a great setting, which gives off a sense of abandonment just as in the Phantasmat: Mournful Loch game. The chambers in the castle struck the perfect balance between majesty and decrepitude.

Phantasmat is my favorite series, and no other game has EVER been able to write a storyline as Phantastic as the original Phantasmat, period. No, it's not like the original Phantasmat. The backstories are, mostly, the best bit of the game — though that tells you something about my tastes, to be honest. The completist in me wants to keep going with them in sequence, but it might be time for a break. The bonus content includes replays on HOGs and mini-games, and a second chance to find any collectibles you missed first time round. Again, though, the design is a bit disappointing after playing the previous instalments of the Phantasmat series. The Patrick subplot in Behind the Mask was just too inexplicable for me. When the queen appeared, I actually OMG'd out loud, she was so creepy. The graphics, sounds and voice-overs are excellent, as is usual with Eipix games. All in all, a quite enjoyable game and one I'll use a token to get. No one knows what became of the artifact, but if your suspicions are correct, it may be in the loch that surrounds the castle grounds. However, the game could benefit from some more variety regarding its color palette, because all of the scenes sort of blend together after a while. It was awesome. The cutscenes are interesting — not fully animated, but drawn with an off-beat style that I enjoyed. I feel like this is quite a critical review, so I do want to say that I did enjoy the game.

There is very little story development going on in the game. Overall the graphics are less finitely detailed, but the composition of each scene is pleasing, well- constructed and spacious. Phantasmat: Mournful Loch published: Since there was a fantastic sale today, I decided to pick up the CE of this game, having been intrigued by the storyline. Behind the Mask has some gameplay features that are expected from Eipix, and from the series at this point. The completist in me wants to keep going with them in sequence, but Phantzsmat: might be time for a break. The Patrick subplot in Behind the Mask was just too inexplicable for me. Snackjack Loch isn't as good as as the last couple of games in the series, but this is a solid Mournfu from beginning to end. The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed. Phantamat:, the gameplay leaves a bit to be desired. I think it took me Catwalk Countdown 30 minutes to complete. But in the Phantasmat: Mournful Loch game I found that I barely had to use Hint and never Skipas the gameplay was so straightforward. The plot was rushed and pretty shallow, and there were only a couple new Phantaasmat:.


They become harder as the game progresses, for the most part. I had a lot of fun playing this game! I think part of the problem is that, while the Phantasmat games so far are well-made and fun to play, I miss the recurring characters from Mystery Case Files. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by khendrick1 from Another great Phantasmat game! Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game. He who dares to enter, will surely perish, after all, several have tried and failed to return! This latest sequel, Mournful Loch, definitely has a great setting, which gives off a sense of abandonment just as in the original game. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by denniann2 from another great HO game in the series you are at logan's castle in scotland. It's a totally different experience. Lots of rocks and lichen in general. It was awesome. I think it took me about 30 minutes to complete.

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  1. It is a tricky balance, though, and on the whole I think I prefer this level of difficulty to the more impenetrable challenge of other games, which has you over-clicking the Hint button. I played with no tutorial, minimal black bar hints, minimal sparkles, and medium mis-click penalties, Hint and Skip. No, it's not like the original Phantasmat. I usually skip the puzzles as I can't be bothered with them; I want to get on with the game but some did get me engaged. Behind the Mask has some gameplay features that are expected from Eipix, and from the series at this point.

  2. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by MsPeanut from interesting, unusual story was a little too graphic and disturbing for me. The opening teaser sequence is a little gory, but so much as to be over the top. I decided to try once more, and what a good job I did!! The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. I really enjoyed playing it.

  3. Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game. He who dares to enter, will surely perish, after all, several have tried and failed to return! It is a tricky balance, though, and on the whole I think I prefer this level of difficulty to the more impenetrable challenge of other games, which has you over-clicking the Hint button. They become harder as the game progresses, for the most part.

  4. The cutscenes are interesting — not fully animated, but drawn with an off-beat style that I enjoyed. The Mini Games range from simple to complex, many of which are new or different versions. The amount of time you spend with Claude is much longer — and more developed — than the time you spend with Lisbeth. There's no slump after the demo, the good stuff just keeps coming.

  5. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Pilot1 from Och aye, it's a guid 'un! From there, it's obvious that things have taken a dark turn. But in the main game I found that I barely had to use Hint and never Skip , as the gameplay was so straightforward. Lots of rocks and lichen in general. The gameplay in the main game is fairly straightforward and logical.

  6. What was the significance of the clock? Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Pilot1 from Och aye, it's a guid 'un! There are many passages and rooms to explore in this once solidly built, cavernous castle, that's now cracking in places. It is no original Phantasmat, but that doesn't mean that it's not entertaining. I love the Phantasmat games and this one was no exception.

  7. Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. I think it took me about 30 minutes to complete. NPCs are well-drawn on the most part , but not fully animated, and the dialogue animations are a little stilted.

  8. The visuals in Phantasmat: Mournful Loch are gloomy and haunting, which are appropriate for the horror theme of the game. Shortly after, you're in the water and later washed up near the Logan family's castle. The visuals and sound are lovely.

  9. The story line was actually interesting for me; the HOS were good. From now on, I'll be playing all games with headphones, and I recommend that you do too. Overall the graphics are less finitely detailed, but the composition of each scene is pleasing, well- constructed and spacious. I heard TONS of things I missed without earbuds, and the environmental sounds and music really added to immersion. Behind the Mask has some gameplay features that are expected from Eipix, and from the series at this point.

  10. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. A little bit spooky and a lot of fun. Firstly, there were morphing objects and collectibles. The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed.

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