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    Fear For Sale 4: Phantom Tide



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    Fear For Sale 4: Phantom Tide

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:43 am

    Fear For Sale: Phantom Tide
    by Elefun Games - April, 2014

    Series links: Fear for Sale 1: The Mystery of McInroy Manor, Fear For Sale 2: Sunnyvale Story, Fear for Sale 3: Nightmare Cinema, Fear For Sale 4: Phantom Tide, Fear For Sale 5: The 13 Keys, Fear For Sale 6: Endless Voyage

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition

    Paranormal journalist Emma Roberts is called in to help a grieving family being haunted by forces that can manipulate water, threatening to kick them out of their home. Emma will soon discover that ghosts aren't the only thing lurking around Greenville. There's something very suspicious about Julia White's death. Julia witnessed something at the hydro-electric plant – something someone would kill to keep a secret. Search the town, investigate suspects, and solve puzzles in Fear for Sale: Phantom Tide, a thrilling hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

    The Collector's Edition includes:

    • Bonus game featuring Emma's continuing adventures
    • New locations, puzzles and challenges
    • Additional achievements
    • Wallpapers, concept art, screensavers, music and more

    For the Standard Edition

    • Strategy Guide
    • Blog Walkthrough (Big Fish)

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    Re: Fear For Sale 4: Phantom Tide

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:46 am

    Good Solid Game****


    Very professionally done, the intro scenes are different – there’s no car crashes, or other explosive arrivals, just the weirdest water you’ve ever seen! This is the 4th in the Fear For Sale series, and I am convinced this will be the best yet. The special effects alone are a joy, and the story is new and different. This game is an interesting mix of convincing modern normality and absurdly impossible incidents.

    The graphics are very bright, clear and sharp, and well drawn. The HOP scenes are easy to see and items are easy to identify. The special effects with water are fabulous. I am particularly fond of the water in the paintings on the walls. The voiceovers are also very good, and it is a shame that such well acted voices have been paired with such wooden faces. The lip synch almost makes it. The music tracks are different and enjoyable for that. The ambient sounds are almost inaudible in the face of everything else going on. All in all, definitely waterlogged.

    You are Emma, investigative reporter specialising in paranormal events. You are called in to help a recently widowed father and his young daughter, who seem to be haunted by a poltergeist that can control water. Just how much control is displayed on your arrival, with some surprising happenings outside even your experience. There is also the suspicious death of the mother to delve into. And someone is definitely watching you. What could they want?

    Fairly standard fare here, with more HOPs than puzzles, and easy adventure components. The HOPs are interactive lists, visited twice, but you can choose instead to play a not-entirely-easy jigsaw game instead. The puzzles are not new, at least none that I saw – I didn’t finish the demo within the hour. The rest is also as expected – interactive jump map, directional hint, 4 levels of difficulty (including custom).

    There is one whacky gadget. It is a shell which can control water – extremely handy in this game!

    Wallpapers x 9, Concept Art x 12 (saveable), screensavers x 3, Music x 7. There are of course, also the SG and bonus chapter. There are a huge number of collectibles: 7 sets of 5 items each in collections such as Heirloom Jewellery and Tea Set Collection. There are also 36 morphing objects. There are also 10 achievements, both story and performance.

    Two things stop this game from being just a standard CE game. That magic they do with the water, and the sheer scope and variety of the collectibles, which will keep you very busy indeed. As with each game in this series, a good solid game.

    I recommend this game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

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