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    Chimeras 2: The Signs of Prophecy

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    Post by genkicoll on Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:46 pm

    Chimeras: The Signs of Prophecy
    by Elephant Games - October, 2015

    Series links:  Chimeras 1: Tune of RevengeChimeras 2: The Signs of ProphecyChimeras 3: Cursed and ForgottenChimeras 4: Mortal MedicineChimeras 5: Mark of Death

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

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    Elephant Games, the studio that brought you Haunted Hotel and Hallowed Legends series, warns you to prepare for the end of the world in the next thrilling chapter of Chimeras!

    A dark shadow falls over the city of Munich during a solar eclipse, causing a chain of supernatural events and shocking murders. The police are baffled and need your help to solve the crimes. But another darker force is at work, and there are whispers of a secret society. A fortune teller warns of a mysterious wanderer who holds the key to the city's fate. She claims you're the one who will guide his path. Your choices will have consequences! Will you cause its destruction, or will you raise it from the ashes? Find out in this heart-pounding hidden-object puzzle adventure!

    • Play the bonus game to catch a secret society member's murderer!
    • Hunt for morphing objects and tarot cards
    • Collect and display morphing chimeras
    • Earn special achievements
    • Use the available strategy guide
    • Big Fish Blog Walkthrough

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    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:13 am

    Chimeras 2: The Signs of Prophecy (IHOG)

    Options include separate sliders for Music, SFX, Environment and Voices, Full-screen, Widescreen, Custom Cursor and Special Effects, as well as a slider for Brightness.  There are three pre-set Modes to choose from, or you can go with Custom difficulty.  This can be changed at any time.

    Story:

    An unusually long eclipse in Munich starts a series of events that could lead to either great things or mass destruction.  Your sleuthing skills are needed to help solve a series of murders, and a mysterious wanderer seems have the answers you seek.  A secret society has focused on this man as the city's savior... or its greatest villain.

    First off, I have to say that this secret society is the most blatantly out-in-the-open "secret" I've ever seen.   Their sigil seems to be everywhere, right out in plain sight. *shrugs* Ah well, perhaps we see it so much because we're such great detectives. ;D

    The Journal has some nice details in it, giving us our character's thoughts about events, as well as documenting clues that we find.  If you need it, there is a task list that you can access by clicking on the ! at the top left of the retractable toolbar.

    Gameplay:

    There are THREE types of collectibles to be on the lookout for: Morphing items and morphing "chimeras" (one of each at every location) and tarot cards (scattered about on different scenes, including zoom-ins, but NOT in HOS).

    Some inventory items are interactive, as indicated by a + sign.

    Our MAP is interactive, and has insta-transport available... As a matter of fact, the game WANTS us to use it.  Periodically we will find a new address, and the local law enforcement will point out the way we need to go.  This map does NOT indicate where we might have missed collectibles, so keep that in mind.

    Using a HINT during the adventure portion of the game will either pinpoint something at your current location, or pull up a picture of another scene - "There's something you can do here" - along with a button to insta-transport to that location if you wish.

    The Hidden Object Scenes vary, with lightly-interactive find-by-list scenes, as well as finding pairs, find-by-silhouette and even a find-by-riddle scene.

    Sights and Sounds:

    The graphics are quite beautiful, and I enjoyed the character design, as well.  The voice overs... Well, they're mostly average, though a couple of them were pretty well done.  The music was really noticeable, with one track in particular standing out because it was so moving and dramatic.

    CE Content:

    • Integrated Strategy Guide
    • Bonus Chapter
    • Collectible Postcards
    • Collectible Chimeras and Morphing Items (one of each at every location)
    • 22 in-game Achievements
    • 18 Wallpapers
    • 16 Concept Art
    • 5 Music Tracks (can save)
    • 1 Screensaver
    • Secret Room, which contains:
    • Secret Game*
    • 11 Replayable Mini-games
    • 12 Replayable HOS

    Bonus Chapter:

    The extra chapter takes place not long after the ending of the main game, and involves one last mystery for you to solve.  You will find the last of the tarot cards and morphing objects during this part of the game, and finishing it will unlock the Secret Game area of the Extras.

    Warning for my dexterity-challenged friends: There is a timed "battle" of sorts at the end of this chapter in the form of a marble-popper game.  You do not have to remove ALL of the marbles - just be sure that you don't let the whole playing area get filled with marbles, and you'll be OK.  The mini is tiered, so you'll have to do it three times, and the third time you'll have to track two lines of marbles at the same time.  If you get overwhelmed, you don't "lose", you just have to start that part over again... or skip it! ;)

    *Secret Game:

    This was actually pretty fun!  You have four locations from the game, and the object is to find all of the morphing items.  The items you're looking for are pictured at the top left, and once you find them all, you'll move on to phase two with new items, and so on.  This sequence is timed, and there are multiple achievements involved in completing the secret game, and that is what you will see in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen - the possible achievements for finishing this area.

    Verdict:

    The game didn't have the urgent or dangerous feeling that I think it should have had (based upon the storyline), but this is still a high-quality and fun-to-play game.  Recommended!


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