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    Echoes of the Past 2: The Castle of Shadows

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    genkicoll

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    Echoes of the Past 2: The Castle of Shadows

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:25 pm

    Echoes of the Past: Castle of Shadows
    by Orneon

    Series links: Echoes of the Past 1: Royal House of Stone, Echoes of the Past 2: The Castle of Shadows, Echoes of the Past 3: The Citadels of Time, Echoes of the Past 4: The Revenge of the Witch, Echoes of the Past 5: The Kingdom of Despair, Echoes of the Past 6: Wolf Healer

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

    iWin - Standard Edition for PC



    After  discovering an ancient painting, the Royal House Museum invites you to  explore the recovered artifacts, and the mysteries within. Restore the  royal amulet to break an ancient curse and stop an evil witch from  regaining her terrible powers! Dive into Echoes of the Past – The Castle  of Shadows and save the royal family from their curse and explore a fascinating world full of Hidden Object scenes, and perplexing puzzles.

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Integrated Strategy Guide
    • A new bonus adventure
    • Concept art
    • Amazing wallpapers

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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Echoes of the Past 2: The Castle of Shadows

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:34 am

    Awful, Awful, Awful    
    Sunny Sunny 

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    (although I’ve no idea where I got the patience, didn’t last the distance this time)

    Why do I hate this game? Let me count the ways...

    Absolutely appalling graphics. Even without the problems of low definition due to the age of the game, the visuals are ugly. And there were these ugly shimmery patches wherever an item was needed, in the shape of the item. So a missing handle showed as a shimmery handle. Yuck! It looked ghastly.

    Really slow game play. Each move requires multiple mini-games, puzzles or HOs. Nothing is logically apparent, so it is a constant struggle to figure out what comes next. Hardly any of the puzzles come with specific instructions, it’s all “press the buttons in the right order” kind of stuff.

    Hint is useless bordering on offensive. “This is the door to the tavern” – well, I know that you idiot!...

    The categorically worst thing about this game is the fact the SG is in the main menu. You have to leave the game to look it up!! What a waste of money, I can do that with the standard game.

    Which is another thing. I wrote a very disparaging review of the SE of this game based on a demo a year ago, so how the heck did this get on my desktop? I’m thinking evil magic! devilish grin 

    It does have a couple of redeeming features, particularly for such an old game. It uses three different HOs – slightly interactive lists, multiples and misplaced items. I particularly liked that the misplaced items were indeed actual items I had picked up in an earlier scene.

    There are a lot of locations and close up scenes, complex enough to have needed a map, which unfortunately we didn’t get. But the exploring through all the many castle rooms was fun.

    Still, not enough to justify buying this, at any price.  

    I Don't Recommend This Game

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