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    Sister's Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines



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    Sister's Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:52 pm

    Sister's Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines

    Available at:
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    GameHouse as Premium Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition

    Ariel and Belle were dropped off at an orphanage long ago and cannot remember their parents. Now, Belle has been kidnapped and Ariel goes off in pursuit of her twin sister. Ariel's search leads her to a backwater European town that time forgot and where magic fills the air. The locals tell tales of bloodless bodies turning up and strange silhouettes floating in the night sky. Discover the connection between these strange events and Belle's abduction in this exciting hidden object puzzle adventure.

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Integrated Strategy Guide
    • Additional Game Content
    • Video Gallery

    For the Standard Edition:

    • Strategy Guide
    • Blog Walkthrough (Big Fish)

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    Re: Sister's Secrecy: Arcanum Bloodlines

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:23 pm

    So Colourful and Vibrant, It’s Almost Gaudy ****


    The colours, the flowers, the creatures – they are all masterful creations in this charmingly strange game. The story, though, is what makes it so odd. Most of the time there is no way to connect the gameplay with our goal, and the end didn’t clear things up either. Second time around, I just ignored it and went with the flow. THEN, the game became a lot of fun.

    There are tiny purple flowers to collect in each scene (for which you get coins), and beautiful fantasy creatures, also some real oddball characters. The HOs are pretty and interesting, but not hard. And you have the alternative of playing Match 3. The puzzles were a snap. Both puzzles and HOs award you with coins depending on how quickly you completed them. (See below)

    Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed myself, and if the story had been handled better, this game would have rated  5 stars.

    Bonus Content Review ****

    Okay, now the bonus content seems to have confused many so I’ll try to get it right.

    Collectibles, completed HOs and puzzles can earn you coins which can be spent in the Store. The “Achievements” button in the Main Menu shows you your coins awarded for HOs or puzzle you played. You then have the option to redo that spot and aim for a better result. I think this is a wonderful option.

    The Bonus button on the Main Menu gives you the Bonus adventure, which is not necessary to the Main Game, but follows on from it. Personally, I thought it a bit weak. The Store is where you can get those items that are unique to the CE - concept art, backstory sketches, music, and videos. Your reward for being so clever is a little art appreciation experience  Silly face 

    Would I buy the CE again? No, I think I’d have been just as happy with the SE.

    I recommend this game!

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