Cate West - The Velvet Keys -Great HOG
Cate West - The Velvet Keys is the sequel of a nice hidden object game. Developed and published by Gamenauts, the secont edition is just as full of mysteries as the previous game.
A peculiar string of murders has the police baffled in Cate West: The Velvet Keys.
Though clearly not alive, the bodies show no sign of foul play, and
aren't decaying the way three-day-old bodies should. Cate offers to use
her unique talent for seeing visions to help find a suspect, and
quickly discovers an ancient curse, a hidden crypt, and an old enemy
who may not be quite what he appears.
The hidden object sequences are beautifully designed and will challenge
even the most seasoned player. It's not just that the items are
well-hidden, but also that lists frequently involve a fair bit of
clever wordplay that forces you to carefully consider what's being
asked of you.
Assembling a Velvet Key allows Cate to communicate with the spirit of
the victim, who will usually point her towards a crime scene. Once
there, you'll examine the scene by playing a twist on the
spot-the-difference game; each image will be missing some elements that
are present in the other image.
To solve the level, you must make the
scenes identical by returning items to their appropriate locations.
It's surprisingly tricky, because objects are missing from both scenes
– you're never sure where you need to look next.
To further get in tune with the victim, Cate must examine items that
meant something to them, and this is where the game really gets
creative.Once Cate has all the information she needs, the victims are taken to
the Ossuary – a bizarre machine designed to revive them – which Cate
must activate with the approprate Key. The puzzles required to turn on
the machine are relatively ordinary, such as match-two or sliding tile
games, and you can skip them if you like.
Cate West: The Velvet Keys beautifully shows that players should expect more from hidden object games than just a jumble of junk and a shopping list.
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