Magic Gate: Faces of Darkness
Magic Gate: Faces of Darkness will pull you away into a mystical world where anything can happen. Explore this magical world and face off with traps and villainous foes as you go on a quest to save your fiancée (now wife) from the forces of evil that have taken her captive.
This game is brought to you by the new and innovative company, Pilot Games, who is using the Magic Series (well, at least I hope there’s a series that follows) to launch them into the hidden object puzzle adventure game genre.
You play the role of Nathanial, who recently moved to a new house with his wife, Gloria. The game begins with Nathanial sitting at a typewriter explaining the story of how he almost lost his loved one a year ago. He carries a box upstairs to Gloria to a room full of old junk, including a mirror with a sheet over it.
He uncovers it and there’s Gloria, crying out for help. Earlier, she had been standing in front of it when it an arm emerged from the mirror and pulled her through to the other side of the looking glass!
Now it’s up to you, Nathanial, to go on a quest to rescue her from this dreamy world of wonders. The gameplay is challenging, but has adjustable settings to allow you to make it more or less difficult to meet your gaming taste.
There’s a good balance of hidden object games and puzzles to keep your brain working in many different directions as you go. The art can be a bit stiffy at times, but for the lover of challenges, this is nothing. The collector’s edition comes with a strategy guide and downloadable media.
The music can be good to have for relaxing evenings as you drink tea with two hands and look out your window while contemplating the big questions of life.
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