Midnight Calling: Jeronimo Collector's Edition
Elephant Games have just released a new sequel tothe Mignight Calling series. The Midnight Calling: Jeronimo Collector's Edition is a great example how good can the hidden object puzzle adventure game be. It is not perfect, but it will keep you playing to the end.
It is a good safe game for the younger generation, not too creepy or dark.
It is a very well thought out story. Not that it is and absolutely innovative concept - a younger sister needs a potion (been here, done that!) - no, it is the characters and the adventures and the settings that keeps in for a while.
The story is told by Jeronimo, who has retired from thieft and is an innkeeper now. He is telling you the sotry of himself getting a magic potion for his younger sister that got hopelessly sick. You need to go to the woods to the witch. Well, there is also your beloved Valeria in the story. It is a fascinating adventure.
The bonus game tells a bit more about Valeria's past. The game's audio-visuals are great. It is a good safe game for the younger generation, not too creepy or dark.
You meet all kinds of magical and average looking creatures, some of them help you with someof the items. You need to pay a lot of attention in every scene and be on the lookout of many hidden items: 26 morphing objects, 40 collectible coins and 12 tarot cards. The coins can be spent on food and play with the animals.
The gameplay on the whole doesn't seem to challenging. You might want to set to the most difficult mode in the menu as well set the hint and skips, that range from 10-90 seconds, accordingly.
There is a great variety of puzzles with all kinds of shapes and puzzles. The hidden object scenes are all the familiar ones, like silouettes, lists, riddles, differences, replacing the items etc...
You get the usual media extras, like wallpaper, concept art, and soundtracks.
It is a story that is told in nice entertaining way with a few puzzles to get you involved.
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