When it comes to casual games, some fall along the RPG line and some… well, they’re just too fun to play. Being a big fan of Alawar games, I’m always ready to give a new one a try. So, when Twisted Lands: Shadow Town came out, I had to give it a go. I love hidden object games, and I love a good mystery – Twisted Lands: Shadow Town has both. Want to find a good mystery to solve? Let’s take a look at what Twisted Lands: Shadow Town offers up:
The story line for Shadow Town is actually pretty good. You are a treasure hunter who is out with your girl looking for new finds. Suddenly, you are knocked off the boat and you wake up washed ashore somewhere. Your girl is gone, your boat is smashed and you are looking for clues to find out where you are and where your loved one is. You can tell that other people are here and you’re trying to find out what’s going on. As you search, you find a town lost in the fog on the island. There are newspapers from the turn of the century and a little bit after (around 1915) and even find pictures of you and your sister when you were younger. You have to solve different puzzles, mysteries, and search for clues throughout the different areas of the game so that you can survive and get yourself and your girlfriend off the island.
As far as the story line goes, so far what I have seen is very impressive. I haven’t played anything else like it to date, which is very hard to find as I play a lot a games. You won’t find anything else out there like it and the mystery of the story line only adds to the game play overall.
As far as hidden object games go, this is yet another excellent one from Alawar. The hidden object areas are excellently put together, with some objects being so hard to find that I had to use a hint here and there. The other areas of the game play will have to checking your journal to find out which way to go in a foggy forest, which zodiac signs match up to open hidden doors, searching for keys and odd snake-like objects to complete a huge door puzzle, and so much more. There is no end to the different areas that you have to play through in Shadow Town. It seems that Alawar is getting more and more involved when it comes to creating some truly unique hidden object games that are downright excellent.
Personally, this game is challenging in several ways and I love it. It’s spooky, it’s fun, it’s challenging, and the story line ties all of the game play in together.
If you’re looking for a super spooky mystery to solve this Halloween season, let me recommend Twisted Lands: Shadow Town. Of course, any time of the year this is an excellent casual game from Alawar that you should check out, so make