Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery

Mad Head Games presents another gripping tale in their action-packed Shadowplay series! You and your friends have been researching the mystery of Harrowstead for years, and you’ve run out of leads. That is until your friend calls you with new information and you arrive just in time to see him kidnapped by a malevolent monster! Can you save your team, or will the world fall to darkness? Wield otherworldly powers and solve intricate puzzles to defeat this evil entity in this sensational hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery

BTW: they make no attempt to explain why it dispels dark magic, how Henry knew it would work on dark magic, where it came from, and most importantly, why it had to be hidden if it works on evil entities? You have a crazy lantern which use kind of becomes boring , but other than that I think there is a lot about the game that is fun. Altogether, there is far too much of the already familiar to make this a must buy for me, or even for it to get a place on my alternate buy list. At least once in the game I felt like I was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. The extras section also contains a strategy guide, wallpapers, cover pictures, profile pictures, soundtracks, concept art, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects. As the game progresses into the more fantasy territories, the sceneries also get more imaginative and memorable. Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds. Date published: You will play as Riley the investigator and Kevin the missing person. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. I know that it has chapters, but it really just feels like one long, run on sentence. The mini-games are all incredibly easy and quick to do. Most of the Mini-Games are rehashed from Mad Head's other series games, they aren't horrible, but they just aren't very challenging. The hidden object games are mainly straightforward, silhouette, finding pairs and symbols and flower pots. I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each.

Nonetheless, Mad Head Games still knows how to create stunning games. Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is on the short end of the spectrum when compared to its peers, with a running length of around three and a half hours and 35 minutes for the bonus chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed the HOS and the Puzzles in the game. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is the weakest Shadowplay game to date, but it still impresses in few departments. Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? At least once in the game I felt like I was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. The extras section also contains a strategy guide, wallpapers, cover pictures, profile pictures, soundtracks, concept art, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects. Can you save your friend and find the answers to this long-standing mystery for good in this new paranormal adventure game from Mad Head Games? The mini-games are all incredibly easy and quick to do. My grandson, who just turned 3-year-old this month, is perfectly capable of matching 2 different symbols, in fact, I asked him to find the two matching pairs of symbols and he nailed it in about 30 seconds, including the time it took me to explain what he was supposed to do. There is plenty of colour, each scene is well defined and items you need to find are easy to spot. The hidden object games are mainly straightforward, silhouette, finding pairs and symbols and flower pots.

Most of the Mini-Games are rehashed from Mad Head's other series games, they aren't horrible, but they just aren't very challenging. I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each. Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds. To make matters worse, you have to play the most ridiculous mini-game in the history of HOPA gadget games. Given that the Shadowplay series branded itself as a horror adventure series, Harrowstead Mystery severely lacks scary elements. Although the graphics in Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery are not setting any new standards, they are undeniably gorgeous. So far, none of the sequels has managed to top the original Shadowplay game , including this latest one. It is certainly not as good as either of the Adam Wolfe games, nor Maze — subject or Maze — The Broken Tower, and it is just as certainly not up the standard set by Mad Head Games in other products. The games and HOPs are amazingly simple and the game feels like it is about an hour, if that. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. While I can't, in all honesty, recommend this game, give the demo a try, who knows, it may amuse you. Remember the first a-MAZEing game that made you feel uncomfortable because you felt like you were actually trapped and didn't know how you got there?

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The adventure part is predictable, the hidden object scenes Barnyard Sherlock Hooves mundane, and the puzzles are very easy. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is most likely Shadowpla:y simplest game yet Uncharted Tides: Port Royal the series and perhaps, for the studio. What happened to the Mojo? The games and Mysterj are amazingly simple and the Mahjongg: Ancient Mayas feels like it is about an hour, if that. For me this Shadowplay is a keeper and one that I Syadowplay: play again, but please try the demo to see if it is a game you will like as well. You have a crazy lantern which use kind of becomes boringbut other than that I think there is a lot about the game that is fun. Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds. YMstery graphics are very good. The story is weak. I'm sure most of you know how I feel about cheesy Gadgets, but this particular gadget is Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery most worthless Gadge I've ever seen in a game! I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up. Most of the Mini-Games are rehashed from Mad Head's other series games, they Mystdry horrible, but they just aren't very challenging. Date published: The voice-over narrative, as another reviewer commented, does Bubble Zoo 2 a lot of already obvious information. Too, for a so-called hidden object game it has more mini-games than HO sequences, at least in the first ten minutes or so of game play.

Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is most likely the simplest game yet for the series and perhaps, for the studio. Nonetheless, Mad Head Games still knows how to create stunning games. Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? If you love games with a creep factor, then Harrowstead Mystery if a game you will surely enjoy. This is one of those disconnected games, where you want to be engaged with other characters and your surroundings, but you never really feel immersed. While the main premise of Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is quite engaging, the shallow storytelling and insufficient plot details make the game less immersive than it could have been. There isn't enough background to feel part of, you have the spots you interact with, and that is it. You will play as Riley the investigator and Kevin the missing person. For me this Shadowplay is a keeper and one that I will play again, but please try the demo to see if it is a game you will like as well. As the game progresses into the more fantasy territories, the sceneries also get more imaginative and memorable. Not that there is anything wrong with having a beginners-friendly game, but maybe it is best not to put it under the already-established Shadowplay series. What happened to the Mojo? I didn't spend more than a few minutes on each. Regarding the audio, the music is perfectly fine, but the voice acting sounds a little amateur at times.

The graphics were good and the voiceovers left a lot to be desired. Most of the Mini-Games are rehashed from Mad Head's other series games, they aren't horrible, but they just aren't very challenging. At least once in the game I felt like Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. Overall, if you feel like an afternoon just chilling out, then this game is for you. The games and HOPs are amazingly simple and the game feels like it is about an hour, if that. Not that there is anything wrong with having a beginners-friendly game, but maybe it is best not to put it under the already-established Shadowplay series. For me this Shadowplay is a keeper and one that I will play again, but please The Mystery of the Dragon Prince the demo to see if it is a game you will like as well. I was quite disappointed because I wanted at least a few of them to get my brain into gear, which never happened. Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is most likely the simplest game yet for the series and perhaps, for the studio. Overall, this is an enjoyable game that I did purchase because I needed to find the answers to the Harrowstead Mystery and more importantly save my friends and myself from an unthinkable alternative. The voice-over Age of Heroes: The Beginning, as another reviewer commented, does contain a lot of already obvious information. If a small child who can't yet read or write his name, can solve this game nearly instantaneously, why bother? Surprisingly, I enjoyed this game even though I am generally not a fan of scary or horror games. BTW: they make no attempt to explain why Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery Fables of the Kingdom II dark magic, how Henry knew it would work on dark magic, where it came from, and most importantly, why it had to be hidden if it works on evil entities?


10 thoughts on “Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery

  1. BTW: they make no attempt to explain why it dispels dark magic, how Henry knew it would work on dark magic, where it came from, and most importantly, why it had to be hidden if it works on evil entities? The extras section also contains a strategy guide, wallpapers, cover pictures, profile pictures, soundtracks, concept art, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects. All up the game and bonus from the CE no extras in this game took me about 4 hours to complete - so a very short game. The voice-over narrative, as another reviewer commented, does contain a lot of already obvious information.

  2. For the life of me, I can't understand why they even bothered to include a game where all you have to do is scan the lens across 4 circles? Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is the weakest Shadowplay game to date, but it still impresses in few departments. So, do you get the CE or SE? Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys?

  3. Remember the first a-MAZEing game that made you feel uncomfortable because you felt like you were actually trapped and didn't know how you got there? The hidden objects are used almost immediately in the game and the mini-puzzles are good. Back in the day, I couldn't wait for a new MH game, so what happened guys? Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is most likely the simplest game yet for the series and perhaps, for the studio. I cannot give this even half of a thumbs up.

  4. At least once in the game I felt like I was going to jump out of my chair when something unexpected occurred. The voice-over narrative, as another reviewer commented, does contain a lot of already obvious information. Overall, this is an enjoyable game that I did purchase because I needed to find the answers to the Harrowstead Mystery and more importantly save my friends and myself from an unthinkable alternative. These are all very easy to do.

  5. Given that the Shadowplay series branded itself as a horror adventure series, Harrowstead Mystery severely lacks scary elements. As the game progresses into the more fantasy territories, the sceneries also get more imaginative and memorable. This also comes down to the gameplay, which is disappointing to say the least. This is one of those disconnected games, where you want to be engaged with other characters and your surroundings, but you never really feel immersed. You will play as Riley the investigator and Kevin the missing person.

  6. The graphics are very good. The story is weak. To make matters worse, you have to play the most ridiculous mini-game in the history of HOPA gadget games. If you love games with a creep factor, then Harrowstead Mystery if a game you will surely enjoy.

  7. Nonetheless, Mad Head Games still knows how to create stunning games. You have a crazy lantern which use kind of becomes boring , but other than that I think there is a lot about the game that is fun. Happy gaming!

  8. It is certainly not as good as either of the Adam Wolfe games, nor Maze — subject or Maze — The Broken Tower, and it is just as certainly not up the standard set by Mad Head Games in other products. While the main premise of Shadowplay: Harrowstead Mystery is quite engaging, the shallow storytelling and insufficient plot details make the game less immersive than it could have been. The mini-games are all incredibly easy and quick to do.

  9. Date published: Remember the first a-MAZEing game that made you feel uncomfortable because you felt like you were actually trapped and didn't know how you got there? Sound is good and the music is mainly orchestral and creepy sounds.

  10. For the life of me, I can't understand why they even bothered to include a game where all you have to do is scan the lens across 4 circles? Overall, this is an enjoyable game that I did purchase because I needed to find the answers to the Harrowstead Mystery and more importantly save my friends and myself from an unthinkable alternative. If a small child who can't yet read or write his name, can solve this game nearly instantaneously, why bother? Remember the first a-MAZEing game that made you feel uncomfortable because you felt like you were actually trapped and didn't know how you got there?

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