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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Delicious Emily's Honeymoon Cruise Deluxe - Walkthrough, Hints, FAQs & Tips




Emily and Patrick are back!  After their romantic wedding on the lake, they are picked up by Jimmy's Cruise and begin their honeymoon... how exciting is that?  There is no longer a bonus challenge, but instead you need to earn 5 Golden Hearts in each episode to unlock the collectables.

In my video walkthrough, you can find out Mouse Locations, how to unlock bonuses and how to achieve Experts in the descriptions.

Delicious: Emily's Honeymoon Cruise Video Walkthrough 


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Episode List (Click the link to watch the video):

Episode 1: Starts with a Splash! (The Pool Deck)
Episode 2: Coming Apart at the Seams (The Boutique)
Episode 3: No Time to Relax (The Spa)
Episode 4: Entertaining Possibilities (The Piano Lounge)
Episode 5: Kid Crazy (The Kid's Club)
Episode 6: Throwing Dirt (The Beach)
Episode 7: Not Entertained (The Piano Lounge)
Episode 8: The Grand Gestures (The Spa)
Episode 9: Fashion Victims (The Boutique)
Episode 10: Small Steps (The Kid's Club)
Episode 11: Revenge is Best Served Wet (The Pool Deck)
Episode 12: Landlocked (The Beach)
Episode 13: Stitching Up (The Boutique)
Episode 14: Trial and Error (The Spa)
Episode 15: A Magical Reunion (The Pool Deck)
Episode 16: Kid-Friendly (The Kid's Club)
Episode 17: End-Entertainment (The Piano Bar)
Episode 18: Epilogue (The Beach)

[Secret Mini Game]
Earn all Collectables to unlock "Speed Boat" game.  Once you've achieved it, click anywhere on the menu screen (it's random) to play the game.  


[Secret Story]
Earn all Collectables to unlock "Secret Story".  It contains spoiler.  


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Extra Tips, FAQs, and Hints

[FAQs]

Q: I can't finish the level in the Piano Lounge! Help!

A: There aren't enough customers in early stages in the Piano Lounge to clear the level (or to achieve the Expert goal), so you MUST raise your points by earning 'chain bonus'.  The hardest one is Episode 4, as you don't have the Entertainer so it's hard to keep the chain going without making the customers angry.  Here are some tips:

  • Upgrade as much as possible (except the Pianist)
  • The Pianist is rumoured to be broken, so don't use him
  • Earn chain bonus by cashing them at the till all at once, or serve them consecutively
  • Use Patrick and Emily in the chain while earning Golden Hearts; serve them first and chain other customers.  Don't serve Patrick and Emily last as it won't give you any chain bonus

Q: Where is the Mouse in Episode 17-4?

A: It's the most difficult one to spot, but it's probably the easiest one to catch.  The mouse is hiding underneath the Biscuit on the coffee table - since there are many customers who order 'coffee with biscuit', you should be able to catch it while you're playing.

Q: Where is the 10th Rose in Episode 4-3?

A: The hardest one to spot is behind the plant on the Red Piano Counter (see the image below).

Q: I can't take the Memorable Photo!

A: You need to collect all Golden Hearts in the previous and current Episodes to unlock the Memorable Moment.

[Hidden Object Search]

Episode 1-2: Find 5 Tools for Jimmy
You have to find five tools for Jimmy so the cruise can depart!  The hard one to find is hidden behind the plants in the middle.
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Episode 2-3: Find 8 Sawing Kits
When you're busy serving customers, finding hidden objects are one of the most annoying tasks!  Here is the location of all eight items:
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Episode 4-3: Find 10 Roses
In Episode 4-3, you must find 10 roses and some of which are so well-hidden that it will definitely make you crazy!  The most difficult one to spot is hidden behind the plants.
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Episode 5-1: Find 8 Tools
You need to find 8 tools to release Jimmy from the cupboard!  Here is the solution:
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Episode 6-4: Find 18 Beads
Fishing, serving and cleaning all by himself, the Beach Cafe run by Brad is absolutely hectic!  Now you have an extra task of finding 18 beads... you kidding? Well, here is the solution to ease your headache.
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Episode 9-2: Find 5 Inspirations
Angela needs to find some inspirations for her new collection.  Thankfully she only needs 5 items, so here you go:
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Episode 11-3: Find 8 Magazines
It's a straight forward Hidden Object game, but some of them are very hard to spot; especially the one behind the Deck Chairs and the another one before the plant.

Episode 12-2: Recycle 15 Items
It's not straight-forward Hidden Object search, as we have very demanding recycling bins - you have to find the right item when the Bins tell you which item to recycle next...  If you bring the wrong item, the bin won't accept it!
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Episode 14-4: Find 8 Parts of the Phone
Now the Spa has various items which need 'preparation', you want to finish this task as quickly.  Here is the solution:
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Episode 16-5: Find 16 Balls 
Patrick is shocked to see Emily showing a sign of 'motherhood' and drops 16 balls on the floor!  You want to finish this task as quickly as possible before the Club gets busy.


Episode 18: Shoo Away 8 Seagulls
Angela is showing a surprising talent as a wedding planner, and orders Brad to shoo away seagulls from the venue.  Send Brand to complete the task when the restaurant is not too busy!


[Collectables]

1. Collect 5 Golden Hearts to unlock "Francois"
2. Collect 10 Golden Hearts to unlock "Angela"
3. Collect 15 Golden Hearts to unlock "Brigid"
4. Collect 20 Golden Hearts to unlock "Evelyn and Edward"
5. Collect 25 Golden Hearts to unlock "Jimmy"
6. Collect 30 Golden Hearts to unlock "Brad"
7. Collect 35 Golden Hearts to unlock "John Tones"
8. Collect 40 Golden Hearts to unlock "Chuck the Delivery Guy"
9. Collect 45 Golden Hearts to unlock "Kate & Jewel"
10. Collect 50 Golden Hearts to unlock "Cruise Kids (Emma, Eric and Jayden)
11. Collect 55 Golden Hearts to unlock "Jimmy's Parrot"
12. Collect 60 Golden Hearts to unlock "Georgeopolos & Jenny-Lee"
13. Collect 65 Golden Hearts to unlock "Eddy and Freddy"
14. Collect 70 Golden Hearts to unlock "Uncle Antonio"
15. Collect 75 Golden Hearts to unlock "Josh"
16. Collect 80 Golden Hearts to unlock "Robodog 3000 XT"
17. Collect 85 Golden Hearts to unlock "Emily and Patrick"
18. Collect 90 Golden Hearts to unlock "Ivy"
19. Reach Exert on all levels to unlock "Harp Player"
20. Buy 61 Items in the Shop to unlock "Parcel on the Boat"
21. Find 90 Mice to unlock "Mouse" 




Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Walkthrough

 - Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions




Welcome to KittenChippy's Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Walkthrough!  This is a visual guide which shows tips and hints, where to find mice and how to reach Target scores on the Invitation Challenges.

Introduction

The creator of Delicious Emily series, Zylom, has took a brave turn by releasing the game on episode basis (25 Episodes in total), and it caused a little stir among the hard core Emily fans.

First of all, why can't we have the entire game at once?

If you're a time-management game fun like me, we don't like any sort of interruptions.  For example, this is what I usually do.  First, you skim through the whole game or at least half way through to assess the mechanism of the game.  Then you begin the real challenge.  You want to conquer everything, I mean, everything.  You want to unlock all available unlockables, earn all trophies, finish all stages in Expert level, etc.  At the moment, I have no choice but play one episode at a time, and that's it.

So it's a very strange experience so far, I play Emily Wonder Wedding as it's released, without fully grasping the whole picture of the game.

From the walkthrough maker point of view, it can be frustrating, too.  Because I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I want to know everything about the game, then deliver everything the game can offer through my walkthroughs so people can appreciate the game more - unfortunately I don't know the whole game, yet.

Saying that, I wanted to make the walkthrough as best as I can, so my immediate goal is to show:

  1. Mouse Locations 
  2. How to achieve Expert score  
  3. How to complete the Invitation Challenges (hopefully in Expert)

**Additional Note**

Since I've written the above review, Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding Premium Edition has been finally published.  Now that I know the whole game, I would like to add the following:

My verdict - 4.5 out of 5 stars

I would have given 5 starts if it wasn't released on weekly basis (the reason as stated previously).  But now that I did play the whole game from the beginning till the end without any interruptions, I could finally appreciate the entire game as it should be.  

Also I'm more than pleased that Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding has returned as a 'very challenging' game, like the first two games.  Cute graphics and interesting story aside, I always appreciate the good gameplay with a fair amount of difficulty, and Emily's Wonder Wedding definitely delivers it.

Of course it's shame that the game lacks 'the trophy system' and 'East Eggs', which added great replay values in the past.  But you can tailor-make Emily's wedding by choosing Wedding Dress, Bouquet, Ring, Finale, and who will receive the bouquet, so you will have plenty of replay options if you want to know all the outcomes.

I will add a separate page for Bonus Games and Extras for the Premium Edition later.

I hope you enjoy my walkthrough!

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Episode 1: Meeting Mother-In-Law & Inviting Amelie

Emily and Patrick finally decided to get married in June.  But Emily hasn't even met her mother-in-law... will their first encounter go well?



= Tasks =
Day 1: Choosing a wedding dress
You will make a very important choice today - you must decide Emily's wedding dress!  You can choose between a) Irish Tradition, b) Rose Passion or c) Diamond Glamour.  The decision will affect the story and Emily's wedding.

Day 2: Prepare for Brigid
Emily wants to put up a welcome banner and clean up the place before her mother-in-law, Brigid arrives.  There are three areas need to be attended white Emily's at work

=  Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Flower Counter (02:22)
Day 2: Under Emily's Tray (09:22)

= Invitation Challenge: Amelie - Find 25 Mice =
You have to find 25 Mice while you achieve Target Score so you can invite your friends to the wedding... but the restaurant gets busier more than ever!

Make sure you find all 25 mice before the restaurant closes, since no more mouse will appear afterward even if you still have customers to serve.  So keep an eye on closing time!

Tips: Once you catch over 20 mice, your priority should be catching mice (ignore angry customers), since you won't complete the task unless you catch all 25 mice.

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Episode 2: Heeding the Signs & Inviting Officer Jackson

Emily is having a hard time dealing with her superstitious mother-in-law, and still hasn't secured her wedding dress. She also chooses her Maid of Honor today.



= Tasks =
Day 2: Clean Snuggy (Bonus Score +125)

Snuggy has dropped into the sewer and has temporarily become 'Black Cat', a bad omen according to Brigid. Emily has to wash Snuggy in a bath.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Inside the Left Tree (02:55)
Day 2: By the Right Wall (08:39)

= Invitation Challenge: Officer Jackson Tips =
You will attempt to invite Officer Jackson who loves Emily's donuts. Your task is to serve him as the highest priority for 10 times & achieve Target Score. If you keep him waiting, he will receive an urgent call and it's GAME-OVER!

Following Amelie's challenge, this is another tricky one, so here is the tips:

Officer Jackson arrives on the bike and always orders 2 Donuts. As soon as you hear the bike sound, ignore other customers, add 2 Donuts in the tray and check him out as soon as possible.

Once he arrives for the 9th time, the Restaurant closes. Now you have 2 x OFFICER JACKSON (how can it be possible?). So serve the 1st Jackson, then immediately serve his clone who arrived on foot - Hooray, the challenge is completed!

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Episode 3: The Hand of Fate & Inviting Philippe

The bad luck continues at Emily's Place, and now Emily herself starts believing that the wedding is doomed. In Episode 3, you will attempt to invite Philippe, whom Emily met on the train to Paris.



= Tasks =
Day 2: Clean Windows (Bonus Score +175)
Pigeons have made mess on the shop windows, and Emily has to clean up 5 spots.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Gutter, Bottom Left (01:29)
Day 2: Right of the Flower Counter (08:45)

= Invitation Challenge: Philippe ~ Carry Only One Item =
Phew, this is a simple challenge compared with the previous episodes. Emily can only carry ONE ITEM at a time - can you still meet the target score?

The only tricky part in this challenge is customers at Patrick's Flower Shop, because you can't queue other actions until you create a bouquet and hand it to them. Otherwise, just keep serving everyone as fast as you can!

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Episode 4: The Legend of Lady Mary, Inviting Betty & Elvis

Evelyn believes that she's been married for 30 years because she dropped a penny in Lady Mary's well before her wedding. Emily is determined to try it, but she must fly to Ireland before the last full moon. Can she make it...?



= Tasks =
Day 2: Find the penny (Bonus Score +300)
Emily needs to look through the wedding boxes to find a penny given to Evelyn on her wedding day.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Behind the Left Window (01:48)
Day 2: In the Basket by the Register (09:39)

= Invitation Challenge: Betty and Elvis ~ Serve Large Tables without a Cleaner =
You need to serve five large tables without cleaner's help. Can you still make the target score?

Just like Episode 3, it's a straight-forward challenge which will test your time-management skill. Serve and clean tables as quick as you can, and you should be able to complete the challenge.

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Episode 5: Rocky Road to Ireland & Inviting Chuck

Emily discovers that the ticket to Ireland is too expensive, but someone comes to rescue. Now she is all set, and must make sure she takes everything she needs for the trip... but hasn't she forgot the most important stuff to take?



= Tasks =
Day 2: Carry 6 Suitcases

Emily is ready to fly to Dublin, and needs to load 6 suitcases on the cab.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Left Side of the Counter (02:57)
Day 2: By the Taxi's Trunk (08:04)

= Invitation Challenge: Chuck ~ Serve a VIP =
The challenge is similar to Officer Jackson's (Episode 2) - You must serve the VIP Lady as the highest priority. If she gets upset and leaves, it's game-over!

Unlike Officer Jackson, the VIP Lady's orders are randomized. As soon as the taxi arrives, stop Emily's action immediately (don't queue anything) and get ready to serve her.

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Episode 6: Without a Penny, Inviting Hunter, Stacy & Andy

Emily arrives in Ireland only to realize that she forgot to bring the most important item for the trip - the Penny! But it's not only the penny that is missing from the list...



= Tasks =
Day 2: 4 Photos placed in the album (Bonus +100)
Patrick has made a surprise visit to Ireland, and they had a wonderful day together. Now Emily wants to put photos in the album to keep the memory.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Windowsill (02:09)
Day 2: By the Door (08:50)

= Invitation Challenge: Hunter, Stacy & Andy ~ Serve a Party =
Flannery has to serve a party as well as visiting customers. Can you reach the target score before the time over?

It's a very demanding challenge as you have to "cook eggs" for most of the orders. As soon as you see 'eggs' pop up, start cooking them then prepare other dishes while you wait for them to be cooked.

You will receive +100 bonus if you bring the complete order (4 items) to each table, but if you're late, they will keep adding more items. So make sure you serve a complete order to increase your chance of winning the challenge!

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Episode 7: The Fighting Irish, Inviting Richard

Emily needs to get a bride's bouquet, but the Irish couple, Desmond and Ashling, have decided to call off their wedding. Is there a chance for them to get back together?



= Tasks =
Day 2: 6 Flower Deliveries (Bonus +150)
Despite the feud between Ashling and Desmond, Patrick decides to make a bouquet for the bride. Emily will receive 6 flower deliveries.

Day 2: Choosing Emily's Wedding Bouquet
Patrick offers Emily to make a bouquet for their wedding and you must make a choice! You can choose between a) Hand Tied Bouquet, b) Bag Bouquet or c) Cascading Bouquet. It will affect the mini-game and will appear on the wedding day.

= Mouse Locations =
Day 1: Upstairs Window (01:56)
Day 2: Corner of the Drink & Biscuit Counter (11:24)

= Invitation Challenge: Richard ~ Don't Serve Francois =
You are going to invite Richard whom Emily had a brief fling in Emily's Holiday Season. Francois is on diet, so don't serve him - otherwise it's game-over!

You have to ignore Francois's order, rather than serving him, and it's probably as challenging as the 25 mouse challenge in Episode 1, because Francois will block the queue at the counter which make other customers wait. He also appears in disguise, so be warned!

But the trick is simple - just keep serving customers as quickly as you can (don't worry about chaining), then you should be able to reach the target.

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Episode 8: A Bad Penny Always Returns, Inviting Paul

Ashling complains that she and her fiancé Desmond are incompatible, but after listening to Emily's speech, she decides to give it another go one more day. But can they really make up the differences?



=Tasks=
Day 2: Chase 8 Sheep
Ashling and Desmond is getting married tonight, but sheep have invaded the restaurant. Emily has to chase them off before the restaurant closes.

=Mouse Locations=
Day 1: Top of the Counter Table (01:37)
Day 2: Left side of Flannery (09:42)

=Invitation Challenge: Paul=
Wow, it's another difficult challenge - you're dealing with angry customers who will leave if you're not quick enough. Can you still reach the target score?

Here are some tips:

1) Serve Counter customers as the highest priority.

2) Entertain seated customers non-stop. If they calm down or become 'Ecstatic (hearts around their heads)', they'll give you more tips which will help you to reach target score.

3) Buy new curtains or tables to increase customer's patience (in this video, I bought new curtains, but if you have enough cash, buy both).

It gets as hectic as Episode 1's Mice challenge, but is absolutely fun. Good luck!

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Episode 9: The Wedding Crasher, Inviting Jean-Paul & Nadia

Ashling and Desmond are now happily married and the wedding reception continues day and night. As the party finally ends, we see a mysterious woman visiting the Tavern...



=Tasks=
Day 2: Serve the Wedding Couple
Flannery decides to treat the wedded couple with free meals. Can Emily keep up with their endless orders?

=Mouse Locations=
Day 1: Over the green drape (01:59)
Day 2: Above the bell of the counter (09:33)

=Tips for Invitation Challenge: Jean-Paul & Nadia =

Who would have thought sheep can be so impatient? If they get hungry, they'll escape from the Tavern and it's game-over!

Feeding the sheep is your highest priority. Always keep one or two hay stocks in the tray so that you can feed the sheep immediately. Restocking takes time, so keep the basket filled whenever you have spare time.

After feeding all sheep, you should have spare time before the restaurant closes, so concentrate on chaining to reach the target score - Good luck!

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This walkthrough is completed.  If you want to get the updated Emily videos, you can subscribe to my YouTube account, or watch the Playlist which is updated with the latest Emily videos.

Emily's Wonder Wedding Walkthrough Playlist


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Penny Dreadfuls Sweeney Todd Walkthrough

- Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions

    


[Introduction]

This is my favorite HOG of all time.  East London is now one of the most fashionable places, yet there are historical buildings and streets, which are kept untouched since the old days. The game engrosses the atmosphere of dark and rainy London with beautifully crafted scenes and music.

I've been living in London for over a decade and know East London by heart, so I have no complain how Sweeney Todd has recreated the good old rainy London scenes.  When you visit now absolutely fashionable East London, you will be amazed once you turn and walk in a corner street, you discover historical scenes which are untouched by the modern society.

Take 'Hanbury Street', a notorious street made famous by Jack the Ripper as he murdered one of the victims - now it has hip record and fashion shops, but a few minutes walk from there, you will find Royal London Hospital, which accommodated the famous Joseph Merrick aka Elephant Man (yes, if you didn't know it, he is a real person who existed in the 18th century).

That's how I'm amazed by the scenes in East London daily, discovering historical buildings which are untouched and kept in immaculate conditions, and you are entering such an amazing journey by playing Penny Dreadfuls' Sweeney Todd.

Nowadays, we encounter 'forgettable Hidden Object games' which you don't want to go back and replay once you finish playing.  This is not.  The Hidden Object scenes are so gorgeous, or should I say, so detailed, that you have to go back and owed by incredible art works they've put in.  Soundtrack is equally amazing, thunderstorm, rain, footsteps... yes, I'm afraid that's what you hear in East London nowadays.  If you want to experience the atmosphere of East London, just play the game!

The game is based on the musical of the same title, so you have to endure (woops, sorry) some terrible singing.  But that's a very minor complaint, since there are so many low quality games with bad graphics, non-story and terrible HOG scenes, so I really appreciate high quality games such as Penny Dreadfuls' Sweeney Todd.


[Walkthrough] 

[1] Mark's Arrival (HD)

In the first Chapter, you're appointed by Inspector Fowler to investigate a disappearance of a young sailor Mark, who came back to London to reunite with his fiancé, Joanna. What happened to him after he visited the barber, Sweeney Todd...?



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Watchhouse Crest (04:32)

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[2] Johanna's Lament (HD)

It's time to investigate Mark's fiancé, Johanna. Mark brought back a costly pearl necklace for her but it has disappeared before she received it. Meanwhile, Reverent Lupin is planning to marry Johanna against her will unless Mark returns...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Bleeding Rose (08:30)
2) Numerology - Cash Register (12:02)

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[3] Lupin's Scheme (HD)

You must investigate your only suspect Reverend Lupin's mysterious disappearance, while the old Church is closed due to a foul stench. People are going missing but where are the bodies...?



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Counting Coppers - Bookshelf (12:27)
2) Sunday Candles (16:07)

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[4] Tobias' Discovery (HD)

A young snipe Tobias who works in a Barbershop has seen what his master has been up to. Sweeney Todd is confident that nobody will believe Tobias and locks him up in the Asylum - it's time to find more evidence to see if Tobias' story is true...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Reagents & Riddles - Lifeblood (10:07)

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[5] Mrs Lovett's Demise (HD)

Mrs Lovett's pies are extremely popular, but what's her secret recipe? It's time to investigate her since she seems to be close to Sweeney Todd. But as you follow her trace, the fate of Mrs Lovett is revealed...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Gargoyle Knockers (05:37)
2) Barber's Door (12:30)

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[6] Mark's Revelation & Ending (HD)

In the last chapter, you finally make a gruesome discovery in the Sewers. Can you catch Sweeney Todd before he flees? We will also discover the fate of Mark, Joanna and Tobias who went through the ordeal...



Puzzle Solutions:
1) Skeleton Key (08:48)
2) Gridlock (09:43)
3) Mrs Lovett's Oven (17:50)

F.A.C.E.S. Collector’s Edition Walkthrough

- Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions

         


Introduction

If you love Sci-Fi TV series such as X-Files and Heroes with paranormal phenomenons and extrasensory perceptions, you would love F.A.C.E.S..  It isn't about ghosts, curses, or murder mysteries - it's about people who have an extraordinary ability and the consequences they must face because of it.

You have an ability to materialise objects from photographs, and your journey starts in the Asylum where you are used as a ginny pig for the project F.A.C.E.S. (Find and Combine Extraordinary Strengths) .  You discover that you are no longer any use for the project and will be disposed of tomorrow...

As you can imagine, anyone with an extraordinary ability has always a tragedy attached to it, and the game doesn't disappoint you if you are looking for a good plot line with such stigma.  The reason why I like this game is because it is a well-written tragic Sci-Fi story, and the way you discover and conquer your internal demon using your extraordinary ability is very satisfying.

Aside from the storyline, of course F.A.C.E.S. has a great gameplay.  The atmosphere in the Asylum is spooky and it has many areas you can explore, so it keeps you engaged as you discover new clues.  It has extensive amount of puzzles, but they are all fun and not too difficult that you want to press the skip buttons at the first instance.

There are many mysteries you have to solve as well, so you need to travel backwards and forwards.  Luckily, it's very easy to navigate around so you don't feel you've wasted time for all the tasks you need to complete.

Overall, F.A.C.E.S. is a high-quality Hidden Object game with good puzzles, mysteries and plot lines. The Bonus Contents (Part 8 & 9) will reveal why the whole tragic event has started, and it sure will hit you even harder as you discover the truth.


F.A.C.E.S. Collector's Edition Walkthrough

[1] Part 1 "The Asylum"

You have an extraordinary gift which enables you to materialise objects from photographs - but your gift has been misused by F.A.C.E.S. (Find and Combine Extraordinary Strengths) project.  Now that they have no use of you, you will be executed tomorrow. You must escape the Asylum after helping other patients who are also trapped here...



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[2] Part 2 "Jailbreak"

With the Skeleton Key, you are now free to leave the cell. On the 3rd Floor, you find another patient, Icarus, who can "fly". He is also due to be eliminated, but he can help you to escape if you turn the lights on for his wings and find a painkiller...



=Puzzle Solutions=
1) Cell Door Dial Lock Puzzle (0:25)
2) X-Ray Puzzle (07:16, Random)
3) Glass Shard Puzzle (10:13)
4) Basement Illumination Circuit Puzzle (14:33)
5) 3rd Floor Illumination Circuit Puzzle (15:00)

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles Walkthrough

- Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions



[Introduction]

I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan, but can it really make a good adventure game?  I've played a few Sherlock Holmes franchise games before, and they all somehow lacked imagination and perhaps too faithful to the book, so they were rather flat in terms of gameplay.

So when I discovered 'Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles', I was pleasantly surprised with its playability and imaginations.  The game starts as Henry Baskerville visits Holmes' famous residence, 221B Baker Street during the typical rainy day in London.  After hearing Henry's story about his family curse, Holmes doesn't waste no time and heads to the Baskerville mansion with his righthand Doctor Watson, where they discover grim murder scenes from the past...




As Holmes digs deep into the mystery, you'll gain magical powers such as 'Materialisation' with which you can materialise objects from paintings.  Some hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans may find it a little far-fetched, but I throughly enjoyed using the magical powers and loved the way Holmes tries to keep his head cool and straight while all these illogical phenomenons are going on!   All in all, it's a well-balanced Adventure game with good puzzles, hidden object scenes and a nice twist to the original tale.


[Walkthrough]


Part 1: Rodger Baskerville

Upon the tragic death of Charles Baskerville, his nephew Henry asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the curse of the Baskervilles family, whose members have died in mysterious circumstances seemingly killed by a big dog. In this episode, Holmes will look into the death of Rodger Baskerville, a renowned hunter. Can he lift his curse...?


=Puzzles=
1. Rodger's Door Lock (05:32)
2. Picture behind the Ivy (10:17)

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Part 2: Luisa Baskerville

After lifting the curse of Rodger Baskerville in the previous episode, Holmes gains an access to the Room of Luisa Baskerville. She was a great actress who died prematurely in another mysterious circumstance. Can Holmes save her cursed soul...?



=Puzzles=
1. Little Box (01:35)
2. Clock (12:44)



Saturday, 16 June 2012

Vampireville Walkthrough

Vampireville - Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions


          

★Walkthrough Index


Introduction
Butler Glenfield

Whether you love vampire stories or not, if you love comedy, this is for you!  This is not an ordinary vampire tale of 'love, death and tragedy' - it's about an ordinary estate agent saving the Malgray Castle, which is resided by vampires, from being sold to the government.  Sounds boring?  You have to play it to see how joyful and hilarious the game is!

Groundsman's daughter Ellen

Michael, who works for Rockwell & Rockwell, is sent by Mr Rockwell to evaluate the Malgray Castle after his colleague Jim has gone mad.  What happened to Jim?  Well, we soon find out once we step into the castle.  Meet a ghost dog, an internet-loving butler, a sexy punk maid... these characters are all but very colourful and fun.  As the game progresses, you will be introduced to yet more interesting characters while the story will take many twists and turns.

What makes this game special is our anti-hero, Michael.  He has an uncanny resemblance to Keanu Reeves (he even talks a little... wooden), thus his character really carries the whole story, if you know what I mean.  For instance, when Michael finds the ghost dog Rover, he doesn't go mad like Jim did.  Instead, he simply asks, 'why are you in the bathroom?'   This characterization mixed with Keanu Reeve's image, in my opinion, is quite genius as it definitely makes his character believable and adds comical effects.

Does Michael look like Keanu Reeves?

As for gameplay, it has a variety of tasks like hidden objects, mini-games and puzzles, and everything is tied to the story.  For example, you don't mindlessly search for random objects in a scene like other typical HOG, but your task is to 'pack your stuff'.  So you search for relevant items like toothbrush and razor in different areas.  Puzzles are well-balanced; not too easy but not too difficult, so it will keep you with enough stimulation.  

The game is also like a watching a TV series, as it's segmented in twenty-five chapters.  I really loved this concept, as you know when you can take a break after each chapter, then carry on when you're ready again to play the next one.  Overall, the game has a good length (my walkthrough is just short of 3 hours, but if you're playing for the first time it will be around 5-6 hours to finish), and you won't be disappointed with how the game ends!

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Walkthrough

Chapter 1, 2 & 3

Michael is sent by Rockwell & Rockwell to appraise Malgray Castle after his colleague, Jim, has gone mad. With no help from the Butler Glenfield, Michael has to do some extra work before he can settle in. He also makes a bizarre discovery in the bathroom...

This episode includes;
Chapter 1: Business Trip
Chapter 2: Following Jim's Trail
Chapter 3: In the Boiler Room

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Love & Death: Bitten Walkthrough & Movie

Love & Death: Bitten - Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions

Index 


Introduction



So what happens when a sexy vampire falls in love with a beautiful mortal girl?  He is so deeply touched by her innocence and sincerity that his humanity finally awakens.  The life in front of him is too precious to be consumed for his pleasure.  The only way to be happy with her is to become mortal again.

Love & Death: Bitten is such a classic vampire love story that I don't have to explain why it's so good.

The story begins in a small village where a cursed prince, Damon, is fetching victims for his witch lover, Celeste.  But when his eyes are gazed upon a red-haired beautiful girl, Victoria, his fate changes forever.  With her help, now Damon has a glimpse of hope to unlock the potion which is protected by daylight.

Since Damon and Victoria can only share brief moment during dusk and dawn, you play as Damon at night and Victoria in daytime.  By playing both characters, you can understand how they feel about each other as the game progresses, which I thought is a very clever setup.  There is a funny moment when Victoria has to blow up parts of his castle, and when you return to the same location as Damon, you can see his reaction!

You can also get a bonus game if you collect 100 Golden Leaves scattered across the game.  Once you collect 100 of them, you can play a short game to find out what happens between Damon and Victoria in the future, so you'd better keep your eyes peeled!

In terms of gameplay, it's a nicely balanced Hidden Object game mixed with various interesting puzzles.  The  scenery and HOG scenes are beautifully drawn, accompanied with wonderful music written for each scene.  But the beauty of this game is storytelling.  The characters are well-written and believable, and voice-acting is simply one of the best out of all casual games I've ever played.

Of course if you love vampire tales like Twilight Saga and Dark Shadows, you will definitely enjoy this game, but it's also fun for any HOG and adventure fans.  I hope you'll enjoy my walkthrough!


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The Movie

After making a visual walkthrough of the game, I received a request to make a movie by putting together the cutscenes.
 (Warning: it contains spoilers! If you are planning to play the game, watch it after you complete it)

Love & Death Bitten The Movie (contains spoiler)


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Walkthrough

Part 1 - The Search

Trapped in the darkness by the witch Celeste, Damon the vampire is ordered to hunt for a meal to feast on. As he looks for an ideal victim among the fearful villagers on rooftops, his eyes meet with the eyes of a feisty red-haired girl, Victoria. Despite her uncle's warning, Victoria decides to track down the vampire...

=Puzzles=
1) Rooftop Maze: Damon (05:03)
2) Rooftop Maze: Victoria (12:11)

=Items=
  • Butcher Shop: Crowbar, Blood x5, Hook, Bone, Bloody Meat, Golden Leaves x5, Hooked Pole, Knife
  • Storage Room: Golden Leaves x2, Key, 
  • Rooftops: Golden Leaves x4, Branch
  • Town Square: Twigs, Golden Leaves x2
  • Home: Bellows, Crumpled Paper, Golden Leaves x3, Match, Golden Stone, Bread

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