Name: Fierce Tales: Marcus' Memory Collector's Edition
Release Date: 05 July 2013
Developer: Blam! Games
About one year since The Dog's Heart, Blam! Games is now back with a new sequel to the stunning Fierce Tales series! Marcus's Memory tells an entirely different story from the first game and this time, it sets under the sea...
It is not necessary to play The Dog's Heart before playing this sequel since the story has no connection; but we would recommend you to play it anyway if you have not, it is definitely worth your time. Marcus's Memory takes you on a whole new journey both on land and under the sea. It tells the story of Marcus who has lost his memory, the story of the underseas kingdom and the tragic love story between Marcus, Dolores and Vasco. The story can be said as fresh here as it is not something we have seen very often, at least not another missing person or similar but Fierce Tales 2 blends in excitement and romance very well which makes the makes the player eager to follow.
Another strong aspect of this game apart from its engaging story is the game's graphics. Most of the scenes are absolutely stunning to look at with splendid amount of details and attention; the developer's hard work has surely been paid off. The graphics are not blurry or grainy in any way and the special effects are equally awesome. However, in contrast with the game's crisp graphics; the cutscenes are strangely blurry and the cutscenes are somehow one of the main parts of the game.
Other aspects of the game are fairly simple from the Hidden Object scenes which are excellent and not overly cluttered to the gameplay which is not overly challenging. the puzzles ranged from easy to medium in difficulty and they are mostly very unique and indeed, very entertaining to play! There is a map offered in the game which is a gift as the game features a tremendous amount of backtracking - for those who would liked a little more of a challenge, there is a smart option to disable the map in the mode selection screen.
Fierce Tales: Marcus' Memory is also a treat for those who love searching for Collectibles. The game includes three sets of collectibles for you to hunt; 'Shells' which can be used in the Aquarium to purchase decorations or to buy toys for the dolphin so you can play with him, 'Sea Turtles' which appear in almost every scene throughout the game - these are specially hard to spot and finally, 'Sea Creatures' which will be included in your Sea Creatures Album once collected. The game also includes Achievements and other typical Extras in the Collector's Edition. As for the Collector's Edition purchasers, the main game ended itself satisfyingly but the Bonus Chapter is also a great joy to play and has a fairly good length.
From the amazing graphics, intriguing storyline, engaging gameplay to smartly thought-out collectibles; Fierce Tales: Marcus's Memory has it all! A big round of applause to Blam! Games who managed to deliver us yet another undeniable Hidden Object Adventure game!
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4/5 Stars
Puzzles: 4.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 5/5 Stars
Extras: 4.5/5 Stars
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