Name: Myths of the World: Chinese Healer Collector's Edition
Release Date: 30 June 2013
Developer: Eipix Entertainment
Are you tired of gloomy and creepy games? Or are you tired of those lively fantasy tales? Well, then Myths of the World should be just right for you as the developers took on the theme that very few developers in the casual market has come across. And this time, you are not detective, or someone's relative but a 'healer'!
As a healer, your task is of course, to heal people. In Myths of the World you are on task to save Jinhai from his mysterious illness. On the way, you will stumble upon many obstacles, many secrets and meet many interesting characters. The plot of Chinese Healer is very hooking introduced by the awesome, intense opening cut-scene and it does have quite a few nice twists too. What more awesome is the setting of the game. Myths of the World takes place in some part of China which is a country we rarely been to through Hidden Object Adventure game and is this the first CE game set in China?
The developers did China justice as the artwork in this game is amazing and very detailed, it fits the game really well - some scenes are a little bit ominous but not too dark while some scenes are incredibly beautiful. The characters look Chinese but with American accent. Anyway, the voice overs are most of the times, great and easy to catch. Moreover, Myths of the World is awesomely scored by beautiful melody which is very charming and not too repetitive.
What we like about Myths of the World more than just its graphics, music and story is the variation of Hidden Object Scenes and Puzzles. There is a nice balance between the searching scenes and the puzzles although the game focuses a little more on the Hidden Object scenes. Nevertheless, these scenes are never boring as they come in two types, finding the objects off the list and finding silhouettes. Objects are clear and easy to find but if you do not like finding objects, you can switch to Chinese Mahjong mode - very clever. The puzzles ranged from easy to medium in difficulty and they come in a nice variation.
Additionally, you have a Healing Kit to keep you busy in the game. This Healing Kit could have been a really good idea if it is developed a little further as for now, all you have to do is play the same mini-game all over and over again with no real purpose. Also, Myths of the World could be really easy because the gameplay is quite predictable especially for expert players. Another one tiny flaw is that the game might featured too many cutscenes, and many of them are really unnecessary.
On the other hand, Myths of the World has a lot of pretty cool Extras such as Collectibles, an interactive jump map, Achievements and all the bonuses you could imagine for a CE game (however, the Making Of video is really unrelated and does not live up to our expectations). The main game should last you around 3 and a half to four hours while the Bonus Chapter which is equally great should add about 1 hour more.
With fantastic graphics, beautiful music, gripping story and high-quality gameplay; Myths of the World is really one of those few games we really glad we did not missed out. We hope Chinese Healer is the beginning of this new amazing series, way to go Eipix!
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4/5 Stars
Puzzles: 4/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 5/5 Stars
Extras: 4/5 Stars
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