You hoped for a perfect wedding day with your beloved wife when she has been killed and you are knocked unconscious. You woke up with a train ticket in your hand, that's when your journey on the Haunted Train begins!
Name: Haunted Train: Spirits of Charon Collector's Edition
Release Date: 12 January 2014
Developer: Deep Shadows
Afterwards, you found out that the train belongs to Charon, the train owner who takes souls over the Stynx. You are sent on the task to find four villains who refused to join the train to the afterlife, if you succeed in the quest, your will be given back your wife. From the sound of the story, you probably know that Haunted Train is no kiddy game. The storyline is indeed unique and very exciting.
We are kind of on the fence about the quality of visuals in this game. Because while the cutscenes are spectacular, crisp and beautiful - the main scenes are a bit dark and look somewhat out-dated. Most of the scenes are normal architectures with nothing to blow your mind, they are pleasant enough though and fit the theme pretty well. Moreover, the voice overs and the soundtracks are great as well.
Haunted Train: Spirits of Charon is one of those Collector's Editions that does not show to us why is it worthy of such status. The gameplay is alright with nothing outstanding or original except for The Monocle which can be used to view ghostly people or creatures. Nonetheless, there are no any other WOW factors, neither Achievements nor Collectibles.
All of the aspects of the game remained fairly simple. The Hidden Object scenes are fine and the puzzles are okay, not much challenges. Anyways, we must admit that we did enjoyed the threre and a half hours that the game offered, plus another hour of Bonus Chapter.
As we mentioned briefly above, Haunted Train's extras are not really worth the purchase. Strategy Guide, Bonus Chapter, Wallpapers, Concept Art and Soundtracks - that is it.
Haunted Train: Spirits of Charon is an enjoyable game that deserves to be a Standard Edition game more than a CE. The game looks and feels out-dated, and although the story is creatively original, it is still not strong enough to score a four stars rating.
Graphics: 4/5 Stars
Sound: 4/5 Stars
Story: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars