Son of the Heartless follows the story of your mother in the last Bluebeard's Castle game. Your aunt told you the truth your father exchanged his immortality with a soul of his loved one once a year and how this has brought down an unfortunate curse on the heir. You have to locate the Dark Heart before this curse promises to destroy your family and the town!
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Name: Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless
Release Date: 13 February 2014
Developer: Fanda Games
Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless is a significant progress over the previous game in terms of both production values and gameplay. The look and feel are different from the previous game, and in a good way. The graphics are more fairy-tale like, more colorful, more childish of some sort with vibrant colors and sharp edges similar to those in the acclaimed Drawn franchise. The music is not intrusive and it suits the game pretty well so are the voice-overs.
Actually, Son of the Heartless is a pretty typical Hidden Object Adventure. With locations to explore, tasks to do and things to find - it is not very challenging or revolutionary. The Hidden Object scenes are nothing special but items are well placed and the scenes are very well lit.
The puzzles are what fun about this game, both mini-puzzles and the main ones - not all of them are new though, but those that are prove that they are worthy to play. We found the puzzle instructions to be unclear at times but most of the times you can easily figure out yourself how to play them.
There are three difficulties to select in this game, a useful interactive map is included as well as a journal to keep things on track. The length of the game is good for a standard edition game, took us 3 and a half hour to complete the game.
Bluebeard's Castle: Son of the Heartless is an exceptional standard edition game. It has brilliant art style, solid story and entertaining puzzles; even if you were not fond of the first game, give this game a try!
Graphics: 4.5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Story: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3.5/5 Stars
Puzzles: 4.5/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4.5/5 Stars
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