Lost Souls: Timeless Fables is the sequel to 2011's surprise hit Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings. The first game was very good, but it seems like over that 2 and a half year; this sequel is pretty much the same as its predecessor, with minimal improvements.
Name: Lost Souls: Timeless Fables Collector's Edition
Release Date: 09 May 2014
Developer: Fenomen Games
Lost Souls 2 consists of 5 different book worlds (Bonus Chapter included); The Call Of Cthulhu, Robinson Crusoe, The Three Musketeers, Jack the Ripper and Titanic. You have to find a piece of the magical artifact in each world and rescue your lost brother. The story here is very similar to the one in the first game; neither it is exciting nor captivating. Luckily, all these five stories are very well-known so at least, fans of these stories are probably going to enjoy the game.
As mentioned, Lost Souls 2 contains five separate worlds; therefore, the gameplay is very linear and is totally a no brainer. The locations you can visit in each world is limited although you still have an interactive map which can be used to travel to different parts of the world. You have to visit each hidden object scene twice, one time in standard list mode and the other in picture mode. The puzzles are not much of a challenge either, they are all mundane and do not offer much twists.
Lost Souls: Timeless Fables is definitely kid-friendly, which can be easily judged from the graphics. While most of the times the graphics are sharp and colorful, we found them to be too cartoonish and a little old-school. There are no mind-blowing effects, depths and dimensions; each scene looks very flat as if it is a painting. There are times though when the scenes are dark especially in the Jack the Ripper chapter and in may of the hidden object scenes which can be very frustrating.
We do not see any reasons why this game should be offered as a Collector's Edition. The Bonus Chapter is okay and in case you wonder, it is not required to complete the game. Other extra features are standards; wallpapers, concept art, achievements, strategy guide, coins to collect and soundtracks.
Lost Souls: Timeless Fables might be entertaining for young kids but we feel like this game has been left on the shelf for at least 2 years. Lost Souls: Timeless Fables has an unexciting story, sleepy and far-too-easy gameplay as well as juvenile graphics.
Graphics: 3.5/5 Stars
Sound: 3.5/5 Stars
Story: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 3/5 Stars
Originality: 3/5 Stars
Gameplay: 3/5 Stars
Puzzles: 3/5 Stars
Control and Navigation: 3.5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 3/5 Stars
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