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The graphics are so crisp and clear.
|8.0||SOUNDS & MUSIC
Music is ok (but not great), voiceover is great but the acting leaves a little to be desired.
The game play is different and very fun, but too easy for advanced players.
|8.5||PRESENTATION & VALUE
The game is very fun and unique, although too easy for advanced adventure players and is a bit too short.
|Great (8.9 out of 10)|
Spirit Walkers: Curse of the Cypress Witch is a unique adventure style game from the makers of “Royal Trouble” and is something quite different from the usual hidden object games. The storyline might appear familiar at first, but as you play, the game actually takes a different and unique angle, not so much “demons” as we’re used to in most of the latest games, but more of an American Indian spiritual theme: you have to go between two worlds which is quite intriguing. If you don’t like a long story then you may not like this as there is a lot of dialogue.
The graphics are wonderfully done and the game is very fun, but nowhere near as difficult as some of the large file type adventures. The game play is different as you switch between worlds to discover items and follow the story. The more you play this game, the more different it becomes and you simply can’t wait to go to the next part. There are only 5 hidden object scenes and they are very different than what we see all the time: the objects are outlined (much like some silhouettes). Also, there are objects from your inventory that you need to combine in order to progress. The puzzles are not hard but you still have to think a bit; plus they can also be skipped. The hint and skip buttons do not take very long to load.
The voice overs sound great, however most of the dialogue does not have voice overs. The music is actually quite nice in the background after you get used to it.
Although this game would seem to be too easy for advanced players, it’s still a very enjoyable game. A lot of effort was put into the graphics rather than the length or depth of the game. So overall it’s a very short game (less than 3 hours of gameplay), but if you’re looking for something new and relaxing then this game is for you.