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This game was… satisfactory. The clearness and crispness of the graphics stood out to me immediately. Color palate wise, the graphics are beautifully dark with an abundance of grays and purples- which I love. The music isn’t particularly memorable, but is pleasant in some areas and is never overbearing or distracting. The game looks wonderful, but that’s about all there is to it. There isn’t much complexity, depth, or originality to the premise, storyline, or characters. A young woman inherits an estate, and lo and behold, discovers it’s haunted. It turns out she has the ability to see and speak with ghosts, as well as travel between the realms of the living and the dead. Seems cool enough, but I couldn’t help but feel like I’ve played very similar games before. In fact, I know I have… Macabre Mysteries: Curse of the Nightingale, Deadtime Stories, Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart, House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets, Phantasmat, Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials, Shiver: The Vanishing Hitchhiker, and etc. I could go on and on.
The twist in this game is that you make 3 moves then the computer makes 3 moves. However, If either you or the computer makes a match of 4 or more, you get an extra move. Depending on which matches you make your ship and the computer's ship engage in a battle. Another interesting thing is that prior to every battle you choose to sail as merchant, guardian, corsair or spectre, each of which has different skills and which influences which crystals you have to collect to activate your special skills. Between battles you can also upgrade your ship which gives you more power and durability. All in all an interesting twist to match 3.