"Despite a few nitpicks, I was never disappointed."
As a fan of hidden object games Iíve found myself playing many titles and experiencing a lot of the same elements. While I enjoy the genre sometimes they become repetitive and even too easy and dull. Then I played New York Mysteries: The Lantern of Souls and was treated to a breath of fresh air, and reminded how much I enjoyed the previous two titles in this series. This game mixes old time New York with supernatural elements and a bit of detective work. If you want something different that also has a nice challenge to it then this may be the game for you.
Once again we play as Laura James, a smart and sassy reporter who also has ties to a secret organization that handles supernatural events. Youíre investigating what seems to be a basic murder case, however there are a few elements that donít seem very normal. It doesnít take long for Laura to be dragged into a sinister story that is beyond what the average police officer can handle. The story is full of twists and turns involving murder, ghosts and even Nazis! I found the story to be very engaging, however would have liked to see more of New York city. The locations are mainly indoors and could be anywhere in the world aside from them specifically telling you ďThis is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.Ē The characters are interesting, Laura comes off as a smart and capable female lead. The villain of the story could have been fleshed out better but I understood his motives nonetheless.
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