Spirits of Mystery: Chains of Promise Game Review
Game Developer: ERS Games Studios
Game Genres: Adventure, Hidden Object, Puzzle
“Chains of Promise” is the fourth installment of “Spirits of Mystery” game series. Previous games from this series as follows: Amber Maiden, Song of the Phoenix, The Dark Minotaur and The Silver Arrow.
Summary Excerpt from the game’s store page over at Big Fish Games:
Isa’s back to his old tricks, and now he’s doing the bidding of an even greater foe. You play as a princess whose best friend, a princess in a neighboring kingdom, is forced into an arranged marriage with sinister intent. Team up together to thwart an evil plot! Use your interactive mirror to uncover what’s hiding behind gargoyle signs along the way.
There isn’t much can be said about the game’s visuals asides from that they’re amazingly well done. Pretty much the same thing can be said about the game’s audio. The visual and audio can be adjusted in the game’s option menu.
There are four different game difficulty modes to choose from: Casual, Advanced, Hard and Custom.
There’s an option to lock the inventory panel in place to keep it stationary.
There are interactive items in the game, they’re marked with a symbol, but sometimes these interactive items do require extra items before they can be interact with.
The interactive map allows the player to fast travel between each location quickly. It also indicates there are tasks that needs to be done at certain locations. But it isn’t automatically given right away at the start of the game.
Magic Hand Mirror is a tool to reveal hidden symbols then the magic mirror is used to reveal hidden clues.
Most of the hidden object scenes consists of traditional word lists, placing items back, match pairs, find “x” amount and shadow items. Some of them do require little or no interaction.
Most of the game’s puzzles are rather easy to solve without much difficulty. For most of the there’s a reset button but for all of them there’s a skip button. These two features are only present in “Casual” game difficulty mode.