Sea of Lies: Beneath the Surface (CE*,) is a HOPA* game, developed by Eipix Entertainment.
This is the fifth installment of the series. Previous installment of this series as follows: Munity of the Heart; Nemesis; Burning Coast; Tide of Treachery.
*HOPA – Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.
*CE – Collector’s Edition
I want to mentioned that the visuals for this game is nicely done. The visuals can be adjusted in the option menu.
I want to mentioned that the audio for this game is well done even its simplistic and somewhat repetitive. The audio can be adjusted in the option menu as well.
There are only four difficulty game modes to choose from: Easy, Medium, Hard and Custom.
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 at the start of the game.
Most of the game’s hidden object scenes consists of find “x” amount, traditional word lists, shadow items, combine items, riddle items, place items back with some or no interaction. Some of the hidden object scenes can be replayed in the extra section.
Match 3 mini game is optional gameplay. This feature isn’t always available for all hidden object scenes.
Most of the game’s puzzles are fairly easy to solve without having the need to skip any of them. Some of the puzzles can be replayed in the extra section.
There are twelve different achievements. But each of these achievements has certain requirements before they can be unlocked.
There are collectibles to collect in the game, Ship’s Wheel, they’re scattered throughout the game to find.
There are morphing objects to find but they’re only present in hidden object scenes only.
Since this is a collector’s edition game, there is a bonus chapter, it can only be accessed only after the main story is completed; the bonus chapter is sequel to the main story.
Since this is a collector’s edition game, there are extra features, but most of the extras can be accessed only after the game is fully completed.