Portal of Evil: Stolen Runes [CE*], is a HOPA* game, developed and published by 8 Floor Games
*CE – Collector’s Edition
*HOPA – Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.
Since this is an collector’s edition game, it comes with some extra features, that aren’t available in the regular edition game.
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 three difficulty game modes to choose from: Casual, Advanced and Expert.
Diary Notebook it keeps track off all game’s objectives and tapes.
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 immediately given at the start of the game.
All of the hidden object scenes consists of traditional word lists, placing items back with little or no interaction.
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 game’s extra content section.
There are fifteen collectible messages from the main character’s grandfather. They’re scattered throughout the game to find.
There’s a bonus chapter, but it can be access, only after the main portion of the game is fully completed. The bonus chapter is the direct sequel to the main story.
There are twenty different achievements that can be unlocked from playing the game. Each of these achievements do has some requirement before they can be unlocked.
There’s a built-in strategy guide for the game. It can be access anytime during game play.
Final thoughts, I’ve found this game enjoyable to certain extend. The replay value for this game is low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.