Phantasmat: Mournful Loch

Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next chilling installment of Phantasmat! Welcome to Scotland, home of Logan's Castle! Your archaeological project takes a dangerous turn when your boat capsizes in the loch! But this is no mere accident. Mysterious phantoms roam the grounds trying to protect the Logan family's secret. Can you uncover a powerful artifact and escape the grounds in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

What was he trying to achieve? Rated 5 out of 5 by CourageAngel from Uncover the Secret of the Curse You go searching for an artifact, only to have the guy rowing the boat disappear. It was awesome. But in the main game I found that I barely had to use Hint and never Skip , as the gameplay was so straightforward. Each one was suitably horrifying in a different way. The plot was rushed and pretty shallow, and there were only a couple new scenes. Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. Review based on completed game. The chambers in the castle struck the perfect balance between majesty and decrepitude. The opening teaser sequence is a little gory, but so much as to be over the top. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Pilot1 from Och aye, it's a guid 'un! Surprisingly for a Phantasmat game, you manage to get there without crashing your car, but the Ward Mansion is all locked up when you arrive. There are many passages and rooms to explore in this once solidly built, cavernous castle, that's now cracking in places. Date published: Thanks, Eipix!

But just a bit; this is an original plot. I decided to try once more, and what a good job I did!! The interactive map is very useful as a travel time-saver and, although the game play most often makes movement logical, it's also useful for those moments when you're befuddled. However, the game could benefit from some more variety regarding its color palette, because all of the scenes sort of blend together after a while. Audio wise, there is nothing to complain about — the voice-acting is excellent and the soundtracks are fittingly creepy. I'd tried to play this game before, but had always lost interest. NPCs are well-drawn on the most part , but not fully animated, and the dialogue animations are a little stilted. Phantasmat is my favorite series, and no other game has EVER been able to write a storyline as Phantastic as the original Phantasmat, period. I completed this game in a couple hours, so it isn't too long. Rated 5 out of 5 by CourageAngel from Uncover the Secret of the Curse You go searching for an artifact, only to have the guy rowing the boat disappear. It is a tricky balance, though, and on the whole I think I prefer this level of difficulty to the more impenetrable challenge of other games, which has you over-clicking the Hint button. However, the gameplay leaves a bit to be desired. I didn't know there was a collectors edition; wish I had bought that instead. The map 3 pages is useful when you want to move around quickly.

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Lots of natural colors with seaweed green to convey Phantasmat: Mournful Loch dark, the rock and the general "moody-gloom" of the place. The Patrick subplot in Behind the Mask was just too inexplicable for me. He who dares to enter, will surely perish, after all, several have tried and failed to return! Date published: That's not sufficient for a bonus chapter; it should be at least an hour. The visuals in Phantasmat: Mournful Loch are gloomy and haunting, which are appropriate for the horror theme of the game. The map 3 pages is useful when you want to move around quickly. The Dr. Mal: Practice of Horror line was actually interesting for me; the HOS were good. The Patrick plotline seems to be the main thrust of the game, and you solve puzzles to resolve this it all seems to have something to do with a clock. However, the original also excelled in storytelling, something that Mournful Loch fails at. The opening teaser sequence is a little gory, but so much as to be over the top. I think they made it a bit predictable about what may happen or what led to the massacre. I see myself playing this again. Despite several attempts, none of the Phantasmat sequel was able to truly capture uniqueness of the original Phantasmat game. Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game.

The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed. I think it took me about 30 minutes to complete. All in all, a quite enjoyable game and one I'll use a token to get. The completist in me wants to keep going with them in sequence, but it might be time for a break. The story line was actually interesting for me; the HOS were good. Again, though, the design is a bit disappointing after playing the previous instalments of the Phantasmat series. I see myself playing this again. I completed this game in a couple hours, so it isn't too long. That's not sufficient for a bonus chapter; it should be at least an hour. What was the significance of the clock? Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game. I have mixed feelings about this one. Yes, we know that we are supposed to find an artifact hidden in a creepy castle, but why?

There is very Phantasmat: Mournful Loch story development going on in the game. The game adopts the typical HOPA template, with a slightly heavier emphasis on backtracking. When the queen appeared, I Phatasmat: OMG'd out loud, she was so creepy. From now on, I'll be playing all games with headphones, and Phantasamt: recommend that you do too. The Patrick subplot in Behind the Mask was just too inexplicable for me. The gameplay in the Mahjong Garden To Go game is fairly straightforward and logical. The hidden object scenes are well-designed and can be switched with Match 3 games.


It is a tricky balance, though, and on the whole I think I prefer this level of difficulty to the more impenetrable challenge of other games, which has you over-clicking the Hint button. You're in too deep now however, and someone or something, doesn't want you to find the artifact, in fact, it seems they don't want you to live at all, or are you already dead? I wish there were more hidden object scenes and puzzles but overall definitely worth playing. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by denniann2 from another great HO game in the series you are at logan's castle in scotland. One of the reasons I love this series is because the storylines are always really good, and original, and I never know if I'm alive, or dead! As always, play the demo and decide for yourself. The interactive map is very useful as a travel time-saver and, although the game play most often makes movement logical, it's also useful for those moments when you're befuddled. I think part of the problem is that, while the Phantasmat games so far are well-made and fun to play, I miss the recurring characters from Mystery Case Files. Thanks, Eipix! The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. Again, though, the design is a bit disappointing after playing the previous instalments of the Phantasmat series. The opening teaser sequence is a little gory, but so much as to be over the top. I had a lot of fun playing this game! There is very little story development going on in the game. I decided to try once more, and what a good job I did!!

9 thoughts on “Phantasmat: Mournful Loch

  1. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. The interactive map is very useful as a travel time-saver and, although the game play most often makes movement logical, it's also useful for those moments when you're befuddled. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by denniann2 from another great HO game in the series you are at logan's castle in scotland. No one knows what became of the artifact, but if your suspicions are correct, it may be in the loch that surrounds the castle grounds.

  2. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1 Press arrows to move the tiles and arrange them so they match the clue shown. As the game progresses, you meet each of the members of the Ward family, find out a little bit about their backstory and the threat they pose, and deal with them. Inventory items were, on the whole, used intuitively — though I was frustrated with finding that a fountain pen was intended to lever open a drawer at one point, and the bonus chapter gets more convoluted and unclear about next steps. There's no slump after the demo, the good stuff just keeps coming.

  3. However, the original also excelled in storytelling, something that Mournful Loch fails at. The story is enjoyable. What was the significance of the clock? Oh well, at least the developer tried for some verisimilitude.

  4. And that's before they actually admit it. The interactive map is very useful as a travel time-saver and, although the game play most often makes movement logical, it's also useful for those moments when you're befuddled. The Patrick plotline seems to be the main thrust of the game, and you solve puzzles to resolve this it all seems to have something to do with a clock. I'd tried to play this game before, but had always lost interest. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by khendrick1 from Another great Phantasmat game!

  5. The one major jarring note for me was that the Scots accent of the initial character that you meet —a very sneaky guy, by the way— sounded more like it would feel at home in Ireland than in the Highlands. Mournful Loch isn't as good as as the last couple of games in the series, but this is a solid game from beginning to end. You're in too deep now however, and someone or something, doesn't want you to find the artifact, in fact, it seems they don't want you to live at all, or are you already dead? The graphics, sounds and voice-overs are excellent, as is usual with Eipix games. I retract nearly everything I said in my CE review after completing both main and bonus games.

  6. The plot was rushed and pretty shallow, and there were only a couple new scenes. As with previous instalments, there is the option of playing Match-3 instead of HOGs as well. All in all, a quite enjoyable game and one I'll use a token to get.

  7. I think part of the problem is that, while the Phantasmat games so far are well-made and fun to play, I miss the recurring characters from Mystery Case Files. Every environment was immersive as if I was really there. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by MsPeanut from interesting, unusual story was a little too graphic and disturbing for me.

  8. In this series:. The graphics were great and the mini puzzles were good. Shortly after, you're in the water and later washed up near the Logan family's castle.

  9. The one major jarring note for me was that the Scots accent of the initial character that you meet —a very sneaky guy, by the way— sounded more like it would feel at home in Ireland than in the Highlands. The Mini Games range from simple to complex, many of which are new or different versions. I wish there were more hidden object scenes and puzzles but overall definitely worth playing. He who dares to enter, will surely perish, after all, several have tried and failed to return!

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