Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life Collector's Edition
November 06, 2015
ERS Games studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers, Photos & Screensavers
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Soundtracks & Bonus Puzzles
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Facts, Match-Cat, Test & Recipes
You have traveled all around the world trying to find the cure to your strange illness. Until one day, when you found out that the cure, The Secret of Life, is hidden inside a mysterious haunted house. In order to find the cure, you need to perform the Purification Ritual. Can you survive three nights in this haunted house?
ERS-G is back with the seventh installment of the popular Haunted Legends series, and this time, it is creepier than ever! While the base storyline of The Secret of Life is far from unique, we liked the concept of the Purification Ritual. It was fascinating to see the house changes its personality throughout the three nights, as well as to learn more about the backstory of the house.
As with every other game from ERS-G, Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life has some great graphics. Most of the locations are pretty dark, which suit the ominous mood of the game really well. Still, when compared to some of the recent works from well-known developers like Elephant Games, Mad Head and Eipix – ERS’ generic artwork kind of falls short.
Obviously, Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life is very cohesive and is extremely well-put together. Nonetheless, it could definitely benefit from some more innovation and creativity. As it is now, The Secret of Life does not necessarily stand out from the crowd of other HOPA titles. The adventure part of the game is fairly straightforward, the hidden object scenes are not very challenging and the puzzles are mostly the ones we have seen before.
On one hand, the Collector’s Edition is worth its value because it is fully-packed with extras. This includes wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, photos, replayable mini-games and hidden objects, bonus puzzles, a strategy guide, an interactive test, achievements, screensavers, facts, recipes, match-cat and loads of interesting collectibles. On the other hand, The Secret of Life is a surprisingly short game; we finished the main game in just three hours and the bonus chapter in just 40 minutes.
In this series:
- Haunted Legends: The Queen of Spades
- Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
- Haunted Legends: The Undertaker
- Haunted Legends: The Curse of Vox
- Haunted Legends: The Stone Guest
- Haunted Legends: The Dark Wishes
- Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life
- Haunted Legends: The Iron Mask
- Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures
- Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk
- Haunted Legends: The Cursed Gift
- Haunted Legends: Monstrous Alchemy
- Haunted Legends: Twisted Fate
- Haunted Legends: The Call of Despair
- Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia