League of Light: The Gatherer Collector's Edition
July 15, 2016
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
In this fourth League of Light game, you return to Blake’s Mountain as the village leader, Hank Hunter has asked for the League’s help. To your surprise, this investigation turns out to be harder than you thought when Hank’s son was turned into a mini-scarecrow and a fake detective is roaming the village.
Long-time fans of the series will immediately acknowledge the connection between this sequel and the series’ stellar second installment, Wicked Harvest. The Gatherer is a through and through League of Light game, which is certainly not a bad thing considering the series’ promising track record, but that also makes the game very predictable. The adventure part of The Gatherer offers nothing new to the genre, although the helper is very cute. The hidden object scenes are entertaining and varied, nicely-designed as well. On the other hand, we found the puzzles to be somewhat lackluster. While we did like the theme of many of the puzzles, all of them were incredibly easy and could be solved under a few minutes.
We always loved the visuals in League of Light games, and we usually didn’t mind the blue and purple hues of the graphics at all. Unfortunately, the visuals in this sequel fall flat when compared to those of its predecessors. Even though each scene still looks pretty stunning on our desktop, they don’t possess the epicness and the charm we expect from this series. The music are fine, they add to the suspense of the game.
Story wise, League of Light: The Gatherer is also a mess. The game has a promising start, and a continuation of Wicked Harvest is also an interesting concept. However, there are far too many side-stories that go along with the main plot. League of Light: The Gatherer is simply very hard to follow.
Despite all the flaws, League of Light: The Gatherer was a fun game. We finished the main game in about four hours, and the bonus chapter in an hour. The Collector’s Edition also comes with wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, achievements, collectibles and a strategy guide – nothing too fancy.