Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins Collector's Edition
September 3, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Cube of Sins
Two Exclusive Bonus Chapters
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Soundtracks
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Professor Lomonosov has called you to an archaeological excavation site in Agora after he has made a groundbreaking discovery! An educational trip suddenly turned into a nightmare when a monster was unleashed from the Cube of Sins and kidnapped your friends. Can you save them, while learning more about this cursed artifact?
Here we go again, another evil spirit unleashed from an age-old artifact. From start to finish, Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins sticks to a formulaic plotline, one that is filled with forgettable characters and uninteresting side-stories. That being said, we appreciate the refreshing locale of the game. The Arabian theme is interesting and certainly has not been overused in the HOPA world.
Production wise, Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins is pretty much spot-on. The colorful visuals complement sophisticated artwork extremely well and there is just enough special effects to enhance the experience. However, we do feel that the visual style in this sequel is somewhat more juvenile that in the previous Whispered Secrets games. It is not to the point that takes away from the entertainment, but it surely made the environment slightly less immersive.
The gameplay in Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins is disappointingly standard. Neither the adventure part of the game nor the puzzles offer much challenge. Fortunately, the hidden object scenes do showcase some creativity, particularly the ones with the interactive progressive format. Further, the game includes one extra feature to go along with the gameplay; the Cube of Sins. This cube can be used to counter sand magic by prompting mini hidden object scenes – a fun addition, but nothing groundbreaking.
Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins concludes at the end of the fourth hour, with two bonus chapters featured in the Collector’s Edition. Other extras include a strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, and collectibles.
Compared to its predecessors, Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins doesn’t stack up. Apart from a solid production and an uncommon theme, the game disappoints in other aspects.
In this series:
- Whispered Secrets: The Story of Tideville
- Whispered Secrets: Into the Beyond
- Whispered Secrets: Into the Wind
- Whispered Secrets: Golden Silence
- Whispered Secrets: Everburning Candle
- Whispered Secrets: Song of Sorrow
- Whispered Secrets: Forgotten Sins
- Whispered Secrets: Enfant Terrible
- Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth
- Whispered Secrets: Dreadful Beauty