Chimeras: Blinding Love Collector's Edition
October 20, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Achievements & Collectibles
Morphing Objects & Secret Room
Travel back in time to Paris in the 1800s, when the traveling circus industry was thriving. A series of young men have been found blind and paralyzed and all of them seem to have been associated with Adalinda, the star of Chimera Magic – the famous traveling circus. You have been called in to investigate this strange case. Can you solve the puzzle or would you too fall for Adalinda’s deadly charm?
We remembered being blown away by the first Chimeras game – the originality and the entertainment value of that game were top shelf. Unfortunately, the series seemed to have experienced a decline from then on. Chimeras: Blinding Love is the latest installment in this series and for once, a quality addition. The plot of this game is not revolutionary by any means, but it is engaging all the same. Moreover, the characters are memorable and the story progression is perfectly-paced.
The sights and sounds in Chimeras: Blinding Love are up to Elephant Games’ usual industry-leading standard. The computer-generated graphics look stunning and the animations are as smooth as ever. The background music varies in intensity throughout the game in relation to the events happening in the game. The music and the voice-overs are both solid and never feel out of place.
Gameplay wise, Chimeras: Blinding Love does everything right. The adventure part of the game is satisfyingly fast-paced and extremely enjoyable, the hidden object scenes are beautifully-crafted, and the puzzles are creative enough to maintain our interests. However, Chimeras: Blinding Love does not venture outside of the safe space. As fun as they are, the hidden object scenes and the puzzles would benefit greatly from some risk-taking and more challenges.
For us, the main game of Chimeras: Blinding Love came in slightly short at three and a half hours, while the bonus chapter made up with its 70 minutes length. The Collector’s Edition is packed with a plethora of extras; wallpapers, concept art, screensavers, a strategy guide, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a secret room.
Chimeras: Blinding Love recycles some typical HOPA tropes, but still manages to be highly entertaining.
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