Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament Collector's Edition
April 12, 2018
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Concept Art & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Don Raimondo Morante was recently murdered at his estate on Morante Island. This departed fifty-seven year old man was infamous for his old money and family affairs. Set off to the haunted Morante Island to solve this one-of-a-kind murder case in Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament!
Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament returns to its roots of Gothic horror with this eleventh installment and to our surprise, we actually really enjoyed the storyline in this one. The storyline is an excellent combination of horror, family drama, and murder mystery with a sprinkle of paranormal activity. Each character in the game takes on a substantial role and actually serves a purpose, while the fast-paced storytelling never loses its grip on the player.
AMAX Interactive has really stepped up the visual game with Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament. The locations are beautifully crafted with nice attention to detail and some stunning designs. The character animations are particularly good in this game, as they are lifelike and more realistic than just cardboard cutouts. The music is neither memorable nor distracting, a perfectly average attempt.
Given the series’ choppy track record, we certainly did not expect Broken Sacrament to be a groundbreaking makeover for the genre. As predicted, Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament is an easy-breezy HOPA that sticks to the usual HOPA tropes. This does not mean that the game is not entertaining, because its story-driven gameplay remains quite intriguing from start to finish. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are delightfully integrated into the storyline, even though they are pretty much what we have seen and played before. Still, we appreciate the difficulty options and the creative twists implemented in some of the puzzles.
As for the length, Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament took us around three hours and 45 minutes to complete, with the bonus chapter coming in at 50 minutes. The Collector’s Edition contains a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament successfully revives the dead franchise through a well-written plot and some good-old Gothic flair.
In this series:
- Grim Facade: Mystery of Venice
- Grim Facade: Sinister Obsession
- Grim Facade: Cost of Jealousy
- Grim Facade: A Wealth of Betrayal
- Grim Facade: The Artist and The Pretender
- Grim Facade: Hidden Sins
- Grim Facade: Monster in Disguise
- Grim Facade: The Red Cat
- Grim Facade: The Message
- Grim Facade: Broken Sacrament
- Grim Facade: The Black Cube