Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth Collector's Edition
March 15, 2019
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Two Exclusive Bonus Chapters
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Soundtracks
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Jigsaw Puzzle & Morphing Objects
Lord Abel Mason’s wife Mary has recently been found dead – an unsolved case in which Lord Mason beloved was a murder. As a friend of Lord Mason, you are called in to his giant estate for investigative help. As you get yourself entangled in the Mason family drama and secrets, can you solve the case and bring peace to Mary’s spirit before you get in danger?
So far, the Whispered Secrets series has not been able to match its best installment Everburning Castle in terms of both creativity and quality. However, Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth is definitely as close as it gets. Cursed Wealth presents a complex and hefty storyline, involving revenge, death, supernatural elements, and a good chunk of drama. While it can play out very much like a juicy soap opera, the game never ventures too far in the cheesiness territory thanks to its well-written story.
Like many of its predecessors, Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth is elevated by its gorgeous visuals. The 19th century is the perfect setting for Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth, in which each location is stylized with sophisticated dramatic flair. The graphics are of the highest quality, when coupled with precise artwork, seamless animations, and lush colors – the visuals in this game are downright breathtaking. As for the audio department, the background music effectively maintains the suspense and conveys the epic proportions of the game. The voice-overs and the sound effects are decent, although nothing outstanding.
Despite being propelled mainly by its engaging storyline, Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth also impresses when it comes to gameplay. The gameplay is very much hands-on, with plenty of interactions in each location. This successfully and smartly engages the player and makes the story even more immersive. The game also features a helpful Evidence Box as an extra gadget. On the hidden object scenes front, they are mostly fun and imaginative. Those who do not enjoy hunting for objects can also opt for the bubble shooter alternative. One small flaw for the game would be its puzzles, which are neither original nor challenging. Even on the Hard mode, they can easily be solved by those who are new to the genre.
Length wise, Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth took me four and a half hours on the easiest difficulty mode. The game also includes two extra chapters as part of the Collector’s Edition; a 70-minutes-long bonus chapter and an epilogue. Other bonus features include a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, a jigsaw puzzle, replayable hidden object scenes and puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Whispered Secrets: Cursed Wealth is as engrossing and thrilling as an excellent novel, but it also packs electrifying sights and sounds as a bonus.
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