Edge of Reality: Great Deeds Collector's Edition
April 12, 2019
4 Friends Games
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Magic Glasses & Dog Helper
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Cutscenes & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Your daughter was nominated for the Person of the Year award for her animal shelter charity work. The celebration was cut short by a volcano that is threatening to erupt! A legend has said that in order to stop this catastrophe, sacrifices from seven specific people who have accomplished “Great Deeds” need to be made. With your daughter being one of the seven, how will you navigate this dilemma in Edge of Reality: Great Deeds?
Personally, as far as the Edge of Reality series goes, none of the sequels have yet to top Edge of Reality: Fatal Luck for me and this latest installment does not change that fact. That being said, Edge of Reality: Great Deeds is still very intriguing. The storyline is an entertaining mix of fantasy and modern-day elements, like the Punished Talents series on steroids. Despite the game’s relatively short length, that might be necessary for the storyline to be concise and not overstays its welcome.
Gameplay wise, Edge of Reality: Great Deeds matches 4 Friends Games’ high standard for creativity. While the core gameplay is familiar, there are enough interesting hidden object scenes and puzzles to hold the attention of even the most seasoned HOPA players. The game also features an array of non-tasks-related interactive elements in the scenes, which are quite fun to explore. However, some might be turned off by the glasses gadget, which allows the protagonist talk to animals. This gadget is not used very often in the game, but it requires the completion of a repetitive Match 3 mini-game before each use.
As expected, Edge of Reality: Great Deeds is incredible to look at. The intricate and colorful artwork, along with the flawless animations are enough to immerse me in the game. Besides, the traditional musical scores are really effective in creating a very lived-in world. The game has some of the most stunning and detailed location designs I have seen in quite some time, there is just so much to marvel at in each location.
Like previously mentioned, Edge of Reality: Great Deeds is not a very long game. The main chapters took me just a little over three hours to complete, and the bonus chapter added another 40-something minutes. Still, the Collector’s Edition is well worth purchasing, perhaps just for the inclusion of fun and well-hidden collectibles. Other features include a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, repayable puzzles, achievements, and morphing objects.