Chimeras: Wailing Waters Collector's Edition
June 14, 2019
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Achievements & Collectibles
Morphing Objects & Secret Room
Heavenfall Academy‘s camp is about to reopen after 40 years of mysterious closure, where you will be the camp counselor over the summer. It turns out the reason behind the initial closure might be more sinister than you think when you arrive to find your friends trapped inside with a group of strange creatures!
Chimeras is no doubt, my least favorite series from Elephant Games. Ever since the original game, the quality has gone downhill and the series still struggles to find its own identity. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed this new sequel. Unlike some of the past installments, the storyline in Chimeras: Wailing Waters is quite interesting. The haunted summer camp vibe offers some nice nostalgic values and the fantasy elements put a nice twist on this old-school theme. While the game might not be as thrilling as recent “haunted summer camp” releases such as Bonfire Stories, it still manages to stay exciting and suspenseful from start to finish.
Chimeras: Wailing Waters also excels when it comes to its production. The graphics are a nice blend of glossy fantasy elements and an ominous tone, making each scene fascinating to explore. The captivating soundtracks and realistic voice-overs also help bring the game to life and make it all the more engrossing.
Unfortunately, Chimeras: Wailing Waters’ gameplay does not reflect the same level of creativity. The adventure gameplay is so predictable to the point that the hint button is very rarely utilized and the relatively linear game world also does not help. As for the hidden object scenes and the puzzles, they are extremely standard, which is a shame since the developer could have taken more risks given the magical theme of the game.
Chimeras: Wailing Waters is available as a Collector’s Edition and it comes with a sequel bonus chapter, a strategy guide, wallpapers, a screensaver, concept art, soundtracks, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a secret room. This might be worth purchasing with a discount because of the short length of the main adventure, coming in at only around three hours.
Chimeras: Wailing Waters is gorgeous to look at and pretty exciting to follow along, but its risk-free gameplay also makes it quite boring to play.
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