Vermillion Watch: Parisian Pursuit Collector's Edition
July 12, 2019
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Morphing Objects & Souvenir Room
Hawkes, a renowned Vermillion Watch agent, arrived at the Magic of the World exhibition in Paris just in time to learn about a thief who stole an incredibly powerful artifact. Hop along on this thrilling Parisian adventure and catch the thief before the people of Paris all fall under the dark influence in this new Vermillion Watch sequel from Eipix Entertainment!
Vermillion Watch is among one of Eipix’s most creative series and this sequel certainly does not disappoint. From the get-go, Vermillion Watch: Parisian Pursuit promises a twisted and multi-layered storyline, which maintains its consistency throughout the game. Some might find the story development to be a little slow, especially in the beginning, but the fascinating characters and the engaging storytelling style should be enough to keep the wheels turning.
While the story aspect might not be perfect, the production is. The Victorian-era Paris as portrayed in this game is magnificent. The details, the colors, the intricacy – everything is simply glowing. Not to mention that the animations and the cutscenes are also extremely polished. Regardless of the crazy events that happen in the game, it is fair to say that I want to live in this gorgeous world forever. The audio side is also spot-on. The beautifully-composed musical scores and the well-acted voice-overs help elevate the game to new heights.
If anything, the Vermillion Watch series is known for its captivating and complex gameplay and Parisian Pursuit also satisfies on that dimension. This is definitely not your standard HOPA, it features all kinds of out-of-the-box tasks that are deeply intertwined with the storyline. I also appreciate how the storyline smartly integrates itself with the hidden object scenes and the mini-games. The hidden object scenes are delightfully creative and the mini-games are super fun and come with clear and concise instructions. Even though the game leans heavily on the mini-games, none of them feels like a waste of time.
Vermillion Watch: Parisian Pursuit has a decent length of around four hours and one hour for the equally-amazing bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition is certainly worth the purchase just for the quality of the game alone. However, as usual, it also comes with a plethora of extras; a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, a souvenir room.