Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia Collector's Edition
August 16, 2019
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Soundtracks & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
You are summoned by the Cardinal to investigate a series of strange murders on the streets of Sauvetage. All the victims suspiciously share a pattern of cryptic fluorescent scars on their bodies, which suggests that they are the work of a single killer! you soon discover that all this madness is linked with a water source with magical healing effects. Can you find the killer before more innocent lives are claimed in Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia?
At this point, I’m as excited to play a new Haunted Legends sequel as I feel watching paint dry. This seventeenth installment does not do the franchise much favor, with a derivative storyline and rehashed thematic elements. The paranormal aspect of the plot lacks suspense and any sense of mystery, mainly because the story development is extremely predictable. In addition, the forgettable characters fail to add interesting dynamics, leaving the game dull and dry.
Everything concerning the gameplay of Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia goes as expected, with zero surprises or out-of-the-box choices. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles are familiar and relatively easy with minimal creative risks. Still, compared to the adventure part of the game, they are quite enjoyable in their own rights.
Most of the scenes from Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia are recycled from the previous installments, with few adjustments and additions here and there. That is not to say that they are of low quality, I just wish AMAX had gotten wilder, bolder, and more experimental with their visual offerings. Music remains quite an insignificant part of the game, as it blends into the background rather than stands out or majorly propels the game.
Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia features four main chapters, which totaled up to around three and a half hours of playtime. The bonus chapter is unexpectedly long, with over an hour of more uninspired adventure. Other features in the Collector’s Edition package include a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia keeps the franchise on life support, living up to the series’ continuously dwindling expectations.
In this series:
- Haunted Legends: The Queen of Spades
- Haunted Legends: The Bronze Horseman
- Haunted Legends: The Undertaker
- Haunted Legends: The Curse of Vox
- Haunted Legends: The Stone Guest
- Haunted Legends: The Dark Wishes
- Haunted Legends: The Secret of Life
- Haunted Legends: The Iron Mask
- Haunted Legends: Faulty Creatures
- Haunted Legends: The Black Hawk
- Haunted Legends: The Cursed Gift
- Haunted Legends: Monstrous Alchemy
- Haunted Legends: Twisted Fate
- Haunted Legends: The Call of Despair
- Haunted Legends: The Scars of Lamia