The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales Collector's Edition
December 13, 2019
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Match-3
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Boudoir
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Welcome to the world of Grimm Tales, where Christmas is on the brink of extinction! As the daughter of the prolific writer Wilhelm Grimm, it is your job to stop Rapunzel’s stepmother from destroying Christmas with the help of many familiar faces from your favorite fairytales. Following the best-selling The Christmas Spirit: Trouble in Oz and The Christmas Spirit: Mother Goose’s Untold Tales, Domini Games is back with its annual festive offering in The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales.
In 2019, holiday-themed casual games are indeed plenty and there appears to be an unspoken need to incorporate children’s fairy tales into many of them. Similar to the iconic Christmas Stories series from Elephant Games, The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales takes on classic fairy tales and gives them a fresh spin. While I appreciate the fun Christmas elements and the quirky storyline for the most parts, the “save Christmas” premise gets kind of old after countless Christmas adventures throughout the years.
Like Domini Games’ other seasonal game series Halloween Chronicles, The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales is filled to the brim with thematic decorations. No matter where you look, holiday elements are everywhere in this game. Thankfully, the scenes are creatively designed and with the help of fantastic graphics quality, the game looks well-balanced and not overstuffed. The joyful musical scores are also a big part of what breathes holiday magic into the game. The sights and sounds of this game are a testament to Domini Games‘ ability to deliver breathtaking production values, again and again.
The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales has something for everyone. Adults can hold onto the darker and more suspenseful aspects of the storyline and the younger audience can enjoy the colorful spectacles. Although the gameplay is far from being totally original, it does go beyond the bare minimum. The hidden object scenes are often multi-layered and imaginative, at the same time the puzzles are extremely entertaining. The game also comes with a magic mirror that can be used to communicate with the heroine’s father. As far as gadgets go, this is among the less distracting examples as it fits quite organically into the game’s context.
Released as a Collector’s Edition, The Christmas Spirit: Grimm Tales comes ready with a handful of extras. This includes a 50-minutes bonus chapter to add to the three-and-a-half-hours runtime, a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, cutscenes, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and a boudoir.