The Unseen Fears: Ominous Talent Collector's Edition
January 24, 2020
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Soundtracks
Concept Art & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Hidden Chapter & Morphing Objects
Your art critic friend invited you to a gallery in Italy to investigate a disappearance case. You quickly learn that this is by no means the first and only recent case and that it might involve not just a single criminal, but a whole family of supernatural talents. Untangle a complex web of mysteries that lies within this family of muses and stop the disappearances in The Unseen Fears: Ominous Talent, a new hidden object sequel from the brilliant GrandMA Studios!
The Unseen Fear series is known for its intriguingly-woven paranormal mysteries and this latest installment certainly does not disappoint. Right from the beginning, the game hooks the player right in with an interesting premise. While this is by far not the first HOPA with either missing person cases or art gallery settings, the intra-family drama and a dash of futuristic visual style make the game quite a captivating play.
If nothing else, at least The Unseen Fears: Ominous Talent looks like a million dollars. The production is incredibly polished, from the stunning animations to the dazzling colors. Every single scene in the game looks fantastic with just the right color balance, brightness, and saturation. The game is further enhanced by some beautifully-composed music and solid voice-acting.
On the gameplay side, The Unseen Fears: Ominous Talent does just enough to impress. The hidden object scenes and puzzles might be too few for my liking, but they are mostly very creative and entertaining. The adventure components, which are the main focus of the game, are well-crafted but does not go much beyond the standard tropes.
For long-time HOPA fans like me who are more familiar with the usual mechanics, The Unseen Fears: Ominous Talent might not be nearly long enough. The game only took me around three hours to complete and the bonus chapter took me another 40 minutes. The Collector’s Edition is fine and all, but it does not compensate for the game’s short length. For those who are curious, the extras include a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, cutscenes, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a bonus hidden object scene disguised as a hidden chapter.