Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills Collector's Edition
September 18, 2020
Friendly Fox Studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Cutscenes & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Your sister’s dream about your long-lost grandfather’s enchanted amulet leads both of you to a town in Ireland. There you meet a group of dangerous magical beings called The Seeds, who are actively looking for the said amulet and they will stop at nothing to get their hands on this family heirloom of yours!
Friendly Fox Studio rarely fails at delivering engrossing fantasy adventures and Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills is no exception. While on the surface, this latest Edge of Reality game might seem like just another dark fantasy HOPA, its rich details and fascinating backstory help elevate it above its peers. The storyline is both creative and exciting, including fleshed-out characters and intriguing twists.
Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills’s excellent storytelling is further enhanced by superb production. Friendly Fox Studios never holds back with its visuals, the Living Legends series and the Bridge to Another World series are some of the best-looking hidden object series out there. Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills brings imaginative artwork to life through crystal clear graphics, top-notch animations, and stunning colors. The music is equally breathtaking and adds a sense of urgency and a layer of suspense to the game. The voice-overs might be the production’s weakest link as they are often either over-the-top or awkwardly emotionless.
When it comes to the gameplay, Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills performs just as expected. The adventure gameplay contains some unconventional tasks, but still remains straightforward at the end of the day. The hidden object scenes and the puzzles have hints of creativity, but nothing we have never seen before. That being said, the strong storyline and the wonderful production make it easy to look past the slight flaws in the gameplay.
Edge of Reality: Call of the Hills has a fair length of a little under four hours and the bonus chapter, which effectively explores the backstory of The Seeds, is a decent 50-minute thrill. As a Collector’s Edition, the game does all the right things and includes all the standard features – a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.