Red Crow Mysteries: Legion for iOS Review

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Red Crow Mysteries Legion for iOS

G5 Entertainment works with a number of developers as well as doing in-house work. Recently they have partnered with Cateia Games for some cool games, including Where Angels Cry and Fate of the Pharoah. Each of these were compelling games that I very much enjoyed, so when I heard that they were behind Red Crow Mysteries: Legion, I was already intrigued to check out the latest hidden object game from G5 Entertainment!

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Type of app: Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) game

Platform/where to buy: iPad (iPhone version available here; available in the Mac App Store

Developer: Cateia Games / G5 Entertainment

Description:
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion has loads of content, including:
· 73 hidden object scenes to search
· 25 challenging mini-games to play
· Three awesome chapters with six eye-catching locations
· Three game play modes: easy, casual and adventure

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Major features: Red Crow Mysteries: Legion tells the tale of a young woman who suddenly awakes with a calling to defeat the evil forces seeking to take over the world – the force is called Legion based on the historical reference, and based on powers that she has, she is both the only hope and a target.

To learn about her past and how it weaves into her future, she must work her way through a series of puzzles and hidden object scenes that take place at her house, on the road, and at her grandfather’s house. There are typical object lists, item combinations, puzzles of all types, and others.

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The game is fairly standard in terms of the feature list, but what I liked was the compelling characters and the ever-present intrigue and sense of danger. There were no cheap scares, just a sense of foreboding throughout. The big issue was that I wanted to carry the tale further!

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Ease of use/Overall performance: If you have played previous G5 hidden object games, Red Crow Mysteries: Legion will pose no difficulties. There were some challenging items to locate and tricky puzzles, but nothing too problematic. And technically the game was flawless, never crashing or leaving me stranded (sometimes hint systems get ‘stuck).

Would use again/recommend?: Definitely! I love games that wrap together solid adventure game elements and a story worth following. With more than a few hours of gameplay, plenty of content across varied locations, and a great story to follow, this was a fun adventure.

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Suggested changes/wish list for updates: Before I was half-way through I knew I would be left with a cliff-hanger ending … I was not surprised, but it was still disappointing!

Source: Publisher provided review code

Price: $4.99 – (sale price until May 4th, then the price returns to $6.99)

Here is the trailer:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKB5Aa2p9l4]

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

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