Last Updated on Sunday, 07 October 2012 15:00 Posted by Clash Saturday, 13 October 2012 09:21
Reviewed by Mark for FamilyFriendlyGaming
Magician's Handbook II Blacklore is a hidden object game where we take on the role of an aspiring magician. Not one of those parlor trick ones either. We take on an occult kind of magician. This fairy guides us thanks to a magical book. Each of the eleven chapters are explains before we start. The storyline is progressed slowly through these.
The last few chapters in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore drag out extremely slowly. At that point I had lost all interest in finding the hidden keys. These keys give us wants, and additional powers like reveals. Each chapter provides the player five reveals. These are hints in case the player gets stuck.
There are many occult images in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore. Also images that could scare children. Certain screens in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore are dark. The music is moody to fit those dark images. We free fairies in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore. They diminish the power of the evil character in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore.
Who is this evil character? Blacklore. A dead pirate who comes back magically to imprison the fairies. They give him more power. We never find Blacklore, so I have no idea what his motives are, or what his evil plan was. We imprison him again, and all is well in this mystical land.
I will not spoil anymore plot points in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore. There are a few things of interest near the end that will warrant a player complete the game. The different game play modes can add additional challenges for those who want it difficult. Players are graded on each level. If you skip a puzzle then Magician's Handbook II Blacklore will drop your grade to a 'C'. As a reviewer I did not really care what my grade was. You may want to be the best you can be.
We have to go back to too many of the levels in Magician's Handbook II Blacklore. Some of the hidden objects are repeated. I would tap around at all the objects on the screen. Too many taps hurt my score, but I was more interested in completing it. Tapping around the screen would get me 80% of the items, and then I could look for the last few. I wish Magician's Handbook II Blacklore had shaken things up more. The occult stuff is not to my personal liking either. Ghosts are on a couple of the screens and are really freaky looking.
Family Friendly Factor: 58%
Publisher: G5 Entertainment
Rating: '4+' - 4+
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