Jan 1, 2012
User review by gobaba
Another beautiful but vapid offering from ERS featuring the sequel to Curse of The Full Moon, with sumptuous graphics, a bland, clear story, repetitive music, an annoyingly clanging inventory, and just average adventure challenge. The HO scenes are many and hideous junkpiles, with some interactive bits. The puzzles are mostly easy, a couple slightly intermediate. There are a few voice-overs with mostly amateurish voice-acting.
You're charged with finding the formula that will save Count de la Pere's daughter from becoming a werewolf. There's some mild interference by the werewolf mother, but most of the adventure takes place at de la Pere's crib, a large castle. There's three modes of play, hints refill very slowly in expert, hints only are useful in HO scenes or say There's Nothing To Do Here, and there's no map. HO scenes are re-used frequently. Cutscenes are brief and done well.
Compared to the first Shadow Wolf Mysteries, I would say this is not as good. The main game lasts about 4 hours, the bonus game less than one. Neither has a very satisfying conclusion, and it promises a sequel. Also included in the CE are the SG, wallpapers, music, screensavers, concept art, and link to Big Fish forums. If you're fond of ERS games or this series, I'd say the SE is enough. Otherwise, I'd seriously consider spending your money on a better game. 3.6 stars