Phantasmat: Mournful Loch

Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next chilling installment of Phantasmat! Welcome to Scotland, home of Logan's Castle! Your archaeological project takes a dangerous turn when your boat capsizes in the loch! But this is no mere accident. Mysterious phantoms roam the grounds trying to protect the Logan family's secret. Can you uncover a powerful artifact and escape the grounds in time? Find out in this spine-tingling hidden-object puzzle adventure!

The chambers in the castle struck the perfect balance between majesty and decrepitude. It was awesome. You move between rooms, picking stuff up, using inventory items, interacting with NPCs. The graphics were great and the mini puzzles were good. I completed some of the HOGs easily in less than a minute, and the mini games were similarly simple. It is no original Phantasmat, but that doesn't mean that it's not entertaining. There are many passages and rooms to explore in this once solidly built, cavernous castle, that's now cracking in places. From there, it's obvious that things have taken a dark turn. A little bit spooky and a lot of fun. No, it's not like the original Phantasmat. NPCs are well-drawn on the most part , but not fully animated, and the dialogue animations are a little stilted. They become harder as the game progresses, for the most part. In this series:. There are a couple of egregious examples of this, which really made me miss the light touch of earlier games.

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From now on, I'll be playing all games with headphones, and I recommend that you do too. Despite several attempts, none of the Phantasmat sequel was able to truly capture uniqueness of the original Phantasmat game. I have mixed feelings about this one. I had a lot of fun playing this game! I actually think this was the best game I have played. Further, the puzzles are a nice mix of simpler ones and more complex ones, all are nicely tied to the theme of the game. Every environment was immersive as if I was really there. I retract nearly everything I said in my CE review after completing both main and bonus games. The main attraction of the CE is, of course, the bonus chapter. There are many passages and rooms to explore in this once solidly built, cavernous castle, that's now cracking in places. The Phantasmat series is back and is more haunting than ever. Review based on completed game. I didn't know there was a collectors edition; wish I had bought that instead.

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The plot was rushed and pretty shallow, and there were War Chess a couple new scenes. Again, though, the design is a bit disappointing after playing the previous instalments of the Phantasmat series. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. The HO sequences and mini-puzzles are the usual mixed bag but, again, Eipix puts a nice spin on most of them. Oh well, at least the developer tried for some verisimilitude. One of the reasons I love this series is because the storylines Mourful always really good, and original, and I never know if I'm alive, or dead! Date published: I see myself playing Mahjong Stories: Vampire Romance Phantasmat: Mournful Loch. The backstories are, mostly, the best bit of the game — though that tells you something about my tastes, to be honest. I thought it was fun. There are four difficulty levels, including Custom yay! I wish there were more hidden object scenes and puzzles but overall definitely worth playing. I liked both aspects of Pahntasmat: story, but I struggled to see how they fit together.

I completed some of the HOGs easily in less than a minute, and the mini games were similarly simple. All in all, a quite enjoyable game and one I'll use a token to get. They become harder as the game progresses, for the most part. The main attraction of the CE is, of course, the bonus chapter. The Phantasmat series is back and is more haunting than ever. When the queen appeared, I actually OMG'd out loud, she was so creepy. He who dares to enter, will surely perish, after all, several have tried and failed to return! Lots of natural colors with seaweed green to convey the dark, the rock and the general "moody-gloom" of the place. Storyline aside, the game is beautifully designed. Presentations included all morphing objects which I love , find and replace storybook, silhouettes, patterns to match, related pairs, matching pairs, and all of one type. The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by robotics1 from Really enjoyed it!

The game adopts the typical HOPA template, with a slightly heavier emphasis on backtracking. Even so, it didn't take anything away from the game. The opening teaser sequence is hPantasmat: little gory, but so much as to be over the Knight Solitaire 3. You are able to roam freely to all scenes throughout the game. What was the significance of the clock?


What was he trying to achieve? I'd tried to play this game before, but had always lost interest. The bonus content includes replays on HOGs and mini-games, and a second chance to find any collectibles you missed first time round. The Patrick subplot in Behind the Mask was just too inexplicable for me. Inventory items were, on the whole, used intuitively — though I was frustrated with finding that a fountain pen was intended to lever open a drawer at one point, and the bonus chapter gets more convoluted and unclear about next steps. The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed. There is very little story development going on in the game. But just a bit; this is an original plot. Audio wise, there is nothing to complain about — the voice-acting is excellent and the soundtracks are fittingly creepy. The entire Logan family was brutally murdered and their family artifact was stolen, an artifact so valuable, they were willing to sacrifice their lives. Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. The Mini Games range from simple to complex, many of which are new or different versions.

11 thoughts on “Phantasmat: Mournful Loch

  1. I decided to try once more, and what a good job I did!! But just a bit; this is an original plot. Firstly, there were morphing objects and collectibles. A little bit spooky and a lot of fun.

  2. However, the game could benefit from some more variety regarding its color palette, because all of the scenes sort of blend together after a while. Also, in this Phantasmat, I found there was nothing I had to skip to avoid feeling uncomfortable and the general feel of the game was a supernatural-fantasy game rather than horror. I usually skip the puzzles as I can't be bothered with them; I want to get on with the game but some did get me engaged.

  3. I'd tried to play this game before, but had always lost interest. Thanks, Eipix! No one knows what became of the artifact, but if your suspicions are correct, it may be in the loch that surrounds the castle grounds. I feel like this is quite a critical review, so I do want to say that I did enjoy the game.

  4. One of the reasons I love this series is because the storylines are always really good, and original, and I never know if I'm alive, or dead! From now on, I'll be playing all games with headphones, and I recommend that you do too. The graphics, sounds and voice-overs are excellent, as is usual with Eipix games.

  5. The chambers in the castle struck the perfect balance between majesty and decrepitude. Audio wise, there is nothing to complain about — the voice-acting is excellent and the soundtracks are fittingly creepy. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by childofgod4 from Best game I've played in a long time. I love the Phantasmat games and this one was no exception.

  6. I liked both aspects of the story, but I struggled to see how they fit together. NPCs are well-drawn on the most part , but not fully animated, and the dialogue animations are a little stilted. I thought it was fun. The HO sequences and mini-puzzles are the usual mixed bag but, again, Eipix puts a nice spin on most of them. However, the original also excelled in storytelling, something that Mournful Loch fails at.

  7. I think they made it a bit predictable about what may happen or what led to the massacre. There's no slump after the demo, the good stuff just keeps coming. I liked both aspects of the story, but I struggled to see how they fit together. The plot develops at such a slow pace that it is easy to lose interest before an important plot-point is revealed. Review based on completed game.

  8. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1 Press arrows to move the tiles and arrange them so they match the clue shown. I see myself playing this again. Things begin in an unsettling way, but soon get a bit darker. This latest sequel, Mournful Loch, definitely has a great setting, which gives off a sense of abandonment just as in the original game. I wish there were more hidden object scenes and puzzles but overall definitely worth playing.

  9. Really well done. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by denniann2 from another great HO game in the series you are at logan's castle in scotland. I had a lot of fun playing this game!

  10. This latest sequel, Mournful Loch, definitely has a great setting, which gives off a sense of abandonment just as in the original game. I really enjoyed playing it. The amount of time you spend with Claude is much longer — and more developed — than the time you spend with Lisbeth. You can also replay Match-3 for a while, if you fancy it.

  11. Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by MsPeanut from interesting, unusual story was a little too graphic and disturbing for me. No one knows what became of the artifact, but if your suspicions are correct, it may be in the loch that surrounds the castle grounds. As always, play the demo and decide for yourself.

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