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[PS3 Review] Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign

One of the most impressive hidden-object adventure games ever made, now available in the PlayStation®Store in a sumptuous high-definition edition! Help out James Voodoo as he investigates mysterious attacks through the forsaken hamlet of Ravenhill, the wealthy city of Richtown, and a variety of breathtaking sceneries inspired by major fiction genres: adventure, film noir, thriller, steam punk, and more!

Key features:

– Sumptuous HD 1080p graphics
– More than 50 breathtaking scenes to investigate
– 15 hidden-object scenes, with hundreds of hidden objects to spot
– 13 puzzle games
– A captivating story told through voice acting, animations and cut scenes
– Over 15 atmospheric music tracks
– Support for PlayStation®Move controllers (DUALSHOCK® controllers also supported)
– 1 or 2 players.

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign was originally released on PC and has finally been ported over to the PS3. You play as James Voodoo, a private investigator that has been hired to unravel the mystery of the death of the richest person in Richtown (well, duh!) who apparently was cursed during one of his many trips to uncover hidden and lost artifacts.

Thanks to support for the PlayStation Move controller, you can easily control the pointer while searching for clues and items every step of the way. The game has two different types of gameplay mechanics to move the story along, and players will be tasked either with solving puzzles or with taking part in “hidden object” sets where a list will let you know what needs to be found to progress so that you can be rewarded with a special item once you’ve found everything on the list.

On occasions, the hidden object games can be very hard since some of the objects you must find might be the same color as the background or the decorative items of a set, but luckily you can use hints that immediately tell you where something is hidden. You’re rewarded with extra hints every time you complete one of the main puzzles for each of the chapters in the game, so be sure to save those until you HAVE to use them, or else you run the risk of being stuck when a hidden object puzzle shows up, and you can’t find the last one.

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign is a good port of the PC original. Since it has PlayStation Move Support, it is very easy to control. There is enough content here to validate your purchase, especially if you like hidden object and puzzle games. The loading times can be a bit long but are not a deal-breaker.

[review score=”75″ pros=”Easy to understand.

PlayStation Move Support.
Several Puzzles” cons=”Load times are a bit high.”]


This review is based on a PS3 copy of Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign provided by Sanuk Games