Join Cate West for another exciting hidden object mystery in Cate West - The Velvet Keys Deluxe. Search spectacular settings for hidden clues, solve challenging puzzles, examine the memories of victims, and more in 12 riveting chapters of original gameplay. help solve the mystery of Cate West - The Velvet Keys Deluxe before it's too late!
this game kept me so involved I did not want to stop... Love it
mmij58 | Added on: July 8, 2009
I liked this much better than Cate West - Vanishing Files. There is a bigger variety of puzzles and cool mini hidden object puzzles in each chapter. My only problem, as with so many Hidden object games, is that it just ended. You work through the entire game to get the Velvet keys and when you get the final one, the game just ends. I think if they had had a really good HARD puzzle at the end of the game would have almost been perfect. Oh, and there are some typos in the spelling of some of the objects that I thought was kind of comical.
Very enjoyable game. The options of the modes nice. The timed mode is nice not too quick. Items to find nice mix nottoo easy or hard. The mini puzzles interesting as well. I like the fact that how you score determines the endings.
Room333 | Added on: July 31, 2009
I liked playing this game because of the mix of things to do. Some puzzles you have to really think thru and you can't move on until you solve. I thought the hardest ones were, gettting the key out of the box (no hints). I played in relaxed mode so I would be more involved with the story and not just rush to get finished with each scene. Cate's clues will continue! Awaiting to see what the next chapter will bring...
chrystinah5 | Added on: February 5, 2010
This is a long mystery story with 12 Chapters. The ending depends on how high your score is. I got the second best ending, and was told to re-play the game, and get my score highter, and I will have the best ending to this Mystery Story. I played in relaxed-mode, but timed mode would have made my score lower. It has revival of the dead people, and a psychic that works together with a local cop named Nina, to solve this mystery. If your child is not bothered by realistic looking ghosts, gunshots, dead people, and can solve mysteries by putting puzzles together, matching scenery, finding objects from a list, matching broken objects, and item pieces, and many brainteasers, then your kid probably could play this game, but, I would ONLY allow an older child to play, if it were my child. This game was hard for an adult to play, but the story could be hard for little children to understand, or make sense of. Mostly, this game is for an adult to play. I may re-play this game, in the future, to get a better ending. I know another sequal will be arriving, soon. It kind of says this in the ending of the story. Different endings at the end, based on score, is what I like! Hope this review helps! Please, rate it helpful, ONLY if it does.
Another great from Cate. Enough going on to keep you from getting bored. Not just a simple click and find game - you have to use your brain too. Clear graphics and nice storyline.
Juliet | Added on: June 28, 2010
I had to give this game 5 stars because I finished it, which is rare for a hidden object game - I usually get bored and quit before then. However, the story line, as mystic and convoluted as it was, made me want to see how it all turned out (I got the best ending, but I do wonder what the lesser endings were. I'm not going to play again poorly to find out). If you are a person who cares about story lines, you might want to start with the first Cate West. This is not a kids game, unless your kid can identify a wide variety of deities, landmarks, flowers, dogs, and fruit, the flags of the world, do math problems, and generally knows the difference between a kendo sword and a katana. I kept having to leave the game to do a google image search to get a clue as to what I was looking for, and a few times I hit the hint button not so much to find out where an object was, but what it was. Over all, it was a good long game for the money, and I managed to learn a few things in the process, which is a lot, considering I'm a college-educated grandma. It's probably one of the best HOGs I've played.
I didnt like this one.The hidden pictures were great but the whole death thing and bringing bodies back to life was not kid friendly or my thing
Silent | Added on: December 1, 2009
Quick! If you hear a gunshot and someone shout, where do you run? If you answered "In the general direction of away.", you may wish to try another hidden object game with a slightly stronger story behind it. If you answered "Towards the noise. I might be able to catch the dastardly criminal!", welcome to Cate West, The Velvet Keys. This HOG has good visuals and forces the player to be careful when looking. Click randomly on a scene too many times and you'll be penalized for it. But the game goes way beyond just finding the hidden goodies. How about tearing the object you are looking for into pieces and forcing you to find all the bits? Or halving an object, placing each halve in two separate places, and forcing you to find both? As well, assorted memory, sliding box, recognition, and other brain teasers keep the game fresh and the action moving. So why only three stars? Well, it'd be four if the story was better, five if it was on par with some of the more suspenseful titles. But if you are going to try and make sense this convoluted muddle, I wish you luck. Cate and her friend/partner Ben head off to investigate a murder where the body has not decomposed and there are no marks on it. They believe the culprit to be recently escaped villain Wesley and are being aided by a local cop named Nina. From here, things get weird. If you have trouble dealing with psychic abilities or raising the dead, you might want to bail out now. More bodies start turning up and there is nothing really to connect the crimes except that you are the one investigating them. By finding alarm clocks and avocados in dense piles of ivy. Contrived? Sure, but what HOG isn't? When the story starts to reach its climax though, you are going to be staring at your computer going, "What, WHAT?" as the slightly warped reality of the game takes a left at "Oh, come on!" and doesn't look back. So, to sum up, this is a fun and neat game with a story that belongs on a Saturday morning anime show. It tries to be suspenseful, it really does, but its attempts only come off as silly. However, the folks who made this game took the time to craft something that will give hidden object fans something to delight in despite the spelling errors and fabricated drama. And if you like this kind of story, then go forth, good reader! May you find the fiend and bring him to justice!
This was a good game to play it took me less than 5 hours to complete. I like to play games with mixed reviews. The story line is okay. If you get offended with bringing people back to life than this isn't a game for you.
mrsbetty | Added on: July 1, 2010
I love this game. It is challenging but not so much to get you discouraged. The story line was fun and the puzzles were great also. I've played it twice so far and each time it had different objects to find.
Harlowe1962 | Added on: March 23, 2011
This is one of the best games I have played. I played the untimed version and only used 2 hints the entire game. I got the 2nd best ending. I skipped most of the mini games so I didn't get those points. There were some very unique hidden objects I had never seen used before. I really enjoyed this game.
DarkDragon | Added on: March 21, 2011
The story is good, though I won't say it's the best like the advertisement claimed. The whole bringing bodies back to life is kind of laughable to me. Still, I like the HOs and puzzles, well enough and not too discouragingly hard. I don't think this is a kid-friendly game, since it's pretty much involve ghosts, bodies, and killing (though they are not actually dead). Overall, it is a nice game, but not a must have or anything. I have Fun Pass, so I don't mind playing it. But I will reconsider if I intend to buy this game.
This started out to be a interesting game but the same "deaths" occurred over and over again, and you had to find miniscule objects in the same old tired locations, and it just became very boring. I didn't finish because I just couldn't start looking for things that were so tiny I had to use a magnifying glass!
Shilo | Added on: September 4, 2012
I like HOG's, especially ones with interesting minigames, so I was in hog heaven (pun intended) for about the first half of this game. Then suddenly I realized that absolutely nothing was new or different, and that I was just playing the same screens and minis over and over and over and over again. I started to wonder if this thing had a conclusion, or any kind of plot advancement at all. I'm on Chapter 9 and I am doing the exact same stuff i was doing in Chapter 1, and 2, and 3, and 4....you get the idea. Solving the case of Victim #9 is the same as solving the case for Victim #1, and the others in between. At this point, all of the mini puzzles have been played before, and the game has become excrutiatingly boring. It's a shame that a game that started so well has to end so badly.