Rekindle a century's old tale of love, revenge, and heartbreak in Margrave - The Curse of the Severed Heart Deluxe, a daughter's search for answers. Eager to find out more about her parents, Edwina Margrave returns to the cottage where she discovered that they died. When she arrives however, strange spirits and creatures abound, leading her to believe that Miss Thorn hides something.
follow Edwina on another eerie journey in this compelling hidden object adventure
search for answers to discover the truth about what happened to her parents
solve cryptic puzzles that link to form an even larger intriguing puzzle
enlist the aid of the spirit world with the help of Dream cards
I loved this one from beginning to end, as I did the last Margrave game I played. The blacksmiths daughter..I hope they keep making games like this...
fun2bewth | Added on: August 1, 2011
I loved this game; it was fun and had a good story line. The graphics were wonderful.
GGlovesalot | Added on: July 13, 2011
this is a great game. story line is compelling, great graphics, great and interesting puzzles. I want more like this
CharlieOldGal | Added on: September 28, 2011
Margrave 3 is okay, bordering on good, certainly decent enough for Funpass. However, the game was spoiled for me by a lagging cursor, this is the only game that I have this problem, so I don't know if it's me or the game. The graphics are up to standard but nothing flash, the story is slow but good enough to intrigue, especially when it seems all over, and then... all in all another one of many decent HO games offered here. The best thing about this game is its help feature. It does the usual point out the hidden items, but in the general play part it offers the best hints I've seen so far. "Beside a stone door guarded by 4 eyes, you will find a handle." Sounds a bit cryptic and spooky but in fact tells you quite exactly what you should do next. I loved it. Further, any serious brain strain can be handled by looking up the in-game strategy guide. Not a game I'd probably buy, because I'll probably not play it again, but it's worth a try. And I think it's pretty kid friendly too.
Overall Impression: a game worth checking into. The storyline was a little sketchy and confusing at times, but the gameplay was excellent. Media Description: The graphics were on the dark and eerie side, but they were beautifully drawn and weren't so dark you couldn't tell what was what. The voiceovers were superb, and the music helped set the mood rather than distracting from it. Storyline: In my opinion, this was the weakest area. There was a storyline developed through newspaper clippings and conversations, but it was more like a barebones story rather than a fleshed out one. I would have liked to have seen a little more development in this area. Gameplay: There were two levels of gameplay - casual and expert. I played the casual mode. It had sparkles to indicate the location of HO scenes and a short refill time for the hint system. According to the description, the expert mode has neither of those. Being an interactive-HOG/adventure blend with no teleporting map, there was a lot of going back and forth from one area to another in the game. Luckily there weren't a huge amount of screens you had to go through at any one time. HO Scenes: fairly reasonable junkpiles that were a bit challenging at times, but not extremely difficult. There no penalties for too many misclicks. Minigames/puzzles: The minigames fit into the story pretty well. They weren't very difficult, and they could be skipped after a few minutes. Hints: Not only were there an unlimited number of hints available, but the hint button could also be used to tell you what to do next. Will Probably Appeal to: people who like IHOG/Adventures and dark and eerie games Will Probably Not Appeal to: people who prefer to avoid occultic themes in their games
Hi you all, THIS GAME NEEDS NO WALKTHROUGH I recommend this game to everyone, who wants to give it a try with puzzles. If you want the game to be more challenging just don't use Hint and don't use the Strategy Guide. Hint Button: It is located at the far right side. It really gives you usable information, when you are stuck. Strategy Guide: The journal is located at the far left side, which is like an in build walkthrough. Inventory: You can hoover with the mouse over the items or documents and it shows you what it is. It has an egg at the left side of the Inventory, which you can click on; to toggle between the one part of objects and items and the other part of sketches and found documents. Hidden Objects: By using the Hint Button, at the HOGs there is a shadow coming up and in the circular head part you see the object you seek. Puzzles: When you are in a puzzle, instead of skipping it, go out of the puzzle by just clicking beside it. You can now use the hint button and it gives you a proper hint. If you still can't get the puzzle solved, just repeat this step and it will give you a further hint. Patterns, Recipes and Maps: You also don't have to take note of the things you come across, because Edwina makes sketches and places them into your inventory, which you always can access, also when you are in a puzzle. Just click on that specific document in your inventory (click on the egg, when you are in the object and item part to change the inventory view) and look it up. If you want to go back to the puzzle (which you have already opened in this case), just click beside the document. Tasks: When you are at a place, where you don't know what to do next, use the hint button and it will let you know, what the next task is. When you have finished the game an other game unlocks. You can access it in the menu at the right side: The Blacksmith's Revenge. Have fun with the game! Lagoona
Liked everything about this game - brilliant graphics, original storyline, entertaining mini-games, and finishes with a good bonus game. More like this one please!
Parker | Added on: December 15, 2012
This is the first time I have felt strongly enough to write a review on a purchased game. Was an absolute waste of my time and energy. There wasn't any rhyme or reason to the games, no real instructions/directions for mini puzzles. It just seemed to go on and on, back and forth. I was thinking of purchasing another Margrave game but after this one I will be deleting the trial version. Absolute rubbish!!
hammasu | Added on: September 13, 2011
Excellent game, challenging but not toooo much so you can relax and enjoy the story. Not too spooky and the characters are good. Loved the music!
uglyduckling1 | Added on: October 14, 2011
I loved everything about this game except the beginning story line. I'm not sure why we had to be introduced to the boyfriend who, once their phone conversation is over, isn't mentioned again or seen throughout the game. Other than that, this game was fun. I like a game that makes you think through things, and this one does. I'd recommend it to any of my friends who love hidden object games within a story.
gordis | Added on: July 15, 2011
I loved the story line and the scenes and everything about the game, I like the part where you have to use the cards, is somewhat hard that you don't get bored with it. I really recomend it.
AtlJO | Added on: July 11, 2011
This game was so much fun. I stayed up all night the first night I started playing it!
AidensCoolMom09 | Added on: July 5, 2011
I like this game alot.The graphics are great and so is the story line.
happy64 | Added on: July 6, 2011
At first I thought I was going to really like this game becasue it is the sort of game that I play a lot. However as the game went on I found it to be very confusing on where I had to go, I had to use my hint quite a few times. However I really loved the hidden object scenes I found them challenging because they blended in with their surroundings. The graphics and the story were very well done. Overall I am happy with this game.
Wonderful game! It has adventure, great graphics, interesting storyline, tricky navigation and some difficult HO scenes. I enjoyed playing this game and will highly recommend it for those who like more than your basic HO. At the end don't forget to play "Blacksmith's Revenge" which continues the story 2 years after. A great bonus!
ITgirl | Added on: July 5, 2011
I loved this game! The story line is fairly easy to follow. The hidden object scenes are difficult enough to be challenging, but not so difficult as to need a ton of clues. There is a strategy guide included, which I had to refer to a couple of times. But even if it's not needed, it's good to know that it's there. By the time the end of the game came, I was ready for it to be finished, but found that it didn't end too quickly. I hope there will be more games from these people.
Intriguing story, great graphics/music/sound, good HO and puzzles, plenty of tasks, good amount of playtime (have bonus play mode after finishing game). 1 thing that I don't like is that the characters, I would like a more comic version, but it's only my preference. If you get lost often, use the hint to lead you, it won't be consumed as long as there are no tasks/collectable objects at the current scene. Overall, this game is highly recommended, but not for young kids because of some scary graphics. Don't think I will replay it though, would be nicer if there were an unlimited HOG.
From the opening title and music, this game was a joy to play. After playing so many Hidden Object Games, they all seem to be alike. How many of the same objects can one look for? It can become monotonous. But then you find a game like this! I was thrilled to find that the puzzles were entirely unique to me -- and the story line was as well. I am off to see what else Inertia Software has to offer. In conclusion; if you love HOG's -- download this and enjoy.
I loved the graphics and the challenge of this game. It was great!
redaf | Added on: December 6, 2012
This is the second of the Margrave series I have played, going backwards. The Blacksmiths daughter was the first I had tried. I enjoyed the HO's for the same reasons, nice clear graphics, some items easy, some difficult, but not impossible. The mini games, the same. Made you think but could be mastered if you thought it through. The graphics are very well done and the hint system and strategy guide are great even if you don't need to use them as I have played a few games that I was unable to finish and there was no help whatsoever. The music throughout is nice and I have to admit to keeping the opening screen up just to hear the complete song. Same for the Blacksmiths daughter. One of my favorites in the game is using the dream cards, and in "daughter" the stones. I enjoyed this one and thought to try the earlier Margrave games as well, but not sure since the reviews are not too encouraging. I can however say, though this one was not as involved as Blacksmiths daughter, it was a nice gaming experience.