Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers Collector's Edition drops you into a bone-chilling supernatural mystery set in a once peaceful community now beset by evil forces.
When Ethan Black's bride-to-be is kidnapped right before his eyes by sinister shadowy figures known as the Faceless Ones, he sets out on a desperate search to find his beloved and uncover the truth behind her disappearance.
This special collector's edition includes a bonus prequel chapter to dive deeper into the occult origins of the calamity that has befallen the town. With extended gameplay and extras like wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, and more, this game provides a thrilling and immersive experience from start to finish!
What sets Sins of the Fathers apart from other hidden object games is the masterful depth of its storytelling! Side quests featuring fascinating characters add rich detail to the history of the city you explore and the events leading up to its destruction. Artfully animated comic panels move the multilayered narrative forward with each new clue you uncover.
The haunting yet beautiful visuals also stand out, with highly stylized environments saturated in moody darkness or erupting with intense color and light. The designers squeeze the full power out of the game engine to depict a city beset by malevolent supernatural forces. Even simple hidden object scenes feel amped up and full of drama within this stricken landscape.
Of course, compelling storytelling and visuals alone don't make a great hidden object adventure. The hidden object scenes themselves need to draw you in and challenge you. Sins of the Fathers delivers here as well, with effectively designed scenes that maximize the creep factor of your hunt for clues in the decimated city.
The environments are bursting at the seams with various things that reinforce the creepy atmosphere - broken dolls, strange machinery, mysterious artifacts and occult paraphernalia. Scouring these cluttered spaces for a list of key items necessary to progress tests your observation skills and sharp focus.
The hidden object scenes in Sins of the Fathers truly excel in immersing you in the environment so essential objects don't artificially stand out. Things like lighting, depth effects and object detail make even distinguishable items blend into the background until you scan closely. Some objects even intentionally camouflage themselves like a bottle hiding in a hollow log or a gear concealed inside a wall clock. This makes poking through every corner deeply satisfying.
Some searches require using found items to reveal or access the objects you seek, like a flashlight to illuminate a dark space. Interactive clues can provide hot and cold feedback to point you closer or further from your target based on your movements. Assembling puzzle boxes, mapping out mazes and manipulating mechanisms provide interactive alternatives to static scenes.
The Collector's Edition has even more content to explore after finishing the main game. An exclusive bonus chapter advances the story prior to the events of Chapter 1, revealing more history about the Faceless Ones and the city's downfall. This thrilling prequel whets your appetite for a potential sequel.
On top of the extra chapter, Dark Strokes: Sins Of The Fathers Collectors Edition also give you access to an expanded soundtrack, concept art, wallpapers, replayable hidden object scenes, strategy guides, and more. These bonuses spotlight just how much creative talent and effort went into constructing Sins of the Fathers' immersive world and addictive gameplay.