Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride from Artifex Mundi. Grim Legends is a fairy tale adventure game that just launched on Xbox One, alongside Grim Legends 3 on Steam. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride
Artifex Mundi is known for its hidden object puzzle adventure games (HOPA) that mix traditional adventure gameplay with loads of puzzles and hidden object searches. Several of these games have arrived on Xbox One so far, including Clockwork Tales, Enigmatis, and Nightmares from the Deep. Now the first game in the Grim Legends series arrives as well.
Grim Legends puts players in the middle of a fairy tale adventure filled with mystery. At the start of the game, the protagonist and her father are traveling across the countryside to attend a wedding. Suddenly, a gigantic bear attacks their carriage and nearly sends them all falling to their doom. As the two travels recover, we see a number of magical talismans strewn about the area. What are the locals trying to protect against?
Once they arrive at the wedding, the monstrous bear attacks again and kidnaps the bride-to-be. Our heroine must accompany the fiancé on a journey to rescue his bride and stop the mysterious bear once and for all.
Like most Artifex Mundi titles, The Forsaken Bride is a hidden object puzzle adventure game. Players will navigate a variety of well-illustrated environments, interacting with various objects to solve puzzles and move the story along.
At various intervals throughout the game, hidden objects puzzles will challenge players as well. You know how these work – you'll have to find all of the objects from a list amidst a crowded scene. The Grim Legends games dole their hidden object scenes out less frequently than some hidden object titles, and you can even opt to play a domino puzzle game instead if hidden object searches don't suit your tastes.
Watch us play Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride to see the first chapter in a sprawling fairytale saga!
Grim Legends 3: The Dark City
Whereas Xbox One gamers are just diving into the first Grim Legends, the third game in the series has just arrived on Steam.
Grim Legends 3 stars Sylvia, an amnesiac who travels to a dark gothic city with her master Solomon. There they must capture a thief who has taken a precious artifact for himself. Along the way, hopefully Sylvia can recover her memory and stop the forces of darkness that threaten the city…
- 36 atmospheric hand-painted locations!
- Test yourself in 36 mini-games and hidden object scenes!
- Help the estranged lovers in bonus adventure!
- Examine and put together useful items!
Check back soon for detailed Grim Legends 3 impressions!
We streamed Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 game codes:
- 10 Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride for Xbox One
- 10 Grim Legends 3: The Dark City for Steam
See the contest winners at the end of this article.
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These guys and gals are going to rescue their sister from a bear!
Grim Legends for Xbox One
Grim Legends 3 for Steam
Tonight's prizes provided by Artifex Mundi. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!