Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish

  • Explore a city obsessed with evil shadows
  • Solve unique and interesting puzzles
  • Rich and fascinating gameplay
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Min System request
  • OS : Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
  • CPU : 1.4 GHz
  • Memory : 1024
  • DiretX : 8.0
  • Hard driver (MB) : 837

Review for game Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish

Take a journey as a Hunter of Darkness in The Theatre of Shadows: As You Wish! The Hunter of Darkness is wandering the Earth and answering the call of distress when evil invades where it’s not welcome. His ring leads him to the Theatre of Shadows. There he meets the owner of the theatre, Donna, whose husband, Nicholas, is possessed by a dark force that came from a magic shadow puppet. Save Nicholas and capture the dark force before it releases dark shadows from another dimension!

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Genre : Puzzle

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Date release

August 9, 2012

Game Rank

2788 points

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A beautiful and challenging HOAG
August 13, 2012

I have said it before and I say it again: people should not be allowed to send in reviews based on a demo. I had read all the bad reviews of this game and really hesitated to purchase it. But then again, I was intrigued, and having a free credit, I said to myself: "Why not?", and oh my, how glad I am I did it, because this is a very good game. OK, the cutscenes are blurry, so what? I don't mind, as long as the graphics of the game are good, and these are GORGEOUS. Bright and saturated with colour, sharp and neat, detailed to the highest degree... yes, the graphics are absolutely fantastic. Yes, the game could do with VO's... their absence is a - minor - setback. On the other hand, the soundtrack is beautiful; nice, soothing background music which nevers annoys. Challengewise, the game has what it needs to keep your braincells at work. There are few HOS and they are easily doable. The puzzles are nice and innovative. Just try to figure out what it's all about, and if you can't figure it out for yourself, just hit the HELP button to get the necessary instructions. As for those critics who say that the active zones are too small, well, I don't know what they expect. Maybe they want active zones that stretch over 1 yard beyond the object? About the HINT button, well, I didn't even need any hints to keep me going through the game... just use your brains! So, what else? Well, nothing really ... HOS lovers and those who don't want to use their brains, should not buy this game. Adventure game lovers and those who are not afraid to train their brain cells, go for it! I have played over 400 games from BF and this is one of the best.

Bought after 30 Minutes
August 8, 2012

Thank goodness, the cut scenes are not those overdeveloped interruptions currently in vogue that do little more than stop the action and interfere with the game play. Another plus, no voice overs so the readable bits can be clicked through at your own pace. Lots to do and much of it different (in fact, I used the hint button--which refills quickly--quite a lot in the beginning just to get a feel for how the game was played.) Best of all, it's not a "Collector's Edition" which means you don't have to waste space on stuff I suspect a lot of players never use. Great fun so far, and I expect it will only get better.

Challenging & Fun
August 8, 2012

A challenging and fun game. Clear graphics that fill my 22" screen. No technical issues. Engaging story and I am happy there are no voice overs! Not too easy and the hints are helpful but not spoilers. Enjoying playing it.

Excellent Interactive Hidden Object Game
August 8, 2012

Wonderful game with an interesting storyline. The graphics are excellent and the music is peaceful. The gameplay flows well. Hint system is excellent. You do have to think, but that makes the game that much more enjoyable. There is an interactive map that allows you to move from one scene to another easily. Different game modes are available to player of any skill level. Not the same old hidden object game. Definitely worth a demo and the price of a standard game. Thanks BF for this gem!

August 12, 2012

It's so nice to have an SE that's better than most CE's lately. This game is a near-perfect HOPA. The pacing is excellent - not too many H0's, plenty of puzzles, and a several different side-stories that unfold throughout. There is some back-tracking but it is only excessive if you've overlooked something and a quick travel map takes away most frustration. Best of all, there is a range of challenge. There are very tricky puzzles and very simple ones (although the simple ones are usually connected to a more complex task.) many of the puzzles are unique and rely on logic more than just flipping levers or sliding boxes. Inventory items make sense without being too obvious. H0 scenes are challenging but there are not too many of them and they very rarely repeat, so they aren't boring. It's also very long. I played on hard mode with no hints or walk-through. The game took me nearly eight hours over three days. (YMMV) I was stuck a few times but a careful review of the environment would sort it out. After the last Surface game, I was ready to give up on HOPA's all together. This game made me glad that I didn't.

Imaginative, engrossing, fun
August 8, 2012

Having played the demo, I immediately purchased. This is one of those exquisite little gems that Felix quietly drops into the pond on occasion. The developers put a lot of time and effort into this. The graphics are lovely and crisp, the mini-games will "agitate the little gray cells" (they can be skipped), there is an interactive map, three difficulty levels to choose from, a task list in the lower left corner, and a hint system that comes in very handy. There are no voice overs; but if we had those, it would probably have been presented as a CE. You can adjust the music (it is quite nice), the effects and environment volumes. The mini-games all have clear instructions (just click the "Help" button in the lower right corner). When you are in a regular location (not HOS), the Hint button will tell you if you have something to do; and put a circle around the spot. The dialogue is kept to the level of just enough to help you understand what is going on, but can be skipped. The hour for the demo slipped by very quickly because you will find yourself caught up as soon as you accomplish your first small task. I scrolled through the walkthrough when I finished the demo, and there will probably be about another five hours play for me. (I did not skip any mini-games.) Thanks to Vogat for developing a beautiful game, and to Felix for bringing it to us fishies.

Just might be the best game of the year!
August 10, 2012

My favorite game in quite a long time. The length is worthy of a CD, the hint system gives good guidance without unnecessary hand holding, the puzzles are a mix of old friends and new, many with a twist. I love that each chapter was as equally complex as the previous one. The graphics are lovely and clear, the HOS are well composed, partially interactive, and don't dominate the game play. An excellent offering by a trusted developer!

Not What I Expected
August 8, 2012

I read the revieww and thought uh oh a game with a poor hint button. It worked out just fine. The hint button indicated the area I could work on when I had the item available to connect it with. The game was very busy and I do not mind a full items bar. I like how I had to open something to get to a HO scene and the puzzles were cute. I will be buying this game. The graphics were great. I hope the Collectors addition allows the people to be heard when they talk. The sentences read a little to quick on one or two areas where I had no control of how long to read. Also a journal is handy at times though I rarely use them. The map was okay and the task menu was good to have on hand. Beautiful, fun game.

VERY good game, and VERY addictive.
August 9, 2012

Okay, the story might be a LITTLE hard to follow, but the game is STILL a great game. You can still figure out what's going on as you play the game more and more. And I loved that there are SO many people that you have to help in order to get to the end. Most games I've played, only give you a few people to do stuff to, to get to the end. But this one, had SO many. And the hint button charged really fast (if you click to play the easier challenge). Anyways, this is DEFINITELY a game worth getting. The ending leaves you to suspect that they're going to come out with a sequel, because the main character says at the end, that she's being called for help from someone else. They had BETTER come out with sequels to this game. Because I'll be SO mad if they don't, and SOON. I intend to buy the sequels if they come out with them.

August 10, 2012

WOW...I just finished playing this entire game, and it was wonderful! I was so excited that the standard edition came out first, and boy, do you get your money's worth! The graphics are EXCELLENT and the hidden object scenes are beautiful. There aren't actually many HO scenes, this is mainly an adventure/puzzle game. The hint button fills quickly. I admit, the puzzles were a bit hard for me, but thank goodness the SKIP button was fast. The storyline was great, I hardly ever knew what was going to happen next. Do yourself a favor and at least give the game a trial try !!!

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