||(Win95/Win3.1) (Retail) (SHIVERS2PR)
Ages: 13 to adult
Unmask the Evil of an Ancient Curse
...and another corpse.
I'm convinced that someone or something is after me. I'll see a movement in
the shadows, or feel a breath on my neck. But then it's gone. Whatever it is,
it's lurking near - waiting for me.
I've uncovered another piece to this puzzle. But am reluctant to write it
here. Since you're reading this, you've ignored my warnings to leave - but I
beg you - get out of Cyclone now! Must go - someone's com............
in the eye.
Visions 360's panoramic views aid your search by smoothly
scanning in all directions.
your path wisely.
Surprisingly different endings - and puzzles that change
for each game - deliver the ultimate in replayability.
Chat on the Internet with other players during your game. Redesign
puzzles and share them with others on-line.
Original soundtrack music, rock videos, and directionally
specific sound-effects are all integral to the mystery - and its solution.
486DX/2 66 (Pentium preferred), 12 MB RAM (16MB preferred), mouse, SVGA
640x480@256 colors, 2x CD-ROM (4x preferred), 100% SoundBlaster compatible
soundcard w/DAC. Internet: 14400 BPX modem, 32 bit Internet service provider
required for Internet options.
Review by Rosemary Young
"Harvest of Souls is a bundle of fun, it's especially suitable for players
who love puzzling. I was waiting for it impatiently and the wait was well worth
it. It even provides options for you to connect to the Internet and play along
with your friends, as well as to redesign some of the puzzles. The game area is
almost full screen and it has smooth scrolling and text throughout. There is
also good news for those of us who really enjoy 'suffering' and like things to
be as difficult as possible. You can switch off the 'smart cursor' so that
significant objects in the game world are not conveniently flagged. Full marks
to the designers for including this feature, although the interface lacks
action icons to enable you to either 'look' at things or manipulate them.
"Really, it's great. It has my approval.
And I haven't made one serious complaint
I'll have to remedy that
forthwith. Sadly, I do have to say that there is something to report in this
respect, a triple whammy that appears late in the game. Not only is there a
timed puzzle, but it appears immediately after a disk swap and a cut sequence
that can't be skipped
and there is no option for saving. Miss out on
this puzzle and you won't get the happy ending. To try again means two disk
changes and watching the cut scene once more, so if it takes a few tries it
will test your patience."
Computer Shopper, September 1997
"True horror, as any film buff can tell you, is more psychological than
visceral. Grossing people out is easy - giving them a genuine case of the
creeps takes real skill. That's precisely what makes Shivers Two: Harves of
Souls such a rare treat. This bone-chilling graphic adventure tingles the
senses and challenges the mind.
"The setting is Cyclone, Ariz., proudly known as the 'most desolate town in
the world.' Your mission is to uncover the whereabouts of your friends, members
of an alternative rock band, who disappeared while shooting a music video in
Cyclone. Clues abound, though they're often hidden among the town's deserted
buildings or closely guarded by the oddball residents."
"Boasting three completely different endings, Shivers Two has tremendous
replay value. The 3-D environment could have afforded a bit more leg room, but
the overall game play is intelligent, extremely challenging, and truly
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