Nightmares from the Deep 2 is 80% Off for a Limited Time

Nightmares from the Deep 2 is 80% Off for a Limited Time

May 25, 2015

Nightmares from the Deep 2 (styled Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call on the Amazon Appstore) is going on sale for a limited time.

This hidden object game is free to download; the full version can be obtained via in-app purchase. For the duration of this promotion, the full version unlock costs only $0.99.

Excerpts from the press release:

When Sarah Black, the curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a mysterious package, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. As she begins to remove an artifact from the package, assailants instantly descend on the museum and snatch it. In disbelief, Sarah realizes that yet again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep! Soon she finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing village with an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the town’s other denizens are gradually turning into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures. And that this curse was cast by none other than Mayor Murray and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones! Answer the siren’s call to save this beleaguered village and defeat Davy Jones, Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken!

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call is filled with suspense and intrigue. It brims with interactive mini-games, diverse puzzles and dynamic hidden object scenes. Silhouette type scenes hide a few items that are parts of puzzles and help you find other hidden items on the same scenes. In the end of each search you’ll get a tool that is crucial for further progress. This sequel also offers you mahjong mini-game as an alternative to regular hidden object scenes. Stunning artwork and pleasant voiceovers contribute to the compelling atmosphere. Spiced up with a breathtaking story line that combines mythology with modern characters, Nightmares from the Deep 2 will catch your attention immediately and guarantee an unforgettable gaming experience.

Key Features:

Thrilling storyline and awesome artwork
48 enigmatic locations
Over 400 objects to find
20 hidden object scenes
28 amazingly diverse mini-games
30 fantastic achievements

We had an opportunity to review the game a while back, and liked the form.

Hurry though; this deal is live now and ends on May 31st, 2015.

[Our Review]

Nightmare from the Deep 2 Review

Nightmare from the Deep 2 Review

Feb 5, 2014

Sarah Black is back in Nightmares from the Deep 2

It’s an immersive adventure; continued investigation and puzzle solving is pretty much a continual goal. The backstory is core to the saga; it continues from the first iteration, except that Davy Jones somehow takes a back seat to the dastardly Mayor Murray. Our heroine is called to save Calliope, who the Mayor had imprisoned, and use to Giudici his Kraken-summoning powers. Of course, the Mayor threatens the town’s future by doing what all sea-faring villains do: he made a deal with Mr Jones.

The game, in tried and true G5 fashion, gets right to the action. Using intro cutscenes that do a good job of serving as a tutorial, we are thrown into intrigue; using intricate artwork, the fantasy story comes to life. The game uses g51visual cues to help spot “hot” areas that have information and/or tools that can be used to access other objects. An interesting post is the puzzle within a puzzle…within another puzzle. In other words, solving one quest sometimes leads to another problem, which then requires something else… a hidden object quiz, or a step-by-step interactive problem solver perhaps. Every now and then, there’s a scrambled picture to be rearranged a diary be parsed through.

Solving quests generally demands a good deal of patience and a willingness to explore, as some solutions are immediate or straightforward, and might entail backtracking and solving a new puzzles to obtain a pertinent clue or tool needed to solve the initial puzzle. For the genuinely stumped, there is a generous, rechargeable hint button, as well as a diary to monitor quests and inventory.

Cool graphics and involved gameplay aside, this probably not a game for quick-hitters; it’s almost way too involved to play casually. Unlike some hidden object games, there is more or less enough intrigue and diversity of puzzles that the complexity shouldn’t be too off-putting. I hope.

It’s a great game to try, but note that taking Sarah all the way through the game will cost a few bucks via in-app purchase. It’s more engaging than one might guess, but it’s a nice game sequel.