When the kingdom is shaken as children are being kidnapped, the court alchemist and best detective decides to take matters into her own hands. Using elixirs and shapeshifting magic, you have to stop the dreadful sound of the deadly symphony.
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A few months after stopping the intrigue of the evil queen and saving the fairy-tale land of Netherfall, King Robert asks for your help once again. This time the stakes are even higher. Children are disappearing from the capital and the suspicions fall on the local Pied Piper, playing his mesmerizing melodies. However, it quickly turns out that he is not the only one who came to the city and the case is much more complicated... and dangerous.
Equipped with your magical elixirs and talent for transformation, you set on a journey full of mysteries, twists and turns to face the sinister virtuoso of crime and a vindictive melody.
Take on the role of a distinguished, shapeshifting alchemist, who thanks to a keen mind and cunning, is also the best detective in Netherfall. Remove the curse, save the happiness of the young lovers and rescue the children!
• An adventure for both enthusiasts and novice players of HOPA games.
• Defeat a true crime virtuoso by solving 35 puzzles!
• Meet characters from fairy tales and folklore in over 40 locations!
• Prepare magical transformation potions!
• Learn the fate of Pied Piper in a exciting bonus adventure!
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Ratings and Reviews
Queen’s Quest 5: Symphony of Death by LynxMinx
Once again, my review was deleted. I’m keeping it short and sweet! This was an average game, it wasn’t worth $7, it was simplistic and disappointing. Brave Giant’s earlier games were more fun to play. For youngsters this was a cute game; for the hard-core adult HOAG enthusiasts, not so much! Lately Artifex Mundi has not been delivering. I used to thoroughly love their games. Now everything they churn out is run-of-the-mill!
It was a typical Artifex Mundi game: you are forced to perform a lot of inane tasks that don’t move the story forward. zzzzzzz..... Also, why has Artifex Mundi started to release old games we all previously bought and played from a Big Fish? Beware of this, gamers - the Apple store let me repurchase a $7 game I bought years ago.
Developer Response ,
Hi! This is a problem with games from Big Fish Games, we have nothing in common with that.
I'm Playing The "Symphony of Boredom"!
This is my least favorite chapter of this normally appealing, fantasy-based series. I could not get into the storyline. It is torturously slow to evolve; and as it did, it seemed like a mesh of fragmented ideas: kids went missing, you set out to find them via portals, a wolf-like man attacks, a piper plays music to control the "wolf man" — halfway through the game, I still couldn't perceive how the kidnapped kids fit into the storyline.
There are some good qualities. Throughout your journey, you put your alchemist skills to use by creating many potions to transform as well as heal. You will give your alchemist's kit a good workout, but it suits the storyline very well and is fun to interact with. The transforming/shape-shifting feature is enchanting; I loved shrinking into a little mouse to fit inside a tiny mouse's house. The environment is brought to life through crisp, clear, and well-detailed visuals. I enjoy aiding the whimsical animated objects, like the talking clock.
However, the gameplay is underwhelming, especially the adventure portion, as it is devoid of interesting activities, resulting in monotonous to-and-fro. The HOSs are delightfully varied, with some interactivity; some scenes are creatively designed, such as the one in which you fix the clock for the mouse. Another standout for me is the one in which you flip between 3 masked outlines, placing matching parts into them. However, I do not consider the interactions within the HOSs to be unique or clever. The puzzles are simple and repetitive; you solve the same rotational type going into each portal. The collectibles were hard to detect at times, and you can't go back and collect the ones you miss.
This game offers the standard HOA tropes. I won't remember this game at all. Although the game is technically sound, and playtime is adequate, it's not enough to convince me that this game deserves more than an average rating of 3 stars. I'm not a member of the AM club because I've already played almost their whole library — which means I cannot take advantage of less costly previous releases — and I know I will not purchase every game AM releases in the future. I might seem nit-picky in this review; however, in my opinion, this game is not worth the $7 (seven dollars) non-members have to pay.
- Artifex Mundi S.A.
- 971 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Artifex Mundi 2019
- In-App Purchases
- Queen's Quest 5 Unlock $6.99
- Queen's Quest 5 (AM Club) $4.99
- AM Club Subscription $4.99
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