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Game Giveaway of the day — Shadows: Price for Our Sins

Help Dylan find her friends and set innocent souls free!
User rating: 29 (85%) 5 (15%) 20 comments

Shadows: Price for Our Sins was available as a giveaway on November 17, 2018!

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It’s Halloween night, and Dylan and her fellow students have decided to throw a Halloween party at abandoned Stone Farm. Little do they know, their decorations aren’t the only things hanging around this spooky house. When the friends stumble upon an ancient artifact, they unwittingly open a portal to the underworld and release the souls of the Stone family, which were being held captive by Lord of Darkness Samhain! The enraged demon steals the souls of the students in revenge, but Dylan narrowly escapes his clutches. Can Dylan earn the help of the escaped spirits and save her friends? Play the game and find out for yourself – if you’ve got the guts.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 3.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 750 MB





File Size:

720 MB



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Shadows: Price for Our Sins
In Brief
A hidden Object game
Shadows: Price for Our Sins downloads to a 720 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set-up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives can save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 738 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Shadows - Price for Our Sins
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop; three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
Are you ready to party? A chilling night of reckoning is unleashed upon guests bold enough to party on Halloween at an abandoned farm house.
As children, you and your friend, Samantha, would play at an old farm during your summer vacations. Years have passed, and Samantha has invited you to join her and a group of fellow students back at the farm for a Halloween party. Little does anyone know - but a demonic force will be crashing the event.
When the partygoers game spirals out of control, a portal to a world of darkness opens to imprison their youthful souls. They soon join company with the rest of the cursed souls collected by the lord of darkness. You alone are their sole hope of rescue.
A freakish fest filled with menacing mysticism awaits your arrival ... That’s of course, if you’re not too afraid to RSVP.
Edited reference accessed HERE. 17th Nov 2018
The Game:
As Collector’s Editions dominate the hidden object genre, players have come to expect every game to have a host of extras. But whatever happened to making a good basic game? Although sloppy here and there, Shadows: Price for our Sins, the spooky new adventure by 8 Floor Games, reminds us of the days when developers didn’t pad their products (and their price tags) with pointless extras and focused instead on making great games.
Shadows: Price for our Sins starts with us riding shotgun one rainy night, with a young woman headed towards a Halloween party. After assuring her mother by cell phone that she’s fine, (thumbs down 8 Floor, for showing the heroine using a cell phone while driving) the young lady arrives at a rain-soaked house in the country. Minutes later, what should be a fun-filled evening among friends turns into a nightmare, and not because of a bad batch of seven-layer dip. A sinister mist envelope everyone but the heroine, who soon discovers the guests have been sucked into an occult board game and it’s up to her to get them out.
This provides an interesting enough start to the game, despite the rainy night/spooky house setup. The presentation differs from that of many hidden object titles, employing graphics that appear to be nearly all 3D. Further, menus and on-screen icons are plainer than those in most of today’s opulent games, but they’re efficient and everything does what it should. Some players might feel that Shadows: Price for our Sins takes a bit of an old-fashioned approach to hidden object gameplay. While it does offer straightforward exploration and somewhat simple list-based hidden object scenes, these are still engaging enough to prove the ongoing appeal of the genre.
What makes Shadows: Price for our Sins worth playing—what it does best—is its unusual item use, as well as its often-surprising interactivity. So many hidden object adventures have you do the same things again and again: put hands on clocks, placate mean dogs, open boxes, fix ladders, etc. Here, admittedly, we do some of that, but we also get to do some things a bit outside of the norm.
The most well-made part of the game, though, is the construction of its story. Well, I should clarify; it has two parallel stories and while the one you start with is kind of weak, the one you move into and spend the most time with is really pretty good. Although that portion makes use of a hackneyed “free the ghosts” theme, it supports the theme with both interesting gameplay and really nice character art.
My favourite thing about the game are its mid-game storytelling cinematics. These depart from the fully-rendered 3D methods used in most of the game and use instead some very cool monochromatic, 2D animations. These periodically fill us in on the history of the game’s characters and are narrated by a competent actress with a nice voice. Funny—now that we’re on the subject of sound, I don’t remember the game’s music at all. That either means the story really had me by the lapels or the music was totally forgettable. One thing I haven’t forgotten: how annoying the main object interaction sound effect was. It might be absurd to complain about such a small thing, but hearing a sound like someone slapping a leather sofa with a ping-pong paddle every time I pick up an item, well…ugh
Although Shadows: Price for our Sins did many things well, there were some areas where its edges do start to fray. The first is dialog. Most of it is actually pretty good, but here and there you notice some things that read like they came from a bad online translator. (“Let’s celebrate the holiday of the darkness tonight!” says one character at the start of the game.) The second is incorrect text such as items referred to incorrectly, (“check” for “chalk”) and wrong puzzle info (as in, the directions were meant for a different puzzle). Other things that aren’t that big a deal, but that do detract from having a seamless gameplay experience are the zoom-in windows that don’t always close when you’re done with them, and the occasionally-misleading interactivity. What I mean by the latter is when items remain active after they’ve worn out their usefulness.
These flaws are there, but they’re negligible in the scheme of things. Shadows: Price for our Sins offers an absorbing, unusual adventure that feels plenty long despite its lack of “extras”. It successfully bucks the Collector’s Edition trend by playing like something well-constructed and complete within itself and as such, is worth more than a good number of over-padded CE’s.
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Neilie Johnson on Feb 20, 2013, Edited and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 17th Nov 2018
Walthrough and Videos of Shadows: Price of our Sins:
If you get stuck, you can check out a walkthrough of today’s game HERE
You can see several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Whiterabbit-uk, Why are not there any games for Mac

Reply   |   Comment by Shirley  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk, for once I thought the music was unobtrusive and properly atmospheric, like music cues from a horror movie. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth MBCS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The game took a little time to download and opened quickly. Game play is smooth. I changed
to a regular cursor to avoid the drag. The game is the usual hog format and the graphics are good,
as well as the interactive play.
Thanks for another good game! Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can't find the game.. it downloaded just fine...opened the zip file and it installed and then disappeared. I can't find it anywhere..can you tell me where it should have put it on the computer?

Reply   |   Comment by chev37usa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Getting this error on trying to install: Failed to launch program
Occurs on repeated attempts from 2 downloads/extractions.

Reply   |   Comment by Jackson Andersen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It doesn-t work on Windows 10 HP PC, message error engine.exe ?

Reply   |   Comment by eric guery  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Tru running as if in Windows 7, and if that doesn't work, uninstall, delete the files you unzipped AND the ZIPfile you downloaded, then download and install again.
That's all I can suggest: hope it helps!

Reply   |   Comment by Cad Delworth MBCS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i have an XP......game crashes my computer each time i open it...get as far as a screen with a black ghost flying and then it crashes the computer...whats the deal?

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go into compatibilty via settings and change the settings to the next operating system prior to the one you are using; also check the admin checkbox. If that doesn't work change the resolution via compatibility (if possible)

Reply   |   Comment by ginny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I've tried four times to download this and I keep getting Error-Download Failed. Windows 8.1 with a Chrome browser. Any suggestions?

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Hi Lonnie, try using a different browser. Did you check the read me? The Themida wrapper sometimes sets off security and may be blocked. There are solutions, either temporarily turn off your security, install then turn security back on, whitelist the giveaway files with your security or reboot in safe mode with networking, install then reboot as normal.

Reply   |   Comment by Lonnie James  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lonnie James, I don't even get the files downloaded and I've never had a problem with the Themida wrapper. (I'm using Malwarebytes). I'll try EI browser and see if that works.

Reply   |   Comment by Lonnie James  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great review, Whiterabbit, but game is stuck. There is a hidden object scene wiht a paper on the wall with a rolled-up bottom edge. It unrolled at first, but now it refuses to unroll. The hint button points to the rolled up edge. Three tries with wasted hints and it's still not unrolling. Nothing left to do but quit game and delete.

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Hi auroranova, maybe someone will post a fix, or a way to pass this part. Have you checked the walkthrough? also, there are loads of video walkthroughs on You Tube. I avoided the main ones due to the adverts, but you may find a solution by watching those.

Reply   |   Comment by auroranova  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Whiterabbit, TYVM, it's not a walkthrough issue, grrr, it's just the game doesn't work beyond the one point. The paper won't unroll anymore and the hint is still prompting for it. I did remember the item the game wants was on the paper, but if it won't unroll anymore to click on it.

Reply   |   Comment by auroranova  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At one time, I didn't like HOGs at all. They were all dark, and sometimes the word they used for an object seemed like a bad google translation. They have improved over the years, and I'm always willing to try again. I've become a bit of a fan of the genre. I'll be giving this one a try, even though it looks like one of the dark, hard to see ones.
Another general comment - the one thing I still wish were optional to turn off - the story interruptions/intrusions. They really don't further the game, and in some cases where there is a skip button, it only skips that particular "page" or "screen" of dialogue, so you have to keep clicking skip skip skip skip skip skip ad nauseum. I don't expect it to happen, though - no one else has complained about it...

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Hi CatLady, If enough community members and other gamers voiced their wishes more, I'm sure some developers would incorporate the idea. A simple turn off button that stops all those interruptions would be great as I agree with your thoughts. It may be possible to edit the games files by deleting any videos, though you may need to edit any library files that reference the videos.

Reply   |   Comment by Catlady  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed find on Win 7 Home Premium. Played for a few minutes. I like to play these games with the sound off and rely on the dialog to be presented in text form, but this is not the case. Other than that, seems like a straight-forward HO game with well-hidden things. Looking forward to continuing the game. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks SOoooo much for making me use my alternative email. You have NO idea how much fun that is. I have to send the link to my alternative address. . . AFTER I go through changing the password AGAIN. Then I have to log on and retrieve the link. After what has repeatedly happened to FACE BOOK. . . I am NOT EVER going to have an account with them. It is like broadcasting your data to the world directly. Same for other cloud based organizations. It is the reason I terminated my account with one of the password managers. . . they went to the cloud system. POOR idea.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Magrill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Michael Magrill, check out www.mailinator.com they have instant disposable email addresses, no setup, no password.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very enjoyable game. Sometimes, the found item is erased too quick from the hidden object-list, before I can read which object I touched.

Reply   |   Comment by Root Kapje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I've played this game before, more than once. I'd recommend it as a decent free HOG.


Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I just played this game for 15 mins and its a nice game.
Thank you for this.

Reply   |   Comment by larokotuppo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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