I’m not sure how they do it, but since ERS Studios took over the reigns on the Azada franchise from Big Fish, it just keeps getting better and better. The characters we started off with look a bit different now, and the game has gone from the library in Titus’s family estate into a alternate world where just about anything can happen. Azada: Elementa continues its magic, and this time we are after Titus’ uncle, Panoptes to stop him from using elemental magic in an evil plot. Just as everything else in Azada, even Panoptes is not what he seems.
We really don’t have many hidden object puzzles to get through, in fact they make a good diversion from the many locks and logic puzzles needed to open them or get the objects to get into places further down the line. Titus keeps us updated, and we also have a furry pet monkey cat thing, that we can name and even dress using bonus items, but I really did not get into playing with this animal much. I have enough pets in real life, and this thing reminded me too much of Merlin’s friend, Giggles, in the game Magic Match.
If you had played the old Azada games before, this is a good opportunity to check out its new, smoother operation. It is hard to believe how far this series has come since the days when we found ourselves passed out in a foyer with some mysterious person asking for our help to break him free from a magical bond. You will really enjoy the transition from modern NYC to this mystical realm, and will want to know what happens next. I just wish there was a book or movie series based on this. Even fan fiction would be cool to see. So, back to the games, and have a great weekend!