In the present day, you're greeted by the ghost of Diane de Poitiers, mistress to the King of France in the 16th century. She calls for your help in saving her love and gives you an amulet capable of sending you back in time. In Amulet of Time: Shadow of la Rochelle, you'll travel throughout 16th century France, unlocking the secrets behind the King's attempted assassination, and unmasking those behind the conspiracy.
Amulet of Time is, first and foremost, a hidden object game. This is almost to a fault, as there are far more scenes to complete than environments to explore. Still, there's a lot to do in the game, often requiring you to collect multiple items from a single scene that can be used elsewhere. The game employs a sort of living hidden object mechanic, where you'll be given a large list of items that you need to collect (say, ingredients to a potion or materials for a dress) but then allows you to freely move about the game's different environments to find them, rather than forcing you to find them within a single scene. Traditional HO scenes exist as well, with these being your average junkpiles. You can hover over items on your lists to see silhouettes of the items if you aren't sure what to look for, and the hint system recharges quite quickly if you still need it.
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