Brilliant Shadows - Part One of the Book of Gray Magic: A Review
Brilliant Shadows - Part One of the Book of Gray Magic is a visual novel game developed by Ithaqua Labs and released on Steam and Itch.io in 2015. The game follows the story of Veronica Ashmar, a new graduate of the Mountain and a necromancer. Tradition dictates that upon graduation, necromancers and paladins are to perform the pairing ritual, which binds together one of each type of mage and seals their fates with a matching mark on their hands. However, Veronica receives a mark that has no match among her fellow graduates, and she must discover the origin and meaning of her mark while solving the greatest magical mystery that the Mountain has ever known.
The game features a rich fantasy world with diverse characters and an intriguing plot. The game is fully voice acted and has an original soundtrack with 21 songs. The game also has multiple endings and choices that affect the story. The game is estimated to take 3-6 hours to complete depending on the reading speed. The game is rated very positively by users on Steam and Metacritic, who praise its writing, art, music, voice acting, and representation of LGBTQ+ characters.
Brilliant Shadows - Part One of the Book of Gray Magic is a game that will appeal to fans of visual novels, fantasy, romance, and mystery. The game is the first part of a planned trilogy called the Book of Gray Magic, which will continue with Pale Spectrum - Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic. The game is available for purchase on Steam and Itch.io for $6.99 USD.Pale Spectrum - Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic is the sequel to Brilliant Shadows and the second part of a planned trilogy. The game continues the story of Veronica and her friends as they face new challenges and enemies in a world where magic is expanding and evolving. The game introduces five new forms of magic, as well as new characters, locations, and mysteries. The game also explores the themes of love, mental health, family, and identity through the choices and interactions of the player.
The game was released on Steam and Itch.io in 2017 and received positive reviews from users and critics. The game is fully voice acted by a cast of 30+ actors and has 27 original tracks composed by Johnathan Johnson. The game has multiple endings and branches that depend on the player's decisions throughout the game. The game is estimated to take 6-13 hours to complete depending on the reading speed and route choice.
Pale Spectrum - Part Two of the Book of Gray Magic is a game that will appeal to fans of Brilliant Shadows and those who enjoy visual novels, fantasy, adventure, and romance. The game is available for purchase on Steam and Itch.io for $16.99 USD.One of the most interesting aspects of Pale Spectrum is the introduction of five new forms of magic, in addition to the two existing ones from Brilliant Shadows. The new forms of magic are:
Chaos Magic: The ability to manipulate probability and randomness, creating unpredictable effects and outcomes.
Void Magic: The ability to manipulate nothingness and emptiness, creating pockets of space and erasing matter and energy.
Light Magic: The ability to manipulate photons and electromagnetic radiation, creating illusions, lasers, and holograms.
Sound Magic: The ability to manipulate vibrations and frequencies, creating noises, silences, and sonic blasts.
Time Magic: The ability to manipulate the flow and perception of time, creating temporal anomalies, loops, and paradoxes.
The game explores the origins, limitations, and applications of these new forms of magic through the characters' interactions and experiments. The game also shows how these new forms of magic affect the balance and harmony of the world, as well as the conflicts and alliances among different factions of mages. aa16f39245