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GameBoomers (Aug, 2015)
I don't know if this game was easier or shorter, but it took me less time to complete Shades of Black than the previous Carol Reed games I've played. I still had fun following Carol around on her latest case and would recommend the game to any Carol Reed fans who aren't put off by any of the things I mentioned in the Comments section.
Just Adventure (Aug 12, 2015)
The bottom line is that I had fun playing Shades of Black and have no hesitation recommending it to others. You don't have to play any of the other Carol Reed Mysteries first to enjoy this one – it plays very nicely on its own.
Adventure Island (Jul 05, 2015)
De bekende problemen op het gebied van graphics, muziek, gameplay en puzzels blijven aanwezig. Het backtracking en kieskeurig zijn wat inventory items betreft is in dit deel zelf nog vervelender aanwezig. Het verhaal is ook niet interessant genoeg om je vast te houden. De prachtige locaties om te verkennen redden daarentegen veel. Een nipte zeven hierdoor.
Adventure Gamers (Aug 21, 2015)
On the other hand, the unique locations included in this installment, especially the underground mine-hotel, help to break up the monotony and provide armchair explorers with some fun environments to peruse. There was one point where, with the woodlands surrounding me, chirping birds overhead, and the peaceful tunes coming from my speakers, I took a break from the investigation to just sit back and relax for a moment, enjoying the Swedish countryside. It’s rare for a game to have that effect on me, and is an ongoing credit to the series’ ability to evoke subtle emotions when it’s at the top of its form. While Shades of Black could have been better, if history is any indication, Carol will get another opportunity to prove her adventuring prowess soon enough.