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  • Summary: The Curse is a story-driven puzzle game unlike any other, tasking players with solving the mystery of an ancient book in order to defeat the Master of Mischief himself: The Mannequin. Each of the book’s 100 pages presents a unique puzzle to be overcome, ranging from cryptic riddles to fiendish trials of logic and skill. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    90
    It's a fantastic cerebral challenge, simply put, and the story and high presentation values merely add to the full ensemble of greatness.
  2. Aug 31, 2012
    80
    While most people will never see it through to the end, those who persevere with The Curse are in for one of the most difficult puzzling experiences going.
  3. Aug 26, 2012
    80
    The Curse is a great game, but again, it's out to taunt and torment you into spending your money to be able to lock The Mannequin away once again. It's just a darn shame we kind of want him to stick around, which seems to work against the entire premise.
  4. Sep 2, 2012
    80
    Like Professor Layton, this is a game with a plot loosely based around solving puzzles. While having a charm of its own, it's missing the sense of adventure and exploration of its inspiration.
  5. Aug 28, 2012
    70
    It's just too bad it suffers for design decisions that have nothing to do with the puzzles themselves.
  6. Sep 27, 2012
    70
    A smart yet challenging little puzzle game with a cozy atmosphere. Some puzzles are reused though, and the story is not much to brag about.
  7. Sep 4, 2012
    60
    Though The Curse doesn't bring much new to the world of puzzle games, it is a substantial collection that will keep players scratching their heads for a long time to come.

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