margriet;;daisy gunpowder;;silent nights;;the pianist;;grey area;;puzzle;;hidden object;;single player;;dark blue games Margriet "Daisy Gunpowder" Dumee Now, you may not believe this, but Daisy (yours truly) was bored one afternoon; she did her shores etcetera, etcetera and thought it was about time to play a game. Yeah! (By the way, no matter how many chores I have, I always manage to find time to play a game, hihi) I really, really, REALLY wanted to play a hidden object game, because that is still my favourite type of games. So I bought and downloaded a fresh new game called Silent Nights: The Pianist. It sound like a fun Christmas-themed game, doesn’t it? Well, as it turned out, there was nothing Christmas-y about it.

SILENT NIGHTS: THE PIANIST

By Margriet "Daisy Gunpowder" Dumee on May 11, 2016

Now, you may not believe this, but Daisy (yours truly) was bored one afternoon; she did her shores etcetera, etcetera and thought it was about time to play a game. Yeah! (By the way, no matter how many chores I have, I always manage to find time to play a game, hihi) I really, really, REALLY wanted to play a hidden object game, because that is still my favourite type of games. So I bought and downloaded a fresh new game called Silent Nights: The Pianist. It sound like a fun Christmas-themed game, doesn’t it? Well, as it turned out, there was nothing Christmas-y about it.


Silent Night: The Pianist’s story is set in 1946 France and is a tale about a very musical family. Well, at least, it’s about the two daughters in the family. The girls’ parents sadly passed away, leaving the girls to fend for themselves. You, the protagonist and piano player extraordinaire, are on your way to visit your sister Yvette, who happens to be a gifted singer. The two of you are supposed to do a concert together and dazzle the crowd with your musical talents. When you arrive at your uncle’s inn to check into your room, you notice that your uncle isn’t even home. On top of that, your sister calls you from the railway station to tell you she is being followed by mysterious men and is afraid. Before you can even begin to tell her that she’s probably imagining things, you hear a loud scream and your sister is cut off...


So, it seems we’re off to find our sister, who (as we’ll discover later on) has been kidnapped by a slightly mad scientist, who wants to steal her musical gift. Now, you’d have to be slightly mad to think you can just steal somebody’s musical talent, because we know that becoming a gifted musician is all about the talent you’re born with and lots of practice and hard work. Or at least, we thought that was the case. Turns out, the slightly mad scientist is a lot more brilliant than he is mad, and has discovered that this gift of music actually resides in a person’s veins. So he builds a machine that is capable of transferring musical talent from one person to another. Can you find your sister in time to save her from the greedy clutches of this evil genius, or will her musical talent be lost to her forever?


Silent Nights: The Pianist is a somewhat simple, yet very nice game. It features two modes to play; regular, featuring helpful sparkles indicating points of interest and a quickly recharging hint button, and an expert mode, in which there are far less helpful sparkles and a much slower recharging hint button. The only thing I somewhat missed is a map to fast-travel between locations. But then again, the game is not that huge, so this doesn’t actually pose a problem. It does, however, have enough hidden object areas that are fun to play, with the occasional surprise, when an unexpected but funny sound can be heard during the game.

So there you have it folks, Daisy is not bored anymore! Although Silent Nights: The Pianist is not among the hardest games I’ve ever come across, it is fun to play. So, if you’ve done all your chores, what’s to stop you from going on a quest to save your talented sister from a mad scientist?


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SILENT NIGHTS: THE PIANIST
Dark Blue Games
March 16, 2012