Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
Should Have Purchased the Collector's Edition
This was a neat game and I enjoyed it. It took some thinking to make some of the connections to tasks that needed to be done before you could progress. The hint button only worked in the HOS so if you got stuck, your only option was the walkthrough. The strategy guide and the extras were only available in the Collector's Edition.
It seemed like there were "jumps" in the game and I'm guessing that these were areas that would have been filled in in the Collector's Edition.
The HOS were good and I used a few hints to finish some of them. The mini games were interesting and not too difficult. Not too much back and forth, going back through the same areas over and over again. That really spoils a game for me.
An enjoyable game, but I'd recommend the Collector's Edition instead.
September 5, 2013
Pretty good game!
This was a nice, long game with several locations and HOGs. No map, but I liked that it made you remember the route. Some puzzles were illogical (the rocking chair was already mentioned), but at the same time I don't like the solutions to be too obvious.
The ending was too abrupt. Once again (as in other games it too often seems that the writers use up all their ideas and rush the ending. After all that effort we should have a more satisfying ending!
July 13, 2013
exciting, lovely game!
I just finished playing this game, and I loved it! Again another fantastic ERS game. The game sucks you in right from the first minute and you have to know how it ends, no way you could stop once you've started playing this game!!
The graphics are superb and beautiful, crisp and clear. So are the HOS, though they are challenging, but just doable. Not much interactivity in the HOS, but it's there alright, just have to look for it :)
Puzzles are fun and not too difficult, but they have their challenges as well!
The diary is fine and sometimes gives extra clues.
So, why not give it 5 stars then? Well, there is no hint button at all during the game #only in HOS# and no map either. So this ends up in running around a lot with items you don't know what they are for, or on the other hand, looking for items you don't know what you what they are or look like , nor where they eventuallly could be... Some people may think this makes it extra challenging of course.
The hint button in the HOS loads way to slow. Don't like waiting until the button has charged up to find that last item, I want to get on with the game!
And there are no VO's, pity.
But all in all, I absolutely ADORED this game #altough the cat isn't really cute) and had loads of fun playing it.
So try and buy I would say... Have fun gaming!
July 5, 2013
Good length and storyline
I thought this game was entertaining and had a good storyline. The length of the games was REALLY good with a couple twists and turns where another game might have taken the easy way out and ended it. Instead it kept going and introduced new locations that I didn't expect, which pleasantly surprised me and made for a really enjoyable game. A few times I got lost and had to resort to the walk-through, but I also have less patience than others do. Overall, I thought this was well worth the money and would recommend it to others!
April 29, 2012
Here Kitty Kitty
I really enjoyed this game. Beautiful graphics, mini-puzzles were challenging and a good spooky estate to roam around in. I got a good laugh out of the chicken at the back of the house.
November 20, 2012
Good but fairly straightforward
The game is a nice length, so one of the better value games. Good graphics too. It's fun with a bit of a detective novelish story.
It's a bit linear though. There's not really all that much to figure out as most of the objects you pick up are used close to where you found them.
Side games are pretty easy too, so I'd say this is a good game for people who are newer to Hidden Object Game genre or like to play the casual ones.
December 4, 2011
This was a fun game with lots to do and places to go. This developer has done many games and has a what I call a standard format and this was the usual format game.
long playing time
good mix of HO'S and mini games
you get your money's worth
As I said, somewhat standard.
November 13, 2012
It is a nice game but not my favorite.
November 23, 2011
Good game, but so many HO scenes!
First off, the game overall was good. I like adventure games like this. Its widescreen, which I love, graphics are great, and it has many hours of gameplay, over 4 or 5 for sure, but I didnt time myself. And, thats without even doing the bonus chapter. I was so ready to be done with this game because there were just too many HO scenes for me. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there like me that initially fell in love with games like this never having played anything like them before, but once you have played them for a while, you just want the adventure part. Not constantly finding objects. So it depends on what type of gamer you are. Either this game is for you if you love the HO's, but if you're really tired of them, Id skip this one till youre ready to find a ton of objects!
June 6, 2013
A very nice game
Pros: nice graphics; pleasant story; solid logic supporting the game; acceptable lenght.
Cons: sparkles in HOS also in advanced mode (why? it reduces the sense in replaying the game).
April 12, 2013