Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
Another good Dark Tale
I like the style of these Dark Tales, a real detective job. There are 2 game modes, but sparkles also in the Expert mode.
The graphics are crisp, making the objects in the HOS easy to find.
The mini-games range from easy to challenging, all of them interesting.
There is a journal, but no map, despite a lot of to and fro.
Without skipping, it took me about 3 1/2 hours.
April 7, 2013
Completed game review
I got the other Dark Tales and this proved to be just as good as them and hope there are more to come. Lots of HO scenes and different puzzles than the normal ones. I played on relaxed as I was not feeling well but wanted to do something rather than just sit in bed. LOL It took me two days but it really is not a long game just a good story game.
October 30, 2012
Pretty good game.
Pretty good game. Good graphics, storyline and puzzles.
April 21, 2012
FUN BUT TOO SHORT
I finished this game within a couple of hours. I am pleased to say it was fun and the graphics were great.
March 13, 2012
This was another HOG that I purchased as a dual pack by BFG and glad that it came this way instead of regular price.
The visual is really nice quality, however, some of the HOG was difficult to see. The audio was annoying, so I muted it. You have to read the entire storyline, so I skipped them. I'd rather the characters speak to me instead.
They keep you going back and forth in this one, way too much to be enjoyable and it seemed rather aggravating to me in many of the scenes. Like others stated, you have to sometimes create something or perform actions that didn't make a great deal of sense to do in the first place.
This has a nice relaxing mode and has different challenge levels. It's an okay game, but I've played better.
December 27, 2011
Sort of Good Sort of OK
I will admit right up front I am not a HOG fan but most of the games contain them nowadays.
I enjoyed the game but towards the end, it seemed that they threw more HOGs in to get you to find a needed item. I always find HOGs disruptive. I have an idea of what's next in the adventure, then suddenly there are sparkles and my annoyance factor pegs.
If you like HOGs you will like this. If you like adventure/puzzle and HOGs you will like this.
It wasn't bad....it just wasn't exceptional.
P.S. Big Fish - separate HOG/PA from straight adventure in your listing.
July 21, 2013
Good Game....No Ending.
The Black Cat delivered on the gameplay. The HO screens were not as challenging as desired but the gameplay was well thought out and engaging. Length of game was good and the story intriguing. The only place where ERS continues to fail is at the ending where it abruptly cuts off and leaves the player with more questions than answers. Why did the villain do what he did? how? etc...It is really frustrating to spend time playing and getting to know the characters and back story then be let down with no ending at all. We will be on the lookout for ERS games and avoiding them in the future.
December 4, 2011
Just My "Humble" Opinion
I did not find this game 'enjoyable'. I felt more like an overworked, tired detective having to put in overtime to solve a case. There is a LOT of back and forth, so keep a notebook handy. It'll make it easier. The HOS are typical ERS, dark, small objects, well hidden, with strange names. But on the plus side, after a couple ...you can pick it up pretty quickly. BUT and I hope they're listening...I do wish they would find some new music to accompany these scenes.
Some of the puzzles required little or no thought while others left me scratching my head - and then using the SKIP button.
One thing to keep in mind is that an inventory item does not disappear if there is still a use for it! If you find yourself stuck somewhere - just try using what you have. 9 times out of 10 you'll come out right. You DON'T have to start the game over from the beginning. This game is definitely challenging - and if that's your idea of 'fun' then this is definitley for you. Get your pen and notebook out and follow the 'Black Cat'.
There is a satisfaction when you finish!
November 2, 2012
Other than being a long game, I did not find this game very intriguing. I have played some of the other Dark Tales games. This was not my favorite so far. The puzzles seemed okay, I did not find them entirely difficult. The HOGs were very boring to me. Some stuff was really hard to find. I did have to use the hint button a few times. It is not a bad game, but it is not a good game either.
July 7, 2013
I need to add my concurrence with other reviewers that for the most part, this game was pointless. I finished the game - I don't know why I bothered. It took me hours of going here, there and everywhere, trying to find the things I needed to do one simple action. Everything you had to do required several steps in settings distant from one another - back and forth, etc. There is no map, no help (except in the HOS). The setting is huge, and the whole thing is open all the time (unlike the previous game in the series where once a scene was finished you didn't go back). I never play a whole game at once, and every time I went away from this one and came back, I had to go to the walk through to remember where I was. The notebook is also no help, only adding the hints after you have solved the problem! Ugh!
Nice graphics; annoying music. No resolution in the story either. Not recommended.
November 21, 2014