Shades of Death: Royal Blood
Ok For Beginers
I was fortunate enough to have this game as part of a multi-pack because I certainly wouldn't have bought it alone.
Overall it is fun but WAAAAY to short so it is a good introduction for people new to HO Adventure games.
The mood is inappropriately mild considering it is about a series of brutal murders and after a promising start the game quickly becomes "cartoonish" and camp so it is impossible to take it seriously.
The graphics are generally high quality but inconsistent at times and there are also inconsistencies between stages as to the actual time period the game is set in.
As stated elsewhere advance players would easily complete this in the time allotted for a free trial so its worth a whirl if you want a game for nothing.
December 3, 2012
YOU HAVE TO LOVE HOGS
I read this in someone's review and thought, I like HOS so I picked it up on DD. I really enjoyed the first chapter and thought it was spooky and fun. By the second half of the game it was a HOS at every turn. The HOS were the old kind that do it's best to hide most of the items and you have to use the hint just to see a couple of them. They were pretty dark and some of the items weren't even identifiable (IMO).
I love a good adventure with my games, but by the last half of the game I was so tired of having to play a HOS at every turn, that I didn't get to enjoy the adventure.
If you "LOVE" HOS, then you will definitely enjoy this game. I haven't played many of the old vampire games, and did enjoy the theme of this one.
January 30, 2014
Good for it's time.
I remember playing this for the free hour a long time ago. At the time I really wanted to finish it, but I didn't have the money.
This time I played through the hour, it was interesting enough at first that I decided to get it with my free game coupon. Unfortunately the plot did not thicken and the story did not improve. It goes from being in a castle, to a boring abandoned town, to an even more boring island. There is little suspense and the ending is kind of lame.
The HOPs are decent, but old. So if you don't like old school HOPs then you should probably skip this title.
I'm giving it three stars, because it wasn't bad for an older title. It does not really compare to the newer games though.
December 16, 2014
My first review after three years as a customer. I am glad I only paid $2.99. If you are fairly fast you could do this game in the 60 minute trial period.
Had fun with it but it is way too short.
March 18, 2012
I don't recommend wasting money on this game
Game was too easy, finished it in 2 hours. Can't believe I wasted money on this game. This game is for first time gamers. Not advanced players.
June 9, 2012
Got the 60 minute review and after about 4 minutes I quit and deleted it from my system. No explanations and no help as with other games of this nature. Was very confused and exasperated. Do not recommend this game.
March 3, 2014
i do not recomend this game
ho are very dark,the story is no good waste of money
September 24, 2012