Blood and Ruby
A Nice Enjoyable Game ...
Average To Good Graphics & Sounds ...
I Went Looking Through The Older Games To Find Something To Play, And Perhaps Use Up Some Of My Free Game Vouchers ... And This Was A Nice Little Find ...
Not A Big Game, With A Very Limited Area Of Play ...
Good For 2 To 3 Hours Of Easy Going Entertainment ...
August 16, 2013
This game was easy and fun. Good story, graphics are nice, interesting puzzles.
February 19, 2013
Some games are just more sophisticated than others with this one being the exception. Older game or new talent?
This appears to be an origional storyline,no voiceovers just written dialogue and cartoonish characters that pose & never move a muscle. Not much imagination in the HOS department and graphics could have been sharper more real than just picture book quality.
Aside from that I really enjoyed this little trip to Venice,Italy with the past 1500's meeting the present & along with magic potions of frogs & snails and puppy dogs' tails mixed to ward off the Vamps it all added to another game experience.
I still recommend this game as a relaxing easy goer.
December 8, 2012
Fun - too short
I really liked this game. The hidden object scenes were interesting and good - not just the random junk piles of random items you usually see in these games. The storyline is about vampires but was definitely not the typical vampire stories.
I'm giving it four stars instead of five because it was overly short, and because it felt like the storyline needed more development - I wanted to know more about the background, and about the characters. Maybe a sequel is needed!
July 5, 2012
Good Storyline For People Who Like Vampires...
Venice, Italy; history, art museums, Carnival masks, graveyards, etc. Really aesthetic hidden object scenes and terrific and varied puzzles. I really enjoyed this game and was sorry to see it end.
May 17, 2012
Decent HOG with an interesting original gameplay mechanic
I was iffy about getting this at first because I'm somewhat sick of vampires in TV/movies/books, but it turned out to be a pretty fun game with some unexpectedly original gameplay.
The graphics were of a different style than I've seen in a HOG before. It didn't appeal particularly to me but I appreciated the difference and the colourful palette worked well for modern and Renaissance Venice. I wasn't a fan of the cut scene art though. I thought the music was good and fit in well with the game.
The hidden objects are placed in logical locations (i.e. not junk piles) and there was one particular variation I enjoyed where you're confronted with a threat and you have to find hidden objects, but then you have to use them in the scene to defeat the threat. The puzzles were of average to above average difficulty and several of them were original, or had an original twist on a standard puzzle.
The game seemed short compared to other HOGs and there weren't that many locations to explore, even including the Renaissance versions. i was satisfied with the game length anyway.
April 5, 2012
Cute game, light and fun!
If I had to pick one word to describe this game, it'd be cute. B&R doesn't take itself too seriously, and the music that accompanies the "fight" scenes only proves it.
Others have called the graphics cartoony, and they're right, but it's a change of pace from games like Dark Parables and the always lovely ERS games. And, overall, they're pretty too.
The HO scenes aren't hard; the puzzles are almost laughingly easy (the only two I skipped I only did because I hate that type of puzzle with a passion)
The biggest two downsides are the lack of voice acting and the game time - ITS SHORT!!!!
The upside is the plot. It seems fairly predictable at first, I'll admit, but chapter three is where it gets interesting.
Don't write this game off immediately. It's not going to be your go-to, most favorite game ever - not by a long shot! - but it IS a fun little time killer.
March 26, 2012
Pretty good game
Just got this because it was on sale. It was pretty short and the graphics weren't as nice as some of the other BF games but I still thought it was fun.
March 25, 2012
I loved it and more so at the $3 price for sure !! HAHAHA!
Big Fish keeps giving us great games and discounts! I have to find time to play all the games I have waiting ~but just can't pass up all the deals!
This is a good game~ and does take some time, not that short.
Happy Gaming !
March 25, 2012
A Nice Relaxing Game -- Short but fun...
Worth the sales price.... A nice mix of HO and puzzles, tho I still prefer fewer HO scenes as I'm not a fan of looking for hidden/lost stuff in real life OR cyber life! However, I never had to use the hints to find stuff in this game.... Nor did I have to refer to the walkthrough.... Puzzles were fun but easy.... Very easy! Story is great and overall the game is quite fun. If you need a game to relax with for a couple/three hours, this is the one for you.... If you're looking for a challenge, this is definitely NOT the one for you! :)
March 25, 2012