Dracula: Love Kills Collector's Edition
This game has great graphics, typical story, good puzzles.
All the components of a great game play.
February 19, 2013
Bite - mild
The sound of the "love bite" is just great creativity. Listen to it.
November 15, 2011
Can't Miss This
This game is brilliant, one of the best I've ever played. Here are my thoughts:
Hint recharged at great speed, so, if ever I gt stuck, I did not have to wait long
Built-in Strategy guide
The game was very simple and straightforward. I hardly had to consult the Strategy Guide
The Hidden Object Scenes- there were well placed objects and easy to find, which meant I didn't get bored or frustrated.
Achievements- They added an extra thrill to the game and made me eager to play on as I wanted to earn more.
The battle minigame of havng to reach your opponent in darkness without trying to hit the walls. This was the best part of the game.
Although there were abilities, the downside of this was you had to find a lot of blood to use them.
Annoying voices. I couldn't stand Igor and Count Dracula began to annoy me after some time.
The puzzles- they were annoyng, frustraring and way too hard.
Unlike the hint, the skip button took ages to re-charge so I was just sitting there waiting, which wasted my free trial.
Apart from these very small flaws, this is definitely a game worth buying, and I will definitely add it to my Must-Buy list.
June 1, 2012
Dracula: Love Kills CE
This game is so much better than the Sherlock Holmes: Hound of Baskervilles. The main character, the dracula, has a hunchback as his servant, van Helsing on his side and ability to teleport. Very nice and neat, indeed. Great graphics, very tidy and so clean, very crisp. Plus we can get to collect the blood, choose to kill/ not to kill, although I am not sure if that makes any difference. The ending, sadly is not phenomenal. Still, a great and fun game overall.
June 9, 2012
This is a fun game.
I wasn't sure about the vampire genre, but decided to give it a go after reading the story line and seeing the beautiful graphics. I have to say it is enchanting. What I really enjoyed about this game is the hidden objects and puzzles. The graphics are beautiful and vibrant. What I didn't like is the dialog. I kept clicking through it to play the game. I was able to play this game in just under 5 hours in easy mode. I will play this game again and I hope you found this helpful.
March 15, 2012
Most unique game in a long time.
This was quite a treat after so many games with the same story line. Great puzzles. Although I bought it because a reviewer had stated that it had no HOG's. Wrong, it had just as many as most games. Not overly so but pretty much even with puzzles. The characters were funny and also unique except to late night horror buffs. Sometimes they went on a little too long talking so I did skip a lot of the banter because I loved the game so much. Loved Dracula's super powers an how you had to keep refilling them in "special" ways. Thought it got over way too soon since it was so much fun. Going back to play the first installment in the series. Also if you like a good map it has that as well.
December 20, 2012
At Last Finished!! HAHAHA!
This was a great game and so happy with the CE ! It was worth it, and WOW ~at the very end I did get a great surprise too! ( hint~I am in a hurry all the time, and have to skip some games, and feel bad~) hehehehe oxooxxo
Hope you will love this game too!
May 16, 2012
I'm Very Picky & This One is Almost Perfect!
I'm very picky about the games I purchase. They have to have certain things and Dracula: Love Kills CE has almost everything:
- The storyline is well thought out and dialogue is entertaining
- Custom cursor opt-out (custom cursors drag my system#
- Fast click through dialogue #some is funny so don't skip#
- Interactive map #jump + task 'to-do' locations#
- Cool, unique puzzles
- Clear, crisp, rich graphics
- Fairly quick use of inventory items #I can?t remember what item I needed to complete a task from 20 scenes ago!#
- Not too many long, drawn out, cut scenes
- Built-in strategy guide
- Achievement awards
- Location completed indicators
- Cursor tells you exactly what you're pointing at so you don't have to click on something you've already seen
- Extra "powers" can be earned to assist your goals
- Not an interactive HO, but I can live with that
- Inventory lock is always nice #this does not have#
It took me 15 minutes on the SE to decide to buy the CE! It's that good #I rarely get CEs#.
My overall rating is a 4.7-4.8
This game really reminds me of Sherlock Holmes: Hound of the Baskervilles. If you liked that game, you?ll like this one too.
May 7, 2013
not a good sequel but still a good HOPA
This is supposed to be the sequel to my favourite game here at BF - dracula origin. If you haven't played that then don't think dracula origin is anything like this because it's not. I so wanted a good sequel and got a completely different game (like azada in libro). But again putting that aside this is a good game.
This is the sequel to Dracula Origin but instead of playing Professor Helsing you play Dracula. For those fishies that have played Hound of the Baskervilles (same developers) this gameplay is the same as the hound of the Baskervilles. Including the ability modes, map of achievements.
There was 2 modes of play - hard doesn't have sparkles. I played on the hard/advanced mode.
Didn't like the accents on the voice overs.
There was an interactive map (transporter map) click to go to area and it also told you if there was tasks to complete in an area.
When you have done everything in an area there is also "location complete".
[b]Puzzles [/b]The mini puzzles were good though mostly non -original, (one sort of original) not hard, and skipable. And there were plenty and if you don't skip them it should be a long game.
I really enjoyed hound of baskervilles and I do really enjoy this. BUT I LOVED the first Dracula game, it's humour, uniqueness and this didn't have the same humour. I think it is trying to appeal to a wider audience of gamers - those that love IHOGs. (It's just a B+ game and not an A+ game which I was hoping for)
LENGTH There is 6 chapters plus a bonus chapter. First chapter took me exactly one hour on hard mode and no skipping puzzles or using hints. - overall took me 7 hrs with 2 skips in puzzles.
Bonus took me nearly 2 hrs. - Completely different area than the main game, different puzzles, good length. And like the Baskervilles game, unlocked all H0 scenes, puzzles (although no new ones).
STORY - Bonus plot just followed a small side-line in story (didn't like how that ended either!) But your choice in game gives you a different ending I loved that bit.
For those that buy CEs this is a good edition. If you like puzzles, want a built in SG, like all puzzles, H0 scenes unlocked, decent length bonus play then this CE may please.
February 14, 2012
More Than I Expected
I don't know exactly how old this game is, and I downloaded it months ago and just got around to working on it. I think my first impression was that it was a bit cheesy, like a humorous version of Dracula. It's not like a horror story. So, if you are looking for something with a fear factor, that's not what this is.
The cut scenes include voices all the way through. The graphics are pretty good, and although I had to look closely, I didn't find the objects too difficult to recognize like some games. I always play in relaxed mode, so I don't know how different it would be in expert mode. In fact, I don't know if I used a single hint this time during a HOS, but I did have to look hard for a couple. I just didn't give up easily. The images were pretty nice to look at, and the CG rendered people only showed up here and there. I prefer them drawn over the fake people, so that's good.
I did enjoy most of the puzzles. I usually lose patience with those where you have to click on a block and it rotates others, or press a button to turn on all the lights. Yep, I usually end up skipping those after a few minutes. But most of them were good. The ones in the Extra gameplay were harder, and I skipped most of those because they fell into the above category. I do like the ones where you have to move a piece around a board in a straight line to get it to the desired location. That last one took a while, but I got it. :). I learned that I really suck at tic-tac-toe, so I won't be signing up for any tournaments anytime soon.
The game lasted a lot longer than I expected. I have had some games that I was really disappointed in because after a couple of hours, it said I was halfway finished. This was not the case this time! I was going to finish it last night, but it was getting too late. Then I started working on it again tonight, thinking I was almost finished, and played for several hours. As far as time goes, it was excellent quality.
You'll get a couple of chances to make decisions in the game whether to turn someone into a vampire or not. I only played as letting them live, but I'd like to see what happens if I change my decision. That is something that encourages repeat playing.
The CE comes with an integrated strategy guide, which I had to consult a couple of times because I didn't understand the instructions to the puzzles (click the ? for instructions) since some of them were different from anything I'd seen before.
After you finish the extra chapter, another section of extras unlocks with mini games and HOSs. I do not know if these are the same as in the game or not. I kind of assume they are.
The game also features a map that allows you to easily go to other locations. In addition, when you have found everything in a location, it tells you that the location has been completed, so you aren't left wondering.
All in all, I thought it was one of the better games I've played in a while. Definitely more game for the buck than I've seen elsewhere. I was pleased.
May 30, 2013