Dracula: Love Kills
Fun with Vampires
I loved this game! You play as Count Dracula. You have Igor as your sidekick and you hook up with Dr. van Helsing. The graphics are good and the voice overs are appropriate for the storyline. The HOS are excellent and the mini games are acceptable (nothing unique). There is a lot of dialogue, but it adds to the story and is humorous. There is an interactive map that you earn shortly after the game begins. There is a hint button, but you won't need it.
The Igor character cracked me up! For an SE, this game was packed with achievements to earn and blood containers to "bite." In addition, you earn special powers as you complete certain portions of the game. The ending to the story was satisfying.
I highly recommend this game!
August 14, 2013
New twist on a OLD tale!
Awesome game! I love how two "old enemies" "team up" against an adversary....Even IGOR had a say!! Graphics awesome, story line so cool, traveling around was definitely different and I was pleasantly suprised, the puzzle and HOS were excellent, even Dracula's "special powers" were awesome. I love how you can choose the outcome of the game by just your choices in the game! WOW! Brilliantly Done!!
July 7, 2013
Love at first sight!
?10 minutes of demo and I was competely in love with this game! It took me more then 6 hours to complete but I would have gone ahead playing for hours?I was really sad about finishing my adventure with the fascinating Conte and his comic servant.. Intriguing storyline, superb graphics, a lot of stunning different locations to explore, varied and entertaining gameplay, dialogues a bit long but interesting to follow and good music which fit perfectly to the atmosphere..It?s a perfect mix of enchanting and colorful HOS and original and very funny puzzles, some also really challenging.. Even if is only a SE, you have many achievements to get, even if to complete the collection I guess you need the CE?I regret I did not buy that one! Is really a superb game, in the top 3 of my all times favourites games..Absolutely recommended!
April 3, 2013
Van Helsing and Dracula team up to beat the Vampire Queen and to save their mutual sweetheart.
Love that Igor!
HOS lots of them, interactive, some standard. A little dark, but works with the theme of the game
Good puzzles, quite a few. Long skip
Good length: 5.5 hours casual
February 20, 2013
PRINCE OF DARKNESS
IT WAS FUN FROM THE START WITH THE AMAZING GRAPHICS AND SOUND IT MADE YOU WANNA SEE THE DEVOTION THAT DRACULA HAS FOR MINA HARKER FROM HER EYES. CANT WAIT FOR MORE IN THIS SAGA
January 31, 2013
Brill Game Give me More
after reading the reviews I want to play it again U are Dracula and are helped with your arch Enemy FAB Game BTW I own this game
November 9, 2012
Bloody Awesome! Literally!
If you played the larger game of this, the one you had to install disc after disc on your PC, youll recognize the same Van Helsing from that game in this one. Sorry I think it was just called, Dracula. Of course you can get the long adventure game here on Bigfish as well now.
I loved that they made an HOG of Dracula. He and Helsing work together in this game in order to save Mina, though who will get her in the end? Will she be eternal or will she die at 90 years old, a human, in her warm bed??
I enjoyed the music, it was very dracula-ish. I loved that you could find parts of a puzzle and go ahead and place it even though you hadnt found all pieces yet. You have a nice map, that tells you if you have something you need to do at each location. I loved, loved, loved the voice overs, they were excellent. This was a long game at over 6 hours or more. I think the Collectors Edition would have been better. BTW you can choose if you want to bite someone or not. I suggest either you do or you dont. If you do sometimes and dont sometimes, youll miss achievements. I loved looking for blood in each scene too. Great game, 5 stars from me for the accurate sounding voice overs, for doing a HOG of Dracula featuring he himself, Van Helsing, Igor and Mina.
November 22, 2014
I played the CE - which has quite long bonus
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.
Instead of playing Professor Helsing you play Dracula. So you are on the outlook for blood. Your choice with this matters as it will change the story at the end and that is unique and good.
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)
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 5 hrs with 2 skips in puzzles.
for your info BONUS in CE -
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).
If you are wondering if you should buy the CE for once the length is good. and the puzzles and H0 scenes are unlocked in the CE
If you just want the SE then this will still please as the story of bonus is a sideline and the SE is complete.
February 14, 2012
Just How Bloodthirsty Are YOU?
You'll find out in this hilarious vampire adventure in which 'The Count' (that's you) teams up with Van Helsing to save the world. Just as you'd expect from the stories, your character is gorgeous but evil, and the vampire hunter is a stuffed shirt good guy, with Igor in the middle being simply, well, simple - and vicious.
The game looks great, feels almost believable, and has enough quirky HO scenes, tricky but not impossible puzzles, interesting story and odd characters to rate as a fine HOPA game. Even if you're not a vampire fan, you'll enjoy this fresh look at the legend.
January 14, 2012
Sympathy for Dracula
The title of this game turned me off. It sounds like it's going to be a sappy Twilight-inspired "romance" but it's actually an engaging plot with some good snarky dialogue between Dracula (your character) and Van Helsing, your nemesis who you are forced to work with for a common goal. Your henchman Igor has plenty of funny lines. I also appreciated the detailed history of your family and other characters. It really gave the game a lot of flavour.
The graphics look great, especially the goopy red stuff that threatens to infect the world with a vampiric plague. You travel to different locations around the world and the change of scenery is great.
There's an original (for this genre) game mechanic that was exciting to me when I first encountered it. You can make a choice as to whether you drink someone's blood or don't do it and it will affect the outcome of the game! However, I was a little disappointed that these choices had a minor effect (only on the ending and getting a few extra puzzles, not on most of the game).
The puzzles were great fun. Challenging without being frustrating, and a nice variety. One of the more original recurring puzzles was one where you get a few moments to see and memorize a maze, then the screen goes dark and you have to guide your character through the maze and try not to bump into the walls.
I like that you gain special vampire powers as you progress through the game and that they're powered by blood. The hidden object scenes were of the same high quality artwork as the location scenes.
Overall, this is a really high quality game. I wish they had done more with the game mechanic of making choices, but still a very good game.
October 23, 2012