Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial Collector's Edition
I really enjoyed the game it had a great storyline and I enjoyed how the Detective made you part of the game. The music and visuals were great althought the HOS could have been better. I don't like having to randome click or use hints because the items are mislabeled in HOS scenes and there was plenty of that here.
The CE kept you just as busy and was enjoyable but it did not add to the story enough to make you miss anything if you had not purchased it. In fact I didn't really like the storyline enough so I was bummed I payed extra for it.
November 11, 2012
One awesome hidden object game!!
I played the demo first ( as i always tend to). and this Edgar Allen Poe game is alot of fun! i just had to buy it, luckily i found the CE for only 6.99$ with a coupon code last weekend! The visual style is just amazing, the level design is very well done also, the games vioovers are top notch!! I really enjoy these type of mysterous games. I AM A FAN of this series for sure!!
November 8, 2012
An exciting adventure
I really enjoyed the story this was based on, even though I found this game had too many ghostly appearances for my comfort. It was thrilling to work through the game with the detective, as I wanted to see how the story progressed.
Gameplay was quite challenging (needed hints more often than I wanted to), and the mini-games were such fun, and good variety too! Even the hidden object scenes (something I prefer less of) were interactive and easy on the eye. Visuals were excellent and depicted the settings well, conveying a sense of misfortune which added to the atmosphere. Looking out for the collectibles was nice too.
Hours of fun roaming around town with this one!
October 29, 2012
Love this Game!
Such a fun game, my favorite dark tales series!
August 24, 2012
I was most impressed with Premature Death CE by E.A.Poe.
Excellent game with lots of interesting twists and turns.
The way the story was put together was exceptional. The music fit right into the time period and was easy listening.
The dialogue, characters and gameplay were all well done and easy to follow.The HOS were challenging but fun to play.
A must buy!
July 21, 2012
Beautiful Graphics And Engaging Storyline
This game isn't quite as good as the others in this series (Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe`s Murders in the Rue Morgue and Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat), but it still provides plenty of HOG/Puzzle entertainment. The graphics are beautiful. The characters were all voiced and well acted which adds a lot to the story and atmosphere. The game wasn't quite as long as I would have liked, even with the Bonus content in the Collector's Edition.
November 18, 2011
love to play ERS games but now with all the going back and forth in the games I at times need a hint. I donot like going to the walk through just to see what to do next. So now if there is no hint button I do not buy.
May 8, 2013
My Favorite of the Dark Tales
The initial movie-like quality of the visuals is eye-popping. Hearing the dialogue spoken by the characters makes it more personal than just reading a conversation. The Poe mythos suffuses every scene and immerses the player in the mystery of the tale with deliciously dark ease. However, finding the HOs can be daunting due to the objects being buried in dark smudges, clouds and dim scenes. Furthremore, I would have been frustratingly lost much of the time had it not been for the Hint button, as solving the challenges presented throughout the game were daunting. (I marked the Level of Challenge as "Excellent" - 5 notches - but the slant is not positive. The 5 notches represent, more to me, the level of difficulty and frustration.) Sadly, I purchased the SE of this game and my enthusiasm waned due to the difficulty of trying to navigate through the solutions. Had I stayed with the CE, I am certain I would have enjoyed my experience a great deal more.
January 25, 2012
I really had fun with this game. Just the right amount of HO's and the characters were great. Lots to do. A little bit of back and forth but I did not mind. I will be putting this on my must buy list. Atmosphere in the Dark Tales are pretty good at making you feel you are back in their time.
Common down fall. Repetitive music.
April 17, 2013
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial CE
Another great Poe classic brought to gaming life, but, I wasn't as thrilled with this game especially compared to The Black Cat. This tale is about a handsome yet poor man who pleads with Detective Dupin to investigate the mysterious death of the woman he loves yet cannot have because of his social and financial status.
The Hidden Object Scenes are well done slightly interactive list finds. They do repeat the scenes a couple of times which is a peeve I have, it's just too boring the second time around and much easier to find things too!
The mini games are mostly simple puzzles such as unblocking 4 mechanisms in a game similar to blocks. One of the games I thought was unique and harder to solve involved rolling a box both vertically and horizontally until along a grid path with the end result to drop the box into a square hole.
There are 33 collectible hidden roses to find, soundtracks, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, a built in strategy guide, the original Edgar Allan Poe story and of course a bonus chapter, enjoy!
July 23, 2014