Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition
EXCELLENT ADVENTURE GAMERS WILL ALSO ENJOY!!
Fabulous HOG/Adventure game
and i am not into the HOG part of the games..
I prefer straight up Adventure Games..
The HOGS are nice though
not irritating or Impossible to see...
Story And Characters are well thought out and kept me up until the wee hours playing because I wanted to know what will happen next..
Game is Creepy to me which I like...
not just scary..
reminded me a bit of the old pc point and click Adventure
'Seven Sins of the Soul' or also called 'Faust'...
I also felt Super Creeped out in a fun good way
for most of the game..
Its Important to me to read other reviews about purchasing either the CE or SE..
I have to say about this game..
you are Missing out if you don't get the Collectors Edition...
the Bonus Game play reveals the "Rest of the Story"
Very Well Done and It is definitely a game I will replay several times...
January 12, 2013
Has a 'Saw' theme without all of the gore! great puzzles & Mystery
I love the graphic quality of this game and the story line. It was challenging for an experienced player and I did have to skip a puzzle in order to avoid a mental break down. My only negative is that there is not enough help in regards as to how to operate the puzzles. But the graphics and story make up for it. Also, you as the character are VERY interactive, elevated breathing, heart rate, etc as you move along the game and activities.
January 1, 2013
Lot's of fun!
Great game, good story, great puzzles. This one kept me engaged and when I was done I went looking for more by the same publisher. Loved it!
December 30, 2012
A little disappointed
I am writing this after just completing the standard version, so my disappointment is still fresh. I thought the storyline was good, so good that I had built up in my mind that Sam, the role you play, perhaps was the killer. I was really expecting a good twist at the end. If you want a dissent ending and some closure, you have to get the collector's edition for the bonus chapter.
The games and challenges were good. There were about three or four I had to skip because I really just did not understand the directions or couldn't conceive how to accomplish them without manipulating something during play. The game really just makes you hunt down items to manipulate other items. The most challenging aspect of the game is recalling where you need to use an item. After a while, it got a bit boring.
December 30, 2012
This one will keep you on the edge of your keyboard...
December 24, 2012
Creepy and Nightmarish
This was one of my first PC adventure games and what a delightful shocker it is!
There is a disturbing "reality" to this adventure that I haven't seen in a PC adventure before that gets inside your head and plays games with your mind.
Much research has been done in creating the character of Oscar and time has been taken in cultivating the sadism, the dark humor and the twisted logic of a maniac serial killer who thinks he is doing the world a service.
In fact, Oscar himself with his motivations, his mode of speech and his dark humor could be a close relative of Doctor Phibes!
The environment is excellently drawn with attention to detail, very much like the Mansion in the Gamecube remake version of Resident Evil and it really deserves to be seen on a large screen TV in a dark room if at all possible.
Same with the sound which is much better if using headphones to experience all the creaks and jumps of the environment, yes this game is actually very jumpy at times.
The hero of the game, Sam Wilde - lol Oscar vs Wilde - is bland and non descript but that allows the player to make the game their own so I don't know if this was just lazy programming or deliberate genius from the game designers.
The Hidden Object scenes are for the most part tasteful and consistent with the game environment so as not to take away from the atmosphere of the experience - no fried eggs in fountains or silly stuff like that. I suppose there is an "emptiness" to much of the environment with regards to things to actually do but again I'm unsure if this is the result of lazy programming or deliberate.
WARNING. This game is NOT for children - or some adults actually - as the ending is truly shocking and horrific so discretion is advised.
Down sides: The bonus game is VERY poor and really not worth the price of an "Collectors" or "Platinum" edition.
The graphics of the bonus game are cartoonish, the interaction between characters is inappropriately camp and it was obviously made by a different programming team who didn't know what the game was all about. Oh, and it's very short so save your pennies for something else.
Conclusion: Played in the right way this is not so much a game as an immersive experience in fear. May it haunt you dreams for a long time...........
December 2, 2012
I absolutely loved this game! .... well done BFG.... well done.
I started out with the 1 hour trial and it did not take long to know this was going to be the newest addition to my collection. Definitely worth the money. Cool story line, beautiful graphics, nice HOS and puzzles. Overall, a great game that I highly recommend!
November 27, 2012
Ready for the next part
Great game, but wish map had been interactive, you can get lost.
October 18, 2012
OH MY GOD!
I usually don't like Hidden Object Game which involves into murder case... However, this game is SO AMAZING, that I decided to buy the Collector Edition. It's really worth it! My first impression is about the game beautiful graphic, especially the opening! Next, it's the voice actors. They are doing a very good job, which makes me feel in love with the characters, especially the murderer. The puzzles are interesting, very challenged and variety! I have no complain about the exciting storyline. I feel like I'm a real detective in a real murderer novel.
October 17, 2012
Nothing on the Brink here!
You are fully immersed in a challenging, interesting and fun game!
I recommend this game along with a chore-free day so you
can delve into it with no interruptions!
October 17, 2012