Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome Collector's Edition
Did they Really....
Unlike other CE games, this one is actually better without the Bonus Chapter. The audio/visual quality of the game is decent and the story does keep your interest. There's nothing terribly wrong with the main game, it's the bonus game were lies the problem. SPOILER ALERT : You don't feel the urgent need to get to Oscar like you did the first time, there weren't any more deaths as far as we can tell, we never get to see 'Oscar's face and this story (that could have been carried on to a sequel) ends with our character 'Sam' in jail blamed for 'Oscar's suicide. The main game gave us a feeling of accomplishment when we finished but that feeling is turned to frustration after playing the Bonus chapter and your left with an incomplete ending that seems to be implying that you wasted you time on the game in general. If you want the best game experiance for your $ than wait for the SE.
January 11, 2012
Just the thing for insomniacs
If you are looking for something to put you to sleep, this game is it; I am sorry to say that I found the whole experience totally boring.
There were a few HO scenes and a lot of running backwards and forwards searching for objects which when found, generally just worked (i.e. keys opened doors; rope and bucket went on the well) there was a marked lack of mini-games.
However, we are all different, try the demo and see for yourself; as for me, this is one that I will definitely not be buying.
January 11, 2012
I don't know what this has to do with Dorian Grey. Don't really know what the point of the story was. The hidden object games were way too busy. The chain of rooms was confusing since you couldn't use the map to get to a specific area. I spent the last half of the game using the cheat guide contantly to get through. Also, the constant cough was VERY annoying. I won't play this one again.
January 4, 2012
This game was not very challenging and the cut scenes were waaaay too long. There were a couple of good puzzles, but other than that you were constantly running back and forth to find the next clue or puzzle piece. But the thing that really upset me was that at the end of the bonus chapter the bad guy came out the winner...trust me that is not fun and because of that I will not purchase or play any other games in this series or from this game company. People play games to win, not to lose to a psychopath!
August 1, 2013
Borning and Disappointing
This game is a very slow moving game. Its boring because it will lead you to a room for just one item and then run you all over the place to use that item. Then will do it again and again. There really doesnt seem to be a theme going on other than having a madman talk to you. It is a very disappointing game compared to others from different companies.
December 26, 2011
not that great
I did not like it at all, too complicated you don't even know when and how to use some of the items of your inventory......
December 26, 2011
Most Annoying Big Fish Game
You spend most of your time back tracking. There are some hidden games that are extremely hard to get the object to move that you end up wanting to toss your iPad out rhe window. It does not let you enlarge any screen so if you have trouble seeing, forget it. In most cases on hidden games it does not have a skip button, so when the objects refuse to move, you are out of luck!
June 25, 2013
WHERE AM I?
This is the first game that I have not finished. It is one of those games that runs you in so many directions and back and forth over the same areas that you get lost. There is a map, but it is not interactive, so if you can't figure out where you need to go, it is no help. Also, the hint button only tells you that there is nothing to do in a scene, instead of telling you where you need to go next. The map tells you were there are unfinished actions, but again it is no help in getting where you need to go. And even if you are able to get there, 9 times out of 10 you don't have the item in inventory that you need.
Even the strategy guide is not that much help. At one point the directions were "go down 9 times" which is ridiculous; way too much back and forth. At other times it would just tell you which location you needed to go to, but no help in how to get there.
I had an inventory item that I knew where it needed to go, but after about 15 minutes of going through doors, going up and down, and trying to use the strategy guide and the map, I finally gave up and quit playing. And the sad thing about it was that I had been to the location I needed to go to, but could not figure out how to return. It was like I found locations by accident, not by any logic built into the game.
This type of game is absolutely no fun; it is way too frustrating.
December 23, 2013
THE ENDING IS HORRIFIC!!!!
I enjoyed this game until the ending. However, I have never had a game ending make me so angry and I have played many adventure games. I will admit to being a romantic - I like the "bad guy" to LOSE and justice (the hero) to prevail. In the bonus chapter of collector's edition of this game, the protagonist gets framed by the villain. The final shot is the newspaper report that the hero is under suspicion for the crimes. This made me so furious that I deleted the game. I know that some people are not "happy ever after" fans. However, I believe that a warning about this ending should be included with this game. I will admit that the quality of the graphics and sound are fabulous and the story is very gripping until the last chapter. The ending wiped out all of my previous enjoyment.
October 16, 2012
If you like waaaay too much talking and waaaay too much running around .. this is the game for you. I found it annoying and frustrating so I quit but some may like this kind of game so don't take my word for it. (but do consider yourself warned)
December 26, 2011