9: The Dark Side

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End a centuries-old war between the Guardians and the Clan of the Nine in 9: The Dark Side! Are you the Last Descendant of whom the legend foretells, the one who will stop the darkness that haunts Prague? Find out in this incredible Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game! Take on dark enemies and solve perplexing puzzles as you explore the gorgeous city of Prague. Fulfill your destiny in 9: the Dark Side!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/8
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 2048 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 209 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or later
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9: The Dark Side 4.5 5 124 124
Great game, lots of Puzzles! I have only played the demo on casual mode, and did not finish the demo in the hour trial. That tells me that this game will probably be worth the credit for the SE. I had very few issues with this game. The only thing that sort of bothered me was that it would freeze for a few seconds here and there transitioning between scenes. A couple of the puzzles are impossible for me, as rotating puzzles are not my strong suit, but they are all skippable, and have very clear instructions. The graphics and scenes are beautifully drawn, crisp, clear, and well done. The music reminds me of Enya...calming chants and the like, but not intrusive. The ambiance sounds are alright, sinister laughter here and there, dripping water, etc. The voice overs are done well, enough to be believable for the most part. The notebook records all info you find throughout the game, and you will need to refer to it for some of the puzzles. There are more puzzles than HOS. The puzzles are a good mix of different types. Some are easy classics with a twist that is relevant to the game, some are unique and more challenging. All are logical, designed to make you think, and can be a challenge, but not to the point of frustration. The hint is helpful, should you get stuck, but tells you in words what to do next in casual mode. Game play is mostly smooth, and linear, but there is a lot of toing and froing. Lots to do and explore. The HOS are interactive...also clear, crisp, and the majority of the HO are not too tiny, nor too blended in to the scene, but the scenes can be a bit dark. The storyline is intriguing, mixing dark mythical history, dragons, ghosts, and magic...ala Lord of the Rings. There are 3 modes of play, which will suit all skill levels of players. You really do have to explore the different scenes, or you will end up missing something...So players with attention to detail will enjoy this! I recommend this game! January 5, 2012
great...but this was a good but really challenging game, now i love a really good challenge and hate using walkthroughs, but i have to say i used it a few times to get through some of the mini games which were very difficult, i think it would have been better if there was a hint to get you started on the puzzle. The game was also a good length, so if you like a challenge, try this one. January 10, 2012
Very Challenging Adventure Game Based on complete game. Gameplay: More an adventure game with numerous puzzles and a few HO scenes. Long game, with total time quite dependent on ability and patience in solving the puzzles (see below). Hint: When an apparition disappears, look around to see if anything useful appeared in the scene (besides any item you were specifically given). Visuals: Quite nice. Journal: Gave a lot of story background and detail, which was certainly interesting. Storyline: Found the story difficult to follow. An amulet and a Gateway to the Dark Side together made up the artifact. The Guardians stole and hid the amulet and the priests opened the Gateway to release a deadly mist. So why would the priests want to help the last Guardian find the amulet? I just couldn?t get my arms around it. Usually I don?t care if the story is very good. But this was an interesting story, so I did want it to make complete sense. HO scenes: The list of items needed to more clearly differentiate between found and unfound objects. The slight contrast between them meant it was very difficult to determine what was outstanding. It looked like different items were outstanding every time I shifted my position or tilted the screen. Puzzles were many and some were terribly challenging (much more than merely difficult). Quite a few depended on reading glyphs and putting them in the correct order. Sometimes the information could be found elsewhere, but too often it seemed like I should have taken a couple more college-level logic classes to solve them. I apparently had an unknown time limit to solve puzzles, because I used the skip button because I just gave up. Not quite a 4 1/2 star game because of difficulty in logic of the storyline. June 14, 2012
Whew...!! Wow, this is a long game! I just finished it and have to say, toward the end I was getting tired of it. It's a good game, challenging mini games, pretty easy HOs and very lengthy! I hated the music so would turn it off. Sometimes things weren't logical so I wandered around a little and I pride myself on not using hints or walkthroughs but must admit, I had to use the walkthrough a few times. All in all a good game. March 24, 2012
Man, was this frustrating! Just finished this game & am actually feeling cranky about it. The story is excellent, the graphics are beautiful & it was challenging even without the extremely frustrating mini games. There weren't too many ho scenes, for those of you who prefer fewer of those. You can use the hint button any time,but beware, it will tell you exactly what you need to do & where to find the object to do it with. More of an answer than a clue. The adventure part of the game is outstanding & I would give this game 5 stars if I didn't have to skip most of the puzzles. That took a good bit of the fun out of it for me. I wasn't alone with this frustration, as I saw in the forum when I went there for help. For most of the puzzles (for me), it was difficulty plus an inordinate amount of time & moves required to solve that ruined them for me. I lost interest & hit the skip button long before they would have been solved by me. One person commented in the forum that one of the games, by her count, required about 160 moves...I had skipped this one because you almost had to plot all of the moves before you made them because just 1 move to a wrong square required a "reset". GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. I will play again at some point & try to solve the puzzles--but not for a long time. I am recommending this game, but only for the very patient. :-) May 28, 2012
A good game I was hooked with the game, because I do appreciate a good story-line, and great graphics. However, the puzzles (there are indeed many) just bored me with the time. Sliding stones, pushing buttons, etc. and this all over again and again just in a different manner. I would have given the game a 5 star, if it were not for the puzzles. Some people might like this sort of mini games, but it just gets boring. I would have appreciated some more creativity. Despite that it's a good game. Not the best I played, but above average. March 18, 2012
Innovative HOS puzzle adventure but short This game is a fun HOS adventure with some challenging puzzles that may keep you a while in front of your screen. Most HOS are interactive and when it gets confusing as to where to go next, the hint button is really helpful... maybe too much. The whole game is really fun, but way too short. September 3, 2014
Really liked this game! I enjoyed playing this game. As other reviewers have mentioned, there are many puzzles with varying difficulty. Most of these were interesting to solve, although for a few I used the Skip button. The Skip/Hint button recharges fairly quickly. There were several times when I wasn't sure what to do next, even with the task listed in the journal. The hint button explains what action is necessary though. One thing that is definitely required in this game is a good memory. Surprisingly, there is no map, so you need to remember all the locations. There is quite a bit of backtracking to finish off tasks that you couldn't do the first time around. If you don't use the Hint button, you must revisit, and keep revisiting, all the old locations until you find one that has something to do. It helped me to keep a list, as my memory wasn't up to the challenge. On the whole the game is logically laid out. The ending is rather sudden and ambiguous, I thought. With the problems that I described, it's still a very enjoyable game to play. I definitely recommend it! July 10, 2014
Not bad It was a good effort, just not the best. The puzzles were tedious and rather hard. The story was dark, not my favorite. And there wasn't an interactive or any map. But at least the hint system told you what to do if you were stuck. I did enjoy it, so I give it a 4. :) March 24, 2014
Simple But Difficult I enjoyed this game for the most part. It has a good storyline and lots of things to do. One aspect that was a little frustrating was that the puzzles were either extremely simple to solve or really difficult to solve. There wasn't much middle of the road with the puzzle difficulty so that somewhat diminished the "fun factor" for me. September 22, 2013
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