Dark Strokes: Sins of the Father Collector's Edition
HELP ETHAN AND SAVE CLAIR
Not a bad game, but I found there was far too much hand holding. There is:
* Voiceovers (although only very sporadic);
* Casual and Expert modes of play;
* Map (not interactive).
The graphics were a little on the dark side and quite cluttered. I found that I had to stop and stare around for a while to get my bearings and decipher what objects were.
The music just played very quietly in the background.
As you are moving around, you are told what to find in most cases. Therefore, no chance of fizzing your brain out!
The hidden object games were the usual cluttered scenes. Some items were very hard to see, but I did eventually find them all which sometimes did take a while.
The mini-games were all very easy and didn't take long to do. They were the usual ones with placing the right weights on the scales, finding pairs, sliding tiles, etc. Nothing new.
Moving around was very easy and you don't stay in one location for long. Finding items and clues was easy.
The game took me about 4 hours to play. This is without skipping or hinting any HOS or mini-games. I'm now about to start on the bonus.
So overall, an average game. Experts may become bored with the challenge, but the story line is good and there is plenty to do.
August 1, 2014
I'm surprised that I feel so different than other reviewers.
I wanted to like this game. Graphics were nice, some voice overs, music appropriate but repetitive, story line is not original, just another town and another missing bride/groom. I played demo on expert for 40 mins. Very easy HOS and mini games. I had to stop, some parts bordered (crossed?) on ridiculous. It's not a game I will purchase.
March 8, 2012
This is a good game but fairly typical. My only complaint is the stereotypical negative portrayal of the rats as being evil creatures. I think it is irresponsible of game creators to include poisoning animals. Surely they can provide a humane alternative for the players. While I understand that it is only a game, I don't like games that poison rodents, aim slingshots at birds, etc.
March 9, 2012
I had high expectations due to the good reviews, but it was a letdown.
- good storyline, although I don't like damsels-in-distress
- beautiful cutscenes!
- sound and music ok
- the graphics are pretty poor otherwise
- all the little notes all over the place annoyed me
- the character's unoriginal personalities
- lack of achievements and overall difficulty
Not buying, I can however recommend the game! I can be very demanding! =)
March 27, 2012
GAME JUST OKAY
I have read all the reviews. However, I don't rate this a five star game. It is more of the same old games as before. It lacks something, and I wasn't engrossed with it. I found myself waiting for the demo to finally end. It does have good graphics, and I love the attention to detail. I like the cut-scenes. I wish the characters could talk. The story is mildly interesting, but not enough to make me want to buy the game right away. Will keep it on my lengthy "to buy someday" list
March 17, 2012
Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers Collector's Edition
I have only played half of the demo; so perhaps this isn't the best qualified review. But, I didn't think that the graphics were so clear, which is very important to me. I also didn't agree with all the others that it is a 5 star game, as the 27 minutes seemed graphically unsophisticated, although the introduction was astounding. I was really caught by the story line though. I have categorized my self as an "intermediate"; but if all these other self proclaimed experts thinks this is the greatest, than I will have to self upgrade myself. I will play the rest tomorrow and hopefully can upgrade my opinion, as I would love nothing better than to play a 5 star game! I just don't see this one to be it - so far. This one is up for grabs you will have to make your own decision. I like nice, clear graphics more important than any task, or much else; even the story line, although that is usually important to me. That and an awesome challenging puzzle; a lot of them sandwiched in the HO's. Most likely to be an SE for me.
March 9, 2012
Didn't grab me
I see alot of other great reviews on this game, and mine is based on the trial. I couldn't stand the character portrayal, jumping up looking like paper dolls, the HO's were fine, voices were okay, but found art work lacking, puzzels were easy, story line unoriginal, all in all I was disapointed. If I buy it at all will be the SE version. I can't say it's worth a CE price.
March 10, 2012
Okay, but flawed
This game was so highly rated I had high hopes but for me, there were several issues:
*Some interactive tasks were too location specific
*The "findability" of HOs was highly variable
*Glitches would cause odd script to appear on screen
The storyline was fairly good through most of the game (it fell apart a bit a the end).
Several times during the play, I could not complete an interactive task no matter where I clicked/placed the cursor.
A good effort but, in general, the play felt uneven: some things were ridiculously difficult, and others felt too easy.
November 2, 2012
Going from scene to scene looking for a key to unlock doors. The plot is predictable. I was anxious for it to end.
March 31, 2012
I haven't got a clue why this game had such a high rating!!
I only bought this game because the ratings were so high. I won't buy a game that doesn't have at least a 89% approval range (OK, ..once in a while... I'll buy one that looks /and is pretty good with a lesser rating). This is a game that could have been wonderful, but the story line is not good throughout the game....It only starts out that way!!!, There are "no speaking people", the map that you finally do get does not give you the ability to go where you want to, and the puzzles are way too EASY!!
I'm not finished with it yet ......close to the end and wish that I'd never wasted my money. I'll finish JUST BECAUSE, but it won't be much fun and I'm debating even to go to the Bonus part of the game......probably still boring.!
April 7, 2013