Brink of Consciousness: Dorian Gray Syndrome
i thought this game was quite good a bit freaky at times but it was quite fun and if you were bored and wanted something to do this game would defanately be the right game for you. There were lots of thingd to do and rooms to go in and was genrally really good !!
February 5, 2012
Fun but would only play the regular not the collector edition
Thought the game was fun, but Dorian talked way too much and I found it annoying.
February 1, 2012
extremely irritating voice over, stark and boring scenes,way too much walking, h.o. scenes far too easy as were most of the puzzles
January 24, 2012
Wish I Could Have Finished It.. GLITCH
Wonderful graphics and interesting, if disturbing scenarios. I got to the point where you put the cartridge in the machine and I went on a bathroom break. Came back and BF had timed me out so I reloaded. Now there was no cartridge, nothing in my inventory and no where to find it either. I gave up. Luckily, I had been using the walk through on this challenging game (because of no transportable map) so I was able to see the end. Glad I didn't waste any more time. The ending STUNK!
July 7, 2013
CONSTANTLY BACK AND FORTH
I started out really enjoying this game. I love the story line and the interaction the nemesis has with me. The graphics are gorgeous, the music and atmosphere nearly perfect but.....
constant back and forth requirements left me annoyed. It's a shame, because this is an intelligent game except for that. At one point in the game, towards the end, I had completed everything that I could and looked on the map for an indication of where I should go...to find nothing. The map was blank. OOOKKKKK did that mean I was finished? Left me scratching my head and ended up (once again) having to run back through ALL of the previous screens to find the next step. The hint button is USELESS as it just says "there is nothing to do here." Well, I know that, duh.....or I wouldn't be asking. oh well.... I wish game makers would keep games moving forward not backward. If you play this game, be prepared to spend A LOT of time going back, then forward, then back and back some more. Good luck.
May 3, 2013
Middle of the road
I think I bought this as part of a special or using my "free game" option. The story was okay and it was middle of the road difficult but I didn't enjoy the graphic colors (too muted and brown) and like others I didn't enjoy the over-long voiceovers. Would not spend the money for the collectors edition but if you don't mind alot of going back and forth (I prefer interactive game maps) it's worthwhile.
January 17, 2013
not for me
This game is boring. Have to keep going all over the place to find clues. The screen is to dark to find items and the music is putting me to sleep. To much talking also. Not my cup of tea.
August 7, 2012
Beginner Game; Also, More Puzzles Than HO
I was honestly surprised by the high rating this game has. The visuals, sound, etc. are all fantastic, no question, but the actual gameplay can be summed up in three words: unnecessarily time consuming.
(1) Voiceovers you can't click past. I, like many, prefer to read them and even if you have the voice option muted you can't do. Also, whenever the villain appears for cut scenes there's no 'skip' option.
(2) Puzzles which are very simple but take ~100 steps. I'm, sadly, not exaggerating as in the case of one it took me over 200 clicks before I skipped and I knew what to do as soon as I saw the puzzle.
(3) A ton of going back and forth. You will routinely have to move locations that are 8-12 clicks apart as often times the object you received goes to a puzzle 10 locations apart and then the object you get from that puzzle goes to something back in the room you started! Additionally, the map is next to useless as it gives no real indicator of where the next step might be.
For all of this the game is very, very simple and easy to play. I only played the demo which, according to BFG's blog walkthrough, goes through to the beginning of Chapter 3 out of a total 7 chapters. In effect, a third of the game. It took me about 40 minutes despite the slow downs caused by the things I've already mentioned. That's a total of 2 hours gameplay, most of it spent in listening to voiceovers or moving between locations.
If you're newer to puzzle-heavy 'hidden object' games (and this has twice the number of puzzles as it does HO) then this might be a fun game to get started with. For anyone experienced in the genre this game isn't likely to be very challenging.
November 3, 2012
Disappointing to me.......
I almost always buy my games after reading a lot of the Reviews, which is why I bought this one. I did't have much fun during the game. It seems as all yr doing is running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off. All you got from Hints were stupid sayings over and over and no help at all. I didn't feel the story or the voice over pulled any kind of story together. I finally just hurried thru it to get it out of the way so I could start another game. This is really my very first time being disappointed in a game.
March 18, 2013
The story is quite gruesome. Kinda makes me sick.
March 10, 2013