Dark Strokes: Sins of the Father Collector's Edition
Very interesting art work
I bought the CE and enjoyed the storyline. Some of the scenes were a bit repetitive but kept you searching for all the clues. Seemed a bit lacking on the plot, and the ending was a bit of a let down. Try demo before buying.
April 3, 2012
Liked it very much...good graphics, puzzles, pieces to find, not to complicated, good story line...liked the punch at the end. Try it.
April 2, 2012
Too many keys!
I enjoyed the game. I've read some of the other lower reviews of the game and can understand about the "finding a key" for a large part of the game. None the less it kept my interest.
March 28, 2012
Very Good Game
Really liked the story line on this one. I actually cared what happened next!
Puzzles were fun, not too challenging (skipped one or two, but enjoyed most).
Couldn't give 4 stars because of the interface. No map and journal entries were not helpful. Had to return to past areas to write down codes that did not get entered in the journal.
Very enjoyable game and would recommend purchase.
March 26, 2012
Good but definitely could've been better!
I was really excited to play this game based on all the five star reviews. I didn't expect for the interactive hidden object scenes to become regular hidden object scenes! At first you had to perform certain actions to obtain some objects, but that wasn't the case throughout the game, only at the beginning! Also the hidden object scenes were repeated, especially in the bonus section, with some of the same objects on the list to be found! There were no morphing objects or hidden objects to collect during the game. I enjoy that aspect of the games because I find myself replaying them just to collect all of the objects if I have missed one. I also thought the characters should have been animated, especially when they were speaking! Something that really annoyed me was that the strategy guide didn't keep your place. It's very useful whenever you have to reference it, just to open it, and not to have to find your place each time. I thought it was a good game, all in all, but definitely not a great one like everyone said!
March 18, 2012
It was OK but the bonus was long - bonus pros and cons at end
At the beginning I was really enjoying it then it began to fall apart a bit for my taste. The map wasn?t interactive and quite frankly useless and there was quite a bit of backtracking. Then they started to repeat hidden object scenes, there was a sparkle eye on the HOS and I played on the hardest of two levels. They also had random click penalty and the items were not sharp, and blurry and some quite small or faded. There were black bar tips (tells you what to do if you click on an item). Some of the cutscenes were flat ?cutout? characters that pop up with non moving lips and dialogue at the bottom. There were voiceovers at the start and end but not throughout the game.
HINT AND STRATEGY GUIDE
The hint button will say ?I don?t have anything else to do in this location? but will also keep showing you an arrow until you get to an area where you can do something. If you use the SG you will want to strangle it as it isn?t available in game (you have to click menu then SG) and on top of that it doesn?t remember where you are.
The plot was OK (I never like saying much as it gives too much away) but you have to find and rescue loved ones and defeat the baddie. I liked some of the cutscenes as some of the story was told through drawings.
The middle with all the backtracking and quite a lot of hidden object scenes had me a bit bored, it did pick up in spots but oh for a transporter map. Puzzles a bit varied in hardness but nothing hard or unique but I don?t think any were mind numbingly easy or boring.
Main game took me 5hrs 30mins so it was a long game.
The story was dark ? the devil or ?evil one? was in it a lot and there was a quick mention of 666, and I know quite a few people don't like that.
-Length ? 1hr 45mins
-Plot, it was a backstory and went back in time. It was an actual bonus story and not needed for understanding of the main game although it was nice to have it fleshed out a bit more.
- no achievements
-nothing to collect
-repeating of hidden object scenes, couple were repeated 3 times.
- mostly was set in places that were in main game although some new areas
This is one of those games, that I won't remember and will blend into the next one. Nothing special but nothing bad either. If they had given me a transporter map, sharpened the HOS and didn't repeat them then I would have enjoyed this game a LOT more.
If time is one of the most important factors for you to get your money worth then with 5hrs 30min + another 1hr 45min on hard (I didn't skip puzzles) then have a look.
June 25, 2012
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