Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga Collector's Edition
Based on Demo
Not sure, sometimes the game seemed sluggish. Easy to follow and minigames were easy. I did play on the first level as I like to move up. Sometimes the dialogue went on a little too long and couldn't always skip. Not a buy for me but can't say it is a bad game. Just not interested.
August 31, 2012
Didn't check out the later reviews before buying this game. I am disappointed that it was billed as a Hidden Object Adventure game and to date I havn't had a Hidden Object Quest. Read reviews later and there arn't any apparently. I feel cheated! Money back please or a Collectors game credit.
Rescue your daughter, Hannah, from the clutches of an evil witch before it's too late in this chilling Hidden Object adventure game!
August 31, 2012
BORING & THE SAME OLD STORY!!!!
Artwork is nice but the very loud cheezy voice overs and super easy mini games & no sign of HO scenes & the other objects too easy to find.No challenge! If this isn't boring enough I really think these normally good designers need to leave there dark, dank computer rooms and join the real world and think of SOMETHING, ANYTHING other than blaming every bad thing in the world on an EVIL WITCH. Normally I love these types of games but I'm sick of the witch hunts and won't buy any more of them. Think of something new. GEE is it the middle ages suddenly and it's just easy to blame it all on witches or are they afraid of women. Shake up a can of ideas and pull out something else to scare people with.
Seen it done it and won't buy another one like it!
August 31, 2012
Advertised and bought as a hidden object game, but was WAY disappointed. NO hidden objects. The trial started out promising and I decided to purchase it. The first hour (trial) was the only part I can really say I enjoyed. You spend an UNBELIEVABLE amount of time running back and forth from one scene to another and after a while they all seem the same, so it's hard to even remember where you're going. Can NOT recommend this at all.
September 9, 2012
A little less hand-holding, please
There were a few tricky bits but overall this felt like a game for beginners - Far too much assistance and no real challenge, even on the hardest mode. Add in massive back-tracking and it's more tedious than fun.
Mini games were simple, ridiculously so at times. (A jigsaw with six pieces? Really?) It was very disappointing, especially because Ers is usually so good at adding a new twist to the classic ones.
The hardest thing about using inventory items was remembering where you needed to backtrack to use them. Even then, the game would randomly open portals to take you there. When that didn't happen, there was much jogging. An interactive map would have been very helpful.
A few scattered H0 scenes would have been nice. It would have been a relaxing break in all the running around, offered a base level of challenge, and gave the game a decent length. (My time was 4 hours for the main game, on hard mode with no hints or walkthrough.)
Art is up to Ers standards which is good because you get repeated views of each scene.
One saving grace are the 25 pages of a diary to find. Those are difficult to spot, tucked away in odd corners and easy to overlook. Probably the hardest part of the game. I thought I had missed one but that didn't stall the ending.
The bonus content is not related to the main story. It is a bit short (45 minutes on hard mode) but the game play is slightly better than the main game. There was one association puzzle that quite good but again, not very difficult. That didn't save it, it isn't worth the extra cost.
This game felt rushed and not very well planned. There were several good concepts that seemed to be leading somewhere but then they just petered out. It felt as if only the artists had made the deadline, everyone else just scrambled to get the game released.
I really can't recommend this game at all. It would be better to replay one of Ers' old games than buy Gothic Fiction.
September 1, 2012
I agree with 'been there done that' comment, there is nothing new or special about this game. Graphics very average and it is just a matter of wandering around finding objects. If you like a bit of story or interesting characters, this isn't it. With the high rating I had hopes but was really disappointed.
August 31, 2012
Not so fun hidden object game
Gothic Saga: Dark Fiction was just to full of fiction, meaning so outragiously not in any realm of being able to concentrate on the bases of the game which is suppossed to be hidden object. The ludicrousness of the game made it virtually impossible to focus on just that. Of course, this is just my humble opinion, I just made a mistake and chose the wrong game. I'm sure to some this is and will always be the best game they ever played.
September 3, 2012
Poor: Story, graphics, game play, navigation, dubbing... Disappointing
Adventure game with no HO - which would be appealing if there was any interesting plot or game play.
I bought this because I like adventure games and wanted a break from HO. There were so many rave reviews, but I wish I had started from the poor reviews first: eye opening.
This game is jarring on so many levels.
Set in England? Yeah right... Yellow American school buses, US road signs saying 'route 999', steering wheels and driving on the wrong side, architecture which feels American, not an English accent in sight, no school uniforms or children remotely dressed as though for school.
Did I have to walk to and fro and to and fro and to and fro? Yes and it drove me bonkers.
Any problems with the game? It seems resource heavy on my laptop and not as responsive as other games which have better game play and graphics. Also it crashed part way through. Opening / closing the story book was a bit slow.
Did it feel spooky? No. Not helped by poor dubbing of actors, poor casting, poor scenery which did not feel school-like, and monsters that looked a bit 'arcade-like' with brash colours and pointy teeth.
Storyline? The start of the game feels rushed and only makes sense if you read the journal to pad out the beginning of the story. And the end? Well, if you have the standard edition you are going to get a short abrupt ending which hits you like a slap in the face. The end. At least with CE you get to play out a bit more of a story. However, by this point you want the game to end, but feel obliged to play because you've spent extra on the CE....
Did I care what happened? Not really.
Who do I think will like this game? Peeps who are not so much into storyline and just want an adventure game of medium difficulty. If that is all you want, then this will fit the bill. If you are someone like me who is more story line driven, I'd recommend you give this a miss.
How on earth is this getting 5 stars from people ...? Maybe they need to play more games for a more balanced comparison?
December 9, 2012
bummer: final cut does not working
illogical, to expensive, and bummer, for unexplained reasons final cut (end game video) will not trigger. poor performance for a 'collector's edition'. really very frustrating
September 8, 2012
I Think We've Moved On From This Point...............
Oh dear. Just when the CE games were getting better an old chestnut like this appears. Tired theme. Tired challenge. Nasty graphics. Come on BF you can do better!
September 5, 2012