Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga Collector's Edition
A Poor Showing from this Developer
I normally love all the games from this developer, but what were they thinking when they released this one??
It's like they couldn't agree on the subject matter, so they ended up with an "Occult-Monster plant-SciFi-Magical-Medieval" mess! At the very beginning of the game, after choosing to bypass the tutorial, the tutorial pops up anyway. Not a big deal, but why bother asking? Anyway, here's where the "story" begins. You and your daughter are new in town and want to check out some schools. So a school bus, not a public transportation bus, takes you to a school that's been closed for 40 years and leaves you there. After noticing that the school looks "gloomy", you spot some creepy plants with eyes, but you're not too concerned about them. All of a sudden * POOF * your daughter, who was standing next to you, disappears. But, that obviously doesn't bother you either, because you don't say a word about it. Then a poorly drawn witch appears and tells you she finally has the last child she needs, and disappears. You then see a man sitting on the ground, babbling about how everything is all his fault and he wants you to locate all the missing pages to his journal. That's when the witch comes along and he disappears too. And again, you do not seem overly surprised at this. Wish I could tell you more, but that's when I exited and uninstalled the game. A lot of reviewers gave this a high rating -- maybe the storyline didn't matter to them, but I found it utterly ridiculous.
August 31, 2012
Played Demo immediately when BFG first released over the weekend and then promptly uninstalled. Storyline was flat, utterly ridiculous and boring.
Storyline--What parent is going to travel internationally, enroll and then TRANSPORT their child to a "school' that looks like your worse nightmare?
BFG Members, such as myself, rely on reliable reviews and I don't understand the rave reviews.
So, I did a little digging here on BFG and happily discovered a tad bit older games that are less the "dog-and-pony show" act and more "creative"--in my humble opinion, such as the "Strange Cases" series.
Typically, ERS Developers release excellent games--"Haunted Halls, Grim Facade, Redemption Cemetery" and also a fun and light-hearted series "Steve the Sheriff".
For new BFG Members, welcome! If you like this game, great, however, if not, there are many AWESOME games here on BFG both new and older.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
September 4, 2012
One of the worst HOG
I can't believe the high rating of this game received.
5 stars? oh for heaven's sake,really?
I immediately removed it from my computer after 5 minutes of playing the trial version. Here's why:
Real live actors + silly storyline = Gothic Fiction Dark Saga
The use of real life actors,here in this game do not expect something as professional as you see in MCF Dire Grove & HH Charles Dexter Ward.What I saw in Gothic Fiction are nothing but awful acting blended into ugly looking background.
The silly storyline.Like other reviewers said,who in the right mind would want to enroll their daughter in a school that's been abandoned in 40 years?
After they arrived at the school,the girl disappeared (duh!) then as you can guess,your goal is to fight the evil force /witches/whatever else and save her. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes when I read the cheesy lines like 'Finally I have found my final child.' 'The girl is mine,now leave or you'll die' yeahhh...imagine you're watching C rated movie on Sci-Fi,that's what you get from this game.
As for graphics,the vines with dark greenish background are annoying and I didn't like the music at all. I wish I could find something good to say about this game but unfortunately there's none. I've been playing HOG for almost 3 years now and for me this is one of the worst ever. I know there's other games that are more elegantly made with amazing storyline and definitely worth your money. Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga just not one of them.
September 17, 2012
Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga CE
This might be one of the worst games I've ever played. I kept getting caught in loops. And what is the point of aving a map when you can't use it to go anywhere.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!
September 19, 2012