Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga
Don't know why this is so highly rated
I thought this game was awful...the story line was good, but the execution was very lame. It was also really glitchy and kept freezing on me. The puzzles were okay but not at all challenging. The acting in the cut scenes was poorer than most games. All in all a huge disappointment, I am annoyed I wasted money on this clanger.
October 18, 2012
Hated this game
Notice to HOS fans - there are none in this game. There is however, lots of running back and forth. There is a map, but it is not interactive. The hint button is not useful at all unless you are IN the room the game wants you to do something.
Thank goodness for the walkthrough. I would never have finished this game without it. I have never been so disappointed in a game as this one.
November 21, 2012
Gothic Fiction, Dark Saga
Enjoyed, would recommend. Long enough and extra game after finishing.
September 21, 2012
Not the normal high standard from this stable.
I did something with this game which I rarely do and that is to buy it without playing the trial version. I won't say it was a complete waste of my free game but I should probably have taken my normal cautious approach to buying games. It sounded good and as it comes from the makers of such greats as Puppet Show so I thought I would have a pretty good chance of liking this game. But in reality, I'm not that crazy about it. The map is not particularly useful and doesn't really seem to tell you what actions can be taken at that moment. There are things called "Objective" and "Main Quest" but it is somewhat confusing as to what these actually mean. There doesn't really seem to be a clear objective to the whole game and I don't really like having to collect, say, 5 or 10 items like "mystic energy" without really knowing what I'll need it for. The cursor is also perhaps a bit too fancy which makes it difficult to tell when you can perform an action. The one thing on the plus side though: I like not having hidden object scenes to trawl through every 5 minutes as it is really more about the puzzles with me.
There are also a few small niggles which I'd like to point out like the American style school bus when this is supposed to be Somerset. And also the rain! I know it adds atmosphere, but really, it does not always rain in England despite what the British would tell you.
September 26, 2012
I liked it. I like adventure games and do not care there is not much for HOS.
December 20, 2012
Good production, but bad game
As usual for this developer, the production is first rate with live actors. Too bad the rest of the game is bad. To begin with, the story is awful and is poorly told to boot. Game play is totally confusing - back and forth again and again. The HINT button is more than useless, it is wrong at times. There is a map, but it is also useless, showing some locations where action is needed but ignoring others. At random times, some girl pops up to show you a jump path opening - dumb. There aren't any HOS and the puzzles are simple. The game is long, too, making one wish the thing would end, please. I suggest one use a walkthrough just to avoid frustration. Better yet, avoid this dog.
December 12, 2012
Game was interesting but not overly challenging.
This was not a hidden object game. It was more problem solving. It had an interesting storyline but actions were a bit random and didn't always seem to make sense with the storyline. Mini games were not very challenging though some were enjoyable. There were a lot of neat things going on visually but they also didn't always seem to be cohesive with the storyline. It is nice as a free game and nice way to spend an hour or two but there are more challenging and exciting games out there that are worth purchasing..
October 18, 2012
We found this game difficult to navigate unless you used the walkthru. The game is also advertised as a HO game, WRONG, we play the full hour of the demo and never had one HOS. I don't recommend this game but that's just us, others may like it. I will say that the graphics are very good.
September 22, 2012
Bad Mapping setup
I liked the game, but felt that the map was almost useless. I had tasks that need to be completed, but the map didn't show them. This caused me to go in circles until I gave up on the map and started my own log with pen and paper.
October 10, 2012
Try It For Yoursefl!
I don't have a whole lot to say. I did play the trial before I purchased it & decided to buy it. It did have a map. However, it wasn't interactive. At certain times throughout the game, assistance was given, as a portal, to send you to a location where you could use your collected tools. That was very helpful. The 4 criteria were met. But in my opinion, it was all average. I do, however, still recommend you play the game first & then decide.
December 27, 2012