Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga
I really like many things about the game. The graphics were great. Some new mini games that were interesting. I would have given the game a 5 star, except for the map. I felt it was useless. The least they could have done was put names on the map for all the different places. You really had to do a lot of going back and forth between scenes and the map was worthless. Other than that I really enjoyed the game and do recommend it to others.
September 27, 2012
it was fun and gothic !
I got into it, I liked the graphics, the puzzles and it was lots of fun and enchanting, they did a good job !
October 21, 2012
There is so much going on in this game! A lot of back and forth and trying to remember what item goes to which puzzle in which location. Sometimes a character in the game would help you go to different places, which cut down on travel a bit.
The story didn't seem to make a lot of sense to me. It did have a lot of nice little animations throughout the game.
But overall is was still a pretty good game. I recommend it.
July 27, 2013
That Sword of Strength really came in handy!!
I played the SE version of this game and wow, there is a multitude of things to do! The name of the game, Gothic Fiction: Dark Saga holds true to its title. Gloomy atmosphere all around, but great artwork. As soon as you load up the game, a booming voice announces the game! I got a big charge out of that! I didn't give this game a 5-star because tho it had a map it should have had a transporting map, but from time to time when you collected an item to use for another location, the hologram/soul would appear and supply a portal for you to enter into the exact spot where the object was needed. I found the portal to be a big plus and so will you if you decide to buy this game. It had a blueprint/sketch of the areas to be investigated, but you were pretty much left on your own going from the Admin. Bldg, to the Chapel, to the Technical Bldg., to the Grounds, to the School, etc. You will need to refer to the journal, the notes, the map. There is a hint button but I rarely used it and when I did, it was pretty much useless to me. This game moves fast, you will find objects left and right and collect quite a few that won't be used right away and many that will be used right away. No HOS but the puzzles were clever and some of them requiring logic. But if I may mention this, as an example, a potion recipe--in this game it just requires your getting the needed elements, a click here, a click there, it's done! In other games you literally have to follow the recipe to a tee. A very flowing game, dreary, same old story about a witch, lost souls, blah, blah, blah. Sound effects good; special effects real good, synthesized music okay. It's always a good feeling when you beat the bad gal or guy and save the townspeople/children. A no-nonsense game, which was right up my alley. I would highly recommend it. Again, you'll get a lot for your money.
June 16, 2013
The sound and visual are very good and makes absolutely extra effect to the game. Storyline is just so so, but all the quiz are quite challenging! Really worth the time! Like it.
May 12, 2013
Why if this is set in England did the developers not do some research, we don't use American buses nor do we call our Head Masters, Principals. At least the car was right hand drive!! ERS are one of my favourite developers,I enjoyed the demo, the artwork was brilliant as usual, lots of creepy things going on, voice overs were not convincing, hint button a bit annoying, too much human interaction for my liking, at least with ERS there are no HOS just straight forward adventure. will buy it though because there is lots to do, even though there is a lot of back and forth. But isn't it the same with most games? we are knee deep in snow at the moment so can't get out, this will keep me happy for a few hours. Hope it gets ceepier!!!!
March 23, 2013
Gothic Fiction : Dark Saga
It was a fun game with a good story line, good HO. Would recommend this game to play.
September 22, 2012
For adventure game lovers who hate HOPAs
I'm a big fan of "adventure" games, and was glad there were no junk-pile HOPAs to wade through. Beautiful graphics, and this game had a lot of potential, but a few issues keep it from being a 5-star, especially the lack of assistance in the "help" (it was so non-helpful, it actually made me aggravated, and I had to close out and look at the BFG Blog walkthrough several times). :
-HOPA-free adventure game
-Nice graphics and a fine soundtrack--no extra weird sounds to distract you while playing
-You never hold too many inventory items at one time, so you can more easily keep track of
-For selected (and honestly random) moments, when you collect an item required to complete a task, a ghost shows up and makes a portal to jump right to the location. I LOVED that part and wished they had more of those.
-Lots of different types of mini-games, and none is too annoying. I was only felled by one, so that's not bad
-story line is tired, and quite silly
- you are not always able to skip through dialog (sometimes are, sometimes aren't)
-I must be the only BFG player who finds the live actors annoying in these games...if you like 'em, what I can say is that the acting isn't as ridiculous as other games
-Mini-games were way too easy overall, so if you like a challenging brain-teaser for your mini-games puzzles, be warned that you won't find them here
-totally useless help system
-weird map that doesn't always keep track of outstanding tasks (there were things I knew I still had to finish but marks wouldn't appear on the map)
-no ability to jump to locations on the map--you had to wait for a ghost to open a portal for you if you wanted to jump
-a LOT of running back and forth, and of long distances between locations, so be prepared to use your mouse-clicking finger
I don't regret getting this game, but it isn't one of my favorites. That said, I hope they make more games like this in the future, since I loved the fact that there were no HOPA junk piles, and I don't usually mind the back-and-forth of most adventure games.
September 22, 2012
The game play is fairly good although another one of these back and forth back and forth games... BUT if you are from Britain it WILL annoy the heck out of you. It's set in England although the makers don't seem to have a clue about anything English... so why bother? Why have an American school bus with a driver on the left, why have a school principle, why not do some research first? I may buy it as a daily deal but it's just tooo annoying to spend more than that on.
September 22, 2012
developer made better games...
I love the developer of this game and I playd a lot of other games they put out. Unfortunatelly this one did not rise to the standards they set up a while ago. As usual, I'll detail everything on parts. It was not a bad game, but the 3 stars i gave were mostly for the weird programming and the graphics.
STORY: The storyline is beautifully made. You have your daughter kidnaped by an ancient witch. You have to save her, kill the witch and save the souls of other children. At first I didn't catch the relation name-game, but you have to find the pages of a gothic book that details the story of the witch. You find everything along the way, the game being pretty long.
GAMEPLAY: Not the best idea to crowd the scenes like that. it made the scene changing heavy and the overall progression slow. The game area is huge and you have no instant map. You have a map indeed, but it just tells you the objectives and where you are. At one point it gets confusing with so many scenes involved. You have to run a lot here and there for items, so an instant map would have been a wonderful idea. The other thing I found a little weird, was the inexistence of logic between the actions you had to do and the story. A lot of weird unnecessary steps. At least you have a pretty detailed strategy guide that you can check if you get stuck.
PUZZLES: Just puzzles. This game has absolutely NO hidden object scenes. is strictly an adventure puzzle game. If you're a fan of the classic hos, then this game is not your best option. The puzzles are indeed very ingenious and in a big variety. Most of the items you need are hidden in the scenes without much fuss to find them. All you have to do is find where they belong. You'll get to a point when your inventory will be incredibly crowded, but personally that didn't bother me too much.
GRAPHICS&SOUND: Big mistake from the developer to mix video manipulation with painting. The actors used were extremely bad at what they were doing and they did not blend in the scene at all. Your daughter in the game is presented as real recorded person in the main game and digitally painted in the bonus gameplay that did not even look like the same person. The scenes were beautifully made, very vibrant and clear, but the mix they did ruined my overall visual experience. The game is also full of creepy sounds that I absolutely loved being a fan of the genre. I did not care much for the soundtrack because it was very repetitive and I prefered to turn it off.
EXTRAS: You have a bonus gameplay, is pretty short, but in a completely new area: on route 999. The change didn't make much sense at first, but I enjoyed it because it looked so much better than the main game. You also have wallpapers, concept art, soundtrack and screensavers. The CE was worth it for the bonus game.
I hope the devs learn a lesson from this game they made and try not to mix everything like that and make it a little lighter. I loved the story, but I think they could have done better. It still stays one of my favorite game makers.
September 24, 2012