Dark Arcana: The Carnival
Background Music a bit loud in the Other Carnival World
I like it a lot, but when you get to the other carnival World the crashing sound of like Thunder of whatever got a bit much. I turned the music option down, but that was in the actual sound and I found I was putting my sound up and down. Found sound was not consistant throughout. Talking and other noises changed to too loud to too low. Great game play still and the storyline was pretty neat and original.
Great SE. Most that come out only as an SE really stink! sorry BFGs
October 8, 2012
This is the first game of many that I played continuously just because the story was pretty cool. It was a great game in almost all respects except the length. Very short to play. Only about another hour after the initial hour demo. Then maybe half an hour for the final chapter. But it's a good game
December 26, 2012
Story line was not confusing, had to use hint button very few times! Hint button loads quickly! Loved the monkey! Lots of HO'S and puzzles. Some easy, some more difficult. Overall, a very relaxing game. I didn't rate it five stars because I finished it in one evening. The story line was complete! When you finished game and extra, there was no doubt in your mind! Dislike games that leave you hanging!
November 28, 2012
If you enjoy thrills and chills enjoy the show!
Loved the scenery and story line! Did not want to stop my journey! It's like reading a wonderful heart stopping novel that you can't put down!
October 26, 2012
Much better than I had hoped...
I bought this game because I rather like the "Dark Carnival" theme, but this game exceeded my expectations. The storyline was amazing, just when you think you know what is happening you are surprised. I actually found myself emotionally invested in the characters. I played the CE version and the bonus play contained things that I thought were pretty vital to the storyline. W/o the bonus you really never know how it ends. Give this one a chance...
October 22, 2012
Fun Hidden objece/Adventure/Puzzel game
Although this was a rehash of plots we've had before - find the person who's been kidnapped - they added some unique twists.
The voice overs were good. The graphics could have been been better, for example the monkey assistant moved kind of jerkily and freaked me out a little. Some of the puzzles were too easy, but I liked the variety.
I liked the map. It showed where you were and which areas had actions to take.
The story line was good and had a happy ending for the most part. I really liked that. Some stories leave you with a feeling of regret for the characters. Overall, I really liked this game.
October 21, 2012
Not too bad!
Exceptional graphics and game play. Monkey's constant chatter got very annoying very quickly. Music got very old very quickly as well. Easy games and HOGs. Story line was no different, so far, but it wasn't bad. Can't add anything more than what everyone else has said, except that the game didn't grab me, but was interesting enough to make me want to purchase and see what happens.
Short and to the point for a change. As always, try it for yourself and decide if it's a game for you. We all have different tastes in games. Thanks for the reviews.
October 11, 2012
DARK ARCANA: THE CARNIVAL
YOU HAVE TO FIND A WOMAN WHO DISAPPEARS IN THE HALL OF MIRRORS. THERE ARE TWO WORLDS TO SEARCH IN. THIS IS A HOPA GAME. I ENJOYED THE TRIAL AND WILL BUY TOMORROW. FOR NOW ITS TIME FOR BED. AS ALWAYS TRY FOR YOURSELVES AND HAPPY GAMING IN THE POND FELLOW FISHIES.
October 8, 2012
This game could have used an interactive map as there was a lot of back tracking. The storyline was fairly linear and logical. I played the casual mode. The hint button was very useful in finding the next location to play. For the HOS, there was a choice to play Monaco instead, something I have never seen before in any of the games I've played. This was a nice touch.
Some of the puzzles were hard and I ended up skipping a couple of them. Not hard exactly, but based on trial and error and I would get frustrated and would skip them.
Achievements were available, but some of them were unattainable. If you played all the Monaco games to get that achievement, then you couldn't get the achievement for playing all the HOS without a hint.
Even though this is not a CE, there was a bonus chapter available after completing the game. It followed the storyline well and provided a nice ending.
January 29, 2014
descent & challenging game
classical dark & creepy hidden object game. good graphic and challenging puzzles. descent storyline. a little short though. I personally had enough of these creepy obscure hidden object games, however it's perfect for those who fancy them.
December 16, 2013