Death Upon an Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel Collector's Edition
Meh. Too short, too easy.
I wasn't impressed. The graphics were okay and the story line, (while cheesy, was fine, the puzzles were not at all challenging except when they didn't work quite right. There were several times where I knew I was supposed to do something specific, for example, shoot the arrow at the figurine, but I had to try moving the crossbow into the right place about 6-7 times before it would work.
More importantly, I played the "Advanced" version and the game took less than 4 hours to complete. That's way too easy and quick in my opinion. There were (I think) six chapters, but they all went really fast, and I get the feeling that it wouldn't have gone much more quickly even if I'd played the "Hardcore" level.
I've liked the other Dana Knightstone games, but I wish I would have given this one a pass. Not worth it.
December 3, 2012
Didn't Make it Far in this Poor game
The reviews on this varied....so I tried the trial....I didn't make it through even the 60 minutes....I wasn't impressed with the graphics and I thought the story was insipid.....Sorry folks....but it was definitely not worth Collector's price and wouldn't even buy the standard version......Yes, the hidden objects were ok, but pretty simplistic....
I would think a very younger female "might" like the game.
November 10, 2012
not challenging.......boring ..clues and solutions in basically the same area. I didn't really have to look for the solutions. It seems that this is a game for the average 12 year old.
December 17, 2012
High Hopes Dashed on the Austrian Ski Slopes!
Tried to like this game. Didn't want to judge on the demo alone. Even purchased the CE, yet, found the game to be more boring the more I played.
After reading other reviews that preceding games were captivating, I just seriously have my doubts and will pass on the Dana Knightstone Novel game series.
Possibly would recommend to beginners and younger set.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
September 14, 2014
Disappointed that my favorite puzzle series became a HOG....
I seem to be in the minority with my opinion, since other people here seem to have not noticed that this game is completely different than the others in the series and/or they don't care that the game play has been changed, but the previous Dana Knightstone games were puzzle/adventures and not HOGs, and I loved that about them, and wish they hadn't turned this latest game in the series into just another HOG.
HOGs with ghost stories are a dime a dozen, so this latest offering in the series does not stand out compared to other games and is completely without what made the earlier games in the series so unique and enjoyable for me. They were not HOGs, and since I don't like doing H0 scenes and prefer doing puzzles, they were the perfect kind of games for me, since the action was driven by completing puzzles, and there were very few, if any, H0 scenes. There are puzzles in this new game, but based on playing the demo, there seems to be less focus on them, especially since so many H0 scenes have been added.
I am really disappointed with the developer for jumping on the HOG bandwagon with this game. Why couldn't they have just kept the series the way it was? The puzzle/adventure format was a refreshing change from other games, and a whole lot of fun. Now that Dana Knightstone is just another boring HOG, I will not be buying the CE, and might not even buy the SE when it comes out either. I feel like one of my favorite series has been ruined and it upsets me.
November 10, 2012