Death Upon an Austrian Sonata: A Dana Knightstone Novel
Another Excellent Knightstone Game
I love this game series! What gets me excited about them is firstly the plot: great romantic and haunting stories about love, murder and mystery! Perfect combination without being creepy or erotic.
The visual quality is excellent, great illustrations and characters. I also enjoy the voice overs. Game play is very smooth and intuitive and I love the mini games, simple, minimal searching for useless items (that really irks me in other games) and fun logical steps.
I'm looking forward to the next Knightstone!
December 21, 2012
My Trial was up in NO TIME!!
EXCELLENT GAME!! BEST game I've played in a VERY long time!! I agree with one person's comment about another review!! There isn't ANYTHING to not like about this one!! What's Not TO Like?? NOTHING!!! You have got to get this game!! Wow!! It keeps you going and going!! You want to find out what happens next, and the HOS are few and far between but when you do get to them they are like no other, and very interacting!! The puzzles so far I've only skipped one. With that being said, they have just the right flavor that you don't want to use the skip button. They are fun as well as all the beautiful intriguing cut scenes The house seems to go on forever throughout the game!! The hint button is also something to bring up as I tend to use it a lot in other games, but not this game. This is definitely a keeper, as your going to want to play more than once over time. I haven't played any of the other Death Upon an Austrian Sonata Series, but I am most definitely going to now!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one!
5 Stars WAY up on this one *****!!
June 8, 2013
a story come complete
I really liked this ghost story though it's different with real people vs. monsters in other adventures.
The graphics are not Boom Zap's highest quality, but it may be the preferred style of this particular team.
March 6, 2013
Somebody Listened Too Well
GAME COMPLETED SEVERAL TIMES
I think the developers have listened too well to that very vocal group of hard core gamers for whom everything is too easy. The first two games of this series were light-hearted, pretty, easy romances, and were delightful because of it. Not so Austrian Sonata.
It is beautiful, but it is dark in a way the previous games haven?t been. And more dangerous. And more dramatic.
MINOR SPOILER ALERT** Even the happily ever after is bitter sweet. **SPOILER FINISHED
But above all, this game is much more difficult to play. I found myself skipping too often, and practically relying exclusively on hint to get around. And they even stole the achievements to the CE?s exclusive use.
Despite all these problems I still finished the game in just over 3 hours ? very short for me, and certainly shorter than most games I play.
One important plus about this game, though, - as you?d expect from the name ? the music is enchanting and refreshing.
All up? I think the developer tried too hard on this one, but it is still a beautiful game.
March 28, 2013
Thrilling winter wonderland!!
Played already the CE and was curious what the differences are... For those who love to earn achievments I recommend to play the CE!! Here are none....
But this one's still great fun, I promise! There is a lot to do and to explore, unfortunately without a map, but thank god, with a very good hint system, telling you what to do next. We have a good balance of interactive HOS and welldone puzzles, some new and not too challenging. Graphics are sharp and clear! And when I take a look outside the window: this game fits to the current weather: I love that!!
Wellmade notebook. - 3 modes to play.
Yes! I recommend this game!
December 7, 2012
Good story with nice graphics
The story is interesting. There are 3 game modes.
The graphics are very clear, as are the HOS.
The puzzles are on the easy side but interesting.
There is a journal but no map; but you don't need one since there are not many locations in each chapter.
The music gets boring after some time.
It took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete in Advanced mode.
December 8, 2012
LOVELY FUN GAME
Great adventure game with exciting gameplay, nice mix of puzzle games & HOs.
Lovely graphics and excellent VOs.
Only downside is length- played full game in advanced mode in under 3 and half hours.
Recommend for beginner/intermediate who prefer adventure & minigames. Great break from horror type as it is more detective with a hint of fantasy.
December 29, 2012
For some of this game I would give it a 3
I was looking forward to playing this game, and after reading the CE reviews, I really wish I would have bought the CE. There aren't any fun things to look for which it sounds like the CE had. BUT my biggest complaint of this game is when I made a decision not to play on the "casual" mode and went for LONGER times to wait to skip a game...some of the games to play were frustrating and I just wanted to skip and couldn't...and with other games I have purchased, if I had made the decision to change the mode of play...I could have...THis game will not allow you to do so. Very frustrating, because I have better things to do than sit and wait for the skip to fill in.....BUT even with all of that said.....I do like this game. I like the conversations, although short, that the character has with people. The HO's have some different kinds in this game and I really enjoyed that. SO, overall I am liking this game. I am on Chapter 5 and I believe someone wrote there are only 6 chapters...Hope that is wrong because that means I am almost done and I only began this today....And I haven't been playing ALL day either...So that will be another disappointment to have with this game...too short. I will wait and see.
February 5, 2013
A pleasant, relaxing game for a winter's eve
This is another lovely Dana Knightstone game with nice graphics, beautiful music, good voiceovers, interactive HOscenes, easy puzzles/minis. The storyline is decent & gameplay is easy. I like the DK Novel games, including this one because they're easy on the eyes artistically, and fill the bill when i'm looking for a game to play for relaxation. There's nothing here that's going to make you jump or cringe, no occult influence, no heart pumping action. You'll occasionally see a benign ghost, of course. You won't need the map you don't have anyway, & the hint button gives clear instruction, eliminating need for a guide or walkthru if you get stuck. This is just a nice easy game that you can play when the brain's on the charger in the evening. It relaxed me when i needed it, so 4 stars for the favor :) Altogether, quite pleasant. Enjoy your gaming, folks.
December 11, 2012
I like this game, but then I like all BoomZap games. I give it 4.5 stars. Map isn't needed because yr not clikin' a thousand times back & forth.. it' not innundated with HOS's #which I like# but when they do appear they're interactive. There was one little thing which nauseated me... the voice-over for the little girl on the train was BAD. She sounded like an adult transvestite with a nasal problem.
I do recommend this game. esp. if you like the Awakening series, as its similar.
December 8, 2012