Dark Lore Mysteries: The Hunt for Truth
fun stuff for HOG lovers
Thank goodness! I was begining to think that all socalled HOG's were iactually puzzle adventuress with a single HOG. The puzzles were doable, but I am an impatient sort and tend to skip them. I enjoyed this game .
February 10, 2013
good relaxing and easy HO game
Difficulty is Good
Good Gaming pace
Colors warm and pleasant.
I don't care about the graphics, but fore a beginner that likes HOG's there perfectly fine.
February 4, 2013
I enjoyed this game but thank god for a great hint button
I bought this game quite a while ago, played a bit then left it and just went back. even forgetting most of what it was about I enjoyed it. fortunately the hint button recharged quickly and was really helpful in directing you since I did not have a map. the games were challenging and skipped some but finding items was easy. fortunately game does not get made at you when you click a lot as I do. I don't use sound so can't rate that but over all I enjoyed this game and recommend it.
October 13, 2013
I LOVED IT
I READ THE RE-VIEWS AND THOUGHT HHMM,I MAY NOT LIKE THIS GAME...BUT I DID!! I LOVED IT!!!...OF COURSE IM A HOG PLAYER AND THEY HAD LOTS OF EM!!..I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE LIKE THIS...THANKS DEVS GOOD JOB!!
June 6, 2013
Based on the demo, I can't quite make up my mind about this game. I agree that the graphics seem a little outdated, but that generally doesn't matter to me if the storyline is engaging and the game is fun to play.
This particular game (or at least what I played of it in the demo# is pretty HOG-heavy - sometimes I played HOG after HOG, and they are *very* much of the junk-pile variety. I ended up using the hint button more than I usually would because there was just so much stuff, and some items were pretty well-hidden in it.
I did like the scenery #think medieval#, but I was disappointed that there wasn't always much to do, or much to look at, in each scene. Personally, I found a couple of the puzzles a little bit challengingto the 'little grey cells' #maybe I'm just too used to other dev's easy-peasy puzzles#, but that could have been because I didn't want to waste too much time in the demo working them out.
The storyline is so-so, once again I'm on the hunt for some kind of vampire #or vampire wannabe# and from what I can tell there appears to be something about killing people to gain immortality.
I know I'm loving a game when I'm on the edge of my seat and smiling while I play it - I wasn't doing either with this one, but then gain I can't say I hated it either. I can't say whether I'd recommend it or not, to be honest. If you don't like *lots* of HOGs in your games then I'd give this one a bodyswerve, but otherwise I'd recommend at least trialling it to see if it's your kind of thing. I'll probably use a PCC on it.
February 2, 2013
REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME
These Devs have put a ding in their rep with this game. I have loads of games by them and they are good. This looks like they hauled it down from the attic, where it has been since the year dot. Plays that way too. Clumsy controls, sticky scene changes, completely stuck cut scenes that just sit there and look at you, long after they are over. Fortunately there is a skip for them. The graphics are unrefined and the whole game is very HOS heavy, all of which are extremely cluttered and fuzzy. It's the colours they have used, which they probably did in an effort to depict medievil times, but it does not work. You would have to be Clark Kent to find some of the items in them.
The music is sporadic and eerie, which is not a negative. That and the wide screen are the only good things about it.
Some of the puzzles are original and rather good, but others are silly and vague and not even possible. There is a 10 sec hint and skip button, which is invaluable. There is a journal and a standard map, but the latter is not much good. The navigation is delayed and the scenes fade into each other irritatingly slowly.
It is a vampire story, then it is not, then it is again, then not. Finally? Will not spoil it for you.
It took me 3 hours and I did not enjoy it at all.
February 2, 2013
Not worth a game credit
Loads of junk pile HOPAs with items not related to the storyline. Straightforward and not challenging.
February 2, 2013
How many HOS in one game is too many?
To answer that question, play this game! Too many, ugh, so boring and soooo predictable. Please can you come up with anything more imaginative than a list of things to find! Aside from this tedious element, the GREAT news is that this is the first game I have played in which the CHALLENGE level could be customised. I was able to set it to the highest level on ALL except the HOS which I really am so bored with. So when I got to yet another HOS (and believe me if you like HOS, then there are about 30 in this game) I could use the 9sec hint button over and over and get to the object I needed to advance in the game. The graphics are gorgeous, but as others have noted, the gameplay is fairly predictable and a tad glitchy on my computer. However I enjoyed it and was able to complete it in about 4 hours which, when a game is this easy, is a bonus.
February 16, 2013
That fruit bat must have taken a wrong turn!
Things I liked : HOS heavy (I'm a fan).
Digital Countdown timer for hint and solve options
Swirling Bats hint
Pop-up task note
Things that I didn't like that haven't already been covered in other reviews : the fruit bat doesn't live in Europe and Van Helsing wouldn't have gone down like that. I'm just saying.
February 2, 2013
My main issue other than the poor graphics, is how dark the HOG scenes were and even though the HO's were not hard to find, they were often the same color as to what they blended into and quite small. Just would not spend my credits on this game
February 6, 2013