9: The Dark Side Of Notre Dame Collector's Edition
I really liked this game. I don't mind going back and forth trying to remember where what fits. Good for the brain. Not too many HOS and they were easy so I could get by them quickly and get on with the game. Some of the puzzles were hard which I really like especially those in the bonus game. I just wish the game designers would break from the ghouls, goblins, ...the dark side, and design games like some of the old Fav's such as Myst and a whole lot of others.
February 22, 2013
Just played this game again. It is truly a stunning experience. The gameplay is tough, the storyline keeps you engaged till the end and puzzles are complicated. I completed the game in hard mode in 4 hours but quite honestly I was a few times.
April 5, 2014
I totally enjoyed this game and am very glad I bought the CE. while I don't care about extras I needed the guide to make it through this game and the fabulous map that jumped you to all the right places. it was challenging and fun, nasty gargoyles and all. and of course you save the place and the people so what could be better. I don't use sound so can't rate that but over all I definitely recommend this game.
October 15, 2013
Two thumbs up (if you don't count the bonus chapter)
If you enjoyed playing the first installment of 9: The Dark Side you will not be disappointed in this one - except for the bonus chapter - so if you can resist it, wait till the SE comes out.
After playing 10 minutes I already knew that I'll buy it. Great story-line that is also connected to the first installment, yet a different story. Lovely locations (not only the Notre Dame), very good graphics with a few exceptions (some HOS were a bit too grainy to my taste), very good cut-scenes and good dialogues - nice iHOS that were sometimes a bit tricky and some rather on the easy side. Good mini puzzles, that are not entirely new, yet at least not only sliding blocks and turning wheels... some challenging, some rather easy.
- Three modes to play
- Useful map (usually I try to avoid it, but with this game I sometimes really needed it)
- Good overall game play, logic and yet can be difficult at times
- Nice length of standard game play (the bonus chapter is from my point of view a waste of money, finished it within about 30 minutes)
- With the Amulett you will have to find symbols that will "restore" / activate gargoyles, scenes et.c
AND LAST BUT NOT LEASTt: your helpful gargoyle friend Gladriel ... who will fly up high ... and is very very funny (well, he made me laugh various times during the game .. just place him in the wrong spot, and he will let you know what he thinks ..).
If it were not for the bonus chapter, I would have given this game a 5 star - but the bonus chapter was very disappointing, the spark was missing ... and not worth to buy the CE. On top of the that Gladriel is also not present anymore.
Despite, I can very much recommend the SE.
February 10, 2013
A new classic!
I had reviewed 9: The Dark Side Collector?s Edition for Musings before, and seeing this new sequel made me curious, and it was very happy to give it a try. Since the release of this game, the developers have stepped up their game, and brought us something even more challenging. Now, our detective goes from Prague to Paris to find a missing young woman and has to deal with the legend of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, including creature that seem to have jumped off the pages of the classic Victor Hugo book.
We are dealing with gargoyles, griffins, and other magical creatures that were once stone that have come to life. There is even a hunchback running around ringing bells, and if you aren't too careful, he'll ring your bell, too, with a good right cross. The local police don't care for us snooping around, but they don't really get it when it comes to the supernatural, no matter what country you might be in. This is Notre Dame, not the X-Files, but things are just as weird here.
Even though most of the setting was at night, the hidden object puzzles were easy to see, and there was not too much backtracking to do, as I have come across in other HOM games. If you like a good mystery set in a classic place with even more classic characters, then you should really give 9: The Dark Side Of Notre Dame Collector's Edition a try. The guide is just a nice bonus, and will get you out of jam if you need it.
February 11, 2013
I bought this game because the good reviews and bought it together with the first Dark Side. I thought in terms of graphic, I think this one is better, but for cut scenes, the movement is stiff and the characters are basically mumbling things. I am glad that there's Gladriel, which is a plus for this game. I love having a small, cute helper. Not sure what happens to her after the game. The map is very useful as loading between scenes take a few seconds. The story is fine, a bit out of the original story but it was fun nonetheless. It's a must try if you like this kind of story.
March 16, 2013
Adventure in Paris
The game takes you all over Paris. You are a detective looking for a missing girl. Lots of HOS that are interesting.
March 5, 2013
Nice mix of puzzle styles
Plenty of rich scenery and challenging puzzles. Animated cut scenes seemed clunky. Story a little underdeveloped.
February 10, 2013
Wondefully done devs!!..The graphics are so very crisp and clear...Loved the map was very helpful..Thinking we may have another part coming??..Great job!!! tyvm
February 17, 2013
Loving those gargoyles!
Good story line about the Hunchback of Notre Dame, with a twist.
Great characters, speaking and VOS
Sweet little gargoyle helper
Good puzzles,medium skip
Seek and find
Gave it only a 4 as it is way too short for a CE, only 5 hours total on casual play
February 14, 2013