9: The Dark Side Of Notre Dame Collector's Edition
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
Good twist on a classic!
Enjoyable from start to finish! Liked the mini-games with a good ratio of storyline, minigames, and the hidden objects.
February 20, 2013
REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME
I see I am definitely the only one here who found this game lacking.
I quite liked this game but it could have been better. The cut scenes were very sticky. Another game where they just sat there after completion and would not go away till I hit skip. The iHOS were very well done and even though there were a lot of them, they were quick enough. After all, the genre is called Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure. The puzzles were nothing remarkable and many were to number-oriented for me, but some of them were quite interesting and I managed the majority of them. The wide screen graphics are very good and the jump map is great. Could not do without that, it would do my head in. I liked the story but I fail to see the correlation between the game and Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Maybe a courtesy to the author because they included the Hunchback and Esmerelda, even though he is long gone. The music was fine and the voice overs were well done. There is a little helper, a Gargoyle named Gladriel, who accompanies you and helps you out from time to time. Many games are including this feature lately and it is no longer a novelty but I did like it nevertheless.
The game is not linear and moving backwards and forwards is quick and smooth but left and right had a time delay of about 8 to 10 seconds for some reason. This got on my nerves very fast. The hint and skip are real fast and the hint is directional, though the jump map is all I used.
There are loads of achievements, but most of them are for doing what you have to do in a game anyway, so I did not really have any interest in them. No collectibles. The main game took me 3.15 hrs and the BC 45 mins. That is not really good enough at all for a CE. 4 hrs is what we expect from a SE. The BC is not relevant to the main game. Just a trip back over the centuries for an explanation of how the dark side of the Amulet got hidden. But we already know it did from the main game. A couple of new locations, but otherwise just how the Notre Dame looked back then. I feel rather short-changed.
I cannot remember the first game but am going to replay it to see how it compares.
Well, thanks Devs, you did a good job and it is interesting, but personally, I need a CE to be a little more polished and at least an hour longer, for my money.
February 11, 2013
9: Dark side Notre Dame
I purchased the C/E Notre Dame using the summer coupon discount. The game was ok. But I had expected the bonus content to last a bit longer! Too short! Once again I am puzzled as to why this game gets a 5 star rating!
June 22, 2014
A new twist on an old tale
Overall I found the game enjoyable at times, but it never really grabbed me quite like the first one did. With that said I would recommend this game to beginners or intermediate players. If you are an expert at HO and adventure games then you'll likely benefit by waiting for the SE to come out. The BC was okay, but I didn't think the CE was worth the extra money I paid. There are achievments to be won, but most of them are your standard achievments like; completed 10 HOS without hints, completed puzzles without the skip button. In order to get all the achievments you'll need to play the game in each mode of difficulty, meaning you'll have to play it 3 times. I thought that was a little excessive. I will not be getting all the achievments. One time was enough for me.
March 9, 2013
Forget the CE
I love the first game of THE NINE and this one is really wonder-full! I would vote for five stars, but the extragame is very disappointing! Not worth to buy the CE - wait for normal game and enjoy same very fine mini-games.
February 17, 2013
The game is ok just not much story or excitement. The ending sucks
February 26, 2013
The dark side of not having so much fun
Game quality, puzzles, and HOS were great, but the storyline--ok. The bad thing was the first half of the game was good, but the second half made no sense. The sequence of events was so whacky there is no way I would have been able to muddle thru w/o the strategy guide. As it was, I could not finish the game because the it drove me nuts trying to second-guess what the main character was supposed to do. Sorry, this is one of a very few I did not like.
February 26, 2013