9: The Dark Side Of Notre Dame
What a great game!!!! :)
Wow, couldn't stop playing... Breathtaking graphics, wonderful settings, thrilling story, gameplay is very fluently. Loved the well animated characters with their french accent:)
3 modes to choose from, a map, which allows you to "travel", hintsystem is very useful outside the HOS. No journal.
Lots of minigames, some are new and some are really challenging.... Not so many HOS (approx. 70 % minigames, 30 % HOS)
And what I already liked in the first game of this series: We have this guardian amulet, added to the taskbar, which can reveal secret glyphs... And not to forget our friendly helping hand, a small gargoyle, which helps us to reach things.
Main game ends conclusively after +/- 5 hours (in the 2nd mode).
Bonus content offered to the Collector?s Edition: Bonus-chapter, strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtrack, concept-art and 32 achievements to earn!!
You have a lot to do and to explore and that's a lot of fun!!!!
March 10, 2013
Beautiful graphics, an animated, helpful sidekick, a strong storyline, a help system that really does help and an interactive map. Hidden object scenes were nearly 100% clear and unobstructed. I even left the music on.
Unfortunately, many of the cut-scenes were out of sync and the plot left too many loose ends. The ending is abrupt and confusing.
March 11, 2013
I waited for the normal issue of 9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame to be released before buying it. I was not disappointed, as this is a really great game that keeps your interest and has clever mini games.The artwork is incredibly well done and really captures Paris. I would have given this five stars but *possible spoiler* the way the game just abruptly ends was sloppy and not well thought out.
My assumption is that you would be best purchasing the CE version instead of this one for that reason.
March 13, 2013
Good game, but....
This game is well-produced, with an interesting story and setting. I don't know if the depiction of the setting is true to reality, but it's fun to see regardless.
Game play is good with the exception of too much back-and-forth. To make matters worse, there is a map that shows objectives, but it isn't a jump map. I had problems at times following the map - looks like I ought to go left; oops, wrong. I had to keep going to the map just to figure out where I was - the locations are not identified on the map.
The HOS are all IA and fairly easy. The puzzles are the same-old.
If you don't mind all the rambling around, I think you will enjoy this game. I did.
April 19, 2013
just a good game to play
This is a pretty good game. The only complaint I have is the hint button. Tells you what to do and not where to go. Yes it has a map to do that but I like to not use a map if possible. Wish MAC would get there games. The graphics are good. Not to many HOS at all. More of an adventure game. Puzzles are good and some are harder than others. But you have seen them in other games. Still a real good game to play. I will get this one free.
July 17, 2013
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enjoyable,easy to follow,graphics good
March 10, 2013
Pretty Good Game
The storyline was interesting. The graphics and sound are well done. I really liked the attention to detail for the cathedral, it was stunning. The minigames kept my attention. A bit too much back and forth, but there is a jump map. It is not a game for those who don't like scary images.
December 31, 2013
I liked the game, and level of challenge.
July 14, 2013
I had hoped it was going to be good, but, between my floating cursor and the cut scenes i found it to be rather tedious and boring. HOS were very easy, graphics were very good, map useful, hint button ok, it just seemed very disjointed most of the time.I did like the fact that the story and setting for the game was different from a lot of games doing the rounds at the moment, but not my favourite game.
March 12, 2013
I played this SE version of the game in Advanced mode, which was reasonably challenging. You get a lot of game play for your money, and the visuals are very well done. The map was a must; otherwise, you spend your time running endlessly back and forth between locations. There were some different twists on some of the mini games, which I enjoyed.
What I didn't like was that this game seemed repetitious, and I became bored. Some of that was due to the constant movement from place to place, and some of it was due to the lengthy cut scenes. Additionally, here were instances where you would place an item in the scene, it would be rejected, and you would find out later it was just slightly off the mark in placement and should have been played in that scene. The producers of this game also need an editor, because there were many misspellings in the dialogue and some of the signs in the scenery. (Example: discretely used where discreetly should have been as in "solved the case discreetly".) For some reason, I find that very distracting when playing a game, so I knocked off a star for that alone.
There are plenty of 4 and 5 star reviews for this game, so maybe it's just me. That being said, I can't recommend this game.
August 9, 2013