Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova Collector's Edition
overall worth it
excellent graphics, good storyline and puzzles. i quite enjoyed this one
April 10, 2013
I just thougt it got old
Seems pretty good but after playing for awhile I got bored. Maybe it is the music, puts me to sleep. The HOS are quite easy and the puzzles are not hard. Does have a good flow to the game. Lots of narrative. Hint button works but is not needed much. Lots of areas to explore.
May 9, 2013
Meh... I'm Surprised they consider this a CE..What's with that?
I would have been all over this game if it were a SE. I can't understand why they put it out as a CE game. It's pretty, and it's great idea but I just don't see the level of gameplay to qualify it as a CE. The graphics are alright but it really puts me in mind of a much older game, not a snazzy new CE. There was NO (zero, zip, nada# challenge in the mini-games #at least in the demo which only lasted about 45 minutes) That would have been okay for a laid back Easter Sunday, but not as a CE. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the storyline. I would love to finish this game, but I am fairly sure I can wait till it is a SE and get it with a free code. It's definitely worth playing, but not as a CE IMHO.. Looking forward to it being an SE game.
April 1, 2013
Started interesting, did not keep it up
Beginning of the game was quite promising, that is why I decided to 'risk it' and buy the collector's edition. Unfortunately, the authors did not manage to keep the game interesting till the end, some things seem 'cut out' and game ends in an unsatisfying, cliche manner. Same goes for the bonus chapter. Graphics is very nice, however, voices could be improved. Game is not very challenging even on advanced mode, one of those "gather everything you see around, sooner or later you will use it".
April 3, 2013
Nice game, but not worth a CE purchase
As others have said, the voiceovers and music are all good. The graphics might even be above par. My biggest complaint was WAY too many hidden object scenes, nothing really thought provoking in how to go about playing the game, nothing unusual at all. The bonus content has some nice glowing flower (?) things but doesn't feel like it's worth the extra spend. Would have been very happy with this one as a standard edition, as it is, I feel a little ripped off.
April 2, 2013
not the greatest hog or puzzle game ive played. characters are poor quality not alot of puzzles, nothing really challenging. dont waste your money on CE wait for SE, poor ending too
April 2, 2013
Kitty's Thoughts: Not Bad, but Too Bold!
I played this game for just an hour. However, this game focused on a great idea, but it just didn't pull through as expected. I did a bit of research about the true story this game was based on, and I was surprised. However, surprised of the accuracy to the real story in Siberia, this game is only based on the true story in 1770's. I better first start with the story line.
You start out as a detective, and someone form the higher ups noticed some cases of attacks and deaths in a town called Kisilova. So, you were set out and test your detective skills to discover the culprit who was causing all these deaths and killings in the town. However, on your way to the town, a mysterious man in a black coat tries to stop you in anyway possible: blocking paths, kidnapping, stealing something important to your case, the whole shebang. So, you have to uncover the case with little knowledge. Sounds exciting huh? Unfortunately, the execution of the story is not well played due to a lack of other features I will mention if you continue reading.
The good thing this game has for itself was the challenge of the puzzles. There's an even amount of difficulty to enjoy for both children and tweens. However, the target audience seems to be more of teenager and adults . So, most people may find the puzzles a bit too easy. Judging only by the hour, I hope the puzzle difficulty goes up as you investigate.
The factor that really dragged the story down while listening to all the talking from the people around you is the music. The music in the intro was superb, and I was hoping to hear more engaging sound track beyond the intro screen. Unfortunately, it seemed to die out just by the first hour of gameplay. In the hidden object scenes, it's like total silence. However, to much silence causes the game to be a bit boring. Especially, when you're trying to find things in the area. I don't mind some dark scary mystery music while I am investigating the town. Think if a mystery movie was completely silent. You'll probably be bored by the thirty minutes watching it. However, the visuals was decent and fit the time period of the game. It's like I am going through a painting made in the american patriotic period, so I say that's a good note.
Finally, The fun factor, and probably the lowest on the list. There's too much talking and not enough play. I even believer there should be some areas where it should be an option to talk to them more than forcibly hear what they had to say. Most of the stuff they say is not even important or helpful to solving the case or getting to the next area. They need to balance the talking and the game play more. Too much talking drains the fun I always say. Along with the silence, I felt less intrigued to keep going. In some cases, I find myself bored, but that could be my fault because I got lost at some point.
Overall, I was hoping for more in this game. For example, the detective partner could be a more interactive partner than just giving hints, and I wish there was more of mysteriousness in the guy who tried to stop you. He kinda seem to obviously evil, and with all the hard work.... the story could be too predictable because of that. I also encountered bugs while playing the game. However, this is not the worst game, but it not the greatest game either. I believe they went too bold to make it a collector first. They should of started out with an original standard game. If they make another series and it's good and improved from this one, I believe a collector edition could be plausible. However, this game deserves the 3. It's too buggy and dull to be a 4 or a 5, however it's not soo bad that it deserves a 1 or a 2. Well,
April 3, 2013
Has the potential to be good, but not there yete
I like the overall concept of the game. However, the graphics need work. I like the challenge of finding objects but when the coloring and shapes make it difficult to find, even after using the "hint", I have a problem with it.
The biggest turn off was the stopper in the game. I didn't even get through the full hour because the game stopped saying you needed to buy if you wanted to continue.
March 31, 2013
Story line was good. Game play a bit boring.
Based on playing the demo. The story line is very interesting, but the game play to us seemed a bit tedious.
The graphics, sound and voice overs were good. The hidden object scenes were simple, but had nothing to really do with the story line.
Would recommend a try before you buy. We will buy when the SE is released, based on the fact there were no extras with the exception of extra game play in the CE and we want to know more about the story.
March 31, 2013
Weird, Not Very Interesting... All Round A Bit Average
This was the first game I had played since coming back to BFG, and I didn't like it! Had it been better, it would have been a game worth playing but, alas, no.
Firstly, the storyline is not only BORING, but confusing and hard to follow. The story is set just after the plague has finished, and you have been called to investigate some at first called "unexplained deaths" but later the game calls them "murders." Then, interviewing a survivor, it is noted that there is a sickness. So, are these murders or a virus? That's what stumps me, and what stumped me even more was when the carriage driver was taken. Why? What role does he have? Or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? All of this just confused me, and even if you take it out of the equation, the story itself is not very good. Based on the story alone you have a dud game.
In addition to this, one thing I took for granted was missing:
- The map was not interactive, so you had to go back and forth all by yourself, and the map was not very helpful at all.
I'll start focusing on the positives:
The graphics, while they could have been a little bit better, were actually pretty good. Nothing was hazy, I didn't have to squint or tilt my PC screen once, and everything was clear.
Also, I rather liked the HOS. Some of them were a real challenge and I was forced to use my hint a few times, and some were easy, which in my opinion is a great mix. The HOS also included "extra step" objects.
The puzzles were also a mix of easy and hard, which I enjoyed. I only had to skip one, which was the drainpipe one.
Focusing on the other things in the game:
- The hint and skip recharged fast and the hint was very helpful.
- The strategy guide was useful when I got a little stuck.
When you analyse the main points of the game, the thing that really lets it down, and the reason why it turns me off the game, is the storyline. Had the storyline been a little more interesting, and the intro been a little more gripping, (rather than "go off to Kisolova and investigate murders," actually show a murder first or something...) We would have had a rather enjoyable game.
April 15, 2013