Vampire Legends: The True Story of Kisilova Collector's Edition
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
Review based on demo
The demo only lasted for 40 minutes which doesn't normally bode well for the length of the entire game and I can't say that it gripped me in that time.
I liked the idea of the storyline, but found the game rather linear. I don't like being told I need to go there next, I would rather figure it out for myself!
The puzzles ( i think i only did 2) were straightforward and very familiar. The HOs were interactive but again pretty easy.
All in all, it lacked what I have come to expect from a game and certainly from a CE, so i will pass on this one.
April 6, 2013
Disappointing, but playable!
Well, I have the first two games in this series and really liked them. This one leaves a lot to be desired. The graphics were nice, but nothing special. Game play was nice. Games very simple (getting pretty good at the string game). HOGs not too bad, but almost too many of the "do this to get that." Hint system nice and fills quickly. SG was good.
Okay, now to the nitty gritty...the story didn't really flow. Why chop up a tree to go somewhere when you don't even need to go there yet? Why get a piece of rope for no apparent reason..get it when you need it. You are doing things before you have a reason to and it makes the game very choppy, and in some cases, it didn't make an sense at all. I did have to laugh at "I heard a tree fall in the forest"....really!
I agree with the negatives on the voice overs. They make a game for me and when you hear the same couple of voices trying to sound different, it just doesn't cut it. In the very first scenes, the voices repeated phrases and didn't keep up with the printed text. This game definitely needed some work before it was released. I do feel this could be a very nice game with a couple of fixes, but definitely not CE the way it is now. I may wait for the SE, but not sure. This one just didn't grab me and keep my attention.
As always, try it fo ryourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in game and you may not care for this one, or you may find it to your liking. Thanks for the reviews.
April 1, 2013
Blink and you'll miss it ...
very short game , if you play this type of game often it'll be finished within a few hours ...
May 12, 2013
I played the demo it,s ok and i will carry out check the reviews
April 10, 2013
I trialled this game before buying it. During the trial, I found it interesting, with good visuals and a storyline that had me interested. However, once I purchased the full CE and finished it off, I actually sat there going, "...Is that it?" The ending left me completely cold. I was a little impressed that there was a choose-your-own ending depending on what option you picked, but the outcomes were essentially the same and I could see the 'twist' a mile off.
Pros: HOS are generally clear, with some objects requiring an extra step to find (eg you have to pick up a stamp to imprint a seal on some letters before you can pick up the letters). A hand appears when there is an inventory object to grab, and the hint doesn't take too long to recharge (in regular mode).
Cons: See above. I was just really underwhelmed by the last part of the story. This really felt like a game that totally failed to meet its potential.
September 8, 2013
A bit cheesy, and definitely not CE quality...
I went ahead and bought this one on a sale without having played the demo all the way through, which was a mistake on my part. It's not atrociously bad or anything, but it's rather cheesy and definitely not a CE quality game. It overall left me unimpressed, and the bonus gameplay was eye-rollingly bad.
First off, the graphics are okay, but not exceptional. They tend to be a bit dark, which is expected in a game with a storyline like this, as well as a bit colorless. The sound is okay, though also nothing exceptional. The voiceovers are fine, though there is *a lot* of talking in this game. Frankly, a bit more than seems needed, honestly. The story is a bit cheesy, unless you're really, really into the whole overdone vampire thing. However, the constant info pages you find on vampires (all of which is info that you've likely heard elsewhere if you've ever heard of vampires before) are likely to wear on you even if you adore vampires, since they seem pointless and annoying. The story is also a bit predictable, in both the main part of the game as well as the bonus gameplay.
The mini-games are a bit too easy in this game, without much in the way of challenge in most of them. The hidden object scenes are a bit better, but there's nothing particularly original about them. And it's pretty much the same with both when it comes to the bonus gameplay.
This has all the typical stuff for a CE - wallpapers, screensaver, bonus gameplay, music, etc. The only thing I tend to buy CEs for is the bonus gameplay and possibly the ability to play the mini-games again. This doesn't have the ability to play the mini-games again, but they aren't worth replaying anyway. I will say it's unique in that it has information about Kisiljevo (which is assumed to be the modern name for Kisilova), including interviews and photos. I can't say those are enough to make the CE worth it, though. Finally, the bonus gameplay has an even cheesier (and more obvious) story than the main game, and isn't worth buying the CE for. I will say it's not a continuation of the main story though, which is a good thing for bonus gameplay. It really is a true bonus, even if it is cheesy.
Ultimately, this would be a worthwhile game if it was a SE version, but it's just not worth it as a CE. If you really want to play the game, go for the SE, but I'd still suggest getting it on sale or with a coupon.
June 26, 2013
This Game umm What vampires do, is that a hint?
I really didn't like this game. I should have played it first for a bit. It was awful. Quick to play, boring and just plain stupid. I am happy I used one of my free games on it because at least I didn't pay for it. I haven't played the extra content yet but I am guessing it will be more of the same. Save you money for a game that is well worth it. I have no idea how it got as many stars as it did. Incredibly disappointing.
April 5, 2013
The story line is not much different than other vampire stories. There wasn't much challenge for the expert level. I found this game to be okay but not one I would purchase.
April 1, 2013