Dark Mysteries: The Soul Keeper

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Charles Dexter Ward has summoned you to the island of Pawtuxet to stop a renegade spirit that is murdering the townspeople. The spirit is using human souls to become immortal, and you will be next if you can’t stop him. Based on the novel by H.P. Lovecraft, this Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game will test your investigative skills as you solve the mysteries of Ward’s family and complete the ritual that will banish this evil spirit once and for all!

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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 388 MB
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Dark Mysteries: The Soul Keeper 3.9 5 41 41
HOS a'LOT, MINI-GAMES, NOT a'LOT BASED ON GAME PLAY IN HARD (3rd of 3 modes) This game is all about HOS after HOS after HOS. They are interactive in the sense that some things need to be moved around. Some HOS are pretty cluttered, others not so much, but each is revisited time and again so hopefully you like the scenery. Watch out for terminology - in one HOS a "JUG" is a actually a beer tankard and in another "Flasks" are actually bottles with eyedroppers attached. ? I wanted to love this game. The music is beautiful and compelling; The artwork lovely and mysterious. The story of coming to an island to help a friend is yes, we know, well worn, but there was a nice twist. Our dear Dexter Ward raised someone from the dead in order to learn the secret of immortality. I'm no brain surgeon but I was left wondering - If this dude from centuries ago had the secret to immortality in his back pocket why Does Dexter have to dig him up from the cemetery to ask about it? Maybe the price was too high - And that's the rub, our newly undead guy has to run around stealing souls to stay undead. This game is all about HOS with some adventure and a token nod to mini-games. Perhaps that is a good thing in this case because of the mini-games encountered, the artwork was not inspired, there was barely any challenge, and each were puzzles found time and again in other games, but in those cases dressed up much more nicely than in this game. Game Structure: 3 Play modes that can be changed at any time during game play. The 3rd "hard mode" has no sparkles and to their credit they seemed to curb the black bar hints. THANKS Team! Strategy Guide- OK. Not really needed. If ever unsure what to do just revisit previous HOS scenes as likely there is one to play that has just the tool needed.....One of these times I wish I could keep the crow-bar instead of having to re-acquire it. :) Journal - Limited use, but it has hints if desired the player can click on the photo clipped to the journal page to get guidance. I didn't try it so don't know how the hints are given. It also shows objectives. Map- No. There is a lot of traipsing back and forth but the game keeps the player on a tight leash by blocking entry with lightning strikes or some other mechanism so it is hard to go wrong. Collectibles - No. Achievements- I didn't find any. Folks who love HOS to exclusion of all else should really love this game as it gives and keeps on giving. I don't fit in this category so unfortunately I cannot recommend this game. January 11, 2013
Mediocre This seems to be a mostly straight forward HO game with pleasant albeit slightly dated graphics. The VO of the main character you are trying to help makes you root for the bad guy, however...unbelievably whiny and annoying! The puzzles were slightly different than seen before, so that's a plus. There is no map, but there is an 'objectives' button that has a complete hint section to it, which is great. It will show you what you need in a certain scene. The hint button on the main screen will give a directional hint and reloads quickly in the easiest mode. The HO scenes are nicely drawn with some items hidden from view but no interactive objects. While this is a nice little game with some new elements, it does not really give rise to much excitement. Try it, you might like it. January 11, 2013
It Was Ok This game is nothing special. I am thinking of waiting for it to become a daily deal before purchasing it. Keep in mind that I only played the demo. I won't go into all the story details, but will tell you that you do go to the same HOS more than once. I don't like that. Plus, inside the HOS, while clicking on an item, it sort of drags which annoys me. I played intermediate and it still gave you clues on what to do next; no real challege, but I hate not being able to skip mini games. I only played one, and I skipped it because I didn't have the patience for it. Not sure if it had a journal or a map; I don't bother with them most of the time. So overall, it was ok. I recommend you play the demo first to see if you like it. I'll recommend it only as a free game or daily deal. January 11, 2013
it was an ok game.... but i didn't find that it peaked my interest enough to actual buy it. The demo just wasn't challenging or fun enough. January 13, 2013
Meh The story behind the game is macabre and interesting but I found myself using the HINT button alot. The graphics weren't my cup of tea either. I love HOS so that got me through to the end of my trial. Needless to say, this didn't go onto my wish list for the next sale. Maybe I just didn't "get it". :P January 12, 2013
Dark Mystery boring game, terrible music, just awful January 13, 2013
Less than 30 minutes to play the demo I don't feel 30 minutes was enough time to evaluate this properly, but the demo ended so my take on it as far as it went was Ok. Not spectacular but not really difficult either. February 6, 2013
Too Many Hidden Object Scenes Don't play this game unless you like a hidden object scene at every turn! So many hidden object scenes you lose track of the story! I wish game makers would stop doing this! I like HO's but not tons of them in one game! March 22, 2013
Hos after hos, demo is a lie... Very poor, almost nothing to this game but hos after hos. This nonsense starts 1/2-hour *past* free trial time & goes on to the end. Thus, demo tricks buyers into thinking there is some balance among adventure, story & other worthy tasks besides hos. A lie: instead it is visit all of the 6-million hos THREE times each. After suffering that, go 3 steps to use a key, get a bucket of water, or stick a medallion into a slot. Hardly any mini-games & those given are so easy. Repeat! Yes, hos are attractive, great graphics, but graphics are all that make this game any different from the early-days hos of 4-5 years ago, where pretty much all we got was hos after hos. Even the ghosts here, poorly drawn too, do not give us any more story, just another key or medallion. I deeply regret buying this hos-infestation. Obvioulsy I do not recommend it for anyone looking for adventure, puzzles or even story. January 13, 2013
Nothing changed since the flawed CE release This game had some glitches in the CE edition which caused the game to be very jerky and stop and start frequently. I see they did nothing to fix the SE edition. If 4 new releases this week worked fine on my computer, and this one doesn't, is it more likely it's my computer or this game? When the CE came out, when through the laborious process of checking to see all my drivers were updated and re-installed a few times. Why bother? It's not like this is the only game you can buy this month. January 11, 2013
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