Dark Cases: The Blood Ruby
GOOD CREEPY FACTOR
Review based on completed game in casual mode.
Animation/VOS - Good. Characters realistically drawn. VO for player occasionally.
IHOS - Hate to sound like a broken record in these reviews but the usual fare of light to darker scenes, small to larger objects. You get the picture. :-D Lists but two to three items are silhouettes to be used to find other objects.
Misclick Penalty - None
Inventory - Locks in place. Many items stored.
Hint - Slow charge. Gives clues and directions but I found it faster to use the jump map.
Journal - Contains story, photos, clues, info and items found and map.
Puzzles/Mini-Games - Very inventive. Did manage to solve a few.
You will visit each location a number of times so a good pair of shoes is in order. When you click on the hint button, it will state "I must keep moving" and move you will. :-D The underwater scene was a refreshing change.
So reel this one in and enjoy.
June 29, 2014
red ruby's the best
I really enjoyed this game, played casual, so completely intriguing! The best hidden object game I've played in a long while!! Kept me entertained for hours, I hated for it to end.
Thanks to the artist and technicians.
November 9, 2013
Very attractive Hidden object and puzzle game
I liked every thing about Dark Cases: The Blood Ruby...almost, What disappointed me was that each element of the game fell short of being enough. The game was short. I finished it in one evening and had very little difficulty with he mini games. Perhaps if I had not done so may hidden object games this would have been a better fit.
October 20, 2013
It was fun, but not 5 star material. The mini games were verse enough and the HOS were nicely done. I played in Expert mode. 2013
November 5, 2013
I enjoyed this
I replayed this game and realized that I enjoyed it more than I had when it first came out. It was very good. I do wish the artists spent as much time on the details of the characters as the environment which was so rich in comparison.
This game seemed longer than most with such varied scenes that I thought at times I was playing a CE.
November 23, 2014
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend?!
Ok, diamonds have nothing to do with this game, but I got you to read this, right? I just finished the game. It took the average time to play (in Casual Mode), about 3 hours. This game doesn't have a lot of bells & whistles, but I was always wanting to see what was next. I rarely needed the hint button, but when I did, it recharged in a good amount of time. I would strongly suggest you use the MAP on this one. You do a lot of jumping around, so if you don't want to spend a lot of time ('walk down 3 times) the map is your best bet. The mini games for the most part were good. There were a couple of them that made me fumble & skip, but most were quite fun. Graphics are decent, & the music, sound & voice overs were pleasant as well. This is a great game that's just enough of a challenge to keep your interest, & I'd definitely say Buy It!
October 10, 2014
Ok game if you like dialogs
Game is ok if you are into lots of story and dialogs. Graphics are good. Story is good.
October 14, 2013