Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher
second time around
i played the ce when it came out knew id wait for the se version. the fact the voice was different was no biggie for me, he didn't do much talking anyways . kind of a strange story and really not pushed open like it could have been. like the place the photo idea broke the monotony of last few games. try the trial as I always suggest but I'm a fan of edger so I knew it would be a buy. not as exciting as the other past poes look forward to more.
April 19, 2014
Mayzy's Review: Dark Tales: Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher
I love the Dark Tales Poe series. They are always beautiful and fun to play. I adore the repeating character of M. Dupin, detective extraordinaire.
Unfortunately, I found this one a tad confusing. I feel like a little more narrative to the story would have really helped and the ending was extremely abrupt. Maybe it would have been more satisfying if I'd played the collectors edition, but I feel like you should be able to have a decent ending with the standard as well.
Don't get me wrong, it's definitely worth a play, but it won't be at the top of my list for favorite Poe games.
April 24, 2014
A good buy!
I'm not much for words, but if you like the Demo then you'll enjoy the whole thing.
June 18, 2014
Fine game - but with unnecessary extras
As usual, this Edgar Allan Poe game is just fine. There are enough scenes to discover and explore, the story unfolds during the game, and the ending is something you already thought so (which is not a bad thing in this case).
I liked the extra feature of photographs you found, having to find the location it was taken - only then something extra appeared to be explored. These were always spots in a scene of which I already thought something should be done or found there - but at first, there wasn't, until I found the photograph.
I was less taken by this story than by the previous ones, somehow. Events following each other were not always logical, and in the gameplay I sometimes had to go somewhere for a HOG when there was no reason whatsoever else to go there.
Another thing that puzzled me was the extra feature of these miniature houses in which you have to search for coins. It's quite silly, really, and there seems to be something I can do with those coins in a completely different game area (something like the achievement room), which did not interest me at all - I just wanted to continue the story and the gameplay.
That is why I give this game 3 stars - would be 3 and a half if possible. Fine game though.
April 21, 2014
I didn't care for it the list is small to see and every time you think you found an item it was wrong yet hit the hint button and it was the right one. stupid game have a 3-d glasses with you ,so you can see. A lot of dark items to look for no light BIG FISH ONLY PLEASES THE HIDDEN OBJECT PEOPLE OH WELL
April 19, 2014