One of the best games I ever played
November 15, 2011
nice vampire game
challenging, really great story
March 8, 2012
Great game!! Very challenging puzzles! needed the walkthrough for a couple of them but that's good. not just the typical picking up and putting items together. Not too much conversation either! would get another in the sequel for sure
March 13, 2013
Great game in all counts
This 2008 game is a full-blown adventure game, not a casual game that BF usually sells. It's longer, puzzles are harder, graphics are more advanced (your main character has 3D movement that you control) than a typical casual game. But anyone who invests effort and time into it will be rewarded with a great gameplay experience. You travel to many places, from scary mansions to tombs and deserts, and you face a variety of puzzles. Save often. In non-casual games, you need to manually save your games. BF doesn't offer a trial, but there is a playable demo out there, so google for it.
December 5, 2011
Challenging, longer adventure game
This review is based on the full game which I recently completed.
This is a classic adventure game where you walk around, visiting different locations, solving puzzles and collecting clues and information.
~ the decent length of the game, well worth the cost and hassle of the huge download!!
~ the story, which was interesting enough to keep me wanting to play til the end.
~ the graphics and variety of locations that you visit in the game, which were spread over several countries and were different and well designed.
~ the puzzles, which for the huge majority were logical and possible to solve if you thought about it a while.
I didnt like
~ one or two puzzles, which were illogical and caused me to consult a walkthrough. Even using the solution, I was thinking- what?!??
~ the lack of direction at the very start, this could be off-putting to some players. I used a walkthrough at the very start to learn the basic controls and felt a tutorial wouldn't go amiss, especially in such a long game.
In general, this is an excellent game which I would recommend to most people, although some parts might be easier with a walkthrough.
March 25, 2012
Classic Van Helsing vs. Dracula
Exceptionally long playing game, pure adventure no HOG. Classic Van Helsing vs. Dracula storyline. You play the role of Van Helsing. Characters are a bit stiff, however voices are exceptional. Recommend you get a walkthrough as there are tasks that need to be performed that may not always make sense. There are puzzles that range from moderate to difficult, all are do able, sometimes you just need a gentle push in the right direction.
All information is written in Van Helsing?s journal, just be sure he states the information, and says perfect. If he does not state the info, he does not know it and it is not recorded in the journal, so you will not be able to proceed at some point in the game. There is much written text, you will need to read it and be informed as you will need to use the info at various points.
Controls: As with most traditional adventure games the game does not save automatically you will need to manually save yourself before exiting the game. To save hit esc, you will be taken to appropriate screen. To access inventory right click your mouse button.
Game play is smooth and for the most part intuitive. As it is about the classic vampire, it is at times bloody and gross/shocking, so be warned (no spoiler, but brace yourself when you interact with the monks).
May 30, 2012
Great if you don't mind graphic content
I loved the storyline and I knew what Dracula was all about but I wasn't quite prepared for the amount of graphic detail they would go into a game like this. My own fault...even still it was creepy and intriguing and a lot of fun.
Side note: Dracula is a total babe. ;) ha!
I'd recommend this game to any Dracula fan
June 12, 2012
I can play this game over and over again. The first time it was REALLY difficult and demanding, but the awesome story and graphics smoothened the flaw. Yet I can't give it a full five stars because of the difficulty. But it was one of the best nonetheless! As I already said, the graphics and story were astounding <3
January 6, 2012
It's a really cool and entertaining game. Love this type of games that you can move around with the character. I'd say sometimes because of the motion of the character the game is a little bit slow, but other than that the gameplay and the riddles are really cool and some of them challenging. It's not a game for everybody, you need patience and sometimes to seat back and think...think... and think, but this is what makes it cool and unique. Those who are into the detective investigator groove will love this game. The ending.... so so, but it is worth the storyline.
November 19, 2012
well worth the frustration
i found this game to be really frustrating to begin with, so much so that i left it for a few days before giving it another go. i'm so glad i did, because once you get your head around the unusual play style of the game it is really enjoyable. As some other reviewers have said the walkthrough was needed for some of the puzzles as you dont get a hint. i really wish more games were made like this. The length of the game was really good and i began to wonder if it was going to end, you really feel like you are getting your moneys worth.
July 20, 2012