Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue
Better than the black cat. A good fun game to play. Not difficult at all.
May 17, 2013
While this game was not the most challenging I've ever played, I enjoyed it a lot. Some of the "commentary" was really entertaining and I laughed out loud several times. The graphics were good. I really enjoy HO scenes, so this game was perfect since it has quite a few of them. This is the type of game you can play after a long day at work as a way to unwind a bit. You don't leave a location until you've found/done everything, so you don't have to stress over continually running back and forth. I will definitely try the other Edgar Allen Poe games.
June 29, 2012
I had played the black cat prior to this game and found it more of a challenge more enjoyable for me. This ending was a total let down for me, sort of wimpy. I did not pick up on the ending of this game being revealed in the black Cat, otherwise I wld not hv purchased this game.To short also, finished it quickly. Probably will not purchase another of this series.
June 14, 2012
Not Earth Shattering!
This was another HOG that I purchased as a dual pack by BFG, along with the Black Cat, which I haven't played yet. You might want to play the trial version before purchasing this. I can't say that there was much to this one. The visual is really nice quality, however, all of the audio was extremely annoying to me, so I completely opted out of it. Especially, since you have to read the entire storyline, anyways. Which I also skipped! I just couldn't get into the plot of this game, at all.
They have this map that keeps you skipping around to different scenes, which is fine to see different variety. However, I kept thinking there was something else that I needed to do, before quickly going to another location. It seemed rather short-lived for the mystery problem solving in this game. The mini-game puzzles are also rather easy, even for me, which says a lot. LOL! The game itself ended rather quickly considering they show you this super large map to visit many locations.
If you're looking for a relaxing game, mainly for hidden objects only, this would be fine, for that purpose. It does ask if you want normal mode or expert mode. So, for more of a challenge you probably should go with expert. I don't think anyone would have a problem getting through this game rather quickly, even on that mode! The only reason I'd recommend this game, is because some people may actual like this sort of thing, but I wasn't very impressed. Maybe I was just expecting more out of it.
December 22, 2011
i enjoy the first the dark cat but this one story is quiet good as the first
April 18, 2012
HOG To The Max
This game is one of the worst I've played. The "Expert" mode is just what it says. There is absolutely no help on where to go or what to do next. You have to luck onto most items. The HO's are add nauseam, one after another. As you get on in the game, there are as many as 3 HO scenes in each location. If you want an HO game, this is it. Wish I would have played the 60 min. demo longer. I would not have bought the game.
March 29, 2012
To many HOG scenes
These Allan Poe games are HOG games and I concede that but not because I like HOG games that you have to give me an HOG scene every two seconds and sometimes three or four at the same time. I bought three Allan Poe games at the same time after playing the demos - big mistake. They must make the games more interesting and space out these HOGs and my goodness find ways to insert them into the game that draws life into the game and not 'kill it'
Also use some imagination and find different type of scenes (although Murder in the Rue Morgue explored that area better than the first two). Still within a few minutes I have searched dozens of the same items. Boring. The mini games are not bad and the stories are good. However, Allan Poe games could get me to hate HOG's. That is until I came across an HOG where a character threw a bomb into a garbage bin to destroy evidence. Quickly I acting the part of the cameraman rushed to get water to douse the flames and low and behold the most wonderful HOG scene you ever saw, with the coals still burning the search is on to find evidence in the cinder remnants. Now that is an HOG with interest. Not you open a door and four HOG scenes are waiting for you. Heh! I am rolling my eyes to the ceiling so much at the sight of these HOG scenes that I feel my eyes will get stuck somewhere in the back of my head. I like the stories and would like to see improvement. If you are reading this review and like HOG scene much like a solitaire game, from one to the other, then go ahead and enjoy.
May 2, 2012
Good and bad
If you are a Hidden objects game lover, then this game is for you, because that's pretty much all it is. I prefer balance of puzzles, HOs, and adventure, so I would NOT recommend this game. The sound track was pretty cool, made me feel like I was in France. Premature Burial was the best one in the series.
April 1, 2012
Ok, it's short, but I love it!
Another ERS game! As usual, the graphics are gorgeous! The storyline is interesting. There are 2 game modes, both of them with sparkles. There is a journal, summary of the story, and a map, but the game is linear: when a location is complete, you won't return. The HOS are clear. The puzzles are very easy. There are only hints in the HOS. The game is short, a bit more than 2 hours. But I didn't mind!
October 28, 2012
Its OK, in overall. Graphics are adequate. Puzzles are fair. Storyline is good, given that I never read Edgar Allan Poe stories before. Its worth the money.
April 7, 2012