Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue
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
I thought this game was fun and relaxing. The puzzles were pretty easy tho but thats what made it so relaxing I suppose. The music was not annoying either. :)
November 29, 2011
This is my first game in the Dark Tales series. This review is based on the SE.
I was disappointed in the length of this game. I finished this in a day.
The visuals/graphics were excellent. The storyline was just ok and the puzzles themselves were easy. A bit too easy.
I look forward in playing the next games and hope they are better.
April 26, 2012
Loosely based on the Poe short story
If you know the story, this will be a disappointment. It's merely the framework for an unending series of HOS -- two, three or more per room. A handful of extremely simple games and far too much direction in the "Normal" mode, but not nearly enough in the "Hard."
Lots of reading. A few glitches with the games -- a "striped tie" turns out to be a solid blue tie, a few puzzle pieces refused to take -- but nothing serious.
The changes to the story do not improve it. Mademoiselle L'Espanaye is Madame L'Espanaye's sister, rather than her daughter. So how do they have the same last name? L'Espanaye is Madame's married name. And Madame L'Espanaye is given a 5-year old sobbing son; very cliched.
I won't spoil it for those who do want to play, but will simply say that the case bears no resemblance whatsoever to that in the story. No interviewing of witnesses, no clues found at the scene.
June 18, 2013
Having played the other Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's hidden object games I beleive this must have been the first attempt. I was easy to play and not a long game. I was a little disappointed because had I tried this one first I would never have played the other two which are excellent HO games. If you get stumped at the table with the microscope put the snail shell at the middle of the pitcher not up at the top like you are dropping it in or you will be there forever. LOL GL Have fun.
October 27, 2012
This was one of the most boring games I've purchased. Sorry BFG - but there was no puzzle here. Every location - you were lead to..could not leave - finished all scenes which were not even barely Hidden Object. Disappointing but on the good side if you are a first time Hidden Object player - you won't get stuck! The Black Cat, Premature Buriel and other EdgarA Poe games were much better!
February 6, 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
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
I started out really liking the game, but as I got further into it, I found it boring and frustrating in parts more than anything else. I just cannot recommend this game as fun and worth buying. Sorry.
February 12, 2012
I have never started a game that I did not finish...until now. There is no hint button except in the HOS, so you have to plod along unaided. Speaking of HOS, there are so many of them, almost every room you go into. That is not bad enough some rooms have TWO! When I came to the fourth room with two of them in the same room, well I was done. That is ridiculous to have that many. The objects are tiny, the HOS are grainy and my eyes hurt after all that. I uninstalled with no regrets that I was a quitter.
June 27, 2013