Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue
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
Sparkles everywhere even in advanced mode, a map to follow step by stepand no backtracking. The only pro I've found is the high number of HOS.
January 15, 2014
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