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Your worst fears came true the night your father never arrived home. Someone killed him during his latest investigation. As you sort through his remaining possessions you discover his diary recording his last moments - and a strange amulet that sends you hurtling back through time to the day before his murder. Time is running out as you race to not only prevent his murder but also to catch the mastermind behind it all.

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  • OS: 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 611 MB

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Dark Cases: The Blood Ruby is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Star Awesomeness I loved everything about this game. Music, game play, artwork and scenery, characters, storyline, voice-overs, mini games and unique HOS. Awesomeness! BUT!! The ending was way too rushed and too fast. I wanted to see our character hug her dad or something, they had been separated. No mention of that at all. Just beat the bad guy and its over now...Case closed? Come on developers, we play these games for hours, we want decent endings. I still give it a 5
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark Cases: The Blood Ruby Beautiful graphics and VOs. Good game. Good length. Enjoyed the HOS. Too many puzzles for my taste. Just don’t care for mini games. Just enough of a challenge to keep your interest.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, long game. I like a game with a good story to drive it along. This one has a decent story with a couple of twists along the way that ties all the actions together. There's a lot of adventure game flavor here and some unfamiliar puzzles which was refreshing. The standard edition took me several evenings to complete, so was longer than average for me. The graphics, sounds, and voice overs were all excellent and I didn't notice any typos, misnamed items, or translation errors, so this is a well-crafted game. There are a lot of areas to explore, and with few exceptions, you can continue to go back and forth to most of them right up until the end of the game, so it feels like a big game world. I can't say it will make my top games of all time list, but it's a very good, solid game with a lot of entertainment value. Kudos to the developer for taking the time to flesh out a solid story line!
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SE Game, I highly recommend it! Finding it hard to find an SE for your punches. Look no further.
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best! This is truly one of the best games I've played and I have played many since I joined BFG in '07. Everything was great, the storyline, the HOS were clear and rarely required a hint. Some of the puzzles I skipped but then I'm not the most patient soul on the planet. I was very sorry to come to the end. You don't need the CE as the SE had an excellent ending and the strategy guide is not required. The transporting map and great hint system does all required. I wish more people would indicate their favourite game. This really helps folks looking for a new one.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOPA Lovers Won't Want To Miss This One! BASED ON COMPLETED SE GAME I recently replayed this game and I had forgotten how GOOD it was! Even without all the add-ons that seem to be a must in 2015, this game holds its own, for me, in entertainment value. A true hidden object puzzle ADVENTURE. HOS with a bit of a twist. Original puzzles that actually require some thought. A story with unexpected turns. Mix in some art nouveau style and the end result is five star fun. I definitely found some SURPRISES here and, for the price of a game coupon, you might too!
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome! Great Murder Mystery! BASED ON COMPLETED STANDARD EDITION GAME Wow! This game is absolutely outstanding. It's started great and just got better and better. It gripped me from the moment it begun and didn't let go until the game finished. This was an absolutely wonderful game. As I mentioned, the story is wonderful. It's a murder mystery, but a rather dark one. I'm glad there's a developer out there who's not afraid to go all out to please the fans! It's also got an element of time travel in there too. I absolutely love murder mysteries, and with this added element, how could I resist? The story starts brilliantly. Your father is shot and you have to go back in time to stop him. From there, it's just one brilliant scene after another. There are also various scenes of Diana's memories, which added some detail to the story and was also brilliant. By the time I had discovered these memories, the demo had ended. The demo ended on a brilliant note, so how could I not play on? Most games take a bit of a slump during the middle period and pick up again towards the end, but this one did not! It remained exciting and stayed with the same tempo for the entire game. More of the memory scenes popped up (adding more detail to the story), more characters were introduced and the true story began to be unveiled! Each cutscene was more exciting than the last. The story itself had so many twists and turns; when I thought I'd caught the killer, the game threw another curveball. The story was so brilliant, and when it finally got to the end, it was done justice by an amazing final cutscene. I thought I'd seen some great twists, but the developers saved the best twist until last. The ending was so amazing, so unexpected... it was hands down the best ending to a game I've seen. Those who are wondering, it did end conclusively, so there's no need for the CE. I did especially like the memory scenes. They added extra detail to the story. It was kind of like a backstory on how she got in to the situation. Similar to the main story, they got more and more exciting with each cutscene. Overall, the story was amazing. One of the best stories, if not the best, that I've ever seen in a hidden object game. But what I really enjoyed about this story was the fact that it was realistic. The time travel part was done exactly as it should with no fancy stuff happening. Good job to the developers on making such a great, realistic story! As well as having a great story, the game had some pretty good gameplay too. The gameplay was just a little bit different than normal and I really enjoyed it. For starters, the HOS. Although they weren't much different from the usual, they were altered slightly in the way of the extra step objects. Instead of picking the object up and dragging it over to the thing it needs to be used on, you click on it like a normal object you need to find and it goes in to a mini-inventory thing. From here, you used it as normal. Other than that, the HOS were the usual (extra step objects, etc.). But this little addition made the HOS slightly more fun. The HOS were spread out evenly too. There weren't many of them, and they weren't piled on towards the end. Nothing infuriates me more in a game than when developers just pile on HOS. It was good to see that this developer spaced them out a bit. The puzzles were good too. They were a little different from normal and quite challenging, a lot more than some other games out today. The puzzles were very fun to attempt. I could solve quite a few of them. What made these puzzles more fun was that some of them were new. It's always fun to try a new puzzle, isn't it? Like the HOS, the puzzles were fairly spaced out. There weren't a lot of them, and that made them quite enjoyable. One other feature I saw that was quite cool was the + objects. You collected two parts of an object and then joined them together to make the complete one. The parts you could join were indicated by + signs. This doesn't occur often in games, so was a nice feature. Other than that, this a normal HOPA. No helpers, no fancy new features, nothing. Normally, this would annoy me, but here, it doesn't. When you've got different HOS and different puzzles, extra features don't matter. This is a really great game. The graphics are good, but not great. Everything was clear and all, but I've seen better. Everything was drawn well, but probably could have used a bit more detail. I'm not complaining, I still thought the graphics were good, but if I had to pick one fault with this game, it would be the graphics and voice-overs. Most of the voice-overs were good, but the voice of the main character's father, the police officer, didn't sit well with me. It was really underdone and acted quite poorly. The guy who was voicing seemed to be bored and had no emotion to the voice. That was a real problem for me. All the other voices were fine, but that one... ugh. FEATURES 3 modes of difficulty: Casual, Advanced and Hard. The differences are the usual. I played Casual. Hint/Skip- both recharge at a reasonable rate for the difficulty I selected. The hint is useful outside HOS. Diary- keeps track of events. Map- the map is interactive and is quite helpful. It lest you know where your next tasks are, and when locations are completed. + objects- see gameplay section of review for my opinion on them. I thought they were quite good. WHAT DO I MISS OUT ON IF I BUY THE CE? Not much as it turns out. You just have the basic CE Stuff: Bonus chapter- NOT NEEDED Strategy Guide Concept Art Music Replay HOS & Puzzles Replay Movies Wallpapers WHICH IS THE BETTER BUY? Looking at completed CE reviews, and based on my own experiences, I say the SE is the better buy. The CE doesn't have anything that makes it worth the extra money, and the game finishes conclusively. I definitely advise you to go for the SE. So, what else can I give this game but five stars? It truly is an excellent game. I loved it from beginning to end. With the great gameplay and great story, you're looking at one of the best games from 2013. I'd never heard of this developer before, but this is a pretty good first impression! I can't wait to hear more from them. I think you should definitely buy this one. You won't be disappointed! ON THE GAME LENGTH The game was a decent length. I estimate somewhere between 3-3.5 hours on Casual mode.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game!!!! This was a really good game. The graphics were amazing and the voice overs very well done. Just the right mix of hidden object (with interaction), puzzles and adventure. The map allowed you to jump from place to place. It also had a task list and diary to keep you up to date as to what was going on. I highly recommend this game. Thank goodness a mystery to solve without the occult--voodoo theme.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Game. Loved this game. Graphics were beautiful and the game was long!
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An extremely clever and pleasurable game! Not too easy nor too hard! Dark Cases:The Blood Ruby (SE) had rhyme and reason to its madness, and the game flow was unbelievable. The artwork was awesome; VOS were great, storyline--great, a different take on the interactive HOS as I've never encountered before. I loved the whole shabang! I played in normal mode and due to the developers' clever take on the puzzles and thought-provoking and challenging tasks, I didn't get bored once! It held my attention from the get-go! I didn't want to stop playing. Now, that's a good game! There is a lot of back n' forth but you've got a great map that takes you right to the spot. You've got a good hint button if you need it, and it will load fast or slow according to the game mode you've chosen. My suggestion to the players is to read the journal, when you click on the items there is often text to read. Read them, you'll get lots of good clues there. Pay attention to the pictures, numbers, and journals. I thoroughly enjoyed concocting the recipes; what comes to mind are a potion for a new heart for the puppet; and on the other end of the spectrum, you'll even make a quick pizza! You will gather quite a bit of items in your inventory and some will remain for a 'fairly' long time. Normally I'm not crazy about that but it all made sense somehow; and, again, game flow is the key! It wasn't the longest game but so much fun to play. I got a special deal on this game from Big Fish and am so glad I bought it. I would have bought it at regular price to be honest; it's that good! As I mentioned before, I don't do demos, but this SE is well worth the buy! I highly recommend it. Kudos to the developers!!
Date published: 2014-02-10
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