Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel
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Tragedy strikes Dana Knightstone, the best-selling novelist with a gift for clairvoyance. Step into the shoes of Dana while travelling to a book signing event in Romania. Find yourself suddenly trapped by an avalanche in the cold mountain Alps where you are stranded in an old castle.

Discover hidden passageways within the old castle walls to free yourself from the grasp of the ghost of the castle that seeks to imprison you. Find clues buried under the dusty dungeon floor and uncover the captivating story of love and betrayal.

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Death and Betrayal in Romania: A Dana Knightstone Novel 3.4 5 22 22
AVALANCHE! Dana Knightstone is traveling to a book signing (which just happens to be Death at Cape Porto) when her car is nearly swept over the cliff by an avalanche! Luckily the caretaker of a nearby castle rushes in and saves Dana just in time and brings her back to the castle to thaw out and recover. Naturally this castle is haunted as most are, and the ghost of this castle believes Dana is his runaway bride returning to his side after all these years. Dana soon discovers that Lucian was left standing at the altar, but he wouldn't live long enough to discover the truth....she had been murdered! Now Dana must reunite these two ghostly lovers so they may live happily ever after. (in this case way after) Dana has always had the ability to communicate with the dearly departed, and even her dearly departed dog Bandit has found his way back to her. In my opinion Bandit looks a bit freakish, however that dog can jump pretty high to retrieve items thrown up in a tree so for now he can stay. (besides, how bad can it be if a ghost dog isn't housebroken?) The Hidden Object Scenes are a mixture of finding items that match silhouetted shapes as well as pictured items, and smaller versions where you find multiples of a single item or fragments to complete an object. I must say that I enjoyed the mini games such as removing gems in groups of at least two, but as you remove gems the top gems fall down so you need to use strategy to plan for this action. I also liked the puzzle where you swap stained glass pieces to create complete portraits of 4 different characters. It seems that each new edition to the Dana Knightstone series keeps getting better, enjoy! September 28, 2014
Wonderful Game If you like a good story with a plot that twists and turns, then you will love this game. Explore..explore..explore...there are so many rooms to investigate and explore.You are thrown into an old castle that is haunted and are visited by a somewhat handsome ghost that has you confused with this lost love who you find out was murdered the night before their wedding. He is inconsolable but things aren't adding up. As you investigate, more ghosts appear that pushes you into discovering exactly what happened so many centuries ago on that fateful wedding eve. September 29, 2014
The Very Best Cannot say enough about this one. In fact, I always play but never review so this is a first! When I first started just knew this one was going to be good. It had a different vibe and the snow was an extra bonus. I didn't have to use the guide but glad I purchased the CE for the extra game. In fact, I hated when it ended so have played it with my grandson teaching him about hidden object games. 5 Stars indeed! September 28, 2014
Totally Enjoyed It! I really liked this game. It is rare that I am interested in the storyline but this one was really good. A lot of gameplay, the graphics were nice, the mini games fun, HOS interactive, music the same but not bad. The very last mini game was really great, took me a few minutes to even figure out what I was supposed to be doing but when I did it was a lot of fun. All in all this was a really good game. This was the second of the Dana Knightstone games I've played so I'm actually going to go back and look at others. July 7, 2015
GREAT GAME!!!! Very good and enjoyable game. Dana always has an interesting storyline. Excellent 'who done it'!! Lots to do and see. Keeps you involved solving and fixing problems. Not many of the usual HOs, but plenty of good thought provoking puzzles!!( I love!) Keeps you interested and busy! Bonus is short and sweet! April 17, 2015
i am a hopeless romantic so i loved the storytline.. i loved playing this game, it was fun and it took me on a ride from my very boring life. i really enjoyed all the twist and turns thanks for the interesting love story sad that they had to die to find true love but hey life isnt perfect, great graphics. really enjoyed it. April 23, 2016
dana knightstone novels are always great games there is no custom level, but 3 other levels to play. an interactive map and the hint system employs teleportation. didn't listen to music so i don't know about that. you are playing as journalist dana knighstone that is on her way to a book signing and gets stranded near an old, haunted castle. you are asked by the ghost to help him settle and get his love back to him and you both find out things that surprise him. he thinks at the beginning that you are his love and continues in that vein for most of the game. i got a little confused with the different characters but that is a me thing and not the fault of the game. it is a decent length. i finished in 5 hours and 40 minutes. i used the hints a lot and skips a lot so it would be longer if you didn't do that. there seems to be more dana knightstone games as you go along. i liked this one and they are pretty nice to play February 8, 2016
Dear Boomzap, More Like This, Please! BASED ON COMPLETED STANDARD EDITION GAME I've never really enjoyed Boomzap games before- in fact, they're my least favourite developer- so I wasn't expecting much of this one. Imagine my surprise when I started playing! This turned out to be a great game and I am so glad I spent my money on it. I really, really enjoyed the story! It seems, because pretty much all of their stories are fantasy, I have underestimated their ability to create fantastic stories. This is exactly what I got here. Although the opening scene was not the most exciting in the world, and the story got off to a slow start, I was sucked in during the demo by a great twist, one that was quite unexpected. From there, the story continued on and never lost momentum. The demo ended spectacularly and this, combined with the great gameplay, was enough to make me continue. Most stories drop off for a bit in the middle portion of the game, and while that did happen with this one, it was only for a short while. I was beginning to tire a bit when I was sucked back in by some fantastic twists. This was when everything in the story was beginning to unravel and everything was starting to make sense. It got to the point where the story was so interesting I couldn't stop playing and had to see this through to the end. Every single bit of information uncovered was fascinating and I really wasn't expecting it. The developers have done a brilliant job in the planning of their story. If this was made in to a novel, I would be re-reading it over and over again. With the entire story being so great, I was expecting a conclusive ending. While the ending was conclusive, it was far from what I was expecting, and just showed off the creative side even more. Instead of heaps of dialogue, the developers split the ending up in to a HOS & a puzzle, which was a brilliant idea executed perfectly. Overall, a fantastic story with loads of fantastic twists and a terrific ending. What I loved most about this game- and what made me purchase it- was the brilliant, creative gameplay. For starters, I absolutely loved the HOS. Although they were quite easy, they were incredibly fun and creative and I looked forward to each one. They came in a good variety- junkpile, silhouette, progressive silhouette, etc.- but my favourite was definitely the memory scenes. This really showed off the developer's creativity while adding to the story at the same time. They were also quite interactive, with many zoom in scenes and things to be clicked on. Some included puzzles, which was quite nice. As I said, I absolutely loved all HOS, and quantity wasn't a problem either. In the game, there were a grand total of 19 HOS, which is a fantastic number. The puzzles were quite good too. However, they were nothing unique and- similar to the HOS- were extremely easy. I actually solved some of them in a couple of clicks. That being said, I still loved attempting them and, overall, quite enjoyed myself. I also liked that the developer has included puzzle hints in this game. It is something I have been calling for for a very long time and it added to the fun, so I could have help to solve a puzzle instead of skipping it when things got too hard. In addition, my pet peeve made an appearance in this game. For those who don't know, that is having one puzzle straight after another. This happened a total of four times in the game, and was quite annoying. For me personally, the quantity was a bit of a problem. There were a mind-numbing 40- yes, FORTY- puzzles in this game! That, for me, is way too much. I think the developers should have had less puzzles and a bit more of the adventure component, which was lacking considerably. Developers, too many of something really kills the game. Luckily for me, I liked the rest of the game so much that this wasn't really an issue, but I suggest it is fixed in time for your next game. My biggest problem with this game is the adventure component, or lack thereof. The game is completely dominated with HOS & Puzzles, so the adventure component is almost nonexistent. This is evidenced by the fact I went from HOS to puzzle (puzzle straight after completion of HOS) four times. This is an indicator that there should have been a lot more adventure in this game, and I hope the developers fix that too. The plus side to minimal adventure component is that there is not much backtracking. Backtracking is a real killer in games, especially those adventure-prominent ones, so it was nice to see a lack of that here. What there was of the adventure component was fairly basic, and quite easy, so the challenge factor suffered as a result. This game was quite easy, and will probably be a frustration for the experts. I have noticed as of late that the more fun games- for me, at least- are the easier ones. I hope this trend does not continue! I would have liked to see a lot more adventure and challenge in this game. Developers, please take note. One thing the developer does quite well on is extra features. There are two here: + objects and the animal helper. The + objects were done quite well; some involved just zooming in on a sheet of paper to read, while others required additional objects. I enjoyed them because there weren't too many. They made a good addition to the game. The other feature was the animal helper, which I absolutely LOVED! Our helper is Bandit, a ghostly dog who is with us from the beginning of the game. He is used realistically and very frequently, which is great. I like how he also had a role to play in the story! That doesn't happen very often, but it is so nice when it does. I think the animal helper was a great part of the game and made it so much more fun. Kudos to the developers. The basic features have been done well; there are 3 modes of difficulty, but I did wish there was a custom. I played on Advanced and was pleased to find no sparkles anywhere. The map was still quite helpful on advanced, with the objectives still showing. This was not ideal for me, as I would have rathered it off, but it still served its purpose, which was great. Unfortunately for me, there was no diary, which made it hard for me to remember some of the details of the story without referring to my notes. I would have much rathered the diary be there; I have no idea why developers don't like it anymore. Overall, though, fantastic and fun, albeit easy, gameplay. I wasn't the biggest fan of the graphics, in all honesty. The scenes were done with some nice detail but looked cheap and cartoony in some areas, particularly the cutscenes. I could immediately tell they were cartoon drawn and they were not designed very well. I was quite disappointed, especially when comparing to other developers. The voice-overs are standard, although I did get sick of Lucian saying ?Alexandra? over and over. But that's just my taste. FEATURES 3 modes of difficulty: Casual, Advanced and Hard. Differences are standard. I wish there had been a custom difficulty though. I played Advamced. Hint/Skip- both recharged at a decent speed for advanced mode and the hint was extremely helpful; it functioned everywhere (even in puzzles) and sometimes acted as a teleporter. Map- The map was interactive. Even on advanced, it let me know where I had tasks to perform. I would have liked to be able to turn this off, but that's just my preferences. It still provided a great help. + Objects- Some involved reading notes while others were the standard use. These were a great feature. Helper- Our helper is Bandit, a ghost dog. He was used frequently and realistically and I enjoyed every time I got to use him. He added to the fun factor significantly. WHAT DO I MISS OUT ON IF I BUY THE SE? Bonus Chapter- not needed; game is 100% conclusive. Built-in Strategy Guide- does not show HOS solutions. Not needed due to game's simplicity. Achievements Wallpapers Screensavers Music Concept Art Replay cutscenes WHICH IS THE BETTER BUY? I bought the SE and advise you to do the same. I was extremely happy with this purchase. The CE does not offer many extras- even missing out collectibles, which are a CE necessity- and, in fact, was one of the most light CE's I've seen in recent times. So yes, the SE is the way to go. ON THE GAME LENGTH I finished this one in 3 hours on Advanced mode. This was a perfect length for me. I actually prefer shorter games as I tend to get bored of them if they go on for too long. I will be playing this one over again for sure. This is Boomzap's best game to date. The 3 hours I spent on this game were some of the most fun-filled ones I've experienced. I'm giving this a well-deserved four stars, with the only things holding back from a 5 being the cheap graphics and lack of adventure component. This one is definitely a keeper. December 27, 2014
Time for a Medieval Wedding Very enjoyable game. You must discover why, who and how a Lady was murdered centuries ago. Lovely settings in castles, churches and outdoors. Good atmosphere. Some unique puzzles in there that I haven?t come across before! May 23, 2015
Breathtaking Artwork and Twisty Story saved it for me I really liked this game. It has its faults but is overall enjoyable. THE GOOD: The storyline is very twisty and engaging - medieval soap opera style. We, the jaded modern players, can see pretty clearly who the bad guy is early on, but through gameplay and gathering evidence you get to reveal the truth step-by-step to the clueless, suffering count. The VO acting is done very well. The puzzles and HOSs are alright - not spectacular but good enough. THE BAD = BELIEVABILITY: The setting is supposed to be a castle in Romania that's being restored as an exhibit to the tragedy of poor Count Lucian and his lost Alexandra - its last occupants. Everyone knows it's haunted and the undertaker is very matter-of-fact about it. Ok, that's believable. BUT beyond that there are so many little holes. For example, how are there paintings of the night of Alexandra's death depicting all the people and exactly what they wore (as if it were a photo) when an artist would have had to be commissioned to do it and wouldn't have known that info without models? How did an artist make a painting of Nikolai and Alexandra having a private conversation? The blacksmith's clue hidden inside an object hundreds of years ago also held a piece to open a modern door? The alchemist's potions weren't all dried up and still worked? All the little clues just sitting around the castle for hundreds of years and no one moved anything? Or found anything? etc. etc. The list goes on and on. It was soooooooo not believable. At all. (And I'm just going to pretend that the ghost dog helper doesn't exist.) WHY THE BAD DOESN'T REALLY MATTER (To me, anyway): Usually, that many inconsistencies in the game play kills a story for me but this time it can be overlooked. One, because the story itself is interesting enough that we want to find out what happens while rolling our eyes at the nonsense. But mostly because the artwork in this game is so devastatingly gorgeous that it overtakes the little logic problems in the gameplay. The scenery is so well drawn, so real, that you actually want to go to visit this place. So if you are a stickler for storyline like me, you'll like this one but be prepared to grimace quite a few times at the lack of logic in the gameplay. October 29, 2015
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