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ERS Game Studios presents another thrilling installment of the best-selling Dark Tales series!

A scream in the night... a brutal crime... a mysterious figure with eyes red as blood... You and your partner, Dupin, have been called in to solve the murder of a young woman in a seaside town. She was found hanging from a tree, killed by a wound delivered straight to her heart. The details of the killing are strange, and suggest a very personal motivation for the killer. But who would perpetrate such a horrible and unusual crime... and why? Get to the heart of the mystery in this thrilling Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game!

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  • CPU: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
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Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart 2.3 5 22 22
Mistaken Identity? Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart converts this classic story into a game, where you are the assistant to the ever so famous Detective Auguste Dupin. On September 5, 1851, a woman was brutally murdered and ritualistically hung on a tree for all to see. Detective Dupin (and you of course) must must piece together evidence of the crime. There's just one witness to the crime, Katrina, who was working that evening "due to her current financial situation" if you catch my drift. She remembers only one thing about the murderer...His Blood red eyes! If you are a fan of Dark Tales games which are based from the Edgar Allan Poe classics, you might want to consider the Collector's Edition which has several Collectible Cards throughout the game. There are 6 cards for each game, Premature Burial, Gold Bug, The Black Cat, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Fall of the House of Usher, and The Mask of the Red Death, finding all cards in all the groups will unlock bonus Mini Games, when you unlock the crystal skulls. You have packed your bags wisely, and throughout the game you will need to produce and use the items it contains, a good transport map (all the good detectives have one) your ID, a purse with money (how 'bout that, I don't have to look around for abandoned coins) and Examination Goggles with special lenses (of which the blue lens breaks but I'm fortunate to find a replacement of the exact color I need all wrapped up in a nice wooden box, what luck!) There are plenty of complex inventory items as well, which has become the norm in most HOPA games lately. The Hidden Object Scenes are scarce, only 10 in the entire game. The first one involves interacting with things in the scene to find all the necessary items to pack your detective's bag. Most of the HOP's involve this same type of scene interactions, as you are tasked with finding clues to open items, and moving objects around so that you can piece together fragments to complete an item. There are more Mini Games than HOP's but in my opinion some Mini Games could qualify for an HOP. Below are brief descriptions of some of the Mini Games you'll encounter, all of which are pretty easy to solve: 1) Find and select pairs of crime scene photos that correspond to the story being told. 2) Complete the image by selecting keys to rotate disks. 3) Select the correct lenses to examine a body to coincide with the notes shown. 4) Drag Mask halves to their matching half. 5) Assemble the picture using buttons to rotate groups of images. The Collector's Edition has 12 Movie Videos, 7 Wallpapers, 11 Concept Art pictures, 4 Music Soundtracks, 36 Collectible Edgar Allan Poe game cards, 13 replayable Mini Games, 10 replayable Hidden Object Puzzles, 12 Achievements to earn, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy! December 13, 2015
Good puzzle HO game The short demo was long enough to get the idea of this game. It keep you busy solving puzzle one after another, they HO in the demo were not your typical list of items rather a puzzle of finding items and placing them within the puzzle. Graphics are good just like the rest of this game series. It did not have any collectibles and achievement like some older games of this series had before. The story is nothing new. Bad guy killing a woman, don't know if more bodies will pile up as during the demo there was solving death of only one woman. Your job as detective to solve this mystery. It makes you think, it makes you want to play more, but it is definitely not a usual HOG. Music and sounds are OK. Dialogues are spoken and as expected from that era of story, in decent English. You can choose difficulty of game in the beginning, adjust the time of hint/skip recharge. It seems like a good game, I was disappointed of the length of the demo only 30 minutes or till you get to a certain point in the game, I wonder if it suggests that the game is short, I do not know as I played only the demo. As usual try it yourself and decide. I do recommend this game. December 13, 2015
disappointed I play all of these games and I love the Edgar Allen Poe tie ins on the storylines. I did a small squee when I saw Telltale heart as it has a lot of potential. Sadly, this really is almost like the game was made by someone else. The flow is off, it feels perfunctory - gaming by the numbers - and it's *really* short. As in, I started playing at 7pm - included 2 toilet breaks, I was done by 8:30 - just as I was expecting a plot twist, the game just ends. This has the feel of a "contractual obligation". I just wished theyd picked a different story for inspiration. January 6, 2016
Too short It could have been quite a good game, if ? ...it were longer lasting. It is far too short. I was very surprised about that ?early end?, I?d just warmed up. Not even 2 hours to play is not attractive. .....Start and end weren?t such gruesome. I did not like that. In principle, the game owns all staff, what a good game characterized. Difficulty can be customized. It is well designed. Animation is pretty good, language, noises and music are fine. It has an interactive map. There are some nice details along the game. The tasks are logical. I am playing without helping texts, thus it was challenging enough to be interesting. According to the short time, you need to play through, it is not worth its price. December 20, 2015
very short i enjoyed this game. the graphics and ho/puzzle scenes were well done and different from the usual. i bought the game after the demo, but i'm sorry i did because i finished the game in about an hour. there is only one chapter left and the game ends rather abruptly at the end of the chapter. i would recommend this game if you have a game credit because of the length. there are no extras like collectables or morphing objects. its a well done but short and basic game. December 16, 2015
I wanted to like it! I have loved all the games in the series...up to now :( I read the previous reviews and decided to make my own mind up. Most of them said it was too short, well, I was ok with the length. Nothing spectacular but it was ok. I had got it on an offer day so hadn't paid full price. What really bugged me though was the pathetic ending. It just finished mid air. No resolution and I did not see it coming. Very annoying. The HOS and puzzles were ok but nothing new or innovative. Shame, was so looking forward to it as well. February 25, 2016
disappointed in this game custom level and good hint system. way too short. couldn't believe when it ended. hopefully any others in the series won't be like this one. i have always enjoyed this series, but not this game. i played the trial first, and had no idea i would finish it so quickly. whoever the devs are, you need to make the next one longer. i was reading other reviewers and i am not the only one that feels like this. i would recomment this game, but not for full price or game club price. maybe reduced price or free. January 29, 2016
Rather grisly game! This game draws on elements of the previous games in the series, and as it rightly warns would be players, it is quite gory in places. I won't repeat what others have said about the graphics, HO scenes and puzzles. The CE offers the usual extras, including an extra game which you can play if you have collected all the collectibles. Disappointingly, if you have missed spotting them all, it isn't possible to complete the collection via Extras. Please do something about this feature, developers! December 20, 2015
WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO OUR DAPPER DETECTIVE? The Tell-Tale Heart begins with a gruesome scene as a young woman is murdered and strung up to a nearby tree. The renowned Detective Dupin has been called to the town of Gurtos to investigate the murder and has asked you to accompany him as he works to solve the case. IMHO, you should stay home and let Dupin go this one alone! The game offer four modes of gameplay: Casual, Hard, Advanced, and Custom. If you select the Custom mode both the hint and puzzle skip times can be set in a range of 5 ? 200 seconds. You can also uncheck various other settings to customize the gameplay. I love the graphics created by Bunny Team, and I doubt anyone else creates such realistic hand-drawn characters. Our gorgeous Detective Dupin almost seems dowdy and aged. What on earth have they done to the once dapper detective. There is an interactive map that is present at the beginning of the game and we do have a valise that we pack with some tools that are used early in the game. One of them is a special magnifying glass that is often used in HOP scenes and quickly became boring. Since this is a HOPA game we do have HOPS and the first one is a matching story type where we must find pairs of the highlighted words in the story. The HOPS are subtly woven into the story and appear sometimes as mini scenes. The puzzles do not seem overly difficult although they are tricky and one gate puzzle takes a bit of time to fiddle with in order to successfully complete it. I gave this game a glowing review when the CE version was released but it didn?t take long (and I mean that literally) before I was bored to tears and the game was over without the story ever coming together. Unfortunately, this game was not what I thought it would be and I regret that I even took the time to play the game. It is sad to see what has happened to the Dark Tales series. Perhaps the Bunny Team should trash this series and come up with some refreshing new ideas. Try the demo if you want but I certainly don?t recommend this game. December 13, 2015
My Apologies to Poe This is a dreary addition to the Dark Tales series Please bring an umbrella, a towel, and a good book. I'm not sure what has confused me more: the sub-juvenial level of this game or lack of decent directions for mini-games. There is a murder. The victim was hit in the heart; she was hung up in a tree. We investigate with Dupin once again. Good stuff: Music was OK and expected game elements were present. Bad Stuff: HOPs were pedestrian although varied, mini-games and puzzles would have bored the grandkids in their simplicity, and the game-play and story-line are stilted at best. I am not an Edgar Allen Poe fan so I approached the story-line from a fresh perspective that left me asking, "What story-line?" We really don't receive much information in the demo except there has been a murder and we are to investigate. And we do - in the most boring, banal, and basic ways possible My humble apologies to Edgar Allen Poe for what seems a sorry addition to the Dark Tales series. December 14, 2015
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