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Travel to a tiny island in Greece, where a series of murders all within the same household has the heir to the family fortune scared to death. As a detective specializing in strange cases, you’ve been called in to investigate and to help protect this innocent woman from becoming the next victim. Is there a ghost haunting these grounds, or is this a case of evil sibling rivalry?

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  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
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Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save yourself from the evil creatures! The third game in the Secrets of the Dark series by Orneon ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anyone who had ever played the games in the series will surely know that the trademark of this game is the switching rooms (not sure how to put it into words! >_<). I bought this game also because of this uniqueness. There are 3 levels of difficulties. I own the previous two games in the series and they are great fun. The scary creatures seem to follow us around, this time to Greece. And in terms of graphics, this one is definitely a big improvement. The hint and skip button recharges slowly although I played on the easiest level. Even so, the hint is pretty useful as it really shows clues! (literally!) so the hint is really helpful. The HOG is unique, combining objects and of different variety. For first time players of this kind of game may find it annoying of switching between light and dark, one chapter alone can mean a dozen or more switching just to use an inventory. Nevertheless this game is a nice break from the usual HOG game. I think the dev. is being very creative here with their game series. Hope they release a new one soon.
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have for your game library!! What a great game! The makers have put a new twist on old favorites. First, the graphics are really well done. The theme is spooky, without being over the top. (no disembowled bodies or killings) There is a wide variety of mini games, all with a different twist on the old favorites. A few classic HOG's, well lit and objects size appropriate, with several "put the object back where it goes" games. Each room has many things to do or accomplish, and even though there's no map for guidence, most tasks are within a few screens of where you picked up the item. There are several rooms that morph into another room, which is really neat. As the game progresses, the tasks get more difficult, which adds to the fun. Lots and lots of stuff to do. The help button is also a little different, because it shows you a picture of the room that the item is for, but then you have to figure out what you have in your inventory that goes there, or what you missed and need to revisit. This is just a really, really worthwhile game to have in your game catalog. EXCELLENT all the way around!
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STRONG & CHALLENGING - ESPECIALLY PUZZLES Took approximately 6 hours to complete this strong and challenging adventure game. An evil brother is kept at bay by a light in the family crypt (who keeps a crypt in their mansion?), until it breaks and the evilness escapes. Your job is to recapture him. GOOD: • Many puzzles of various complexities. But see my comment in “Not So Good.” Every minigame’s instructions are to solve the mini-game, period. Many of them are very, very challenging. Novices will likely skip them or look for a W/T with answers. All puzzles were directly tied into the story and gameplay. • Voice-overs are very, very good. • Many locations and lots to do. You can’t feel “cheated” with the location. Story keeps you interested throughout the game. Ending was great. • Every location has a bright, lovely and friendly modern scene, as well as an “identical or similar” dark and dreary evil scene. This multiplies the locations and you will have to travel between the two types of scenes to complete the locations. It’s a lot of fun, but you have to have a good memory or pen and paper. • HOS are either list-based or putting items into the scene where they belong. A lot of attention to detail and they are moderately but not overly crowded. Your prizes are directly related to the gameplay. There’s no disjointed HOS here. • Animation and graphics are great. NEITHER GOOD NOR NOT SO GOOD: • To further amuse yourself, click on the animals and watch vases. NOT SO GOOD: • Directions for puzzles are “solve the minigame to open” the door, exit, et al. That’s it! No additional information of what to do. The more experienced a gamer is, the more likely s/he can solve the puzzle. Unfortunately, newbies and most intermediates will have a great deal of difficulty figuring out what they are supposed to do and end up skipping them. Some of them make you feel smart when you complete them successfully. • Once you are able to escape the mansion into the outdoors, the more locations open up. There is no map, so you have to remember what objects you need to complete the scenes. This becomes quite a mental ordeal – pen and paper will greatly help those without the greatest memory once you have a large number of locations open. This becomes particularly frustrating, especially when you knew where you wanted to go but forgot how to get there.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Challenge, hours of fun I love this series of games. The challenge is second to none as far as I am concerned. The fact that you seem to get 2 games for the price of one helps! In most rooms you can change the light and this will change the room and require you to find different objects and complete different puzzles to complete that room. It does mean that you really have to have a good memory or write everything down!! The only thing this game lacks is an interactive map but possibly that would take away the level of challenge it does represent?? I thoroughly recommend these games but we warned, have a pen and paper to hand!
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game This is another good sequel to Secrets of the Dark. Many many locations This has the light changing the rooms with separate and joined things to do. Very long playing time The music was different from the usual Orneon uses and I liked it. A mixture of different HO'S - a plus Lots of puzzles Good graphics No map Good hint system that I used a couple of times I had a lot of fun playing this. A great game worth your time.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+, Long Playing, Challenging, Awesome Graphics I don't write a lot of reviews; only if I'm blown away with excellence or highly disappointed. This game was outstanding! Difficult in the easy mode - which I liked, made me think!
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Money I liked the fact that this game was very long. This was not the Collectors Edition and it was well worth it. Good use of different areas of gameplay that made you think about where you had to go to next. Good job.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good value for an above-average H.O.G. First the negative: I have had quite enough of the "spirits" and witchcraft-type elements that seem to be standard in HOG (included in this game). The positive? Long enough game play; very challenging in "hardcore" mode; good graphics; good audio; good replay in the easiest mode and still challenging; good walk-through for the few times I got stuck in a puzzle.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game Outstanding play time and visuals. Thumbs up!
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden object game taken to the next level Impressive range of puzzles - some are quite challenging. Some rooms convert into different rooms where you need to figure out new challenges. Love that you had to think about where to place found objects. Game plays for good length of time. Money well spent!
Date published: 2013-05-05
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