Dracula: Resurrection & Dracula: The Last Sancturary Review

The Good:

  • Solid Puzzles.
  • Great atmosphere.

The Bad:

  • Terrible plot, characters and abominable writing.
  • Heavily Pixelated Environments.
  • No item descriptions.

I bought Dracula: Resurrection and Dracula: The Last Sanctuary as part of the Dracula Trilogy, a bundle of games sold on GoG.com. I bought them because they were adventure games and based on Dracula, which might be my favorite novel, and also the first one I read willingly and not as part of a school assignment. So, I may be a tad harsher than usual in this review… Continue reading Dracula: Resurrection & Dracula: The Last Sancturary Review

Emerald City Confidential

The Good:

  • The Magic Duel with Mombi, the only fun part of this game.
  • The Gumps.
  • You can set the walking speed in the options…thankfully.

The Bad

  • Characters are flat and uninteresting.
  • Art style is dull.
  • Character animations are stiff.
  • Voice acting is terrible.
  • Puzzles, if they can be called that, are too simple.
  • Quest and Item overlays are annoying and in the way.
  • Quest-based gameplay takes you by the hand during the entire experience.
  • The World of Oz doesn’t feel even remotely “Wonderful”.
  • Characters are too noir, and too little Oz. Continue reading Emerald City Confidential

The Wolf Among Us

Just played it and finished it, but won’t go into a review just yet, mostly because it’s an episodic game and I don’t like reviewing them until I have the whole experience. In fact I think it’d be rather irresponsible of me doing so. I can’t complain about any plot-point or plot-hole YET, considering that might be a hook for future episodes; nor can I complain about character development when this is just the first episode. It’s like complaining about a movie plot and character development after the first 20 minutes of a movie.

I will say that it’s pretty good, but it doesn’t feel like an adventure game. Like the Walking Dead before it, Telltale’s adaptation feels more like a visual novel than an adventure game.

 

On other news, I’m playing Night of the Rabbit and will review it as soon as I’m done with it, and after that I’ll go into Cognition, a really cool episodic adventure game.