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    Dark Tales 4: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug


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    Dark Tales 4: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:30 am

    Dark Tales 4: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug
    by ERS Game Studios - January, 2013

    Series links: Dark Tales 1: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue, Dark Tales 2: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, Dark Tales 3: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial, Dark Tales 4: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug, Dark Tales 5: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death, Dark Tales 6: Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, Dark Tales 7: Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Roget, Dark Tales 8: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Dark Tales 8: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, Dark Tales 9: Edgar Allan Poe's Metzengerstein, Dark Tales 10: Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, Dark Tales 11: Edgar Allan Poe's Lenore

    Available at:
    Big Fish as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    GameHouse as Platinum Edition
    iWin as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    Steam as Collector's Edition

    Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale gets a reboot in this fourth game in the well-loved Dark Tales series. You and your detective companion Dupin have been summoned to the seashore to help William LeGrand discover the exact location of a treasure lost hundreds of years ago. But LeGrand isn’t the only one with designs on the pirate booty… A masked villain tries to make off with the code, and a mysterious woman in a veil seems to be connected. Follow the clues – with the help of the superior sniffing abilities of your Newfoundland sidekick – to track down the treasure and foil the criminal’s plans.

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Bonus game
    • Re-playable mini-games, hidden-object scenes, and cut scenes
    • Soundtracks, wallpapers, screensavers, and concept art
    • Integrated Strategy Guide

    For the Standard Edition:

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    Re: Dark Tales 4: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:45 am

    Dark Tales Back On Form  
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    M. Dupin has invited his ‘friend’ (another promotion!) to join him as he pays a visit to a friend who believes he has found a map to Captain Kidd’s lost treasure. This is another story by Poe and one we simply can’t hear too much of, and so we’re off to the seaside!

    The introduction to this game is worth the price. Before we even start we have:

    • A delightfully dramatic opening, very movie-like
    • Very un-ERS-like and totally wonderful original music
    • Replayable puzzles and HOS

    Very soon after, we also meet our new side-kick, a very well trained St Bernard who will help us by sniffing out clues – literally, of course.

    And there’s much to do, the code needs deciphering, a masked man and a mysterious woman seem to be intent on harming our friend.

    The puzzles are good, all pretty easy and well explained, with enough variety in them to stay interesting. The HOS come in two modes, the standard interactive list and the newer style of silhouettes where to find one item you must first find another and another and... I for one am thankful to see a game using a variety of HO styles.

    We have more help than usual with a journal, a map, and a hint button.

    The graphics are of course excellent, extraordinary colour. M. Dupin remains charming (I was amused to discover, though, that we are a little more cynical about our famous friend these days – the journal is quite amusing at times.), the good guys win in the end, how could we want more?

    I recommend this game!

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