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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by djrum on Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:18 pm

    How true, R-Mom. You know, one developer does something everyone raves about and pretty soon all the other developers have to do the same.
    It was like that when real video was introduced in Dire Grove (and done well). I'm used to it now, but I wasn't that crazy about it back then. I had to get used to it slowly, lol!

    I love animals, too! But I kind of like my games without them. I guess I'm a solitary person who enjoys playing alone, with no helpers.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:26 pm

    Hey all   Smile 

    I'm not overly-keen on animal pets\helpers in games... BUT... I would love a game with a dragon, or a gryphon helper, or something like that.   Okay

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:16 pm

    The only game I can think of with a dragon helper is Princess Isabella, and that helper is the MOST annoying, rage-inducing game character I've ever encountered.  Overreaction 

    Of course YMMV.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:32 pm

    Hehe, I had forgotten about Princess Isabella.  That's kinda too cutesy for my taste.   Suspect 
    I was thinking more of a dragon with ATTITUDE   Laugh

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:20 pm

    My list shows three games with dragons as helpers:

    Forest Legends: The Call of Love (baby dragon)
    Magic Farm 1 & 2 (Robin the dragon)
    Revived Legends: Road of the Kings (raccoon and dragon)

    The only game I can think of with a helper that has attitude is Dreamscapes, but Benny wasn't exactly a helper Laugh


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:38 pm

    Revived Legends looks brilliant - a definate must-buy!
    And that dragon is awesome!   Elk grin 

    Dreamscapes looks good as well.  I'm going to buy that in the GameHouse sale. 

    Thanks Genki Two thumbs up

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    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:40 pm

    You're welcome!

    Dreamscapes was my adventure-lite game of the year for 2013 -- it's AWESOME -- and since you don't have it yet, $1.99 is a great deal for it!


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:43 pm

    Esme wrote:The only game I can think of with a dragon helper is Princess Isabella, and that helper is the MOST annoying, rage-inducing game character I've ever encountered.  Overreaction 

    Of course YMMV.


    It was the fairy with the squeaky voice that made me wish I could cursor smack her.     pfft 

    I never did get around to trying out the second Isabella.

    As far as the Christmas Carol Crazy Cats,   well,  I bought the one from last year,  Christmas
    Stories:  The Nutcracker  as the DD.   It is still sitting waiting for me to finish playing.
    I know I will not get the latest Christmas game......ever.   Big smile

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:44 pm

    There's a dragon in the second one. He sounds congested and annoying!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Frodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:52 pm

    RMom - you're not the only one who doesn't like Elephant's christmas games.
    I've seen them on BFG, and they just don't appeal, at all.  Too sugary-sweet.   Gah!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by djrum on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:34 pm

    Re achievements, don'tcha just love the achievement for getting all the achievements?  Belly laugh 

    (I finished the bonus in Mysterium and did NOT get all my achievements!)  Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:48 pm

    genkicoll wrote:Revived Legends: Road of the Kings (raccoon and dragon)
    Never heard of this. I'll check it out; I like dragons too.
    Speaking of them, my DD used to play Spyro on PS, but the one for Wii proved too tough for her.
    I'm trying to remember other dragon-themed games. I remember the dragon near the end of Drawn, but it's a minor character.

    ETA - Oh wait; are Revived Legends' animals meant to be cutesy?

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Butterflyshrimp on Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:17 pm

    Hi all!  Very cold here also.

    Didn't "9:  The Dark Side of Notre Dame" have a dragon helper named Gladriel?  I loved the first Dark Side but didn't like Notre Dame.  I wanted to cursor slap Gladriel so many times I lost count & couldn't wait for the game to end.  Was ready to turn the sound off because of Gladriel.  That dragon irritated the heck out of me.  I love animal helpers if they are allowed to stay 'animals' instead of dressing them up or being 'sickingly sweet'.  Elf (in Mystery Trackers:  Black Isle) still leads in the animal helper/partner catagory for me. He's allowed to be 'himself'...a dog... & not 'cutsey' or sickenly sweet.  I love animal helpers, but only if they're allowed to be 'natural'.  Can't help it...I'm a sucker for animals (except for Gladriel)!      Rolling Eyes

    ETA:
      Did a beta on "Nightwalkers: The Lurker Story or Nightwalkers:  Drawn to the Woods".  It has two names...don't know why, or which name it will be released under.  It's a good D&E adventure/hidden object game with a very good story line, has casual, expert, & custom settings, lots of things to do, has interactive HOS, puzzles are good & range from easy to hard (for me),  collectibles, graphics are excellent, clear & crisp with good voice overs, a jump map, the music is appropriate for the story line, and the hint button is directional...takes 45 seconds on casual to recharge.  Skips take 45 seconds also.  Look forward to its release.

    (Edited to add information on new game).


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:15 pm

    RenaissanceMom wrote:ETA - Oh wait; are Revived Legends' animals meant to be cutesy?

    I don't know, I haven't tried it.  Check out Justie's review HERE.


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:05 pm

    I don't know what to play next. I want something suspenseful and dark and creepy... with nothing cutesy. 

    I have so many un-played games! No clue even where to begin.  Hmm...

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:27 pm

    Esme wrote:I don't know what to play next. I want something suspenseful and dark and creepy... with nothing cutesy. 

    I have so many un-played games! No clue even where to begin.  

    Well, not Nearwood, then!  Bright and Cheery, and oh-so-delightful! Laugh

    Let's seeeee... Have you played Theatre of the Absurd, Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman,
    Shadows: Price for Our Sins (starts out frightening, but loses some momentum as you progress), Curse at Twilight: Thief of Souls, Infected: The Twin Vaccine, Stray Souls 2: Stolen Memories, The Gift, Chimeras: Tune of Revenge, Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town, or the Whispers games? Whispers 1: Room 6 & Whispers 2: Revelation.

    I'm assuming you've played the BoC games already.



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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Sportygal2009 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:09 pm

    RenaissanceMom wrote:LOL, I am probably the only person who doesn't like Elephant's Christmas games.  grinch 
    I thought last year's was too precious for words - I don't do precious when it comes to games - and I can't even recall if I demo'd this year's...I read enough to know it was another no-go for me.

    A touch of cuteness or sweetness in a game can be okay. I'm not against all talking animals (after all, my alltime favorite game, The Longest Journey, features Crow although he's far from cute or sweet). But like a rich seasoning these elements have to be introduced delicately with a deft expert's hand, and lately this has NOT been the case.
    You are not the only one. I don't care for their Christmas games either. grinch   As a matter of fact I don't really much care for most of their games. Only a few.

    I sure hope Blam! isn't going this "cutesy" route with these little helpers in the game. Now I'm not saying they shouldn't make them at all as some people enjoy these games but gee it's been "cutesy" overload lately.  I was generous with my last game review. I gave them 2 stars. If I would of saw any feeding/dressing up of the animal well that would of got my 1 1star  stop madness, cut off, pull the plug rating.

    I'm also trying to find something to play. I have plenty in my purchase history but for some reason just not appealing to me right now and can't go outside and go anywhere cause under state emergency. It's MINUS 10 degrees here were I'm at and got over 2 feet of snow. It's no longer snowing and the sun is now shining but  c-cold  Everything is closed. I can't wait until the weekend. It's suppose to warm up. Be in the high 30's and yes that's a heat wave compared to this.


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:13 pm

    Holy OUCH, Sporty!    Snowfall   Stay inside, for certain!

    Can you give us a list of games that you're considering playing?  Maybe we can help?

    By the way, have you contacted Blam! with your latest review and gripes?  They DO listen!  They've been posting at The Diving Bell lately.


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:13 pm

    genkicoll wrote:

    Let's seeeee... Have you played Theatre of the Absurd, Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman,
    Shadows: Price for Our Sins (starts out frightening, but loses some momentum as you progress), Curse at Twilight: Thief of Souls, Infected: The Twin Vaccine, Stray Souls 2: Stolen Memories, The Gift, Chimeras: Tune of Revenge, Forbidden Secrets: Alien Town, or the Whispers games? Whispers 1: Room 6 & Whispers 2: Revelation.

    I'm assuming you've played the BoC games already.

    Well... I've played Theatre of the Absurd... loved Thief of Souls... waxed rhapsodic about Stray Souls 2.... maybe I should try Twin Vaccine or I never did get around to BoC 2... 

    For now, I went to one of my all-time favorite replays though... PvZ! LOL Sorta cute but not cutesy, if you know what I mean.

    I should be out shoveling, but I don't wanna.  La la la!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:17 pm

    PvZ is not cute, it's QUIRKY! Belly laugh

    BoC2 is great!  Very different than the first one, but just as good or better, depending on your mood!


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:20 pm

    That's good to know, because though I liked the first one, I didn't love it like a lot of people did. I think once I get tired of zombies, I'll give the second one a shot. 

    I'll have time. I've got two snow days this week. Like I said, I should be shoveling, but I really don't want to. I'm still recovering from the last two days of shoveling! LOL Gah!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by djrum on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:34 pm

    Holy Moses, Sportygal, that's freakin' cold! It's cold here with teen temps and steadily falling. The wind chill...man, it's brutal! But, we didn't get the snow & freezing rain expected.

    Hey there, Butterfly! Hm...I played 9: The Dark Side of Notre Dame and the only thing I remember is, I didn't like it as well as the first game.

    I'm playing The Agency of Anomalies: Mind Invasion (correct title?). It's the newest one. I love Orneon (the Devs) and I'll play anything they release.
    I also got Mythic Wonders and noticed it's in the same folder as The Story of Kisilova game (again, correct title is questionable, it's the "based on true events" vampire game, which I really liked).

    Really, Genki???? Blam! has been posting at the Diving Bell???? I know they post at BFG. Well, that's great news and shows they actually care about how well their games are received and I do admire any developer who has the courage to do that.


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by djrum on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:45 pm

    Infected: The Twin Vaccine was very good, I thought!! The storyline was very different in a Stephen King "The Stand" kind of way.
    What amazed me was, the team who developed Infected, is a really small group of people. So, no bells & whistles, just good gameplay.
    (I watched the "making of" video at the end)

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Frodo on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:27 pm

    Esme, play the 3rd game on your list.   Smile

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread 1

    Post by Esme on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:43 pm

    Which one, Frodo? The Shadows one?

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