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    genkicoll

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    Dark Tales 2: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:52 pm

    Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
    by ERS Game Studios

    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 7: Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Roget

    Available at:  
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    Big Fish for Mac as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin - Standard Edition for PC



    Go  on an adventure with Inspector Dupin! Monsieur Mark Davies has reported  his wife, Sara, missing and now it’s up to you to track her down and  solve the mystery! Follow a mysterious black cat, who seems to be  purposely helping you, and discover helpful clues in Dark Tales: Edgar  Allen Poe’s The Black Cat. Use your Hidden Object talents to tackle the  case, and discover the evil culprit behind Sara’s disappearance.

    The Collector's Edition includes:

    • Bonus gameplay
    • Stunning soundtrack
    • Wonderful wallpapers
    • Integrated Strategy Guide

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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Dark Tales 2: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:36 am

    It’s A Big Step Up    
    Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    Ah, the charming M. Dupin is back with a new investigation, and has asked his ‘talented assistant’ (that’s us – he’s so sweet!) to help find a missing woman. Mysteriously, a black cat is the one to greet us on our arrival, and throughout the game he points us in the right direction to new evidence and clues. That we are no longer an apprentice and must meet new, higher, standards of investigation soon becomes obvious.

    This game is a big step up from the original Dark Tales: Murders In Rue Morgue.   Besides a different and more complex story requiring much more independent thinking, we have dozens of interactive HOS to scour. They are still beautifully crafted, a step closer to the pastel colours ERS are known for, and the item list still doesn’t tell us which items are interactive. We now visit all those HOS twice.

    We have a lot more puzzles – though still not many by today’s standards – and they are still easy. However, we now get instructions for some of them. And they combine with an increase in the adventure content to radically change the nature of the game play. We are at liberty to wander all the sites already opened at our leisure, and with no hint button and no map, we could be at it for quite a bit before we get back on course. The journal is a great way to keep the story in mind and describes events well, but is no real use as a guide.

    This is where the Dark Tales series first dips its toe into the world of true HOPA games, and the experience is a nicely paced adventure perfect for the intermediate player and/or Edgar Allan Poe fans. PS. Crazy cat ladies might enjoy chasing a black cat through the grounds of a dilapidated estate as well!  

    I recommend this game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

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