Third Person view
Published by The Adventure Company
Total Satisfaction: 89%
This game really excel at its graphic and cinematics quality. The environment is so beautiful and stunning.
I must say that professor Van Helsing looked like a vampire himself!
Although this game is said to be based on the book Dracula by Bram Stoker, but the story inside this game is not exactly made like the story in the book. I have read the book and it is very different with the story in this game.
What amazes me the most is the beautiful and stunning graphics. There is a storyline in the game, but then there aren't much interaction with other characters, nor conversation. The idea of the gameplay is more focused on solving puzzles to make the story advance.
The puzzles are not annoying or difficult. It is more like a brain teasing game. Logical things, quite enjoyable to pass the time.
Music is nice, the vocal talent is fine, but then there are so many objects and actions that has repetitive audio description. Such as: Its perfect! I think this sentence is repeated more than 20 times inside the game.
Even though this is an adventure game, i still think that this game can be categorized as puzzle solving adventure game more than an adventure adventure game. If you know what i mean.
The characters were made beautifully, including the dracula and his demonic girlfriends. Van helsing also walked nicely, not zombie like walk.
The cinematics are beautiful, i can see the expressions on their faces. It's just great and beautiful!
The journal system really helps a lot.
The inventory system confused me a little bit sometimes. Because i gotten used to pick an item from the inventory if i wanted to interact it with other objects on the screen, and then drag or bring the object out from the inventory to the screen. But in this game i cannot do that. I don't have to do that. I can just roll the middle wheel on my mouse and then the inventory will show its object one by one. By rolling up and down, it will show the next and previous object.
Nowadays there are so many Draculas out there! I cannot tell you how irritating it is for me to see that those new so called best selling books are about vampires and draculas, as if no other things more exciting than having a vampire as your boyfriend!
They pictured vamps as the rich and handsome and beautiful. What the heck is this? It's as if the vamps and demons are advertising themselves to human ladies, telling the females to date them and be their devoted life mate. In other words, telling them to sell their souls to the demon and make demonic children to this world! EUWWW!
Man! This is sick!
Sorry, i am out of topic here, so back to the game, if you want to play this game, i think it is not bad, especially for those who appreciate beautiful graphics.
Don't worry about it being a horror adventure though, there is no scene where i have to fight off dracula at all, except for the ending, and it was done automatically. So no gory fighting with vamps. It is not scary, except i suggest do not eat while playing. With the buckets of blood everywhere, sometimes it is disgusting and make my stomach turn.
Keep on Playing!