Summary: Dorian Gray Syndrome has been a very interesting experience, and covers a quite unusual, rather grisly theme, somewhat reminiscent of Damien Hirst and his art. The dialogue was very well written and full of portent. This game has the potential to be a five star game with the following improvements. Some of the items (especially the hidden objects) were difficult to click on.
Summary: I am torn between 4 and 5 stars. I really liked this game, but I have to give it 4 stars because I had to go to the walkthrough a couple of times to keep playing. The art is very well drawn, the voice acting is very interesting, and I thought there was a good balance between HO scenes and puzzles. I wish the map feature would have been more helpful because of the vast amounts of backtracking. I had a hard time remembering exactly where I needed to return to.
Summary: I quite liked this one. The 3D animation was really good as were the VO's. The characters were very believable. There was a lot to do. A ton of inventory items and best of all lots of puzzles. And some of the best puzzles were in the extra chapter making it worthwhile playing. I almost never play the extra but did so here because I didn't want the game to end. That says something.
Summary: This is a pretty entertaining game if you can you overlook the very ridiculous plot and deal with lots of dialogue – some reviewers found this tiresome, but I found it interesting and added to the sense of “being in” the story. True, some of the dialogue doesn’t ring true – incidents of modern slang creep through. However, the voice actors are quite good and distinctive.
Summary: I'll give this adventure HOG credit for trying to do something different, namely, base the game on assisting a detective who is trying to solve a series of murders in turn of the century England. Nice change of pace from amulet hunts and lunatics trying to take over the universe that only YOU can save. Highest marks for very professional voice acting.
Summary: This was a very challenging and highly alluring game! I know the plot is not new, but for some reason I wanted to keep playing. Enjoyed the crisp graphics, and chilling music. Lots of hos, and a handful of some of the most challenging puzzles I've ever played. I skipped a few of them because I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do, and I don't normally like doing that. Didn't care too much for Oscar's commentary for almost every other scene.
Great game, incredible graphics, and overall a solid FPS
C. LaFleur "Chip", Amazon
20 July 2011
Summary: I thought this game was great. Solid gameplay, didn't see the bugginess I've heard other people complain about. Overall great graphics, and I liked the staged levels that included various objectives - protect an NPC, blow up a blockade, hack a system, etc. Nothing overly NEW about any of it, but good solid selection of customizations and unlockable elements.
Cool concepts, mediocre gameplay. It's for Counter-Strike type gamers.
13 July 2011
Summary: I've wanted this game SO badly since the first trailer came out. I have to say, I'm kinda disappointed. Gameplay is pretty limited. Once you complete the campaign maps, and play a few rounds on the multiplayer servers, and reach level 20 (which is very easy and fast to do), there's not much else to do. It's fun, very fast paced, but short and repetitive. It's also overpriced. Cool and unique concepts, but it could have been way more.