Reviews and Problems with Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers
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User review by greengem418
20 October 2012
Summary: This game was a surprise to me, as it started off a little slow, and gradually got better as the storyline progressed. The addition of the figures was interesting, as a took you into the past to see where all of the grief started for Leonard. The storyline at the beginning seemed typical, but the ending was not expected at all. I liked that. There's nothing worse than a predictable storyline.
Summary: As far as casual games are concerned, this game is more value for money than a lot of the others out there. Good length (I actually took more than a day - whoopee!), and sufficiently fleshed out plot. The only things I didn't like were a few badly done HO scenes (impossible to find objects without a hint), totally predictable story (you can figure things out less than halfway through the game, and so the ending is a bit of an anti-climax), some way-too-easy puzzles (3...
Summary: This is a very good game. Graphics are great, as is common in Alawar games. The story is strong and well told. The hint bottom is useful, for in some cases you simply have no clue where the next hog might be. The map on the other hand is quite useless. The HOG's themselves are a delight for those who like HOG's. The puzzles are well integrated in the story, but nothing special. And once you are near the tower the game is ending too quickly and becomes rather easy.
Summary: I enjoyed this game more then I expected. The story is it's strongest plus and it is touching, more interesting and less random compared to most of the HOGs I have played. Somehow it feels that a player interacts with many characters without wasting time on talks, so the kingdom feels as if it has truly been abandoned due to special events and the remaining falks try to pick up the pieces.
Summary: I thought the story was more interesting than in most adventure/HOGs. In the main game you play Ethan, a young man who is on a visit to his father with his fiancee, Clair, when strange things start happening. The train they are riding on mysteriously crashes, and Clair is kidnapped by a mysterious masked person who disappears in a burst of black smoke.
Summary: This game is a fantastic offering from Alawar...it's a great casual HOG-adventure game. The mechanics of the game make use of the successful game formula, mixing up HOG scenes and puzzles. HOG search is quite crisp and puzzles are of moderate difficulty. The game flows well, achieving a good balance between HOG and puzzles. Hint/Skip available for casual mode. The journal keeps track of the story and any clues picked up in the game.
Summary: Meh - agree with others that the cut scenes and story line save this game. The gameplay was average - way too much "find key to open lock" or "find lever to operate machine" kind of stuff for me. I prefer games with more puzzles and challenging mini games - i found this one kind of mechanistic after a while.
Summary: Loved this game from the first scenes. The graphics is perfect and the story won't let you away from the PC until you finish the bonus chapter. At last I found the answer what that man was doing in the street at night if only officers risked to come out. A very interesting storyline and a great atmosphere. I wish they made the sequel in the same reality.
Summary: I had a wonderful time. As some folks previously stated you're not travelling endlessly just to use your newly acquired item. The hidden object scenes DO have many items lurking in the shadows but they were not hard to find...at least they were/are not teensy tiny thus eye-ruining. The storyline is the usual saving your lovely bride..Whether or not this game follows the "real" story I cannot say for I have not read same thus it was an exciting new-to-me story.