Conclusion: Overall, Dead Reefs offers plenty of atmosphere that teases with its potential, but really suffers from its make-shift story and weak gameplay, made worse still with poor controls. Sure, the sound and graphics are nice, but I'd like to think of such things as bonuses: devices used to enhance an already solid game. But here, sadly, they're the highlights of the game. And while the mystery behind Mr.
Excerpt: Dead Reefs is a pirate story and murder mystery set on a small island in the 1700s. The player takes the role of a pretentious detective, Amadeo Finvinerro, who is sent to the island from the mainland to investigate the death of the Baron’s eldest son. Having plummeted from a cliff, he may have fallen or he may have been the victim of foul play. It’s up to the player to figure out which was the case.
Excerpt: “Back from the wave to our home in the cave, By the gleam of our torches glare, He reigns as lord of the freebooters’ board, And never was costlier fare. Right firm and true are the hearts of his crew, And there’s faith in the shouts that ring, As they stave the cask, and drain the flask In a health to the smuggler king.” H. Such Sir Amadey Finvinerro, investigator for the Crown, delves into the death of a Baron’s son on an island far from the mainland.
Excerpt: Dead Reefs is a mixed first-person and third-person adventure game from the small Canadian game studio Streko-Graphics, best known as the developer of the Aura series. Released with little fanfare, Dead Reefs is a classic horror adventure with surprisingly decent production values. However, the game is also plagued by a non-intuitive control system that can frustrate gamers who are more accustomed to a point-and-click interface.
Summary: Dead Reefs is a stunningly beautiful mystery adventure which takes place on an island off of England’s coast, set in the tumultuous 18th century. Immerse yourself into a murder investigation following the discovery of an old relic more evil than the corrupt island ruler himself.
Summary: Dead Reefs — ярчайший пример того, как достаточно обычный, рядовой и даже вторичный сюжет можно превратить в интригующее стильное приключение. Правда, тут важно проникнуться особым духом, атмосферой игры. В противном случае вы будете видеть только недоработки и ошибки. Да, проблемы действительно есть — но их в данном случае можно и простить.
Excerpt: The Adventure Company remet le couvert pour nous envoyer dans la vieille Angleterre, sur les falaises de Dead Reefs, à l'époque des marins borgnes et des meurtres en série. Visiblement influencés par Pirates des Caraïbes, mais surtout par le film Sleepy Hollow, les développeurs nous proposent un jeu d'aventure parfois défaillant mais qui marque par son atmosphère morbide et mystérieuse.