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Dead Reefs

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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
3 August 2007
  • 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.
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Dead Reefs Review

GamerNode
26 July 2007
  • 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.
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GameBoomers
21 July 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dead Reefs

Adventure Classic Gaming
18 July 2007
  • 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.
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Expert Review

Game Almighty
5 July 2007
  • Excerpt: The adventure game has gone the way of the Dodo Bird, but Streko Graphics is keeping hope alive with Dead Reefs, an old-school experience in more ways than one.
  • Pros: • Atmospheric Graphics, • Solid backstory, • Refreshing change of location
  • Cons: • Controls are bad, • Voice-acting is weak, • Story veers into cliche
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Overall 6
5.5

Dead Reefs Review

GameSpot
5 July 2007
  • Summary: Puzzle problems and a terrible interface land Dead Reefs on the rocks.
  • Pros: Atmosphere as thick and chilling as a London fog, Evocative pulp story, Detailed visuals and sparse, eerie musical score combine to build tension
  • Cons: Clunky keyboard-only controls, Obtuse puzzles with little direct feedback to provide any hints, Visuals frequently get in the way of solving puzzles and finding crucial items
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Overall 6
6.0

PC Review - 'Dead Reefs'

WorthPlaying
4 July 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.1
Gameplay 4
3.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
7.5
Lastability 7
6.5

Dead Reefs

JeuxVideo.fr
4 December 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

PixiTroc
2 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Durant l'âge d'or de la piraterie, Dead Reefs, une île située au large de L'Angleterre fut tristement célèbre suite aux terribles actions perpétrées par ses habitants. Ceux-ci attiraient les navires sur les terribles récifs de l'île pour massacrer ensuite les équipages et piller les...
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Overall 7
7.1
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0

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Gry - Wirtualna Polska
25 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Złowieszcza klątwa nękająca piratów, posiadłość z sekretnymi przejściami nawiedzana przez ducha, ponura wyspa z równie ponurymi mieszkańcami, stara wiedźma miewająca przerażające wizje i przygotowująca tajemnicze mikstury – czy nie macie wrażenia, że gdzieś to już widzieliście? Wszystkie te wątki brzmią znajomo. I wszystkie ekipa z Streko – Graphics postanowiła upakować w jednym tytule – Dead Reefs . Biorąc pod uwagę powyższe, zasiadłam do gry z mieszanymi uczuciami.
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