Excerpt: Despite sounding like an 8-bit shooter, Microids put out a catalogue of adventure games with engrossing and unusual storylines and detailed characters, and I'm pleased to report that Dracula 3 is no exception.
Excerpt: Set in Romania/Transylvania at the end of World War I, this point and click adventure features logic puzzles that are actually logical, an engaging storyline, good graphics and great voice acting, making for a solid game, even if you're not a fan of bloodsuckers. Your character is Father Arno Moriani, a priest sent from the Vatican to a tiny Transylvanian village to investigate the life and death of one Martha Calugarul.
Excerpt: Foreword Bram Stoker’s Dracula didn’t invent the vampire legend, but it certainly gave it literary life. Anyone familiar with the book will be aware that the story is built up by using diary extracts, letters, telegrams, newspaper articles, medical reports and the like. Various perspectives are also present, through the journals of Jonathan and Mina Harker, Dr. Seward and Lucy Westenra.
Excerpt: Dracula lives again! Kheops Studio and Microids have joined effort to resurrect the character of Dracula created by Bram Stoker in 1897. The third title of the Dracula series follows Dracula: Resurrection (2000) and Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary (2001). In Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, Dracula continues to wreak havoc in Transylvania.
Excerpt: Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is yet another point-and-click adventure inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula . We seem to get one of these adventures every year. In fact, there have been so many Dracula adventures that I’m not even sure which ones this entry is supposed to be a sequel to.
Summary: Sometimes we spend minutes at the feet of Capt. Maverick as he tells us of the very first computer games. He told me of how, in the first days of the computer, there were no graphics and only words, and how the very first game he played on a computer was an adventure game about dungeons and you would type in the directions, "east" and it would tell you what you would see in that direction and how then you would type "move east" and go there. Wow, he sure is old!
Conclusion: I clocked in at roughly eight and a half hours of game time, and while somewhat short, its length ensures the game does not overstay its welcome. Instead, you’ll probably be looking forward to more in another sequel, which certainly seems possible at this game’s conclusion. And despite the “3” in its title, it’s certainly not necessary to have played the previous games in the so-called “series”, as it holds up very well as a standalone adventure.