A decent looking point and click paired with hidden object game.... aside of cheesy dialogues and kinda irritating artstyle for the Count Dracula.
If you happen to read other reviews and they say the game's story kinda monotonous, it is. A simple 'world being haunted by evil witch and we gotta save the princess and the world', with mediocre voice actors and OSTs. I'm glad I didn't fall asleep when playing the game because of them.... Then again it's not the main focus, so you can as well disregard it.
The point and click adventure is the same you find on other games like The Walking Dead. You find an object like keys, use them to unlock the doors somewhere to get another items to unlock another places. During the process you'll encounter a hidden object mini-games that upon completion reward you with the items necessary to continue the journey. Progressing further into the game, you'll unlock special powers for the Count Dracula so he can shapeshift as a bat, has telekinesis power and all seeing eye (Sauron? heh...) that help you to access certain areas the obstacles or see invisible stuffs.
Some of the mini games are complicated enough and/or have vague helps/hints but there's an in-game strategy guide, so if you get stuck you can refer to it. You can also skip puzzles after spending certain amount in-puzzle without solving it.
The game as a whole is so-so - not that bad but not that good. For 5 hours long single playthrough, at least. I wouldn't recommend this full price, however.
Posted: January 28th, 2014