Personal Rating: "Grab it on a massively discounted sale"
Traditional Rating: 4/10
Genre: Point and Click Adventure
Back in the day when adventure gaming was king, I resented the FPS for slowly and systematically killing off the genre that helped define my childhood (Sierra and LucasArts adventure games were amongst my favorite back then) but if this is the sorry state of point and click adventure gaming today then pass me the club whilst I bash its head in.
Whilst I don't play much point and click adventures these days having somewhat moved passed them (although I still do love a good one when it comes around), Dark Fall: Lost Souls has got to rank as one of the worst I have played. This ghost story is something I would expect to have read out to me in some classroom by some over enthusiastic grade scholar with aspiring dreams to be the next Stephen King - except when you hear the story you realize in your heart of hearts that it's never going to happen. You play the game as an Inspector who is trying to solve the case of a young missing girl. Having tampered with the evidence to get a certain suspect convicted you find yourself out of work and desperate to solve the actual case and redeem yourself. Your investigations begin to uncover some paranormal connection and things begin to take a decidedly darker turn.
Graphically the game is serviceable but the voice acting is so ear-splittingly awful I wanted to vomit every time the inspector opened his mouth to say something. This is one game you'll be wiser to just turn the volume right down. I got this on one of the sales so I don't feel cheated as I think I paid $2 but I wouldn't seriously think about going any higher than that price wise unless you are in it just for the laughs because if this was supposed to be scary or chilling or even clever it missed the mark completely.
Julkaistu 3 toukokuu(ta) 2014.