Reviews by Feriku

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Alternates Epic and Tedious

Feriku | Oct. 31, 2013 | Review of Dracula Ressurection

I have mixed feelings about this game. The entire time I played it, I couldn't make up my mind about whether I liked it or not. It's a point-and-click adventure game, and many of the gameplay segments were tedious. The puzzles were simple, although a few confused me simply because I didn't know the exact place to click, or where to stand to see the "interact" icon. The cutscenes were over-the-top, and I have to give the game credit for sheer enthusiasm--it was clear in every cutscene that the developers wanted to create an epic sequel to Dracula. There were some cool moments, and at some points while playing, I found that I was having fun. There were some interesting details related to Dracula and the plot that kept my attention. Overall, even though I can't call it a particularly good game, I'm glad I played it.

85

A Welcome Dose of Survival Horror

Feriku | Oct. 20, 2013 | Review of Anna Extended Edition

Anna has a creepy atmosphere (although the soothing music causes some dissonance) and a haunting story. The scares may lose their effectiveness once you get used to them, but Anna attempts a different sort of sanity system that is worth experiencing.

The gameplay involves the survival horror elements I love--solving puzzles to make your way through the sawmill. The puzzles may sometimes seem obscure, but there's usually a hint written somewhere. The thing that held me up the most was not noticing an item/book I needed. I wish the items stood out more.

The interesting intuition system, the multiple endings (many of which you can get by, at various points in the game, fleeing the sawmill, which I thought was a nice touch), creepy story and atmosphere, and survival horror gameplay make Anna: Extended Edition a game I definitely recommend.