Scratches: Director's Cut
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"_If you're an adventure gaming veteran, especially if you like the horror / creepy / gothic-type atmosphere, then Scratches is for you. _" - IGN.com
"A creepy and fun title, fans of the Myst series and with a love of horror will be right at home in this game." - PCGameworld.com
Dark Legends surround the old abandoned Blackwood house, secluded far away in the northern wastelands.
For writer Michael Arthate, this cold, solitary atmosphere is fodder for his restless imagination. But Michael soon becomes distracted by the mysteries offered up, as he follows a trail exploring and delving into the secrets of the past. As he is drawn deeper into the story, his sleep is shattered by mysterious noises, and he is plagued by nightmares that cross into reality.
Whose shadows lurk in the dark corners? Is that lonely house inhabited by restless spirits of the past or something more sinister? What is that sound that chills to the very bone...scratching?
Join Michael in a suspenseful adventure, as you explore beautiful and chilling environments. Prowl dark corners and solve puzzles leading to the solution of a tale begun with obsession, and ending with madness and murder.
Eerie and immersive story
Full 360 degree panoramic viewing
Puzzles and challenges throughout
Numerous hours of gameplay
Explore a Victorian mansion, sinister chapel, forbidding crypt, musty rooms, greenhouse…
Director’s Cut includes:
An alternate ending that might be more shocking than the original
A new chapter: “The Last Visit” will have you back at the house 10 years after the events of the original game
Michael’s diary with more clues and thoughts from the main character
Upgraded graphics and an eerier soundtrack
Great Point & ClickAgolf | July 4, 2014 | See all Agolf's reviews »
The game never make you feel lost, but never feel scared, it's the big flaw of this, the ambiance is very spooky and interesting, but you never are on the edge. Nonetheless this is good, really good, and it include the epilogue (very linear and short, but it end the story quiet well).
DisturbingAsrafil | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Asrafil's reviews »
Horror adventures in first person are not very common and when a game like Scratches comes it's difficult not to try it. Here you are going to find a terrifying atmosphere and an interesting story. While the puzzles could have been better balanced the rest of the game has a very good quality. For the price this game has it's totally worth it, and even more if you catch it on discount.
Atmospheric and Genuinely ScaryNucularS | July 21, 2013 | See all NucularS's reviews »
Scratches is horror at its best - no cheap thrills, just an incredibly oppressive atmosphere that slowly feeds your fear using your own imagination. Despite somewhat muddy 2D images, as you unravel the story one diary page at a time, the only way you will not feel all alone in a dark abandoned mansion cut off from civilization is if you play with the lights on. The howling wind outside and the dead quiet of the living room with just an old grandfather clock ticking away will keep you on the edge of your seat… and then you will hear the scratches.
If you like Point and Click, give this a try.simpkinscm | May 21, 2013 | See all simpkinscm's reviews »
If you enjoy point and click adventures you should definitely give this game a try. The puzzles are intuitive and the atmosphere is awesome. The locations you find yourself are varied, but still feel that they are tied together. Playing through, you really feel like you need to figure out what is going on. My one complaint is that this game has not aged well at all. And, no spoilers, but the end of the game invoke less horror and more humor, due to the dated graphics. I would recommend anyone who enjoys this genre of game to definitely give this game a try.
Interestingly atmospheric adventure game.Bigshrimp | March 11, 2013 | See all Bigshrimp's reviews »
This game is a pretty interesting and has well done horror elements. The voice acting is done decently and you get a good value for the price. I got this in a previous indie bundle and I can tell you that it was worth it for sure.
The puzzles can be a little difficult, so you may need to look at a walkthrough, if you can't figure them out. This is a classic point and click adventure that really scared the hell out of me.
If you are into horror adventure games, give this one a shot.