It has been 10 years since the 'Barrow Hill Incident', a terrible, unsolved mystery, when several people lost their lives to the force inside the hill. No-one knows what really happened, except you. Something to do with the ancient standing stones, the old Druid Circle. It was built by pagans, millennia ago, for purposes that we can only guess at. Until now.Read full description
It has been 10 years since the 'Barrow Hill Incident', a terrible, unsolved mystery, when several people lost their lives to the force inside the hill. No-one knows what really happened, except you. Something to do with the ancient standing stones, the old Druid Circle. It was built by pagans, millennia ago, for purposes that we can only guess at. Until now.
It is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are equal, exactly as they were a decade ago. You have returned to the scene of the crime, seeking answers. Could such an event happen again? What trials and offerings await? As you leave the car behind, and step into the dark world of the old woods, you wonder whether you seek the truth, or you are following the Dark Path.
Joining you on your adventure, once again, is kooky amateur late-night DJ Emma Harry. She is worried for her teenage friend, Mia, who has been behaving suspiciously. Emma has heard rumours of rituals, ceremonies and Devil Worship near the old Barrow Hill Service Station. Could Mia be involved? She may have good reason, Mia's brother Ben was among the missing 10 years ago. Is time repeating itself?
Sequel to Barrow Hill - Curse of the Ancient Circle.
A classic style 'point and click' adventure.
Explore the woods, standing stones and abandoned buildings of Barrow Hill, Cornwall.
A full spooky soundtrack, featuring real-world sfx from the setting.
Solve a myriad of puzzles and enigmas.
Full voice cast, to bring the adventure to life.
Search for lost treasures from the Bronze Age.
Use archaeology to uncover sites not seen for thousands of years.
Barrow Hill: The Dark Path © 2016 Shadow Tor Studios. Developed by Shadow Tor Studios. Licensed worldwide to and published by Iceberg Interactive B.V. All brands, product names, and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Made in the UK.
Barrow Hill The Dark Path is a point and click adventure and sequel to Barrow Hill Curse of the Ancient Circle, The Dark Path was created ten years after the original game. The game does follow the events of the first, and even opens with a similar filmed scene like the original, only with the radio host now talking about the events of the first game. Graphics have been improved and it is nice to see subtitles this time around and clearer voices. As you play the game you will receive video calls from a woman, like the opening, these are done with real video and are awkward looking. Gameplay wise the movement arrows have been improved and feel more natural. It's a simple point and click adventure, you will find items and have to choose the correct thing in the environment for the item to interact with but there will also be puzzles that might require you to listen to or read information or do things like flip the right switches to give a device the right amount of power. In addition to items you will also find notes that flesh out the story or give you useful information. The game has a potentially odd path through it where you might do things early and then get told to do them later or you might be told information you already know or that is no longer relevant. Graphics are improved but still aren't that good and when there is music it also isn't very good or fitting. Voice acting is better and clearer but it just never sounds how the characters should for the situation, which is also a problem in the writing. I'd say the game is an improvement on the original, even being much longer, but I don't see much positives for this series or things that aren't done better elsewhere.
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