Dracula Path Of The Dragon Game Review

6 Mar

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This game is created by Tetraedge Games and the story line is about Father Arno Moriani who is sent to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania.

This game sets you on an adventure where you need to solve a series of complex and engaging puzzles based on medicine, history and the occult. While you solve the puzzles, you follow the trail through the World War I decimated village of Vladoviste and uncover the secrets of the Dracula and come face to face with himself.

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In the beginning of the game, you are presented with a video that narrates the story of the priest. After the video finishes, you are left on your own near a railway station. As you ventures along the houses, you will feel scared as your surrounding houses are all very dark. You need to follow the arrow to find yourself around. There is no map in this game to help you locate where you are.

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The game works via a point and click type of navigation where the gamer has to browse his surroundings to see or pick up objects and find his way around. This game works like Jules Verne’s Return to Mysterious Island or  Jules Verne’s Secrets of the Mysterious Island.

You can access the inventory by tapping on the face palm icon in the game screen. One thing I am not comfortable with is the size of the fonts and the color of the fonts. The background surroundings are dark in color and the words are small and black in color which makes it difficult to read them. Luckily, there are some voice narrations that makes the gamer comfortable with the dialogue even though he might have problems looking at the words. I will suggest that the developer make the words illuminated so that it will be more readable regardless of the dark surroundings.

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Each of the quests are ranked in order. To complete a quest, you must first spend time looking for clues in the dark surroundings before you can do the next quest. I have attached the game FAQ guide so that those people who like to try out this game can solve the puzzle with the guide because I am also lost in the game without the guide. The red arrows keep directing me to the same place back to the train station.

The surroundings are very dark which makes the gamer feels eerie and you have to take one step at the time to solve each puzzle or you can easily lose your way. The houses are not labeled in any way. The only clues are the red arrows in the game and the voice narration of the priest.

To be frank, I believed this game is a polished game but to solve the puzzles, you have to be familiar with your surroundings and explore. Yes, to complete this genre of games, you need to really explore around and look for clues that may somehow reach to your goal of each quest’s objective.

Graphics: 5/5
Sound/Music: 4/5
Fun: 3/5
Addictiveness: 3/5
Value for money: 5/5
Overall 4 / 5

Check out the game on iTunes for $0.99.

Download the game walkthrough guide if you need it.

If you like to continue the game journey, Part 2 of Dracula: The Path of the Dragon is out in iTunes for $1.99.

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One Response to “Dracula Path Of The Dragon Game Review”

  1. annmok August 5, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    thank you for the AWESOME game walkthrough..
    any plans to do the same walkthrough for the 2nd and 3rd installment??

    thanks, GOOD JOB !!

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