Monday, August 10, 2009

News: Delaware St. John and Fairies!

Today, you get a new adventure game!


Overview

  • Your role: Delaware St. John, a detective type dude
  • Theme: solving a mystery in a haunted manor
  • Music: weak
  • Graphics: pretty good 3D-rendered scenery; fair hand-drawn art sequences
  • Interface:first-person point-and-click
I love adventure games. The adventure games of the 90s were what got me into computer gaming in the first place. But Delaware St. John was disappointing to me. The production wasn't great, but just good. The theme (haunted manor) is unoriginal. The game starts slowly, immediately starting you off with a flashlight, which is always a pain. The game doesn't auto-save, so you might end up having to start over if you forget to save. The scenery lacks color and is generally bland. The first few challenges, once you turn the lights on, are just a bunch of locked doors and chests. As with good books, games should immediately draw you in and keep you moving forward. This game was slow and failed to deliver the goods.

So, overall, this game is unimpressive. If you want a game about a haunted manor, play Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst. It does everything better than this game. I will say that the one thing this game really has going for it is the quality voice acting. I like Delaware's voice. All of the voice work is good. If you want a really good mystery though, pick up a Nancy Drew game like The Haunting of Castle Malloy.

But if you still want to try Delaware St. John, click the image below:



Today's $2.99 Daily Deal (from the Big Fish toolbar) :
click an image below and use coupon code fairies299 at checkout
Category: Match 3
This is just another generic Match-3 game. It looks like a group of adolescent male developers got excited about using their 3D modeling software to create seductive female fairies. So, we decided this wasn't a good one to play with kids around and got rid of it. But hey, you might like it.

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