Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poes Speaking with the Dead

Amax Interactive brings you the latest installment of the sensational Dark Tales series! You and your friend Dupin have solved countless cases, but this time is different when an old criminal adversary seemingly returns from the dead to take his vengeance! Jurors from the trial have gone missing and others have received threatening letters signed by the deceased. Can you uncover who’s behind the kidnappings and trying to finish the condemned man’s work before it’s too late? Find out in this spine-tingling Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

As always, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story to those who do a much better job than I. Then there are the games where you need to replace things like shards of mirror and you are actually shown the outlines of each piece within the mirror frame. They are somewhat varied, with some very interactive lists and silhouettes. I happened to skip almost all of them in this game and will go back to them one day when I feel that I have more of a tolerance for that model of puzzle. It is impossible to empathize with the flat, cartoonish characters who inhabit this game. Date published: Amax has obviously run out of ideas for a new storyline 10 years later. Continue until all lights are lit or until you are blocked when there are no free cells to light. This was a predictable, simple story that moved slowly and had very little action or adventure. Of course he still manages to act a bit bumbling as he directs me to do all of his running around, and it is rather impressive that the guy manages to look so fit with the lack of exercise he gets. These are varied and often quite difficult to see, as they are silhouettes and morph quickly. AMEX is one developer that still relies on the use of the click this or toggle that variety of puzzle and there were too many of those overly familiar ones in this game for my liking.

Yes, I used those three words again! This game is supposed to be creepy and Poe-like so is mostly dark. The same old HO sequences. There are, in my opinion, way too many cutscenes I f you have not played these games There are a few of them , then you will enjoy it if like me you have played them all well what can you say. There is some comic relief provided by the character of Jerome Smith, a soothsayer, along with some whimsical scenes with an adorable cat. The jurors on the trials have gone missing and others involves have received threatening letters. Then there are the games where you need to replace things like shards of mirror and you are actually shown the outlines of each piece within the mirror frame. Amax has obviously run out of ideas for a new storyline 10 years later. Witnesses believe Dr. Maze puzzle. Map puzzle. I've always said that it's difficult to tell the difference between characters from one game to the next because they all look the same. For example, in the very first location, I had to have at least one conversation, and literally do five other tasks before I could explore the room or even touch the collectible feather! Music was quiet and moved with whatever was happening at the time.

Most of the time I would be elated because I love the puzzles, however, there are just too many of my nemesis puzzles, where clicking on one will affect others, I like skill based puzzles, not puzzles that seem to have no rhyme or reason. The story is superb. The same old HO sequences. Sequence puzzle. Now, as a juror in the trial, Dupin is a target as well. Of course he still manages to act a bit bumbling as he directs me to do all of his running around, and it is rather impressive that the guy manages to look so fit with the lack of exercise he gets. AMEX is one developer that still relies on the use of the click this or toggle that variety of puzzle and there were too many of those overly familiar ones in this game for my liking. The story in the bonus chapter is even better. That being said, if I mostly ignore the puzzles this is an excellent game. Completed Game: just under 5 hours I had a CE coupon that expires after today so I used it to purchase this game, because why not, it's free? Still, he doesn't show any emotion when speaking. It rewinds the clock to take you back to the Courtroom during Dr. This was a predictable, simple story that moved slowly and had very little action or adventure.

10 thoughts on “Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poes Speaking with the Dead

  1. For a poorly scripted, poorly plotted, poorly acted, trite, banal, and boring game. The only one I found to be remotely interesting was finding 12 Keys and then use the correct key to unlock each of the decorated locks. When arrows disappear, you must start over.

  2. There is a method to that so you just have to pay attention to it. This scene uses up-and-down arrows to change from scene-to-scene to not only remove items but to also move items to another level to be combined in some way. Play on!

  3. My favorite is one in the bonus chapter which contains scenes on three different levels of a cabinet. A couple were the ones where selecting one object changes another object. The story is superb. Although I must admit that the game does get significantly more exciting during its second half. But the darkness of the screen doesn't keep the player from seeing objects.

  4. In a court of law, review the scene of the crime as seen by three 3 witnesses, one of which is Dupin. Press start to test your plotted course. Join forces with Auguste Dupin to solve another case. The one where you had to change the entire board into the blue color was one that stumped me for a bit. This whole series is just using his name to draw people in.

  5. I am sure some will like, but I do not feel this is CE worthy at all. You are also able to select the custom mode which allows the player to change the hint recharge time as well as the skip time. Looks like this might be 14 in this series.

  6. Choice between Casual and Hard. Music was quiet and moved with whatever was happening at the time. There is some comic relief provided by the character of Jerome Smith, a soothsayer, along with some whimsical scenes with an adorable cat.

  7. There is some comic relief provided by the character of Jerome Smith, a soothsayer, along with some whimsical scenes with an adorable cat. The HOPS are excellent and one of the early ones in the game had me using the hint because the items were so well concealed. They can't bring them on fast enough. Still, he doesn't show any emotion when speaking.

  8. The HOPS are excellent and one of the early ones in the game had me using the hint because the items were so well concealed. The game is well-illustrated with beautiful graphics. You are also able to select the custom mode which allows the player to change the hint recharge time as well as the skip time.

  9. The jurors on the trials have gone missing and others involves have received threatening letters. If you make a mistake, the cards will move to other locations. They are mostly in darker areas or on darker colors, making it the only challenge we have in this game.

  10. There are also storybook scenes, silhouette scenes, matching, and a few pattern scenes in which items are removed based on their pattern. Trite, banal, boring! I found the first HOS to be ridiculous on all levels.

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