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Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box (Bigfishgames.com)

Tyler’s grandfather calls him for help.  Before his grandfather tells him what it’s about, he reveals a secret he has kept from his family for many years.

The story flashes back to the 19th century while having interludes in the 1950s.  In the 19th century, Tyler’s grandfather fled the war in Spain by becoming a stowaway on a ship called Pandora.  After a while, he wishes he boarded a different ship.  Tyler’s having trouble believing this but goes along with what his grandfather tells him.

This is actually realistic because no matter how crazy a loved one may sound, we still want to give them the benefit of the doubt.  One thing I don’t get is that in the second segment Tyler tells his grandfather that he believes him and in the last segment writes in his journal that he should be calling the police.  It seems like they screwed up the timing on that.

This is the classic hidden object game.  You collect random crap just to add one item to your inventory.

Then you play a few mini-games and press hint or skip when you’re having trouble.  There’s a journal in the corner that will give you access to the character’s thoughts.  The further you get in the story, the more you discover.

The game is addicting and spooky at times.  I give it 7 out of 10, back when the Vampire Saga games were actually good.  I swear that made me sound like an old woman.

Vampire Saga: Break Out

A creature is loose in Hell Lock and it’s transforming the citizens into monsters. The only one who can stop it is a doctor who’s lost his daughter to that very creature.

I swear this is Big Fish Games own series of horror movies. It doesn’t matter if the first one was amazing; they just get worse with each passing game. At this point, there’s nothing even connecting it to the first two games. None of the characters are the same and there is no mention of previous events. They just stuck Vampire Saga on the game because they can. The plot is also very cheap and there is nothing great about the characters, they just exist.

The game play is the standard hidden object game, you go to scenes to collect different items and only get one. In this game, the pictures of what you need to get are around a certain object in the scene and you have to drag each item to each picture. When you’re done, you get a new item. You also have an unlimited number of hints and there will be backtracking in the game. Oh, and did I mention that you can use the items in your inventory to progress to different scenes?

The plot and characters are nothing special, but the game’s addictive. I give it 4 out of 10, not much that makes it very special.

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