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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2006
Have to agree with all the other reviews I've come across of Dark Fall; this game has to be played in the dark, on your own and with the volume up high. I'm not spooked by much but more than once, I was given goosebumps and palpitations by a sudden phone ringing, floorboards creaking and a disembodied voice calling to me as I explored the abandoned hotel and railway station where the game is set.
This is an outstanding point and click adventure and the sound effects I mentioned immerse you totally and leave you feeling you are there. On your own. And very frightened.
There's a deliciously mysterious story to unravel which keeps you coming back for more. Graphics, although static for the most part, are crisp and add to the atmosphere Jonathan Boakes was trying to create when he created this masterpiece of ghostly goings on.
The puzzles and playing style are almost Myst-like, but set in a more realistic life like scenario, if you live in a haunted house of course. I am also reminded of Silent Hill, but without being chased by mad nurses and devil dogs. Buy this and enjoy being frightened to within an inch of your life.