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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.
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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2004
Play this one with the lights out and the headphones on -
it will really scare you - and not a drop of gore in sight.
This must be the most atmospheric games I have ever played.
I felt really emotionally involved. Only the best games invovle me emotionally.
The story leads you naturally through a creepy environment. The clues are all there - all logical - which is not to say they are easy - they are challenging in the most satisfying way.
But be warned - sudden interuptions - or a phone ringing in the game will make you jump about three feet out of your chair.
I thought this one was terrific.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
This game tells the story of an abandoned hotel and train station. Your brother has gone gone missing there so its up to you to discover the mystery of where all the people have gone.
Its quite a spooky atmosphere with lots of creaking floorboards and strange noises for you to investigate. The story is interesting with bits of history thrown in although I kept forgetting which room had certain puzzles in so I ended up drawing a map for myself. Overall its a very good game and kept me entertained for days.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2006
The point-and-click adventure genre is forever in danger. So many games are obsessed with shoot-em-up, gore-fested banality, obvious puzzles and a weak storyline.

Darkfall proves that there is still much to offer in this particular genre. Atmosphere is the key to this game. It is terrifying in parts. Ghostly sounds, cryptic clues and spectoral guides surround you. Along with being visually impressive - amazing artwork from ancient to Art Deco - it is sinister in its delivery, as well as challenging. The puzzles are complex but logical, none of this 'well, how does that make sense?' gameplay. There is the need to record findings as you go and I would warn the more faint-hearted game-player to play this game in the hours of daylight. But, hey, I still got spooked.

Darkfall provides hours of sinister entertainment, an intriuging mystery and the most chilling audio effects I have experienced. If you favour the sort of game where you fear what is behind the next door, then play this game.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Anyone who has wanted to explore old abandoned train stations, or partake in ghostshunts, will love this non-violent, blood free spook-fest. The atmosphere is chilling, and the details are wonderful to behold. There are many puzzles, enigmas and trials to overcome, which are challenging, and logical.
Switch off the lights, close the curtains, crank up the sound, and enjoy the wonderful Dark Fall.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2006
I seem to have found this game late on. I'm sure glad I did! It's a super, creepy, adventure game with lots of puzzles, story, history and fascinating ghosts. You actually to communicate with many of the spirits, rather than shoot them (like in so many survival horror games). Help the ghosts move onto the otherside to learn what has kept them trapped in a desolate hotel and train station. This is definitely a great game for Halloween or the dark nights of Winter. Don't have nightmares!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2006
Well I got this for xmas and what an excellent game. The storyline is good and understandable. The graphics are great and the sound is great. All in all a quality combination. The puzzles are solvable although you may need to refer to a walkthrough on a few occasions which are easily available on the net. Make sure you have a pen and paper handy as you WILL need it to take notes all over the place. Playing in the dark with the sound turned up definitely adds to the atmosphere. The only slight downside I could think off is that you need to read a lot...lol sometimes pages and pages off storyline which is not good after 15hours of playing as you find it hard to stop once you've started :) All in all one of the best balanced adventure games I've played and well worth it!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I haven't really got anything to say that hasn't already been said, but I really felt the need to say how much I loved playing this game.
It's the perfect blend of Myst's puzzle adventuring, Resident Evil's suspense, and an Episode of Most Haunted.
You do have to think, and I must admit I was forced to resort to a walkthrough a couple of times.
Its like reading a bloody good horror book, with surround sound.
Buy it, Play it, Love it and brick yourself.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on 17 February 2005
If your a fan of 'point & click' games then this one will be right your street, its got a great storyline and is one of those games you can get lost in for hours.I espeically liked it as it has a real tense atmosphere but no 'blood and guts', you'll find yourself looking over your shoulder and if the phone rings you've had it, many times i've had serious hot coffee accidents while playing this game.There are puzzles to solve and a massive hotel to get lost in, and trust me you'll need a pen and paper for this one.Enoy!!!
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2004
This is one of the most atmospheric games I've ever played. Put the lights out and the headphones on - it will scare the bejasus out of you!
Not blood soaked horror - but true menace. Anyone who has wanderd around an old derelict house will know what I mean.
Roll on Darkfall 2!
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