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#574916 - 12/07/09 10:53 AM I don't wanna play Lost Souls.....
Sassafras Offline
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cause I know I will get obsessed and then it will be over and then I will be sad!! I have only played a little, and keep turning it off because it is sooooooo delicious and I want it to last and last! Didn't it feel like coming home to be back in that train station?!!

Jonathan's games are the best!

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#574920 - 12/07/09 11:06 AM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Sassafras]
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#574943 - 12/07/09 11:46 AM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I know exactly what you mean. lol

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#574947 - 12/07/09 11:50 AM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Becky]
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Yeah, with my loosely tethered brain cells, 6 months after playing any given game - it's all new again.

The possibilities are endless...

laugh

As for Darkling's newest, I hope it arrives by the 14th, as I will be on a long train trip - what could be better than exploring a spooky world, in a closed berth (they have a blue night light) on a northbound night train eek
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#574949 - 12/07/09 11:57 AM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: gatorlaw]
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But how is the game? I haven't seen anyone commenting on it's pros and cons, yet see lots of folks are playing it by the amount of questions in the hints section of the forums.

Love to hear some feedback!

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#574957 - 12/07/09 12:09 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: olgeezer]
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From the little I've played so far , it's great. I am a BIG fan of first person, I love the 360 view, graphics and atmosphere are amazing, and the movement system somewhat resembles the system in Penumbra. Love it!

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#575069 - 12/07/09 05:31 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: olgeezer]
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Originally Posted By: olgeezer
But how is the game? I haven't seen anyone commenting on it's pros and cons, yet see lots of folks are playing it by the amount of questions in the hints section of the forums.

Love to hear some feedback!


Since you asked... smile

I commented in another thread that I loved the game, haven't ever played a better one. A day after finishing, my opinion hasn't changed.

This isn't your friendly Casper the Ghost story. It is darker, more disturbing and more macabre than any of the other Dark Fall or Lost Crown games. It requires a lot of thought to understand what takes place in the game, and to understand what happened before the events in the game. Indeed, I venture to say that when enough people have finished it we'll have a "plot discussion" that puts the one for Scratches to shame. In this respect it reminds me a lot of the film Mulholland Drive. I don't want to give away anything more about the plot. I think Jonathan did a brilliant job writing a story that will leave people thinking about it long after they've played it through.

Graphically, the game is stunning. Wandering through the various buildings/rooms is a real visual treat. And in many places, without anything specific happening, you'll be very very frightened just looking around at the detritus and decay. The soundtrack works extremely well alongside the graphics to convey a feeling of uneasiness and apprehension at all times.

I was worried before starting play that Lost Souls would be a sequel to the events of Dark Fall: The Journal, more than anything, re-tracing steps through the same rooms/stories we saw in the first game. And while some of the names do return, the journey through the old station and hotel feels brand new.

One of the things that I really loved about the second Dark Fall game--Lights Out--was the blending of horror with a decidedly sci-fi bent. To me that showed that Jonathan wasn't satisfied with creating mere sequels but rather wanted to break new ground and give gamers new experiences. He's done it again here, in spades, and has managed to marry the best of surrealist games like Obsidian and Morpheus with a traditional horror gaming experience. Again, I can't give specifics without giving away plot info, so I won't so that. I'll just say that, if I were ordering up a game from scratch, unlimited in what I would want to incorporate into it, I don't think I could do any better. I wish all games, and all films, were this well written and immersive.

Regarding gameplay, I played on a laptop, and had no problems other than that some of the puzzles, being skills-based or requiring cursor movements (the infamous bone divination puzzle), were a little tricky. Once you know how to move the cursor in these puzzles, it's not a problem.

In sum, I have a new favorite game. No other horror gaming experience comes close to this one IMHO.











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#575113 - 12/07/09 08:25 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Sassafras]
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Thanks for the replies. I enjoyed the first Dark Fall, although never played Lights Out. The game that really got me into Mr. Boakes however, was Lost Crown, which I enjoyed a great deal and inspired me to play Dark Fall.

Originally Posted By: Sassafras
From the little I've played so far , it's great. I am a BIG fan of first person, I love the 360 view, graphics and atmosphere are amazing, and the movement system somewhat resembles the system in Penumbra. Love it!


I'm also a fan of first person, and recently finished Penumbra Black Plague. Very good game. However when you say 360 view, are you able to go pretty much anywhere you like, or are you more restricted movement wise. I ask because I assumed the game would be more like the traditional AG first person game.

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#575138 - 12/07/09 09:40 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: olgeezer]
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Hi, Argyle1968

That was a very interesting short review of the game...

BUT...I see that there is no mention of inventory at all...I can't find anything on the games inventory ...As I am a fan of inventories in games....

So Can someone Please tell me...Is there an inventory in this game?

Thank You
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#575140 - 12/07/09 09:42 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Darleen03]
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It has an inventory but not a very large one.

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#575142 - 12/07/09 09:47 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana

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#575408 - 12/08/09 02:58 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Darleen03]
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Question: How important is it to play the previous 2 games first?
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#575457 - 12/08/09 04:14 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Tomer]
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I have forgotten much of the first two as I played them when they first came out. Other than recognizing the areas, I don't recall anything else, so I am playing as though I did not play the first ones and doing fine.

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#575513 - 12/08/09 06:12 PM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Tomer]
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Originally Posted By: Tomer
Question: How important is it to play the previous 2 games first?


Not at all. Lights Out (game 2 in the series) has no connection with Dark Fall: The Journal and Lost Souls.

However, that said, a few things from the Journal will make a little more sense in the context of what you learn during Lost Souls--about some of the background characters, I mean.

And knowing the layout of the train station and hotel from The Journal helps a bit with knowing where you're going in Lost Souls, but, again, not all areas from each game are accessible in the other, or accessible in the same ways, and nothing in Lost Souls requires you to have played The Journal or have a knowledge of what happened in that game.

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#575681 - 12/09/09 07:26 AM Re: I don't wanna play Lost Souls..... [Re: Argyle1968]
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I agree- it helps being a bit familiar with the area but I don't think it's necessay to have played the two previous games.

I finally gave in and started playing in earnest ! LOVVVVEEEE it !!

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