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#898793 - 07/04/13 12:07 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hey, Jenny100,

You'll notice I left Dracula 3 out of my list of wonderful (to me) Dracula games. Dreary hardly describes it and I could honestly have done without the ugliest depiction of Dracula I've ever seen. Squat and brutish doesn't fit my image of Dracula.

That you 'may' have seen Dracula in some form in 4 cuts no ice with me. I want my Dracula out there with fangs ready to puncture my swanlike throat, not cleverly disguised as another character or a vase or whatever he 'might' be.

That was a good review, maybe a tad generous from what I've read and seen, but you did your darndest to be fair. Kudos.

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#898906 - 07/04/13 06:17 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
You'll notice I left Dracula 3 out of my list of wonderful (to me) Dracula games. Dreary hardly describes it and I could honestly have done without the ugliest depiction of Dracula I've ever seen. Squat and brutish doesn't fit my image of Dracula.

LOL. Not mine either. How could he expect to seduce anyone when he goes out to meet them looking like that?

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I want my Dracula out there with fangs ready to puncture my swanlike throat

We may see him that way in Dracula 5. Dracula 4 was just the first part of the game. Do you remember if we saw Dracula in the first part of either Dracula Resurrection or Dracula Last Sanctuary? It's been too long since I played them to remember. I vividly remember repeatedly drowning in sewage about halfway through Last Sanctuary, but I can't remember when I first saw Dracula in that game.

It's too bad Anuman/Microids didn't have the resources to make a single game instead of publishing what they had and promising the rest later. That worked out OK for Syberia, but Syberia 1 was much longer than Dracula 4.

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#898918 - 07/04/13 07:04 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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"Do you remember if we saw Dracula in the first part of either Dracula Resurrection or Dracula Last Sanctuary?"

Oh, yes, we sure did. He was a constant presence in both, I seem to recall, though I think he showed up sooner in Sanctuary. Aside from the plastic hair, he looked great with a sort of frightening Christopher Lee suavity about him.

Dracula told his ratlike henchman something on a foggy London street early on in at least one of the games and then later, I know, he was talking to Renfield, the little guy in the asylum who liked to eat flies and wore the vampire glasses, before Jonathan got around to finding him. Anyway, Dracula was in and out of both games, even once as a robotic replica of himself.

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#898927 - 07/04/13 07:10 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Definitely, what Gil said! The first thing you saw in Sanctuary was Drac and the henchman in the opening cutscene.
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#898933 - 07/04/13 07:29 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
later, I know, he was talking to Renfield, the little guy in the asylum who liked to eat flies and wore the vampire glasses,

I'd forgotten all about that guy eating the flies. I don't remember the vampire glasses at all. I remember the terribly ugly inkeeper in Dracula Resurrection and investigating a snow-covered area at night. And I remember almost falling off my chair laughing when I got attacked by a giant bat early in Last Sanctuary. But I don't remember much about Dracula. Was he as wrinkly as on the box covers?

I like the Frogwares version best myself.

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#898939 - 07/04/13 07:50 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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You needed the vampire glasses to do several of the puzzles and navigate the sewers. grin

Those giant bat thingies were too much, weren't they? Still, they had me for lunch more than once. And yes, Dracula looked exactly like the box cover, as if he still hadn't quite recovered from years in the crypt. Yeeks!

I really enjoyed Origin (Frogwares) but that Dracula was too pretty. There was nothing terrifying about him, no ominous uneasy feeling when he showed up that made you realize this guy was dangerous. So, Resurrection/Sanctuary's Drac is the one for me.

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#899847 - 07/08/13 05:03 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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#899995 - 07/09/13 10:36 AM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Just an FYI: Dracula 4 is now available on GOG and if you purchase before Sunday you will get the trilogy free.

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#900070 - 07/09/13 03:52 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Good game but far too short think
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#900099 - 07/09/13 05:22 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Have you played the previous games, mcc? If you have, how do you think this stacks up against them?

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#900262 - 07/10/13 12:34 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Just a heads up for those who haven't played or for those that missed this. If you don't select " Prologue/Tutorial" at the start of the game (as I didn't) you will miss the first part of the game. I didn't realize this until today upon reading MaG's walkthrough to help a friend I noticed the whole first part was something I never played. If you select a new game and skip the Tutorial (I always do) you will be dropped into the game after the first part is over. Seems pretty silly to me for them not to alert the player that if they skip the Tutorial they will skip the first part. Added about a half hour more of game time to complete the first part for me but could take you longer depending on how long it takes you to figure out one of the puzzles.
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#900292 - 07/10/13 02:22 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the reminder Greyfuss. Jenny100 posted it earlier in the thread also.

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#900320 - 07/10/13 04:55 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sorry Sheriff

I didn't see that little tidbit from Miss Jenny
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#900322 - 07/10/13 04:58 PM Re: "Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon" Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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No problem, it's a good reminder and one that should have indeed been mentioned in the game.
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