Victoria (2012.Okt.19 11:58:10)
This game is basically berkon into 5 major parts. In the first you're mucking around in the cemetery around Poe's grave. I like this because you got to do grave rubbings, which I used to enjoy in real life before I found out that you can degrade the headstone by doing them. The second and third part involve the Poe story The Mystery of Marie Roget . Poe wrote this story based on a real murder mystery that took place in New York, though he based the story in France. You play through the story version first in France, and then play through the real events in New York. The reason being that Poe might have known more than he was saying about the murder when he wrote the short story. The fourth part involves the story The Gold Bug, a story about William Legrande. Legrande has knowledge of a hidden treasure, but because he has been bitten by a golden bug, those around him think he is nuts. You get to help him find the treasure and also pick up some ideas that help you to deduce what happened to Poe on the night he died. Which brings you to part 5, where you solve the mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's death. Though in real life it appears he died mostly from alcoholism, in the game there is a fanciful conspiracy theory which invoives some real facts of Poe's life. As other reviewers have said, this is a game for those who really love hidden object scenes; they are plentiful. I found the puzzles easy. Having said that, there are a few puzzles that are interesting including one where you have to figure out how to ferry groups across a river following specific criteria. I also liked one where you had to make color chains, and as you completed each chain a grim reaper figure comes closer to his victim. I also think fans of Poe will enjoy playing the levels invoiving the short stories. I didn't even know these two stories as I am the typical illiterate knowing only a couple of the more popular Poe stories and of course, the raven poem. The interactive gameplay brought these stories alive.