Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug: Dark Tales HD - A Hidden Object Adventure
By Big Fish Games, Inc
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Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale gets a reboot in the fourth game of the well-loved Dark Tales series.
• YOU'VE BEEN SUMMONED TO HELP AT THE SEASHORE!
You and your detective companion, Dupin, have been summoned to the seashore to help William LeGrand unravel a mystery!
• UNLOCK THIS AMAZING COLLECTOR'S EDITION FOR ADDED BONUSES!
Re-playable mini-games, hidden-object scenes, and cut scenes. Soundtracks, wallpapers, screensavers, and concept art plus an Integrated Strategy Guide!
• DISCOVER THE EXACT LOCATION OF A TREASURE LOST HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO!
LeGrand isn't the only one with designs on the pirate booty... A masked villain tries to make off with the code
• TRACK DOWN THE TREASURE AND FOIL A CRIMINAL PLOT
A mysterious woman in a veil seems to be connected to the masked man. Follow the clues to find the treasure and put a stop to the masked criminal.
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What's New in Version 1.0.1
In this update:
• Fixed an issue with periodic crashing on iOS 7
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I was playing the updated game. It has fixed a lot of the previous problems, but I was totally at a loss in the town square. I had to go to the walkthrough for help, because the game's help was useless at this point. There is no map, and the "hint" will only tell you that you're in the wrong place if there's nothing to do in a scene. So you need to backtrack to all the locations looking to find something to do. Drives me crazy. There is a real problem with choosing items, too. I tapped on items a dozen times without them being picked up. I brought the knife to open the shell 5 times with nothing happening. I finally hit the "hint." It told me to use the knife on the shell. No kidding?! Why hadn't I thought of that! Duh! I tried a sixth time and it opened. The game can be lots of fun but these problems make it frustrating and boring. Please, fix it!
Not good hidden object game
Have all the previous Poe story line games, and they are some of my favorites in the hidden object genre. This game has much fewer HO scenes, and they are the type with finding shapes (dark and hard to see the shapes), and then using the objects to put together or find other objects. Yuck! All the other Poe games had many beautiful HO scenes with lots of items to search for. Enjoy some times needing to take 2 steps to find some of the objects, but really hate the filling the shadowed outlines type of HO. Also, too many mini games that are pointless, the only way to solve is by chance, not by figuring it out. Very disappointed. And I only played the demo, didn't purchase the full game. Thank goodness for demos!
Lose a star for getting stuck. Strategy guide tells me to get cane after deciphering parchment. Not there. No cane, cannot open armory.
Anachronisms make my teeth grind. Ballistics test? Really? And testing to match blood samples. In 1843 there wasn't even a reliable test to determine if a stain was actually blood, never mind whether human or animal. Blood typing didn't come along until turn of the century (so a transfusion could save you and not kill you)--still not ready for CSI.
Oh, well, at least there are no leprechauns or demons or ghosts or angels. Lovin' Arthur, especially because he is a sniffing, digging dog, and not a talking one!
Original review below:
Just started, and already demanding review? You asked for it. So far I've spotted a number of elements from the original story (dog, cipher; opening animation promises several others I won't list [spoilers]), with novel applications. Think I'll buy this one. Deleted Masque without purchase as too cutesy for my taste.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 16, 2013
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 904 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Russian
- Seller: Big Fish Games, Inc
- © 2013 Big Fish Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, and iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular.
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