Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher Collector's Edition
You and your colleague, Detective Dupin, have accepted an odd case at the ancient House of Usher – to find the twin sister of Roderick, who has vanished without a trace. As you delve deeper into the mystery, the connection between the twin’s malady and the old estate appears even more entwined. Why are townspeople disappearing? What secret is locked in the forbidden library? And can you and Dupin find the answers before more innocent victims are claimed?
March 21, 2014
ERS Game Studios
Hidden Objects Vs. Puzzle
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Screensavers
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Detective Dupin and you, as his assistance have been called to the House of Usher by Dr. Morris following the disappearance of Madeleine. Madeleine and her twin brother Roderick share a special bond between them and the disappearance of Madeleine weakened the condition of Roderick. Follow the clues and get to the bottom of this supernatural case in The Fall of the House of Usher!
The environment and scenery in The Fall of the House of Usher is creepy like we have never experienced before in a Dark Tales game. There is an excessive use of sound effects, it depends on the person whether this helps build up the mood or simply serves as annoyance. Other than that, the presentation of this Dark Tales game is pretty impressive. The graphics are gorgeous despite the graininess factor which seems to exist in every ERS-G games – the characters are nice-looking with excellent animations and high-quality voice overs. The cutscenes are epic, and the music that played along-side them is astounding.
The gameplay has all the bells and whistles and it is also a very entertaining one. In addition to the main features like interactive map and a journal. There some nice achievements, coin collectibles which can be found through fun doll-house searching mini-games, a special ability which allows you to turn statues into living beings and a camera to capture your favorite moments. The game balances well between the adventure part, hidden objects and puzzles. The adventure part is unexpectedly challenging, there is a lot of backtracking and there are tons of things to be done in each location. the Hidden Object scenes come in varied modes, all of which are fun and very interactive. The puzzles are required some serious brain work and there are usually two modes to select from in each puzzle, casual and hard.
Dark Tales 6 does not stand out on the originality side. There is nothing really mind-blowing or unique; but it is certainly different and much better than some of the developer’s recent works. The game also has a decent length, a great bonus chapter and a heavy extra content to make it worthy of a Collector’s Edition status.
In this series:
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold Bug
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher
- Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Mystery of Marie Roget
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Metzengerstein
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
- Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Lenore