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Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 Review

By , on February 19, 2010


Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • 360 degree camera.
  • Very nice character animation.
  • Simple point and click gameplay.

CONS

  • Voice acting varies from good to bad.
  • Might be too slow paced for some gamers.

VERDICT

If you're looking for an interesting adventure game on the iphone, Dracula: Path of the Dragon should provide you with an entertaining couple of hours.


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Point and click adventure games are making a resurgence on the iphone. In this vein, Chillingo have ported over from the PC part one of a three part adventure titled Dracula: The Path of the Dragon. Redesigned for iphone use, you play as Father Arno Moriani, who is sent to the town of Vladoviste, Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. What you find there is not exactly expected.

The control is one of the highlights of this game. Like Realmyst, you have a 360 degree view of your surroundings that is accessed by dragging your finger along the screen. Any points of interest have a red indicator on them and respond to a simple touch. The same goes for your inventory. The gameplay is normal adventure fare. Gather items, talk to people, and use your inventory to investigate and uncover the story.

The game is presented in full 3d. Lighting and colour is decent, giving the game a gloomy atmosphere, but the character models look a little hokey. This changes however when they move, as the animation is superb. The soundtrack is atmospheric, and should immerse you in the game's world. There is only the main story, which should take about three hours to complete, but the other two chapters are on their way.

Dracula: the Path of the Dragom is a solid adventure title for the iphone. The slow investigative gameplay won't appeal to everyone, but for adventure game fans, this should keep you busy, at least for a little while.

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