Monday Review: Dark Arcana: the Carnival


Dark Arcana: the Carnival

Dark Arcana: the Carnival

From the description:

Come face-to-face with evil in this heart-pounding adventure!
An enigmatic carnival has come to town, bringing an unsettling mystery with it. A young girl has gone missing, and now it’s up to you to find her before it’s too late! Begin by unraveling the dark legend surrounding a mystic mirror – the key to your fate and hers!
Investigate two worlds: the one you live in and an alternate plane existing behind the carnival’s Hall of Mirrors. Discover the secret of an ancient being named the Evil One and learn the tragic story of one of the carnival’s employees, who accidentally killed his fiancée during a show many years ago. Explore picturesque yet terrifying locations and prevent the Evil One from perpetrating another terrible crime!

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My Take:

If it’s one thing G5 knows how to do, is create an innovative, surprising, well-thought out Hidden Object Game (HOGs to us hide-and-seek fans). The graphics are well done, very eye-catching, vivid colors with depth and scope. They intersperse HOG’s throughout the game, along with cause-and-effect games. The plots are genuinely interesting with nice twists and turns. They know how to keep someone playing for hours on end.

What I don’t like, is how they trick people into buying the game.  On some of them, they don’t tell you it’s only a free trial until you’re 4-5 chapters into the game.  They really should be up front before you click download. They aren’t that expensive, around $3-5 per game but how sneaky they go about it is bad form.

I do like G5 games for the above reasons, so play if you want to spend the money. I give it 4 stars.

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