Vampire Saga: Welcome To Hell Lock Review (PC)

Game Review: Vampire Saga: Welcome to Hell Lock
Release: 7/16/11
Genre: Hidden Object
Developer: Alawar Games
Available Platforms: PC
Players: 1
MSRP: $6.99
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Website: Vampire Saga

Welcome to Hill Lock, maybe you could say hell on earth or that is how it feels. Speeding through back roads you find yourself met with a spectral like vision. You feel a piercing pain in your neck then the darkness that ensues. Though the darkness is much better then what you now see before you. Not exactly sure why your job is to explore the desolate town finding clues to the why’s floating around your head.

Vampire Saga: Welcome to Hell Lock is like many other hidden object games that you hunt for items to further you in the game. In each scene you have to find an item that will be used as a tool in later scenarios. In the hidden object portion you may find a wrench that won’t be used until two scenes later. Finding certain items also unlocks new areas to explore or furthers the story.

Implementing a different aspect Vampire Saga had you many times using an item to find an item. One scene you may find a needed button but the machine that button works with also needs other parts you have not found. Much of your time will be spent back tracking to find crucial items to move forward. In the bottom corner there is the option for hints but most items are simple enough to find.
Vampire Saga does one thing that I do not remember from any hidden object game I have played to date. You get the normal journal as in all other games to keep track of secret codes and important information. Where it shines though is the ability to capture a picture of certain areas as you first walk in. Having to travel back and forth does get tedious in other games. Having on hand a travel system made the game experience that much more interesting.

My one big disappointment was there was no challenge to the game it was very straight forward. Puzzles did not challenge the player enough to make the game longer. When actually getting to the portion where you were looking for hidden objects many times they had you find the same item. It almost seemed like one minuet you were in an area just to return after another cut scene. If you memorize the hidden object portions you are sure to beat the game easy.

Vampire Saga: Welcome to Hell Lock is another great addition to the hidden object series that is easy to pick up. Whether you are a new comer or a long time fan of hidden object games you will find this game fits right in. You can’t beat the price either for the full game with the option to try an hour before you even make your final decision on buying.

-Quick puzzles
-Great way to travel with photos
-Easy for new or old players
-Fun easy compelling gameplay

Score 9 out of 10

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