Epic Escapes: Dark Seas
Usually when people have some kind of a phobia, they try to stay away from the source of their fear. But not all of them I guess. You are to join the main character of Epic Escapes: Dark Seas in facing his haunting fear. You will have to use your skills if you don't want to die the worst death possible - death in fear.
After a party last night, you find yourself in somebody's cabin and it seems like the ship is flooded.
So in the very beginning you are told that the man who is the main character in this game, has been haunted by a nightmare for the last seven years. The game shows you this nightmare. You are on a ship and a big meteorite falls into the ocean and causes tsunami-like storm.
All of that isn't shown just in flat drawn pictures, but it is rather like a movie, where water seems to splash on your screen. That was a very nice twist for an impressive beginning.
Then you are told that you decided to face your fear on an actual cruise ship. And now after a party last night, you find yourself in somebody's cabin and it seems like the ship is flooded.
Now your major desire is to escape this ship. But it doesn't seem that easy, plus you are to dicover what is actually going on here. All of that is a great background for a good adventure game that challenges you with finding different kinds of items that will provide you an escape.
After the big start graphicswise, the following scenes do not seem that impressing, but they still do a decent job. Most of the items in the hidden object scenes belong to the area.
You will usually have to accomplish several tasks in one scene. The hints are always available for help either with the hidden object levels or with the inventory or the interactive items. The game is good in its many aspects, but isn't really stunning. That's why it gets only four stars here.
The trial version will be a good thing if you can not decide if you want to buy this game.
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