Dark Romance: The Monster Within has a great story, cute hidden object scenes, fun puzzles! Graphics are really nice in this game, though, just like the animations. Dark Romance: The Monster Within - the Collector's Edition - comes with all the goodies one expects from one. We get easy to find Collectibles, wallpapers, art images and a bonus chapter. Yes, the game will be a buy for me.
The remaining extras are always found in CEs such as a bonus game, strategy guide, etc. Oh, and if you just don't like HOPS, you can always switch to a mini game to help complete the scenes. I've been playing this game for 2 hours and I still quite a ways to go. There is usually a puzzle, sometimes two, to solve. The Mini Games are in abundance.
If you are new to HOPA games and not sure about puzzles, then there is a skip button available. We played Dark Romance: The Monster Within on the easiest difficulty mode, rarely skipped any puzzles, and completed the game in around four hours. Graphics: They are absolutely gorgeous. The animals are totally adorable. And I just like looking at the scenery. The hidden object segments and the puzzles during the demo, which was quite short by the way as I finished it in 42 minutes.
The Hidden Object Scenes are varied, with finding Keywords in a Sentence etc. The hidden object scenes are nice but easy, just as the minigames and the entire game. In my opinion, seek and enjoy! I always love the Egyptian themed graphics, and the storyline that goes with it.
HOGS: There is a nice variety and I'm truly enjoying them. You're not bored with the same old same old. There is a good jump map available, that shows where an available task is located, Dark Romance: The Monster Within does not disappoint when it comes to length either. Playing on the easiest mode, we spent over six hours on the main game. what I like is a good balance between slightly more challenging gameplay elements and easier ones.
Some of the cutscenes were clear and the colors crisp. You have an interactive, transporter type map to help you move quickly between locales. All in all, Dark Romance: The Monster Within is a good game. Not an amazing one. I love puzzles in HOPA games and even though some puzzles are familiar there are still some surprises in difficulty.
I'm really liking what I'm seeing from this new game.
(FREE trial version)