Dark Romance: Vampire in Love Collector's Edition
February 09, 2014
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Achievements & Collectibles
Free Search Mode
Interface Shop & Castle
What would you feel if you know that you are married to a vampire? Not just an ordinary vampire, but the son of Dracula! Just as Enron wants his girlfriend, Emily to know about his secret; she is kidnapped. Play as two characters in this eerily romantic tale from Domini Games.
Domini Games shown some of their skills in the studio’s previous game, Mystery Tales. Dark Romance is their second Collector’s Edition game, it shows a lot of promises – but it fails to deliver. First of all, Dark Romance: Vampire in Love has an interesting, romantic but not too cheesy storyline – it grabs us right away from the opening cutscene. However, the pace of the game is very slow and you barely get anything done in the first hour or so which might turn off some of the players.
Furthermore, the sights are not really attractive. The characters are well done and nice looking but the scenes are dark, gloomy and look somewhat out-dated. The cutscenes are nothing worth mentioning although they featured some solid character voices.
Again, the Hidden Object scenes are pretty much standard. The Hidden Object scenes offer Match-3 switching mode though, but that is not enough to motivate us to play through all those junk-piles. In contrast, the puzzles are fairly innovative – still, there are some typical ones as well.
What amuses us about Dark Romance is the option to play as two characters, Enron and Emily. These two characters are in different locations and facing different obstacles, but the two plots do sync well with each other; sometimes it is necessary to switch the character in order to continue the game.
Another plus for Dark Romance is the game’s generous amount of bonuses in the Collector’s Edition; from cool interface shop, castle’s decorations shop, achievements, collectibles, free search mode to the standard extras.
Dark Romance: Vampire in Love has a splendid concept in addition to a handful of extras, sadly, the game itself is not very well crafted. Graphics are dull, the pace moves at snail speed – we did not find ourselves getting hooked with the game.
In this series:
- Dark Romance: Vampire in Love
- Dark Romance: Heart of the Beast
- Dark Romance: The Swan Sonata
- Dark Romance: Kingdom of Death
- Dark Romance: Curse of Bluebeard
- Dark Romance: Romeo and Juliet
- Dark Romance: The Monster Within
- Dark Romance: Winter Lily
- Dark Romance: A Performance To Die For
- Dark Romance: Hunchback of Notre-Dame
- Dark Romance: The Ethereal Gardens
- Dark Romance: Ashville
- Dark Romance: Vampire Origins