I remember seeing this game at a friend of mine a long time ago, and I remember how jealous I was of him. The game is excellent when it comes to gameplay, setting, feel, addictivness, graphic... you name it, Veil of Darkness scores high points!
You play a pilot who has caught the unwanted attention of a Vampire deep in the Transylvanian mountains. Thanks to his little bats, he is able to crash your plane in a valley shrouded in mist. As you slowly regain consciousness, you find yourself in a city which time has forgotten. It seems time has stood still for the last 100 years. Folklore and myths are a big part in this community, and I am not only talking about conversations and superstition. Werewolves, Vampires.... they are all too real, and soon they are hunting you down.
The game feels alot like Ecstatica in many ways. Both have a mystic, gothic feel to them. Werewolves are something you will meet if you are not careful. And last, you have a loooong way to go before you finally can sit at the dinner table with the evil lord himself.
As I stated above, the game is perfect in almost every aspect. If I should point my finger at anything, it would be the intro music. It can get somewhat repetative, but this goes ONLY for the intro. The in-game music is (you guessed it) marvellous.
Controls can take some getting used to, but do not despair. You can walk by using the cursorkeys, numpad or mouse. Attacks are made by clicking on one of the two hand icons at the bottom of the screen. The same goes for using items such as a crowbar.
All in all a great game for the long dark winternights. If you liked Ecstatica, you will like this one as well. Two thumbs up!
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