Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Love & Death: Bitten Walkthrough & Movie

Love & Death: Bitten - Video Walkthrough, Tips, Hints, Puzzle Solutions



So what happens when a sexy vampire falls in love with a beautiful mortal girl?  He is so deeply touched by her innocence and sincerity that his humanity finally awakens.  The life in front of him is too precious to be consumed for his pleasure.  The only way to be happy with her is to become mortal again.

Love & Death: Bitten is such a classic vampire love story that I don't have to explain why it's so good.

The story begins in a small village where a cursed prince, Damon, is fetching victims for his witch lover, Celeste.  But when his eyes are gazed upon a red-haired beautiful girl, Victoria, his fate changes forever.  With her help, now Damon has a glimpse of hope to unlock the potion which is protected by daylight.

Since Damon and Victoria can only share brief moment during dusk and dawn, you play as Damon at night and Victoria in daytime.  By playing both characters, you can understand how they feel about each other as the game progresses, which I thought is a very clever setup.  There is a funny moment when Victoria has to blow up parts of his castle, and when you return to the same location as Damon, you can see his reaction!

You can also get a bonus game if you collect 100 Golden Leaves scattered across the game.  Once you collect 100 of them, you can play a short game to find out what happens between Damon and Victoria in the future, so you'd better keep your eyes peeled!

In terms of gameplay, it's a nicely balanced Hidden Object game mixed with various interesting puzzles.  The  scenery and HOG scenes are beautifully drawn, accompanied with wonderful music written for each scene.  But the beauty of this game is storytelling.  The characters are well-written and believable, and voice-acting is simply one of the best out of all casual games I've ever played.

Of course if you love vampire tales like Twilight Saga and Dark Shadows, you will definitely enjoy this game, but it's also fun for any HOG and adventure fans.  I hope you'll enjoy my walkthrough!

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The Movie

After making a visual walkthrough of the game, I received a request to make a movie by putting together the cutscenes.
 (Warning: it contains spoilers! If you are planning to play the game, watch it after you complete it)

Love & Death Bitten The Movie (contains spoiler)

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Part 1 - The Search

Trapped in the darkness by the witch Celeste, Damon the vampire is ordered to hunt for a meal to feast on. As he looks for an ideal victim among the fearful villagers on rooftops, his eyes meet with the eyes of a feisty red-haired girl, Victoria. Despite her uncle's warning, Victoria decides to track down the vampire...

1) Rooftop Maze: Damon (05:03)
2) Rooftop Maze: Victoria (12:11)

  • Butcher Shop: Crowbar, Blood x5, Hook, Bone, Bloody Meat, Golden Leaves x5, Hooked Pole, Knife
  • Storage Room: Golden Leaves x2, Key, 
  • Rooftops: Golden Leaves x4, Branch
  • Town Square: Twigs, Golden Leaves x2
  • Home: Bellows, Crumpled Paper, Golden Leaves x3, Match, Golden Stone, Bread

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Monday, 28 May 2012

Dreamland Extended Edition Walkthrough

Dreamland Extended Edition - Video Walkthrough, Hints, Tips, Puzzle Solutions


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Have you ever visited an empty, forgotten amusement park?  If you have, you know how spooky and terrifying it can be.  If you haven't, why don't you experience it by playing "Dreamland"?

In 'Dreamland', you will roam around an abandoned Stephen King-esque amusement park where you encounter a dwarf and a vampire.  Of course you get to visit typical attractions such as merry-go-round, roller-coaster, shooting gallery, house of horrors, puppet theatre, circus tent... you even get to build a robot on the moon!

You play as a sister who is trying to save her little brother from the curse of the evil dwarf who runs an amusement park called 'Dreamland'.  He challenges you with various riddles, observing every step you make.  When you make a significant discovery, he often pops up in front of you to express his annoyance or simply to scare you. Overall, he is very enigmatic and his existence is very disturbing, just like the dwarf from Twin Peaks.

'Dreamland' is a Hidden Object game, but time to time, you can also have a little fun by playing Match-3.  Your journey centers around the Central Square, where you have to play the Wheel of Fortune (Match 3) to obtain tickets to rides and attractions.  So if you're a fan of Match-3, it's a nice treat.  Also the difficulty level of Match-3 becomes more challenging as you progress, so it never becomes mundane.

So this game is full of fun, but the greatest part is the Shooting Gallery.  Even after you finish the business there, you will have an unlimited access throughout the game!  You'll get a trophy if you score 1500 points, but it's not an easy task unless you practice a lot.  Whether you are aiming for the trophy or not, it's fun to refine your shooting skill, especially when you want to have a break from serious tasks.

Other extra hidden objects are Starfish and Marbles.  There are 20 Starfish and 17 Marbles hidden in various locations, and you'll get trophies by finding them all.  I've shown all the locations in this walkthrough. You don't need to find them to complete the game, but if you're perfectionist like me, obviously you wouldn't want to miss them!

The park is massive and there are so many areas to revisit, but thankfully navigating the game is very easy.  Using the map, you can jump to various areas you've already unlocked, so there is no tedious backtracking.  Also you can toggle up the task list and click on one of the tasks to jump to the relevant area, and I found it very handy when you want to complete particular tasks.

In the Extended Edition, you get to visit the secret attic above the Shooting Gallery and the cemetery which are not accessible in the normal edition.  They are shown in Part 8 & 9 of my walkthrough.

I hope you'll enjoy my walkthrough!

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Part 1 - Invitation to Dreamland

To cure your brother's mysterious illness, you decide to accept the invitation to the amusement park "Dreamland". Soon, you discover that the park is controlled by the evil dwarf who challenges you with various tasks...

1. Entrance (03:00)
2. On the map board (06:00)
3. Wheel of Fortune (07:54)
4. Path (10:30)

Items found:
- Ticket (Automatic)
- Red Clown Nose, Rusy Scythe (Ticket Booth)
- Pieces of Wood (Central Square)
- Map (Central Square)
- Coin, Skull (Popcorn Stand)
- House of Horrors Ticket (Wheel of Fortune)
- Pieces of Wood x2 (Path)
- Pieces of Wood x2, Wing, Twirls x3 (House of Horrors)

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