Many lives have been lost on the lethal rocks surrounding the harbour town of Trewarthan. Mysteriously, a thick fog covers the land and the silence is shattered by the sound of ghastly foghorn. Suddenly, the faithful light of Fetch Rock Lighthouse is plunged into darkness.
Follow Benjamin Parker, a young cartographer, sent to map the area, and Polly White, a ghost hunter determined to make contact with “the beyond”, as you explore the Lighthouse in four different time periods.
Use supernatural investigative techniques and realistic ghost hunting gadgets to reveal the evil presence that threatens Fetch Rock. Together you must defeat the evil that hides in the mist and uncover the mystery of Lights Out.
The game is best played in a dark room with your speakers turned up. Unless you're scared, of course.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Mild Violence. PEGI Rating: 7+ with Fear.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2010-03-22 22:52:44 byDrNilesCrane:
I picked this game up for $9.99 at a used game store. I thought it looked nice but didn't expect it to be great. I was almost instantly blown away by this game. While the graphics look a little outdated (Looks like a game from the 90's, which I actually like) the mood of the game makes up for in every way. You travel through 4 different time periods, all linked together by a mysteriousread more lighthouse. The game is more eery and creepy than outright scary, so don't expect in-your-face ghosts all the time. The game definately makes you feel uneasy though, and the plot twist makes this game stand above many other generic "ghost" games. If you play this game, you will not be disappointed!
NOTE: My experience is coming from the commercial disk. I have not played the version hosted here but I believe it is the same exact game.
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Posted on 2011-05-08 16:25:22 byal_cross:
...and a really good plot, atmosphere and setting. This is as close as adventure games really get to providing a genuine mystery for the player to solve, and you'll find yourself taking loads of notes...and even enjoying it. The style will be familiar if you've played any 'escape the room' style web-based Flash games, although Dark Fall 2 is a league above in quality and gameplay.
Playingread more the first game is not a prerequisite (though it comes highly recommended) for understanding the plot here. In fact, while the first game was more of a straightforward ghost hunt, the plot in Dark Fall 2 starts out that way, but twists and turns all over the place and is as gripping as a good novel. This in itself is quite a feat, as there is surprisingly little use of cut-scenes to tell the story.
In terms of criticism, there are two main failings of this title. First, it suffers from the same shaky voice acting as the first game did, although it's less noticeable on the whole and doesn't spoil anything. The second problem is more significant: like most Myst-style games, you'll find that your progress is halted on occasion simply because you haven't noticed that you can look at an object from a different angle. This is a shame, as the actual puzzle-solving in the game is excellent, and you may end up resorting to a walkthrough simply to figure out which camera angle hotspot you missed.
Overall, these minor detractions still leave no doubt that this game is among the best in the genre. In fact, I enjoyed it much more than Myst, which seems like an exercise in aimless wandering by comparison.
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Posted on 2012-07-19 14:35:20 byKarekristensson:
The first game was an outstanding title and the sequel is even better.
The premise of the game is actually based off an real life event where three lighthouse-keepers mysteriously vanished off of an island just off the coast of England called the Flannan Isle in 1900.
The game has a really spooky atmosphere as you wonder through the lighthouse on Fetch Rock, you might even hearread more something move on the floors above you or even the disembodied voices of those who just vanished on that isle.
Are you brave enough to discover the truth of the mysterious activities that haunt this little island?
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