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Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo's Curse

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DOS 7 3.9
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Combined MobyScore 7 3.9

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DOSJust Adventure
In conclusion, the game has a good, scary story and a very entertaining environment to explore. The only bad points are no sequels, plus it's tricky to run on a new computer. This is a great game for kids--it's scary, fun, and exciting.
I can only conclude that this is a wonderful game for 'brave young adults', and I know quite a few 'older' adults as well who wouldn't be too averse to exploring this haunted theatre. Turn off the lights for this one, and good luck.
Aside from this oversight, the game is a lot of fun. Viacom recommends Tale of Orpheo’s Curse for ages eight and up, but it will be of interest to any fan of the TV show. The non-violent theme should also go over well with parents.
DOSAdventure Gamers
"Are You Afraid of the Dark" is based on the Nickelodeon television series about a club of kids called The Midnight Society. The members of this club entertain each other with ghost stories around a campfire. The premise of this game is that you, the game player, are attempting to gain entrance into the society by telling a ghost story of your own.

It's a very clever idea, and it works very well. This is one of the first games I've played that I would wholeheartedly recommend to older kids.
DOSPower Play
Eindeutig an die jüngere Spielerklientel wendet sich Viacoms Abenteuer um wahnsinnige Zauberer und naseweise Kinder. Hier macht man es dem Spielenovizen wirklich leicht, sowohl was Bedienbarkeit und die Knackigkeit der Puzzles angeht. Hartgesottene Adventure-Cracks weiden dieses Spiel schon nach relativ kurzer Zeit duchgeklickert haben. Aber an die hat man hier wohl weniger gedacht. Immerhin scheuchen wir hier 14jährige Kinder durch ein Theater, das so gruselig ist wie eine Geisterbahnfahrt auf Pützchens Markt. Die Grafiken sind stimmungsvoll und aufwendig gerendert. Dafür ist die Sprachausgabe zwar professionell, aber leider auf englisch, was den Spielerkreis wieder auf die beschränkt. die dieser Sprache mächtig sind.
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Vom Fluch der dürftigen Komplexität abgesehen, kann Orpheo gefallen: professionelle Unterhaltung, nicht ungeschickt angesiedelt zwischen konventionellem Grafik-Adventure und interaktivem Film.