Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows)

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69
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Description

This first-person, point and click adventure is an atmospheric ghost story which takes place primarily in an old train station and a nearby hotel in Dorset, England.

The game begins as you listen to a phone message from your brother urging you to meet him immediately because "something has gone wrong" and that "what they were looking for has found them." You leave immediately and, upon arriving, you discover that your brother is only one of many whose disappearances are unexplained.

Your investigations into the past and present will involve reading diaries, newspapers, letters and other records to uncover the secrets hiding in the buildings. You will be finding clues to puzzles as you explore the creepy environment where apparitions come forth without warning.

The in 2009 released Classic Edition adds support for Windows XP and Vista, new sound effects and other technical adjustments.

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Dark Fall: The Journal Windows First Paper
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Many riddles are simply waiting to be solved.
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Right book in the right game
Dark Fall: The Journal Windows Money for Tickets

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Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗之秋" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Обитель Тьмы" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dark Fall: Rencontres Avec L'Au-Dela " -- French title
  • "Dark Fall - Il Diario dei misteri" -- Italian title
  • "Dark Fall: Das Journal des Geisterjägers" -- German title
  • "Dark Fall (Classic Edition)" -- 2009 re-release title
  • "Dark Fall 1" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Thrills and chills abound in this spooky, mystifying adventure! Jeanne (75349) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Quandary Jul, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Aug, 2002 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars 85
Aventura y Cía Sep 19, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PGNx Media Sep 18, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Aug 16, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameBump/Gaming Horizon 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 24, 2003 12 out of 20 60
Game Critics Dec 17, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 2004 46 out of 100 46
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2004 8 out of 100 8

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Trivia

Extras

There is a subdirectory on the CD, which contains instructions for the gameplay, a making of and a full hint system.

Inspiration

Many of the railway station and hotel settings are based on the 1979 'The Railway Station' episodes of the British sci-fi mystery series 'Sapphire and Steel'.

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Jeanne (75349) added Dark Fall: The Journal (Windows) on Aug 03, 2002