Lights Out (Windows)

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Description

This point-and-click adventure game is the successor to Dark Fall: The Journal but is not a sequel as such, since Lights Out! has completely different locations, story and characters.

Take on the role of Benjamin Parker, a cartographer, who has been commissioned to map the treacherous shores and waters of Trewarthen, England. Over the centuries, many ships and fishing vessels have gone down there, claiming countless lives beneath the Fetch Rock Lighthouse. It is hoped that his maps will help navigation through the fog in that area.

Upon arriving, Parker is given little to go on by his employer except that the light from the lighthouse has suddenly gone out without explanation and he should go investigate. Why him? Why now .. in the middle of the night?

Making his way to the dark Fetch Rock Lighthouse, he soon discovers that the 3 lighthouse keepers have disappeared without a trace! Sifting through information left behind, Parker finds evidence of another presence - something (or someone) else is here! Is the lighthouse haunted? What happened to the three men? Why did the lights go out? And, what is the real reason he was asked to come here?

To find those answers, Parker will be mystically transported to different periods in the lighthouse's time-line. Exploring in first person "Myst-like" style, interact with objects, reading materials and puzzles. Ambient sound effects, moody shadows and eerie music add to the immersion factor.

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Lights Out Windows Did the Mannequin just move?
Lights Out Windows Those glasses will show you hidden symbols too
Lights Out Windows Advanced technology .. in 2090BC??
Lights Out Windows Reading the journal is the way to progress, and eventually skip to other time periods

Alternate Titles

  • "Обитель Тьмы 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "Dark Fall 2: Schatten der Vergangenheit" -- German title
  • "Dark Fall 2: Luces Fuera" -- Spanish title
  • "Dark Fall 2: Lights Out" -- UK title
  • "Dark Fall 2: Le Phare" -- French title
  • "Dark Fall 2" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Hauntingly immersive, but not perfect. Jeanne (75500) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBoomers 2004 A- 91
GameBoomers Sep 06, 2004 B+ 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Puntaeclicca.it Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Sep 19, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Digital Entertainment News (den) Sep 30, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
GamersHell.com 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
UHS (Universal Hint System) Oct 28, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adventure-Treff Dec 21, 2004 62 out of 100 62
IC-Games Nov 16, 2004 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Flannan Isles

The game is based on a real incident that took place on the Flannan Isles in 1900, when three lighthouse keepers vanished without a trace. It also quotes the poem Flannan Isle by Wilfred Wilson Gibson, which is based on the same incident.

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Jeanne (75500) added Lights Out (Windows) on Sep 01, 2004