The Dark Eye
"Had bad dreams last night, did you?"
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Half the game takes place in this house and the other half in waking nightmares based on Poe. You experience several of his stories and poems from both the perspective of the assailant and the assailed. As you work your way through the nightmares, you begin to see horrifying parallels to the real world.
Character voicework is very good and the game stars William S. Burroughs as the elder uncle. Burroughs' recitation of Annabel Lee and The Masque of Red Death are not to be missed (and worth the price of admission). Ambient sound is suitably eerie with whispers and dripping sounds. Music is also very good.
Graphically this game is very impressive. It uses a static Myst-style interface with claymation characters (which are more impressive than they sound). The stop-motion animation is very convincing but they could have used better transitions.
As I said, this "game" doesn't really focus on gameplay, but is a great tour of Poe's world.
The game itself is rather short, maybe five hours long. There is little replay value (other than reexperiencing the stories) and you won't have missed anything along the way.
The interface is pretty good, but they could have made inventory easier to deal with and several areas require three-point turns to get to.