User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Dracula: Origin (Windows)

72
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

In Dracula: Origin, the player takes the role of Van Helsing, the famous vampire hunter, in the chase of Dracula, before he performs a ritual to save his lover's soul. In a faithful recreation of Bram Stoker's mythology, the player learns about the origins of Dracula's curse, how he took the path of evil when his beloved one committed suicide, thus becoming damned forever, and how he finally made a pact with the Prince of Darkness to become a vampire. With time he learns of a ritual that could bring damned souls, like that of his deceased lover, from their prison. Centuries pass and the Count finds a girl, Mina, that looks exactly like her and begins to seek the girl and the manuscript where the ritual is described, while Van Helsing goes after him.

Through the usual 3D characters over a detailed 2D background, this point-and-click adventure of classical style, takes you, Van Helsing, from London to Transylvania, passing through Egypt and Austria in the search for Dracula. There are also 40 different characters to gather clues from and 150 objects to use and combine in order to solve the different puzzles and mysteries of the game. The game mixes regular inventory and environment based puzzles with more difficult riddles that require logical thinking or pose language or maths problems. The player has access to reports where tasks are detailed, various documents and a log of all dialogues in the game.

There are some helpful features for adventure players, such as a key that highlights all hotspots in the environment and double clicking to quickly move between areas.

Screenshots

Dracula: Origin Windows Finally inside the house. You need to find a way to distract the servant on the floor, eating bugs.
Dracula: Origin Windows The Great Hall inside Count Dracula's castle
Dracula: Origin Windows The first room in the Saint Carousel Abbey (Vienna)
Dracula: Origin Windows Loading screen (Egypt)

Alternate Titles

  • "Охотник на Дракулу" -- Russian title
  • "Drákula: Zrození" -- Czech title
  • "Dracula: Początek" -- Polish title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

Adventure's Planet Jun 19, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Game Captain Jun 14, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Jun 17, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Onlinewelten.de Jul 23, 2008 73 out of 100 73
4Players.de Jun 19, 2008 71 out of 100 71
AceGamez May 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Jun 06, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Advocate Jul 23, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamekult Jun 03, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 23, 2008 46 out of 100 46

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Credits 1 Sciere (268297)
May 29, 2008

Trivia

Shared assets

Some scenes, like the inventory screen and the loading screen resemble Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened.

Related Web Sites

MichaelPalin (1195) added Dracula: Origin (Windows) on May 18, 2008