Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon Part 1 – Review

On May 28, 2010

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Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon Part 1 – Review

Our rating:

By: Chillingo Ltd

Version #: 1.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)

Date Released: 2010-01-21


Price: 0.00

User Rating:

Dracula : The Path of the Dragon feels more like an interactive storybook than a game, although there are elements of mystery to the game. You begin as a priest en route to Transylvania looking for a mysterious woman.

The graphics and animation are excellent and the atmosphere of the app is quite Gothic. All interactions with other characters are done from the priest’s perspective in order to achieve the fiction that you are this priest character.

You walk around the village by tapping little arrows that lead in different directions. When you have to interact with a person or object, there is a button to press. I kept walking around hoping to be attacked by a Vampire, but it didn’t happen.

The game is fairly confusing and you have to listen carefully to the spoken dialogue, otherwise you miss important bits. It’s a good app for Gothic mystery lovers. And hey, it’s tough to argue with the price.

Of course, when something is free, it costs in other ways. In this case, you have to buy Parts 2, 3 and beyond if you want to continue the story. Part 1 gives you a nice taste of it, though.

Overall, I would still give this a pass due to the strange complexity of it. The graphics and animations are still very good. That could be enough for some.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Possibly.

Learning Curve:High.

Who Is It For:Gothic mystery lovers.

What I Like:Good graphics and animation.

What I Don't Like:Tough to learn.

Final Statement:Dracula himself would have second thoughts about sucking this one.

Read the Developer's Notes:
September 1920, the Vatican appoints Father Arno Moriani, the "Devil's Advocate" , to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania. But in the shadows of the disturbing ruins that were once Vlad the Impaler's castle, his investigation takes an unexpected turn...There is obviously no such thing as vampires... at least according to the official line of the Catholic Church. But how can you be so sure, standing in the swirling mists of Transylvania ? Carry out your investigation amidst tales of bloody deeds and ancestral fears. Doubts start clouding your mind and doubt begets fear...You play Father Arno and you help him investigate in the mysterious city of Vladoviste. This is Part 1 of a 3 part Point and Click adventure series.Highlights of the game :− High Definition graphics and movies.− Easy inventory and documents system.− Different puzzles to solve.− Different musics and ambient sounds− 3 hours of game play for Part 1: the two first days of father Moriani in the city of Vladoviste.− Voices and text in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish)Note : This is not a port or an emulation of the PC version. It is a complete redesign of the game exclusive for the iPhone. The gameplay and content of the game is different from its PC predecessor. Part 2 is coming soon to the App Store! Dracula: The Path of the Dragon - Part 1 iPhone is developed by Tetraedge Inc and is published by Chillingo Ltd.

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