February 5, 2015

Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back

Digital Dreams Multimedia, 1997

Drascula is one of the most humorous adventure games that I have ever played with its extremely funny characters, colorful cartoon graphics, hilarious jokes and dialogues, and most of all a very compelling storyline. In this game you take over the role of John Hacker, an English real estate agent, who travels all the way from England to a small town in Transylvania in order to negotiate and finalize a deal with Count Drascula for some land in Gibraltar. In reality, Count Drascula is an evil vampire and the brother of the most notorious and terrible vampire, Count Dracula with the same idea on his mind to dominate the World and something in addition, to prove himself even more evil than his brother. Unfortunately, Drascula kidnaps your fiancée and now it's your main goal to free your fiancée from his evil manacles and fail all his ideas to dominate the world.

In the beginning of the game, an excellent cartoon style animated intro rolls on the screen with excellent graphics and superb voice acting. In-game graphics are of excellent quality and there are tons of hilarious characters in the game, which the player meets and interacts in order to get clues to solve the problems. The sense of humor used is simply brilliant and entertains the player throughout the game. Puzzles are quite hard for many average adventure gamers, thou most of them are inventory based and may be solved by trying different inventory items, but since the game is strictly non-linear, the problem is that you might not have the correct item to use in the inventory on the right time. On the whole, Drascula is an impressive cartoon adventure game guaranteed to attract your attention and you will fall in love with it at first sight.