Review Vampire Legends
A hidden objects game for people who like finding things
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 16 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Interesting story, cool hidden object mechanics
Characters seem shallow, the art style is generic
Vampire Legends for Android is a story driven game that’s based on one of the first documented cases of vampirism, which is a really cool idea. This is a hidden objects game that tasks you with solving various puzzles that are all derived from the context of the story. The question is: How is the story and how are the puzzles?
Well, given that these games remind me of really old Nancy Drew games, I’m not overly fond of the entire formula overall. The art style is a bit drab and uninspired. It looks like it was all designed by someone who draws the covers for cheap romantic comedies for a living. The characters themselves are also a bit forgettable in both design and dialogue. I never really found myself getting attached to any of the characters, or caring about what happened to them.
The gameplay is something I’d enjoy doing before going to bed, but I wouldn’t pull my phone out in the middle of line to go searching for pictures. For one, it takes too much concentration to do that, and it’s just not the type of game that really lends itself to mobile very well.
There are two elements to the gameplay: in some scenes, you’ll be tapping around to find objects you need to access other areas of the game, and in others you’ll be simply finding items similar to an I Spy book. Finding objects to progress can be tedious, but the hidden objects scenes can be pretty fun. Sometimes you’ll have to do certain things in order to “unlock” the items.
I wasn’t big on Vampire Legends, but I’m also not super into games like this to begin with. But, for what it is, it’s completely fine. Just don’t expect it to win you over if you’re not into hidden object games.