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Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil #GameReview

Join the all-night ghost vigil at Harwood House. As part of the ‘OPG’ paranormal team, explore the haunted buildings and investigate sightings of ghosts, long reported around the area of Wolfenden. Grab the ghost hunting gadgets and solve the mystery surrounding this abandoned building.

Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil game cover

Title: Dark Fall – Ghost Village | Series: Dark Fall | Developer: Darkling Room | Publisher: Darkling Room | Release Date: 10th of January, 2020 | Genre: Adventure/Horror | Style: Point & Click | Platform: PC | Source: Self-Purchased | Starred Review

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Dark Fall: Ghost Vigil Review

I love the Dark Fall series and I found out about Ghost Vigil kind of by accident. I know they’ve announced a new entry into the series – Storm Warning. But there’s no release date, as yet. I plan to keep close tabs on it.

The first thing I noticed was that this time you play as the actual ghost hunters. In Dark Fall: The Journal, Lights Out and Lost Souls you only get clues to the presence of the ghost hunters. They’ve usually been taken by the Dark Fall before you arrive.

You play as an unnamed character, a ‘newbie’ with the OPG ghost hunting group. You get sent to different parts of the house to set up your ghosthunting equipment. You get a Spirit Box, video camera, analog recorder, and a thermal reader. The gadgets were all fun to use but I did try to use the Spirit Box as little as possible. I didn’t care for the constant static noise. I also got to use the thermal camera less than I would have liked, You also get to use a drone, which was fun.

The characters were interesting. Which is good since you’re actually interacting with other people, unlike the other Dark Fall games. They were likable and interesting and I wish I could have interacted with them a little more.

Dark Fall always has interesting puzzles with workable solutions. Just hard enough to work your mind but not so difficult that you’re running for a walkthrough. I particularly liked utilizing ghost hunting tools to solve some of them.

The plot was good with some really good, creepy moments. The backstory was interesting and even though a haunted orphanage was involved it was kind of nice to see an orphanage portrayed well. Don’t get me wrong, it had its issues (boy did it ever!) but o the whole the children seemed treated well. An odd detail to fixate on, maybe, but I did like it. I also liked one of the plot points involving the character you play as. I don’t want to give too much detail but it was interesting. There were also hints of a kid there named Nigel Danvers. Wonder whatever happened to him…

In all, I really like the Dark Fall series and I can’t wait for Storm Warning to come out. I think it will be a while but luckily there are other games to be excited for that will hopefully be coming out soon such as The Last Crown: Blackenrock and Silent Night. I can’t wait!

I encourage you to buy directly from the Darkling Studios site. Not only does it give 100% of the profits to this indie developer but you also get a walkthrough and bonus game, plus the soundtrack.

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