Review: Dracula: The Last Sanctuary (iPhone)
Written By Matt Sainsbury on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 10:38
In the main game, you play as the famous Jonathan Harker. After saving his fiancée from the Count Dracula in the previous instalment, we follow Jonathan as he returns to London. Problem is though, the Count as followed him there and he's out for revenge after being defeated the first time around in Transylvania. It's not particularly faithful to Bram Stoker's novel but it's still an interesting take on the story.
You'll often be required to fight enemies as well, such as Werewolves. The battle system though takes awhile to get used to as you can't simply pull your gun on them and shoot, you're required to do things such as place mirrors in strategic places which won't come to mind for most players straight away, nor do you have a great deal of time to take them out so you have to be quick.
Video quality is not that great and comes across at a rather low-resolution, particularly in the introduction video and the title does show it's age in the graphics department, although it's not exactly a bad looking title. The soundtrack also does a nice job complimenting the game, as it gets quite moody and atmosphere but suffers from repetitive sound effects at times, such as hearing the same door creaking every few seconds that can become rather annoying.
Overall, the game doesn't give off the best first impressions. While it's not a particularly interesting title and can be confusing at times, those of you willing to dig deeper will find a game that offers a fairly enjoyable experience and one that's translated rather well to the iOS, although it won't be to everyone's tastes.
- Henry S
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