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  • Summary: Based on Bram Stoker's universe, Dracula 3: the Path of the Dragon takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to locate Dracula. You play as Father Arno Moriani, who is sent to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania. Submerged into a riveting storyline, you are challenged to solve complex and engaging puzzles that lead to a final confrontation with Dracula! This gripping adventure sucks you in and leaves you "dying" for more. [Encore Software] Expand
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  1. The game rarely wows you in any one way, and the pace can drag at times in dry subject matter, but overall it’s both logical and accessible, and with its interesting approach to vampire lore and deftly crafted storyline, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is worth picking up.
  2. Some of these brainteasers--including a tricky Enigma decoding machine segment and a complex darkroom sequence--are brilliant additions, while others will strain your patience and gray matter to the breaking point. [Dec 2008, p.59]
  3. 72
    If code breaking, chemistry, and arcane rituals are your ultimate brain-melt fondue, though, bare your neck for Dracula 3.
  4. The game seems to throw repeated roadblocks up for anyone who doesn’t go to sleep thinking of these types of games making it rather hard to recommend to anyone who won’t power through these rough spots, because most of us will just stop playing.
  5. Almost nothing about the game is fun or enjoyable -- the puzzles are a chore, the storyline is presented badly, and even the ending is annoying -- and so I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody, unless, for some reason, you like being lost and confused.
  6. Couple of bright ideas suffocated by average presentation. Dracula 3 comes with nice graphics but puzzles are a bit too difficult, the world is empty, and the story is anything but attractive. [Oct 2008]
  7. While Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is a step above some of Kheops latest efforts (Cleopatra, Destination Treasure Island) it has a minimalist look to it and still feels too much like a cookie-cutter project.

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  1. Nov 3, 2013
    9
    I immediately start by identifying the few points that do not allow this game to achieve excellence: a good, but not perfect, graphics, some enigma that seems illogical and overly complex, an overall development of the story that, sometimes, seems a little hasty...

    That said, "Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon" is one of the best adventure/puzzle games of the past five or six years.

    Simply, the combination of plot, setting and characters is spectacular.

    The attention to detail is of first quality, the climax of well structured, the tension perfectly developed.

    A truly, enjoyable, horror/gothic adventure and some characters are to remember (except Dracula... that appear strangely out of context...).

    Personally, I find it really a great product, and, among other things, accessible, to date, at very low cost.
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