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  • Summary: Hidden away in the Scottish countryside above Loch Ness, sits serene Devil's Ridge Manor. But its tranquillity is deceptive. For some time now there has been an increasing number of ghosts and supernatural phenomena at the manor. At the request of the famous physicist and owner of the manorHidden away in the Scottish countryside above Loch Ness, sits serene Devil's Ridge Manor. But its tranquillity is deceptive. For some time now there has been an increasing number of ghosts and supernatural phenomena at the manor. At the request of the famous physicist and owner of the manor Allister Mac Farley, private investigator Alan P. Cameron leaves his Chicago office for the mists of his ancestral land. Does the fabled sea monster play a part in the goings-on? Confronted by strange phenomena, the player must help Cameron with his investigation, from the obscure corners of the Medieval castle, to the old scientist's secret laboratory and finally to the troubled waters of Loch Ness to solve the mystery. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. I enjoyed exploring the lonely old manor and its stark surroundings on the shores of Loch Ness. It's a suitably haunting setting for an ancient mystery with links to a more contemporary one.
  2. It's a fairly even mix of the good—high production quality, some fun puzzles, pretty solid story—the bad—too linear, too easy, too many timed puzzles—and the ugly—the aforementioned underwater maze.
  3. Personally, it would not be something I would buy unless I was heavily into puzzle adventure games and was itching to solve a Scottish mystery.
  4. The sound effects are so realistic that one may wonder if the sound of geese is coming from the game or outside their own window.
  5. An engrossing detective story with lots of exploration opportunities. However, there is no truly outstanding or deeply innovative dimension of this release.
  6. To those who don't find timed sequences a game killer, the original story, unique locale, and ever-charming Alan Parker Cameron help make the game a memorable, though slightly tarnished, experience.
  7. It’s like somebody at Wanadoo wondered just how little time they could put into a game and still release it, and Secret at Loch Ness is the result.
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  1. StephanieT.
    Dec 23, 2003
    9
    I rate this game as a 9 on a scale from 1 to 10 b/c its real like sounds keep you on your toes and guessing and wanting for more.