Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel Collector`s Edition

During a road trip your friend's daughter is kidnapped by a mysterious man at the Penumbra Motel, the scene of murder and strange occurrences 50 years ago. You must head into the heart of madness to not only find the girl, but unravel the mystery haunting the descendants of the Penumbra family and the Motel grounds. This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card! The Collector’s Edition includes:

The music is just okay kind of carnival like. The SKIP button, although it was mentioned in the tutorial that it will take a minute to refill, took barely 20 seconds in Easy mode. I love the way they threw the service in there,even though the bad guy was a kook,it was still a tribute to our service men and women thanks to all of them Not a real creative plot, and I don't like children being kidnapped, but it was adequate and it did not take away from my enjoyment of the game. However, I loved the game and it definitely deserves 5 stars. The bonus chapter isn't bad and has a somewhat lovecraftian ending. The setting for the game is a ramshackle old hotel, with ramshackle streets and ramshackle rooms, but that's right up my street so I loved it. They really pulled out all the stops on this one! Give the demo a try it's worth that. We all know how it ends, why would it end any other way? The mini-games were awesome!! It's like being right in the middle of a good movie at home and someone knocks on your door.

Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by zoie from Finally an adventure game with out hidden object Scenes I was o the verge of canceling my Big Fish membership because I simply could not take one more HOG with endless hidden object scenes. The only downside i feel is the missing HOS, just wasn't the same without the hidden object scenes and just constant running around looking for objects all the time but still enjoyable all the same. The bonus chapter isn't bad and has a somewhat lovecraftian ending. I was elated. Everything makes sense though and the game has a very curious flow to it. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by SlimPickns from Finally.. Lots of different rooms and scenes for variety. If I only had some minor gripes it would be these: 1 Given the nature of the story, I thought the music was, how can I put it, a little too "perky"? In other words, great! The creep factor is high and the imaginations of the developers has no limits or bounds. The CE also has collectible war medals and a task bar with listed objectives. It reminds me of Mystery trackers, with real actors, pretty good storyline, but somewhat grainy graphics. I bought this game back in and played it through and loved it!! It was hard to take a break from playing because I was feeling Mary's anguish and just had to unfold this mystery and free her soul!

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Loved this game and the graphics are superb! I detest HO scenes. Cut scenes were well done. The only minus I had found - there is no map and hint does not show direction, only "here is nothing", but I can live with this. Many of the puzzles were of the "move things into the right slot" variety, which I'm not always terribly good at, so sometimes Herofy took a sneaky look at the built-in Strategy Guide, which was helpful. But very nice game - I felt like inside Psycho thriller here and there. Love the visuals with the real people! Within seconds the normal appearance of the gas station transforms and now seems to be over 50 years old! I bought this game back in and played it through and loved it!! I LOVE creepy, dirty old places to explore. The only reason I like CEs is because of the in-built strategy guide, to be honest. The puzzles ranged from easy to moderately hard. Don't let that Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel Collector`s Edition you off, however, because if - like me - you love exploring spooky streets and spooky houses, this is a game I think you'll definitely want to play one way or the other. Its the first ERS game that I have played that actually takes place in relatively contemporary times. Thanks BFG this one was a winner!!!

There are live people in this game. It stays open where you last left it open. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by SlimPickns from Finally.. Great graphics and the sound is good. Thanks BFG this one was a winner!!! I found it quite challenging, and a nice long game. Car has an accident, you are inside with daughter of your friend and stop at the motel maybe to get help or to buy a snack. I finished the trial version with 15 minutes to spare - a first for me. Thank you for the fast filling of the skip button in Easy mode, ERS!! There were a good few skeletons, some animated, quite literally "hanging around" too. I am so happy I purchased this game I will definately play again. My review is based on the Collector's Edition. The game is relatively linear where a room generally has all the tools to unlock puzzles within that same vicinity, so you don't really have too much annoying back and forth. I love the way they threw the service in there,even though the bad guy was a kook,it was still a tribute to our service men and women thanks to all of them

I found it quite challenging, and a nice long game. I would have bought it also. How can someone create such a fine game and not have enough imagination to give it an equally fine ending. It stays open where Venice Slots last left it open. The interesting thing is that there are no HOS scenes in this game! This is an adventure game - no HO scenes at all. Most of the objects you pick up in your inventory are usually needed within the same scene or one prior to or following. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by greenshade from ERS needs to go back to this type of game! There are real actors in this one and several different locations and lots to do with this one and the puzzles are really cool and the bonus content is really good it's full of goodies. I detest HO scenes.


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DARK ALLEYS: PENUMBRA MOTEL COLLECTOR'S EDITION Part 4: Entering the Motel Office

It reminds me of Mystery trackers, with real actors, pretty good storyline, but somewhat grainy graphics. The mini games are very entertaining ranging from simple puzzles to brain teasers. Most of the objects you pick up in your inventory are usually needed within the same scene or one prior to or following. A winning game that I am sure I will replay again sometime. I am really very annoyed about this. Try it. Kind of easy but that's okay. I loved the story,the music wasn't too bad,the graphics were good,there wasn't a whole lot of running back and forth,when you finished in an area-you were pretty close to done in that area,you didn't really have to go back.. There is a little trunk that constantly plays mini scenes on the bottom, from the war, and you have to find film reels which you can play there too. Loved this game and the graphics are superb! The puzzles ranged from easy to moderately hard. I finally found a game with 'zero' HO scenes. You aren't going to find any Hidden Object Scenes in this game, not a single one, but I can assure you this game is worth it. I could have used the hint but I don't like to in this kind of game.

14 thoughts on “Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel Collector`s Edition

  1. I gave the demo a whirl and I was hooked,I had to run over and buy this one!! Not a real creative plot, and I don't like children being kidnapped, but it was adequate and it did not take away from my enjoyment of the game. Puzzles can be skipped.

  2. Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't this. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by elijahsmamaw from Awesome Adventure!!! Date published: Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by pennmom36 from Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel SE I played both editions back to back starting with the Collectors Edition which has music, concept art, wallpaper, screensavers and a bonus game. Although I do like HOGs, sometimes looking for the oil can, the hammer, the pen, the glasses, the binoculars etc.

  3. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by zoie from Finally an adventure game with out hidden object Scenes I was o the verge of canceling my Big Fish membership because I simply could not take one more HOG with endless hidden object scenes. The screen would not play widescreen on my computer but that was a minor detractor from the game play. But very nice game - I felt like inside Psycho thriller here and there. There are also strange locks on several doors, that are apparently somehow magic-modified, opened with war medals.

  4. It was a lengthy game and having played it over a number of days, I lost track of actual hours. Also you need to collect medals, which also go in the trunk. The game was not that difficult to figure out but not too easy either. I finally found a game with 'zero' HO scenes. Please keep the HOS in the games as we love them!.

  5. Cut scenes were well done. There are real actors in this one and several different locations and lots to do with this one and the puzzles are really cool and the bonus content is really good it's full of goodies. The interesting thing is that there are no HOS scenes in this game!

  6. Everything makes sense though and the game has a very curious flow to it. I loved the fact that there were not HOS as a matter of fact there were none. The objects you collect are used, so you are not walking around with items in inventory that are of no use. Some are just plain aggravating in a good way!

  7. Penumbra even made me personally feel the creepies and sadness of the tragedy This Standard Edition however is the better value in my opinion. But the girl is kidnapped and the whole area does not look like at first. I bought it right away and I think it's going to be a really long game and a total blast from start to finish.

  8. It was hard to take a break from playing because I was feeling Mary's anguish and just had to unfold this mystery and free her soul! Date published: However, I will have a think about it and see first what other people say about the game.

  9. I love adventure games so this is up my alley. It is kind of easy to keep track of things and inventory items, and having only played about 2 hours into the game I have not seen a HOS, which I kind of miss. The music is fantastic! The game was not that difficult to figure out but not too easy either. I was elated.

  10. Everything makes sense though and the game has a very curious flow to it. Each and every scene is jam packed with areas of interest with plenty of inventory items to fix and use throughout the game. The game is relatively linear where a room generally has all the tools to unlock puzzles within that same vicinity, so you don't really have too much annoying back and forth. I am really very annoyed about this.

  11. Took a little thinking and was not boring. You do however have to find stuff but not like usual no list this time. I am really very annoyed about this. There are live people in this game. The music is fantastic!

  12. Not only that Everything is pleasantly creepy, grim and dark. I am so happy I purchased this game I will definately play again.

  13. Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by pennmom36 from Dark Alleys: Penumbra Motel SE I played both editions back to back starting with the Collectors Edition which has music, concept art, wallpaper, screensavers and a bonus game. The HINT button is at the right. So happy to stumble upon this gemstone!!!!

  14. The creep factor is high and the imaginations of the developers has no limits or bounds. SE version, hard mode I loved it! It reminds me of Mystery trackers, with real actors, pretty good storyline, but somewhat grainy graphics. The hint button though is useless.

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