Frankstein is one of the most classic horror monsters of all time. What better for the month of October than to throw yourself into the mad world of the monster in "Frankenstein: The Dismembered Bride"?
You play a young man named Brad. Brad is a reporter. Several months ago his wife Janet disappeared in Europe and he is searching for her. It is not the most original storyline but it serves the purpose in the game.
Brad has ended up in Bavaria where his car breaks down in front of a spooky manor. He goes to the house looking for help. This is where the game begins.
This is a puzzle game. Each progression will bring you to a new room where you will have to solve a puzzle in order to proceed. The puzzles are interesting as well as challenging.
In addition to the puzzles, you will have to collect several objects in each room. These can be anything ranging from vegetables to a length of rope. Each item is a small part of a large puzzle. You will use these items to move about the world and gain access to other parts of the castle. You may find yourself frustrated at the number of items for some rooms. This is a good idea as long as the list of items is short but many of the lists are far too long.
The atmosphere is creepy and dark. This is attributed mostly to the attention to detail in each level. There is a great amount within each room. This adds to the challenge of finding hidden objects
The environments, coupled with the screams and creepy music make for a great scary atmosphere. The screen will occasionally darken for a second which seems to be an unsuccessful way to add to the creepiness.
The character of Brad is naive to the point of annoying but it is the stereotype that makes the game move forward. That is one of the nice things about this game. There is nothing extraordinary about the characters or gameplay but there is a level of comfort in it. Even if you disagree, the game is well worth playing in the cold weather while the leaves fall.