One of the things I absolutely hate about Windows is that they force WildTangent games on you. Bleh. Usually I instantly remove it from my computer, but this time around I decided to check it. Gasp! I know I know, they tend to have lame games, but it looks like WildTangent has changed quite a bit over the years, I was surprised to find a vampire game right there in the main menu – Dracula Series Part 1: The Strange Case of Martha. It’s a point and click adventure game packed full of puzzles to solve and mysteries to unfold, and of course, you have to pay to play. Yup, WildTangent sure has changed.
‘September 1920, the Vatican appoints Father Arno Moriani, the “Devil’s Advocate”, to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania: Martha Calugarul, who lived in the small town of Vladoviste.
While staying at the village inn, Father Arno meets several interesting people: Ozana, the inn keeper; Janos Pekmester, a teacher at Alba Lula University; Maria Florescu, the doctor who has replaced Martha at the dispensary; and Stephan Luca, a journalist.
After hearing revelations about strange creatures called “vampires”, Father Arno’s mission changes: he is to investigate those monsters coming from the Romanian folklore to demystify them. The official position of the Catholic Church is clear: those pagan beliefs have to disappear.
Father Arno contacts Irina Boczow, who is famous for her book collection and knowledge about vampires. Irina agrees to help Father Arno in his mission and invites him to come and visit her in Budapest.”
The storyline sounds interesting enough for a video game, although historically speaking it’s absolutely ridiculous since in the real world the Catholic Church was largely responsible for spreading the belief in vampires, not pagans. But whatev, it’s a game.
To play The Strange Case of Martha you have to buy Wild Coins, which are as cheap as $6.99 a month, although they have a variety of coin packages. It just depends on how many game of theirs you want to play.