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A Hand in the Darkness

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A Hand in the Darkness is a visual novel set in a British boarding school in 1910. If you enjoy reading school stories, you will certainly love following the four main characters while they bond, struggle to pass their exams, fall in love, dream about their future, cope with their parents' expectations... You will find lots of friendship, tons of "first-time-falling-in-love" romance and a thrilling investigation when the boys find out Alex' life is being targeted.

Will they find out who is behind Alex' murder attempts? Will Alex manage to live up to his family expectations and succeed in entering Cambridge or Oxford? Or will he be too distracted by his love affair to think about his future?FEATURES
- 100.000 words long story (around 10 hours of gameplay)

- Three routes with nine different endings!

- Suggestive CGs (no nudity)

- Love scenes written in detail (adult content warning)
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Ertal Games
Publisher
Ertal Games
Age rating
17+ Mature
Website
http://a-hand-in-the-darkness.tumblr.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows Vista, XP
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX Compatible Card
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
  • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX Compatible Card, OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 400 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Linux x86/x86_64
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX Compatible Card, OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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A Hand in the Darkness reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Spain
It is very well the game, it is inevitable to fall in love with any of the couples and I see the history well structured, as well as some characters with different personalities and well differentiated, in addition to past or interesting personal backgrounds. But Even so, I see a couple of things loose: 1 º The story. It'S very simple, simple. It'S at a limit where you almost grated the bland. It Has its spark in the reason why the protagonist happens what happens to him but, otherwise, it is a VERY predictable and, above all, VERY short story. As far as I'm concerned, I had the impression that the story was happening too quickly and at the end of the first route I did my first reaction was something like, "Yes? Is it As soon As it's over? " 2. Illustrations. It Is worked and very well done but you notice the difference between each other. In the drawing style, the colors, the way to represent them... And that, you want it not, it collides. Conclusion: A recommended game, very good and entertaining to pass the time but, in the same way, better to buy it in sales because, otherwise, it does not deserve the expense. Or at least that's my impression.
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Introduction: This will be my first analysis on a game, I'm a fan of the BL, eh played most of them both in Spanish and English. At first I said good this on offer let's try it, a Hand in the Dark, tells you the story of Alex a young noble parents of whom always seek the best for him. After the death of his uncle, his father's brother, he receives a small fortune from the testament. Of which his parents take advantage to send him to a prestigious boarding school, which is the best of the best in that time to be able to enter a good university. And from that moment his story begins around his three companions Habitancion Damian, Rick and Monty. Of which you can choose to fall in love with them or have a bad relationship. History: Being honest leaves you much to be desired, from my point of view the story becomes a bit repetitive * spoiler * from the moment you get to investigate the because you happen that kind of facts clear with the support of your friends and at that time in case of going by route Good of your lover who will always see the way you are well and never get hurt again. Backgrounds and images: The funds leave you much to be desired, they look like images taken from Google and only put a filter and ready made funds. The drawing style for my taste is nice simple but I feel that I miss much more for example * spoiler * in the scenes where they are in the shower or always desnundos of the always the sprites of the characters come out with the uniform in fact is the only thing they put. So the environment doesn't feel the same. Conclusion: I Think it is only feasible to buy it if this discount of even 75%, I do that leaves much to be desired from all points of a BL and that cost is too much for the little that lasts the product and the repetitive history it produces.
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