Alawar Entertainment has released a new vampire game for the iOS platform called Vampire Saga: Pandora Box. The new game built for all iOS devices including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, focuses on engaging the player in a virtual world of fear and horror, where the player must advance though the storyboard in a Victorian style location and search for the over 300 hidden objects along the way.

Vampire Saga: Pandora Box embraces the tradition of the finest Hammer horror movies and classic novels by H.P. Lovecraft. The main character plays the role of Matthew Ward, who steals aboard a cargo ship to elude from the Spanish-American War and later awakens to the site of menacing coffins and a vacant crew. Mathew feels he is being watched, has strange visions and has no clue where they crew had vanished to.

To help him figure this out, Mathew needs your help and you must venture through several scary Victorian style locations, find over 300 hidden objects and be ready for the creepy surprises that this game has in store.

We decided to take the plunge into the world of unknown and give Vampire Saga: Pandora Box a shot in our tests. Upon launch, I couldn’t help but notice that the graphics were very good. The maps seemed to have decent definition, clarity and resolution.

While I felt the graphics were good, I found game play to be more on the difficult side and it took me a while to figure out how to move and get to where I needed to accomplish the various scenes in order to advance though the game. I found the storyboard and in-game sounds to be well thought out and implemented, but again navigation was a problem for me and I wish there was some kind of on screen navigation pad, rather than having to tap on sparkly spots on the screen to advance forward.

The game starts out at Grandpa’s house and your forced to get inside, in which the door is locked and you must break thought he window and find items to advance further within the game. I’ll stop here, as I don’t want to give too many details away and ruin all the fun.

Check it out for yourself–the game is reasonably priced at $2.99 in the iTunes App store and an iPad version is available for $6.99. If you’re not up for the paid version yet, or just want to try the game, there is a free light version in the iTunes store as well.

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Mike Preble is a Blast Magazine staff writer.

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