Version Reviewed: 1.0.3
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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The master of the macabre is back with iPoe 3 - a third collection of interactive stories, this time with The Cask of Amontillado, Alone, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar.
As with earlier collections, here every story has been given some interactive elements that help to move things along and are also actually pretty creepy. Sometimes it could be as subtle as tapping the screen to make a bug crawl along a tree branch. Other times it might be something more involved, like dragging a finger across the screen to illuminate the page (a particularly interesting trick seen in The Cask of Amontillado). The music ,sound effects, and wonderful illustrations help, too.
There aren’t very many stories available, which was kind of a let down in the previous two collections as well, although this time around there weren’t any glaring spelling or formatting errors.
iPoe 3 is pretty much more of the same, which is to say more unsettling stories with beautiful (and often haunting) illustrations, creepy music and sound effects, and some kind of messed up interactions. That’s definitely not a bad thing.