By Ken Neville
Updated January 26, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

Dark Seed fans will revel in the longer play and the way crisp graphics are combined with live action in Dark Seed II, a murder-mystery sequel that once again drops you into the Dark World of Alien and Species designer H.R. Giger’s intense biomechanical drawings. But Seed newbies will grow impatient with the wanderings necessary to decipher the game’s cryptic puzzles, and the atrocious acting (the lead character whines more than a fine-tuned Harley) does little to draw you in- to the story. The clever parallels and interconnectivity of the Dark World to the Normal World is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough to separate this Seed from the chaff. B-