Dark Dimensions: City of Fog Collector's Edition
Well Worth CE Price
GAME COMPLETED MANY TIMES
In fact, I own the SE game, which I?ve played about 8 times, this last time with the strategy guide and walkthrough handy, because even after all those tries I still end up skipping and hinting too much.
This is a top notch game, with beautifully crafted graphics, good environmental sounds, and unobtrusive music. It even has changing weather!
The story was one we?ve all played a million times before. Tragedy, ghosts, you must help them or the world will end. As I say, the usual, but well told. It ends neatly and satisfyingly, but leaves one little question unanswered, and if so, I would have bought the CE for that alone.
The journal is actually quite helpful, besides keeping codes etc. it fleshes out the story a bit and draws conclusions that can help guide you to the next task. The game play is great too. The HOS are very interactive, where items on the list go immediately to inventory where they can be used to find others on the list. Common enough now, but unique when this game was first released.
My one gripe with it was over the hint/skip buttons and the difficulty of the puzzles. Hint only tells if there is a task to do in the location, but does not differentiate between ones you can complete immediately and those for which you do not have the items needed to start the puzzle. This has caused me so much frustration! Then, you finally try to do the puzzle, as often as not it?s too hard. And skip takes forever. (No choice of difficulty levels).
Which is why I?m writing this review. If you are thinking of buying this game, CE or SE, go with the CE. Even without any bonus game at all, and none of the usual CE bling, this game is worth the price, for the integrated strategy guide alone.
March 29, 2013
Great game with the good balance of HOG and puzzles
This is a well-crafted game with great voice-overs and characterization, and the graphics well-done. For those of us who don't care for constant HOG scenes, this game offered the right mix of HOG and puzzles, so you don't get bored. The HOG scenes are standard junk-pile scenes.
The storyline is well done, and held my interest through the end. The puzzles were challenging. We all have certain puzzle types we hate, and I was happy I could skip some of those puzzles that I don't like playing.
As to whether or not the CE was worth the money, there was one extra chapter at the end. While the chapter spun off of the original story, it does not affect the original story, so those choosing to by the SE wouldn't really miss it. The extra chapter was about an additional hour's worth of game play.
Where the CE price made it worth it to me was having the integrated strategy guide. That came in real handy, since this is a non-linear game and sometimes I needed to figure out where I needed to be.
In any case, a great game overall--as much fun as the Midnight Mysteries games.
January 29, 2012
Fun with Fog
I enjoyed this game. You travel to an abandoned town covered with fog to attempt to discover what happened. Along the way you meet several ghosts of townspeople who help move the story along. There are lots of places to visit in and around the town. The graphics are excellent, the voice overs are well done, the music is not annoying, the HOS are fun (a mix of traditional and interactive), the mini games are excellent and the story had a satisfying ending.
The bonus chapter was a nice addition, but not necessary to the main story. The SG was excellent and very helpful when you get stuck. The journal was helpful.
My only complaint with this game is some of the HOS are very, very, very picky about where you click things to select them. Some items are incredibly picky. It became really annoying by the end of the game.
Overall, I enjoyed this game and recommend it.
November 16, 2012
It took me a few weeks to even give this game a trial as I just assumed it was another creepy abandoned town game. Well, it sort of is, but the graphics are so well done that it makes the game play pleasurable. It may not bring anything new to the table but what it does bring, it does very well. Also, the CE is rather long, clocking in at at least 4 hours.
November 17, 2011
It will grab you!
Stunning game! Challenging without being frustrating, compelling storyline. You'll get lost in the beauty and the mystery. Unique twist on hidden object scenes, really makes you think; shows developers can still surprise us. Did not want this game to end!
November 16, 2011
First-class game ! Spooky and immersive ambience, the whole game is interactive and challenging.
January 2, 2012
Love the graphis on this game and all the passageways. Fun!
November 15, 2011
Great game. 9/10 stars
This is easily one of my favorite top five games. The ambiance of this game was great.
The graphics are spot on for a town trapped in time and fog. The graphics are not B movie cheesy or too dark. It gave off the perfect haunted and desolate feeling.
It was a good balance of puzzles and hidden objects. The objects are easy to find. The puzzles are easy to medium hard.
The storyline was set at a good pace. It was neither rushed or to slow. The ending was good and left nothing undone. Only, the actor at the start of the games voice was overly done. That is why I cannot in good faith give it 10/10.
If you want a fun game that gives off a eerie vibe, get this one. You will not be let down.
December 15, 2012
Wow, totally engrossing
Hi all. Now this one was not easy to navigate - thank goodness! Can't stand the simplicity of some I download, so if you like tricky connections between objects and usage, then have a look at this game. Note to game developers - think left of centre cause we do!! Don't' go for the easy solution, make us think and get frustrated, which is all part of the adventure and therefore the final solution feels truly justified!!
October 10, 2012
great game had lots of fun playing it.
December 17, 2011