Dark Dimensions: City of Fog
Too Hard to Be Fun
A lot of how much you'll like this game depends on how challenging you like your games to be. Personally, I play games to relax after a hard day, and I don't enjoy games that feel too much like work.
This game crosses the line for me. Not only do you have to find hidden objects, but you have to find other objects to use those objects on. One or two of those per hidden object scene adds some interest, but having five or six or seven of them per hidden object scene felt too much like work.
The puzzles also seemed a little too much like work to me, so if you want a challenge, this game is for you, but if you want a relaxing game, you might want to check elsewhere.
December 14, 2012
I really wanted to like this game but half way through I became extremely frustrated and just wanted to finish it. The story line's ok, the graphics are nice and the sound is suitable. The level of challenge varies throughout the game (for me anyhow). Some puzzles were easy and some were hard - one I actually skipped, which I never do, and one simply froze towards the end of it, I couldn't do anything (perhaps a glitch?). I figured I'd met the objective by cornering the demons anyhow and had to hit the skip button to move on. The HO scenes were good, a lot were interactive which makes them more interesting. The main negative for me was that there just didn't seem to be any flow or rhythm to the game. I don't mind a bit of running around but with this game I just seemed to be collecting 'tools' and when eventually I had to use them to keep the game moving, so much other stuff had gone on I couldn't think of which scene I would need to return to and for what reason, so I'd have to recover my tracks repeatedly to check if there was anything new to be done. A word of warning too, be prepared to repeatedly try to place/utilise tools, etc., the game is over the top about precisely where they're placed and there ends up being a lot of frustrating clicking involved. You may even think you're on the wrong track or doing something wrong but you're not (nearly drove me bats). It wasn't insufferably bad though so I couldn't say I don't recommend it - all in all it's an ok game I suppose, but just ok.
October 25, 2012
Contrived Sterile and Boring
Overall, the storyline is derivative of so many of these types of games but really adds nothing new to the mix to make it more fun. Typical puzzles, sterile environment and annoying soundscore and sound effects. The characters it is supposed to invovle garner no emotional connection with the player. At $3.99 for a special deal, it was still too much. Don't waster your time.
October 14, 2012
This game was an absolute blast!!! Great storyline, beautiful graphics, plenty of challenge. Plenty of HOS that were light and bright and easy to see if not easy to solve...some very clever placements that really made you work for it. Lots of mini-games, no 2 alike, some so easy you think it must be a trick and others that really make you think (there's a train track one I did just finally skip). I don't generally like to-ing and fro-ing but this did it in a way I just didn't mind. There were so many different places to go that it didn't feel repetitive. And you would carry just enough in your inventory that you had to stop and think, "hmm where did I see that, oh yeah!" There were some glitchy bits with the music and sound which was too bad because they really did add to the creepy factor of the game. Good ending with a nice wrap up...all in all just a wonderful game.
October 14, 2012
kept me interested to the end....moved into new areas enough so did not get boring....very satisfied....recommend it!
October 12, 2012
Discover the Truth!
You arrive in town, unable to leave, and discover a mystery. A spirit of a young woman begs you for your help in discovering what happened to her...something so evil that it cursed the city.
The voices over is wonderful, as are the graphics. I do have to complain about the puzzles/skip button though. Some of the puzzles were very hard for me to solve and the skip button takes a while before you can use it. I did get confused a few times, but the game, overall, was great.
August 31, 2012
Best one yet
Lots of buildings, rooms and landscapes to explore. Creepy background sounds made for great atmosphere. Unobtrusive music was well done. First class artwork. Detail was exceptional. Interesting hidden objects games that were not all alike and incorporated fun twists. The puzzles were difficult and not for me, but others would love. More please.
June 15, 2012
Good Beginning to a series
City of fog is the first in the dark dimensions line and is a great game! Plenty of HOS but not over done, good range of puzzle difficulties. The graphics are amazing and the VOs are right in sync. I loved the cut scenes as they really added to the story. The hint button does come in handy and the is a map but not interactive so there is a lot of back and forth going on. I look forward to play the next in line, Wax Beauty CE.
May 2, 2012