Dark Dimensions: Wax Beauty
A decent game!
I did enjoy this game, but , it was only OK.
Great graphics, easy HOS, puzzles were good and not to challenging( a couple took a little time).
There are alot of cutout scenes but that was ok.
Small world all in all, It does take you a bit back and forth, but just a normal amount(in my opinion).
I did enjoy the game though, but it was just OK
June 4, 2012
Mostly good game, could have used a map for getting around. But that is just me.
Disappointed in the ending. It just fizzled out as if they just got tired and did what was easy.
Really, the ending made all that went before senseless. Like I said a disappointment.
June 1, 2012
Based on the trial
Didn't like the human interaction, Graphics were good, atmosphere poor, HOS looked to be a bit of a jumble but items were in fact easy to find, some of them were interactive. Not the best story line but better than some.The hint button was a waste of time.Too much going back and forth, Far too easy, not tempted to buy the full game.
March 13, 2013
An OK game
There was nothing actually wrong with this game. It just didn't grab my interest and seemed tedious. I found myself waiting for it to be over. It could be just me, I guess.
January 15, 2013
it's not a bad game but not as good as others from this game company. the story is awsome indeed, but i didnt like the real people that play the characters. they are pretty bad actors. the challenge level is medium. i enjoyed it overall, good for relaxing a little bit with a creepy game
June 27, 2012
the mini puzzles had convoluted instructions... sometimes couldn't figure out what they wanted & had to use the skip button, which i don't like to do. the story line left a lot to be desired. kept waiting for the story to unfold and it when it did, it was like a non-event. disappointing game.
May 27, 2012
Still nothing special
I tried the CE when it came out and wasn't impressed. Today the SE is out and I would've bought it, if in between the release of the CE and SE better games wouldn't come out. In my mind the CE for DD:Wax Beauty was substandard and by now not even the SE meets my expectations regarding storyline (sister a ghost and jealous brother standard making wax figures). The HO scenes are ok, so are the puzzles but if you don't buy this game you wouldn't miss it either. Nothing memorable and nothing that shouts: "Must have".
May 25, 2012
Too many video clips
I didn't get very far into the game, primarily because I felt like all I was doing was watching endless clips. Click once, watch an undismissable clip, click once more, then another undismissable clip. If I could skip the clips, I might have given this a longer trial.
February 7, 2013
Didn't catch my interest
I'm not sure why the ratings have been so high, when everyone seems to have had the same issues that I had: lots of running back and forth for no discernable reason, way too easy HO scenes, and a storyline that never caught my interest.
The cutscenes were lovely, with what appeared to be real actors, and the graphics were quite good. But I found myself losing patience with the running back and forth between venues, without a clue as to what I was looking for or why. When I find myself anxious for the preview to end, rather than being shocked that I ran out of time, then I know this is not a game for me.
May 27, 2012
Lost in Clutter
The title sucked me right in because the promise of anything to do with WAX figures sounds mysteriously intruiging. But I was quickly let down. There are many, many locations which is a HUGE plus, all kinds of objects to use & even some characters to interact with, but they are lifeless & boring (of course because they are made of wax), but still it would have been nice to "talk" or interact with them via a flashback for example. The HOG scenes were pretty good as you got to use some items on other items, while some were more straight forward. While the graphics were very well drawn, most of the locations simply had WAAAAAY Too Much Clutter! It was everywhere you looked, so much so, that many times you couldn't tell the difference between locations, objects and background! Unfortunately this lends credibility to reviewers issuing the dreaded "pixel hunt" tagline, many times a death knell for adventure type games. Another problem is most of the time I had absolutely no clue where to go or what to do next. Besides having to look in the journal #which is boring#, the game never gave you a nudge. Some times the object didn't really seem to make sense as for its intended usage. The story may have been good or even great, but the game never engaged me enough to care about it. Admittedly, some of the confusion may be on my part, but all games are supposed to entertain us, not make us think about WHY we can't get into them. This self-explains why I didn't like it; It had me thinking, rather than just playing & enjoying the experience.
July 6, 2012