Dark Dimensions: Wax Beauty
If "Save us from the wax" doesn't make you giggle, then this is for you
Good beginning, spooky, creepy, mysterious, but, honestly, "Save us from the wax?" really destroyed it. I just couldn't take it seriously.
And, as with "City of Fog," the constant back-and-forth became tedious in the extreme. I lost count at one point as to how many times I went between the same two locations, picking up one item in one location to use to find one item in the other location to use in the first location to get an item to use in the second.
HOS are nearly all interactive, which I enjoy, and when you return to one (which you do numerous times!) most of the objects you found the first time are gone, so it's less cluttered. However, not only do you have to hit it just right to get it to work, there are -- as usual -- vocabulary issues, which becomes frustrating.
The storyline is convoluted. It is different from the same old "unrequited love," but there are just so many characters and subplots that I lost track. It also makes it difficult to figure out what to do next -- I would remember that I'd seen something or read something, but could not remember what or where.
The developers appear to be more interested in creating a twists and turns than in developing a coherent and consistent plot. In one scene, I was told that I could not use an oven mitt (which I had) to pick up a hot coal, because it would set the place on fire. I had to go find tongs (which they called "forceps"). Then I later used the oven mitt on a red-hot metal handle. Huh? What about the danger of fire?
I also dislike the way that tools are discarded on use, and you have to later find another tool or a second one of the same type.
I was playing it through the streaming service, and I hit a point where it failed to save when I exited. After starting over at the exact same point twice, I quit. I don't know whether to blame the game or the server, but it just wasn't worth the effort to find the time to finish it. I saw how much was still left, in the walkthough, and it just made me tired.
May 27, 2013
I never did like wax museums!
Ugh!!! I hate games like this! I bought before I tried it ... big mistake (always use the free trial...one persons "GREAT", could be another persons "Failure").
I did enjoy City of Fog, so I thought this would be a win. The basic premise of the story has great potential, but the storyline throughout was sub-par, and the ending was awful!!! I am just glad I'm done so I can pack it away and NEVER visit there again! By the way, don't forget to wear a good pair of sneakers!
March 28, 2013
PUT ME TO SLEEP
No map, so lots of back and forthing. Drab story line and visuals. Not worth my time to comment further.
June 8, 2013
A Train Wreck!
I don't like HOGS, but I HAVE PLAYED some pretty good ones, and this game is not one of them. It is a TRAIN WRECK of never-ending and very tiring HOGS, one after another after another after another, never seeming to end!
The graphics were good and the voices were clear, but the acting, using only the voices, was EXTREMELY SLOW and very, very, amateurish! This was one of the worst HOGS I have ever played.
There was hardly a plot, and the ending "just happened out of nowhere," adding to the inanity of this surpassingly stupid game.
There was constant back-tracking throughout the game, making it tedious to the extreme. One would have to wonder what the developers of this "game" had in mind, if anything!
I'll take the LARGE FILE games that feature PLOT, which was so obviously missing from this game.
THIS "Dark Dimensions" game HAD NO DIMENSIONS!
November 26, 2012
very frustrating waste of money
at first this was great, helpful hints good game play, but now due to a bug or something I cant finish. Although I have found 6 of the blue tiles my list only shows 5 and I have noticed even the walk through appears to have problems as there appears to be no 5th tile as it goes straight from tile number 4 to six. should have spent my money on a game that works!!!
March 31, 2013
Too much clutter & backwards and forwards all the time yuk
not much clarity given for the most part, (half) the time i needed to use the hint button to know where i should go next, and thats not ideal.
I hated the inanimate wax figures, bored too death
i wish i had not wasted my money on it!
January 7, 2013
This game is not good
There was a loop house of agensy. That word game. It was big loop.
Game is not good big fish game!
September 9, 2012
Another Dark Game
T really tried hard to like this but I am very tired of all the dark background games and dark story lines.
May 25, 2012