Web of Deceit: Black Widow Collector's Edition
Web of deceit: An SE game with a CE name!
I found myself rather disappointed in this game. Overall it's pretty good but I was disappointed to find that I paid for a CE and really got an SE with a bonus chapter that could have been left out since it was pretty much covered in the main game play. The graphics were grainy and the VOs poorly done. The puzzles posed hardly any challenge and the cut scenes left much to be desired. There is a journal and a map that allows you to pop to the different locations(which does cut down on going back n forth a lot), they used real people in the cutscenes(not a bonus in this case), 3 modes of play and a hint button that works outside the HOS. The HOS are interactive and mostly junk piles. I'll chalk this one up to lesson learned, play demo before buying. I would have been happier with the SE edition since the CE wasn't worth the price. There are no extra items to collect or activities to accomplish, the ending still leaves room for a sequel and the bonus chapter is a prequel than a wrap up. I'm not going to recommend the CE simply because you can get the same in the SE unless you just have to spend the extra money to see the extra prequel chapter.
November 15, 2012
Nothing special for me.....
Played demo, 60 minutes. Three modes, goes up to expert with no hints. Music was decent, not annoying, and forgot there was any music after playing for a while.
Game had good graphics, interactive HOS, and the minigames were easy.
I don't really have anything bad to say, but it just did not keep my interest. I am a huge HOAG player, with mostly games like Dark Tales, Grim Yales, and Haunted Halls. So, after playing the demo you might see why I was not sold on this one when comparing the the above games.
I recommend for people, but not for me.
October 14, 2012
I can do something in here ?!
This is a good week-end game, especially if you are not afraid of spiders. I found it to be some what short and sometimes annoying. First of all conversations are very slow. It feels like you talk to the zombies. Digitized people are out of context and are not natural. Puzzles freaked me out the most. They are super easy but it just takes a lot of time to rotate things back and forth. The black bar tips are horrid - "I can do something in here". You do not get anything else. If you were to disable the black bar tips you should have not shown them at all (I played in the hardest mode). I have completed the game under 4 hours and WILL NOT play the bonus chapter.
C++ or B--- is a fair rating.
October 28, 2012
GREAT GAME WORTH YOUR TIME>ADVENTURE STORY WITH SPIDERS
LOTS OF SPIDERS...YIKS..GREAT GRAPHICS,
COLOR GOOD, STORY OK BLACKWIDOW WOMAN!!! WATCH OUT FOR HER,, GONNA PINCH YA...OUCH!!,
HINTS TERRIFIC,SOME EASY HOS (many)BUT INTERACTION STYLE MORE INTERESTING,
THINGS RUN AND WIGGLE, SQUEEMISH FEELINGS,
A KIND OF SHORT,
PLAY AND STORY WENT WELL. (RAILROADS, BLOWTORCHES, LOTS OF COBWEBS, PUT IT TOG STUFF,,,,,,,,,,,,
STARTING OFF A LITTLE SLOW BUT PATIENCE JUST KEEP PLAYING AND IT BUILDS AND GETS BETTER.
CASUAL WAS MY PLAY PREFERENCE. "HARDER" PLAY WOULD HAVE ADDED A LOT MORE CHALLENGE .
PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. I REALLY LIKED IT.
I HAD JUST FINISHED A SCI FI GAME, LOTS OF SPACE EQUIP , BUILD-A-PIECE-OF-MACHINERY GAME, SO THIS WAS WELL RECIEVED BY ME AND I ENJOYED THE CHANGE OF THE GAME STYLE..NO NEED FOR TIPS, IT SPOILS THE PLAY. CLICK "HINT". GOOD FOR HALLOWEEN WITH ALL THE SPIDERS. BIG&small.*
October 27, 2012
Average, But Not The Worst
Demo on casual level:
The best part of the game by far were the Hidden Object Scenes. I treasured their rarity, and they were a great challenge. Included "interactive" objects
Graphically, this game needs to be praised. The people and other surrounding graphics are amazing. Very clear and realistic.
Hint and skip recharge fast.
Hint is useful outside HOS.
The storyline is a little odd. At times I found it hard to folllow and a little boring.
The strategy guide was not much use to me.
The voice-overs are pathetic. The acting is so severly overdone. There are un-nesecary pauses in the story.
I had to skip every single puzzle in the game. They were way too hard and just a waste.
For the most part of the game I found it really hard to figure out what to do. I was relying heavily on the hint.
A kind of average game, most certainly different. I don't know what the rest of you will make of it. Download the free trial is my recommendation
October 19, 2012
I liked the look of this one. Spiders add an eek touch. Not the same old same old. BUT..... the thing that put me off was the continuous "I can use something here". Why doesn't it say I need to open this, take this, find more pieces etc. I spent the 30 mins I played it for trying to make out what was missing etc. Irritating! Will recommend because probably good if you don't mind working out what you could do "here"..........
October 16, 2012
Good game but terrible actors
If you can get past the terrible acting, it's not a bad game to play. Overall, pretty easy, and it doesn't leave you chasing items all over the place like some other HOG games will leave you to do. I only did as far as the demo, but I do think this will be one that I'll purchase.
October 14, 2012
I liked it, but!
Played the demo for 30 mns and it was enough for me, i couldn't bare about more.
There's no story line in the beginning that coud have made me mad and say
"yes, i'm here for someone or to find something that could help me save someone!"
No, I only jump back down of this train and suddenly i go right to a web-covered city!
Why, when, who, how?
No thinking involved.
first, music is boring.
two, when you go somewhere that can help you , you got only the message "I could use something here".
So, I tried to use cobwebs, file, gloves and all I had in my inventory, because the message never helped me in any way.
in some games, you understand what to use at the moment.
three, actors are long to tell you their lives, and what they want you to do, so you click to have the next of their sentences...
you didn't want to skip the rest of the dialogue, sorry, you did it.
so, the actor stays by whith a moody face and you don't understand why, may be you miss something important!
forth, your (mouse)hand is not enough different when you can do nothing and you have to do something, just more clear or more dark, I wasn't sure about it!
I am not frightened about spiders, I learned yearler that they are usefull in our houses because they capture all bad insects and never sting us because they are scared about us!
it's just what I learned....
in someway, I recommend this game and don't be afraid from spiders (I mean our homespiders)
October 17, 2012
I enjoyed the demo and liked it had a twist on the mini games and I enjoyed the lack of hand holding as any game has never taken me but 3 hours unless people state it is a long game then I might be able to stretch it out. Demo's typically take me thirty minutes but this time it took me actually 58 minutes.
As for the spiders, a lot of people are whining cause they hate spiders & I am phobic of anything with eight legs which then I start to sweat and my heart starts to pound out of my chest, which my kids love to tease me about. But really you know they are fake and I can handle fake as I know they cannot get me.
I say "Yes this game is worth buying & if you want to save money then want for the SE.
October 21, 2012
Don't waste your time
I endured 32 minutes of this before I pulled the plug and uninstalled this game. The storyline premise is hackneyed and unbelievable (no suspension of disbelief here), and the live actors - well, let's say they need a few more acting lessons. That's what made my rating of the visual/sound quality so low, since the graphics were otherwise OK.
November 17, 2012