Web of Deceit: Deadly Sands Collector's Edition
Spiders, spiders, everywhere!
Evidently this game is a continuation of a game I didn't play, but the backstory is supplied so it is not an issue.
You are flying a plane to meet your Uncle Sam in Transvaal, but a sandstorm engulfs your plane and you crash, after seeing an image of a woman in your windshield. So you set off to find your uncle, but only see visions of him and the mysterious woman. The woman turns out to be Morgana, The Black Widow, whose spider bite is killing men all over town. Hopefully, not your uncle! Your plan is to track her to her lair, where perhaps you will find your uncle.
There is the normal bonus game, achievements, strategy guide, three modes of play, an interactive map with flags that can be turned off, and 30 collectible posters. There are lots of video scenes to move the story along. You also have an "analyzer" that tells you what kind of bite is on the dead person, but so far the only bite has been a spider bite. Not a lot of sand, however.
The HOS are all lists, and quite dark and junky. The edges cannot be seen on a large monitor -- you have to stand up, which really annoys me. Brightness should be customizable, perhaps. The transition between scenes is a bit slow. The hint button doesn't give hints, only points to where you should go, but it is not hard to figure out what to do. The hardest part of the game for me, were the puzzles, which are not even really unique. The directions are not very clear, and even when you think you have solved it, you haven't. So unfortunately I used the skip button more than I like to.
I will probably wait for the SE version of this game -- too many other good CEs out right now!
September 21, 2013
Uncle gets as many cameos as possible-the easier way to tell a tale.
I was expecting a game equal to Web of Deceit: The Black Widow, but was disappointed. This game seemed to consist almost entirely of character cameos, uninteresting puzzles and endless HOS appearances. No wonder I just kept hitting the hint button(I probably set a record), or maybe it was just a bad day for me.
October 2, 2013
Morgana is back
Morgana, the spider woman, is back in this sequel. I must say, I didn't care for the first installment to this series, and this one struck me as luke-warm. You have your usually CE things.. strategy guide, achievements, and collect 30 posters. The game mechanics have been described perfectly by other reviewers, so I won't go into that. This game was very very easy. Everything you needed was either right there or very close. The HOS were the opposite of clicky picky. Meaning, the area around what you needed was very wide. It became annoying to me after awhile. The puzzles really lacked any kind of rhyme or reason for me. The story was good. Graphics were good. To me, this was a middle of the road game. Different strokes for different folks. This one I just couldn't get into. I do recommend because it's a nice game, just not for me.
September 22, 2013
For some reason I just was not impressed with this game. Maybe it was the 4 phrases that repeated every time I clicked on something. The game was just blah. Something is missing but I cannot put my finger on it. No wow factor.
September 21, 2013
Too little differences in the CE version.
As a CE version meager. I expected much more. But unfortunately, the extra elements are not really succeeded. For a real CE version at all points is lacking. I do not think I'll buy the game twice.
September 22, 2013
The graphics and sound were excellent but I found myself skipping games which I never usually do. The only way I got through many of the games was with the strategy guides help and others even then I didn't understand what was expected. So the main shortfall for me was very poor game explanations. The mirror game was just too extensive to make it fun.
January 28, 2014
Play The Demo First!!
I did not like this game at all. There are 3 different modes to play and an interactive map that you can disable. Thank goodness I did not because all of the back and forth I would have had to do would have driven me crazy. The hint button is helpful and I had to use it a lot! There are 30 posters to collect in the game also. The graphics and music were just okay. There were way too many HOG's. All of them were cluttered and visually hard to find objects. Of course this game included my pet peeve...real people acting the roles...or should I say OVER acting the roles. It is soooo annoying to have to sit through all that over- gesturing and badly spoken lines! I would rather have poorly animated actors. Most of the mini puzzles had poor instructions so I could not figure out what to do or even how to do it, When the instructions were clear it was impossibly hard, so thank goodness for the skip button. The storyline was crazy. I don't like characters that are evil just to be evil, no clear objective, just be evil. Also had craziness in it like not only is the character just carrying around his own blood sample, he's carrying around someone else's blood sample...really??!! That is just one example of the absurdity. So, no I do not recommend this game. Please play the demo first as I should have done.
October 4, 2013
waaay too many HOGs!
liked the graphics. storyline ok.
good game for those who like HOGs at every turn and not particularly interesting ones at that.
September 27, 2013
This is a FIRST for me
Never before have I played a game that is not only unusually short but also ended while I still had puzzles to solve and inventory to use. Something is really wrong and I cannot recommend this game to people who expect fair play for their dollar.
September 21, 2013
Could have been better
Might have been better had I played the first Web of before but found the story line wanting and the game play off.
September 26, 2013