Danse Macabre: The Last Adagio Collector's Edition
Just OK But Definetly NOT 5 Star Worthy
Based on Demo. Here we go again with over the moon ratings for a mediocre, rehashed game at best!!! I just don't understand how this game deserved these ratings.
Same old kidnapped mortal with ghost intervention story. Excuse me while I yawn.
Color/graphics are good but the characters & their mouth movements are quite odd.
Same old itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny junk pile HOG's. Nothing new/exciting with the mini games. I found one collectable quite by accident. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme/reason to them.
Scenes moved very slowly & the map could have been better.
The devs need to take the "Pix" out of their "Ei" to see more clearly & develop new games & just not reconfigure old ones that have already been played to death.
Give the demo a whirl. Who knows it just might float YOUR boat!
February 20, 2014
The Last Danse?
The story, a spurned lover, this time in a phantom of the opera-esque setting, has been done many times before. This effort is not bad, but neither does it particularly stand out.
The drawing style varies somewhat from scene to scene as if different artists created them. Not too fanciful, but then again not pure realism. The character voices are ok, but their accents are not consistent, making the setting unclear. The "bad guy" has a somewhat cartoonishly bad voice. Also, if you've played a recent #great# game about a certain mountain, one of the characters here, Pierre, is a virtual twin of a character in that game.
Hidden object scenes are standard fare, drawn well enough, and fairly easy. Puzzles and mini games even more so #easy, that is#. The first puzzle was so easy I'm not sure it even qualified as a puzzle.
The story is pretty predictable. Now that being said, some fishes LIKE predictable, and they will no doubt give this game four or five stars. Others #ahem# will say this has been done before, nothing new here, move along.
So I'll sit out this death dance, but keep me in mind for the next one.
February 22, 2014
Almost a great game...
Danse Macabre: The Last Adagio jumped out at me when it was released. I read about it and immediately knew it would be one I'd enjoy. My expectations were that it would be a relaxing game with great graphics and great music. A game with a ballet dancer and a classical composer as the main surely would have these things. Well, it does all but for what is, for me, a most critical element; the music.
The graphics are well done and richly detailed. The storyline is well presented, and flows coherently throughout the game.But the music is a HUGE disappointment. I expected this to be game filled with great classical music but it isn't at all. The music used isn't that bad, but all it is is typical and includes, unless my memory's wrong, music used in other of this developer's games which I personally find beyond lazy and, frankly, inexcusable. And they subject us to a dirge of song used for each and every hidden object scene; ugh! this drives me nuts when developers do this! Disappointingly, the makers of this game missed the opportunity to have made this game a rich and fully immersive five star experience.
So, if you're hoping to get some great classical music with this game, you won't. Music has a significant impact on the gaming experience and, unlike some games, this one's not one with sufficient ambient sound, or a specific ambient sound slider such that you can simply turn of the music.
Do I recommend Danse Macabre: The Last Adagio? No and yes. I really don't know which button to choose but, in writing any reviews here, we have to choose, so I guess I'll pick 'No'. Or 'Yes'. Or 'yes', or 'no'.... sigh ;-)
March 2, 2014
Waiting for a great game
for a great game! This was good but not five star great! It's slow, and it's been done before, and although I like this story line, I'm still waiting for that game that's different and fast paced and exciting, and this just isn't it AGAIN! It's got a couple of different options for games, but all in all it's still just the same stuff. It was good but I'm waiting for something different and great and I'm not seeing it with many of the games anymore. Maybe as a freebee. A beginner would like this so that being said I'll recommend it for that reason only.
February 20, 2014
I was very disappointed in this game because it was a CE and i got a very short ho-hum game. I don't usually buy CE, but the theme seemed interesting. I found nothing really exciting in the game, and was shocked at how short it was. When I pay that much for a game, I want it to keep me occupied for a while. This game missed the mark for me by a long shot.
February 26, 2014