Dark Dimensions: Somber Song Collector's Edition
Bonus Play had issues
This game was much better than the Fog one. It was better in that it did not have the lag time other games have had on the cursor. Also, not so much cutesy with the hint button.
However, there were issues with the game. Some of the mini-games were just a pain. I found myself just skipping three mini-games in a row because they were a pain and not fun. I also have a pet peeve on the hidden object scenes. I don't mind the occasional get object use object to get the next object. However, when every object has to be used in a certain way to get the next thing to then finally get the thing you need - it gets to be a pain. It is frustrating when the usage is not intuitive. And I felt the developers should have interspersed these type with the more standard hidden object scenes where you just find everything on the list and don't have to "uncover" where each item is by using another item. I like traditional Hidden object searches. But that is not what this game had - it had the figure-it-out-and-use-it-to-find-an-item-on-the-list searches. So almost NOTHING on the list was visible in the scene. My opinion - I did not like it.
The bonus content play was horrid. It started out okay, but once you get into the "castle", there is a book you never get to open and some kind of light gizmo you never get to build. The bonus play was choppy, and suddenly ended while I still had items in my tool inventory. I was unhappy with the bonus play for this reason.
Overall, not a bad game. It did not anger me the way the Fog game did. However, though this game was much improved over Fog and Wax, it still has room for improvement. I would suggest the developers get better beta testers before releasing their next game.
August 24, 2014
Good but not exceptional
The fourth game in the Dark Dimensions series by Daily Magic Productions
Their first game (City of Fog) is great, the 2nd one is a flop, the third one is terrible, and I was reluctant to play their fourth one, but I decided to give it a try. It sounds promising, however we are suddenly thrown into the scene, why are we there? There's no background story and we are suddenly there in the inn.
The instructions are a bit corny, like: hey, there's someone on the door, I have to find the key to know who it is, or something like that.. and to grab wires directly barehanded from exploded TV? I don't think so.
There are 3 levels of difficulties. The VO is actually pretty good, I think children voicing children character so it fits. The puzzles are mostly easy, and they are not new. HO are all combining objects, which is pretty hard for me. Map is useful and I use it all the time to move places.
The game unfortunately progresses slowly, maybe because I lose interest along the way. The wintery scene is great as it is summer now, but I don't know why I feel less excited as more and more tasks along the way.
The bonus content are the usual stuff, I like Developer's Diary, rather than Making Of, it's good to see some people behind the scene. I am sure they're putting lots of efforts in making this game, unfortunately it's not for me.. I have to pass..
June 23, 2014
Same Old Same Old--5 Star Reviews
I am more disappointed in the usual BFG reviewers who constantly love every game and hand out five stars. Now, I skip over their reviews where I once read and respected them. Waste of my time and money!
The Dark Dimensions game series is typically awesome, however, this game is boring for sure. The artwork and graphics are fantastic but I am weary of paying for interactive cartoons with little else to satisfy the gamer in me. Will be selecting my games more carefully through BFG as a result and certainly skipping over the "routine" rave reviewers.
Enjoy! -Mama Mia-
March 17, 2014
I don't get it
i'm just finished the game and i have only one question- about what this game was? I found evidense, try to figure out what happened that night when fire started. For what they include the storyline with fire in 1890? And about strange man at the cellar?in order to perform some kind of voodoo rite (which can be made properly only if you strongly rely on hints). A boy who magically came to life? We don't need such kinds of happy end.
March 17, 2014
Childish HOG with overdone graphics
I have to disagree with one reviewer who said this game resembles earlier MCF series. No it was not. MCF offered far more superior quality in terms of story telling and puzzles in their games.
While this Dark Dimensions Somber Song only gave me first class graphics & artwork,complete with animations but childish storyline. Not to mention there's tons of objects you have to gather before you can move on, and the puzzles within HOS are nothing but frustration.
Final words,if you are easily impressed with great graphics,artwork and useless collectible like other reviewers who often rated 5 stars for each every HOG on this site, well buy this. If you are like me who still in search for quality games like MCF series and other HOG by Team A,please move on don't waste your time on this.
March 14, 2014
was a let down, this game was rushed out of production.
I love dark dimension games and I was excited to see this one out , got it the same day. but the story seems like it would have been a good one but there is no way to tell whats going on and why things are happening, there is no diary to follow along so it is extremely choppy and then abrubtly ends and you go on to the bonus chapter and you still cant figure out what is happening. I hope that this is not what all the upcoming games are going to be like because I rather enjoy having the story along with the game to bring it all together, otherwise its just a random seek and find game.
March 22, 2014
5 Stars Again??? I Don't Think So!!!
The constant 5 star ratings for mediocre, trite, same old, same old games with awful graphics/colors, cartoon characters & so so music/sound effects is becoming most annoying & frustrating.
There is nothing eerie/spooky/exceptional or haunting about this game. I found myself bored & yawning after only a short time of playing this game.
There was the usual jump map & the HOG's were interactive. The couple of mini-games I played were not that challenging. Didn't get too the Match 3 option which was fine with me as I think it is a silly game with no rhyme or reason. It seems like a game for 4 yr olds & not players who want a real challenge.
Cannot fathom why anyone would even remotely consider this a 5 star game.
March 13, 2014
Like the some of the other reviews......
I agree with the other reviews that I do not get the 5 star rating either. This game is way too easy. The first one of the series is more challenging and more interesting. I am tired of games being dumbed down. Even on advance everything is handed to you. I miss playing games where you actually have to think and remember where a inventory item goes or when you find a code it is not just handed to you. So, I have been playing games that I have purchased in the past where I can feel challenged again. Please stop making the games way too easy!
March 15, 2014
snooze fest !
Are you kidding ? Could not get into it at all....Bored...
Not spooky, not creepy, could care less....
I am tossing it !
March 15, 2014
boring keep it
Don't know what others saw in this game, but nothing special to me just like all hidden games a lot of moving around, and not much to go on. I like hidden games but they have to be a little fun and this one isn't fun sorry you can keep it. hard to see some of the stuff that you are looking for
March 14, 2014