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You've been studying the supernatural phenomenon known as dark dimensions since you were very young, hoping that they will eventually lead you to your missing family, but nothing has prepared you for the danger that awaits you in Phoenix Hill, California. Once a prosperous mining town in the 1950s, a volcanic eruption changed everything. Now its citizens are trapped as spirits of ash, unable to move on. Can you uncover the tragedy that caused this dark dimension to appear? While most of the inhabitants are friendly, one fiery ghost will do anything to stop you. Volcanic tremors are rumbling beneath your feet. Will the volcano erupt again? Watch your step in Dark Dimensions: City of Ash, a sizzling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game.

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Dark Dimensions: City of Ash is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable game As with all the Dark Dimension games, this game did not disappoint. The Graphics, music and Storyline were very good, there were quite a lot of Ho's but they were not the boring kind. The Mini-games were not hard but entertaining enough. There is a Map which is s very useful. All in all I enjoyed playing this game which gave me a good few hours entertainment. I look forward to playing the next one from this series.
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from liked this one played casual. diary, you are at a city that has been taken over by an evil one and the mayor will not not let the mine workers quit or the evil one will kill everyone and they die anyway due to the volcano erupting and the earthquake comes. your job is to solve this and try to restore the city. hint/skip charge fairly fast. great graphics, HO scenes are pretty easy to see the items. interactive ho scenes. sequel....i can see one.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from City of ash Beautiful game and original storyline
Date published: 2013-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game I loved this game. Couldn't wait to see where I was going next. Got stuck a few times because I was up too late playing. The scenery was right on track with the story and changed with the mood. The puzzles were interesting and a nice change from the math puzzles usually found. I think any one would like it.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Why does the Mayor's daughter oppose the mine and what really caused the dark dimension that destroyed the town? Dark Dimensions are places suffering from such great emotional torment and anguish that they have psychically altered the landscape. They are caused by dark matter that cannot be seen by the human eye and are difficult to detect. When absorbed into the eye of the dark Dimension, places are displaced from time and space. As a lone survivor of a car crash that killed your entire family, you developed an attunement with the spirit world so you are sensitive to Dark dimensions and you have dedicated your life to finding and eliminating them. Phoenix Hill, California, 1956 - Audrey Owen was the leader of a protest movement that demanded the closure of the Phoenix Hills Gold Mine that her father, the Mayor, insisted remain open even though there was a danger of a volcano erupting. During a protest rally, it did erupt causing the destruction of the town and killing all the residents including Audrey. Present Day - After your two previous successes, you have detected a dark dimension in California where a volcano has erupted and destroyed the town of Phoenix Hill and, as you near the town, an ash figure appears in front of your car causing you to crash. Regaining consciousness, the ghost of a young woman tells you that something evil destroyed their town and that you need to stop it before it spreads and then vanishes. You see a newspaper article about Mt. Phoenix erupting because of the mining of the mountain. To reach the main part of town, you need to ride a cable car there and, at the cable station, another ghost appears and tells you that the Mayor got greedy and refused to close the mine. Arriving at the town station, the ghost of the young woman, Audrey, appears again and tells you she can show you where the evil is but a menacing ash figure of a man appears and frightens her away and then blocks your way with fire. You need to follow Audrey's ghost and find out what caused her father to refuse to close the mine, determine who the menacing ash man is and why he is the focus of the dark dimension, stop him and free the town and inhabitants from the dark dimension. Graphics were well done and the norm for games released in 2013 with attention holding details and animations. Voice acting was sparse but good and music was ok. Most of the story is told through notes and pictures you find along the way with flashbacks. There is a journal for story and clues. With a fair amount of backtracking, the jump map is handy and shows action areas. Locations are covered with an ash cloud until you visit them. Inventory puzzles and minigames were fairly easy and nothing out of the ordinary but did fit into the story nicely. Hidden object scenes were played twice but were of two different types. The first time was a very interactive list while the second time was a silhouette type but with white silhouettes which was somewhat challenging as you have trained your eye to spot objects based on black silhouettes in other games. A fairly well written and presented game that will provide a few hours of diversion for most.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good game with great graphics This is the 3rd game of the Dark Dimension series and even though I always play as a casual player ( a player who needs heaps of hints and a lot of time to think about puzzles) I have noticed that each game in this series is getting easier and the stories are very similar. The main item to admire in all three games so far are the graphics, which seem so real to life. I have not been disappointed with this game and cannot wait to start the 4th story of this series.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from City of ASH I liked the game. The number one thing that stood out above all that I loved the best was....THE MUSIC. If you can get the music in the collectors edition downloaded and saved it would be soooooo worth it. It was gorgeous. The scenery was pretty, the Hidden object scenes were really good and had puzzles within them. I also enjoyed the mini games, some were hard some were easy. The game lasted about 3 hours or less. It was shortish for a game such as this. Usually its around 5 or 6 hours. I was surprised it ended when it did. This is deff worth buying though!
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from would have been 5 stars but for the perceived length of the game! Having played others in the series I thought I would try this one. The game is good and given it is a SE there is voice-over. The story is strong and engaging and the main character is endearing enough to be engaging and the overall storyline is pitched so that it is believable, given that it is a game, and game pace is set just right. The game has a good mix of puzzles and HO, with the HO scenes having ‘combination objects’ meaning you have to combine two items together in order to garner a third. This makes the HO scenes a change from the normal just finding the objects scenes which other HO games have, though saying that more and more games are having additions in order to keep this genre ‘fresh’. The game has good graphics and sound and you can alter the settings so that if you don’t have a widescreen monitor then the game can accommodate for that, this is good as it means that for those with a non-widescreen monitor the game won’t look ‘squashed up’, meaning that the game settings adjust to the space available. Most games will do adjust by rote, but it is nice to have the option, also you can have the game ‘windowed’ if you like thus if you want to do other things whilst playing, though I can’t see why you would’ then again you are given this opportunity. There is the usual choice of game level although here there is only three choices ‘easy’ ‘medium’ ‘hard’ unlike other games that offer more choice. I personally didn’t mind this and chose the medium setting. This brings me to my final point. Normally in a free hour trial session I don’t complete the demo allowed by the programmer, with this game I did and I would not say I was a particularly advanced player, yes I like this genre of games but I wouldn’t say I was a particular expert or fast player, I did though finish this demo with around 15 minutes left, this has therefore left me with a bit of a dilemma, much as I liked the game and I really did, as it was on an equal or if not better foot then others in the genre, whether it is worth spending a credit, as if I can finish the demo in the space of 45 minutes then how much is there left until the end of the game. I finished two chapters in 45 minutes which is roughly 20 minutes per chapter, if the final 4 chapters only take roughly 20 minutes each then this is only another 1 hour and 20, say 1 hour 30 if the chapters are slightly longer left to play the game, now this to me does not really represent value for money. The other games for me were either slightly longer or I have improved over the time, either way the only way I would recommend this game is if you had a free ‘punch’ to use or it was part of a BOGOHP (Buy one get one half price) or other such offer. For my part I am going to purchase but will wait until a Monday so that I can get an extra ‘punch’.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Game. I enjoyed playing this game. It was easy and interesting.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark Dimensions is finding its stride again This review is based on a completed playthrough of the game. MUCH better than Wax Beauty: none of the typos, numbers that didn't add up, any of that. It's the same premise as the other games, which isn't a bad thing - it's what defines a Dark Dimensions game (Dark Dimension rolls in, we go in to find out what Bad Things(tm) happened to cause it, then we make it go away). The game ends conclusively - no loose ends. So you're not cheated out of an ending for buying the SE. Devs take note: I tend NOT to buy CE's or SE's of games that follow the 'unfinished ending' pattern as I don't want to support it. An SE should be a game that stands well on its own, and this one does. Now on to the review: THE GOOD: It's a fairly easy game (this could just as easily go under THE BAD - personal preference), but that's where Dark Dimensions has decided to place itself in the market. Players looking for a game with a decent story, nice visuals and some puzzles mixed with HOS but nothing really brain hurting hard. There is one puzzle that rises above the challenge level of the rest of the game - it can be skipped (I accidentally did half way through :( ). Other than that one, which is a very good one, they're puzzles we've seen before, easy to light medium difficulty. The HOS were clear, well lit, and didn't look like random junkpiles: no banana peels and old telephones in an armor display case. Some were visited twice: the first time as a 'normal' list HOS with some interaction, the second time as a 'silhouette' type (objects you found the first time are gone). No sparklies for them in advanced mode, so you have to remember where they are and check back over them to get the second screen at times. Voice overs were used sparingly, but to good effect. Most of the voice actors, especially the 'main' one, did their job well. Your journal is there to record the story, not take notes for the game's locks and keys (just like the other two). I didn't take any 'extra' notes, and I didn't need to. It might have made my life easier on one or two occasions but I got through them. Hint button is your standard arrow guiding you to right location then circle what you have to interact with. I used it a couple of times to point me in the right direction. THE BAD: In the beginning, objects are used almost as soon as you find them (sometimes in the same screen). I was afraid that would be the trend for the game, but as the game spread out, so did your inventory. At one point I was carrying about a full bar and a half of items. (so Bad that turned out OK) Black Bar hints that know way more than they should. I hate that. The game was short - I'm a slow player. I love to take my time, enjoy the scenery, etc. I played the game over two sessions on different days, so I had to 'get back into' the game for the second session. I took the time to find every object in the HOS without hints, and solve every puzzle (except the one I already mentioned) and I was done in four hours. That may sound like a good length for a SE, but that means for a more 'normal' player, you're probably looking at three hours, maybe less. THE UGLY: The ending voice over was just horrid - like something out of one of those old dubbed kung-fu theatre movies. The Map: I know some players say they don't like 'scrolling' maps, but if this is the alternative, give me the scroll. To fit the map all on one 'page' they made the locations tiny, to the point that on my 25" monitor I was having a hard time reading the item locations. It did give 'snapshots' for tooltips and was 'jump' interactive. BOTTOM LINE: They've really stepped up their game after Wax Beauty (they needed to) and have pulled off a solid, if short, title here. It's nice, relaxing fun with a dark storyline. Not the most challenging game out there, but a very engaging one that 'pulls you in'. I can guess at what the CE bonus might be, but I'm fine without it. Solid story, good graphics/visuals and sound, nice game to kill a few hours with some relaxing fun. A solid four stars.
Date published: 2014-01-28
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A dark dimension has fallen over Phoenix Hill, turning its residents into volcanic ash. Help them rise from the ashes.

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