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    genkicoll

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    Dark Dimensions 2: Wax Beauty

    Post by genkicoll on Sun May 27, 2012 8:25 pm

    Dark Dimensions: Wax Beauty
    by Daily Magic Productions - April, 2012

    Series links: Dark Dimensions 1: City of Fog, Dark Dimensions 2: Wax Beauty, Dark Dimensions 3: City of Ash, Dark Dimensions 4: Somber Song, Dark Dimensions 5: Homecoming

    Available at:
    Big Fish for PC as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition
    iWin as Collector's Edition / Standard Edition



    You’ve tracked down the latest Dark Dimension to Red Lake Falls, where a haunting beauty queen begs you to save the town – but from whom? Is it her brother, last seen busting through a shop window in a jealous rage? Or his stalker girlfriend? The real villain in this thrilling Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game just might shock you – unless you’re turned into wax first!

    The Collector’s Edition includes:

    • Bonus gameplay
    • Integrated Strategy Guide
    • HD Wallpapers
    • Concept art

    For the Standard Edition:

    • Strategy guide
    • Blog Walkthrough (Big Fish)

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    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Dark Dimensions 2: Wax Beauty

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:35 pm

    It’s A Hard Slog For Amateur Puzzlers
    Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny

    BASED ON COMPLETED GAME

    So many important things to say about this game that I had to take a breather and get them down. This game is a long and arduous journey for me, an intermediate puzzler, HO diva, and intrepid adventurer. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good, probably a great, game, but it is too much for one sitting that’s for sure!

    I was disappointed to find that the “Beauty” of the title didn’t bring with it beauty in the artwork. It is top quality, talented work, but no one has given us gorgeous fantastical concoctions. Instead we are not-so-welcomed into town by living wax grotesqueries and statues we just wished we could be sure WERE wax. In other words,  the atmosphere is one of a seriously creepy game, based around an equally creepy story. I want to take a moment for the story.

    This is by far the best job of characterisation I’ve seen in over 500 games I’ve trialled and played. The emotional conflicts between the girl and her brother, his frustration and confusion, her hurt and sense of betrayal is the best. The relationships between the other lead characters are excellently portrayed too. And their weaknesses, eccentricities and obsessions. I don’t know if this is helped by having live actors (who were a bit over the top I thought), but certainly the dialogue and frequent well-timed very well crafted cutscenes really added to the reality of these people’s dramas. I found myself taking sides in the arguments – and my mum sat in for a while and sided against me!

    Finally, it would not be right to write about a Dark Dimension game without mentioning the high quality, difficulty, and originality of their games. City Of Fog, the first of this series, was notable for them as well. However, as with that predecessor, a number of original games don’t have clear enough instructions, in the game or in the strategy guide. Us amateurs need a little more hand holding. At the very least I hope to see more reset buttons in future games. Oh, and very interactive and entertaining HOS.
    Now I‘ll go finish off the bad guy/gal...

    I recommend this game!

      Zoo Tek Phoenix

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