Grim Facade: The Black Cube Collectors Edition

Amax Interactive presents the latest spine-tingling installment of the popular Grim Facade series! When a protective charms collector finds himself pursued by a strange group of locals, you're called in to investigate. You quickly find that the latest addition to his collection is far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Now the fate of the world hangs in the balance! Can you stop an ancient evil from escaping and beginning a new reign of destruction? Find out in this spell-binding hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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Perhaps it is because some recent games from developers have made it difficult to find one or more hidden items before we can make initial progress in a game. I could not get into this game and I tried Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by Yurnmesis from Lots of Dialogue Poor initial introduction. I just pocketed the coins and rushed over to the shady vendor's cart right beside the kind old man's fish cart to buy an item that he probably stole from the kind old man in the first place! There is also a lot of back and forth. I play at a casual, intermediate level and I thought, at times, the direction of the game gathering inventory was not clear but that may be my level of play inexperience and not the game. Add to that a central character who betrays you no suprise there! However there are three map puzzles that I found completely unfathomable. Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo. Everything about this game is easy. The storyline in The Black Cube is as predictable as can be; another spirit out for revenge, another possessed body, another magical artifact. Similarly with the puzzles, although the Hard and Easy mode selection is a nice addition, their intrinsically simplistic nature makes most of them easy to solve regardless of the difficulty selection. I enjoyed the HOPS that I found to be well designed even though some items might have been difficult to find. Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by TheFizz from Not up to usual Grim Facade standard Like others who have reviewed this game, I have played all the others in the series. However, it seemed the demo was exceptionally short, so I wonder if the game will be short as well. Grim Facade: The Black Cube also disappoints in regards to its gameplay.


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Usually too dark, this one far from it, very clear and in most scenes very bright can find everything, well 2D Mahjong Temple everything game runs smoothly and not slow like some others have been of late. I enjoyed the HOPS that I found to be well designed even though some items might have been difficult to find. Although this game is one that I love I always recommend that you try the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy also. I've talked with others who've had Grim Facade: The Black Cube Collectors Edition issue when they have larger Thhe, yet Ecition refuses to make Facade:: minor adjustment to accommodate our screens. I don't enjoy carnival Editikn circus themes. It seems this was old Worlds Greatest Places Mahjong vs. Everything about this game is easy. Although the story held out some promise, and the graphics were at times excellent, the game failed to evoke any sense of horror or dread that you might expect in a game about the threat of an ancient Grin destroying the world. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo which I believe sets the stage so to speak of what can be expected: 1-Swap fan sections to complete the image. There is also a lot of back and forth. But to be fair, take the trial run to see what you think and make your Charma: The Land of Enchantment judgment. The Hidden Object Scenes are okay, but the objects tend to be a bit on the small side which is the only reason they are even remotely challenging. When carnival was mentioned, that was enough for me.

I often become weary of a game when there are far too many puzzles that make it seem like we are never moving forward. When carnival was mentioned, that was enough for me. The quality of the animations and the special effects is also commendable, and they are often effective in adding some much-needed excitement to the game. One HO scene requires finding items that match circular swatches and I found that some of the colors were nowhere close to the samples being shown, and I have an amazing graphics card! Perhaps it is because some recent games from developers have made it difficult to find one or more hidden items before we can make initial progress in a game. David was elated to finally add The Black Cube to his museum's collection, but his interpretation of the Cube's powers was vastly different than that of Nasacort's. If I try to play in the Windowed mode, the window is about the size of an index card! Similarly with the puzzles, although the Hard and Easy mode selection is a nice addition, their intrinsically simplistic nature makes most of them easy to solve regardless of the difficulty selection. I loved the graphics because AMAX creates such realistic characters in its games. Situations worsened when during the carnival. Although this game is one that I love I always recommend that you try the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy also. Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo. There are fewer HOS than puzzles -- puzzles that are so easy that, while I usually skip them all, in this game I was able to solve them with no effort.

Just when Santas Christmas Solitaire think you are getting somewhere and solving it, things change. Neither were the HOS at all challenging. There is also a lot of back and forth. The storyline in The Black Cube is as predictable as can be; another spirit out for revenge, another possessed body, another magical artifact. The mini-games Cat Wash very exciting, and I felt like I was stealing money to pay a shady vendor for goods that were more than likely stolen.


The storyline is poor and the game doesn't invoke any kind of drama or tension. Not everyone will agree but at least for me it is one of the better games I have played this year. While the absence of gimmicky magical gadgets is a pleasant and refreshing surprise, the game could really work to innovate in some other aspects. The Campari's are now in grave danger from those sworn to protect the Cube, and even graver danger from the Cube itself There are a couple of features that I actually liked, such as the Icons that tell you if there is a Morphing Rose or a Collectible Amulet in the Collector's Edition version for each scene, it even tells you if there isn't one in that particular scene. It seems this was old development vs. I enjoyed the HOPS that I found to be well designed even though some items might have been difficult to find. When carnival was mentioned, that was enough for me. Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo. I have a 27" iMac Pro screen and if I don't adjust my resolution the sides of the game are too stretched and I can't see or access anything on the sides. The Grim Facade series has been all over the place lately. I did, however, manage to dredge through 3 of the four chapters, but I was bored to death. If you want more information before you try the game there are a few reviewers here who write very comprehensive detailed reviews to provide that information for you.

The storyline is poor and the game doesn't invoke any kind of drama or tension. Blinded by a burning desire to possess the elusive Black Cube, David chose to believe that the Cube was nothing more than a benevolent amulet. After all, IMHO, discovery is half the fun of playing a game. I loved the graphics because AMAX creates such realistic characters in its games. I did like the cutting of planks and placing them. Not everyone will agree but at least for me it is one of the better games I have played this year. If you want more information before you try the game there are a few reviewers here who write very comprehensive detailed reviews to provide that information for you. The puzzles were terrific and although they were not difficult they were entertaining and fit well with the gameplay. Situations worsened when during the carnival. The Campari's are now in grave danger from those sworn to protect the Cube, and even graver danger from the Cube itself I enjoyed the HOPS and the puzzles, both well-suited to the storyline and not too numerous to interrupt. Similarly with the puzzles, although the Hard and Easy mode selection is a nice addition, their intrinsically simplistic nature makes most of them easy to solve regardless of the difficulty selection. When carnival was mentioned, that was enough for me.

12 thoughts on “Grim Facade: The Black Cube Collectors Edition

  1. I always have to adjust my screen resolution to play an Amax game, and then re-adjust it when I'm finished which is really annoying. The quality of the animations and the special effects is also commendable, and they are often effective in adding some much-needed excitement to the game. Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by TheFizz from Not up to usual Grim Facade standard Like others who have reviewed this game, I have played all the others in the series. Although the storyline might seem confusing, I found it to be interesting and it kept me playing the game.

  2. I have a 27" iMac Pro screen and if I don't adjust my resolution the sides of the game are too stretched and I can't see or access anything on the sides. The storyline is poor and the game doesn't invoke any kind of drama or tension. Immediately turned me off.. This one is really quite disappointing. I was asked to help sort fish by a kind old man a couple of times and both times I found coins laying around as I did my "good deed.

  3. Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo. The dialogue was realistic and again, the superb graphics all but brought the characters to real life. For example, the hidden object scenes could benefit from a multi-layer designs, because as they are now, they are only relatively difficult due to the small size of the objects.

  4. I enjoyed the HOPS and the puzzles, both well-suited to the storyline and not too numerous to interrupt. I play at a casual, intermediate level and I thought, at times, the direction of the game gathering inventory was not clear but that may be my level of play inexperience and not the game. Happy gaming!

  5. I loved the graphics because AMAX creates such realistic characters in its games. I don't enjoy carnival or circus themes. Campari are collectors of Protective Amulets and Artifacts. Although this game is one that I love I always recommend that you try the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy also. The Hidden Object Scenes are okay, but the objects tend to be a bit on the small side which is the only reason they are even remotely challenging.

  6. I don't enjoy carnival or circus themes. I enjoyed the HOPS that I found to be well designed even though some items might have been difficult to find. Campari are collectors of Protective Amulets and Artifacts. I eventually solved them by random guesswork. Date published:

  7. Although this game is one that I love I always recommend that you try the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy also. Everything about this game is easy. After it actually started it wasn't so bad except that the characters are wooden, they talk too much, and this story just didn't hold my interest, felt old.

  8. The mini-games aren't very exciting, and I felt like I was stealing money to pay a shady vendor for goods that were more than likely stolen. Blinded by a burning desire to possess the elusive Black Cube, David chose to believe that the Cube was nothing more than a benevolent amulet. Date published: Rated 2 out of 5 by TheFizz from Not up to usual Grim Facade standard Like others who have reviewed this game, I have played all the others in the series.

  9. I did enjoy a Matching Protective Charms Pair scene, as you selected a Charm that matched the Silhouetted Shape you could read a short description of the charm's "powers" There are also several Interactive List finds available throughout the game, but no alternative puzzle offered. I can barely see the "options" icons and I can't click nor see objects that are located on the sides in the HOP's. There is also a lot of back and forth. If I try to play in the Windowed mode, the window is about the size of an index card! Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo.

  10. It really is a different game for a change, really curious as to how this one ends. Still, the bonus section offers some nice value; a strategy guide, wallpapers, screensavers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, repayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, and morphings. Although this game is one that I love I always recommend that you try the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy also. I say this because perhaps if I weren't so annoyed with this process, perhaps I'd enjoy their games more?

  11. Just when we thought the series is back on the right Gothic-esque track with Broken Sacrament , The Black Cube is back to being a fantasy mumbo jumbo. In this series:. I did like the cutting of planks and placing them.

  12. Not worth the money I'm afraid Date published: Rated 1 out of 5 by roaming from Easy Puzzles, Boring Game I managed to make it through the demo without dying of boredom, and that's saying something. Immediately turned me off.. I did enjoy a small percentage of the puzzles and Mini-Games offered and I will admit that Amax does a nice job of offering a variety of puzzles and a nice ratio of puzzles to hidden object scenes, but I found most of them to be rather dull and uninteresting. I always have to adjust my screen resolution to play an Amax game, and then re-adjust it when I'm finished which is really annoying.

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