Danse Macabre: Deadly Deception Collector's Edition
The Belfort Hall Academy of Dance is famous for transforming its students into ballet stars. But when the class star, Marion Ashworth is found dead in the school garden, shocking secrets are brought to light. It turns out the victim wasn't who she claimed to be. And if that's the case... was she, and where is the real Marion Ashworth? Examine the crime scene, interrogate the suspects, and follow the clues to find the truth. Just be careful - some secrets are worth killing for.
March 01, 2015
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Souvenirs
Achievement & Collectibles
Making Of & Photos
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Amongst Eipix’s 11 HOPA franchises in development, Danse Macabre has always stood out as one of the most original and most hooking one. In Deadly Deception, the parents of Marion Ashworth have invited you to investigate the murder of their daughter at the renowned Belfort Academy of Dance. However, the case is more complicated than it seemed when her parents found out that the victim is not their daughter, but an imposter!
We found the plot in Danse Macabre: Deadly Deception to be particularly exciting. Unlike most of the detective-themed HOPAs available, Deadly Deception has you finding not only the identity of the murderer, but the identity of the victim as well. The storyline is also fairly complex, with interesting characters to interrogate and thrilling events to witness – Deadly Deception had us on the edge of our seats.
Like all games from Eipix, Deadly Deception is a visual spectacular. There are lots to see in each beautifully-painted scene – with the perfect colors and shades for such a suspenseful game. On the other hand, the jazzy music is a little too bland and gentle; could have been much more powerful.
Danse Macabre: Deadly Deception is an unarguable well-constructed game, although does not offer much challenge. Luckily, the hidden object scenes and puzzles are so entertaining that they overshadow the tiny flaws in the adventure part of the game. As expected, the hidden object scenes are stunning and creative, they also come in a variety of formats and a Match-3 option so they never get boring. The puzzles are more generic; still, they featured some pleasant twists on the classics, and they are absolutely fun to play. In addition, there is also a nice touch on the usual Journal feature – in Deadly Deception, there is a thorough analysis of each character in the game, help guide you to finding the true villain!
Lengthwise, Danse Macabre: Deadly Deception took us a satisfying 4 hours to complete. Collector’s Edition purchases will also have a chance to explore the story in a new depth in the 1-hour bonus chapter, along with tons of other bonus features.