Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince Collector's Edition
no telling how many times i've played this game. it never gets old. loved Briar Rose as well. challenge level is just right - intriguing but no pulling your hair out. a nice twist on the hidden object genre. can't go wrong getting this one.
June 2, 2012
Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince CE
Black Forest, Germany, a beautiful young woman is being accompanied by a chaperon, the daughter of the Chancellor tells a tale about the The Exiled Prince. Legend says that whenever a fog rolls through the forest, the frog Prince appears, searching for his beloved Princess, however no one who has laid eyes on the Prince ever returns to confirm this twisted Dark Parables fairy tale!
This is just one Dark Parables tale out of an entire series, and happens to be one of my personal favorites. This Collectors Edition has wallpapers, music, concept art, movie galleries, a built in strategy guide and a bonus chapter, The Frozen Lair. It also has one of my favorite features, 20 morphing objects that when found will increase the speed of the hint refill meter.
Dark Parables has a unique style of Hidden Object Games, the objects are actually fragments of an object scattered about and surprisingly well obscured. There are three sections and when all fragments have been found the sections will come together to make a single inventory item such as a gate key or a net. My favorite mini game was one that you had to change the numbers on three dice so that the adjoining pair of dice would add up to the sum shown.
You can only play this game in a hard mode after completing the game in normal mode. You can grab an inventory item and place it on the hint icon to see what location to use that item in and if you click on the hint button in a mini game, a partial solution will be shown. You simply cannot go wrong with any of the Dark Parables games, they are all top notch and extremely entertaining games, enjoy!
June 26, 2014
Loved it! Loved it!
A great game with a great storyline. Enjoyed every minute of playtime. Loved DP Briar Rose and loved how they tied in all of the princesses stories in trying to find the cure. Look forward to playing the next DP game in the storyline.
August 27, 2013
Top of the Line in Gaming!!!
This is one of my top ten favorites! I had never played an adventure HOS that you had to put together items in the search scene - excellent experience.
The 'hours' of game play are awesome and the storyline is extremely beautiful. There is a map to follow over 4 very large areas, but there is a lot of clicking to get from place to place.
Very well done, indeed!
August 7, 2012
Good, interesting game!
I liked the storyline. I played in advance mode.
- The graphics are clear.
- The FROS are not that easy; sometimes the objects are hard to find, but I love FROS!
- The puzzles are from easy to quite challenging, still unique!
- The dialogs are sometimes a bit long. I actually like it when you can click to continue.
- There is a map and you will need it! There are many locations and a lot of walking! You see also the objectives and a hint if you wish one.
- There is no journal but as I said before the task part of the map is all you'll need.
- There are 20 morphing objects to find, but they are hard to see and I gave up after 13.
- The strategy guide is very useful; sometimes it's really difficult to know what to do next...
It took me 3 hours to finish the main part.
The bonus chapter is less challenging and it took me 30 minutes to complete it. There is a notice about the 3rd part of "Dark parables".
All in all, a really good FROG!
July 31, 2012
Another great game.
this is just another great game from Blue Tea Games. I am once again in awe of the detail, the cutscenes. this game is absolutely beautiful, love the story line, really connects me to my inner child, and those stories.
July 7, 2014
I played this one and yes, I have fun and enjoy 'til end!
Thanks blue tea, for making this great game and of course interesting storyline. One of my favorite games I ever played!
Love it and good job!
April 9, 2013
Let's just say it was ok enough to play. Play to find out why...
January 3, 2013
Best Dark Parable game
The Dark Parable series is by far my favorite series and this game is the best one among them. I found the story line to be quite interesting but in my opinion the best part about this are the beautiful "locations" (surroundings) and the attention to detail regarding same.
May 17, 2014
Phenomenal Graphics, Heavy on the Hogs
I loved the game, but it did get a bit tedious at the end. The graphics are stupendous.
It is the typical story. Cursed prince captures innocent civilians. You must break the curse to save them. Yada, yada, yada.
There are lots of areas to explore. Nice map, but it isn?t interactive and, even when you know where you have to go, it is still hard to figure out how to get there.
There is a strategy guide, but I never used it, so I can?t comment on its usefulness. Within the game, on the Map page, there are instructions on what to do next. ?Search somewhere for a hidden passage way.? ?Complete all the HO scenes.? Etc.
You are going to need that help. Also on the Map page, there is a ?hint? for each mission. I used one for fun and it was somewhat helpful. I never tried to use a regular hint during regular game play, apparently, you can?t.
In general, I am not a fan of morphing objects, but this game did it perfectly. The more you find, the faster the hints recharge. I found 16 of 20 without trying too hard.
All of the HO scenes are FROGS. And all of the pieces come together to make three pieces of an elaborate item. The scenes themselves are all frilly and complex. (For example, a big bowl of flowers, cluttered treasure room.) It does make finding the pieces more challenging. Sometimes the pieces are very similar (in color and type) to the background. I did use hints often to find items in the HO scenes.
You will be revisiting each scene repeatedly. This game is loaded with HOS. That my biggest complaint about this game.
There are mini-games. None are particularly challenging or original.
IMHO, the bonus play wasn?t that great. I would not recommend buying the CE.
But, I would recommend this game. Beautiful with lots of FROGS (Fragmented Object Games) and frogs, like the prince.
August 22, 2013