Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince
It was just ok.
I just couldnt get into this one. I love adv. games but I found myself walking away from this one a lot. It was a bit boring.
October 8, 2012
Not my type of HO Game
I thought I had played this before but committed myself to playging again as a reminder since doing the series. I'm not fond of the hidden objects you have to put together so if you don't mind doing them this game is for you. Be sure to use the map it is really handy and the story was cute. Good Luck!
October 6, 2012
forty five minutes!!
that's all I got for what was supposed to be an hour-long trial!!! so trial users, just be aware of this.
August 16, 2012
Very simple, no galance.
Maybe it is because I just finished Art of Murder, that I just don''t like it. I just didn''t.
I played the demo for almost 1 hour, but I just had no clue why I was doing what..
Maybee it is nice for a boring afternoon, but I like some chalange
May 22, 2012
I am absolutely frustrated with this game! In the beginning it is fun, but as you advance with only the map to tell you where you are, it is very hard to get around, this being the biggest challenge! Not many stimulating puzzles, made up of mainly fragmented HO. I have played too many fun and interesting games to give this one a higher rating. The story is weak and I just find myself wanting to be finished since it is a purchase. If you like lots of fragmented HO objects, this one is for you.
January 6, 2012
Not For Me
I was prepared to like this game, and it started out ok, not too dark, graphics were good, but as I got in it longer (I did the demo) it had things about it that I didn't like. First, no map, and having an interactive map decides whether I buy a game or not, unless the traveling back and forth is just in a small area. In this game I found myself wandering around a lot, in the darker scenes, not knowing where to go or what to do. The hints weren't good, and what I didn't really like was the fact that when you used a hint for instructions of where to go next the hint emptied out and you had to wait until it loaded again. A lot of games don't empty the hint when you're just wanting to know where to go next. And worse yet, if you skipped a mini game you were penalized by the hint not reloading for five minutes, or more! At one point it was fifteen minutes! That did it for me. I won't be buying this game. I want a game that I can enjoy, not one that's frustrating.
January 11, 2013
This is a long and complicated game that has one running back and forth way too much. Most all the objects needed in the game are assembled from little-bitty pieces found in HOS. I found them hard to find - the picture doesn't always match the object. There is a map with some hints, but it is somewhat confusing at times, well, most of the time. Some objects are easy to miss - an oar in a princesses bedroom! There are morphing objects that aren't obvious, but they subtract time from the hint button charging time - dumb. Really dumb is if you skip a puzzle, you get penalized 5 minutes on the hint button. I had the use the walk-through to get through this one. It is a well-crafted game, but very frustrating in my opinion.
May 23, 2012
Not A Fan
While HOGs are not my favorites, there are some I try and buy - but it won't be this one! I quit half way through the demo, as I found it tedious and irritating. If you're a HOG fan, this might be for you but, if you're like me and find so many of them to be less than fun, you may want to skip this one. I prefer those that have a little less chatter and far less back-and-forth.
May 27, 2012
where's the crown?
Would have liked the game except the crown is not to be found and the walk through only says how to use it and not a hint as to where it is. Frustrating. I'm on my fourth try and it still is nowhere to be found...again. I wish the walk through would stop telling me to use something that isn't ever there. The puzzles are too simple too. It talks too much and the clues in maps are giving away too much (except for that dang crown). Maybe if I uninstall and reinstall it will show up?
June 16, 2012
Although this game was nice and long, the puzzles were ridiculous and the hot spots for the objects were frustrating. I couldn't get the armory key to work and just gave up on the game. Hitting an object on the spot several times is not my idea of a fun game.
December 9, 2012