Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen Collector's Edition
Not as thrilling as I wanted...
I was disappointed with this one. Didn't like the graphics, and not much into the puzzles. Also, the hidden objects are pieces of things used to create other objects, so you don't look for things, you look for parts of things. Not as fun...
January 8, 2012
Too many HOS. I got bored. The only way to get inventory was the HOS and it was not much of a challenge to figure out how to use everything.
December 28, 2011
Change It Up Please....
I have enjoy the Dark Parable games. Though this game fell short of the stander of the other two in the challenge of the puzzles, there was not a lot of variation as to what the puzzle it was either a color pattern game or what object go with that.... though there was one that was different from the other that I did very much enjoy and had the feel of the last two games,form the previous games I enjoy the different challenge the mini games offered. It look as though they are make another one I hope it is an improvement from this one...
January 3, 2012
lets agree to disagree
I see that this game is getting rave reviews....I expected more....better storyline and different mini-games.
December 3, 2011
First, this is my least favorite type of hidden object game, the kind where you have to find pieces of things to create an item.
Second, the map was almost completely useless, as was the hint button. The map was not interactive, and only showed hidden object scenes to play (of which there weren't that many), not all the areas where things needed to be done. The hint button, except in the hidden object scenes, only said that there was nothing to do at this location. As a result, I found myself referring to the built-in strategy guide (one plus for the game, at least) way too many times for me to be able to enjoy the game. It was either refer to the strategy guide or meet myself coming and going, trying to find the next thing to do.
The types of puzzles were repetitious, also a strike against the game.
This game was terrible, compared to the sequel, Curse of Briar Rose CE, which I rated much higher.
May 17, 2014
I can't believe all the positive reviews this game has gotten. I purchased it based solely on others' rankings -- 1st time I've bought a game without downloading the trial first. Big mistake! Yes, the graphics are gorgeous, but this is the first IHOG I've actually abandoned. I was so disappointed by all the cool-looking items on each screen, only to see that the majority of them only allowed magnifying glass interaction that brought up lame comments. And the mini-games were a joke -- by the time I had to complete the 3rd "match this thing to its habitat" puzzle, I was ready to bang my head against a wall. Blech - what a total letdown.
January 4, 2012
Too many repetitive games, too many hidden object scenes and very little adventure. Quite tedious. The only reason I finished it is because I was foolish enough to buy it, at full price, no less. I wish hidden object games would not be categorized as "adventure."
December 13, 2011
I was so excited to play this game, then was so disappointed. The graphics were amazing, but the game was very short and unchallenging. The mini games were ridiculously repetitive and easy. And the same 2 mini games that kept coming up over and over ad nauseum were what was in the bonus/extra's section after the game ended. I was SO bummed about that. What a let down after playing The Frog Prince. Don't bother with this game unless you just want something pretty to look at for a couple of hours. A real let down!
January 10, 2012
Dissopointing game after 2 great ones
Besides the great art-scenes, the game has nothingto offer. HOS was the same through the whole game and same goes for the mini-puzzles. I have played the 2 previouse games with great joy, so I bought this one without trying the 1 hour free time. BIG mistake - I'm dissopointed and will use the free trial in future before buying.
December 10, 2011
Game got to be quite tedious
I have to join in with other 'Disappointed' reviewers. I literally started to groan when another 'hidden object scene' presented itself. They were all so similar. So tedious.
Repeated games also became tedious. I would leave the computer to do some household chore while waiting for the Skip buttom to become available.
I can never leave a game unfinished, so continued to the end. But, boy, was I happy to have this game over and done with. For me, the gorgeous artwork could not make up for the repetition of the gameplay.
December 25, 2011