Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella Collector's Edition
Completed Game Review
Good story and lots of puzzles & things to collect. Do not forget to get those morphing items. The Ho's were the kind where you have find things so it makes something. I think my older granddaughter's will enjoy playing it. I do not give out 5 stars very often. While it was a fun, pleasant and good game there was nothing spectacular about it. I would buy it and may play again someday. Good Luck Fishes.
May 27, 2013
Not too shabby
Love the imagination behind the Parables games. These types of hidden object games that require you to find parts of a whole are my favorite. The mini games are too easy or mundane, but the storyline and graphics are great.
May 30, 2013
Always a pleasure
As i said, always a pleasure to play this series of games, but wont have 5 stars from me cuz its shorter then normal (like other Dark P. games) but 4 everything else, i can say little more than splendid :) high raccomanded
May 29, 2013
On par with all other Dark Parables.
I found this game to be pretty much the same as all the others. I had no problem with the colours or graphics and got the usual amount of enjoyment from this game.
May 25, 2013
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Just loved the game. All the dark Parables are really great
May 24, 2013
Demo ended too quickly...solid 4.5!
Another in the series. A game has to be exceptional in all aspects in order for me to give it a 5...thus, the 4.5. I have the other four and thoroughly enjoyed them all. This one is very much the same in nice graphics (a bit washed out color) and game play. Games are fairly simple. I usually skip the "move from here to there," but I actually got this one right! I do like the FROGs. Some items are difficult to see, because of the color. Things just sort of blend together.
Story is nothing new, just a bit different (who knew there was more than one Cinderella). Hint helpful and fairly fast recovery. Nice SG as well. Music not too bad, but does get a bit annoying after awhile.
I have sworn off CE games until I use up my credits, and even though this is a nice game, I'm not sure it is CE worthy. There is nothing special. Nice voice over.
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT:
Not sure why we get the "extra" items we find, except for the clothing. I have not been able to find all four parts during the demo. END SPOILER ALERT
I did like this game and will purchase, but not sure yet if I'm going to spring for the CE or wait for the SE. I will add one to my collection.
As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews.
May 23, 2013
No Fan of Fragmented HOS
The game was very good, I played the 1 hour demo. The graphics were beautiful and the story was along the same lines as before. I would buy their games, but the fragmented HOS are just to hard on my eyes. I found myself squinting at the monitor to much and then having to use the hint button, which I do not like to do. Although I do not recommend the game for me, I certainly do for others. If Blue Tea took older eyes into consideration, I am sure more would buy their games. Is it necessary to have all the HOS fragmented?
May 24, 2013
Not a Fan of Fragmented Hidden Object Games
I just finished playing the demo of this game. Though I did enjoy the beautiful graphics and storyline, I am not a fan of the fragmented hidden object game type which is why I don't usually purchase Dark Parable games. I have never enjoyed searching for fragmented hidden objects. I was curious, though, and thought I would give this one a try. I won't be purchasing this Dark Parable game either but don't want to discourage others from giving it a try. The graphics are beautiful and the storyline is rather cute.
May 23, 2013
I bought this game because I have all the other games in this series and I loved them.
The story was quite strange, and a little hard to follow, but it was still an entertaining change from the original.
I love beautiful graphics in a game, and Blue Tea never disappoints on this aspect, this game is beautiful to look at. The sound is also very good.
I like the FROG scenes, I like to see what object is formed by the fragments at the end of the scene, but I felt there were far too many FROGs in this game, and I started to get a bit tired of them about halfway through the game. Often the fragments you need to find are obvious in the scene and you don't even need to look at the pictures on the list at the bottom.
I would definitely have liked to have seen more puzzles, there are not very many at all. That was disappointing for me.
Part of the reason for only giving the game 4 stars is because I only played the Exiled Prince a few weeks ago, the Final Cinderella is quite similar - nothing new has been added, so for me it was a bit repetitious - I would have liked to see something different added as well.
Despite my own misgivings, I certainly recommend this game, especially for people who may not have played any or all of the games in this series before, and while some players who have played the other games may love this, I think others may be a little bit disappointed at the sameness in this game.
August 31, 2013
Dark Parables - the most visually stunning series of all!
BASED ON COMPLETED GAME + BONUS CHAPTER
The Dark Parables series (really anything by Blue Tea) has set the bar so high that I can only give a review based on comparison with other games in the series. The incredibly detailed artwork, the musical score, the intricately intertwined storylines that flow from one game to the next all come together to make one seriously fantastic series. IMHO for visual presentation and mood that sucks the player in to their world Blue Tea Games reign supreme. If you've never played Blue Tea Games then just go for it because all of their games are fantastic. If you have, then keep reading ...
The Final Cinderella is another stunning addition to the series. The storyline is, of course, a twisted take on the original but it's not quite as engrossing as some of the others in the series. The presentation of the main characters' motivation for going bad was a little weak. I didn't really "feel it" like I did with Snow Queen, for example. It was all there, but this time they didn't really put in the umph factor that could make you step into the characters' emotions. The puzzles are not difficult at all - I didn't skip a single one. They're actually a little too easy but I had fun playing through with my daughter. The FROGs were great. Not too hard, not too easy, just in the middle and quick to get through.
Is it worth the CE price over the SE? ... Weeeell. That depends on what you get the CE for. If you like to have all that concept art and the music scores, etc. then yes. If you don't really care about all that and just want the additional gameplay or you like to know all the details and additional background story that comes with the bonus game - then no. Get the SE. The bonus chapter is pretty short and it's not that challenging. It doesn't provide much insight into the back story - just a fleshing out of a related storyline that you already have through regular game play... and the ending is pretty flat. Rather a letdown. So just go for the SE if you don't care about the bells and whistles.
Like I said before, I LOVE Blue Tea Games and they're all excellent. So this review of TFC is really in comparison to the other Dark Parables and Enchantia. IMO this is probably the weakest addition in the series - but all that says is that it's the weakest addition to the strongest series on Big Fish. I can't wait for the next one!
August 11, 2013