Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella Collector's Edition
Superb on some levels
This review is based on the one hour demo. I was a bit hesitant to try this game, as I think that "fairytale games are childish, and seem to me to be based on a last ditch resort kinda mentality,because the developers ran out of ideas. The artwork is absolutely superb! Maybe a little too much so because it distracted me to a fault. I don't mind the fragmented hos, or at least not a few but I don't care to do them throughout the whole game. Not sure if there are any regular hos, but I didn't encounter any during the hour play.The hint system was good, and filled up fast. On a side note, I really hate when all you get from the hint button is,"there is nothing to do here. Geesh, why bother even having one!The game itself seemed challenging enough and I play on casual mode. You can change your level of difficulty at any time during the game. I recommend the game even though I only gave it three stars because I consider my dislike of fairytales a personal preference.
May 25, 2013
fun hidden object game
I was trying to order this.....had all info in but nothing happened
May 28, 2013
slow hidden object game.
There are way too many hos. The story although interesting, I never play these games for the story line, it moved OK but those dreaded hos and fragmented ones to boot stop the flow of the game. i wish you could skip them altogether. The mini puzzles were OK and the hint button recharged quickly.
May 24, 2013
Not as good as the others
Having played ROP this game pales in comparison. The art work looked blurry and story was ...ok, BlueTea do a great job of story and puzzles but now at all as strong as Red Riding hood or Frog Prince. No Buy maybe SE
May 23, 2013
Dont get me wrong, this game was great but to me not as good as the others. I have and still play all the other ones but to me, it seems to have less challenging puzzles. I looked forward to its release and felt it lacked it in that department.. My favorite in the series is Rise of the Snow Queen. Much more puzzles. I guess I was expecting it to be more. It took me less than a day to complete it, I said, "that was it?" The anticipation and waiting for it sizzled once I completed it. Id recommend it with reservations.
October 8, 2013
Hidden Shapes and Pieces. Not a Hidden Object Games
Nice game but my personal preference is to look for actual objects. I like to see how they are camouflaged and do not enjoy looking for pieces or shapes. Looking for pieces became tedious and I quit playing the game. Would like to know ahead if games are actual hidden object or hidden shapes/pieces. Still recommend game and there are those who may prefer this type of hunt!
July 1, 2013
I do not recommend buying CE version
There were many things I liked about this game, including the gorgeous objects and decorations, and HO scenes with pretty stuff instead of junk and gore. But I wish I had just bought the SE. The final chapter was an entirely separate story, not an ending to the main game, and it was kind of lame. I don't care anything about screensavers, concept art, music or even the extra minigames, but many SE games seem to lack a satisfying ending, so I buy the CE to get a "complete" game. This game did not need the Bonus Play at all.
June 26, 2013
the game is rated just because of it name
Review based on the first hour.
- Graphics are not prefect, sometimes noisy and fuzzy.
- Inventory items sometimes cannot be recognized. Also, I had too many items in the inventory most of the time, most of them very similar. Hate it.
- Junkpile HOs
- Very "box thinking", standard quests. For the most part, it is based on locating various pendants or other jewelry, and placing them in the correct places - no thinking, no logic.
- There is no diary in game, or I just can't find it.
- Puzzles are long familiar and habitual, it is not interesting.
+ There is a lot of fine cutscenes and animations, it keeps the player on their toes.
June 10, 2013
BLURRY, CLAUSTROPHOBIC & CHILDISH
Wow! What a disappointment. I've played all of the previous Dark Parables games and loved them. This game was one of the worst games I've ever played. The cut scenes are so blurry, it's difficult to tell what's happening during the action. All of the HOS are junk piles and way too easy. A beginner player will have no problem knocking this game out in a couple of hours. The scenes that we get to explore are VERY cluttered, cramped and claustrophobic, not to mention, boring. I couldn't believe how childish the story line was and the monster was ridiculously stupid. I felt like I was babysitting my brother and reading him a story before bed time. If you're looking for an intelligent, challenging and engrossing puzzle, I don't recommend this game. Perhaps kids 10 yo and under would enjoy it, but other than that, it's not worth purchasing unless it's a daily deal for $2.99.
May 28, 2013
Not all that....
I disagree with the majority of posters here. The game is solely based on fantasy; not logical storyline. The only inventory you get are mystical emblems and weird looking icons; they all get plugged into a door or a box to reveal another emblem. I really didn't like this game at all. The HO segments are disassembled emblems that you have to restore. I won't be buying any more of these games.
August 1, 2013