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Cursery: The Crooked Man and the Crooked Cat Collector's Edition

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From the creators of the Dark Parables series!


For more than a century, girls of a certain age have been mysteriously vanishing, never to be seen again. Some say they were taken by the Crooked Man, who always travels with a strange little black cat at his side. Now he’s kidnapped your very own sister! You’ve got to unravel the riddles in the Cursery and find out who’s the mastermind behind this whole evil plot. Save your sister, as well as his other kidnap victims… Defeat the Crooked Man and his servant… Uncover the story behind the Crooked Man’s actions… Reveal the mystery of the cured nursery rhymes, the Cursery…

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won’t find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Play the bonus game – Humpty Dumpty is cursed!
  • Download soundtracks, wallpapers, screensavers, and concept art
  • Use the integrated Strategy Guide
  • Play bonus puzzles!
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 831 MB
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Cursery: The Crooked Man and the Crooked Cat Collector's Edition 4.3 5 165 165
Crooked Man Is A Straight Up Fantastic Game! If you are a fan of the Dark Parables (who isn't?) series then you are in for a huge treat. Quite simply this is a very entertaining game with all the bells and whistles you could ask for. I knew right from the introduction this was going to be a fantastic game, the quality of the trailer was stunningly crisp HD quality, and what a story! A young Nobel fell in love with a common young girl who died suddenly leaving the Nobel empty and heartbroken! He believed the woman would eventually be reincarnated thus he kidnapped young women in his never ending quest to find her. In typical Dark Parable style the HOS are fragments that you find piece by piece until a complete item has been found, and it's not as easy as it sounds. There are 20 morphing or beyond objects to find, 14 pop up notes and 25 achievements to earn as well. Most of the mini games are new! To be honest, some of the games are frustrating but doable such as switching tiles with a certain number of items shown to their matching roman numerals but they can only be switched with certain highlighted tiles. Another game requires you to slide tiles around until the match the zodiac picture then a pattern appears and you need to click on the same symbols in the order that was shown briefly. There are a ton of mini games but not a whole lot of HOS which may disappoint some, however there are a lot of activities in every scene and there are a lot of out of the ordinary solutions which make this game a little more challenging. In conclusion I am purchasing this game and I bet you will want to do the same, enjoy! November 9, 2013
Another amazing Blue Tea Fairy Tale! Blue Tea is well known as the creator of Dark Parables. This game is like a Spin-Off of the series, because there was a hint for this story in Dark Parables 5. So you can expect another high quality game! The storyline is another Fairy Tale. A noble fell in love with a woman. Then she died, before they could get married and now the noble wants to return his love from the death and kidnappes maidens for that. Can you save the innocent womans, before it's to late? The characters in this Story are drawn and good done again. They have voice overs, which are clearly understandable and have not much spelling errors, as far as I could see. The graphics are simply amazing. Blue Tea makes the best Fairy Tale theme graphics. Every Scene has so many, beautiful details and an amazing, deep atmosphere. In this game most of the graphics are a bit darker than in the other Blue Tea Games, but they just fit into the game. The soundtrack is lovely too and I love it. It really fits together with the graphics to give this game a great "feeling", while you play. The Level of challenge is very nice here too. There are FROG's, like you know them from Dark Parables. The fragments are hidden well, so you have to look closely to find them all. I really like the FROG's. Now to a big surprise for me. In the other BTG there were only a few mini-games, but in this game there are so many mini games and puzzles. And most of the puzzles are not very easy to solve. Some are quite a challenge. The developners did a great job here! The CE comes with the usual extras. I think everyone knows them. Afterall I have to say that this game combines the old BTG standart with darker graphics and many different mini-games. For me another five star game and a worthly CE. Keep up the good work BTG for Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom CE. November 9, 2013
Fairy Tales For Adults The Dark Parable series have always been amongst my favorites and now from their creators, we have Cursery: The Crooked Man. I remember the nursery rhyme from my childhood, it began with: there once was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile...... I always wondered what a crooked man would look like. Our dark tale begins with the abduction of a young girl. It appears that for more than a century, girls of a certain age have been mysteriously vanishing, never to be seen again. Rumor has it that they were taken by the Crooked Man, who always travels with a strange little black cat at his side. According to the story, he takes the girls who resemble his dead fianc which tells us he is a serial abductor. Now he?s kidnapped your very own sister and your mission begins by solving the riddles in the Cursery and finding out who?s really is the mastermind behind this whole evil plot. This is a beautiful game with stunning graphics and artwork. Most of the scenes are dark but sharp with haunting music in the background and ambient sounds that bring the game alive. I know I was complaining about Fairy tales and cute creatures, but really there isn't anything cute about the creatures here. Main Menu offers you three levels of difficulty to choose from. You have a map that will allow you to jump as well as indicate areas of interest. We actually have a very entertaining HOPA game with Fragmented Object scenes. Actually as I have only played the demo trial, I only came across one scene and it was fragmented. The game is riddle with puzzles and mini-games that not only are well executed, but some are a delight to play. I simply loved the three blind mice game that I cam across the first chapter. As for extras, there are plenty of them to make this game well worth the extra pennies. You have morphing objects to locate, popup notes to collect and achievements to earn along the way. Also the bonus game offers you another story of Humpty Dumpty and who doesnt love Humpty? Its dark, it?s a bit disturbing but also beautiful to look at. Although the black bar hints are a bit too much, I hardly noticed them. I think Cursery will be a hit and I expect other famous characters will be coming our way soon enough. KUDOS to the Tea drinking Group for this new series. Have a great week-end with this one! November 9, 2013
Awesome game Blue Tea! "There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house." Well leave it up to the good peeps at Blue Tea to take this little" nursery rhyme and put an awesome twist on it in this exceptional game. I am a huge catlover, and that bad cat is right up my 'alley'. The VO's are done exceptionally well. No need for subtitles. Story: According to Marianne the dude with the cat lost his fiance and so now he kidnaps young fair maidens in hopes to get one close to his fiance. Unfortunately your poor sister got tangled up in the mess. Now it's up to you to not only save your sis, but all the ladies he captured as well. She will be one busy Missy. Graphics: Absolutely gorgeous. I love to stop and look before continuing on. Music: Beautiful done and fits great with the game. Mini games: Fun! Not to hard or easy for me, just right. Hint System: Works outside of the H0GS as well as the H0GS. Map: Jump map to make your travels a little easier. I definitely rate this a 10 no question. Awesome game and kudos to the team! November 9, 2013
Blue Tea Games Are Great! Hats off once again to Blue Tea Games! The graphics are outstanding as usual, sound effects and background music are perfect to the story and this game holds your interest. HOS is challenging enough and the mini games are fun. I love to see morphing cursed objects and in this game you collect 20 of them. There are achievements to be earned and the cut scenes are done very well. It has an interactive map to jump around from scene to scene. This one will definitely be on my list of CE's to purchase when there is a good sale! November 9, 2013
It's all in the storyline When I learned it was a BlueTea game I felt certain it would be a good one given the quality of the Dark Parable entries that preceded Cursory. Now that there are thousands of HO games and FROGs ( and this is of that ilk ), the player encounters the same old same old tasks. Find the feather, glove, etc. in HO scenes. Use the key to unlock the mansion gate and so on and so on. For me what now makes a new game attractive is the storyline. Cursory does not break new ground here. A man loses his beloved and his unrequited love drives him insane to the point that he kidnaps young women to find a suitable lady to replace that whom he lost. As the game progresses A( have only completed the hour trial ) the player completes FROG scenes ( 2 in the demo ) and solves many puzzles. It appears that Cursory will have more puzzles than FROG scenes. This dev always creates stunningly beautiful games and Cursory should be a fine addition to its collection. I realize there have been an abundance of fantasy games in recent weeks and this trend has left a bit of a sour taste for a percentage of players, myself included. Cursory, although a fantasy game, does not continue the trend in that it is of the highest quality. What with the Veterans Day sale, Cursory will be an addition to my repertoire of games. Thanks to BlueTea for another excellent FROG. As always, try the game and judge for yourself. November 9, 2013
Great game, don't buy the CE though I loved the Dark Parables series. I was thrilled that they started a new series. I actually think that the crooked man is better than anything done before. EXCEPT the CE bonus game does not pay to buy. They only use 2 different types of puzzles in the bonus and it's really irritating. They could have fleshed out the bonus into its own game, and I wish they had. But the main game? Nothing bad to say at all. The SE is more than sufficient. Save your money. December 4, 2013
CURSERY - you caught my heart! I just finished the main game and the bonus chapters. That took me more than 8 hours and I enjoy these hours! And now I just want to play it again as I found there's "easter egg" haven't been revealed. VISUAL / SOUNDS - Gorgeous graphics as usual! Dark gothic, not much horror but magnificent enough to take your breath away! Perfectly match with the music / ambiance sounds, everything looks alive in the game. Especially I love the music in the game. The main theme, the waltz, the character theme music...etc. all of these are beautiful and touching. It's like movie soundtrack music and all in high quality. To be honest, I seldom download the music from a game even they are available in the bonus content in a game. But I downloaded them all from CURSERY in my playlist! MINI GAMES / FROG - There's a lot of mini games and a few FROG (compare with the other games made by BLUE TEA). FROG is okay for me. The are easy and the finished object is exquisite. It excellent for me and all the mini game lovers. These mini games are different from the boring typical puzzle you found in other games. (My favourite one is "3 Blind Mice".) The game level is not too difficult but quite challenging. Most of them are easy to understand the control and what you need to do. I like the instrustion is written in rhyme. I can guess the riddle what should I do in the mini game first (actually most of them are easy). Even it's really talking in riddle, I can see the real instruction by switching a button. STORY - Story is amazingly attractive! It's okay if you skip all the words and notes in the game, you can still enjoy the playing time. But if you care the story, you gain extra fun! It's not only a simple story about a bad guy kidnapped maidens and you need to defeat him. I thought it's a so-so story, just like a commonplace to be seen in many games. But I was wrong! Get into the story by reading the notes or diary you picked in the game, you will know the reason behind the villain. You are going to knowing the whole picture bit by bit, pieces by pieces. (Sorry, I don't want to spoil too much here. ;) ) I enjoy the experience of exploring the story by myself. Besides, there's many symbolism used in the game. (A room having many birdcages, the "M" symbol showing everywhere...and I still doubt that the "M" representing Mother Goose, or Marianne, or other things else...). I would like to play it again and see there's any "hidden message" given by the developer. (Just see in forum, seems the of name of "Housing Company" in bonus chapters is a fun!! :D) I do hope (Please, BLUE TEA!) and looking forward to see this sequel. The best game I played recently! If I could rate more, I would give it 10 stars! What else could I comment.... Oh, yes, it worths the CE price!! November 12, 2013
Cool Game This Game is soo cool. The Sound and the Pictures are soo beautiful. And the Story is so exciting. The Charactere are soo cool. I love this Game. November 18, 2013
New twist on Mother Goose This review is based on playing the entire game and the bonus chapter. I found this game to be fun and somewhat challenging. The story was a twist on a nursery rhyme that we have all heard more than once. I thought the graphics were good and the music fit with the theme. Although I dont think this game would be appropriate for younger children older ones might enjoy it. I found the mini games mostly easy some slightly challenging but not too much so where I needed to skip them. I almost found all of the cursed objects. The SG was extremely helpful and the hint button was also helpful but the game follows a fairly logical plan so I did not need the hint button very often. There is a map which you can jump to locations and the map is labeled well. I especially liked the underwater areas. Try it you may like it not all games will appeal to everyone but for me this is a purchase I am fond of. November 11, 2013
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