Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom Collector's Edition
Could not get into it !
This is just a rehash of previous games, I was bored, could not finish it, did not play the bonus content, just plain bored with it !
Nothing new, old HO, ancient tech....Collector's edition my foot!
February 7, 2014
Not their best
I guess I've come to expect Blue Tea Games to have high quality and long story games. This one is exception, I found this game to be very short compared to their other games. The whole story and bonus chapter could be finished within hours. I would have liked to have them develop the characters more than they did in this game. On a positive note, I love their spin of Jack and the beanstalk. The graphics were nice, details were lacking a bit, same with their usual vibrant colors. Voices and backgrounds were well done. There weren't as many puzzles in this game. I'm giving 3 stars because of the cost wasn't worth the game this time.
February 18, 2014
i have played all of this series....the first 2 were very hard, the last 3 are way too easy.......am a tad bit disappointed. the first 2 briar rose and the next one, they were hard and the HOS.s, the objects were well hidden..not in these last ones. be great for someone very new to HOS games....
February 9, 2014
Disppoints this time
I love this series, and have played them all. But this game isn't mine kind of game.
Visuals are nice and there are extras, but don't know if I would burn my credits on it.
February 12, 2014
kind of "old school"
predictable, graphics flat, kind of lame, actually. Dark Parables has been a good series of games but the last couple have not been very good.
February 6, 2014
Should have know it was blue tea.
A lot of members love this developer. Beautiful everything. I just do not like the hidden object presented. I did however order once or twice to learn they were through game.
February 26, 2014
Just OK Game
I really don't like games with fragmented objects (FROGS), and this game has a lot of HOS with FROGS. HOS are bad enough when you are looking for a recognizable object like a hammer that is mired in a real junk pile. These HOS are a step below on the bad scale. I can't imagine what I was thinking when I bought this game.
I thought the artwork was good despite what others wrote. The VOs were good with moving lips even on small characters. Music fit the story well.
An interesting take on the old fable with an Indiana Jones type hero thrown in. The journal is not the best, but it does record things you need later.
Way too many HOS! That is where you "build" most of the objects you need. The objects needed are, with few exceptions, not the normal hammer, saw, etc. but are some plaque-like things. The puzzles are boring, and I wanted to just skip them all. BUT, you get penalized for doing so - five minutes on the HINT charge time. Really dumb. The HINT button works well, pointing in the right direction. There is a map, but it is virtually useless.
There are some morphing objects that supposedly take time off the HINT recharge time - I didn't notice if it worked. There are pictures that you collect to create parables - useless. The bonus chapter is a separate story and is really dumb.
I don't recommend this game as a CE. Maybe as an SE.
February 22, 2014
My least favorite Dark Parables
Dark Parables is my favorite series, but this one is boring. The games and hidden object scenes are repetitive, the story line uninteresting.
February 18, 2014
beyond sky or moon and stars
this game thought might be great but sadley let me down repetavive boring I am so disappointed considering the other games they have previously produced
February 8, 2014
Not for Me
I'm not sold on this one at all. The grainy graphics appear again. Many many (too many) FROGS. I am not a fan of them at all, however, I cannot dislike the game because of them, being it IS a FROG game. I just think there are an overabundance of them. Pretty music, bright (although blurred grainy) colors. Usual story line. This to me, if you take away the glitz, is a standard FROG game. Put your pieces together, move on the next FROG. Many people love the familiar aspect of this game. Fairy tale, FROG, a couple puzzles, etc. I expect more from a game. Also, as a CE, this game is very sorely lacking. This is a pass for me.
February 6, 2014