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Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel Collector's Edition

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$ 19.99 USD

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From Blue Tea Games, creators of the acclaimed Dark Parables series, comes a brand-new parable for you to enjoy!

You’ve been called to the kingdom of Floralia to track down the source of a mysterious pollen spreading throughout the world. Rumor has it that Princess Rapunzel is somehow involved – the haunting melody she sings appears to summon the pollen… But how did the once-loved princess come to control such a deadly force? And who is the mysterious, shadowy figure always by her side? The secrets you uncover may be darker than you imagined in this exciting Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure!

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:

  • An exciting bonus game!
  • Find collectible items and unlock parables
  • Concept art, wallpapers, movies, and more!
  • An available Strategy Guide
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.0 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1263 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
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Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel Collector's Edition 4.3 5 101 101
Great Addition to the Series! This is an excellent game! The Dark Parables Series is my absolute favorite, and I haven't been this happy with a DP episode since The Snow Queen. Dynamite. I've already played it twice! So, of course, BASED ON COMPLETED GAME Graphics, Artwork, Environment, Mood ... all excellent. Highly detailed deep and beautiful imagery. I love the whole Eastern European overly baroque theme that runs through the DP games. The FROGs were awesome as usual. They were really fast to get through (HO scenes aren't my fav) and the objects are always beautiful. Who puts jewels on a hammer? Lol. Sound, Cut Scenes, Voiceovers ... also excellent. The mood was set by wonderful musical scores; the choral music is always effective and it wouldn't be a DP game without the bird cawing in the background of quiet scenes. The voice over acting is decent and actually believable. The least effective voice was Belladonna's but she was supposed to be young. The cut scenes were great with sword-fighting action a la Red Riding Hood Sisters, but I like Ross Red better - only Blue Tea could make a red-headed male cartoon character sexy. Lol! Story: For me, it's all about the plot of the story. I love a good story, and I truly love a good series that builds upon a story and stays true. The plot of TBOR is tight. It makes reference to all of the DPs all the way back to Briar Rose, building on the tales of each one and adding more detail as the story unfolds so that it fills in holes and makes sense of how they're all interconnected. TBOR answers a lot of the questions that were left from The Exiled Prince and The Snow Queen. Some characters that we haven't seen in a while are reintroduced and the bonus chapter opens up the door to the possibility of a whole new series. All-in-all well done! Gameplay: It's a DP. If you've played them before then you know what to expect. It's not too hard, but not too easy either. Puzzles are fun. A couple that repeat, but it's ok. You have to listen closely to the advice given the detective throughout the game. You'll have to make a choice at some point and what you choose determines how the game ends for the characters. Bravo Blue Tea! I wasn't at all happy with The Final Cinderella but this one made up for it in spades. July 8, 2014
Great game, CE definitely worth it! As a fan of the Dark Parables series, I ended up buying the Collectors' Edition even though the SE was available by the time I got around to it. I was definitely glad I did! The main game itself was charming, as per Parables' usual, and unlike other reviewers, I thought the storyline was great. I do think it was an interesting choice for them to downplay her hair--is it possible to make a Rapunzel game without hair, you ask? Apparently so, and I thought it was an entertaining twist on the original story. There were also a TON of nods to previous series' games, and since I'm familiar with them, it gave the game a real sense of timeline and plot continuity. That said, I can see where this WOULDN'T be a great game to acquire new fans with--I think the storyline might've felt weaker to me had I not already played the other games. However, the real show-stealer for me was the Bonus Content game, unlocked after playing the main story. They hint at the possibility of a new trio, between characters we've met in the main game and/or previous in the series (won't write their names as to avoid spoilers), and now I am DYING to see more of their adventures, hopefully in a full-length game. Please, /please/ make it happen, Blue Tea! August 31, 2014
An Excellent Adventure I loved the entire game and the Bonus Game was great as well. The Bonus game was well thought and not just a 2 minute deal either. It felt like a standard edition almost, so you really get a lot of play time with the entire CE. The graphics were clear and set to make you feel as though you were a part of the game, playing from within. The sounds and music were fine, relaxing at times even, going along with the scenes and appropriate actions. The entire game is interactive, but not to the point where you become frustrated and it feels more like work than a game (Sorry I play these to relax and work mind mind.) The storyline was like a true fairytale, but you get a choice of 3 endings. I won't spoil it for you. You'll just have to play to find out what happens with each ending. This is truly a game I will play again. The only things that I didn't like were a few of the puzzles were the light connector puzzles and for me were too frustrating. Of course, I also play these games at the end of the day when I'm quite tired. I prefer games with a challenge, but not so much that my Fun Time becomes a Frustration. It all depends on what your skills and preference are. I loved that there seemed to be an almost equal amount of HOS and Puzzles. I felt there were a few more puzzles, but not overwhelming. In the HOS, you may see the same scene, but get different objects. They also do a great job of blending the HO in, so if you like a bit of a challenge with these, this is a perfect game for you. My biggest disappointment was that in the CE there was any Wallpapers and I really would've loved to have a wallpaper of the last scene. It was very surreal and majestic looking. So my fingers are crossed that someday they will add that. Well, I suggest playing the demo to see if this is for you. Good Luck and Have Fun!! ;) July 9, 2014
Amazing addition to the Dark Parables series! I really enjoyed playing this new addition from Blue Tea. The storyline is absolutely fantastic and I always love the little incorporation of the previous games. The gameplay is right along the lines of being just hard enough, and the new puzzles were very exciting as well. I have no complaints other than I wish the game was longer because once I start I can't stop, and the next thing I know, I'm done! July 8, 2014
Loved it. Gust another game that leaves me in awe. I loved it. I especially loved how it seemed that they had a little bit of the elements of the movie Tangled in this story. Also once again love how elements of previous games come in, and that there seems to be a way that all these characters in every game connect. Loved it. July 7, 2014
This Parable is DARK! Oh, how I love the Dark Parables series. I have always adored Grimms' Fairy Tales and these games take all that is delightful, then add a dark shiver which is thrilling. You do not have to have played any of the others, but there are references to them throughout the game, which might pique your curiosity enough to try them. If you have played them, then you will recognise the style immediately. The only thing which has changed is the story, which I am not going to tell you ANYTHING about as it will spoil it for you. I feel that Dark Parable games are very much Marmite games. You either love them or hate them because of their unique features: * Fragmented objects in every HOS. I LOVE these. * Parable pieces to collect and unlock five parables to read. * 20 cursed (morphing) objects to find which gradually speed up your hint refill * A map which shows actions and objectives, but it is not a jump map. I am OK with this as jump maps can make me lazy. An extra bonus to this is the rather yummy Prince Ross (silly name though) who makes an occasional appearance and seems to be very bad tempered! There are lots of puzzles which, though fairly straightforward, are not so easy. As ever with these games, the graphics are detailed and beautiful. The music is soothing and appropriate. So, I highly recommend you try this and, if like me you are already a fan, then I am sure it will go straight on your to-buy list. June 26, 2014
Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel Collector's Ed I loved the game. I have all the other that go with the frog prince as well. The story line is set in the unique way that they set their other games. I like how they set them all to go together with all the games. This game has harder HOS at least for me it took longer to find some of the pieces with out using a hint which is fine with me I try not to use the hints at all. I have only tried the free download so far but it is a game I will be getting shortly. July 2, 2014
Blue Tea have done it again This is the latest instalment in the "Dark Parables" series and it's up to the usual high standard. The one negative point #and it's not a negative for me# is that this does nothing new. It doesn't have to: it's the same style of game as always. They take a fairy tale we all know and put a twist on it. This time, it's the story of Rapunzel. What Blue Tea do, and do excellently, is that they have a marvellous and consistent art style that links all these games together, as well as having developed an overarching plot thread. You play the Fairytale Detective who is sent on the job to investigate what are purportedly magic kingdoms throughout Europe. You meet the characters #some of whom you will recognise from previous games in the series# and play through a combination of hidden object scenes and mini-games until you've solved the puzzle and defeated the bad guys. That's it. No bells or whistles or live action acting or anything but the tried and tested formula. Yet it's not boring. The artwork, as I've said, is absolutely gorgeous and holds the attention, and the twist that is put on the fairy tales means that you don't quite know how the plot is going to go. They're ingenious turns on familiar tales that manage to make them new while making sense of the old story at the same time. If you're looking for innovation, you won't find it here. If you're looking for a richly-detailed and realised world that does the basic things right, this is the game for you. I can't believe I haven't grown bored of these yet, but I haven't. And since there looks to be another one in the pipeline #they always hint at the next game in the ending#, then yes, I'll be buying that as soon as it's ready. Excellent game and I highly recommend it. June 28, 2014
An Excellent Addition to the Dark Parables Series I greatly enjoyed this game. As always the graphics were beautiful and it also seemed a bit more challenging than some previous installments in the series. Additionally, I loved that they brought back characters from a previous game to help again. I've already played the entire game and bonus chapter twice. July 5, 2014
Well Done! This game surprised me. The last few Dark Parable games seem to have fallen into a rather predictable pattern, but Ballad of Rapunzel was a on a whole new level! Game play was normal Dark Parables, but some of the puzzles were much harder! And, not annoyingly long hard, actual difficult puzzles you have to think about. The game itself had many different scenes and environments to explore, giving the game depth and interest. The art and music were amazing! The voice acting was alright, none of the voices were so obnoxious that I had to shut off the sound (which I do with a lot of games). The art and music combination helped pull you into the game, making it feel very immersive. The story was not too groundbreaking, but it was used well and effectively to get the player involved in the game and characters. However, what was groundbreaking was the use of choice. You, as the player, get a choice and that choice will completely change the tide of the game and the destiny of the characters. I won't give anything away, but you will understand what I mean when you play it. Overall, Ballad of Rapunzel was a highly satisfying game with replayability. July 5, 2014
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