Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose
A beautiful sleeper hit
This game was very enjoyable to me. I like the fabricated object searches rather than looking for random items in piles of junk. It doesn't force you to go a certain direction as my order of doing things wasn't always theirs. As long as you finish the objectives they give you, you'll move on to the next chapter. The puzzles were minimally challenging, but not so simple that it didn't take some thought.
The hidden object scenes were relatively easy. Usually, I would have found most of the fragments of the item before I would need to look down and see what I was looking for. Play the scenes enough, and you can begin to tell what was out of place.
Other than that, an enjoyable way to spend several hours. After I played the trial on this, I bought it right away and wish I had bought the CE instead of just the SE. Maybe one day I'll splurge and buy the CE of this one and the 2nd one in the series.
April 17, 2012
Really enjoyed this.
I thought this was a good game. I wasn't aware of the walkthroughs, so I just kept walking through until I figured out what I needed to do to finish this. Know this is one that I will play again. I plan on playing The Exiled Prince. Hope it's at least as good.
March 26, 2012
I enjoyed the graphics and the storyline was interesting. The fragmented hidden objects were too easy to find to my liking. I played Dark Parable: Curse of the Snow Queen first which was a more challenging game so I was disappointed to see a lower level of difficulty in this game but considering it was the first one in the series it is understandable. I was pleasantly surprised to see at the completion of the game that a more difficult level could be played the second time around. .
March 13, 2012
I like how they made the story into a fractured fairytale. They did a good job making the game flow. A lot of going back and forth to areas for HOS, but at least they tell you where to look so you are not searching everywhere for them.
February 29, 2012
i love all the dark parables! more please. pretty and detailed settings, intriguing story line, and unique puzzles.
February 19, 2012
I really enjoyed this lovely game. The story,graphics and music were beautifully done. It wasn't too hard, though you do have to move back and forth between scenes, but that wasn't too complicated to do. The only thing I didn't like was the fragmented objects that you had to find. I much prefer whole objects; they are just more interesting.
But I am giving this game 5 stars because it is a great game in spite of the the fragmented objects.
February 2, 2012
You Know I Played That Game!.That's my 2nd favourite game!.Really pumped out!.
January 31, 2012
Blue Tea games does it again
Blue Tea Games makes undoubtedly the best games on Big Fish. The Dark Parables series are all wonderful. This one is the first and is a little less complex than the later two. More puzzle than HO. Perfect graphics and sound. Lots of back and forth between scenes. I didn't want this to be over when it was done. This is a game for casual game connoisseurs. If you like some easy fast fun this isn't for you.
If you buy this game (and you should) GET THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION! It is worth it!
January 12, 2012
Fun for beginners to early intermediate players
This game is a little easier than some of the other HO object games such as 13 Skulls or Shadow Wolf Mysteries, but it is fun to play. I enjoyed the HO games because they were different from your typical ones. The games were relatively easy, but you get a lot of game play for your money.
January 2, 2012
One of the best hidden object games out there!
I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game from beginning to end. Instead of blitzing through it in one sitting like I do many other HO games, this one challenged me to where I had to complete it over several days. (However, even though it took me longer, I still feel it was juuust a teeny bit short.) I had been looking for more challenging and engaging games, and this one is one of them!
Beautiful art. Music that isn't annoying and flows nicely. Interesting and engaging story-line.
I just wish I could get the Collector's Edition for the Mac!
December 28, 2011