Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose

Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose

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1000 years ago, Sleeping Beauty was kissed by a prince, which removed a terrible curse from the kingdom. The rampant briars were held at bay, but the poor princess was left in her slumber. Follow a modern day detective as he travels to Edinburgh, Scotland, and attempts to end the curse once and for all in Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose. Dive into this eerie Hidden Object Adventure game and save Sleeping Beauty today!

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Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • CPU: 800 Mhz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 160 MB

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Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose

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Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Beginning To An Excellent Series! Despite all the new and improved Dark Parable games, I still go back and play this one again. Perhaps, for its simplicity? I love the FROGs, the door puzzles and the lovely scenery and music. You can play it in hard mode (no hints or skips) once you finish, but you'll only need to until you find the rope, then you can go down into the well to open the secret door. Briar Rose will appear again throughout the many DP games, and this is one of the few where the detective doesn't get thrown off her horse, LOL!
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cool I have to say I really enjoyed this game. The entire game however doesn't really have to do with saving Briar Rose rather finding Briar Rose.As for the witch or whatever she was you don't actually fight her. She appears at the end and thats it. I really did have to think at times which I do like. If any body wants to see what it like before buy and find out what the bonus chapter is about just go on to youtube. Several people have posted the game. As well as other bigfish games . All the Dark Parable games and bonus chapter are there as well. This really helps with letting you see what its like before you buy it and if you get stuck on something. I find actually seeing someone do something more helpful than just reading what to do. I love the scenery in these games they are beautiful.I defiantly recommend this game. Fair warning thou if you skip a puzzle the hint button freezes for 5 minutes. There is also a tip icon that says Investigate. However I personally didn't find it very helpful . A little but not much and there is no map or a mode to choose from. (easy ,hard ect.)
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thoroughly enjoyed this game one of the best I have played in a while My first Dark Parables game and I was not disappointed. I found it hard to stop playing. I found the story engaging and well written and the music was very easy to listen to while playing. The graphics were excellent being clear and easily viewed even in dark scenes. The game is an adventure in which you work through hidden object screens where you find fragments of three parts of an item that will be used somewhere. The fragments are well blended in the scene and you have to look closely to find some of them. Also, you will have various puzzles scattered along the way such as placing colored marbles on specific colored squares, matching items to places in a scene, etc. Most are fairly easy but may require some thought. There are a lot of places to visit and many are just one visit for an iten needed later. There are some morphing objects to be found also. After finishing the game, I was told that I could play it again in hard mode, which apparently is without hints. I have purchased some of the other games in this series and can't wait to play them. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hidden object game! One of my favorite games to play. I recommend it to all o my friends and family. I like building objects in the hidden object games. Games within games are my favorite.There was nothing about the game that I disliked. I is a game and story at its finest. Kudos to the developers !
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose SE To celebrate the birth of their daughter, Briar Rose, the King and Queen hosted a festival for all to enjoy, everyone was invited, except for a single Godmother. This Godmother was a sorceress with evil and wicked intentions and didn't take this well, vowing to get even. That's exactly what she did several years later when Briar Rose pricked her finger on a spindle laced with an evil spell that cast everyone in the kingdom into a slumber and briars began to consume the grounds of the castle encasing everything and everyone in a thick and thorny tomb! Only one person dared to rescue the Princess, a handsome Prince who chopped his way into the castle to free the lovely Princess Briar Rose and kiss her gently on the lips. Well that always works in the fairy tales but this time it only worked on everyone but the Princess who continued to sleep. One thousand years later you are called upon to find a way to destroy the briars that will consume the entire town within 7 days, is this even possible? This is the first game I played that had morphing objects, and I was hooked. Therefor the Collectors Edition is a must for me. Morphs are one of my criterias for purchasing a game and no other series has been able to top the manner in which the objects morph. This is a non linear game in which activities you do in one scene triggers activities in other scenes you have already been to. Some of the morphs happen right away in a current scene, others may not be triggered until you have done something several scenes later so you will need to return to previous locations often to look for morphs and even the FROGS. Your hint meter will fill up faster for each of the morphs you find. The hidden object scenes are actually fragmented object scenes. These are scenes that have several fragmented pieces hidden (some very well hidden or blended) and when all the pieces are found for all 3 sections of an item, the sections will connect to make a single inventory item such as an axe which will be used in the game. The mini games are good, such as choosing the correct three pictured tokens that go to the King, Queen and a Knight such as a crown, a tiara and a helmet, a scepter a mirror and a sword, simple but fun. The Collectors Edition has achievements, 20 morphs, wallpapers, screensavers, music, concept art, Dark Parables novels (very interesting fairytales) a built in strategy guide and a bonus chapter. Personally I prefer the CE but this is still a great game if you don't have to have all the bells and whistles, enjoy!
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful series Wonderful graphics, well done FROGS, original puzzles, good length, morphing objects and a good amount of backtracking. The only complaint is that there's just one game mode.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game! This is a great hidden object game, where the hidden object scenes involve finding all the pieces of one needed item. I love the graphics on this one, as the scenes are beautifully detailed. The story is good, but for me the fun was wending my way through the castle and grounds. Nice take on Sleeping Beauty!
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The beginning of a different type of series I'm reviewing a bunch of diff games I've played long after buying/playing them. That being said, this is just a couple weeks after "The Final Cinderella" (or the fifth in this series# came out that I'm doing this, just so you know if I say anything comparative, lol... The graphics are....well, dark. Not blurry or grainy. They're good, for sure. One thing is for sure, Dark Parables screws with your eyes with the 'morphing objects' you find throughout the game. You don't have to have CE for this- these are SE objects. You don't even HAVE to collect them; but if you are one of the elite with extraordinary eyesight you'll feel great about yourself. The puzzles are medium. You can skip on easy...which is the only mode available in the beginning. But, play through the second time with the same name, and the hint/skip is locked completely and all puzzles are upped level wise...I think they're hard second time around, but that's me. The music is good, not overly annoying #like we know some games can be, lol# and when you get into more intense scenes it'll change. The storyline is good- you're the detective, solving the mystery of the briars. You just get whopped with something else along the way. The cutscenes are good. I might be slightly misjudging them at the moment though, after playing 4 other newer ones today. Which leads to length of game- I've played this game quite a few times, as well as the others, so know my around. It took me three or three and a half hours without skipping ahead, though, the first time. And, all Dark Parables give you the added bonus of a hint at the end of your game of what/where your going next :)
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good game but... I did enjoy this game...until I got near the end. I had to beat a game, I had to rush to beat it, there was no skip. This ruined the game for me since I am not into fast games. I couldn't do it, so I didn't get to the end of the game.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS! After starting to play the trial of this game, I immediately bought it. I'm loving the story line and the graphics are stunning! It is a beautiful, delightful game and I personally love the games where you need to find pieces of objects.A bonus is there is a walk through in blog area if you need it.. The other stories in Dark Parables are in Big Fish Steaming, which I have a membership to so I am absoluttly pleased, yay
Date published: 2013-03-24
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