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From EleFun Games, the creators behind the best-selling Witches’ Legacy series, comes a new fantasy series: The Forgotten Fairy Tales!

As a professor of folklore, you’ve heard all kinds of myths and legends, but you’re unprepared when one shows up on your doorstep and curses your family to turn into stone! Now you must uncover the world of fairy tales and legends from your Grandmother’s stories and stop the evil queen behind all of the chaos. Something doesn’t feel right though. What made the good queen turn evil and where has the Guardian who once protected the border gone? You must find the answers, before Earth and Spectra are doomed in this imaginative hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 8.0
  • Hard Drive: 1412 MB

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The Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Spectra World is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Excellent Game Loved it from the beginning. Not a super original theme but different enough to be interesting. Thought some of the HO episodes had a novel presentation and were not predictible. Games and puzzles alternated between being easy and difficult. I loved the graphics and the music was appropriate and not distracting.The various locations were diverse and interesting. I have to say I was surprised at some of the less enthusiastic reviews. Like many others I have enjoyed playing this more than a lot of the games that have come out lately.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT'S GOOD TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AND I AM HAPPY THAT I DID! Oh my, shocking! That is how my review of the CE version of The Spectra World began, and in all honesty, what is really shocking is that I gave this game such a poor review when it was released as a CE last month. As sometimes happens (depending on my particular mood) the first thing I saw, horrible smoky orbs with glowing red centers, rather put me off so I never got past the first several minutes of the game. One day when I had nothing better to do I revisited the game, and with a sale ended up purchasing it. So this review is rather to apologize for my CE rating of the game, which wasn’t in any way a fair evaluation of The Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Spectra World, a game that is actually excellent and one of the best games I have played this year. I’m so happy that I went back and purchased the CE because The Spectra World turned out to be such a great game, and one that kept me entertained for two days. There were many reviews where the gamer felt the game was geared towards children or 10-year olds but I didn’t find that to be the case at all. I have played every CE HOPA game released here at BFG and still found myself needing the hint button more than once. Perhaps the demo portion of the game was a bit easy or predictable in game play strategy but there were challenges ahead. Although the subject matter might seem geared for children – maybe because of the storyline or theme, the game isn’t a child’s game at all. The HOP scenes were excellent with some being very creative and well-crafted. The scenes included the standard variety of list, silhouette, storybook and matching. Though some might find that the puzzles were all easy, I enjoyed them and found them fun to solve. I love puzzles but don’t always need the brain drain of the more challenging puzzles that some gamers enjoy most. The puzzles fit well into the storyline and didn’t feel like the developer inserted a puzzle simply to have one in a particular scene. The development team that created The Forgotten Fairy Tales: The Spectra World is a favorite of mine and has presented some terrific games in the past. I am so sorry that my earlier review didn’t do justice to their creativity or talent for presenting what I truly hope is the beginning of a new series. In the end, this is definitely a 5-star game and one that I will most likely play more than once. If like me you might not have given the game a chance after you ran into those smoky black orbs, I hope you will go back and take a second look because this is certainly a game worth playing. Happy gaming!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE RUGGED OUTDOORS DONE PHENOMENALLY WELL! Fantasy/Fairy Tale Available at BFG since 2017. Review based on completed game. The outdoors are 80% of this game! Perspective and depth abound. We get stunning environments and clear detail! D'y ever want paths and rocks? Rocks that LOOK like rocks, with bits chipped off and moss? All that? Well, that's what you get right here. I was super impressed. Moody and mysterious. You get: rocky paths, endless mountainous backgrounds, ferns and barren trees, all manner of vegetation, ponds and water features, also volcanic and desert lands. Basically it's chock-a-block with all this good stuff. The creatures are quirky and a bit eccentric. Great! I wasn't sure about the fox though, but she was ok (nothing dangerous about her anyway). A very nicely told story. GRAPHICS - Widescreen or Fullscreen. Moody and mysterious, DETAILED outdoors. HOPS: 8 - You have an alternative, which is a game where you rearrange triangles to create a picture. PUZZLES: All skippable SOUNDS - with 4 adjustments: Music/Environment/Effects/Sound MAP: TRAVEL with useful indicators JOURNAL: NO DIFFICULTY SETTINGS – 4 –interchangeable HINT: Guides and leads INVENTORY – Lockable CHARACTERS: Regular interaction of a short duration. Quirky, not silly.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best game I've played in a long while! I purchased this game when the CE came out so I've played the whole game and the bonus and I have to say I loved it! I enjoyed everything about it, from the interactive hidden object scenes to the mini games and the beautiful music during the hidden object scenes, also the new alternative to HOG scenes was great, I loved the triangle puzzle! I've demoed quite a few new games lately and most of them just seemed to easy or boring this game is not boring at all! There's so much to do and look at, the scenes are gorgeous! As usual, there is an evil queen causing chaos but we are finding out little by little why she is acting evil and who's behind it. I love that you interact and talk to many different characters throughout the game as well. The game is a bit dark so I guess it would be called a dark fantasy game but it still just so much fun!! I was so surprised to see so many negative comments about this game under the CE edition. I'm sorry but there are a lot of games out there that may deserve a 1 or 2 star but this is not one of them! I normally do not purchase the CE's because the bling doesn't appeal to me but I was finally enjoying a game after a long dry spell that I just had to pay extra to get it right then and there. I'm so glad I did this was a really great game!! Try if for yourself I really think you'll enjoy it. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this game. Bought the CE when it went on sale. If you like fantasy games you will love this one. I wish they would make more of these kind of games. NOT too much back and forth that drives me crazy...lol Custom mode, for all of us, that hate those puzzles to skip them fast! Graphics are clear and bright. Try the demo and see for yourself, it does get better after the demo. I don't like talking about the details of any game because I feel your are telling people about the game and then, why bother buying the game. I also feel that reviews should ONLY be after purchasing the game and NOT just the demo. We all can get the free trial and see for ourselves what the game is all about. I used to put in my two cents of just the demo but ended up buying games when they went on sale and found those games turned out to be very good...some NOT so good.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Fun! I really enjoyed playing this game. Great graphics. Interactive map that tells you where there are active tasks and transports you. Very cool concept. Hope this becomes a series. I liked that you go a bracelet with powers to use. Good length on the game time as well. There are 4 levels of play with a custom option that you can set skip and hint to 10 seconds, which I think is important. Overall very enjoyable game play.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NO WONDER GRANNY WAS SO GOOD AT TELLING FAIRYTALE STORIES! You can't always judge a book by it's cover, and you can't always judge a game by its demo. (although it's a really good indication) Throughout the years I've learned by experience, that a bad game demo isn't always a harbinger of a bad game in its entirety. When I played the demo of the Collector's Edition, I wasn't all that impressed, but I also didn't think the demo was as bad as some gamers perceived it. For me, the demo was just an average story with average features, certainly nothing to write home about. I decided to purchase the CE version during a BOGO sale and I finished playing the game. I actually found that the game improved almost immediately after the demo ended. Yes, The Forgotten Fairytales has a storyline that's easily forgotten, yes it's a rather strange game, yes it's an easy game with easy puzzles, and yes the plot is basically the same as all the other fairytale stories out there. On the other hand, no it's not a horrible game, and no the storyline isn't as predictable as you might think, I did enjoy playing the game, there just weren't any wow factors. If you like fairytale games, you'll probably like this one as well, as long as you don't mind that it's not a challenging game. Here's a recap of my original review, so you can decide which version best suits your desires: If Fear For Sale got together with Lost Lands, this is what their offspring game would look like. The graphics at times, are almost foggy in appearance and I'm not sure if this was a particular fairy tale look they were going for, or they didn't have a large enough budget and cut some corners in the graphics department. The biggest mistake they made however, was with the storyline. If you have played a lot of HOPA games, you'll notice that they have used bits and pieces of other games. For starters, there's the Orb Eyeballs, minions of evil, that have been in several different games, with and without eyeballs. Mom is a professor (granted they aren't usually Folklore professors) and has been "chosen" as guardian of the portal (Lost Lands) Hubby and daughter are in peril and turning into stone (Surface, Myths of the World and just about every other series games) Otherworldly Bracelet that give mom super powers (probably easier to list the games who don't have a magical bracelet but how about Echos of the Past: Wolf Healer) The Bottom line is, that this is a brand new entry in the HOPA genre. I found the game to be easy, but not necessarily boring. I bought this game, because I want to play this new series through. I really think that if given a chance, this series could pick up the pace and make a better attempt at originality, with a "fairytale" theme, the possibilities are endless. The Hidden Object Scenes are mostly Interactive List finds, but some items are fairly well hidden. There are also several Zoom Zone scenes where you have to find 5 items hidden in the background scene while the zoom zone is open, just like in Witches Legacy and Fear For Sale. My favorite scene was also the most challenging, where you were tasked with finding items that match the Keywords during a story. I will admit that some of the logical item matches were hard to find in a black and white sketch. If you're not into HOP's, there is an alternate Puzzle where you swap and rotate triangle puzzle pieces to complete the image. The Mini Games are fairly easy, and again, forgettable and not original. The following are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Repeat the sequence by clicking on color coded arrows. 2) Use a scope to aim at the targets. 3) Use the symbol code decipher to spell the word Spectra. 4) Slide horizontal and vertical blocks to clear a path for the amber block to exit. 5) Swap items on the doorknockers to match the examples shown. 6) Mix primary colors to make the required secondary colors, you can match the symbols but they are easy colors, purple, green.... 7) Find and place missing items into the scene correctly. 8) Follow directions to make a drum. 9) Lead a character through a labyrinth avoiding obstacles. The Collector's Edition has 9 Wallpapers, 11 Concept Art pictures, 3 Screensavers, 3 Music Soundtracks, 10 Achievements to earn, 18 Bestiary collectibles, 6 collectible Feathers, 40 Light Crystals that are used to cleanse the Room of Spectra History to learn the secrets of the Spectra World, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy!
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very memorable Having read the reviews for the CE version of this game I decided to wait to try this when the SE arrived. I'm okay with another "the bad guys from another dimension are taking over Earth" game if it is fun. However, this game made me go "meh". The first time I had to find small items outlined on a sepia colored background I was pretty sure I wasn't going to enjoy this. The second time sealed the deal. I played about 30 minutes and just wasn't enjoying it. Some will love it; others will hate it. Many, like me will just think it's alright but not alright enough to buy it. Give it a try. It may be your cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars Based on the demo: I actually feel a bit sheepish admitting I kind of like this game; I'm a pretty harsh critic at times, & based on my own purported standards, this game definitely falls short in some ways (OOPS!). :D The "mini-games" are so absurdly easy that I finished the demo feeling as though there hadn't been any. The HO scenes, on the other hand, I thought were much better done; there's a fair amount of variety, & items aren't always so easy to spot (sometimes that's because they're tiny, though, so be warned). The graphics vary from being drear & almost "out of focus" in some areas, to spare yet crisp & lovely in others. The storyline is yet another iteration of the timeworn "save a world or two" theme, but I'm okay w/ that; the characters encountered thus far have been interesting, though interaction w/ them has been fairly brief. I think what's actually attracting me to this game is something in the overall flavor of it; it's mostly set in a sort of fairytale world, & thus far, it definitely has that flavor for me, of something so old & otherworldly, it's mostly been forgotten. I suppose it comes down to the fact that I want to see more of what the dev does with this world. :) Going forward, I personally think they'll have to up the level of gameplay & lavish a bit more time & attention if they want this series to be a success, but I'm intrigued enough to take this first step w/ them, & then see how we get on. As always, do the demo, & see what you yourself think...we all have our own tastes, & mine are pretty erratic at times. O.O ;) Happy gaming!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Another one to forget As soon as this game started I knew I wouldn't like it. Started out with lead character contacting her sister and finding out they opened a package meant for her and were attacked by some kind of evil orbs. Now the back and forth begins. The "fox" (doesn't look like one.) is supposed to help but not much. Some of the scenes are idiotic such as boxing the orbs in the barn and the HO's are not my cup of tea. They have some of the ones I hate with a passion and that is in the book telling a story and picking out highlighted objects. They aren't too bad if the pictures aren't too busy but when there is so much on the pages and they are almost hidden that's going overboard. Colors in this game are washed out and there is not much detail. Characters are the same and some of them should have stayed home. There is a horse that is supposed to fly and take you to the evil queen's tower but, as soon as you take off, the horse is knocked out from under you. So much for that helper. Despite what some other reviewers have said, this is a back and forth, no help for the story, game that I hate. I don't recommend this one at all if for no other reason than the poor graphics. Very hard to look at. Play the demo and then go find a good game.
Date published: 2017-07-10
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