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Domini Games brings you a new spell-binding adventure in the Dark Romance series!

Your father’s been murdered by the evil fairy queen! You want more than just vengeance when you find that you need her wings to revive him. With magical creatures trying to stop you at every turn, entering the Hallowed Kingdom won’t be an easy task. Nothing’s quite as it seems as you set out to save your loved ones and protect your kingdom. Can you stop evil from taking over your realm, or will you fall prey to the dark magic set to destroy you? Find out in this exhilarating Hidden-Object Puzzle adventure!

  • Queen Henrietta's evil sister has sworn to freeze the kingdoms and the Ethereal Gardens into eternal winter, unless you can turn her magic against her!
  • Play - and re-play! - more challenging puzzles and mini-games - you'll earn more Achievements, complete your Bestiary and your Boudoir, and assemble your own Ethereal Garden!
  • Download original soundtracks, unique original artwork, and other collectible content!
  • You'll have a navigator at your side when you use the helpful Strategy Guide!

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1305 MB

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Dark Romance: The Ethereal Gardens Collector's Edition is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Adventure Game This is an awesome game! I really recommend it. Give us more adventure games like this one. We need more adventure games. Congratulations Fishy!!!!
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story line I like the story line like a fairy tale. Mini games are fun but the ones with the arrows was difficult to understand what to do. The demo is short and if you work on all games it will take you to the end quickly.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from who loves the fairies, I do in this garden I find this game entertaining enjoyable...love the graphics and the storyline the puzzles are good not too hard and the hos good, what more do you want for a early < Aussie spring > get the lollies the drinks and settle in.
Date published: 2019-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A DUTIFUL SON OBEYS HIS MOTHER – BUT SHOULD HE? Dark Romance the Ethereal Gardens is the 11th game in the series, evidence of BFG’s ongoing love affair with never-ending serial, cookie-cutter games. I guess if something worked once you simply kept on doing it again and again and again. The thing with series is that the individual games within said series all have the same premise and basic storyline. In the Dark Romance series, the theme is boy meets girl, falls in love, but either their families or an evil entity strives to keep them apart, but love eventually conquers all. That being said The Ethereal Gardens is a game that I very much enjoyed and think is the best of the last several games in the series. This developer, who I think creates some of the longest and best CE games, is one who listens to the gamers and what we want. They have a Custom setting that allows the gamer to set their favorite way to play a game, plus they allow us to select our preferred range for hint and skip times beginning at “ZERO” seconds. The HOPS are excellent and I enjoyed all of them but my favorites include the traditional list finds and the ones where we must find a specific pattern that will be found somewhere in one of the paintings on the wall. Most of the scenes were very creative beginning with the first HOP in the game. Surprisingly, I even enjoyed the storybook scenes in this game even though they are usually my least favorite. The PUZZLES are good but some were very difficult for me since the directions were not much help. I had to skip one early in the game, but fortunately that puzzle is included in the Extras section and I will be able to spend time figuring it out later. For me the game is a long one and I have not yet played the Bonus Game. For the most part, I have found the game enjoyable but it did seem to lag in some parts. Overall, the game is excellent and one that I think other gamers will find entertaining. I happen to enjoy most games from this development team that gives us a lot for the money. Each game is packed full of extras, which is something we no longer find with most CEs from other developers. Even though I think this is an excellent game, please try the demo to see if The Ethereal Gardens is a game that you will enjoy. Happy gaming.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Hit and Score Layout, play and story are superb. Enjoyed every moment of this format.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Find My Sister I love the graphiics. OK story. Liked that it was a lengthy game. so was the bonus. So worth the buy.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story Did you notice they changed the opening of Domini to a softer color origami dog? I like the bold red, black and white opening they had before. I hope you all can play this without reading and having the story spoiled for you. It has a wow and really story. 6 chapters + bonus chapter. Map has Journal and Achievements. You switch places in the game. Both sides that switch thinks the other is wicked. So a little different. You heard Maleficent but I think it's also has a GOT feel. But that is all loosely interpreted. This is not a carbon of either. The extras has- Celeste's Jewelry which is the collection of the 15 morphing jewelry, they have witty info. Garden which you buy flowering plants from the 70 points from collecting amulets. I thought I had extra points after buying everything for my garden but I was wrong. There are orbs. When you purchase everything you will have a animal come into your garden. Bestiary which is the collection of 15 cards you collect. The Bestiary has been seen before and this one has no info so it's just fun to find but that's it. You can replay 17 hops, 17 mini-games, 44 movies and 5 music. They have 10 wallpapers and 19 concept arts. The bonus chapter has a coronation and you play the older sister which I always thought the oldest gets the crown, so go figure. The icy woman is only in the bonus chapter. I liked the bold coloring they had before. The wash of teal just isn't preferred by me. I think of mold. I thought the opening of the stabbed man speaking was stale. Shouldn't you hear pain and suffering? But no game is perfect.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Game , Too Short I have played all the Romance games and I have to say that this one was really short for me. I don't know if it was that I could not stop playing but it is very rare for me to finish a game in one day. I guess that is both good and bad. The visual art was fantastic. The story line was clear. It seemed a little shallow though. Overall, I am glad I bought it. I would not pay full price for it as a Collector's Edition. It was good, just not that good.
Date published: 2019-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SPREAD YOUR WINGS AS YOU FLY INTO THE FACE OF FAMILY DRAMA REVIEW BASED UPON THE ENTIRE GAME 6 Chapters Plus a Bonus Chapter – Strategy Guide: 43 pages (My time: 6 ½ hours – long game) OPINION: As Prince Liam, venture to the Hallowed Kingdom to combat Queen Celeste at the bequest of your mother, Queen Henrietta. As you journey through this kingdom, uncover family secrets and treachery. To me, this is a mediocre game, not of the same quality as the previous ones in the series. I did not care for the story behind the game. The story is rather bizarre. I found it difficult keeping up with all the family ties and drama, especially in the bonus chapter. The graphics are all decked out in bright purple and neon green, this developer’s signature colors. Purple cats, dragons and other forest creatures abound. Usually this developer’s games are fast paced; however, I found this game snail-paced in some parts. Although this game is better than many developers’ best games, to me it is not in the same league as past games from this developer. The game seems a watered-down version of previous games from this developer. Nevertheless, this developer provides more game for the money than those from other developers. There are three (3) collectibles – bestiary pages, morphing jewelry, and amulets. There are three (3) indicator lights on the inventory bar to indicate when a collectible is within the scene. The amulets can be used to purchase items for a garden at the end of the game. I found most easy to locate. Play both Prince Liam and Queen Celeste in a tag team effort to battle the true evildoer. HOP SCENES: There are seventeen (17) HOP scenes and all can be replayed at the end of the game. They vary in design; however, to me, they are not as creatively designed as those from previous games. There is a variety of different styles of HOP scenes, including the usual lists of items and silhouette. There are storybook scenes, matching scenes, a replacement scene and a spot the difference scene. There is an optional Match-3 game which can be played in lieu of the puzzles. MINI-GAMES: There are twenty-nine (29) mini-games. Most can be played in either an “easy” or “hard” mode. Most developers do not offer this option, which I wish was available in more games. They are outstanding and creatively designed. To me, they are the best part of the game. However, I played two (2) mini-games which lacked clarity in the directions on how to solve them. I skipped these puzzles not understanding exactly what I was supposed to do to solve the puzzle. MECHANICS: • Four (4) levels of play including a customized version. • Thirty-nine (39) achievements. • Collect fifteen (15) pieces of morphing jewelry • Collect fifteen (15) Bestiary pages • Collect seventy (70) amulets • Ten (10) wallpapers along with concept art, music and video sequences • Replay seventeen (17) HOP scenes and seventeen (17) mini-games • Tag team approach. Play both Prince Liam and Queen Celeste BONUS CHAPTER: It is a sequel. Prince Liam is now the proud father of two (2) daughters. Upon the coronation of the youngest, Bethany, the evil sister of Queen Henrietta, Augustina, provides an icy reception, turning the kingdom into a frozen tundra of eternal slumber. Play Bethany’s older sister as you battle this evildoer and attempt to restore the kingdom. It is a long chapter – almost a third the size of the main game. There are ten (10) mini-games and five (5) HOP scenes. Continue collecting all the collectibles. I feel this chapter is better in some ways than the main chapter. SPOILERS: HERE ARE SOME OF THE PUZZLES AFTER THE DEMO: (E= Easy - H-=Hard) A. Mathematical puzzle. Using a 3-liter and 5-liter bottle, meaure liquid from an 8-liter bottle between these two bottles to get an exact measurement of 4 liters of liquid. B. Maze puzzle. Using a map, go through a maze choosing the right directions to turn. The map will track your route. C. Sequence puzzle. On a piano, repeat the sequence of keys given. D. E/H Paint by number. In this case paint roses according to a given guide. E. E/H Beat the computer. Fill up a grid with more of your tokens than those of the evildoer. Landing next to the token of your enemy, changes it to your token and vice versa. You can jump over tokens as well. BONUS CHAPTER: F. E/H Matching puzzle. Match up keys with their appropriate locks. Symbols on both must match. G. E/H Sequence puzzle. Remove seaweed to allow a fishhook to move across the grid from right to left. If the hook hits seaweed, the puzzle restarts. H. Mathematical puzzle. On a grid, use arrows to move rows of stars so that each column has the number of stars as indicated at the bottom of the screen. I. Connection puzzle. Rotate tubes so that all spheres connected to the tubes are connected to a central one.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing I have always liked the Dark Romance series, but this game, not so much. I didn't like the story line. The voices were terrible. And where was the romance? Did I somehow miss it? And to me, it was a short game. Even with the bonus chapter, I thought, I'm done already? I know some people complain about the colours used by this developer, but I happen to like them. In fact, I just take my time and try to look at everything. There is something magical about every scene. I liked the creatures, and particularly the tree. And I always appreciate the indicator that lets you know if there are collectibles to find. I just hope the next installment is longer, and has a better story line, with decent voices. Even though I wasn't thrilled with this game, I am willing to stick with this series and give the next game another shot. There are bound to be some stinkers among the gems!
Date published: 2019-09-19
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