Reviews and Problems with Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose
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User review by Meli-2009
29 March 2012
Summary: What a boring game. So stupid how you have to act: look for parts of objects in dark places. Wow! Great! What a "pleasure"!!! What have the developers been thinking, that we are fond of hitting our head all the times? Voluntarily i would not enjoy this - as i do not enjoy, not at all enjoy! - to be betrayed all the times. How difficult is it, to make objects invisible, when they are buried under grey to dark other objects... haha... great job, developers, really!
Summary: I love this game, sometimes the best way to find the items is to look away from the screen for a second, then look again. the cursed objects are fun to find and can really help refilling the hint box.
Summary: This game was fun to play, well made and with a good story. You are a detective and instructed to wake up the Sleeping Beauty. This for me is a good, funny start of a fairy tale in new clothes. And the game didn't disappoint me: a rather straight forward story line, very, very attractive graphics, the games were a bit on the easy side perhaps, but it didn't bother me.
Summary: The HO scenes in this game are the kind where you find PARTS of a single object - so if you don't like that type of HOG, this might not be for you. However, I would still advise giving it a try. The adventure aspect of this game is pretty well-done. There's even a portal you open up partway through the game to decrease the amount of backtracking through screens that you'll have to do.
Summary: A very good game, fun and enjoyable but it wasn't perfect. Beautiful graphics, great music soundtrack, good ambient sound, special effects and animation. The story was quite simple and straight forward and all were revealed at the beginning, so not much of a story development. Obviously this was kind of the 'alternate' version of Sleeping Beauty.
Summary: Another shining review, hey? *sigh* ;-) ... this game deserves another because it has surpassed so many other games in this genre (HOG/Adventure) that I have played and there are so many average ones out there. In my opinion this is the more surperior of the 2 'dark parables' games. The 'exiled prince' is the later one, however I found it had too much emphasis on 'collections' which made the game a little tedious and unrewarding.
Summary: This was my favorite hidden game (until The Mystery of Mortlake Mansion), I liked it so much I actually bought it! This game has wonderful graphics. The pictures are clear and beautiful. I'll admit, it took me a while to get the hang of searching for broken up objects, but once I did, I liked the challenge. Some of the mini-games are hard, but you can skip them if they get too frustrating.
Summary: My first encounter with Dark Parables was with The Exiled Prince, which I found to be too long and unfocused. Despite that, I still decided to pick up the first in the series, Curse of Briar Rose, which I found to be much more entertaining and a more practical length for the subject. In a sense, this is what Exiled Prince should have been, more of a focus on quality than on trying to make the longest game possible by making you amble about building a dozen collections of...
Summary: I didn't really get this game. The story line was about vines taking over the town?? What?? How was I to stop that again? There was some beautiful artwork.. I'll give it that...the stained glass in the church for example... but I didn't enjoy searching repeatedly for bits of rock and the game didn't really have any puzzles. When you found an object it would tell you exactly what it was for.. the godmother's wand.. etc.