DARK PARABLES – RISE OF THE SNOW QUEEN Collector’s Edition

by BLUE TEA GAMES; BIGFISH GAMES

Jud’s Game Rating:

Graphics ***** Player participation (PP) ***** Satisfaction Factor (SF) *****

Frustration Factor (FF) *   Fair Play (FP) ****  Tedium Factor Nil

EXCELLENT!

Boy do I love this game!  the Main Menu and Options are good – Difficulty Levels of Casual, Normal, and Hard; and with a Bonus Game of HANSEL AND GRETEL to unlock and play upon completion of the SNOW QUEEN.

The Graphics are great, colourful, realistic despite the full-on fantasy settings in and around a castle in the snow.  They make you want to be involved, to go through the gates and huge doors, into crypts, locked rooms, down dark stairways to find and free the kidnapped children.  The music is also really excellent, not intrusive but adding to the atmosphere as good background music does for movies.

The story is a modified version of the Grimm’s tale, which is well integrated into the game play.  The items you have to find are given to you in picture form of pieces of medallions, wands, spears etc that are assembled for you and put into your Inventory upon collection of all of the pieces.  You also have to collect Story discs to unlock Grimm Narratives; Planet Globes, Goblets, and Jewel Disks – to unlock portals, doors, or provide further Inventory Items.

Excellent, delightful, surprising!   I bought it as soon as possible.  It kept me playing, begrudging interruptions like phone calls, meals etc, and I wasn’t disappointed at all!  I highly recommend this game.

(C) Copyright Jud House 14/12/2011; 21/12/2011

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