Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree

Elephant Games presents the newest addition to the Mystery Trackers series! Your hard work has definitely earned you a vacation. What starts as a normal train ride quickly takes a dark turn as mysterious hooded creatures start terrorizing passengers! Can you uncover what they’re after and stop them before it’s too late? Find out in this rousing hidden-object puzzle adventure!

Defying my concerns, this 11th Dark Parables game remained along the same line as the previous installments in terms of quality, if not, even better. I highly recommend this game even at full price. Only you can help Queen Valla discover the answers. Either the Collector's or the Standard is highly recommended. But, alas! The Hidden Object Scenes are all the same, but that's a good thing! Follow the clues as they take you to an underwater kingdom! Having said that, this game is absolutely beautiful and if you are a fan of Fantasy games this one is for you! Both versions of the games included pieces of different parables to be located that added an extra element of enjoyment. When I saw this one available, I jumped right in and purchased it without a second thought. Overall, I think the developer needs to go back and play the earlier installments in the series enough times to become inspired to go back to the drawing board and restore reputation of the Dark Parable series. Dark Parables were non-linear games, Morphing Objects didn't Morph until they were eventually triggered by by an action you did in an entirely different scene. There are even trading cards. Thumbs up!! But my favorite feature was the Morphing Objects which to be honest with you I didn't know they even existed until I was a couple of chapters in on Curse of Briar Rose, the first DP game I played.

There are 39 Hidden Acorn Signs and they are blended into the scenery very nicely, even better, the cursor doesn't change to a hand to alert you by simply scanning over the scene. No hand holding in this game, and at times the clues are a bit obsure, if not missed because the dialogue disappears way too fast. An old friend will surface and his deepest desires will determine the fate of the Mountain Kingdom. These puzzles are found on the rune pedestrals. Embark on an investigation to rescue the townspeople. Everything is very logical in the story progression and what one would normally do if presented with the same type of situation in real life. Although the magic of those older games cannot be recaptured, The Swan Princess has been presented with much more challenging hidden object scenes, puzzles, morphing items Parables , collectibles Acorns and a very lengthy gaming experience. Nothing is contrived, all four of those elements appear where they should. I'll keep it short. Yes, they do cross over into "cartoonish" at times. They're not bad, they're just not up to the standard that was set with the first one. So try it out and enjoy.. Follow the clues as they take you to an underwater kingdom! Colorfully exquisite, the HOG games are not too easy but not impossible either. Color changes are generally due to "poor light" or "shadows" in the game scene.

I am so glad Blue Tea is back in the game. I'm headed back to play further into this one with fingers crossed hoping that brilliance breaks thru the clouds. Follow the clues as they take you to an underwater kingdom! The Hidden Object Scenes are all the same, but that's a good thing! In the Collector's Edition they included a pretty heavy bonus content; something that has never been done by Blue Tea before. When all three sections have assemblied, those three pieces will assembly into the completed object and go into inventory. I rated this one a low 5 star in the hopes that it will prove my first impressions wrong and develop into a game worthy of the Dark Parable title. Chapter 2. The other extra hidden find, the collectibles, are tiny acorns with wings on both sides. Can this artifact save the kingdom… or will lead them down an even darker path? Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by crusades from welcome back Blue Tea Games Yes, welcome back!! That's it as I am off to play again. Well I don't know as I haven't finished the game yet but I think I know which one it will be.

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It is a bit Dure difficult then the usual fare and certainly The Island: Castaway cookie cutter or predictable. The HOPs are beautiful, the music is pretty - and the gameplay sounds are back from the old games. Since Dark Parables is such an iconic Fort Defense, I was a Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree worried at first that Eipix would not be able to do the game justice. Pastel color pallette. All achievements can be earned in a single playthrough, and if any are missed except the parables during gameplay including the collectibles they can be picked up through the Extras menu. The objects didn't jump out and wave a flag at you, but they also didn't require a magnifying glass to locate. I own all of the previous games in this series and have replayed them all several times. The collectibles are not the morphing type, they are tiny leaves and acorns that blend into the background so much that I did have to dig that magnifying glass out. The sections of the item are flat, muddied pieces that lack the detailing to Sdan we have become accustomed. You play the role of Guardian Fairytale Detective in a quest for Ancient Tablets located in the underground Swan archives before her Wickedness beats you to it. At least they haven't taken away the Dark Parable Collections, and those fragments are well hidden too. There is no achievement for playing Prlncess Hard mode. Well I think I covered everything, and thanks for putting up with all the history about Dark Parables but I have been playing this series sincemore then once.

Seems simple when hearing it explained, looks daunting when seen, and logic is the name of this game. The Game: 8 chapters plus 2 bonus chapters. Their original DP games were exquisite from beginning to end. The hidden object scenes are breathtakingly beautiful and not overly difficult to complete. I didn't even notice that Blue Tea was back on the credits until I logged in a second time. Better then EVER!! Thank You Eipix and BF This twisted tale is about the magical kingdom of Dire Island where the Magic Seed that allows the goddess Flora to regenerate the Dire tree of life, has been stolen. My only quibble is with the voices - but then hardly any of the games have good voices The sections of the item are flat, muddied pieces that lack the detailing to which we have become accustomed. After a lifetime of puzzles, I have never played this type of puzzle before. It's really about the love of Blue Tea Games Developers who presented gamers with their exquisite works of art big, bold and beautiful. These puzzles are found on the rune pedestrals. These are actually FROGS, where you search the scene for several fragments that are cleverly hidden among other objects.

After a lifetime of puzzles, I have Tge played this type of puzzle before. Though stand alone, for anyone who has been following this series there are omages to the previous games Rapunzel 7 and Goldilocks 10 come to mind immediately and adds even more history to the Prince James Frog Prince 2 saga. You know why? I know after reading all that, that it sounds like I think this is a horrible game. Personally I recommend Casual for all the little sparklies that are hard to see anyway and the hints on the fast travel map. The objects didn't jump out and wave a flag at you, but they also didn't require a magnifying Princdss to locate. But I did notice immediately that some of the old magic was back. The story line may not be completely new to Drie of us but it doesn't take away from the great graphics, puzzles and HOG scenes of this game. It Fables of the Kingdom II Collectors Edition a bit more difficult then the usual fare and certainly not cookie cutter or predictable. I am so glad Blue Tea is back in the game. And their stories Th quirky and odd. In the past, I have rarely regretted that choice with one of the Dark Parable games.


5 thoughts on “Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree

  1. I'm headed back to play further into this one with fingers crossed hoping that brilliance breaks thru the clouds. But, after this one, I'm going to have to rethink my strategy. And who is the mysterious, shadowy figure always by her side?

  2. I am a fan of Fantasy games but my 5 stars are being given for the overall quality of this adventure and the obvious hard work put into it. Better then EVER!! I rated this one a low 5 star in the hopes that it will prove my first impressions wrong and develop into a game worthy of the Dark Parable title. Fast travel map with things to do highlighted with a star. Gameplay: A smooth blend between point and click, problem solving, HOPs, and puzzles.

  3. In this quest, you will meet Jack — an infamous treasure hunter who shares a secret past with the Kingdom — and discover the tragic history behind the chaos. Unmask the true villain, before their nightmares spread to the entire world. It was like looking for jigsaw puzzle pieces on the jigsaw puzzle itself. Follow the clues as they take you to an underwater kingdom! It has already been mentioned that the graphics of this one is lacking the beauty and details of the earlier ones.

  4. It takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland! Many centuries ago, a princess kissed a frog and transformed him into a handsome prince. Thank You Eipix and BF It is clear from what we saw that Eipix put in a tremendous amount of effort in the attempt to recreate the same artwork style, in which the team did surprisingly well to some extent.

  5. Well I don't know as I haven't finished the game yet but I think I know which one it will be. Either the Collector's or the Standard is highly recommended. You know why?

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