Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree Collectors Edition

Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was chosen for its high standard of quality and amazingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers. Eipix Entertainment proudly presents the next installment of the Dark Parables series! Strange cracks are covering Dire Island, home of the Swan Kingdom, but then an unknown thief steals the magical seed that holds the key to keeping all of nature in balance! Can you catch the culprit and save the kingdom before it crumbles? Find out in this breathtaking hidden-object puzzle adventure! See what our Beta testers had to say: “Beautiful graphics and really rich animation. This is a high quality game and a welcome addition to the Dark Parables game roster.” - Dee, beta tester “I've played all the Dark Parable games, and they get better with each installment. The story line pulls you in from the very beginning, and the graphics were stunning. Can't wait for the game to come out.” - Kathrin, beta tester

You were cheating. Well I don't know as I haven't finished the game yet but I think I know which one it will be. She could see the Dire Tree on its deathbed, with huge cracks splintering the earth around it. Once taken, the Black Swan confronts the Detective, saying only members of the Guard can touch the seed. Always loved the FROG scenes that were beautifully and artfully detailed with the sections tucked into the display neatly but identifiable. After that turn of the plot, the game wasn't quite as fun for me and that's about the time the graphics stopped being quite as gorgeous. Goddess Flora reappears in this game in her adult form. 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 three different groups of fragments that will join together to make a single inventory item such as an elaborate key or emblem that will help you progress in the game. As she knew very well from her dream, the danger to her homeland was lurking on the inside. 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. These are actually FROGS, where you search the scene for several fragments that are cleverly hidden among other objects.


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At one such ceremony, while everyone was looking at the Goddess, one pair of eyes remained focused on Ross Red's weapon, known as the Shattering Sword. You know why? Luckily, the Detective saves the tailor using her horse. At least they haven't taken away the Dark Parable Collections, and those fragments are well hidden too. However, they did have a nice little homage to her during the game. She saw a Swan transforming into a tree. We even hear Ruth's voice narrating. Goddess Flora reappears in this game in her adult form. The same thing can be said of the puzzles, they entertaining to play but not frustrating to LandGrabbers. Although the magic of those older games cannot be Jewel Legends: Tree of Life, The Swan Princess has been presented with much more challenging hidden object scenes, puzzles, morphing items Parables Bubble Zoo 2, collectibles Acorns and a very lengthy gaming experience. The backgrounds on most of the scenes were beautiful and definitely wallpaper material. The puzzles were solvable. The First Tree Long before our time, the Goddess Flora planted the very first tree on an island that would later become the Swan Kingdom. It's also one of the very few series in which I will invest in the CE version, often going directly "buy" instead of playing the Demo.

The HOPs are beautiful, the music is pretty - and the gameplay sounds are back from the old games. I know after reading all that, that it sounds like I think this is a horrible game. Each time that I think the pinnacle of art and animation has been reached for this genre , a game like The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree comes along and blows that idea out of the water. The sections of the item are flat, muddied pieces that lack the detailing to which we have become accustomed. Inside is a tent with forging materials on the inside, allowing the Detective to repair a few of her broken items. Once Upon A Time The Swan guards are sworn to protect the goddess at all cost, and some of the guards have the ability to transform into beautiful swans. Either the Collector's or the Standard is highly recommended. I'm going to pretend it's just a fairytale and that maybe, just maybe, Epix will consider bringing back the non-linear Morphing Objects, I can live with the rest. Welcome back, Blue Tea. This one is a desktop keeper As she knew very well from her dream, the danger to her homeland was lurking on the inside. Except for the spider. This time the gameplay has significantly improved in this sequel. Though they saved his life, they did nothing but annoy him.

I'll try never to doubt you again:! After the last few Parable games, I was really getting worried. I rated this one a low 5 star in the hopes that it will prove Mahjong Match first impressions Leahs Tale and develop into a game worthy of the Dark Parable title. Tred fixing a pathfinding device, the Detective and the tailor travel to the Dire Tree, where Elise meets them and explains the situation. You were cheating. Colorfully exquisite, the HOG games are not too easy but not impossible either. Parabless: then departs to repair cracks. The same thing can be said of the puzzles, they entertaining to play but not frustrating to complete. Horrid dreams disturbed her sleep all night, showing her many things and yet none at all. Also included in the tenth game was a wallpaper depicting a swan and a moonlit lake. And thus, she prepared herself for another trek to the Swiss Alps.


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This one is a desktop keeper They never came to realize they'd conversed with a Princess, or that they'd parted with the Jewel of Repose. I'm headed back to play further into this one with fingers crossed hoping that brilliance breaks thru the clouds. I didn't even notice that Blue Tea was back on the credits until I logged in a second time. Date published: Rated 3 out of 5 by AshaWo from it was ok i was a little disappointed in this one.. Also included in the tenth game was a wallpaper depicting a swan and a moonlit lake. In many ways the graphics are comical and lackluster by comparison. Having said that, this game is absolutely beautiful and if you are a fan of Fantasy games this one is for you! The epilogue tells us that the Fairytale Detective is invited to the royal wedding in the Swiss Alps. I'm certainly not bashing the devs, to the contrary, Swan Princess is a really good game, I just think the devs don't think we little guys will notice or care what's missing. The graphics are beautiful as usual, it even seems to be less glittery that the last couple of DP games, which is good thing. Welcome back, Blue Tea. Either the Collector's or the Standard is highly recommended. Little did Ross Red know of Swan Princess' plans to destroy the Goddess, for which she needed his weapon.

I was shocked at the reviews of this game. The key to the Archive is buried with a Swan Princess, however. Flora soon realized that the tree could not defend itself against the dangers of the world, so she created the Swan Guard to protect the Dire Tree with their lives. It glows and the hand is withdrawn. Date published: She was known for doing things her own way, and getting away with it. The HOPs are beautiful, the music is pretty - and the gameplay sounds are back from the old games. I hate to say it but I struggled through the first FROG scene because most of the fragments needed were so muted that they disappeared within the scene, which is where the artistic difference is most apparent. I'll keep it short. Colorfully exquisite, the HOG games are not too easy but not impossible either. 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's no reason I should have to pull out my microscope to play this game when I bought a 17" laptop. The Collector's Edition has 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. Without the seed, the restoration ceremony cannot take place, and therefore, the life force of Dire Island, and the world will begin to die.

9 thoughts on “Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree Collectors Edition

  1. I don't think that at all, I enjoyed playing this game, I just don't think it holds a candle to the original Dark Parable games. The graphics are beautiful as usual, it even seems to be less glittery that the last couple of DP games, which is good thing. It's really about the love of Blue Tea Games Developers who presented gamers with their exquisite works of art big, bold and beautiful. Flora is given her crown, but Odile was gravely injured in the final fight.

  2. The same thing can be said of the puzzles, they entertaining to play but not frustrating to complete. The sections of the item are flat, muddied pieces that lack the detailing to which we have become accustomed. These Morphs were challenging to say the least and often times you had to travel to a scene several times, and then had to be patient to spot the Morphs because they morphed slowly. And their stories were quirky and odd. My only quibble is with the voices - but then hardly any of the games have good voices

  3. But, after this one, I'm going to have to rethink my strategy. The Hidden Object Scenes are all the same, but that's a good thing! Each time that I think the pinnacle of art and animation has been reached for this genre , a game like The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree comes along and blows that idea out of the water.

  4. Try it out with the free trial before you pass on this beauty I didn't like it when there was a major twist in the plot, which I won't give away so there's no spoiler. Thank You Eipix and BF 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.

  5. IMHO, I believe the game deserves low five-star rating even with the change in graphics style. What is even worse and beyond imagination is that the suspected thief is a high-ranking member of the prestigious Swan Guard whose members are all pledged to protecting the Goddess. Once taken, the Black Swan confronts the Detective, saying only members of the Guard can touch the seed.

  6. This one is a desktop keeper Souvenirs - they are as always at the end of the Bonus Chapter. My favorite puzzles were the ones where you had to connect boxes with various numbers of dots in them. What is even worse and beyond imagination is that the suspected thief is a high-ranking member of the prestigious Swan Guard whose members are all pledged to protecting the Goddess. I own all of the previous games in this series and have replayed them all several times.

  7. This game lacks the complete beauty of the former DP, and the odd little stories - but you can't have everything. The graphics are beautiful as usual, it even seems to be less glittery that the last couple of DP games, which is good thing. The graphics are beautiful as usual, it even seems to be less glittery that the last couple of DP games, which is good thing. What is even worse and beyond imagination is that the suspected thief is a high-ranking member of the prestigious Swan Guard whose members are all pledged to protecting the Goddess. They never came to realize they'd conversed with a Princess, or that they'd parted with the Jewel of Repose.

  8. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this game, especially the artwork, which I LOVED, and would make me want to play again. I'm going to pretend it's just a fairytale and that maybe, just maybe, Epix will consider bringing back the non-linear Morphing Objects, I can live with the rest. Souvenirs - they are as always at the end of the Bonus Chapter. 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. The sections of the item are flat, muddied pieces that lack the detailing to which we have become accustomed.

  9. It has already been mentioned that the graphics of this one is lacking the beauty and details of the earlier ones. Odile drank the potion, and that night she dreamt of a disaster that threatened the Swan Kingdom. 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. If ones look at the Wallpapers there is one of a man in a green cloak.

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