This game also featured cursed objects, which are items that change appearance. Finding them charged your hint meter faster, which was kind of cool. I also enjoyed the game’s artwork and the musical score was enjoyable to listen to while I played.
Overall Impression of the Game
Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose was a nice, simple game to play. I found the story to be an interesting take on a classic fairy tale. I liked the way the hidden object puzzles were integrated into the game. An unexpected bonus was a hidden room that became accessible when you played the game in Hard Mode.
However, I didn’t find the game to be challenging at all. I consider myself to be at an expert level when it comes to HOGs, but even people who don’t have as much experience with this type of game should not have any trouble getting through it.
There wasn’t a lot of interactivity either. The castle was abandoned. Outside of a run in with the ghost of Sleeping Beauty early in the game and at the end, you are pretty much on your own. Overall, it only took me a few hours to get through the game, and by the end I was a little bored.
If you are looking for an easy game to play, then Dark Parables: Curse of Briar Rose is nice way to spend a few hours procrastinating. However, if you want something significantly more challenging, then I would suggest the newest Mystery Case Files Game – Escape from Ravenhearst.