what I like is a good balance between slightly more challenging gameplay elements and easier ones. The graphics are beautiful and, yes, icy but perfect for a cold and rainy day here in my town. Not only are there a lot of puzzles but some are different and some are challenging. I am playing these games to relax and for their entertainment value so I don't want to be stressed to much with puzzles I can't solve.
There is usually a puzzle, sometimes two, to solve. The Mini Games are in abundance. As always, I review mostly on the game play and leave the story to others to review. If you are new to HOPA games and not sure about puzzles, then there is a skip button available. The heart-pounding music and the creepy ambient sounds also help increase the suspense of the game.
The remaining extras are always found in CEs such as a bonus game, strategy guide, etc. Each game in this series has a little different story line and they have all been interesting. Those looking for an intense challenge won't get it from the game either. The remaining extras are the standard fluff but for new gamers the in-game strategy guide is always a benefit.
Read on to find out in my Dark Parables: Return of the Salt Princess review how I felt playing the game and what's my opinion on it. They were creative. Mini Games: A nice variety here too. The one challenging one to me was driving the airship. Dark Parables: Return of the Salt Princess has a terrific gameplay and an excellent storyline.
I really got into the story when the demo ended. Most of the HOP's offer a small interactive puzzle to solve. It is certainly on my buy list. Game development team did a brilliant job getting the player to feel involved with the story and connected to the protagonist.
This Collector's Edition has 10 Wallpapers, 10 Concept Art pictures, 9 Avatars, 6 Screensavers, 16 replayable Mini Games, 4 Music Soundtracks, 22 replayable Hidden Object Scenes, a built in Strategy Guide, a Bonus Chapter. Dark Parables: Return of the Salt Princess has a great story, cute hidden object scenes, fun puzzles! I'm really liking what I'm seeing from this new game. Yes, the game will be a buy for me.
Dark Parables: Return of the Salt Princess is a must-have game for me. Not only is the game full of things to do, it is also beautiful and just what I have been looking for after all the dreary, colorless games that wrapped up in the past 3 months.
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