Dark Parables: Queen of Sands Collector's Edition
Townspeople are disappearing in the provincial city of Montafleur as its streets are overrun by nightmarish creatures that vanish into a purple mist. The Red Riding Hood Sisters were called in to investigate, but they've got their hands full chasing a ferocious beast last seen along the outskirts of town. Explore the lush French countryside as you team up with Ruth and Brianne to uncover the dark secrets behind Montafleur's world-famous perfumes. Unmask the true villain, before their nightmares spread to the entire world!
May 22, 2015
Eipix Entertainment/Blue Tea Games
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Souvenir Room & Bonus Video
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
This goes the same with the graphics. We really do appreciate the effort that the team at Eipix has put into crafting the graphics to represent the original Dark Parables’ style. Although the artwork looks totally awesome and beautiful, and contains hints of Dark Parables here and there – the charm is somehow gone. The soundtracks are melodic and fit the game very well; however, we wish that the developer had included the original ‘clicking’ sound effects that we all loved.
Gameplay wise, Dark Parables: Queen of Sand is very well-crafted. The adventure part is not particularly challenging; all you really have to do is walking around, picking up random emblems and unlocking doors – just like in the previous Dark Parables games! The hidden object scenes are all fragmented-objects as we have already expected, and the puzzles are fairly decent.
The Collector’s Edition featured a bunch of extras, all listed below in the checklist. As for the bonus chapter, it introduces a new story and it took us roughly an hour to complete. That, combined with the 4-hour of main game, brings the total length to 5 hours on the easiest difficulty setting.
In this series:
- Dark Parables: Curse of the Briar Rose
- Dark Parables: The Exiled Prince
- Dark Parables: Rise of the Snow Queen
- Dark Parables: The Red Riding Hood Sisters
- Dark Parables: The Final Cinderella
- Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom
- Dark Parables: Ballad of Rapunzel
- Dark Parables: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide
- Dark Parables: Queen of Sands
- Dark Parables: Goldilocks and the Fallen Star
- Dark Parables: The Swan Princess and The Dire Tree
- Dark Parables: The Thief and the Tinderbox
- Dark Parables: Requiem for the Forgotten Shadow