Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness Collector's Edition
August 24, 2018
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Healer's Kit and Diagnostic Lens
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Laboratory
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
A petrified dragon has been found and Patricia, the Empress of the Tar-Liss empire, wanted it displayed at her palace immediately. Unbeknownst to her, this dragon has a long and complicated relationship with the realm of humans and is now back for his revenge! As an honored healer, can you find a way to tame this vengeful dragon and save the Tar-Liss kingdom?
We were never the biggest fans of the Enchanted Kingdom series as we usually did not enjoy the cliché premises the games in this series almost always have to offer. With the release of The Fiend of Darkness, we still stand firm with our opinion. In this new sequel, the plot centers around a vengeful dragon and a backstory that dates back centuries. This is certainly not anything that have not been touched upon before by the HOPA genre, and it would have helped if Domini had added some creative twists. As it is, every beat and every turn of Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness feel familiar.
There is not much to appreciate when it comes to the gameplay either. While the overall mechanics of the gameplay are well-constructed, Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness does not give the impression that the developers have put much thought into creating it. The hidden object scenes mundane, the puzzles are middle-of-the-road, and the adventure gameplay could be completed even if the player is half-asleep.
Despite a few neat ideas regarding the scene design and some great visual effects, Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness fails to excite us with its visuals. The over-saturation of blue and purple limits the diversity of the scenes and of course, is far from attractive. However, we were surprised by the quality of the audio. Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness features various non-distracting, magical soundtracks. Besides, the voice-overs are incredible and wonderfully portray each character.
To us, four hours of Enchanted Kingdom: The Fiend of Darkness were more than enough – we even dreaded completing the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition does not feature anything out of the norm; a strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable mini-games, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a laboratory.