Dark Parables: The Match Girl's Lost Paradise Collector's Edition
November 2, 2018
Blue Tea Games
Three Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
In Dark Parables: The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise, the renewed detective is now off to a small island off the cost of Denmark to investigate a series off unexplainable fires. Are these incidents the work of the infamous Match Girl or are there secrets to be discovered? Blue Tea Games teamed up with Eipix Entertainment once again for the fifteenth installment of the fan-favorite Dark Parables series!
It seems like Dark Parables will not be running out of fairy tales to adapt anytime soon. Dark Parables: The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise gives a refreshing and surprisingly dark take on Hans Christian Andersen’s short story. The story starts out at a relatively slow pace, but once you get into the groove and the fascinating backstory begins to unravel, it is impressive intriguing. The Little Match Girl, as portrayed in this game, is also a richly-developed character and it is easy for you get emotionally involved in the storyline.
To no one’s surprise, Dark Parables: The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise sticks with the franchise’s signature visual palette. Each scene is a stunning combination of intricate artwork and bright colors. I feel like the colors used in this sequel are the brightest and most saturated I have see from the franchise yet, if that is even possible – but that could be a potentially turn-off for some players. On the audio side, the game utilizes some wonderful soundtracks and the series’ iconic sound effects. The voice-overs are also expertly narrated and integrated into the game to great effects.
Gameplay wise, Dark Parables: The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise does not venture much outside the box. The adventure gameplay still involves a parade of weirdly-shaped ornaments and emblems, to the point that the mainly challenge of the game arises from the fact that I often forget which emblem belongs where. The hidden object scenes, or in this case the fragmented object scenes, are gorgeous and fun. On another note, the puzzles are quite difficult, but mostly due to their tedious nature and not their complexity or creativity.
Dark Parables fans rejoice! The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise is a satisfyingly long game! The main game took me almost five hours to complete and the bonus prequel took me a full hour. The Collector’s Edition comes with all the perks we need; a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, repayable hidden object scenes, replayable mini-games, achievements, collectibles, and morphing objects.
Dark Parables: The Match Girl’s Lost Paradise stays true to its brand and provides an enjoyable and eye-catching experience.
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
- Dark Parables: Return of the Salt Princess
- Dark Parables: The Match Girl's Lost Paradise
- Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess