Fairy Godmother Stories: Little Red Riding Hood Collector's Edition
October 2, 2020
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Videos
Concept Art & Soundtracks
Replayable HOs and Puzzles
Achievements & Collectibles
Morphing Objects & Garden
Here comes Domini Games with another twisted fairy tale. In Talesville, Little Red Riding Hood has been kidnapped, supposedly by the Big Bad Wolf. As the Fairy Godmother detective, it is your job not to leave any stones unturned. Is this just a simple ransom case or is there something more underneath the cover?
Following Cinderella and Dark Deal, the Fairy Godmother Stories series is back with a brand-new sequel. While the previous two games in the series were definitely not groundbreaking, they were at least solid and enjoyable, driven by interesting storylines. Unfortunately, Fairy Godmother Stories: Little Red Riding Hood cannot hold a candle to those two. The storyline in this feels derivative and regardless of it being based on a classic tale, it doesn’t possess the charm of its source material.
Unlike games in the Dark Parables series, Fairy Godmother Stories: Little Red Riding Hood doesn’t cleverly utilize the characters and the settings of the fairy tale that inspired it. The characters in this game are one-dimensional and the settings make this feels like just another run-of-the-mill fantasy hidden object game. The gameplay is not very creative either. The tasks are dull, the storytelling style is predictable, and the puzzles are mundane. The highly-interactive hidden object scenes might be the saving grace of this game, but they alone cannot save this game from being a tedious adventure.
Domini Games is definitely capable of delivering astounding sights and sounds, evident in their recent games such as Dark Romance: Vampire Origins and Labyrinths of the World: Hearts of the Planet. Although the visuals in Little Red Riding Hood is not bad by any means, they lack imagination that is essential in making a scene “pop”. I also found the voice-overs the be quite static and weirdly expressionless, which is not a great sign considering how overlong the game already feels.
As usual, Fairy Godmother Stories: Little Red Riding Hood is offered as a Collector’s Edition, which comes with all the expected extras. This includes a bonus chapter, a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable puzzles, achievements, collectibles, morphing objects, and a garden.