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Title: Dark Strokes: The Legend of the Snow Kingdom [Second game]
Edition: Standard Edition [as well as the Collector’s Edition]
By: Friday’s Games [Big Fish Games]
Played with: Munchlax
Munchlax’s rating: 8/10
Rating: 8.5/10
Started: January 15th, 2015
Finished: January th, 2015
Duration: less than 4 hours
Level: Hard

January 15th, 2015 

Hey there everyone!
So, instead of writing our assignment for tomorrow, Munchlax and I decided to go ahead and cut ourselves some slack by playing this magnificent game called the Dark Strokes: The legend of the Snow Kingdom, which is loosely based on the Snow Queen’s tale. This is the second installment of the Dark Strokes series, even though I’ve never played the first one before [the first one is: Dark Strokes: Sins of the Fathers (I think I have it actually)].

Both of us found the story extremely well woven, especially that it shows the two sides as having their own ‘motives’, and that there’s a ‘gray’ area, that not all of them are evil, but not all of them are especially good either. Munchlax especially loved this twist [even though – and this was mostly because of the ending and lack of information on what happened to the King Henry, Munchlax didn’t like the story as much]. And I must add that the character development – however small – was really well done, even though the story didn’t exactly take as much time. I liked the concept of them mashing together multiple fairy tales [we noted: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Frog Princess]. Maybe the first one and the third game (which was sort of teased at the end of this game) also present the same concept (which I’m personally not complaining about because as you may or may not know from my obsession with the show Once Upon a Time, I love my fairy tales).

We also loved the presence and usefulness of animals in this game [a dog, a lynx and even a horse!], so that’s the greatest thing! We even named ours “MEWTWO” because she wasn’t presence for the first two weeks of the semester, when we were free enough to play these games, haha.

I’ll also add here that the voice acting was done extremely well and the sound effects also. However, we will point out that the Princess (Adele-who-does-not-sing) had dialogues which were as annoying as that “Hey Listen!” bug/fairy in the Zelda Games. As usual with a lot of teams who develop Hidden Object Games, the visual arts are stunning.

The puzzles were of a good variety in terms of what you need to do as well as the variety of difficulty [the difficult ones were really entertaining for both Munchlax and I]. For certain games, you’re going to need to arm yourselves with a lot of patience, so do be careful! Meanwhile, the Hidden Object Boards were really easy for most part. For some of them, you had to look hard to find some items though. Most of them were pictograms of the items that you needed found, and some others were a list of items to find [the standard Hidden Object Boards, really]. Your inventory [which comes already ‘locked’], as is the ‘fashion’ nowadays, will have interactive objects, which is very neat!!

That’s it for today,
Have a great week and month,
until the next time that I write/play and publish here!
Take great care of yourselves!
Ponyout! (゚c_゚`;)